Same Old Junk from The Remnant…
This episode of “The Remnant Underground” by Mr. Michael Matt is nothing more than an agenda-driven twisting of the facts. The Remnant desperately wants to believe in — and push — a Benedict XVI who is a friend and supporter of Fatima and the True Faith and the True Mass, so they use half-truths to paint a picture of Benedict XVI they want you to believe in. The objective facts, however, tell quite a different story. See for yourself:
Lies and Half-Truths vs. Reality
- Matt claims: Benedict XVI agrees with Traditional Catholics that the Traditional Mass was never abrogated
Truth: Yes, Benedict did say this, but it was a lie: In truth the Traditional Mass was suppressed, which is why you needed an “indult” to be allowed to offer it (see How Benedict Destroys the Traditional Mass)
- Matt claims: Benedict XVI changed “For All” to “For Many” in the New Mass because he agrees that to say “For All” is a lie
Truth: While Benedict did change “For All” (“Pro Omnibus“) back to “For Many” (“Pro Multis“), he did not concede that “For All” is wrong but that it is an “interpretation” rather than a pure translation, which, however, “was and remains very reasonable” – he does not abandon the conciliar theology behind “For All”: See Benedict’s own ridiculous explanation here and compare it to the reason given by the Roman Catechism (1566) for rejecting “For All”: “With reason, therefore, were the words ‘for all’ not used, as in this place the fruits of the Passion are alone spoken of, and to the elect only did His Passion bring the fruit of salvation” (source)
- Matt claims: Benedict, through his example, shows he wants Communion in the Hand to be done away with
Truth: This is a lie. Benedict did not shy away from giving “Communion” in the Hand at all (see here), and besides, he could have simply outlawed it
- Matt claims: Everything Benedict does he seems to do in the light of Fatima
Truth: Benedict XVI is not a Friend of Fatima (proof here)
Why, Mr. Matt, are you trying to make the facts fit your agenda, rather than giving your readers the truth and let them embrace the conclusion that naturally follows?
Once again the saintly Fr. Faber comes to mind: The “deceitfulness [of the work of the Antichrist] arises from good men being on the wrong side” (full quote here). Simply having good intentions isn’t enough. The Remnant has once again shown itself to be a Neo-Traditionalist organ of the blind leading the blind.
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