• A NEW SAINT

    Charles de Foucauld, the "little universal brother”

    Today, on May 15, an original apostle of the Gospel is proclaimed a saint in St Peter's Square. He burned with the desire to make "his" Jesus known and loved, living among the Touareg people in the Algerian Sahara,: "I reside here, the only European... Happy to be alone with Jesus, only for Jesus". The long hours each day before the tabernacle: "The Eucharist, it is Jesus, it is all Jesus".

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    • ECUMENICAL CRISIS AND UKRAINE

    Bux: “Only the proclamation of the Gospel produces true and enduring peace”

    The ecumenical relations crisis between the Holy See and the Patriarchate of Moscow due to varying positions regarding the war in Ukraine: “it is the failure of an ecumenism based upon highly publicised encounters attempting to diminish the significance of our differences. John Paul II, on the other hand, focused upon establishing the roots of various cultures and traditions in order to insist upon the unity found in their origins: Christ and His Gospel”. “The work of the Church is not to fight for the environment or for peace, but rather to evangelise, because only Jesus can change a person’s heart. And if their heart is changed, the world will be changed”. The theologian Monsignor Nicola Bux speaks out.

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    • INTERVIEW

    Müller: A Consistory to proclaim peace comes from God

    “Every war is the offspring of original sin; the weapons of Christians are prayer and the proclamation of the Gospel of Peace”. “It is absurd that Putin would call himself Christian, then give orders to kill other individuals - the very image of God; and it is inconceivable that a Christian Church become an instrument of Nationalism”. “Providing assistance to Ukraine is one issue, but to use it for other political interests is an entirely different issue”. “The sending of arms is an extremely delicate question. A point of equilibrium must be found in order to avoid an escalation, as well as the possibility that Putin threaten other countries”. So speaks Cardinal Gerhard L. Müller, Prefect Emeritus of the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith, in this Daily Compass interview.

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    • ANALYSIS

    There is Schism within the Church: we are simply not permitted to acknowledge it

    The German Synod has provided us with a pretext for returning to the discussion of the looming Schism within the Church, but over the past years, both the Magisterium and theology itself have evolved in such a manner that the confine between that which is true and immutable and that which is unacceptable, has been breached. The China-Vatican agreement, the alteration of the Catechism regarding the death penalty, the abolition of ‘intrinsic evil’ in Amoris Laetitia, are all three, decisive passages which threaten the intrinsic Truths upon which the Church was founded.

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    • SUNDAY CATECHISM / 20

    The Subject of Charity

    The basis upon which Charity resides is the Will, which tends towards God in the sense that God is the Supreme Good. It is found in humankind exclusively by the will of God, but in humankind there is also a receptivity towards it. Charity may increase within an individual: not by addition, but rather by its intensification within the subject. Venial sin neither destroys nor diminishes Charity, but it does predispose the sinner to its loss.

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    • INTERVIEW

    Cardinal Duka: Ratzinger, an example of faith rooted in truth

    “In Germany, Cardinal Marx and Bishop Bätzing represent a current that wants to attack Ratzinger.”Sexual abuse is not a crime committed by the Church, they are crimes committed by people. These reports that go back 100 years are not a search to clean up, but a trial against the Church.” “Someone wants to use the abuses to change the teaching of the Church.” The Archbishop of Prague speaks out.

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    • CHRIST IS RISEN

    Easter, the most amazing news of all

    We do not follow Jesus because we like the Cross, or because we enjoy suffering. We do not do so simply out of self-abnegation or desire to obey the Commandments, but rather because Christ gives us what no publicity can. Only Christ Jesus keeps His promises: He saves, gives new life, completely purifies us of our sins, and provides a sense to the suffering of illness and death, because He has raised us to Eternal Life.

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    • VATICAN

    Ukraine criticises Pope's Good Friday Way of the Cross

    The ambassador of Kiev has protested because during Good Friday’s Way of the Cross with the Pope at the Colosseum, a Russian and a Ukrainian woman will carry the Cross together. For the first time, the media is criticising Pope Francis. But it is a courageous choice because in the Cross lies the source of peace.

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    • THE CASE

    Document proves Becciu did not pay to frame Pell

    A document that has emerged from Australia and that The Daily Compass has been able to view proves that the money sent from the Vatican to Australia had nothing to do with the trial of Cardinal Pell. It was destined for a cyber security company for a contract relating to the management of some ".catholic" domains.

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    • SUNDAY CATECHISM / 19

    The virtue of Charity

    The theological virtue of Charity is the noblest of all the virtues, the one that gives the others their place and without which they would lose all value. It is primarily friendship with God, a supernatural virtue that inclines the will to love God and others.

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    • SACRAMENTS

    “I baptise you female and confirm you male.” Turin Church break rules for trans

    In Turin, a woman "becomes" a man and then asks for Confirmation. The parish priest turns to the curia and the Diocese gives its consent: "Yes to Confirmation with the new name, but the natural name is to be written in the baptismal register with a note on the sex change". The Daily Compass recounts the parish priest’s dilemma, the curia’s email  giving consent and the new stage in the demolition of Catechism: if nature no longer counts and only personal "rights" do, then demise is inevitable.

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    • RAINBOW CHURCH

    LGBTQ: Cardinal Marx heads latest assault on Catechism

    A coordinated attack has been undertaken in order to change the Catechism with regard to homosexuality, and the theatre chosen for the battle is the Synod on Synodality. In a long interview, Cardinal Marx openly supports the necessity to modify doctrine in order to legitimise homosexual acts, while on April 3, Sister Nathalie Becquart, undersecretary of the Synod, referred directly to an American LGBTQ group in order to lend it legitimacy.

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