Go help the Remnant
The Remnant can be counted as one of the pillars of the Traditionalist Catholic movement in the Church,
and they’re in trouble…
The Remnant enjoys a level of influence in the Catholic world far out of its proportion to its size and minimal financial resources. The unprecedented radicalism of the current Pope, who is dropping one bombshell after another on an already devastated household of the Faith, has awakened many Catholics to the frightening reality of our situation.
Many minds have been opened to the traditionalist critique of “the regime of novelty” that has laid waste to the Church for nearly half a century of drift and decay, and now threatens to finish the job at the ludicrously misnamed “Synod on the Family.”
First of all, the cost of maintaining what is now one of the highest-ranked traditionalist websites in the world is not being offset by any income. The content is free while the demand for it—understandably so—is incessant. Catholics look to The Remnant every day for guidance in the growing storm.
Second, the print newspaper grows ever more expensive to produce as postage costs skyrocket. But subscription prices have a ceiling beyond which subscriber returns diminish. This cycle cannot go on much longer. And yet The Remnant must maintain its commitment to the print medium—especially given the potential for government control of the Web.
Third, while “mainstream” Catholic publications have large paid staffs, The Remnant—operated by Mike, his wife and children—is constantly under pressure to find the funds to pay even modest stipends to the dedicated writers, most of them with families of their own, who provide the in-depth, timely analysis on which you depend.
Quite simply, without immediate extraordinary financial assistance The Remnant apostolate cannot be sustained. And yet this crisis comes at the very moment The Remnant has emerged as perhaps the most powerful traditional Catholic voice in the world today. The irony is as painful as it is distressing. This should not be!
Remember, The Remnant is, after all, an apostolate, not a business. As such, it needs support motivated by something more than a mere quid pro quo—value for money paid, as with a car magazine, for example. The Remnant, precisely as a Catholic apostolate, needs support motivated by a devotion to the Faith it represents and defends.
I met Mike at a conference in 2009, and he immediately offered to have me write for him. Since then, he’s become a true friend, and a partner in crime. I’m constantly amazed at his resilience and genuine down-home American common sense, manful sense of humour and courage in the face of all the utterly outrageous stuff that’s been going on in the last 36 months. (He puts up with all my stupid crap too.) And all while doing far, far more than any of us really think about.
Mike has been a true and stalwart friend to me and a lot of other people who are trying to get through all this with all our marbles intact. Without the Remnant, I fear to think what would happen to the Traditionalist movement, and to the Church. Without the encouragement I get from these guys, I don’t know where either my faith or my will to keep fighting would be.
The Remnant is a lot more than just a publication, and a website…
They’re involved in
- Remnant TV,
- Remnant tours,
- The Chartres Pilgrimage,
- Argument of the Month
- conferences, correspondence, networking, and organising, as well as all the behind-the-scenes stuff that makes them a cornerstone of the Great Crusade to Save the Humans.
Honestly, without the Remnant, a great many of us would simply not be here as believing Traditional or traditionally-minded people.
Go help them, if you can.