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Offline Incredulous

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Has the Remnant become an Accordista mouthpiece ?
« on: October 10, 2012, 11:04:56 PM »
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  • Michael J. Matt



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    Posted on TIA on 9/25/2012

    Mr. Michael J. Matt
    Editor, The Remnant

    September 5, 2012

    I just received your most recent Remnant and I was immediately drawn to the article of Mr. Brian McCall regarding the recent declaration of the SSPX. The article exudes a high respect and honor for the “good” Bishop Fellay who has succeeded in “unifying” the dissident attitude within the SSPX, which attitude was brought about due to his wish to have an agreement with Rome. The poor priests whom he is now disciplining for having the courage to speak out against what they saw as an attack on their last 40 years efforts are bearing the brunt of Bishop Fellay’s actions.
     
    I assure you that there are a good many SSPX’ers [particularly us older ones] who are not too happy about the course of events. I would ask that you include in your next Remnant the most recent Eleision comments from Bishop Williamson. For example he says:
     
    “The first 'essential requirement' is freedom for the Society to teach the unchanging truth of Catholic Tradition, and to criticize those responsible for the errors of modernism, liberalism and Vatican II. Well and good. But notice how the Chapter’s vision has changed from that of Archbishop Lefebvre. No longer 'Rome must convert because Truth is absolute', but now merely 'The SSPX demands freedom for itself to tell the Truth.' Instead of attacking the conciliar treachery, the SSPX now wants the traitors to give it permission to tell the Truth? O, what a fall was there!”
     

    When Rome asked Bishop Fellay to come talk, many of us felt he had an obligation to do so but that he would tell the Roman authorities that no agreement can be made unless and until Rome acknowledges that Vat II IS the problem in the Church, the documents contain serious errors and the New Mass is an abomination and hateful in God’s eyes!
     
    How can we now act as though it can be possible to have an agreement with Rome which today is the enemy of the true traditional Catholic Faith? In my younger days, the Jesuits would write and not concern themselves with how nice they were but how truthful their case was. Do we now just write what sounds nice? A Pope once said, "It is better that scandal arise than the truth be concealed!"
     
    I’m sorry but I do not feel that Bishop Fellay is working for the betterment of the faith.
     
         J.P.
    "Some preachers will keep silence about the truth, and others will trample it underfoot and deny it. Sanctity of life will be held in derision even by those who outwardly profess it, for in those days Our Lord Jesus Christ will send them not a true Pastor but a destroyer."  St. Francis of Assisi

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    Has the Remnant become an Accordista mouthpiece ?
    « Reply #1 on: October 10, 2012, 11:26:32 PM »
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  • Quote from: Incredulous
    In my younger days, the Jesuits would write and not concern themselves with how nice they were but how truthful their case was. Do we now just write what sounds nice?

    The religion of Nicea has changed into the religion of nice.


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    Has the Remnant become an Accordista mouthpiece ?
    « Reply #2 on: October 11, 2012, 01:20:16 PM »
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  • I gave up on the Remnant about 6 or 7 years ago,  I think they had been on a slow, downward slide into modernism probably long before I, being a bit slow on the uptake, noticed it.
    I started reading the Wanderer about 20 years ago, then went to the Remnant, now the Catholic Family News is the only Catholic publication that I subscribe to.

    Marsha

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    Has the Remnant become an Accordista mouthpiece ?
    « Reply #3 on: October 11, 2012, 02:09:01 PM »
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  • Quote from: Marlelar
    I gave up on the Remnant about 6 or 7 years ago,  I think they had been on a slow, downward slide into modernism probably long before I, being a bit slow on the uptake, noticed it.
    I started reading the Wanderer about 20 years ago, then went to the Remnant, now the Catholic Family News is the only Catholic publication that I subscribe to.

    Marsha


    I always liked the Remnant format. It seemed more intellectual than CFN.

    To me, John Vennari is a scrappy businessman and he knows how to sell newspapers with the catchy headlines trads love to read.

    I disagree with John for not taking sides against the neoSSPX forces.
    In fact, I don't recall him ever giving Bp. Williamson the time of day?

    Around 4 years ago, I noticed Michael Matt had publshed an article that looked like "spin for the jews" and I started to worry that he was under pressure to "go-along to get-along".  

    Considering that most traditional Catholic media outlets are not reporting this serious internal struggle within the SSPX,  the Remnant's unbiased position is critical.

    I still have hope Mr. Matt will publish some SSPX Resistance articles.
    If anyone wants to try it, here is the address:


    The Remnant Newspaper
      ATTN: The Editor
      P.O. Box 1117
      Forest Lake, MN  55025


    The article should be 300 words or less and it needs to be signed, dated, and with the "city of origin" included.


    "Some preachers will keep silence about the truth, and others will trample it underfoot and deny it. Sanctity of life will be held in derision even by those who outwardly profess it, for in those days Our Lord Jesus Christ will send them not a true Pastor but a destroyer."  St. Francis of Assisi

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    Has the Remnant become an Accordista mouthpiece ?
    « Reply #4 on: October 11, 2012, 02:15:11 PM »
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  • These journalists, though critical, could never break away from the conciliar church. They are really conservatives, not traditionalists, and were only interested in boosting the weak indult faction by having Bp. Fellay and a liberalised SSPX join the party. They continue to write in support of the bishop's changed position and his clampdown on hardliners. It is as though such people have for some time been looking for a focus in the form of Bp. Fellay to lead them to their promised land after seeing their efforts with Rome crumble into many parts. They will be disappointed.


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    Has the Remnant become an Accordista mouthpiece ?
    « Reply #5 on: October 11, 2012, 02:20:30 PM »
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  • Quote from: Wessex
    These journalists, though critical, could never break away from the conciliar church. They are really conservatives, not traditionalists, and were only interested in boosting the weak indult faction by having Bp. Fellay and a liberalised SSPX join the party. They continue to write in support of the bishop's changed position and his clampdown on hardliners. It is as though such people have for some time been looking for a focus in the form of Bp. Fellay to lead them to their promised land after seeing their efforts with Rome crumble into many parts. They will be disappointed.



    Sir Wessex, while you are probably right... I pray the Marian "Conversion prayer" that at least one editor stands tall.

    Immaculate Heart of Mary, Pray for us now and the hour of our death , Amen.
    "Some preachers will keep silence about the truth, and others will trample it underfoot and deny it. Sanctity of life will be held in derision even by those who outwardly profess it, for in those days Our Lord Jesus Christ will send them not a true Pastor but a destroyer."  St. Francis of Assisi

     

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