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...
"Rad Trad" chat about the dire warnings of Our Lady of Akita, Pope Francis green-lighting the SSPX priests to hear confession for one year (?) and other weird developments as the world braces for October's Schism on the Family.
By the way, Remnant TV (RTV) now has its own video platform here at RemnantNewspaper.com. Yes, we're gradually moving away from YouTube. But we will continue to post our videos on YouTube as we make the big move over to our very own Internet TV home. Thanks for your patience as we make this important transition.
"Oddsfish, Chuck! Let's just call it 'annulment' then..."
Early reports are in, and it looks like Pope Francis, as expected, has radically reformed the process by which Catholics may annul their marriages, streamlining steps that many liberals in the church considered too cumbersome.
The move is the latest in a series of public relations initiatives, whereby Francis hopes to make his pontificate appear more responsive to the needs of lay Catholics, especially those who have "long felt marginalized" by the hierarchy (READ: Don't like Catholic moral theology).
The three main changes announced on Tuesday are:
Laws may be unjust through being opposed to the Divine good: such are the laws of tyrants inducing to idolatry, or to anything else contrary to the Divine law: and laws of this kind must nowise be observed, because, as stated in Acts 5:29, "we ought to obey God rather than man." Summa Theologica I-II, q. 96, Art. 4
When St. Thomas Aquinas wrote these words over seven hundred years ago they were more theoretical than practical. Despite their failings, the rulers in the thirteenth century would never have dreamed of enacting laws that compelled direct violation of the divine law. We now find ourselves in a society in which increasingly law makers and judges think nothing of creating laws that require violation of the divine and natural law.
Fr. Bouchacourt, the Superior, the priests, and the brethren of the District of France confide to your prayers the repose of the soul of Mrs. Guy Fellay, mother of His Excellency Bishop Bernard Fellay, Superior General of the Priestly Fraternity of St. Pius X, deceased September 3, 2015, on the feast of St. Pius X. The evening before she received extreme unction at the hands of her son.
Her funeral will be celebrated Saturday, September 5, 2015 at 10:00 at the Church of the Immaculate Heart of Mary in Econe by Bishop Fellay, and he will be presiding over her interment in the cemetery of Fully.
Some points on yesterday’s bombshell letter from Pope Francis validating SSPX confessions:
o First we were told the SSPX bishops were excommunicated and in schism, and their priests suspended and in schism.
o Then were told the bishops were no longer excommunicated, but still in schism—or kind of in schism—while the priests were suspended and in schism, or kind of.
o Then we were told that neither the bishops nor the priests were in schism, but only “lacking full communion,” with “no canonical mission in the Church.” The priests, however, are still suspended.
Tradition is rising and will ultimately be victorious.
Michael Matt compares the SSPX and the FSSP, and asks the obvious question: When will we all begin to see the big picture?
This today from CNSNews.com: "In a sermon on August 23, Chicago Archbishop Blase Cupich called for Catholics to be open to “new avenues of creativity” when it comes to non-traditional families. The remarks were made during a ceremony where Cupich received a pallium, a wool stole that symbolizes a connection to the pope. READ ARTICLE HERE
REMNANT COMMENT: The Pope's Archbishop of Chicago has been hard at work setting the stage for the Pope Francis Part II "Synod on the Family", and I think we need to understand just what is happening here. Just who are they who view the Church's traditions "too narrowly"?
In a sermon on August 23, Chicago Archbishop Blase Cupich called for Catholics to be open to “new avenues of creativity” when it comes to non-traditional families. (aka divorced and remarried civilly and sodomite unions)
I hope we all can figure out just what that means, not make dumb excuses; and then he went on:
In his homily Cupich praised Pope Francis: “His service is needed lest we begin to treat the church’s tradition too narrowly and forget the history of our faith and the treasures we have.
I don't think it is much of stretch to say that Archbishop Cupich is the Pope's Archbishop when it comes to supporting the acceptance of those in serious mortal sin to further exacerbate their sacrilege and receive Our Lord unworthily. Is this what the Pope and his Cardinal Theologian Kasper call Mercy; ensuring those in mortal sin a permanent place in Hell?
The papal nagging, the scolding and often incomprehensible admonishing would not be nearly so offensive if it had any serious, weighty moral or doctrinal content. What is going on here?
Is the world finally tiring of the Francis Show? It seems the shine is coming off the Franciscan penny, at least in the US, where “approval ratings” are a thing. The aftermath of his encyclical, Laudato si, has seen quite a bit of shouting and confusion in the US where the “settled science” on climate change is considerably less settled than it tends to be in Europe. Last month, even the mainstream American press noted a significant drop in Pope Francis’ popularity and there are rumblings even from behind the bastions – increasingly resembling barricades – of the pope’s biggest fan base in the American Catholic blogging world.
This from CatholicCitizens.org: "The Springfield Catholic Diocese’s new school policy could call into question parents’ lifestyles, especially if they go against Catholic teaching, and takes a new approach toward a more Protestant tradition of tithing.
"The Family School Agreement would also require that non-Catholic families to attend Mass weekly and contribute to Catholic parishes, even while in most instances paying higher tuition rates at those schools.
"The agreement, modeled after a Wichita, Kansas, plan, was issued by Springfield Bishop Thomas John Paprocki on July 20, but some Springfield schools haven’t made parents or legal guardians sign it.
"In a letter to pastors and principals, obtained by The State Journal-Register, Paprocki acknowledged that the agreement was initiated in part when a same-sex married couple tried to enroll their adopted children at a Springfield elementary school, later identified as Christ the King.
"One of the points of the agreement — which was recommended by the diocese’s Presbyteral Council, a 20-member senate of the bishop that acts in a consultative nature, and approved by Paprocki — is the expectation that parents, adoptive parents or legal guardians of children enrolled in Catholic schools meet with their parish pastor if they are “not living in accord with church teaching.”
That would take in persons who are divorced and remarried but haven’t been granted an annulment, unmarried couples living together, and people who are in same-sex marriages or partnerships.
Although recognized by civil law, same-sex marriages are not recognized by the Catholic Church. READ MORE HERE
REMNANT COMMENT: Isn't it something how far down the proverbial rabbit hole the Church of Vatican II has fallen, that for a Catholic bishop to attempt to achieve even minimal complaisance with church teaching on the part of parents whose children are enrolled in private Catholic schools is now some big, bad, scary controversial thing. Hats off to Bishop Paprocki for trying, of course, and let's hope and pray other bishops follow his lead in deciding to actually become Catholic again, run Catholic schools, and assert the superiority of Catholic morals and dogmas in the public square. The modern world desperately needs the teachings and liturgies and schools of the old Catholic Church, so let's stop hiding it all under bushel baskets of political correctness and New Church gobbledygook.