The Remnant Will Never Forget
The Remnant devotes this section of our exclusively to testimonies by those who lived through the revolution of the Second Vatican Council.
This page is reserved for those who saw what happened, or heard what happened from those who did, and who truly understand how Catholic families were blown apart. Visitors who have personal reflections, or memories of traditionalists pioneers, or reminicences of the revolution are encouraged to tell their stories and share their pictures here. . . so that we will never forget.
RTV Covers Vatican Sex Abuse Summit in Rome
Remnant TV was in Rome this past week covering the Vatican’s clerical sexual abuse summit on the “protection of minors”. It seemed a dismal assignment, to be sure, but the reason it was necessary for The Remnant to be in the Eternal City was so we could throw in with our traditional Catholic allies in Rome who’d organized an act of formal resistance to the Vatican sham summit.
Going in, we all knew that the ultimate goal of the summit was to establish child abuse—not rampant homosexuality in the priesthood—as the main cause of a crisis in the Catholic Church which now rivals that of the Protestant Revolt. (Remnant TV coverage of this event as well as the Vatican summit itself, can be found on The Remnant’s YouTube channel, and for your convenience is laid out below:View items...
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When asked by a journalist about the “barbarous assassination of Fr. Jacques Hamel” in northern France who was clearly “killed in the name of Islam” last Tuesday, the Pope replied that he doesn’t like speaking about Islamic violence because there is plenty of Christian violence as well.
In a press conference Sunday, Pope Francis appeared to suggest that all religions are equally prone to violence and that Islam and Christianity are the same in this regard.
In the brief press conference aboard the papal plane returning from Krakow, Poland, the Pope said that every day when he browses the newspapers, he sees violence in Italy perpetrated by Christians: “this one who has murdered his girlfriend, another who has murdered the mother-in-law… and these are baptized Catholics! There are violent Catholics!”
“If I speak of Islamic violence, I must speak of Catholic violence,” Francis said. “And no, not all Muslims are violent, not all Catholics are violent. It is like a fruit salad; there’s everything.” READ ARTICLE HERE
REMNANT COMMENT: He didn't just say that, did he? A "fruit salad"? One of his own priests just had his head ritually removed by a couple of Islamic "holy warriors" in the name of Allah and, to the mind of Pope Francis, this act of jihad is no different than the random Christian guy who murders his mother-in-law on the nightly news? I wish our Holy Father had been joking, but he wasn't.
At this point, it seems safe to say that the Holy Father must either be mentally impaired somehow, or he's actively working to destabilize the Church in an already dangerous world being made so much worse by the troubling words, confusing actions and now negligence of the world's most powerful spiritual leader.
Assuming Pope Francis is still in possession of his wits, one can only speculate as to who it might be that is giving him these bizarre marching orders. Is he operating as a one-man papal wrecking ball solely on the ambition of his own massive ego? Or is there someone else--something else--that has commissioned him to wage what amounts to an unholy war on the Church he himself heads up?
When following the Pope's efforts to 'make a mess' all over the world, Our Lord's words to St. Peter in Matthew 16 come to mind: "Go behind me, Satan, thou art a scandal unto me: because thou savourest not the things that are of God, but the things that are of men."
Pray for Pope Francis that his faith does not fail him any more than it already has. God help us, Holy Father, please stop making messes.
Perhaps, the decades of investigating and searching for missing and abducted children around the world provided me insight into the dangers to children. Perhaps, knowing the tactics and stories of sexual predators heightens my concern over naive and gullible adults, who place children and teens in dangerous and compromising situations.
Editorial page writer for The Wall Street Journal, Sohrab Ahmari, based in London, is converting to Catholicism in the wake of the murder of French Catholic priest, Father Jacques Hamel, at the hands of Islamic terrorists.
Welcome to the Catholic Church, Mr. Ahmari. God be praised!
Walking fearlessly alone and among the poor, Cardinal Bergoglio drinks mate, the traditional Argentine beverage, in Buenos Aires on March 3, 2013, ten days before his election as Pope. (Did this man ever do anything without the cameras rolling?)
