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The Church and the Men of the Church

(Roberto de Mattei, Rorate Caeli, 12 september 2018)

The courageous denunciation of ecclesiastical scandals made by Archbishop Carlo Maria Viganò has generated the consensus of many, but also the displeasure of others, convinced that everything discrediting the representatives of the Church should be covered up by silence. leggi tutto

“I will not say a single word about this”

(Roberto de Mattei, Rorate Caeli, 28 august 2018)

With this sentence, uttered August 26th 2018, on his return flight from Dublin to Rome, Pope Francis responded to the shocking revelations made by Archbishop Carlo Maria Viganò, which involve him directly. leggi tutto

The Death of Paul VI (August 6, 1978). An anniversary

(Roberto de Mattei, Rorate Caeli, 15 august 2018)

This month of August sees the fortieth anniversary of the death of Giovanni Battista Montini – Pope Paul VI from 1963 to 1978. His pontificate changed the life of the Church in the twentieth century. leggi tutto

Whoever says death penalty is evil in itself ‘falls into heresy’: Church historian

(Roberto de Mattei, Life Site News, 03 august 2018)

The lawfulness of the death penalty is a truth de fide tenenda, defined by the ordinary and universal Magisterium of the Church, in a constant and unequivocal manner. Whoever affirms that capital punishment is in itself an evil, falls into heresy. leggi tutto

Humanae Vitae was courageous, but not prophetic: Catholic historian

(Roberto de Mattei, Life Site News, 24 july 2018)

Humanae Vitae should be celebrated for upholding the Catholic Church’s ban on contraception and abortion but, at least in one sense, it was not prophetic, a noted Catholic historian has said.  leggi tutto

The Birth of Humanae Vitae in light of the Vatican Archives

(Roberto de Mattei, Rorate Caeli, 18 july 2018)

At the beginning of 2017, Pope Francis set up “a study committee” to prepare for the 50th anniversary of the encyclical Humanae Vitae (July 25th 2018). The existence of this “secret” committee was brought to light some months later by two Catholic publications Stilum Curiae* and Corrispondenza Romana. leggi tutto

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