• INTERVIEW/REIG PLA

    “The virus has exposed the individualist lie; we cannot deprive ourselves of the Mass”

    The pandemic has brought to light the precariousness of the human being and exposed the individualist lie, which has favored the breaking of bonds with the family, with tradition and with God.” The Spanish bishop Juan Antonio Reig Pla explained to The Daily Compass why he has decided not to suspend Masses with the faithful: The Holy Mass is heaven on earth, and without it man loses his soul.” The coronavirus is a blow for the pride of globalism and our technocratic society,” but also for the Church that now ought to turn to the decisive questions of human salvation.”

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    • CHINA-HOLY SEE

    «No to Card. Kung »: Beijing decides who to beatify

    Asia‘s Catholic news agency, UcaNews, has denounced the Holy See for failing to open the process of beatification of Cardinal Kung Pinmei in order not to displease Beijing. Meanwhile, dozens of British signatories are petitioning the Holy See for an immediate end to its agreement with China.

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    • CORONAVIRUS

    Being prepared for death… is what we need

    It is being said that anyone who is asking for the celebration of Mass to be reinstated, anyone who is going to church to pray, anyone looking for a priest to ask for confession and the Eucharist, is a selfish person. And yet, whether we are thinking of ourselves, of people dear to us or who are more at risk, what should make us most afraid is not death but rather leaving this world in fear and without being well-prepared for death. Death must not become something taboo for the Church: it is what we most need to hear about, as well as hope for eternal life.

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    • CORONAVIRUS EMERGENCY

    Rome reopens its churches. Pope and Cardinal Vicar blame one another

    A new decree by the Cardinal Vicar of Rome, Angelo De Donatis, revokes the decision made just a few hours earlier to close the churches of Rome, after the pope thundered at his morning Mass in Santa Marta against “drastic measures.” And so the churches in Rome are reopening, but Cardinal De Donatis wrote to the pastors of Rome and revealed that the decision to close churches was made by the Pope. The protests by many of the faithful and alarmed phone calls from bishops and cardinals convinced him to make a U-turn. A disturbing spectacle of a church hierarchy in a state of confusion. And now may the bishops have the courage to reinstate public Masses with the faithful (obeying all security and health directives).

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    • CHURCH AND CORONAVIRUS

    When the going gets tough… pastors get weak

    The disturbing story of Romes churches – first ordered closed and then reopened  –  clearly reveals a Church bent on living for today and unaware that Gods is worth more than our present lives. Precisely because of the seriousness of the epidemic, it is necessary to lift suspensions on public Masses, even if it means taking necessary precautions.

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    • THE NEXT SYNOD

    Dialogue and action: that’s not synodality

    There is no common understanding of what the concept of synodality means. It was once thought that synodality meant walking together believing in the same truths of faith. Today synodality is considered taking action together. The model of synodality was a monarchical church, today it is a democratic church.

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    • DEBATE

    The Mass is essential for the common good

    Every Mass, as the Council teaches, has by its very nature a “public and social disposition.” The sacrifice of Christ that is renewed in the Mass is universal – it is offered for the salvation of the entire world. Benedict XVI has said that the Eucharist has such a public significance that it impels people to a courageous commitment to serving the structures of this world through the social doctrine of the Church.

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    • THE REAL EMERGENCY

    The capitulation of Faith to the coronavirus

    With due respect and understanding for the decisions of the bishops, the suspension of Masses with the faithful has given the message that Faith, God, are no longer able to respond to our needs.

    • GEORGETOWN UNIVERSITY

    ”The Catholic Church makes the world a better place”

    Education, health, poverty reduction: no other organization in the world does more than the Catholic Church to respond to people's needs. This was confirmed by a research group based at Georgetown University (USA), which quantified the amount of good that Catholic charities contribute to the world. This is in addition to the amount of spiritual good she provides by bringing to the Gospel to humanity.

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    • 20th ANNIVERSARY OF THE DEATH

    Cardinal Kung, heroic defender of the religious freedom in China

    Here it is the sermon of Cardinal Raymond Leo Burke for the Pontifical Requiem Mass celebrated in Stamford (Connecticut) for the eternal rest of Cardinal Ignatius Kung Pin-Mei in observance of the 20th anniversary of his death on March 12, 2000.

    • INTERVIEW

    «Pius XII, instrumental controversies. His sanctity is evident.”

    "To declare that Pope Pacelli had no intention of saving the Jews is very serious, because it is also a moral judgment." "All the existing documentation denies the alleged insensitivity to the suffering of the Jews." "Ideological reasons behind the black legend on Pius XII." "The beatification process has never stopped, there are some presumed miracles under study." Emilio Artiglieri, president of the Pope Pacelli Committee - Pius XII Association, speaks.

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    • THE DOCUMENT

    We want to read the China-Holy See Agreement

    The letter Cardinal Re sent to his brother cardinals of the Sacred College, aimed at censoring Cardinal Zen on the question of the Church in China, contains astounding affirmations concerning doctrinal changes that are implied by the Agreement between the Holy See and China – and not only for China but for the entire Church. This is the main reason that the cardinals must now forcefully demand that the contents of the Agreement be revealed.

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