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In a recent letter, Rockville Centre Bishop William Murphy also directly shot down the “personally opposed” argument often used by pro-abortion candidates and those who support them to justify backing legalized abortion. READ ARTICLE HERE
REMNANT COMMENT: Excellent, but with one small caveat: Supporting abortion, according to the bishop of Rockville Centre, 'disqualifies them from receiving our vote"...but does not necessarily disqualify them from receiving Holy Communion?
It's so encouraging to see His Excellency speaking out on this, as he did in defense of marriage last year, but one wonders why these more conservative bishops will not take the same stand against pro-abort politicians already in office.
In this excellent statement Bishop Murphy is adamant against voting for pro-abort politicians, even though he has yet (to our knowledge) to counsel his priests to deny the same pro-aborts Holy Communion.
A more consistent message from the more conservative bishops, all day every day, would it seems to us cause these rather desperate, eleventh-hour admonishments against voting for pro-aborts to become something of a moot point.
Thanks to Bishop Murphy for a strong statement against voting for pro-aborts. Now let us pray that an equally strong statement against giving them Holy Communion is forthcoming.
(Remnant Translation of La Porte Latine Press Release) Nov. 2, 2016 - On reading the joint declaration which the Pope made with the representatives of the Lutheran church in Sweden on 31st October, on the occasion of the fifth centenary of Luther's revolt against the Catholic Church, our sadness has reached new depths.
Faced with the genuine scandal represented by such a declaration in which historical errors, grave attacks on the preaching of the Catholic Faith and a false humanism, source of so many evils, follow one after the other, we cannot remain silent.
Under the fallacious pretext of love of neighbor and the desire for an artificial and illusory unity, the Catholic Faith is sacrificed on the altar of that ecumenism which puts the salvation of souls in peril. The most enormous errors and the Truth of Our Lord Jesus Christ are put on an equal footing.
How can we be “profoundly thankful for the spiritual and theological gifts received through the Reformation”, when Luther manifested a diabolical hatred towards the Sovereign Pontiff, a blasphemous scorn for the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass, as well as a refusal of the saving Grace of Our Lord Jesus Christ? He also destroyed the doctrine on the Eucharist by refusing Transubstantiation, turned souls away from the Most Blessed Virgin Mary and denied the existence of Purgatory.
No, Protestantism brought nothing to Catholicism! It ruined the unity of Christendom, separated whole countries from the Catholic Church, plunged souls into error, putting their eternal salvation in peril. We Catholics want Protestants to return to the unique fold of Christ which is the Catholic Church and we pray for this intention.
In these days when we celebrate all the Saints, we call out to Saint Pius V, Saint Charles Borromeo, Saint Ignatius and Saint Peter Canisius who heroically fought the Protestant heresy and saved the Catholic Church.
We invite the faithful of the District of France to pray and do penance for the Sovereign Pontiff so that Our Lord, whose Vicar he is, may preserve him from error and keep him in the Truth of which he is the guardian.
I invite the priests of the District to celebrate a Mass of reparation and to organise a Holy Hour before the Blessed Sacrament to ask pardon for these scandals and to beg Our Lord to calm the tempest which has been shaking the Church for more than half a century now.
Our Lady Help of Christians, save the Catholic Church and pray for us!
Father Christian Bouchacourt
District Superior of France for the Society of Saint Pius X
REMNANT EDITOR’S RESPONSE: Amen! The clear sensus Catholicus that marks this powerful statement from Fr. Christian Bouchacourt, SSPX, is precisely what is missing from the Church today, and what has been missing from the Church since December 8, 1965. In fact, its absence explains the great apostasy. Thank you, Fr. Bouchacourt. May God bless you abundantly for your courage. MJM
Joint Declaration Between the Pope and the Lutheran Church: A Communiqué of the SSPX French District SuperiorWritten by Father Christian Bouchacourt, District Superior of France for the Society of Saint Pius X
On Tuesday, 18 October 2016, at St. Titus Church, Aliquippa, Pennsylvania, the Knights of Columbus Woodlawn Council 2161 Traditional Latin Mass Guild hosted a Pontifical Low Mass offered by Bishop Athanasius Schneider, Auxiliary Bishop of the Archdiocese of Mary Most Holy in Astana, Kazakhstan. Bishop Schneider offered the Mass for the Feast of St. Luke. READ MORE HERE
REMNANT COMMENT: Bishop Athanasius Schneider -- one of the last truly humble and holy princes of the Church left in the world today. May God watch over him and guide him always.
Dear Michael Matt,
We are sending the following Appeal and Petition to you, with the hope that you might give it some additional publicity as soon as practical. As you will see, it is a plea for scholars and writers and academics to join us in pledging their support for the agenda advocated by presidential candidate Donald J. Trump. Among the signatories are a number of traditional Catholic academics, and we hope to enlist additional names.
