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  • [Catholic Caucus] The Patient Who Refuses to Die and the Quixotic Intellectuals who Defend the Liturgy of Ages

    06/12/2024 7:18:51 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 2 replies
    The Remnant Newspaper ^ | June 6, 2024 | Robert Lazu Kmita
    [Catholic Caucus] The Patient Who Refuses to Die and the Quixotic Intellectuals who Defend the Liturgy of AgesThe Evangelist Matthew relates that after the death of the Savior Christ, those who had orchestrated his execution had one major concern: to obtain the guard of the tomb where Joseph of Arimathea had placed Jesus’ body. Before Pilate, they explained that they feared lest the “heresies” of the one killed spread even more, in the event that his disciples stole his body (Matthew 27:63-64). Pilate granted them the requested soldiers. The tomb was sealed and placed under Roman guard.Why did I summarize...
  • The Synodal Church is Shaping Up to be Protestantism in Union with a Bishop of Rome

    06/10/2024 11:31:42 AM PDT · by ebb tide · 327 replies
    The Remnant Newspaper ^ | June 10, 2024 | Robert Morrison
    The Synodal Church is Shaping Up to be Protestantism in Union with a Bishop of Rome In his 1928 encyclical on religious unity, Mortalium Animos, Pope Pius XI wrote that Christian unity can only be achieved through the process of non-Catholics returning to the “one true Church”:“[T]he union of Christians can only be promoted by promoting the return to the one true Church of Christ of those who are separated from it, for in the past they have unhappily left it. To the one true Church of Christ, we say, which is visible to all, and which is to remain,...
  • Making Reparation For the Offenses Against the Sacred Heart of Jesus That Have Grown Progressively Worse Since Vatican II

    06/06/2024 10:35:51 AM PDT · by ebb tide · 233 replies
    The Remnant Newspaper ^ | June 5, 2024 | Robert Morrison
    Making Reparation For the Offenses Against the Sacred Heart of Jesus That Have Grown Progressively Worse Since Vatican IIIn his June 5, 2024 General Audience, Francis announced his intention to publish a document on devotion to the Sacred Heart of Jesus in September:“We are passing through this month dedicated to the Sacred Heart. . . This is why I am pleased to prepare a document that brings together the precious reflections of previous Magisterial texts and a long history that goes back to the Sacred Scriptures, in order to re-propose today, to the whole Church, this devotion imbued with spiritual...
  • Why Harrison Butker Attends the Latin Mass and You Should Too

    05/30/2024 1:46:02 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 60 replies
    One Peter Five ^ | May 30, 2024 | Carina Benton
    Why Harrison Butker Attends the Latin Mass and You Should TooOf all the Catholic truth bombs Harrison Butker dropped on the graduating class of Benedictine College in a commencement address that has generated almost two weeks of vilification and vitriol, one of the most powerful was his endorsement of the Traditional Latin Mass. As Butker explained, “I do not attend the TLM because I think I’m better than others, or for the smells and bells, or even for the love of Latin. I attend the TLM because I believe just as the God of the Old Testament was pretty particular...
  • [Catholic Caucus] The Benedictine College Nuns “Leaned Into” the Vatican II Revolution to Foul Mr. Butker

    05/27/2024 10:59:36 AM PDT · by ebb tide · 10 replies
    The Remnant Newspaper ^ | Robert Morrison
    [Catholic Caucus] The Benedictine College Nuns “Leaned Into” the Vatican II Revolution to Foul Mr. Butker One of the aspects of Vatican II that its liberal defenders seem to ignore these days is the Council’s defense of freedom of conscience, especially in religious matters, as set forth in the Declaration on Religious Freedom, Dignitatis Humanae:“On his part, man perceives and acknowledges the imperatives of the divine law through the mediation of conscience. In all his activity a man is bound to follow his conscience in order that he may come to God, the end and purpose of life. It follows...
  • [Catholic Caucus] Italy faces catastrophic collapse of Catholic faith as Mass attendance falls to 10% or below

