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The Remnant's Non-Journalism
« on: September 14, 2017, 07:53:29 AM »
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  • The Remnant has a story yesterday on the gay prostitution scandal that resulted from the police busting the gay priest orgy in the act in July.

    However, this gay prostitution story really started in 2012 and they never reported on it. I wonder why they have suddenly decided to report the news, five years late.

    Msgr. Luigi Capozzi was arrested for hosting a raucous drug fueled homosexual orgy.

    [..] from Casa Santa Marta, the Pope’s residence, [..] a bacchanalia bender played out in a luxury Vatican owned apartment. Outside were parked luxury cars with exclusive CV (Cittá del Vaticano) license plates, upstairs in the apartment a noisy and tempestuous debauchery raged into the night.  The other building residents were disrupted by loud noise, blaring music, and the steady stream of strange males entering Capozzi’s fancy digs.  [..] Capozzi’s flat which boiled over into a hotbed of naked drunken and drugged males.  

    However, the climate changed when the Vatican Gendarmerie were called to the scene and arrested Capozzi. 
    The mainstream media will report what the "Catholic" Remnant Newspaper will not:

     At the Vatican, a significant number of gay prelates and other gay clerics are in positions of great authority. They may not act as a collective but are aware of one another’s existence. And they inhabit a secretive netherworld, because homosexuality is officially condemned. Though the number of gay priests in general, and specifically among the Curia in Rome, is unknown, the proportion is much higher than in the general population. Between 20 and 60 percent of all Catholic priests are gay, according to one estimate cited by Donald B. Cozzens in his well-regarded The Changing Face of the Priesthood. For gay clerics at the Vatican, one fundamental condition of their power, and of their priesthood, is silence, at least in public, about who they really are.

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    Re: The Remnant's Non-Journalism
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    « Reply #2 on: September 14, 2017, 09:36:16 AM »
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  • Today's neo-trad media think they have special privilege and license to screen, report and interpret Catholic news.

    Sadly, Michael Matt leveraged his family's Catholic works, but abused his inheritance. 

    If you consider his sphere of influence within the beleaguered Traditional Catholic remnant,  he functions as a titular neo-trad bishop.

    For all practical purposes, Matt became a journalistic failure when complied with the political correctness of the judeo-masonic media matrix.

    But, the Editor & Chief has been rebellious for a long time and... he doesn't take criticism well.

    One example is how he treated Father Paul Sretenovic's  just criticism of the need for the youth's modest behavior during the Remnant's Chartres Pilgrimage in 2009.

    The initial critique was posted on TIA:  What is not Catholic in the Chartres Pilgrimage

    Father's response to Matt's angry rebuttal follows.

    It is serious business when Catholic media laymen mislead the faithful.

    Consider, that in Fatima Portugal, 100 years ago, even the hateful masonic press accurately reported on the "Miracle of the Sun".

    To keep up the good fight, new Traditional Catholic journalists need to come forth and carry Our Lady's banner.

    Ambiences and Tendencies 

    A Disrespectful and Empty Refutation

    Fr. Paul Sretenovic

    Recently, I wrote an article about what I believe is the proper Catholic attire for the Chartres Pilgrimage, and I asked TIA to post it on its website. I am convinced that it is my obligation as a priest to warn Catholics when I see them going astray in customs. That was the intention of my article: to point out wrongdoings so that the situation might improve in the future. 

    Not to my surprise, the article caused a big reaction. Many people wrote or called me, expressing pros and cons, and I was told that some conservative Internet forums reached record numbers of discussions, using my piece as a reference point. Probably Mr. Michael Matt, editor of The Remnant and in charge of the American delegation to the Chartres Pilgrimage, also received many pro and con reactions, since I named him in my article. 

    Perhaps pressured by those reactions, Mr. Matt felt obliged to write an Editor’s Note in the August 15 issue of The Remnant. In it he defends the pilgrimage as it is and attacks my critique. I am asking TIA to post his editorial also when this answer is placed on its website so that in case there is any question about what he said, my readers can check it out. 

    An injurious omission and insinuation

    Instead of correcting obvious defects, the American leadership of Chartres Pilgrimage struggles to keep it 'as is'
    Mr. Matt is a traditionalist leader and as such, he should know how to address a priest in a response. I was sadly shocked by the fact that, although he was obviously responding to my article on the Chartres Pilgrimage, Mr. Matt skipped my name and attributed my piece to "some folks” at a “certain website,” and referred to the author as “they” throughout his piece. 

