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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This just in from Catholic World Report: "Pope Francis’ visit to Mexico, which began on February 12, has been received with all of the fanfare expected for a papal visit from one of the most Catholic nations in the world. Just as Mexicans warmly welcomed John Paul II and Benedict XVI, so they are also giving a very enthusiastic reception to the current pontiff, who is making a point of focusing on the country’s suffering lower classes. However, in his rhetorical enthusiasm for the poor and downtrodden, the pope is taking a decidedly different tone from that of his predecessors, one that appears to show sympathy for the region’s controversial tradition of liberation theology, as well as other ideologically-charged political causes....
On the very day he took possession of the Chair of Peter, Pope Benedict XVI declared his intention to subsume his personal ideas and predilections to the office of the Vicar of Christ:
The Pope is not an absolute monarch whose thoughts and desires are law. On the contrary: the Pope's ministry is a guarantee of obedience to Christ and to his Word. He must not proclaim his own ideas, but rather 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….
This from David Limbaugh: "Much of the establishment’s criticism of Donald Trump comes from its failure to comprehend the reasons for his soaring popularity.
"Establishment types seem untroubled by the problems facing America, so they can’t understand the urgency that fathered Trump’s rise. Minor adjustments to the Hindenburg’s dining room menu just aren’t going to cut it.
"Their overwrought analysis, their hand-wringing and their contemptuousness for Trump betray a disdain not only for Trump but for Americans who recognize the gravity of America’s predicament – and who, in desperation, have turned to Trump for bold action.
"It’s hard to overstate Americans’ concern for the state of the nation. Horrified by President Obama’s Sherman-esque march through America, they are tired of hearing that nothing can be done. They are through with empty promises from establishment politicians." READ MORE HERE
REMNANT COMMENT: If nothing else, Donald Trump's growing popularity is proof positive that political correctness can be overcome by those who have the guts (and/or the money) to stand up to it. Last night on Hannity, Trump went out of his way to embrace mainstream America, vowing to protect gun rights, abolish Obamacare, deep-six Common Core as his first acts in office, after building his wall on our southern border, of course, and stopping Muslim immigration altogether.
Will he come through on any of those promises? Who knows! But he's having so much fun rattling the cage of the politically correct, mainstream elites in both parties that even long-time holdouts such as Patrick J. Buchanan are egging him on now.
Again, not an endorsement. But Trump's success should at least encourage us to stop being straightjacketed by the PC Gestapo. Those guys are terrified of Trump. Why? Because he can't be bought and he can’t be silenced. And whether that terror is justified or not, the takeaway for the rest of us is to wake up, man up and start fighting back, telling them exactly where they can all get off.
This entire militantly secularist, atheist revolution in politics depends on their ability to silence opposition, to make us go mute out of fear of their raw power. But if we overcome that fear, they lose. And this is why the establishment hates this billionaire entertainer/businessman--he's encouraging the regular folks to stand up and say: "We're just not gonna take it anymore!"
Trump may well be a nutter, but what he's tapping into is anything but nuts. This is going to be fun to watch!
This from CNSNews.com Although the Catholic Church teaches that homosexual acts are “intrinsically disordered,” constitute “grave depravity,” and can never “be approved,” the Catholic bishops of New York State “have not taken a position” on past bills and “do not foresee taking a position” on Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s new order banning private and public health insurers from covering gay conversion therapy for minors.
Cuomo, a Catholic who supports homosexual marriage and abortion, made his announcement about prohibiting health care coverage for conversion (or reparative) therapy on Saturday, Feb. 6. READ MORE HERE
REMNANT COMMENT: So far this has been the reaction of the brave bishops of New York State:
Cowards such as these clearly do not possess the stuff of which martyrs are made. They’re so busy eliminating hills on which they will not die, that before long they’ll be lying in a barren desert somewhere, dying comfortably in their beds, having never taken a serious stand on anything that matters.
St. John Fisher must be rolling over in his grave.
