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The West after Kabul

(Roberto de Mattei, One Peter Five, 07 september 2021)

In an article in the Corriere della Sera of August 28 2021, Ernesto Galli della Loggia poses the following question:

Are our societies still capable of waging war? Of bearing psychologically the terrible impact of a, so to speak, voluntary dimension of death? Are we still capable of accepting the possibility of knowingly giving or receiving death, as it has always meant to ‘wage war’? leggi tutto

Why we should pray to St. Joseph Freinademetz and for the Church in China

(Roberto de Mattei, Rorate Caeli, 01 september 2021)

Few know about and pray to St. Joseph Freinademetz, a missionary saint who deserves our devotion in the present hour. leggi tutto

Traditionis custodes: a war on the brink of the abyss

(Roberto de Mattei, Rorate Caeli, 19 july 2021)

 The intent of Pope Francis’s motu proprio Traditionis custodes, of July 16, 2021, is to repress any expression of fidelity to the traditional liturgy, but the result will be to spark a war that will inevitably end with the triumph of the Tradition of the Church. leggi tutto

The History of the Origins of the Pro-Life Movement around the World

(Roberto de Mattei, Rorate Caeli, 07 july 2021)

In the battle for the defense of life, the family, and traditional values, we are only fragile instruments in the hands of Divine Providence and we have the moral duty to be grateful to those who went before us and opened the way. This is why we cannot forget the first international conference for life, which took place in Rome from April 25-27 1980, on the initiative of the association Alleanza per la Vita, set up by Agostino Sanfratello, co-founder along with Giovanni Cantoni of Alleanza Cattolica in Italy. leggi tutto

George Soros and Alexander Dugin: two sides of the same coin?

(Roberto de Mattei, Rorate Caeli, 12 june 2021)

In what sense may George Soros and Alexander Dugin be defined as two sides of a single coin? In 1945 the Austrian philosopher of science Karl Popper (1902-1994) published a ponderous work in two volumes entitled The Open Society and Its Enemies (Routledge, London, 1945). In this work, Popper maintained that the totalitarian ideologies like communism and Nazism have a common element: claiming to possess absolute truth. The Austrian philosopher contrasted totalitarian societies with a model of social democratic organization that he called an “open society” because it is opposed to any cultural or moral “frontier.” Popper wrote this work in New Zealand, where he had emigrated after the rise of Nazism due to his Jewish origins. Subsequently, the philosopher moved to England, where he taught at the prestigious London School of Economics and obtained British citizenship. leggi tutto

When confusion enters the traditional world

(Roberto de Mattei, Voice of the Family, 09 june 2021)

In his famous speech delivered on the feast of Saints Peter and Paul, 29 June 1972, Paul VI referring to the state of the post-conciliar Church, declared that he had a sense that “through some crack, the smoke of Satan has entered the temple of God”. leggi tutto

10 questions to all those holding the “anti-vax” position

(Roberto de Mattei, Rorate Caeli, 09 april 2021)

 My position in defence of the moral liceity of the currently available anti-Covid vaccines has attracted the approval of some cardinals, theologians and priests, whom I thank here, but also the predictable disapproval of many who hold an “anti-vax” position. Having recently published a study on the moral liceity of vaccination examining the question more broadly ( On the moral liceity of the vaccination), I limit myself here to putting some questions to those who hold the “anti-vax” position. I would ask them to answer these in a precise and, if possible, polite manner. leggi tutto