    05/25/2024 3:20:49 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 39 replies
    LIfeSite News ^ | April 15, 2024 | Louis Knuffke
    [Catholic Caucus] Italy faces catastrophic collapse of Catholic faith as Mass attendance falls to 10% or belowThe steady, even accelerating, decline in the practice of the Catholic faith among Italians is detailed in a new study published by Professor Luca Diotallevi of the University of Rome.Traditionally Catholic Italy is facing a catastrophic collapse of the faith as Mass attendance falls precipitously to 10 percent of the population and even less in some areas. The steady, even accelerating, decline in the practice of the Catholic faith among Italians is detailed in a new study published by Professor Luca Diotallevi of the...
  • [Catholic Caucus] Three Broken Canons in the New Code

    05/24/2024 10:18:08 AM PDT · by ebb tide · 1 replies
    Pilgrim Priest ^ | May 21, 2024 | Fr. David Nix
    [Catholic Caucus] Three Broken Canons in the New CodeJust as in the days of Christ, it was the scribes and Pharisees (obsessed with the law instead of the Gospel) who crucified Christ. So also today, canon lawyers now crucify the Catholic Church by legalism. It’s not that Canon Law is the problem. Canon Law was originally set up to be at the service of the Gospel, not a replacement of it. But it is being manipulated by corrupt bishops to promote an anti-Gospel in many American dioceses. We will look at three of the worst abuses of the new Code...
  • False Ecumenism Operates as a Blasphemous Anti-Pentecost in the Catholic Church

    05/22/2024 1:30:03 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 6 replies
    The Remnant Newspaper ^ | May 22, 2024 | Robert Morrison
    False Ecumenism Operates as a Blasphemous Anti-Pentecost in the Catholic ChurchIn his The Liturgical Year, Dom Guéranger described the great transformation that took place on the first Pentecost:“These hundred and twenty disciples need but to speak of the Son of God, made Man, and our Redeemer; of the Holy Ghost, who renews our souls; of the heavenly Father, who loves and adopts us as His children: their word will find thousands to believe and welcome it. Those that receive it shall be called the Catholic Church, that is, universal, existing in all places and times. Jesus had said: ‘Go, teach...
  • [Catholic Caucus] Francis’s “Creative Fidelity to Tradition” and the Complete Impotence of the Vatican II

    05/13/2024 6:23:49 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 1 replies
    Remant Newspaper ^ | May 13, 2024 | Robert Morrison
    [Catholic Caucus] Francis’s “Creative Fidelity to Tradition” and the Complete Impotence of the Vatican IIFor you know, venerable brothers, that these bitter enemies of the Christian name, are carried wretchedly along by some blind momentum of their mad impiety; they go so far in their rash imagining as to teach without blushing, openly and publicly, daring and unheard-of doctrines, thereby uttering blasphemies against God. They teach that the most holy mysteries of our religion are fictions of human invention, and that the teaching of the Catholic Church is opposed to the good and the prerogatives of human society.” (Blessed Pope...
  • [Catholic Caucus] Bishop Strickland: A ‘confused understanding of authority’ has invaded the Church

    05/04/2024 7:43:08 AM PDT · by ebb tide · 3 replies
    LifeSite News ^ | May 3, 2024 | Bishop Joseph E. Strickland
    [Catholic Caucus] Bishop Strickland: A ‘confused understanding of authority’ has invaded the ChurchSt. Robert Bellarmine wrote: 'Just as it is licit to resist a Pontiff who attacks the body, so it is licit to resist him who attacks souls, or who disturbs the civil order, or, even more, who tries to destroy the Church.'The following is a May 3, 2024, letter from Bishop Joseph Strickland, the bishop emeritus of Tyler, Texas. Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ,“Roma locuta; causa finita est!” “Rome has spoken; the matter is finished!” In these pastoral letters that I have been publishing, I have been...
  • [Catholic Caucus] Pope Gregory XVI’s Mirari Vos Condemns the Cardinal Sin of the Vatican II Revolution

