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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Each human person was in the Mind of God from all eternity, body and soul. Each would come into actual existence at the moment of conception, when this unique soul would be infused into its unique body. Incredibly, beyond our comprehension, each of us was specifically willed by God from all eternity. And, since the motive for everything which God does is love, He loves that which He creates. God loves each person that exists. He desires that this person share His life for all eternity in Heaven.
Pause & ponder, for a moment: God desires that you personably (and every other human being) share His life forever in unimaginable happiness.
This year’s Notre-Dame de Chrétiente Pentecost Pilgrimage to Chartres, France, concluded Monday, June 5 with a magnificent Pontifical High Mass offered by His Eminence Cardinal Raymond Leo Burke in the Cathedral of Notre-Dame de Chartres.
For 26 years I’ve walked this pilgrimage, and well do I recall my old friend, Arnaud de Lassus (RIP), describing to me how it had been when he and his friends had arrived in the old city some 35 years ago, after having rejuvenated the old pilgrimage after Vatican II. Those first pilgrims were not even allowed into the Cathedral, but were obliged to offer the Traditional Latin Mass outside the locked doors of Notre-Dame de Chartres.
I’ve been debating with people over the main motives of the current efforts of the regime in Rome to block or dismantle all attempts to return the Church to her original Catholic course. Many have said, not without justification, that we need to follow the money. Certainly in nearly every case of a concerted attack by the Bergoglians against a Catholic organisation, staggeringly large sums of money are nearly always involved. Still, we can’t discount the ideological motive either.
But “follow the money” is never bad advice for a journalist. This week, our friend Marco Tosatti stirred up the debate again, when he gave us another fascinating glimpse into the Vatican’s ongoing persecution of the saintly Fr. Stefano Manelli and the order he founded, the Franciscan Friars of the Immaculate.
The essence of the heresy of Pelagius, a holy monk who went badly wrong, is denial of the dogma of Original Sin and the effects of Adam’s transgression upon the whole human race. Pelagianism holds that man is not in a fallen state and that his free will alone is able to reach perfection in virtue, even if grace may assist in the endeavor. The existence of an original Paradise and state of human perfection in Adam and Eve are also denied, with death and concupiscence viewed as natural to man. Pelagius also anticipated by more than a thousand years the Lutheran master-heresy of justification by fiducial faith in Christ alone, with no interior transformation and elevation to a state of grace.
The Washington Post reports:
On Monday, Aug. 21, in the middle of the day, the sky will go dark. The temperature will suddenly get several degrees colder. Birds will stop chirping and retreat to their nests. And tens of millions of people, crammed into a 60-mile-wide path that crosses from Oregon to the Carolinas, will stand in America looking up at the sky.
It’s easy to understand why many people will view this as an act of God.
The total solar eclipse that will cross America this summer — an event that last happened 99 years ago — will be an important moment for scientific observers and a massive nationwide spectator event. It will also, for many people of faith, be evidence of God’s majesty — and even, to a few, a harbinger of the coming end of the world. READ MORE HERE
REMNANT COMMENT: So in this 100th anniversary year of Our Lady's apparitions at Fatima, this is rather interesting. In 1689 Our Lord made it known to St. Margaret Mary Alacoque that the king of France was to consecrate his country to the Sacred Heart of Jesus, if France were to survive. The king failed to do so; and in 1789--one hudred years later--an evil revolution beheaded the king of France and executed the ‘eldest daughter of the Catholic Church’. Though France recovered from that bloody revolution against altar and throne, the Church in France never did.
So one hundred years ago Our Lady appeared at Fatima, and, over the course of the next few years, it became known that she'd instructed the Sr. Lucia of Fatima to tell the Holy Father to consecrate Russia to the Immaculate Heart of Mary. Several attempts were made by various popes, but the consecration of Russia, by a pope united with the bishops of the world, never happened.
Our Lady still waits for the consecration, and the hundred years are up.
Wear those scapulars, pray those beads--you never know. This madness can't go on much longer.
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The pro-life movement is divided over the case of a pregnant high school student who violated her Christian school chastity pledge and will be barred from "walking" at her graduation ceremony. The young lady is complaining to the New York Times, the mainstream media are crucifying the school principal, and some pro-life groups are accusing the Christian school of a form of "shaming" that will lead to more abortions.
So, what's going on here, and why isn't every pro-life group in America supporting this Christian school's efforts to fight the fundamental cause of abortion among teens--premarital sex? Is the pro-life movement lowering the bar on promiscuity? Plus, what is a 'pro-life feminist'?
Pope Francis and Lutheran "Bishops" (Male and Female) Commemorate Luther's Revolt in Sweden
As we approach the 500th anniversary of the Protestant revolt and the planned “commemoration” of the event by the Modernists in Rome, it serves as an opportune time to review Luther’s errors and heresies on justification, as well as the immediate fruits that they produced (Mt. 7:20). We will see that Luther’s teaching on justification by faith alone (sola fide) is not simply “faith without works,” as some imagine, but is instead rooted in an entirely different notion of faith, which is believed to justify and save man without requiring obedience to the moral law. We will also see that his errors were rooted in a disdain for the holy justice of God and His moral Law, combined with a consequent distortion of Divine mercy – very similar to the errors infecting many high ranking prelates today.
This from the Zuiddam website:
Rome – For more than a thousand years the Vulgate was the ‘authorized version’ of Western Christianity. Not anymore.Vatican II initiated a silent revolution which has now replaced the ancient Vulgate with a new translation. This new official Bible is no longer based on Latin manuscripts and lacks any historic worship tradition in the Church. This Nova Vulgata, as it is presented on the Vatican’s website, is a verse by verse reconstruction of what modernist scholars think the original Hebrew and Greek texts must have looked like.
