Saint Mary Magdalene by Ermes Dovico

Ecclesia


The ecclesiastical circumscription, an idea for the Ancient Rite
AFTER TRADITIONIS CUSTODES

The ecclesiastical circumscription, an idea for the Ancient Rite

The founder of the St Vincent Ferrer Fraternity, Father de Blignières, proposes an ecclesiastical circumscription for the Ancient Rite. A concrete proposal, after Traditionis custodes, to respond to the need of many faithful who want to remain in communion with the Pope.


Viganò and Lefebvrians, the illusion of a Tradition without Church
EXCOMMUNICATION RISK

Viganò and Lefebvrians, the illusion of a Tradition without Church

Canonical trial for the former nuncio, while the Fraternity founded by Mgr Lefebvre announces the illicit consecration of new bishops. But going beyond legitimate criticism of ecclesiastical authorities leads to schism. And it is not the solution.


Medjugorje, the necessary novena for peace
The event

Medjugorje, the necessary novena for peace

In view of the 43rd anniversary of the beginning of the Medjugorje apparitions, which are still unrecognised, Our Lady asked through the visionary Marija for a special novena for peace, to be experienced by ascending Podbrdo. This is the first time this has happened. An appeal that says so much about the times we live in.


“The Sacred Heart, a devotion that unites affection and reason”
Interview / Card. Collins

“The Sacred Heart, a devotion that unites affection and reason”

The world offers “a superficial and illusory view of love”, where sacrifice is not contemplated. “But Christian love is more profound, and it means imitating Christ”. In the spirituality of the Sacred Heart, affection, intellect and will work together. The Daily Compass interviews cardinal Collins.


Moltmann, the father of errors of contemporary theology
OBITUARY

Moltmann, the father of errors of contemporary theology

The Protestant theologian also had great influence in Catholic circles. A negative influence, which relies on hope but places it within history, secularising faith. The results are still evident today.


Sister Zaira, from religious vocation to holy death
WITNESS

Sister Zaira, from religious vocation to holy death

"Celebrate, because I am with Jesus!", this is Sister Zaira Dovico’s spiritual testament stated only days before her premature death, not yet 50, due to cancer. The Daily Compass offers its condolences to the Dovico family and publishes her brother Ermes Dovico’s testimony (Daily Compass colleague) which retraces the birth of her religious vocation and the last period of her life.


Gays in the seminary, pope eats his words
CONFUSION

Gays in the seminary, pope eats his words

After the remark on faggotry in the priesthood, a sensational turn by Pope Francis: he encourages an aspiring gay seminarian not to give up. An inconceivable contradiction, which turns into a victory for the LGBT lobby.


Some Italian bishops like gay seminarians
FAGGOTRY

Some Italian bishops like gay seminarians

Speaking on the Pope's now famous remark on priests and homosexuality, the vice-president of the Italian Bishops Conference (CEI), Msgr. Savino, attributes Bergoglio’s affirmation to an OK for gays in the seminary. But Daily Compass sources deny this is the case. Evidently there are bishops in the CEI pushing to change Church norms.


F-ggotry? For the Pope the problem is image, not moral
Vatican

F-ggotry? For the Pope the problem is image, not moral

The Pope's conversation in a closed-door meeting with the Italian Bishops Conference, and reported across the globe, are not against gays. On the contrary, this pontificate has promoted people and the LGBT agenda in every way possible. Even in seminaries.


The new norms on apparitions tear apologetics to pieces
TRACES OF GOD

The new norms on apparitions tear apologetics to pieces

The document presented on 17 May is in clear discontinuity with the approach the Church has always taken towards supernatural phenomena. The new norms deny the possibility of recognising the traces of God's intervention in human history.


New norms to deny Marian apparitions
APPARITIONIS CUSTODES

New norms to deny Marian apparitions

Fernández’s document: six criteria to ascertain everything, but woe betide the supernaturalness of phenomena and apparitions. At most a nihil obstat, for the record, "it does no harm...".


Tightening up on apparitions: only Pope decides if event is supernatural
NEW RULES

Tightening up on apparitions: only Pope decides if event is supernatural

The new norms presented today by Prefect Fernández, provide for greater centralisation in Rome of the decision-making power on the authenticity of the alleged apparitions. A centralisation that effectively prevents bishops from pronouncing themselves, but only to regulating worship and pastoral care on the basis of six more or less stringent criteria. Scepticism of the new Vatican course continues Medjugorje.