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The Remnent Newspaper traveled to Rome for coverage of the Conclave.

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Tradition Remembered

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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.

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Vatican Sex Abuse Summit in Rome

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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:

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Have you subscribed to The Remnant’s print edition yet? We come out every two weeks, and each issue includes the very latest Remnant Cartoon!


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An Appeal to Pope Francis to Stop the Madness

The Mike 'n' Chris Show covers the Vatican's statement against sharing Jesus with the Jews, Francis's plans for de facto Catholic divorce, the Immaculate Conception laser scandal at St. Peter's and the Remnant's appeal to Pope Francis to change course or resign.

December 17, 2015 (LifeSiteNews) – After sparking controversy during a BBC interview outside the UN climate change talks in Paris last week, Cardinal Peter Turkson is regretting use of the term “birth control” when what he meant was spacing of births or “responsible parenthood.” Speaking to Aleteia’s Diane Montagna, Cardinal Turkson said, “When I used the phrase ‘birth control,’ what I had in mind was the Church’s own traditional teaching about responsible parenthood. So wherever anyone reads ‘birth control’ in the BBC interview, they should understand it as meaning ‘responsible parenthood.’”

During the BBC interview, Turkson, president of the Vatican’s Pontifical Council for Justice and Peace, said that “birth control” could “offer a solution” to the impacts of climate change. "This has been talked about," he said, "and the Holy Father on his trip back from the Philippines also invited people to some form of birth control, because the church has never been against birth control and people spacing out births and all of that. So yes, it can offer a solution."

Cardinal Turkson explained to Aleteia that the BBC reporter had used the expression “birth control” and he was responding in kind, but “my intention was to present the Church as not inimical or opposed to the idea of spacing births,” he said. READ MORE HERE

REMNANT COMMENT: Can you imagine the Cardinal making this sort of mistake with other hot-button issues? For example, what if he'd told the BBC:  "Marriage is between one man and one woman, and these here faggots are straight up wrong to say otherwise."

A few days later..."When I called these good folks 'faggots' I was only responding in kind, and didn't at all mean to seem insensitive to our gay and lesbian brothers and sisters."

What then?  "No worries, Eminence. Nobody's perfect. No harm, no foul!" 

Yeah, right!  

Why do they always get a pass on massively scandalous "mistakes" such as these? And, really, how does a prince of the Church--an intelligent man--trot out the term "birth control" when speaking about the pope's position during an interview with the BBC and not think: "Gee, I'd better be careful here."?

It's always the same routine: Not until some faithful Catholic whistle blower freaks out do they suddenly feel the need to walk back their outrageous "mistakes".  Seems kind of ridiculous to me, but, then again, at least he walked it back this time. Five years from now?  No way!

a massThought of the Day: All practicing Roman Catholic soldiers in WWII were "traditional Catholics" who attended the  Latin Mass exclusively. So what happened?

One of the distressing complaints so often heard from those who attend the Novus Ordo Liturgy is: “I didn’t get anything out of that Mass.” Such persons should be reminded that Catholics traditionally did not come to Mass to be entertained; rather then, as now, the main focus for attending Mass is to worship Almighty God.

The God-centered Traditional Latin Mass offers a remedy to those wayward souls in the form of the “Commemoration of the Living.” For those who attend the Mass of the Ages, the Commemoration of the Living, at the beginning of the Canon of the Mass, makes it abundantly clear what we hope “to get” out of the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass.

This just in from LifeSiteNews: "PARIS, December 9, 2015 (LifeSiteNews) – In an interview this morning, Cardinal Peter Turkson, president of the Vatican’s Pontifical Council for Justice and Peace, said that Pope Francis 'has called for a certain amount of control of birth,' while specifying that this would not include methods like the birth control pill.

"Speaking to the BBC outside of the climate change talks in Paris, the cardinal suggested that limiting births can 'offer a solution' to difficulties such as water and food shortages that are said to come from overpopulation and climate change. 'The amount of population that is critical for the realisation of this is still something we need to discover, yet the Holy Father has also called for a certain amount of control of birth.'

"Cardinal Turkson, described by the BBC as the Vatican expert on climate change, said while the critical level of population remains to be determined, the pope has nevertheless called for control of births." READ MORE HERE

REMNANT COMMENT There they go again, these traditionalists. I mean, did Cardinal Turkson even bother to check the original text of the Pope's statement? No, of course not! He just went right ahead and took the media's word for it, that the Pope is calling for birth control.  Obviously, the Pope never said this, and even if he did he didn't mean it. What he probably meant to say is there needs to be greater control of berths--that is, a reduction of the number of berths on trains and onboard ships so the people will stay home with their families and not travel abroad so much, which is death to the environment.   

This is getting ridiculous. Here's Francis--divinely appointed  by God to be Pope and to be infallible in everything and to never be questioned by ANYONE, ever, no matter what he says--trying to lead the world to Christ and be all humble and merciful and everything, and then along comes this traditionalist, radical extremist, fundementalist Cardinal Peter Turkson just making stuff up about our pope.

I'm tired of it! I LOVE THE POPE. Let me say it again, in case you didn't hear me the first time: I . LOVE . THE . POPE!

According to a story in NCR, "Some in the Vatican see the Pope’s position on climate change as binding on the faithful. At a Dec. 3 Acton Institute conference  on Laudato Si in Rome, Bishop Marcelo Sanchez Sorondo, chancellor of the Pontifical Academy of Sciences, insisted the Pope’s support for climate-change science is not mere opinion, but part of the ordinary magisterium, and so is owed the same obedience by the faithful as the recognition that abortion is a mortal sin (which is also part of the ordinary magisterium, he pointed out).

