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Publication Notice: This issue of The Remnant was delayed due to the passing of Mrs. Walter Matt. It is dated January 31, 2016, and is currently in the mail.  You can read the new issue online by subscribing to THE REMNANT E-EDITION.   

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Michael J. Matt
From the Editor’s Desk…  Saying Goodbye to Granny
A personal refection of the life and death of Mrs. Walter Matt. More than a mere homage, this article attempts to shed light on what it was about this Catholic woman that enabled her to successfully raise 113 practicing traditional Catholic offspring. 

Christopher A. Ferrara “
It’s very entertaining to be Pope!” On the Apotheosis of Jorge Mario Bergoglio

Susan Claire Potts Apollyon Unleashed Holy Matrimony vs. the Pill (and all its works on pomps) 

Hilary White  “How to Depose a Pope” (with apologies to Robert Siscoe) 
As the Church continues to careen madly towards the edge of open schism, more and more people are starting to wonder more seriously just what it’s possible to do about this pope.

Father John Echert Eternal Rest Grant unto Marilyn Matt: The Sermon for a Requiem.

Father Ladis J. Cizik   TLM 101:
The Prayers Before the Consecration: WHO is Doing WHAT?

Lives of the Saints  
Saint Genèvieve (c. 422–512) lived a life of constant prayer and charity, as well as self-imposed austerity. She became known as the “Patron Saint of Paris” after she helped avert an attack on the city by Attila the Hun. Now here is a real woman!

Elizabeth Yore  Spotlight on a Voice from the Past 
If you saw the movie, Spotlight, you may have overlooked a very poignant and compelling moment. Bishop John D’Arcy, RIP

Nicholas Rao On the Culture Front…
St. Genesius’ Burden: Reflections on the Art of Acting

Timothy Cullen  The Qualities of Mercy
If the late R&B singer-songwriter Marvin Gaye (1939-1984) thought that things weren’t “what they used to be” in 1971, nearly 45 years later… Words fail. So, what about Pope Francis’s notion of mercy?

Dominic Rizzo  
An update on the FSSP Mission in Nigeria

Father Celatus The Last Word…Pope Francis Nails It!
For the first time in this pontificate, I absolutely agree with Francis.

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Michael J. Matt | Editor

Michael J. Matt has been an editor of The Remnant since 1990. Since 1994, he has been the newspaper's editor. A graduate of Christendom College, Michael Matt has written hundreds of articles on the state of the Church and the modern world. He is the host of The Remnant Underground and Remnant TV's The Remnant Forum. He's been U.S. Coordinator for Notre Dame de Chrétienté in Paris--the organization responsible for the Pentecost Pilgrimage to Chartres, France--since 2000.  Mr. Matt has led the U.S. contingent on the Pilgrimage to Chartres for the last 24 years. He is a lecturer for the Roman Forum's Summer Symposium in Gardone Riviera, Italy. He is the author of Christian Fables, Legends of Christmas and Gods of Wasteland (Fifty Years of Rock ‘n’ Roll) and regularly delivers addresses and conferences to Catholic groups about the Mass, home-schooling, and the culture question. Together with his wife, Carol Lynn and their seven children, Mr. Matt currently resides in St. Paul, Minnesota.