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The Unknowns at the End of a Pontificate

(Roberto de Mattei, Rorate Caeli, 01 july 2020)

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 leggi tutto

“Columbus noster est!”

(Roberto de Mattei, Rorate Caeli, 17 june 2020)

“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. leggi tutto

Gregory XVI and the epidemic of his time

(Roberto de Mattei, Rorate Caeli, 03 june 2020)

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. leggi tutto

The Judgment of God in History

(Roberto de Mattei, Life Site News, 21 may 2020)

Rome Life Forum 

May 21, 2020

Terra infecta est ab habitatoribus suits, propter hoc maledictio vastabit terram – Isaiah 24: 6

In the era of the coronavirus, everyone is talking about all sorts of things, but there are certain topics that remain forbidden, above all in the Catholic world. The primary forbidden topic is that of judgment and divine retribution in history. The fact of this censure is a good reason for us to consider the argument. leggi tutto

The “confinement” of the Sanctuary of Fatima

(Roberto de Mattei, Rorate Caeli, 13 may 2020)

On the eve of the 103rd anniversary of the apparitions at Fatima, we learnt that the Portuguese National Republican Guard (PNRG) since May 9th has been conducting operation “Fatima at Home” with the aim of impeding pilgrims from entering the Marian Sanctuary on May 13th. The news was given by the Director of Operations, Vitor Rodrigues, who praised the ‘fantastic collaborative position’ of the members of the Catholic Church, which the PNRG had been working with ‘for many weeks’.* leggi tutto

The mystery of the Coronavirus amid hypotheses and certainties

(Roberto de Mattei, Rorate Caeli, 29 april 2020)

An aura of mystery continues to surround the Coronavirus, or Covid-19, the infectious disease which has spread all over the world in a few short months, assuming the nature of a proper and authentic pandemic. There are many hypotheses and few certainties about the nature of this virus. leggi tutto

The hand of God and the hand of men

(Roberto de Mattei, Rorate Caeli, 15 april 2020)

The international scenario in the spring of 2020 is new, unexpected, and dramatic. Confusion dominates because no one is able to truly say exactly what has happened: where the coronavirus came from, when it will end, and how it should be confronted. leggi tutto