    05/04/2024 7:00:29 AM PDT · by ebb tide · 5 replies
    Remant News ^ | May 3, 2024 | Robert Morrison
    [Catholic Caucus] Pope Gregory XVI’s Mirari Vos Condemns the Cardinal Sin of the Vatican II RevolutionAs profitable and enlightening as it is to reflect on how Mirari Vos condemns the specific novelties of Vatican II, though, we might draw greatest value from the encyclical if we can truly appreciate what it said about the permissibility of novelties in general.Like many other papal encyclicals prior to Vatican II, several aspects of Pope Gregory XVI’s 1832 encyclical on “Liberalism and Religious Indifferentism,” Mirari Vos, directly contradict ideas that were explicitly promoted at the Council. For instance, whereas Vatican II’s “Declaration on Religious...
  • Priest: Hatred of the Latin Mass is inspired by ‘hatred of everything that is Catholic’

    05/03/2024 2:05:26 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 54 replies
    LifeSite News ^ | May 3, 2024 | Fr. Joachim Heimerl
    Priest: Hatred of the Latin Mass is inspired by ‘hatred of everything that is Catholic’‘Hatred of the traditional Mass is not only hatred of Catholicism, it is above all the precondition for synodal ‘church reform,’’ warns Father Joachim Heimerl, criticizing ‘demonic self-hatred’ within the Church.Latin MassThis essay by Fr. Joachim Heimerl was originally written in German. It has been translated and published with the permission of Fr. Heimerl.(LifeSiteNews) — “Dell’ odio i tristi frutti.” Anyone who loves opera knows these words. They are taken from the prologue of Leoncavallo’s “I Pagliacci,” in which flaming jealousy first leads to fiery hatred...
  • Francis and His Collaborators Reject More of Vatican II Than Traditional Catholics Do

    04/03/2024 1:25:11 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 6 replies
    The Remnant Newspaper ^ | April 2, 2024 | Robert Morrison
    Francis and His Collaborators Reject More of Vatican II Than Traditional Catholics DoChrist is the goal of human history; He is the focal point of the longings of history and of civilization; He is the center of the human race; He is the joy of every heart and the answer of all its yearnings; He is the Alpha and Omega, the first and the last, the beginning and the end; and it is the Church’s “single intention” that God’s kingdom may come. Thus says Vatican II, and yet the “great defenders of Vatican II” persecute Traditional Catholics because we assert...
  • Good Friday Gaslighting

    03/22/2024 3:24:13 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 24 replies
    The Remnant Newspaper ^ | March 21, 2024 | Fr. Celatus
    Good Friday Gaslighting It has been twenty years since release of the movie, The Passion of the Christ, produced, directed and co-written by Mel Gibson. The film is the highest grossing Christian film of all time (inflation adjusted) as well as the highest grossing independent film of all time. As of 2023, it was also the highest grossing R rated film domestically, receiving an R rating due to its graphic depiction of the Passion of the Christ. But before all the glory of its ultimate success and triumph, this film had its own passion to suffer and overcome at the...
  • Canon lawyer Fr. Murray: SSPX is not in schism, their Masses can fulfill Sunday obligation

    03/06/2024 8:55:28 AM PST · by ebb tide · 11 replies
    LifeSite News ^ | March 5, 2024 | Emily Mangiaracina
    Canon lawyer Fr. Murray: SSPX is not in schism, their Masses can fulfill Sunday obligationThe canon lawyer stressed that the Vatican has recognized the SSPX’s faculties to hear confessions and witness marriages, and that the society shows a ‘cooperative spirit’ with the Holy See.Prominent canon lawyer Father Gerald Murray has declared that the Society of St. Pius X (SSPX) is not in schism, and that their Masses can fulfill Catholics’ Sunday obligation.Murray explained on the Ask a Priest Live podcast on Thursday that the traditional priestly society is “not in schism” because the purported excommunication of its leaders, which is...
  • Winners & Losers of the Interest Group Battles That Raged at Vatican II and Continue Today

