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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“If thou wilt enter into [eternal] life, keep the commandments. He said to him, ‘Which?’ And Jesus said, ‘Thou shalt do no murder, thou shalt not commit adultery . . .’”
“Whosoever shall put away his wife and marry another committeth adultery against her. And if the wife shall put away her husband and be married to another, she committeth adultery.” (Mk. 10:11 – 12)
My dear friends –
Catholics (even our Divine Saviour Himself) have traditionally used St. Peter’s fishing boat as the symbol of the Catholic Church. I think more accurately, though, given that the Church here on earth is also called the Church Militant, the ancient Roman war galley, called a “trireme” after the three banks of oars used to propel it into battle, is a more apt symbol. Yes one may fish from it, but more practically, Catholics, especially confirmed Catholics, are obliged to wage war from it, war against error, against heresy, against moral depravity, in a word, against the spirit of this world.
"Did you hear that? When asked about over 1.25 million people who are boycotting his store he shrugs it off and uses the word "handful." Don't let Target's arrogance fool you. We are having an impact and the boycott is making a difference.
"Since we launched the Boycott Target Pledge April 21, over 1.25 million people have signed on. Another interesting fact, Target has remained silent on Facebook and Twitter. The most recent post on Target’s Facebook page came April 23, and their Twitter has been silent since April 19.
According to Breitbart News "Target's stock has fallen 20 percent - from $84 per share to $67 per share - since it imposed the pro-transgender policy on its customer base of families. That loss has chopped roughly $10 billion from the overall shareholder value of the company, according to a chart produced by Yahoo.com."
REMNANT COMMENT: I have five daughters, and if Target doesn’t care about my little girls why should I care about Target! In other words, it will be a cold day in hell before I walk back into a Target Store.
If you haven't signed the AFA Boycott Target Pledge yet, please do so here.
He shall come to judge the living and the dead
I was visiting my good friend Judy at the nursing home yesterday—as I do most Fridays. A third order Dominican, who never married, Judy was the choir director and organist at Holy Family Church in downtown Detroit forover thirty years. Amazingly—and perhaps uniquely—Holy Family kept all the old customs throughout the Revolution. Although the people were forced—like everyone else—to accept the truncated and linguistically impoverished “new arrangement,” the mass was Latin, a missa cantata with Asperges before and Benediction following. Daily Mass was also Latin--quiet, reverent, and holy.
"In a wide-ranging interview with the Register, the leader of the traditionalist priestly society details how Pope Francis has opened the door to the SSPX’s full integration with the Church.
"MENZINGEN, Switzerland — Reconciliation between the Society of St. Pius X and Rome looks to be imminent, as a key obstacle — opposition to certain aspects of the Second Vatican Council — may no longer be a cause for continued separation from the Church.
"Bishop Bernard Fellay, the superior general of the SSPX, told the Register May 13 that he is “persuaded, at least in part, by a different approach,” in which, he believes, Pope Francis is placing less weight on the Council and more emphasis on “saving souls and finding a way to do it.” READ ARTICLE HERE
Archbishop Marcel Lefebvre
(Exclusive to The Remnant, June 1, 1972)
In the first place, we are witnessing the constant attacks made upon the integrity of our Catholic faith. Two powerful means have been used to corrupt that truth which has been faithfully handed down to us.
These are tumultuous times, both inside and outside the Church, no doubt about it. It is unsurprising therefore that among some of the faithful there is a growing interest in the end times and Catholic prophecy.
Spend just a few minutes on Catholic social media and you will see faithful who run the gamut from viewing today’s events as humdrum growing pains in the age of the Church, to those who seem convinced that the Parousia is just around the corner. Further, you will see well-meaning faithful getting caught up in messages of some modern-day apparition of a self-proclaimed messenger of God. Some Catholics, realizing the problems to which an uncritical approach to prophecy can easily lead, reject all or most prophecy rather than risk going down that particular rabbit-hole.
