Culture


Freemasonry wants a "mea culpa", Catholic Church commits examination of conscience
MEETING IN MILAN

Freemasonry wants a "mea culpa", Catholic Church commits examination of conscience

Not only Cardinal Coccopalmerio's proposal for a "permanent round table" of confrontation between the Church and Masonic lodges: at the meeting in Milan, Bishop Staglianò shatters the doctrinal approach and clears the way for openness in the name of Mercy.


"Dear Brother Masons": Archbishop of Milan takes his turn
MILAN EVENT

"Dear Brother Masons": Archbishop of Milan takes his turn

Tomorrow 16 February, the Grand Masters of the three Italian Masonic lodges are the protagonists of a seminar together with Monsignor Delpini, Cardinal Coccopalmerio and Bishop Staglianò, organised by GRIS. Questions are raised about the ambiguous nature of the dialogue, and Delpini forbids the presence of journalists.


Sicily: the seven rapists were 'model' immigrants
ILLEGAL MIGRANTS

Sicily: the seven rapists were 'model' immigrants

The group of young men who raped a 13-year-old girl forcing her boyfriend to watch, had all arrived illegally in Italy from Egypt. Their host community reported they had “good reports”. But, the Italian Home Office records an escalation of sexual violence by foreigners.


Rotting in bed, the new (bad) fad against anxieties
SOCIAL MEDIA

Rotting in bed, the new (bad) fad against anxieties

They call it bed rotting. It means literally "rotting in bed": the new phenomenon, fuelled by social media, to combat anxiety. Although, not an absolute novelty, it is justified today and denotes a lack of balance.


What is above: encountering God through beauty
INTERVIEW / PEPPIATT

What is above: encountering God through beauty

Helping people rediscover the way up to Heaven through the paths of art and creation. This is the goal that prompted an American student to expand an idea born during the months of lockdown.


"Holodomor was genocide", states Italian parliament
STALIN'S CRIME IN UKRAINE

"Holodomor was genocide", states Italian parliament

The Italian Senate has recognised the Holodomor in Ukraine as genocide. The 'death by starvation', the artificial famine created by Stalin to bend Ukraine and collectivise agriculture, is a crime denied for almost a century.


Miss Holland is trans, the anti-Christian revolution strides ahead
GENDER WAR

Miss Holland is trans, the anti-Christian revolution strides ahead

We are witnessing a grand style operation to change attitudes towards "sexual non-conformities". But the real goal is to destroy traditional European culture, born of Christianity.


8-9-10 DECEMBER

A Response to Pontifical Academy for Life - Panel 6

Culture 10_12_2022

An international group of Catholic theologians and other experts are gathering in a private workshop, in Rome, from December 8 to 10, 2022. The purpose of the meeting is to respond to some of the issues, especially those connected with sexual morality, objective moral norms, and conscience, raised in the recent publication of the Pontifical Academy for Life entitled Etica teologica della Vita. The meeting, organized under the auspices of the International Catholic Jurists Forum (ICJF), is co-sponsored by Ave Maria University (AMU), Ave Maria School of Law, and Ethics and Public Policy, Person & Identity Project.


From Jewish to Catholic, actor Gad Elmaleh recounts his conversion in a film
TESTIMONY

From Jewish to Catholic, actor Gad Elmaleh recounts his conversion in a film

The release of Reste un peu (stay with us) in France, in which the famous French-Moroccan comedian describes how the Virgin Mary accompanied him on his long journey of conversion, is sparked by controversy, especially in the Jewish world. There’s the value of Lourdes and the example of Cardinal Jean-Marie Lustiger, also a converted Jew. And an appeal to Catholics: do not be shy about your faith.


Venice Film Festival propaganda goes trans
THE CASE

Venice Film Festival propaganda goes trans

Films are one of the most powerful propaganda weapons at the disposal of states. In fact, Venice is abuzz with films about the trans world. It has nothing to do with culture, nothing to do with art. Now it’s pure propaganda.


Catholic support for the wrong West needs a rethink
CULTURE

Catholic support for the wrong West needs a rethink

There is a considerable misunderstanding concerning the concept of the West. There is an "essential" West that corresponds to Christian civilization and its social and political consequences; and there is a West that coincides with liberal democracies, with a system of values opposite to the first. Unfortunately, many Catholics side with this anti-Christian West.


Cancel Culture, the eternal Gnostic dream of starting over from scratch
TRENDS

Cancel Culture, the eternal Gnostic dream of starting over from scratch

That change must be permanent and the relative must be absolute, is typical of gnosis. So, Cancel culture should be defined as a Gnostic phenomenon. It disregards reality and order, creation and norms deposited in society over centuries for the enhancement of rebirth, a new creation, a new world. Many are the aspects of everlasting gnosis that we encounter in Cancel culture. And thus, we cannot fail to find its struggle with the Christian faith which has always been its main enemy.