Saint Mary Magdalene by Ermes Dovico

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The story of Gerard, the Sister who comforted death row inmates
SINGAPORE

The story of Gerard, the Sister who comforted death row inmates

Singapore: life for a number of prisoners would have ended very differently if it wasn’t for the presence of a Catholic nun. Sister Gerard Fernandez was just 36 when she walked her first inmate to be hanged. From 1981 to 2017 she accomplished the difficult mission to guide the sentenced to death back to the faith and lessen their fear of death

 


An attack on the Polish Church seeks papal support
ITALY

An attack on the Polish Church seeks papal support

A small group of Polish Catholics bought an advertising space in the Italian newspaper La Repubblica in order to make an "appeal" to Pope Francis. They implored Francis to "repair" the Polish Church while accusing Catholic hierarchy of covering up child abuse cases. This is a specious attack. The issue, however painful it is, is relatively marginal among Polish clergy: of the 1000 persons convicted for paedophilia offences, 997 were lay people and 3 were priests. Still, the press are treating the matter as if it primarily concerned clergy and do not explain that the few cases of sexual abuse of young males involve mostly priests with homosexual tendencies. The appeal launched in La Repubblica is only the latest in a long series of attacks, including films and foundations, aimed at denigrating the Church.


Paedophilia is rampant in Europe, yet investigations are blocked
GUILTY SILENCE

Paedophilia is rampant in Europe, yet investigations are blocked

Over the last few months in Germany, Great Britain and Belgium, there have been hundreds of arrests for sexual abuse against thousands of children. But the mass media has kept silent or condensed everything in "news briefs". The fear of investigating these stories (unless it involves the Church) is nothing new. Evidence seems to go missing, while those who do a good job are abruptly replaced and then trials end up being stalled. Germany had to acknowledge corruption within its police force and institutions, yet when someone is sentenced, the penalty is minimal. Why? Perhaps many countries would be shaken to their core.


From communist to Franciscan, by way of Medjugorje
INTERVIEW/FATHER CRISTOFORO AMANZI

From communist to Franciscan, by way of Medjugorje

An anti-clerical communist, Ercole went to Medjugorje to follow his girlfriend (a divorced woman with children) who had converted. There, thanks to the Blessed Mother, he saw the lie he was living and also God, who held out His hand to him and led him to enter the Franciscan order with the name Brother Cristoforo. In this interview with The Daily Compass, he shares his dialogue with the visionaries on the secrets, the crisis of the Church, and the battle which awaits us before the Triumph of the Immaculate Heart of Mary


“Satan reigns, Our Lady calls us to conversion”
INTERVIEW/FATHER LIVIO FANZAGA

“Satan reigns, Our Lady calls us to conversion”

Satan's plan has already been implemented; the false religion of man who has replaced God rules the world”. Our Lady has a plan to save humanity; this is the time of the spiritual battle that prepares the triumph of the Immaculate Heart of Mary”. Terrible things will happen, everyone will have to decide whether to entrust themselves to God or not, eternal salvation is at stake”. The Coronavirus comes from the devil, it is a test: the solution is to renounce Satan and return to God”. The cult of Mother Earth is one form of false religion; it's terrible and ridiculous”. Father Livio Fanzaga, Director of Radio Maria, explains to the Daily Compass the present times according to Our Lady's messages in Medjugorje, the historical turning point announced, and the prophecies: We have entered the time of the ten secrets”.


The senseless hatred of St. Junipero Serra
BLACK LIVES MATTER

The senseless hatred of St. Junipero Serra

Under the pretext of anti-racist protests, vandals destroyed a statue of St. Junipero Serra (1713-1784) in San Francisco. Serra was a Franciscan who evangelized California and travelled hundreds of miles to baptize and evangelize native American Indians. He knew how "to meet many people, learning and valuing their particular customs and ways of life," as Pope Francis said when canonizing him a saint.


Terrorism and Covid, two recipes for public control
SCENARIOS

Terrorism and Covid, two recipes for public control

Terrorist attack in England: the media strive to quell any alarm. Coronavirus: the media stoke a permanent state of fear. This sort of panic by command which works to keep the population at the mercy of Power, can only be resisted by clinging to the One who has already defeated this worldly Power.


With financial industries up and economies down, savers will pay
"FINANCIAL SOCIALISM"

With financial industries up and economies down, savers will pay

Financial industries are soaring amid sinking economies. "Economic financialization", with rivers of fiat money flowing out of central banks and pumped into global markets, underscores the imbalance existing between financial and real market dynamics. We are quickly moving toward "financial socialism" which will end up destroying what little is left of our freedom and economic responsibilities. But can we stop it?


Archbishop Kocsis: “Faith is our real weapon against Covid”
HUNGARY

Archbishop Kocsis: “Faith is our real weapon against Covid”

Fülöp Kocsis, metropolitan archbishop of Hungary’s Greek Catholic Church, tells the New Daily Compass about how Hungarians have overcome the coronavirus pandemic thanks, in part, to good government intervention. Above all, he speaks about how Catholics have an edge: “Can the pandemic be considered as a gift?”, he asks. “Yes, with the eyes of faith it is. Moreover because it teaches us a lot.”


Is America unhappy? Covid and Trump are not guilty
SURVEY

Is America unhappy? Covid and Trump are not guilty

Among the studies researching the psychological impact of Covid-19, there is the study presented by the University of Chicago. The American media has interpreted it in dramatic tones. However, the only way to find out whether one is happy or not is to draw a simply graphic revealing how much gap there is between our vocation (adherence to a project we are called by God to steward) and our current state of life. Let's take look at it and maybe we'll discover that neither the quarantine nor COVID-19 have anything to do with our happiness.


LGBT Leader was the communist spy who betrayed Wojtyla’s priest friend
POLAND

LGBT Leader was the communist spy who betrayed Wojtyla’s priest friend

She is often seen today at the side of Warsaw’s Mayor Rafał Trzaskowski, a candidate of the left running for president of Poland. Her association, Pro Humanum, which promotes LGBT ideology, has received almost two million złoty in support from the City of Warsaw. Her name is Jolanta Lange, but it was recently discovered that her true surname is Gontarczyk. She is a former communist spy who, together with her husband, betrayed the trust of Father Franciszek Blachnicki (1987), who died in forced exile in very strange circumstances and who was persecuted throughout his life first by the Nazi and then by the Soviet totalitarianisms. Today an investigation seeks to shed light on his death and on the role played by Gontarczyk, who was the last one to see him alive.


Black memories: when the Democrats defended the interests of slave owners
BLACK LIVES MATTER

Black memories: when the Democrats defended the interests of slave owners

Democratic Party’s most “ugly” memory is found in its 19th century pro-slavery, agrarian political agenda, not to mention its “Manifest Destiny” ambition which prompted the mass mistreatment of Native Americans. It was 19th century Republicans, not Democrats who ultimately defended black lives