We believe the viciously anti-Catholic positions of Hillary Clinton and her program to impose a not-so-soft globalist totalitarianism on this nation, must be opposed. And we hope to get this message out to various web sites and online sources.
Thank you, and God bless your efforts!
The following statement of support for Donald Trump is intended to counteract the dishonest presentation of this promising presidential candidate by much of the national media. Those who have attached their signatures to this statement are accredited scholars, mostly with PhD s, who are endorsing Donald Trump as a credible candidate for the presidency and as the only barrier now standing between us and (Heaven forfend!) the election of Hillary Clinton. It is our hope that the appearance of this statement on respected websites will generate signatures from other scholars and that our statement of support can be placed in the national press. We are fully aware that signing this statement will not bring the signatory the same professional rewards as speaking at a conference on why Trump is a “fascist” or on why he reminds one of the late German Fuhrer. Expressing support for the Republican presidential candidate undoubtedly requires more courage, particularly for someone in the academic profession. But we trust that there are lots of courageous scholars who read this website and who will be eager to append their signatures to our statement.
Conveners of this list
We the undersigned scholars hereby express our support for the presidential bid of Donald J. Trump and his agenda for a renewed America, and we invite others to join us. While we recognize that our candidate may be an imperfect vehicle, the agenda he has laid out for America is critical if our nation is to avoid continuing decline. The prospect of a Hillary Clinton presidency is more dangerous than the past personal imperfections of a Donald Trump.
Contrary to what is disseminated by both the mainstream media and by certain members of the Washington/New York political establishment, supporters of the Trump agenda are by no means limited to the badly educated and ill-informed. We feature numerous academics and other professionals who share the vision of “making America great again.” We are vitally concerned about reversing the direction in which this country has been moving for decades under both Democratic and Republican administrations alike. We want to move away from harming our economically strained middle and working classes. We reject the pattern of stifling freedom of thought and speech that is being imposed by government agencies, as well as by the media and our universities in the name of an increasingly restrictive political correctness. Moreover, the Trump agenda emphasizes the importance of the rule of law in civilized society, and the necessity of law and order, and the protection of private property. The Donald Trump agenda is committed to making our borders and our streets truly safe and secure.
Finally, we see a Trump administration as an opportunity to give new direction to American foreign policy. Neither an isolationist retrenchment nor an ideological crusade, a Trump administration will base its dealings with other nations firmly on rational American interests. Such an agenda has deep and honorable roots in American history. Donald Trump has repeatedly stated that our nation must chart a path in international relations that avoids the policy of playing policeman to the entire world or confusing statecraft with a globalist democratic agenda that supposedly fits all situations. We believe a Donald Trump administration will offer an alternative to the failed policies of recent presidents.
We invite those scholars who share this vision of a renewed America to join us in this ongoing effort. We believe this agenda to make America great again transcends political parties and is vital for our future.
Wayne M. Adler, JD, Seton Hall
Walter Block, Professor of Economics, Loyola University, New Orleans; PhD, Columbia University
Darren Beattie, Duke University; PhD, Duke University
David Brook, Director (retired), North Carolina Division of Archives and History; PhD, North Carolina State University
Boyd Cathey, State Registrar (retired), North Carolina Division of Archives and History; MA (Jefferson Fellow), University of Virginia; PhD, University of Navarra, Spain
Marshall DeRosa, Florida Atlantic University; PhD, University of Houston
Paul Gottfried, Elizabethtown College, Raffensperger Professor of Humanities Emeritus; PhD, Yale University
Fran Griffin, President, Fitzgerald Griffin Foundation; MA, University of Chicago
Michael Hickman, University of Mary; PhD, Catholic University of America
James Kalb, JD, Yale University 1978
Jack Kerwick, Rowan College, New Jersey; PhD, Temple University
Donald Livingston, Professor of Philosophy (Emeritus), Emory University; PhD, Washington University
John M. Longino, MBA, University of Texas
Wayne Lutton, Editor of Social Contract; PhD, Johns Hopkins University
Christopher Manion, Professor, Christendom College; PhD, Notre Dame University
Brion McClanahan, PhD, University of South Carolina
Donald W. Miller, Professor of Surgery (emeritus), Seattle Swedish Medical Center
John Newhard, East Tennessee State University; PhD, Clemson University
Eric Obermayer, Professional Engineer; MS, Michigan Technological Institute
Larry Odzak, Visiting Scholar (emeritus), University of North Carolina; PhD, University of Florida
Dan “Red” Phillips, Assistant Professor of Psychiatry, Mercer University; MD, Emory University,
Ralph Raico, Professor, SUNY Buffalo; PhD, University of Chicago
Kurt Roemer, University of San Francisco; MMS, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Jesse Russell, University of Mary; PhD, Louisiana State University
Carmine T. Sarraccino, Professor of English, Elizabethtown College; PhD, University of Michigan
Mirand Sharma, MD, Emergency Medicine Specialist
Frank J. Tipler, Professor, Tulane University; PhD, University of Maryland
Clyde Wilson, Professor of History (emeritus), University of South Carolina; PhD, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
This just in from our friends at LifeSiteNews:
BALTIMORE, Maryland , October 17, 2016 (LifeSiteNews) – Catholic Relief Services facilitated the distribution of more than two million units of various types of contraception, including abortifacients, in the Democratic Republic of Congo over the course of four years, the Lepanto Institute says in a new report.
