Monthly Archives: January 2018

Minimalism: the present-day sickness of Catholicism

(Roberto de Mattei, Rorate Caeli, 17 january 2018)


In Italy recently, two videos have been circulating online which give pause for thought. leggi tutto

Is “deep sedation” a masked form of assisted suicide?

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

Marina Ripa di Meana, the provocative exponent of the Italian jet-set who died in Rome on January 6, 2018, chose to die through deep palliative sedation, manifesting her last will and testament in a video: “After Christmas my health conditions precipitated. Breathing, speaking, eating and getting up: everything now is difficult for me, and causes me unbearable pain: the tumour has now taken complete possession of my body. Not of my mind though, or my conscience. leggi tutto