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Fatima 100 Years later. A Marian call for the whole Church

(Roberto de Mattei, Rorate Caeli, 15 october 2017)

The message of Fatima is aimed at the triumph of the Immaculate Heart of Mary. This is its essence, as Father Joaquin Alonso (1938-1981) [1], Father Serafino Lanzetta[2] and other authors have grasped well. The prophecy contained in the message of July 13th 1917 has its culminating point in the promise: “In the end My Immaculate Heart will triumph”. It’s important to emphasize that this promise is unconditional[3]. leggi tutto

The worldwide impact and significance of the Correctio filialis

(Roberto de Mattei, Rorate Caeli, 27 september 2017)

The “filial correction” addressed to Pope Francis by more than 60 priests and scholars of the Church, has had an extraordinary impact all over the world. There was no lack of those who tried to minimize the initiative, declaring the number of signatories “to be limited and marginal”. Yet if the initiative is irrelevant, why have its repercussions been so widespread in all the media outlets of the five continents, including countries like Russia and China? leggi tutto

The Müller Case: “The lesson of history is that those who do not fight know “

(Roberto de Mattei, Rorate Caeli, 03 july 2017)

The removal of Cardinal Ludwig Müller signifies a critical moment in the history of Pope Francis’ pontificate. In fact, Müller, named Prefect of the Congregation for the Faith on July 2nd 2012 by Benedict XVI, is only 69 years old. It has never happened that a cardinal with more than 5 years to the canonical age of retirement (75) has not had his position renewed for a further five years. leggi tutto

Russia will be Catholic (II)

(Roberto de Mattei, Rorate Caeli, 07 june 2017)

“Russia will be Catholic”. The dream of many converted Russians of the 19th century, like Father Šuvalov, is also the title of a book which caused a sensation in its time: La Russie sera-t-elle catholique? (Parigi 1856) by Father Ivan Gagarin, member of the Company of Jesus. leggi tutto

Historian lays out how we’ve arrived at today’s unprecedented attacks on the family

(Roberto de Mattei,, 18 may 2017)

Editor’s note: This is a talk that Prof. De Mattei, former professor at the European University of Rome and founder of the Lepanto Foundation, delivered May 18, 2017 at Voice of the Family’s fourth annual Rome Life Forum. leggi tutto

Fatima 2017

(Roberto de Mattei, Rorate Caeli, 14 may 2017)

Five hundred people were in the square outside the Sanctuary at Fatima waiting for Pope Francis and the canonization of the two little shepherd Francesco (10) and Jacinta (9), who, along with their cousin Lucia dos Santos saw Our Lady and heard Her words between May 13th and October 13th 1917. The canonization took place and the Church has the youngest children not martyrs in Her history, written in the book of saints. The process for the beatification of their cousin Lucia who died in 2005, is also underway. leggi tutto

Video: Our Lady of Fatima can save Church

De Mattei: Our Lady of Fatima can save Church – Full Talk Video

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