When Jorge Bergoglio was elected as pope, there was surprisingly little information either released by the Vatican or available online from his long tenure as head of the Church in Buenos Aires or as a leading figure in the South American Society of Jesus. It was there if you knew how to dig hard enough. In fact, the Spanish and Portuguese language news sites and blogs are full of interesting photos of his holiness as a cardinal posing with his good friends in all the Marxist-inspired “social movements”.
But it’s a funny thing, even though the whole world knew five minutes after the 2005 election that Ratzinger had once been drafted into the Hitler Youth as a child, Bergoglio’s ties with these leftist extremist organisations has remained pretty much unknown in the English language press. In fact, to this day, next to nothing about his history or about the fate of the archdiocese of Buenos Aires is known to the general Catholic world.
Regarding the “Catholic” Apotheosis of Luther
Final Session of the 24th Annual Roman Forum Summer Symposium
Feast of Saints Cyril and Methodius
July 7th, 2016
Our civilization is so sick that even the best efforts to prop up its few tottering remnants manifest the pathetic illness that has step by step brought the entire structure crumbling down. The disease in question is a willful, prideful, irrational, and ignorant obsession with “freedom”. But this is a malady that gained its initial effective entry into Christendom in union with the concept of the natural world as the realm of “total depravity”.
One of the men who stormed into the church in Saint-Etienne-du-Rouvray near Rouen during mass was a local man, who was being monitored by electronic tag after being jailed for trying to join fanatics in Syria.
The 84-year-old priest, named as Jacques Hamel, had his throats cut while a nun is critically injured in hospital following the raid which saw five people held hostage by ISIS assailants shouting 'Allahu Akbar'.
The two killers were 'neutralised' by marksmen as they emerged from the building, which is now being searched for explosives. French president Hollande said France is 'at war' with ISIS while the terror group has claimed responsibility for the killing.
It comes as it emerged that the building was one of a number of Catholic churches on a terrorist 'hit list' found on a suspected ISIS extremist last April.
There are also reports that one of the attackers was a local resident who was under electronic tag surveillance having been jailed in France for trying to travel to Syria in 2015. His bail terms allowed him to be unsupervised between 8.30am and 12.30pm - the attack happened between 9am and 11am. READ MORE HERE
REMNANT COMMENT: According to a CNS report, Pope Francis was informed of the execution of Father Hamel. "With pain and horror" for the "absurd violence," Pope Francis expressed his condemnation of "every form of hatred" and offered his prayers for all those involved.
"Every form of hatred"? What a terribly safe thing to say! What about this particular form of hatred, Your Holiness—the one that just led to the beheading of one of your own priests? Nothing? Just a heads-up on hatred in general? Really?!
I suppose the Pope wouldn't want to condemn by name the one form of hatred which is turning the cities of former Christendom into warzones. No, heaven forbid that the People's Pope would thunder an anathema against the violent defenders of the great Christian heresy that has the Islamic world hell-bent on blowing everything up, raping women in the streets, downing aircraft and ripping the heads off Catholic priests. No, any sort condemnation like that--aside from being actually useful—would put the lie to Francis's painfully politically correct gibberish about Islam the "religion of peace."
Francis wants us to know that “all forms of hatred”—especially homophobia, of course—are bad. In fact, we can count on Francis to step right up every time and lead the cheer: "Hey hey, hell no, hatred's gotta go!"
Maybe it's time to plant another tree or something. But ever since the pope started planting his little trees, with all those cameras rolling, the world's been going up in flames, with mass graves filling fast with murdered Christians. So aside from providing yet another symbol-over-substance photo op for Francis the Humble, what's the point of these self-promotional exercises in papal reforestation?
Maybe it's time for the Holy Father to stop planting trees, in fact, and get back to cultivating the mustard seed instead, perhaps even preaching the Kingdom of God and the Kingship of Christ--you know, the 'popey' stuff that actually matters.
For now, I guess it's just going to be more of this type of silliness:
Eternal rest grant unto, Father Hamel, O Lord, and let perpetual light shine upon him. May he rest in peace.
The admonishment is stated so often in discussions about inner Church workings that many people treat it as axiomatic: Do not view the Church through a political lens, the Church is different.
