Saint Mary Magdalene by Ermes Dovico

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Court tests abortion and prayer ban in England
TRIAL ADAM SMITH-CONNOR

Court tests abortion and prayer ban in England

A three day hearing and the best lawyers in the United Kingdom to collect a hundred pound fine: this is how the Adam Smith-Connor’s trial brought by the Bournemouth Town Council became the watershed in the abortionist fight against freedom of religion and thought.


Is Hell empty? Jesus says no
GOSPEL WARNING

Is Hell empty? Jesus says no

In the pope’s words pronounced on TV, there is the drama of a Church that in the name of a misunderstood mercy does more to "excuse" than to evangelise. But the "door is narrow", the Lord warns.


In memory of Cardinal Pell: a living martyr of the faith
INTERVIEW / FR. JOSEPH HAMILTON

In memory of Cardinal Pell: a living martyr of the faith

On the first anniversary of the death of the Australian cardinal, his secretary offers the Daily Compass his personal testimony on the man he called "a confessor of the Church". Pell was close in life as even in death to Benedict XVI.


Álvarez’s exile to the Vatican rewards Ortega
NICARAGUA

Álvarez’s exile to the Vatican rewards Ortega

The release of the bishop of Matagalpa and 18 other Nicaraguan religious to reside in Rome is good news but also a dangerous precedent: the regime can get rid of clergy by reaching an agreement with the Holy See.


Africa builds “cracked” wall against gay blessings
PERIPHERIES IN DISPUTE

Africa builds “cracked” wall against gay blessings

The bishops' conferences of the Dark Continent rejects blessing homosexual couples because it goes against African culture (what if this changes tomorrow?). Their staunch opposition to Fiducia Supplicans is clear but their argument is weak.


Uganda, millions of anti-Covid vaccines to be destroyed
EXPIRED DOSES

Uganda, millions of anti-Covid vaccines to be destroyed

World 13_01_2024 Anna Bono

Uganda must dispose of 5.6 million doses of expired anti-Covid vaccines. The situation is similar in other African countries. Among the factors responsible are the shortage of health personnel, but also the lack of fear of a virus that has claimed fewer victims in Africa than expected.


Crisis generates schisms: also Monsignor Viganò goes his own way
CHURCH IN CONFUSION

Crisis generates schisms: also Monsignor Viganò goes his own way

The announced episcopal re-consecration marks a point of no return for Bishop Carlo Maria Viganò, former apostolic nuncio to the USA and great accuser of Pope Francis in the McCarrick scandal. After illicitly ordaining priests throughout Europe, he intends to make a monastic structure in Viterbo the centre of his movement. But, it’s a mistaken and unsuccessful response to the crisis of the Church.


There is a fourth undeclared candidate in Taiwan: Communist China
ELECTIONS

There is a fourth undeclared candidate in Taiwan: Communist China

Demonstrations of force, investigations against Taiwanese interests in China, propaganda: this is how Beijing wants to influence Taiwan's presidential vote.


Orgasm like paradise, Fernández's porn-theology
SHOCK BOOK

Orgasm like paradise, Fernández's porn-theology

Orgasm like an anticipation of Paradise. Emerging from oblivion is La Pasión Mística, a shocking book published in 1998 by the current Prefect of the Dicastery for the Doctrine of the Faith (DDF) , Victor Fernández. A morbid focus on sexual union as an act decoupled from procreation and as pleasure alone with a 'pathological' account of a mystical-erotic experience.


Priest excommunicated in Italy, just sanction but problem remains
CHURCH IN CONFUSION

Priest excommunicated in Italy, just sanction but problem remains

A correct reconstruction of the story of Father Ramon Guidetti demonstrates that Bishop Giusti's decision is indisputable. However, a fact also remains. There is growing agitation over the decisions made by this pontificate among the faithful and the clergy, which is pushing many people out of the Church.


Epiphany, in search of the Saviour like the Magi
SOLEMNITY

Epiphany, in search of the Saviour like the Magi

The Church invites us to meditate on the example of the Magi, wise men scanning the heavens and certain that God's 'signature' exists in creation. On the opposite side is Herod, who sees God as a rival, as we too sometimes do, when in fact He is the true joy. An extract from a homily by Benedict XVI.


Surreal communiqué on Fiducia supplicans, Tucho is a disgrace
DOCTRINE OF THE FAITH

Surreal communiqué on Fiducia supplicans, Tucho is a disgrace

Contradictions, illogical phrases and blessings regulated with a stopwatch : a new incredible document on blessings for irregular couples signed by Cardinal Fernandez. For the good of the Church, it’s time he was shown the door.