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Over the last few decades the West has experienced an “anti-family” Revolution without precedent in history. One of the tenets of this process in the disintegration of the institution of the family was the separation of the two primary purposes of marriage, the procreative and the unitive.
Forty years ago, on May 22 1978, under the name of Law 194 for the termination of pregnancy, state murder was introduced in Italy by a Christian Democrat ruling class. Murder, since Law 194 establishes the legitimacy of suppressing an innocent human-being in their mother’s womb; it is state murder, since this crime is approved, organized and financed by the Italian State; it is mass-murder, since there have been around six million victims of abortion in Italy, according to official estimates; it is a figure far superior to the total number of deaths in wars and natural disasters since the birth of the Italian State (1861) until today.
The Church advances through history forever victorious, in accordance with the marvelous plans of God. The first three centuries reached their peak under Emperor Diocletian (284-305). All appeared to be lost.
On Saturday April 8th 2018, at Deerfield (Illinois) at the invitation of Catholic Family News, and on Monday April 10th at Norwalk in Connecticut, as a guest of The Society of St. Hugh of Cluny, Professor Roberto de Mattei, delivered addresses on the theme: Tu es Petrus: true devotion to the Chair of St. Peter. Here is the text of his conferences.
We find ourselves before one of the most critical moments that the Church has ever experienced in her history, but I am convinced that true devotion to the Chair of Saint Peter can offer us the weapons to come out of this crisis, victorious.
Renowned historian and scholar Professor Roberto de Mattei is currently in the United States, to address the “Weapons of Our Warfare” Catholic Family News Conference (April 6-8) in Deerfield, Illinois. CFN Web Editor Brendan Young speaks with Professor de Mattei regarding the “Catholic Church, Where Are You Going?” Conference held today (Saturday, April 7, 2018) in Rome.