The program resulted in skyrocketing birth control use in the region where previously residents had minimal knowledge of contraception, says Lepanto.
The US Bishops’ international relief agency was an implementing partner from 2006 to 2010 in the US-funded Project AXxes, in which “family planning” was a “key objective,” delivering contraception, including abortifacients, Intra Uterine Devices (IUD) and related insertion kits, and also surgical sterilization kits, according to the program documents. READ ARTICLE HERE
REMNANT COMMENT: Right! So, every year the Catholic faithful are required to slog through Catholic Relief Sunday, where sermons (sorry, 'homilies') panhandling for Catholic Relief Services assure them that God needs their support of the charlatans over at CRS.
This year they really laid it on thick, telling Catholics that donating to CRS actually "helps Jesus in disguise." I'll say! – if the Jesus Who’s out there promoting condoms and abortions is anything at all, He's deep under cover. In fact, maybe it’s not Jesus under there at all. Maybe it's just the ghost of Margaret Sanger pretending to be Jesus.
Anyway, you know what? We're quite done here. Not another penny. In fact, the next time any priest—following his bishop's order, no doubt—comes into the pulpit to insult the intelligence of his flock by claiming that CRS is doing "God's holy work" let's simply stand up and walk out, families in tow.
Maybe, in the case of some of the good priests who agree with us on this scam, we can prevail upon them to walk out with us. (Wouldn’t that be fun?)
Really, enough already! It will be a cold day in Hell before they get any more money from us. In fact, they'll have to pry it from our cold, dead fingers.
Have a nice day, Your Excellencies. Or, as Jesus might say: Repent now... or go to hell!
There's a Reason the World Loves Pope Francis
So, here's the headline: Pope rips ‘hypocrisy’ of Christians who reject refugees, says proselytism is ‘venom’ Nope, it's not The Remnant's. This time it's CatholicCulture.org. But, wait! There's more:
Pope Francis assailed Christians who oppose the acceptance of refugees, and those who seek to convince others of the truth of their faith, in remarks to a visiting German group on October 13.
Breaking away from his prepared remarks, the Pope said told the ecumenical group that he is appalled by “the contradiction of those who want to defend Christianity in the West, and, on the other hand, are against refugees and other religions.” He also spoke of his distaste for proselytism.
“It’s not right to convince someone of your faith,” the Pope said. “Proselytism is the strongest venom against the path of ecumenism.” READ HERE
REMNANT COMMENT: I just can't wait for Jimmy Akin to give us 11 things to know and share about why this seemingly confusing and angry papal rant is, in fact, a brilliant Catholic answer.
Perhaps, Jimmy shares the Pope's contention that something must be done about all those millions and millions of Catholics out there who, every day, go about foisting themselves on non-Catholics, cajoling them to convert, terrorizing them with medieval claims that the jaws of hell yawn wide before the unsuspecting non-Catholic who refuses to convert.
This intimidating "proselytism," so characteristic of modern Catholics, is a huge problem. YUGE! And I for one am happy the pope is finally tackling it. It's what I call "guts poping". But Jimmy will explain it far better than I can.
From The Venom Of Global Proselytism, Libera Nos Domine!
Pope Francis: “It’s not right to convince someone of your faith. Proselytism is the strongest venom against the path of ecumenism.”Written by Michael J. Matt | Editor
This just in from LawNewz:
"....interesting emails from the archives of Colin Powell’s Gmail account... were leaked en masse on Tuesday night. What stands out is that they relate to his experiences attending the secretive, shadowy Bohemian Grove encampment this past July. Bohemian Grove was described in a 2011 Washington Post article by Elizabeth Flock as a gathering of “some of the richest and most powerful men in the world gather at a 2,700 acre campground in Monte Rio, Calif., for two weeks of heavy drinking, super-secret talks, druid worship, […] and other rituals.” Only one of these rituals, shot by conspiracy theorist Alex Jones, exists on video.The theoretical end game of the retreat is “to escape the ‘frontier culture,’ or uncivilized interests, of common men.” Members and guests reportedly include former Vice President Dick Cheney, Walter Cronkite, Clint Eastwood, and most Republican presidents since Dwight Eisenhower. So it’s no surprise that Powell is on their list of elites, but what is surprising is how willing he is to dish on the meetings.