Yes, the Church is different. You cannot view the Church as simply aligning with your local political situation, but the Church is inherently political. Where there are people involved, there is politics. And I venture to say that not only is this current period no exception, it is quickly setting new levels.
A fair amount of ink has been spilled in recent weeks over the controversy that erupted after Cardinal Sarah's London speech suggesting that priests might want to check out ad orientem worship this coming advent.
Christophobia and the Springtime of Vatican II
Macy's has fired an employee because he is a practicing Catholic. The case is now before the New York State Division of Human Rights.
In May, Javier Chavez, senior store detective at the Macy's store in Flushing, New York, received a phone call stating that a male had entered the ladies room with a female companion. A female customer, and her daughter, were afraid to enter because of the male's presence. A security employee who reports to Chavez advised the man to leave and use the men's room. He left claiming to be a female. He then complained to store officials that he was asked to leave.
Chavez was subsequently told by an Assistant Store Manager that certain males can use the ladies restroom. This was news to him. A few days later, an assistant security manager told him that transgender persons can use the bathroom of their choice. He said he had just become aware of this policy, stating that it was contrary to his religion and the Bible. But he hastened to say that he would nonetheless enforce Macy's policy. Macy's would not leave this alone, and this is where it crossed the line.
Chavez was then summoned to meet with the Human Resources Manager, who suspended him. He was later terminated. READ ARTICLE HERE
REMNANT COMMENT Macy’s today, wherever you work tomorrow. Here it comes--real persecution of Christians, and there's nothing any of us can do about it until the Catholic Church comes back from its ridiculous, self-imposed, half-century coffee break.
Vatican II, the New Mass, the new orientation of the Church, the new churchmen--by default they all present a clear and present danger to anyone trying to follow Christ in the modern Christophobic world. There is no moral authority left, thanks to them and, without that, it's just a lot of might makes right, survival of the fittest, politically correct hogwash. And since the Christian is called by God Himself to turn the other cheek, guess who's gonna be down and out in the brutal brave new America of the very near future.
Got to love that springtime of Vatican II.
The pope has issued “new guidelines” for contemplative nuns, and it has set off every one of my alarms, long, loud and terrifying as an air raid siren. It is possibly one of the most sinister things I've seen coming from Bergoglio thus far, but I think few people will understand how serious it is or could be.
Hardly anyone gives a moment’s thought to cloistered nuns. Once they’re inside, the world forgets about them. But contemplative religious life is like the mitochondria of the Church. The power source of the cell that makes all the other systems function. The mitochondria are the most unobtrusive and hidden of the organelles of the body, and for a very long time their purpose was not fully understood. But now we know our lives depend on the health of this tiny, secret and hidden little thing. And mitochondrial disease – when the mitochondria fail to function – is devastating.
Jessen was referring to Pope Francis’ remarks at a pastoral congress on the family for the Diocese of Rome on June 16 in which he said that some cohabiting couples are in a “real marriage,” receiving the grace of the Sacrament.
“I’ve seen a lot of fidelity in these cohabitations, and I am sure that this is a real marriage, they have the grace of a real marriage because of their fidelity,” the pope said. The Vatican provided both video and a transcript of the remarks.
Commented an irate Jessen, who spends a good part of her waking hours motivating teenagers to live in celibacy and wait for what she calls “epic love” with partners who have done the same: “I have a question for Pope Francis. Is my virginity of no value? Does the extraordinary cost of fighting for Epic Love and being mocked for it, not matter in his mind[?]”
“I have paid a cost beyond words, for actual Faithfulness,” she continues. “But no, these folks have not walked the same route. And to act as if they have is a profound insult.”
Later Jessen told LifeSite, “I am a virgin at 39. I have honoured the Lord with my body.” Now the Pope has “flippantly” made “mockery of purity” not only with respect to single men and women still seeking partners who honour their celibacy, but of priests who vow lifelong sexual abstinence. “If I were a priest I would be outraged,” she said. READ ARTICLE HERE
REMNANT COMMENT: You know you're in trouble when your Pope offends one of the most beautiful and powerful advocates for life and God's rights on face of the earth:
Well played, Francis! I'm sure George Clooney is very impressed with you now.