    Doing so, he indirectly told his audience that I am not to be taken seriously and that my name is not even worthy of mention, insinuating that my article would have been written by others – the TIA staff. 

    I have to say that, even though I do not hold any personal resentment, by his omission and insinuation Mr. Matt was rudely disrespectful toward the priestly dignity with which I am invested. He should have acknowledged that the piece was written by me, or at least should have made semblance that he believed that the piece was mine since I signed it. This is the minimum one would expect from a person who would hold the banner of a remnant that continues to be faithful to Catholic traditions. 

    For his knowledge and for that of his audience, I inform them here that I actually wrote that article, with some very minor editing by the TIA desk. Any responses were based upon reactions to what I wrote. 

    A weak approach that lacks vigilance 

    Looking at Mr. Matt’s supposed refutation of my critique of the Chartres Pilgrimage, one sees that his approach is “positive.” That is, he implies that I am unjust because I do not point out the good fruits of those pilgrimages, which he goes on to list. 

    The least I can say is that this approach lacks vigilance. A good physician is concerned about the parts of the body that are sick, not the parts that are healthy. This is the same position that should be taken by a good priest regarding the souls of his flock or a good Catholic leader regarding those under his direction or influence. 

    Therefore, Mr. Matt, as the leader of the American delegation to the Chartres Pilgrimage, should have been the first person to notice and point out the revolutionary tendencies present in it. He did not do this, and when he was warned about them, he simply rebuked the criticism, because the positive aspects were not taken into consideration. 

    What kind of leader does Mr. Matt look like with this approach? If he is going to continue to ignore just criticisms of the pilgrimage, then maybe there is someone else out there better fit and willing to lead future pilgrimages. 

    Empty responses trying to defend the status quo 

    Reading his response, I found it difficult to believe that a man of Mr. Matt’s intelligence - with his track record of hard-hitting responses in the traditional sphere, both liturgically and culturally - honestly thinks that he was refuting my position. His editorial is an ensemble of empty responses whose only goal is to justify the status quo of the Chartres Pilgrimage. I will list his answers/accusations: 

    1. First, in the beginning, he says that I should not criticize the Chartres Pilgrimages because I have not participated in any of them. 

    This is an empty argument. I no more needed to be at Chartres to criticize the bad customs that I saw than I need to be married in order to counsel married couples. In this case, as the saying goes, a picture is worth a thousand words. I could easily see from the photo of the American pilgrims published in The Remnant as well as from the video production by PBS on the last Chartres Pilgrimage that many of the pilgrims were following today’s revolutionary customs. 

    Young women in shorts and pants laying down close to young men do not fit with Catholic standards, above and below

    The generalized use of shorts, below, makes the Chartres Pilgrimage not much different than a World Youth Day

    2. Second, Mr. Matt asserts that I should not judge the people who appeared in those pictures because many of them are not traditionalists, but were simply invited by traditionalists. 

    Even if many pilgrims may not have been traditionalists, this does not answer the fact that indeed there were many who believe themselves to be traditional who definitely did not meet the standards of Catholic decorum and modesty. Those standards can be defined as how any Catholic would have been expected to dress prior to the revolution in the Church. Anyone not willing to accept this as a basic criterion is not a traditionalist. 

    Case in point, women wearing pants or shorts is no more a development of tradition in customs than the Novus Ordo Missae is a continuation of tradition in Liturgy. Both represent a radical break with the past. 

    3. The third argument was completely beside the point. The “scouting groups” and the “jeanettes” who were wearing uniforms and marched in good order were used by Mr. Matt as if to prove that the customs at the Pilgrimage are good. What did this have to do with my criticism? 

    This is perhaps the most glaring weakness in Mr. Matt’s response in highlighting what he believes to be the praiseworthy fruits of the Chartres Pilgrimage. It does not follow good logic. I never criticized the good discipline and presentation of the boy scouts and “jeanettes.” In my opinion, their presence only proves that it is possible to dress well and take part in the long walk. If they could do it, why cannot the other participants – and especially the traditionalists - follow suit? If they are required to wear their traditional uniforms, why cannot others also adopt a dignified dress code? 

    Mr. Matt also mentions the priests in cassocks as good examples on the pilgrimage. I would agree, and again would say that his argument does not counter my critique, but only reinforces it. If priests can wear cassocks in 80+ degree heat, then why cannot a man wear at least a collared shirt and light sport coat, in keeping with the standards of a Catholic gentleman, always accepted and expected until the 1960s? 