WHIT MONDAY, 16th May 2015
THE HOLY SPIRIT, SOUL OF THE MISSION
Under the patronage of all Christian martyrs, past and present
The infant Church rose from the blood of martyrs. Christ’s ultimate sacrifice was the standard to which countless courageous men and women held themselves. Their sacrifices were a great boon to the early Church; through the merits of her martyrs, Rome – the site of some of the world’s most vicious Christian persecutions – transfigured into the very heart and soul of a mature and powerful Christendom. Today the saga continues; Christians in the Middle East die each day for their convictions, and their deaths cannot be in vain. The Pilgrimage to Chartres proves this. It unites the spirit of these champions with the Cause for which they shed their blood – the martyrs of Christendom died for that Mass, the same one celebrated before thousands with such solemn, triumphal beauty today in Notre Dame de Chartres; martyrs today die that the one true Faith might never vanish entirely from the earth. Your participation in this event, physically or spiritually, raises a cry toward Heaven which cannot but be heard there: “Look what your martyrs have won! Victory belongs to God and His Church! Thanks be to God!”
THE HOLY SPIRIT AND HIS GIFTS FOR THE CHURCH
Under the patronage of Saint Pius X
St. Pius X was plucked by God from a humble childhood and entrusted with the most illustrious position on earth. This gentle saint, inclined to contemplation rather than public minstry, possessed a mighty spirit, and left to his spiritual children a thunderous legacy. This pope, a deadly enemy of Modernism, is an obvious patron of this pilgrimage, which has as its goal the return of the Church to her Traditions; the triumph of the Old Faith over the sickness that is Modernism. May the prayers and protection of this champion of Tradition be with the participants of this pilgrimage on the Feast of Pentecost!
Saturday 14th May 2016
THE HOLY SPIRIT, SPIRIT OF HOLINESS
Under the patronage of Saint Catherine of Siena
St. Catherine of Siena is the brilliant, courageous mystic who defied a pope, weathered the Great Schism, and spent the last half of her life in Rome, desperately working toward the restoration of the Church. Her story, in this last respect, reminds us of our own; we strive every day toward the restoration of Tradition; of the true Church of Rome, the home we can’t help but love. Her spirit is no doubt with the pilgrims and their sponsors and prayer warriors during the most important annual event happening in the Church today. St. Catherine was not content with simply biding the times; she called for action, begging the faithful to “cry out with a hundred thousand tongues! I see that the world is rotten because of silence.” At least fifteen thousand are heeding her words today, as they show to a languishing world the force and vigour of glorious Old Christendom. “Be who God meant you to be, and you will set the world on fire!” Hardly a truer statement. St. Catherine, pray for us!
“Let us begin from the end, from the joy in the heart of the Father, who says: “Let us rejoice, because my son was dead and is alive again, he was lost and is found”. These were the words with which the father interrupted his youngest son when the latter was confessing his guilt: “I am no longer worthy to be called your son…” But the father’s heart found this remark unbearable and hastened to give the symbols of his son’s dignity back to him: beautiful clothes, a ring, sandals. The father Jesus describes is not an offended or resentful father who says: ‘you’ll pay!’. No, on the contrary, the father embraces him; all the father cares about is that his son is there in front of him, alive and well. The scene of the son’s return is moving: “While he was still far away, his father saw him and was filled with compassion; he ran to his son, threw his arms around him and kissed him.” What does this mean? It means the father would constantly go up onto the terrace and look out onto the road to see if his son was coming home. He waited for him. Despite everything his son had done, he waited for him. How beautiful a father’s tenderness is…” READ ARTICLE HERE
REMNANT COMMENT: Words fail. Surely His Holiness realizes the difference here is that the prodigal son came home. He ceased being 'prodigal' and admits to his sins. The Year of Mercy seems to be sort of glossing over that part. The prodigal son doesn't really need to change all that much, it seems. He doesn't even need to come home. He can still live with his mistress. He can be a public adulterer. It doesn't matter. He gets the fatted calf anyway.
Holy Mother Church as always been a faithful dispenser of God's mercy, long before Francis arrived on the scene. We've all been forgiven in Confession. We've all wept with gratitude over God's great mercy. All that was ever required of us His wayward children was to make some effort to stop sinning and to repent. Demanding Mercy without repentance is a blasphemy against God.
The parable is called 'The Prodigal Son', Your Holiness, not the 'The Liberal Father.'