“When the Pope supports this because the majority tell him that scientific opinion thinks this, this isn’t an opinion; this is magisterium,” he said, stressing it’s not dogma and infallible, but still demands a level of obedience." Read more here

REMNANT COMMENT: You know what, Your Excellency?  Call us when the shuttle lands!  In your delusional little world do you seriously imagine that Catholics still give two hoots about anything you prattle on about? Your credibility as worldwide moral authority is in the toilet--you know that, right?   

Why? Well, let’s think about that for minute:

-      The liturgy you and your modernist predators...I mean predecessors concocted has been so "trivialized" (according to Pope Benedict himself) that many faithful Catholics refuse to expose their children to it for fear of loss of faith.   According to "Forming Intentional Disciples" by Sherry Weddell, only 30 percent of Americans who were raised Catholic are still practicing (p. 24), 10 percent of all adults in America are ex-Catholics (p. 25), nearly 80 percent of cradle Catholics are no longer Catholic by the age of 23 (p. 33).  Well played, wouldn't you say Excellency?  

-          By all accounts, under your generation's watch the mighty Catholic school system has become a joke, leaving many faithful Catholics determined to educate their children at home if they want them to have a Catholic education;

-          Your doctrine is increasingly heterodox, to such an extent that many faithful Catholics (myself included) wouldn't let most of you guys teach catechism to their kids;

-     Maniacal Islamic extremists are cutting the heads off Christians all over the place and driving the survivors by the tens of thousands from their homelands, and for the most part the Vatican continues to observe a bizarre ecumenical silence.

-     Abortion continues to claim the lives of millions of babies every year, and yet you folks have decided that it's good form to abandon any talk of Humanae Vitae lest it offend your new pals over at the United Nations.

-          Every other day there's another scandal involving one of your brother princes (the latest involves Cardinal Dolan, of course, being sued for allegedly helping to cover for priests using collection plate funds to finance their sadomasochism addiction);

-          The priest/sex scandal has led to the creation of laws--eccelsial and secular--whereby parents can not (and will not) allow their children to be alone even for a few moments with the alter Christi. Think of the longterm ramifications of THAT!

Need I go on? With all of this rot providing context, you're seriously going to sit up there like some tinhorn dictator and tell us that under pain of mortal sin we need to accept Pope Francis's insufferably politically correct, anti-air conditioner, pro-tree-hugging, gas-bag drivel?  Really?!  (You guys don't even believe in mortal sin anymore, do you?)    

Right! Well, I hereby declare and do solemnly proclaim that you are obliged under pain of mortal sin to read the following document, which will be of great assistance to you should you ever decide to get your head out of the ground. Failure to comply with this order will incur the wrath of Almighty God and of the Blessed Apostles Peter and Paul (remember them? Maybe you've seen pictures...)

Read on, Excellency, and have a nice day: 

I don’t care for the term neo-Catholic, for it is too often used as pejorative.  For this reason, you will not often find the term in my writing, not least for the reason that I was frequently accused of being one. 

The term neo-Catholicism actually has a meaning, even if that precise meaning is frequently ignored.  Generally, the term refers to Catholics that take their faith seriously, but generally don’t have a problem with the Church of the last 50 years, even embracing changes that have proven themselves disastrous.
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A growing number of Catholics, including cardinals and bishops, are coming to recognize that the current pontificate is causing grave harm to the Church. Is it time for Pope Francis to step down? Michael discusses it, and The Remnant launches a petition.

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This just in from the Voice of the Family: "Archbishop Fisichella, President of the Pontifical Council for New Evangelization, has stirred controversy by suggesting that some criticisms of Pope Francis might result in automatic excommunication.Archbishop Fisichella made his remarks while explaining how Pope Francis’s new “Missionaries of Mercy” will operate. The 800 “missionaries” will have the power to absolve from penalties previously reserved to the Holy See.

"In reference to Canon 1370, which imposes automatic excommunication for “physical violence” against the Roman Pontiff, Archbishop Fisichella said:

“I would say that we need to understand well ‘physical violence,’ because sometimes words, too, are rocks and stones, and therefore I believe some of these sins, too, are far more widespread than we might think.”

"Archbishop Fisichella’s comments will be interpreted by many as an attempt to silence faithful Catholics who are deeply concerned by the direction currently being taken by those who hold offices at the highest levels of the Church. READ FULL STORY HERE


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An Urgent Appeal to Pope Francis to Either Change Course or Renounce the Petrine Office 

December 8, 2015
Feast of the Immaculate Conception

Your Holiness:
Pope Celestine V (r. 1294), recognizing his incapacity for the office to which he had so unexpectedly been elected as the hermit Peter of Morrone, and seeing the grave harm his bad governance had caused, resigned the papacy after a reign of only five months. He was canonized in 1313 by Pope Clement V. Pope Boniface VIII, removing any doubt about the validity of such an extraordinary papal act,
confirmed in perpetuity (ad perpetuam rei memoriam) that “the Roman Pontiff may freely resign.”

A growing number of Catholics, including cardinals and bishops, are coming to recognize that your pontificate, also the result of an unexpected election, is likewise causing grave harm to the Church. It has become impossible to deny that you lack either the capacity or the will to do what your predecessor rightly observed a pope must do: “constantly bind himself and the Church to obedience to God’s Word, in the face of every attempt to adapt it or water it down, and every form of opportunism.”