Saint James the Greater by Ermes Dovico

Politics


Rethinking notions of freedom and democracy
AFTER THE CORONAVIRUS

Rethinking notions of freedom and democracy

Defending health cannot be bartered for our loss of freedom. Yet, by the same token, we mustn’t forget that, in recent years, a misunderstood sense of democracy has all but destroyed the family and devastated the moral principle of our right to life. The challenge is rejecting authoritarianism without returning to false sense of democracy and freedom.


Beyond belief: local police storm Mass
CORONAVIRUS EFFECT

Beyond belief: local police storm Mass

A scene from Communist China took place in Marina di Cerveteri north of Rome. A parish priest surprised by two law enforcement officials is ordered to stop a Eucharistic celebration. What’s the reason? Because there were faithful gathered outside in the churchyard praying at the recommended distance. 


The business of welcoming immigrants is not true subsidiarity
THE POLITICS OF IMMIGRATION

The business of welcoming immigrants is not true subsidiarity

It is often said that the system of welcoming migrants that operates in Europe corresponds to the principle of subsidiarity. But this is a deception: the social agencies that welcome illegal immigrants and asylum seekers are actually run by the State in terms of funding as well as regulations; as such they are only agents of the State, and they operate only as long as the State wants them to.


The murky links between Podemos and the Latin American socialist regimes
POLITICS

The murky links between Podemos and the Latin American socialist regimes

Funding, exchange of favours, consultancies, contacts and many ideological affinities: there is still much to discover about the connection (which exists and is evident) between Podemos, the Spanish left-wing party in government, and the socialist regimes in South America, especially with former President Morales in Bolivia.