This email, sent from Powell to former Canadian Attorney General Peter MacKay on July 24th, shows Powell talking about how the Bohemian Grove attendees in general are planning to vote in the upcoming presidential election (screenshots at the bottom of this post):
"Peter, I am back from the Bohemian Grove. Surprise, surprise, I sat next to Stephen Harper a couple of times and had a nice discussion. Grove attendees know that Trump is a disaster. Most will vote against, but quite a few will not vote for Hillary and will vote for a third party candidate. Strange doings down here. Otherwise all is well with the Powells. We’ll sneak away for a few days in August. Of course I’d love to see you. Let me know your dates. I told Stephen that you seemed quite content in your new place in life. All the best, Colin" READ ARTICLE HERE
REMNANT COMMENT: Perhaps the most encouraging thing about the deeply flawed Donald Trump is the basket of powerful deplorable that hate him.
Cigars, Beer, Debate, Discussion
The man who debated the President of the United States...
to debate Remnant columnist Christopher Ferrara next Tuesday in St. Paul
Next Tuesday. October 11, 2016, the AOTM is proud to welcome:
Ambassador Alan Keyes and Remnant columnist Chris Ferrara
Calling All Christian Men
Its' decision time. What are you going to do in November?
Can Catholics in good conscience vote for either Hillary Clinton or Donald Trump?
Two conservative Catholic heavyweights
This just in from the NYSUN.com:
"In another blow to American global leadership the Obama administration is abdicating control of the Internet. Countries that loathe freedom are gaining more influence over what you’ll be able to find on the web.
America started the Internet and from its inception served as its guardian, guaranteeing that virtually any person or group, no matter how controversial, could add a website to the worldwide network. But on October 1, the Obama administration surrendered American oversight to a multinational organization, ICANN, which stands for Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers.
ICANN will have sole power to grant web addresses — or deny them, essentially banning sites from the Internet. If a site doesn’t have an address from ICANN, you won’t be able to find it. READ STORY HERE
REMNANT COMMENT: Pure Orwellianism! Perhaps this will help Remnant website visitors understand why we have been adamant for 21 years that we will not give up on The Remnant's newsprint edition--the most expensive and time-consuming aspect of our apostolate. Obviously, it's only a matter of time before "hate sites" like ours will be shut down by the New World Disordered ones.
Back in January of 2013, for example, I reiterated my concern over the future of the Internet:
There is no question that newsprint is a dying model. There is no question that newsprint must survive. Contradiction? Not at all. Once the Internet becomes completely hostile to all things Catholic the plug on the Catholic press will be pulled—literally overnight. Something must survive in order to keep the Catholic press alive after that happens. It will be physical magazines, books and newspapers, plain and simple. To survive, the Catholic press will have to go back to the future.
I guess we weren't so paranoid after all. And once Americans send the Demonic Duo (Bill and Hillary) back to the White House for another 8 years, just imagine the acceleration of Orwellian projects such as these that's in store for us.
The Remnant has been quietly building up its old and out-of-date newsprint edition for years, absolutely anticipating this totalitarian action on the part of the Christophobes in Washington and beyond. In fact, thanks be to God, The Remnant’s print edition now supports itself with little to no outside advertising revenue. The Remnant goes to press every two weeks on the strength of paid subscription revenue and small donations from you. Not bad for an old dinosaur, right?
With God's help, The Remnant's not going anywhere, but will continue to oppose the evil agenda of these Christophobes for as long as God gives us air to breathe.
Please join us in making sure that the insufferable Obama and Grandma Clinton never succeed in completely silencing the Catholic press apostolate.
This just in from creamcitycatholic.com:
"Enjoy this breathtaking video about the history of Saint Stanislaus. It was produced by Bolder Pictures in celebration of the parish’s 150th year anniversary.
"This past Sunday, Bishop Joseph Perry, auxiliary bishop of Chicago, presided at the consecration of the new high altar, which was done in the rarely seen traditional rite. The consecration and Pontifical High Mass after were beautiful. (Listen to his homily here.) The previous evening, Archbishop Jerome Listecki, Milwaukee’s archbishop, presided at Te Deum and benediction with the Blessed Sacrament. On both days, the church was packed. It was a remarkable weekend for Saint Stanislaus... READ AND WATCH HERE
REMNANT COMMENT: Further proof that no matter what happens--another dozen scandals out of Rome, a presidential perfect storm in Washington, D.C., the global war on Tradition (liturgically, morally, socially) --the old Faith will survive. The followers of Jesus Chris will outlast the followers of Antichrist, and the revolution will fail. It's just a matter of time, prayer and perseverance.