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The era of the Coronavirus is seeing a new phase in the cosmic struggle between the celestial and infernal forces. In history, in fact, along with the hand of God, we also need to see the hand of the Demon who is always rivaling the Divine plans in order to realize his own warped projects. The Kingdom of God is that of order, peace and harmony; the Demon’s is a kingdom of chaos, conflict and perennial revolution. God permits, for His greater glory, that the two kingdoms – the first always victorious, the second always beaten – wrestle until the end of time.
2020 will be remembered as the year of a historical turning-point in the everyday life of the world. And while it appears increasingly likely that the Coronavirus was produced by the genetic engineering of Communist China (the book by Joseph Tritto, China Covid 19. The Chimera that Changed the World, Siena 2020, is the most convincing with regard to this), the existence of “social engineering” on a large scale seems likewise clear, to steer public opinion into a situation – perhaps even surprising for the revolutionary forces themselves who presume to govern the destinies of the world.
Cardinal Joseph Zen Ze-kiun is an eminent prelate who sincerely loves his country and the Church. Born in Shanghai in 1932, ordained to the priesthood in the Salesian Order in 1961, he was appointed Bishop by John Paul II in 1996 and created Cardinal by Benedict XVI in 2006. Between 1996 and 2009 he was coadjutor and subsequently Archbishop of the diocese of Hong Kong, No one knows better than he does the complexity of the political and religious situation in China.
Seventy years ago, on August 15, 1950, the dogma of the Assumption in Heaven of the Blessed Virgin Mary was proclaimed. The promulgation of the dogma was decreed on November 1, 1950, with the Apostolic Constitution Munificentissimus Deus, but Pius XII made the announcement on August 15, the day in which, from time immemorial, the Feast of the Assumption has been celebrated.
The demission of Benedict XVI will be remembered as one of the most catastrophic events of our century, as it opened the door, not only to a destructive pontificate, but above all to a situation of increasing chaos in the Church. After seven years since that disastrous February 11, 2013, the life of Benedict XVI and the pontificate of Pope Francis are drawing inexorably to a close. We don’t know which of the two events will precede the other, but in both cases, the “smoke of Satan”” risks enveloping the Mystical Body of Christ as perhaps has never happened in history
“Columbus noster est!” “Christopher Columbus is ours!” These words of Leo XIII, in his encyclical Quarto Abeunte Saeculo, issued July 16, 1892, on the IV Centenary of the discovery of America, are like a distant echo to us, at a time when iconoclastic fury in the United States of America is destroying the figure of the Italian navigator.
The cholera that flagellated Europe in the 1800s, started off on the shores of the Ganges, India, in 1817. The passage of the disease was slow but relentless. The pandemic made its way into China and Japan, then Russia and thus spread to the Scandinavian countries, England and Ireland. From there, during the 1830s, it reached America with the immigrant-ships, striking Canada, the U.S., Mexico, Peru and Chile. In 1832 it arrived in Paris, then Spain and finally in July 1835, it passed through the northern Italian borders at Nice, Genoa and Turin.