Ecclesia


Cardinal Sarah pleas like Solženicyn: "Don't give in to lies!"
APPEAL

Cardinal Sarah pleas like Solženicyn: "Don't give in to lies!"

Half a century after the Russian writer's famous denunciation, the African prelate echoes the same words. His warning is against the temptation to pander to the "fluid" atheism that has penetrated the Church, also in view of the next Synod.


Death penalty, contradiction passed off as development
INFINITE DIGNITAS

Death penalty, contradiction passed off as development

After Fiducia supplicans another U-turn on the perennial teaching of the Church that considers the right to life inviolable, but for the innocent. So one change leads to another.


Dignitas infinita, a superficial document and some serious errors
DDF DECLARATION

Dignitas infinita, a superficial document and some serious errors

The new declaration by the Fernández-led Dicastery for the Doctrine of the Faith was published yesterday. Fundamentally, the approach is correct, but it neglects the transcendent foundation of human dignity. Social justice is the central reference, rather than the Decalogue. And it winks at environmentalism and homosexualism.


Christ is risen, now is the time for witness
EASTER 2024

Christ is risen, now is the time for witness

«Today the witnesses speak out... Today, we too are witnesses to the Risen Christ and we repeat his proclamation of peace to all humanity. We bear witness to his death and resurrection, especially to the men and women of our own time, caught up in fratricidal strife and slaughter».


Easter Triduum, the mysteries of life and death interrogate world today
PREPARATION

Easter Triduum, the mysteries of life and death interrogate world today

In the three days of the Triduum we relive the apocalyptic clash between life and death, light and darkness, hate and love. It is an ever-present drama that concerns each of us, our eternal destiny. Even in the greatest suffering, Christ gives us the certainty that, united with Him, we will rise to new life.


Cordes' testament: 'God's work in my life'
FULL TEXT

Cordes' testament: 'God's work in my life'

Turning his thoughts to eternity, the German cardinal who died last Friday retraced the events of his life, seeing in people and circumstances the benevolent hand of God the Father


Vatican Revolution: yes to euthanasia and artificial insemination
PONTIFICAL ACADEMY FOR LIFE

Vatican Revolution: yes to euthanasia and artificial insemination

The ban on euthanasia causes worse harm than good; green light to homologous fertilisation: these are the resounding statements contained in the book La gioia della vita (The Joy of Life), a joint reflection of the theologians of the Pontifical Academy for Life (Pav). And even the Bible can be corrected. It’s an unapologetic declaration of heresy.


"Life", Pope Francis' autobiography admits problems with Benedict  XVI
PREVIEW

"Life", Pope Francis' autobiography admits problems with Benedict  XVI

The "bombshell book" turns out to be deja vu, judging by the anecdotes released by Corriere della Sera and already recounted in various interviews. Paradoxically, the only novelty concerns the relationship with Ratzinger, which dismantles the narrative about the 'wise grandfather'.


For Cardinal Zuppi Lent parallels Ramadan
INTER-RELIGIOUS DIALOGUE

For Cardinal Zuppi Lent parallels Ramadan

The Archbishop of Bologna, President of the Italian Bishops’ Conference, writes an all encompassing message to "brothers and sisters followers of Islam". He weaves an irenic parallelism between Islamic fasting and Lenten fasting. But, forgets that it is Christ who makes the difference.


Ratzinger’s defence of Tucho is Vatican media fake news
VATICAN ILLUSIONISM

Ratzinger’s defence of Tucho is Vatican media fake news

"Non-liturgical" blessings? To justify Fiducia supplicans the head of Vatican media pulls a document out of a hat about something else, creating a precedent that does not exist.


A profile of the next Pope, writes Cardinal
EXCLUSIVE

A profile of the next Pope, writes Cardinal

Ecclesia 29_02_2024

Two years after the text signed 'Demos' (later revealed to have been written by Cardinal Pell) a new anonymous document, linked to the first, defines the seven priorities of the next Conclave to repair the confusion and crisis created by this Pontificate.
- L'identikit del prossimo Papa (I) II  "Retrato robot" del próximo Papa (ES) II L'identité du prochain pape (F) II Identität des nächsten Papstes (D) II Identyfikacja następnego papieża (PL)


Identyfikacja następnego papieża: notatki kardynała
EXCLUSIVE

Identyfikacja następnego papieża: notatki kardynała

Ecclesia 29_02_2024

Dwa lata po ukazaniu się tekstu podpisanego przez "Demos" (później ujawniono, że był to tekst napisany przez kardynała Pella), nowy, anonimowy dokument, powiązany z pierwszym, określa siedem priorytetów następnego konklawe, aby naprawić zamieszanie i kryzys wywołany przez obecny pontyfikat.
- L'identikit del prossimo Papa (I) II  A profile of the Next Pope (EN) II "Retrato robot" del próximo Papa (ES) II L'identité du prochain pape (F) II Identität des nächsten Papstes (D)