Monthly Archives: July 2017

Pope Francis’ new Pantheon of Saints

(Roberto de Mattei, Rorate Caeli, 18 july 2017)

Among the many “work groups” created by Pope Francis is the “Mixed Commission of Croatian Catholic and Serbian Orthodox Experts for a joint rereading of the figure of Cardinal Alojzije Stepinac, Archbishop of Zagabria, which met on the 12th and 13th July 2017 and held its last meeting at the Domus Sanctae Marthae in the Vatican, under the chairmanship of Father Bernard Ardura, President of the Pontifical Committee For Historical Sciences. leggi tutto

An example of Catholic resistance: Princess Elvina Pallavicini

(Roberto de Mattei, Rorate Caeli, 14 july 2017)

Forty years ago a historical event took place: Monsignor Marcel Lefebvre held a conference on June 6th 1977 at the Pallavicini Palace in Rome, on the subject “The Church after the Council”. I  think it is worthwhile to recall that event, on the basis of notes and documents I have kept. leggi tutto

The Müller Case: “The lesson of history is that those who do not fight know “

(Roberto de Mattei, Rorate Caeli, 03 july 2017)

The removal of Cardinal Ludwig Müller signifies a critical moment in the history of Pope Francis’ pontificate. In fact, Müller, named Prefect of the Congregation for the Faith on July 2nd 2012 by Benedict XVI, is only 69 years old. It has never happened that a cardinal with more than 5 years to the canonical age of retirement (75) has not had his position renewed for a further five years. leggi tutto