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Who was the worst Pope in the history of the Church?

(Roberto de Mattei, Rorate Caeli, 04 december 2019)

Who was the worst Pope in the history of the Church? Many retain that it was Alexander VI, a Pope excessively criticized. According to St. Robert Bellarmine it was John XII (937-964), whom he defines “omnium pontificum fere deterrimus”, “practically the worst of all pontiffs” (De Romano Pontifice, l. II, cap. XIX, in De controversiis christianae fidei, Apud Societatem Minimam, Venetii 1599, p. 689). leggi tutto

The Synod on the Amazon, the spirit of Pachamama and the spirit of Elijah

(Roberto de Mattei, Rorate Caeli, 30 october 2019)
What was the Amazon Synod and where will it lead us? The response to this question cannot certainly be limited to an analysis of the final document, voted on October 26, 2019. The Pan-Amazonian Synod is part of a process that should be considered in its progressive phases and context, even in the media, so as to understand its ultimate objective: the redefinition of the sacraments and hierarchical priesthood; the possibility of ordaining married men to the priesthood and women to the diaconate; but most of all the promotion of a new eco-indigenous cosmology and idolatrous cults inside the Catholic Church.

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The New Pact of the Catacombs: the fulfillment of Vatican II?

(Roberto de Mattei, Rorate Caeli, 21 october 2019)
The secret testament of the Second Vatican Council has [now] become public and official. On October 20, 2019. in the Catacombs of the Domitilla ”The Pact for a poor servant Church”,  was solemnly renewed as stipulated on November 16, 1965 in the same place, by forty-two Council Fathers, some weeks before the conclusion of the Council Assembly.

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Cardinal Hummes, the head of the “Church of an Amazonian Face”

(Roberto de Mattei, Rorate Caeli, 09 october 2019)

Ideas do not travel on their own through history: they are incarnated by men. And among the apostles of the “Church of the Amazonian face” we have Claudio Hummes, Emeritus Archbishop of San Paolo, President of the Ecclesial Pan Amazonian Network (Repam) and appointed rapporteur-general by Pope Francis for the Synod which opened last Sunday October 6th in the Vatican. leggi tutto

There are now two religions within Catholic Church. One has an ‘Amazonian face’

(Roberto de Mattei, Life Site News, 04 october 2019)

There are, at this moment, two religions within the Catholic Church. The first is the traditional Catholicism, the religion of those who, in the current confusion, continue to be faithful to the immutable Magisterium of the Church. 

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A Schismatic Synod on the Amazon?

(Roberto de Mattei, Rorate Caeli, 11 september 2019)
On September 6th and 7th the Latin American Episcopal Council (CELAM) and the ecclesial Pan-Amazon Network (REPAM), held a meeting in the city of Bogotá, the capital of Colombia, to discuss the upcoming Synod of Bishops which will take place in the Vatican from Sunday, October 6th to Sunday, October 27th 2019, on the topic “The Amazon: new paths for the Church and integral ecology.”

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The ‘Assisted Suicide’ of the Church and Society

(Roberto de Mattei, Rorate Caeli, 21 august 2019)

All attention in Italy at the moment is focussed on the political crisis. Yet there is another much graver and vaster crisis, which constitutes the background for the political crisis: the religious and moral crisis of the West. The political crisis is visible; it enters our homes through the mass-media and even a distracted eye or ear perceives it. The religious and moral crisis can be perceived only by those who have a developed, spiritual sensitivity. Those immersed in the materialism of modern life, have a refined capacity in appreciating the pleasures of the senses, but are spiritually darkened, if not completely blinded. The religious and moral crisis is a crisis that happens when man loses sight of his ultimate end and the criteria that must guide his actions. A society that is immersed in agnosticism, dissolves and dies. leggi tutto