Category Archives: Articles

Rereading Humanae Vitae in the light of Casti connubii

(Roberto de Mattei, Rorate Caeli, 05 july 2018)

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. leggi tutto

Attack on the Priesthood, Attack on the Eucharist

(Roberto de Mattei, Rorate Caeli, 21 june 2018)
The Holy Eucharist has always been the choice target of those who hate the Church. The Holy Eucharist, in fact, sums up the Church. As a Passionist theologian notes, the Eucharist “epitomizes all the revealed truths; it is the exclusive source of grace: it is the anticipation of bliss, the sum of all the wonders of the Almighty.” (Enrico Zoffoli, Eucarestia o nulla, [The Eucharist or Nothing] Edizioni Segno, Udine 1994, p. 70).

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Italy is changing, but Mattarella is unaware of it

On Sunday May 27th,  Professor Giuseppe Conte, appointed by the President of the Republic Sergio Mattarella to form a government, arrived at the “Palazzo del Quirinale” to present the list of his ministers, fruit of an intense work of collaboration between the political representatives of the two main parties in Parliament: “Movimento Cinque Stelle” and “La Lega”. 

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Building the Future on the Natural and Divine Law

(Roberto de Mattei, Rorate Caeli, 23 may 2018)

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. leggi tutto

The Religious War of the IV Century and of Our Times

(Roberto de Mattei, Rorate Caeli, 25 april 2018)

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. leggi tutto

Tu es Petrus: True devotion to the Chair of Saint Peter

(Roberto de Mattei, Rorate Caeli, 10 april 2018)

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. leggi tutto

Roberto de Mattei on Today’s Rome Conference: “Catholic Church, Where Are You Going?”

(Roberto de Mattei, Catholic Family News, 07 april 2018)

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. leggi tutto