N.Y. Catholic Bishops Won’t Oppose Gov. Cuomo’s Rule To Stop Health Coverage for Gay Conversion TherapyBy: Michael J. Matt | Editor
Editor’s Note: This article was first published in The Remnant in 2010. Since Pope Francis has now pulled back the curtain to further expose the radical coup d’état that has been underway in the Church for a long time, however, I feel certain that thinking Catholics are more disposed than ever to acknowledge the “progressive” innovations of the past half century as self-inflicted assaults on the Bride of Christ. The attack on the Mass has been well documented in these pages, but the “reform” of the Rosary was no less revolutionary in its audacity. Codified by St. Pius V at the Council of Trent, the Rosary’s traditional form, given to us by Our Lady herself through St. Dominic, is what it is for reasons that far outweigh any human aspirations to add elements to it, no matter how pious those elements may be.
It’s early morning, still dark in Palmer Woods. The street lights are on, shining on the glaze of frost that covers the ground. There’s not a sound in my writing room, but the silence won’t last. Soon the rumble of engines and the thud of wheels on the pavement will break the quiet dawn
The neighbors are going to work. The few children who live in the great old houses will be shuttled off to school. An hour more, and the houses will be empty.
May 11 – May 23, 2016
(25th Anniversary of the U.S. Chapter of Our Lady of Guadalupe) On Pentecost, join 15,000 Catholics who will be walking from Paris to Chartres on the 3-day, 70-mile medieval-style: Pilgrimage of Notre-Dame de Chretiente!
Join Michael J. Matt and 50 American Catholics on Pilgrimage in France! Guides to Include James Bogle and Oxford Historian Dr. John Rao
"For the best part of two decades, Mena appeared at parishes or prayer groups in Los Angeles, San Bernardino, Stockton, Fresno and Orange counties... He showed up at St. Mary parish in Fontana more than five years ago and celebrated mass on a few occasions, a spokesman for the Diocese of San Bernardino said."
REMNANT COMMENT: You don't say! I wonder what would happen if a SSPX priest in cassock were to turn up at St. Mary parish in Fontana and announce that he'd be saying the Mass and hearing a few confessions this afternoon. No problem, right? Yeah, right!
I guess this nutter appeared to be in full communion with Rome -- so whatevs.
Not a lot of oversight going on in the Novus Ordo these days. So long as you're not a traditionalist you can pretty much do whatever the heck you want.
Gen. Mark A. Milley, chief of staff of the Army, and Gen. Robert B. Neller, the Marine Corps commandant, both said they were in favor of the change during an occasionally contentious Senate Armed Services Committee hearing on the full integration of women in the military. The generals, both infantry officers, offered their opinions in response to a question from Sen. Claire McCaskill (D-Mo.), who said that she also is in favor of the change.
“Senator, I think that all eligible and qualified men and women should register for the draft,” said Milley, echoing the remarks of Neller.
After the hearing, Neller added in a short interview that any young American as a rite of passage should have to register for Selective Service….
“Carter’s action allows women for the first time to apply for a variety of physically punishing positions, including Army and Marine Corps infantryman, as well as Special Operations jobs, including Navy SEAL and Green Beret. The Defense Department plans to begin implementing associated changes in training and evaluation by April 1.” READ MORE HERE
REMNANT COMMENT: I have five daughters, and the day that this increasingly demonic government attempts to drag them into combat is the day I take my family and leave this country. I don’t care what they do to me, but I fear the sick tortures of mind and body these globalist Christophobes have in store for my children and grandchildren.
My mother died last month, and so death came knocking in a close and personal way for our family. But, you know what? Here was a woman of the old world who could still remember horse-drawn carts, for example, on the streets of St. Paul when she was a little girl. She never let go of the old Catholic Faith in which she came of age long before the Hiroshima event of Vatican II. She was open to life—no, I mean REALLY open to life—having given birth to nine children and 105 practicing Catholic grandchildren.
But by 2016 I think my mother had grown so tired of this psychotic brave new world of ours, where men marry men, women murder their babies and now girls will be sent onto battlefields not as nurses, like my mother had been, but as bloody combatants.
God help us, what a monster this evil Goddess Liberty has turned out to be. Mothers, sisters and daughters in combat—how liberating! Here’s where their precious ‘pill’ has taken them, to a world robbed of the civilizing leaven of femininity, with no maternal heart, no womanly gentleness, no queenly grace, no beauty, no life.
Just an ugly, sterile, globalist prison filled with testosterone, crime, drugs and brutal sex. Not only is chivalry dead but its point and purpose no longer exists.
The Godless ones are clearly transforming our world into a place where the sting of death may soon seem a small price to pay to get out, and where the living may well come to envy the dead.