    02/18/2024 4:00:38 PM PST · by ebb tide · 10 replies
    The Remnant Newspaper ^ | February 16, 2024 | Robert Morrison
    Winners & Losers of the Interest Group Battles That Raged at Vatican II and Continue TodayFrancis’s unholy alliance with the globalists has alerted many Catholics to the reality that anti-Catholic interest groups play a far greater role in shaping Vatican policy today than do actual Catholics. For good reason, then, we beg God to convert or remove Francis. However, as we can see from the following discussion of the winners and losers of Vatican II’s interest group battles, there is little hope of actually “solving the Francis problem” unless and until we repudiate the errors that paved the way for...
  • [Catholic/Orthodox Caucus] Francis speaks to the Liturgy Dicastery about liturgical reform - by Michael Charlier

    02/11/2024 4:23:20 PM PST · by ebb tide · 5 replies
    Rorate Caeli ^ | February 11, 2024 | Michael Charlier
    [Catholic/Orthodox Caucus] Francis speaks to the Liturgy Dicastery about liturgical reform - by Michael CharlierThis week, the Roman liturgical authority held its annual plenary assembly, which was held under the theme "Liturgical formation from Sacrosanctum Concilium to Desiderio desideravi". Concrete decisions have not yet been made public. But we have learned of a speech that Francis gave to the participants on Thursday, February 8, which provides some insight into the pontiff's understanding of the liturgy. The source of all the reports is an article written by CNA's Roman correspondent Matthew Santucci, from which we also take our quotes from the...
  • [Catholic Caucus] How Archbishop Marcel Lefebvre Fought the Vatican’s Ongoing Assault on Catholic Truth

    [Catholic Caucus] How Archbishop Marcel Lefebvre Fought the Vatican’s Ongoing Assault on Catholic TruthWhen thinking about how best to resist Francis (and any heretic the next conclave might elect), we should recognize that God has given us the example of Archbishop Marcel Lefebvre, who fought these same battles long before the world had heard of Jorge Bergoglio. One of the most evil aspects of Francis’s occupation of the papacy is his unabashed assault on Catholic truth. Most of us have seen several indications of this over the past ten years, but it is worthwhile to summarize some of the primary...
  • [Catholic/Orthodox Caucus] The Interdiction on "Communicatio in Sacris" Before the Second Vatican Council

    02/06/2024 1:52:52 PM PST · by ebb tide · 2 replies
    The Remnant Newspaper ^ | February 5, 2024 | Robert Lazu Kmita
    [Catholic/Orthodox Caucus] The Interdiction on "Communicatio in Sacris" Before the Second Vatican CouncilIn practice, we can hardly say that we recognize the same church, the same religion. Inspired by Saint Augustine, the erudite classicist Aram Frenkian (1898–1964) formulated an extremely important question in one of his studies: “Is perfection at the beginning or at the end?” A rhetorical question, of course, as the answer from the African Doctor indicates the perfection of knowledge at the origins, before Adam and Eve committed the “original sin.” Similarly, for classical Catholic thinkers, things have always been the same: the apostolic Church was that...
  • What “Papolatry” is and What We Can Learn from Tolkien’s Epic Story

    02/03/2024 12:42:41 PM PST · by ebb tide · 55 replies
    The Remnant Newspaper ^ | February 1, 2024 | Robert Lazu Kmita
    What “Papolatry” is and What We Can Learn from Tolkien’s Epic Story One of the most serious errors widespread today is designated by the term “papolatry.” This error is not manifested through denial but rather through an excessive affirmation of the Pope’s authority and privileges. To designate it, there is at least one alternative term, namely the concept of “hyperpapalism” proposed by Dr. Peter Kwasniewski in his comprehensive monograph, The Road from Hyperpapalism to Catholicism (Arouca Press, 2022). However, the most commonly used word remains the former. In this article, I want to explain as clearly as possible the meanings...