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The crisis of our time has moved as of now from the cultural and moral field to the psychological, meaning psychology in its etymological sense, which is that of “science of the soul.” If morality establishes the laws of human behavior, psychology investigates the cognitive and affective life of man. Man is a composite of soul and body, and the soul, which is the vital principle of the body, has two main faculties, intellect and will. As a corporeal being, man is also endowed with internal and external senses that participate in his cognitive process. When man’s primary and secondary faculties are well ordered, his personality develops harmoniously. But when, in the obscure meeting place between sense impressions and the spiritual faculties disordered passions develop, the soul experiences a situation of imbalance that can lead to moral and psychological ruin. Man risks psychological breakdown when he becomes unaware of the one true end of his life, which is our sanctification and the glory of God.
The Feast of the Miraculous Medal, which is celebrated on 27 November, and the Solemnity of the Immaculate Conception on 8 December are ten days apart. However, there is a close relationship between the two feasts.
Throughout long talks I had with him between 1980 and 1981, Don Mario Marini, not yet a Monsignor, explained to me that behind the official organization of the Vatican there was a “hidden directorate” headed by Monsignor Achille Silvestrini, whom he called “the Richelieu of the Vatican,” referring to Louis XIII’s Cardinal Secretary of State, Armand du Plessis de Richelieu (1585-1642), who went down in history for his skill in intrigue.
The month of November reminds us of an important truth of our faith: the existence of purgatory. Purgatory is the abode of righteous souls that died without having made full expiation on earth for the punishments due to their sins, and therefore cannot yet be ushered in before the Throne of God. Nothing that is stained can enter heaven: a purification is needed to remove all obstacles to the beatific vision of the Most Holy Trinity.
The supreme authority of the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith may not be challenged by declaration
A declaration that opposes “the moral liceity of the abortion-tainted experimental injections for COVID-19” (hereafter referred to as Declaration) has for several days been making the rounds among Catholics, on a private basis, in an effort to collect signatures of religious and lay figures in opposition to the “reception of these morally tainted, dangerous, and ineffective products, along with the unjust mandates for their reception being imposed upon millions of students and workers across the Christian West”.
Anyone who wants to understand what is behind the “Synod on Synodality” opened on October 10 by Pope Francis cannot do without the recently published book The St. Gallen Mafia (TAN, 2021) by Julia Meloni, which traces its historical and ideological premises.
On October 7 2021, on the occasion of the 450th anniversary of the battle of Lepanto, the Roman Philharmonic Choir, conducted by Maestro Mons. Pablo Colino, performed in Rome, in the church of Saint Ignatius, a celebratory concert dedicated to Mary Most Holy. St. Pius V. The Holy Rosary. Professor Roberto de Mattei, president of the Lepanto Foundation, spoke the words presented here.