Saint James the Greater by Ermes Dovico

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“I’ll tell you about some intimate details” about Karol Wojtyla and Padre Pio
INTERVIEW

“I’ll tell you about some intimate details” about Karol Wojtyla and Padre Pio

Nine years ago on September 3, cardinal Andrzej Maria Deskur passed away. He was a close friend of Karol Wojtyla, ever since his days in seminary where the Polish saint manifested the gift of "infused prayer." Few people know that Deskur played an important role in the relationship between the future pope and Padre Pio. Nor is it very known at all that Deskur was commissioned by John Paul II to meet Sr. Lucia of Fatima to find out whether the 1984 Marian consecration had taken place as requested by Our Lady. The Daily Compass interviewed the director of Padre Pio TV, Stefano Campanella, who has gathered and studied Deskur's confidendential conversations with John Paul II.


African Bishops Denounce the Corruption of Their Governments
CHURCH

African Bishops Denounce the Corruption of Their Governments

World 11_09_2020 Anna Bono

The bishops of Kenya, South Africa and Nigeria are denouncing the corruption of their governments. The occasion was given by the mismanagement of international aid to face the Covid-19 pandemic. In Kenya the bishops and leaders of other denominations are denouncing the theft of medical and financial aid, while in South Africa they denounce the misuse of funds. In Nigeria an omnipresent corruption is threatening local health. Is this the West’s fault?



A group of Catholic intellectuals against PAL on abortion
DOCUMENT

A group of Catholic intellectuals against PAL on abortion

A group of Catholic intellectuals complain that the Pontifical Academy for Life uses ambiguous language in its criticism of the new Italian guidelines on day hospital abortion and altogether omits condemnation of abortion.
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LEFTOVER BREAD CAKE
THE RECIPE

LEFTOVER BREAD CAKE

Culture 09_09_2020

One of the many recipes born in the monasteries is for leftover bread cake, an example of a clever way of making the most of all the food available and avoiding waste.


You want to learn about tasty and healthy eating? Get thee to a monastery
FROM THE MIDDLE AGES TO THE PRESENT

You want to learn about tasty and healthy eating? Get thee to a monastery

The secret of a healthy and tasty cuisine that avoids the cardinal sin of gluttony was already found in the Rule of St Benedict and also features in the work of St Hildegard of Bingen. Hundreds of recipes created in European monasteries have now become commonplace: vegetables, charcuterie, cheese, but also sweets and beers and liqueurs. The monastic culinary tradition is still very much alive and hundreds of monasteries in Europe and the USA sell their products online.
- THE RECIPE: LEFTOVER BREAD CAKE


For the Italian Church and the Vatican, Abortion Is a Bit Less Bad
CHURCH

For the Italian Church and the Vatican, Abortion Is a Bit Less Bad

The recent articles in Avvenire, the news service of the Italian bishops, and the interview given to Crux by Archbishop Vincenzo Paglia, president of the Pontifical Academy for Life, are signs of a disturbing change in the Church in its attitude towards pro-abortion laws.


Inflation, a hidden tax and no help to any crisis
ECONOMY

Inflation, a hidden tax and no help to any crisis

Those who live on fixed incomes - wages, salaries, pensions – during times of high inflation, see their purchasing power erode over time. And yet the central banks, starting with the United States Federal Reserve, are definitely aiming at inflationary models, believing that they can help the state and companies overcome crisis by devaluing their debts. Unfortunately this is a tragic illusion and we will pay dearly for it.


Chile: The Revolts, the Government, and the Communist Infiltration
LATIN AMERICA

Chile: The Revolts, the Government, and the Communist Infiltration

Andrés Montero,an expert in international relations at the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy and a member of the advisory committee of the School of Administrative and Economic Sciences at the University of Chile, explains to The Daily Compass the reasons for protests that were all but criminal and similar in their methods to what is happening in the United States.


Just like China, WHO controls information
NEW WORLD ORDER

Just like China, WHO controls information

The WHO has launched a campaign against Covid-19 “misinformation”, using artificial intelligence and modern data collection techniques to track down on-line hoaxes and fabrications. This strategy, ironically, has already caused enormous damage in the fight against the pandemic, precisely because it limits comparisons and debate over theories in the face of a new disease. It smacks of censorship methods employed by the Chinese totalitarian regime.


The cardinal tortured who opposed Vatican compromises
ANNIVERSARY

The cardinal tortured who opposed Vatican compromises

The Hungarian Cardinal Jozsef Mindszenty, who today has been declared Venerable, opposed the Nazi regime, so he was captured, stripped, and beaten. He was then liberated by insurgent soldiers in Budapest, but he had to take refuge in the American embassy because he was also hostile to communism. When the Vatican began to make compromises with the regime, as it is doing today in China, the primate opposed it.


UN-aid for Covid is blackmail to advance abortion policies
LATIN AMERICA

UN-aid for Covid is blackmail to advance abortion policies

Ecuador is the first country that has officially bowed to UN blackmail. In exchange for financial aid to battle COVID-19, the United Nations is demanding that Ecuador liberalize its anti-abortion laws, promote gender ideology in schools as well as legalize cannabis and surrogate pregnancies. This shameful negotiation demands attention from the international community. Vatican diplomacy must take decisive action.