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Will Russia spread its “values” throughout the world?

In 1917, the Blessed Virgin Mary appeared in Fatima to three little shepherds, Lucia dos Santos and her cousins, Jacinta and Francisco Marto, entrusting them with a message whose contents were officially authenticated by the Church on 26 June 2000. This message is divided into three parts, also called “secrets”; the first part depicts a terrible vision of Hell, the second contains a prophecy about the future of humanity, and the third presents a dramatic vision of martyrdom, against a backdrop of destruction, which awaits…

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Perspectives on the Italian Election

The results of the recent election confirm that Italy is a basically conservative country, its roots on the Right, notwithstanding the repeated attempts of the Left to seize control of the government by overstepping the outcomes at the ballot box. The sole winner was the leader of the center-right coalition, Giorgia Meloni, and the main loser was the leader of the leftist bloc, Enrico Letta. The victory of the Center-Right was of historic proportions, with 235 congressmen out of 400 and at least 112 senators…

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Consistory 2022: a great opportunity missed

There exists a relationship between grace and nature analogous to the one between faith and reason. An imbalance arises when there is faith without reason or grace without nature, and vice versa, but perfect balance does not consist in putting these realities on the same level; on the contrary, it consists in placing them in their legitimate order, subordinating nature to that grace of which it is the precondition, just as the precondition of faith is reason, which is however subject to faith. This helps…

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Dugin, Putin, and the scenarios of chaos

Six months ago, at dawn on February 24 2022, Vladimir Putin announced a “special military operation”in eastern Ukraine. A few hours later all of Ukraine, including the capital, Kyiv, was hit by air and missile attacks as Russian ground forces crossed the borders. Europe found itself at war. The Russian-Ukrainian war, furthering a conflict that began in 2014, was not the blitzkrieg Putin had imagined. The president of the Soviet Federation underestimated the Ukrainians’ determination to fight, starting with President Zelensky, who has shown himself…