The Pope was Catholic and the Vulgate was the Bible of the Western Church. For centuries these were truths that were considered too ridiculous to question. In today’s context, rightly or wrongly, ‘Is the Pope Catholic?’ has taken on a new meaning, but for the Vulgate the situation is worse.
Jerome’s monumental translation has officially lost its status and has been replaced by a product of critical scholarship. When one searches for the ‘Vulgate’ on the Vatican’s website, the only results that come up are links to this new translation Nova Vulgata. Even Google directs it clients, also those who specifically look for the ‘Clementine Vulgate’ to the Vatican’s new Bible.
While the name suggests continuity, this Nova Vulgata is not a new or improved Vulgate edition. It is not even based on Vulgate manuscripts. Instead, the Nova Vulgata is a new translation into Latin. It is only presented as ‘New Vulgate’ because the Vatican has adopted it as the new authorized standard for Church and academia alike. As will be addressed later, both Catholics and scholars have reasons to revolt. In matters of sacred liturgy, secular reason and faith traditions often prove incompatible. READ MORE HERE
REMNANT COMMENT: Of course, scripture tampering has been going on for a long time in the post-conciliar Church, revising Scripture being sort of the classic plaything of Modernists everywhere. Nevertheless, I'd encourage scripture scholars to examine the latest versions of the Catholic Bible being quietly posted over at Vatican.va
The thing seems to have been "evolving" steadily since the Second Vatican Council, which put forth the mandate for a revision of the Latin Psalter in order to bring it in line with “modern text-critical research”. In 1965, Pope Paul VI established a commission to expand the revision to cover the entire Bible. The revised Psalter was completed and published in 1969, followed by the New Testament in 1971, and the entire Vulgate was completed in 1979. A second edition was then published several years later in 1986. What’s been happening since? Well, let’s find out.
This new & improved Bible has long been under fire by those who see it as a new translation rather than a revision of St. Jerome's work. So perhaps monitoring what’s going on lately might be a good idea. It’s not that we don’t trust the Vatican to do the right thing when it comes to the inspired written word of God, of course. Perish the thought, in fact! It’s just that we’re rather fond of the old Russian proverb (which became Ronald Reagan’s motto): “Trust, but verify”—especially when it comes to our Modernist friends in the Eternal City.
Dear President Trump:
I have been following Presidential politics for decades, and never, not even during the height of the Watergate affair, have I seen anything like the situation in which you are now embroiled.
In the brief time that has elapsed since your inauguration—just over four months—the media-DNC-Deep State-RINO complex has managed, by means of an entirely fictional “Russian collusion” narrative, to create or contribute to the impression that you are already on the verge of impeachment proceedings based upon absolutely nothing of legal consequence. An astounding array of investigations, most of them launched in the last days of the Obama administration, have searched for “collusion” without even the allegation of an underlying crime. To date, the FBI, the CIA, the National Security Agency, the Justice Department, the Treasury Department’s Financial Crimes Enforcement Network and committees of the House and Senate have found no evidence to support the fiction. Yet on and on the multi-pronged investigation goes.
This just in from the AgendaEurope website:
Thanks to the initiative of a Polish MEP, former Sejm Marshal Marek Jurek, there is now a Catholic Mass in the so-called “extraordinary rite” (i.e. the rite that was in common use prior to 1969, and which was defined as the universally valid rite of the Catholic Church by Pope Pius V following the Council of Trent) on the premises of the European Parliament in Brussels.
A first such celebration took place on 4 May, and a second is scheduled this week on Thursday 18th May at 8 a.m. in the “meditation room” ASP 00H152 (located behind the desk of the Office of Tourism, on the ground floor).
This is truly important. The Christian faith is at the center of European culture and identity, and the traditional mass is the quintessential expression of Christian faith. With these celebrations, if they assume a regular character, the European Parliament will at long last be re-establishing a linkage to Europe’s true fundaments.
REMNANT COMMENT: Obviously, this development is significant and important indeed! I'm thinking back now, in fact, to when I was a child, and the Latin Mass was available only at a Howard Johnson's conference room on Sunday mornings. Other than that (SSPX), it was gone and it was never coming back...abrogated forever.
But as the world became more Godless and degenerate, the Traditional Latin Mass made a slow but steady comeback, until today not only is it available in most major cities in the U.S., but even in Europe--and now--incredibly! -- at the HQ of the EU itself. Clearly, God will not be mocked. Those old enough to have lived through the immediate post-Vatican II period, will feel confident that there's no cause for defeatism or pessimism or surrender here in 2017. The darkest days of revolution in Catholic Church are behind us now, as a rather buffoonish pope shocks millions out of their post-conciliar coma.
Yes, things are bad, but God's hand is perceptible in all of this. He is in His heaven, hearing and answering every prayer of those who still believe in Him. I know, I remember the heyday of the Revolution in the Church. And never did I imagine it would all begin to crumble and fall in my own lifetime. But the men of faith of those early days--Michael Davies, my father, and so many others--never for a moment doubted that it would. Why? Because they never for a moment doubted Him. People are waking up.
Don’t believe me? Watch this video, and pinch yourself----this is EWTN, formerly Neo-Catholic Central. Praise God and never give up the fight! The enemy is not nearly as invincible as he'd have us believe, especially if we believe--not in his power--but in God's.