    4. Fourth, Mr. Matt insinuates that I am not a charitable priest concerned about souls when he affirms that a good priest would never turn away anyone who was not properly dressed on the pilgrimage. 

    I believe he is assuming too much. I did not address this issue in my article. 

    I think that the question of dressing and behaving properly should be dealt with by the leadership of that pilgrimage before it begins. Meetings should be held to establish a dress code, what the pilgrims should bring, and how they should make a dignified presentation of the group as a whole. I wrote my critique with the intention of helping for the future. What Mr. Matt does is to avoid any valid criticisms of his group by justifying it as it is now. 

    5. Fifth, Mr. Matt tries to ridicule some points of my article such as my suggestion for participants to wear jackets and sit on folding chairs. When I suggested these as examples of how one can maintain his/her proper dignity during pilgrimages, I was inspired by Portuguese pilgrims to Fatima before the Council – the men wore jackets and the women dresses - and also by soldiers who wore dignified uniforms during long marches.

    Lightweight camping benches are widely available at reasonable prices (above, from $10 to $40)
    Regarding my suggestion that pilgrims carry folding chairs to use during the Masses and to avoid sitting on the ground, there are small folding canvas benches that probably weigh less than a pound and are very easy to carry in back-bags. It would be a small sacrifice to make in order to maintain one’s dignity. Also, the number of pilgrims has no bearing on the point. Whether there are 150,000, 15,000, or just 15, each would carry just one folding chair. 

    The same sarcastic tone was taken with regard to my comment that pilgrims should not wear tennis shoes. Before the ‘60s, no one wore tennis shoes except for sports. Then, in the name of comfort, everyone started wearing them everywhere – even to church. Today there are many decent walking shoes available that are not uncomfortable or dressy.

    Finally regarding jackets, I stress what I have already said: if many priests could wear their cassocks all the time in the pilgrimage to keep their priestly dignity, then why cannot a man wear at least a collared shirt and light sport coat - and yes, with a tie - in keeping with the image of a Catholic gentleman? 

    With the intention of helping, I suggested those customs be adopted that were always used when men still cared about their dignity. I do not understand why Mr. Matt and the traditionalist Catholics under his command are so opposed to practices that everyone followed until about 50 years ago. I cannot find any other answer except that they are adapting to the Cultural Revolution. 

    If this is true, as I believe it is, Mr. Matt’s ridicule of my suggestions would seem to be just a ploy to justify these new bad customs. Again, it is not what one would expect of a traditionalist leader. 

    The whole “refutation” of Mr. Matt to my article obviously was an effort to present the pilgrimage as “positive” and “good enough” to justify the adoption of those mentioned revolutionary customs. 

    When it comes to serving God and Our Lady, however, the “positive things” and the “good enough” are not sufficient. We should be as good as God has always expected Catholics to be, no matter the age or time. The moral proverb teaches us, bonum ex integra causa, malum ex quocumque defectu. Loosely translated, it means: an action is good when it is good in every respect; when there is any defect it is bad. 

    In a warning to the Church of Ephesus in Chapter 2 of the Apocalypse, Our Lord threatened to remove its candlestick - that is, its vocation - because its members lost their first love, in spite of praising them for their defense of the Catholic Faith. The Ephesians, in response, did not try to use the good to ignore the bad. In fact, once they were aware of their moral lapse, they repented, reformed their lives and returned to their former fervor. They did not receive the grace of God in vain. 

    Will Mr. Matt and those of like mind go and do likewise? That is my hope and prayer. 

    Posted September 10, 2009

    "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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    Re: The Remnant's Non-Journalism
    « Reply #3 on: September 14, 2017, 10:16:50 AM »
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  • Thanks for posting the article from Fr. Srtenovic, he's great, used to go to his Mass back in the day.

    Michael Matt tried back in 2002 to DEFEND the Church and feigned outrage when the Boston Globe was first breaking the story of the rape of children for the previous 40 years.

    It was totally absurd.

    How can you possibly defend a sin that cries to Heaven for vengeance? The Church, and its 60% homosexual priesthood, is thoroughly corrupt. To try and defend the Church against charges which are TRUE and needed to be exposed is nonsensical. Matt needs to get back to defending the FAITH and not the Novus Ordo or the SSPX.


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