This is the New World Order…and it will be no place to live. Everything true, good and beautiful is being systematically eradicated before our eyes, and now this modern Moloch wants to devour our little girls on the altar of Liberty.
They’ve taken God’s greatest gifts and urinated all over them all—from life, to love, to family, to innocence, to grace, to true liberty. I know I’m not the only one who’s grown supremely weary of the whole bloody reign of spiritual and moral terror. I cling to my faith, my rosary, my family—but I know the mob is coming to take them all away in due time.
Lord bring on thy wrath for it can be no worse than the hell on earth that is rising up before us now. Only Christ can deliver us from this beast, which is why I swear allegiance to Him and to Him alone as though my life and soul depended on it, which, of course, they do.
This just in from Patrick J. Buchanan: "The conservative movement is starting to look a lot like Syria.
"Baited, taunted, mocked by Fox News, Donald Trump told Roger Ailes what he could do with his Iowa debate, and marched off to host a Thursday night rally for veterans at the same time in Des Moines.
"Message: I speak for the silent majority, Roger, not you, not Megyn Kelly, not Fox News. Diss me, and I will do fine without Fox. And so the civil-sectarian war on the right widens and deepens. And two questions arise: Will the conservative movement and Republican Party unite behind Trump if he is the nominee? And will the movement and party come together if Trump is not the nominee?
"A breakdown of the balance of forces in this civil-sectarian war finds most of the media elite of the right recoiling from Trump, while Trump leads by a huge margin in Middle America.
"National Review, Commentary, The Weekly Standard, Wall Street Journal, and the conservative and neocon columnists on the op-ed pages at The Washington Post and The New York Times have almost all come out viscerally against Trump. READ COLUMN HERE
REMNANT COMMENT: Trump is who he is. No changing that. No sugar-coating it. No denying it, either. On the other hand, I think we've all had our fill of the one-party system posing as two, right? I mean, lots of folks are waking up to the game of good cop, bad cop that's been going on for so many years now. The deception, the lies, the nation building, the radical shift to the left on moral issues—all consistently facilitated by the neocons.
"Pro-life" GOP presidents with pro-abortion wives, for example, all the way back to and including Ronald Reagan. Doesn’t that just seem a wee bit too precious? Imagine if your spouse--the love of your life and mother of your children—had one “tiny” flaw: she thought it was okay to murder babies in their mother’s womb. That wouldn’t be an impediment to your happy marriage? Really?!
Don’t you see? It’s all part of the game called politics and power. And now we have "Conservative" talk show hosts on FNC approving "gay marriage" because, well, that's what a "freedom-loving, great American" does. "So jump onboard, conservative America! We're all doing it now."
It's all so much smoke in mirrors designed to distract, misdirect and deceive good folks. But the wild popularity of Trump suggests millions of them have had enough and that the prospect of an actual change (in the sense of a disruption of the neocon globalist agenda) is becoming popular among folks who self-identify as conservatives.
So now a businessman wants to take a crack at the White House. You know what, friends? It can't be any worse than yet another politically correct careerist politician with a pro-abortion wife who'll continue to sell America out to Israel, do nothing about abortion, embrace "gay marriage" and still get to call himself a "conservative." Enough already. Let's at least take that word back!
I haven't been able to vote in good conscience for quite some time, and I doubt much will change in that regard this time around. But, please, let's not pretend that The Donald is about to derail a Christian confessional state headed up by Jebmagne, or Chris Christie the Great, or Emperor Marco of Austria. Nothing is going to change with any of these guys, and we all know it won't.
Trump’s running the American government like a business, on the other hand, may not do much for America's soul (neither do the globalist policies of the neocons) but it might just buy us some time by inadvertently disrupting our nation’s mad dash into NWO oblivion. He does, after all, have "interests" to protect, especially his own. For this guy, the White House is a step down; so at least he may not be yet another goofball puppet.
I'm not endorsing Trump. I'm only pointing out that the two-party political system in this country has been a sham for years, and that maybe, finally, that at least will come tumbling down and voters will stop trusting faux conservatives just because they've stapled an "R" to their backsides. Let's hope the Trump phenom helps to expose the "conservative vs. liberal" shell game that's been going on for far too long.
Pat's right! With the neocons in a Trumped up scramble, at least this will be an interesting election to watch for a change.