• HISTORICAL MEMORY LAW

    Totalitarian Spain cancels Francoism, expels monks

    Spain’s government has given the go ahead for a new “Historical Memory Law”. In Orwellian language, this means establishing a system of "democratic pedagogy" by adapting history to anti-Francoist ideology. This also means an attack on Christianity, with the expulsion of the monks from Basílica de la Santa Cruz del Valle de los Caídos, a  Civil War sanctuary-mausoleum, and placing restrictions on other state cemetery chapels. Spain’s Observatory on Religious Freedom has denounced the situation to the Daily Compass as an act of “barbarism” which calls for the“bishops to take a stand.”

    • EU

    Abortionists, LGBT groups in Brussels move against religious freedom

    The September 14 letter, addressed to EU Commissioner Margaritis Schinas and published exclusively by the Daily Compass, bears the signatures of 48 European Parliamentary Forum MEPs (including three Italians). It is proof of ongoing plotting against the confirmation of Jan Figel as Special Envoy of Religious Freedom or Belief and against EU diplomatic efforts to promote religious liberty in general. For the liberal signatories, religious freedom is an obstacle to abortion and LGBT rights and its protection should be subordinated to them and, thus, delegated to the tasks of the EU’s Special Representative for Human Rights. This is a policy position that coincides with the one expressed by Brussels last June 4 and which undermines European credibility.
    - THE INTEGRAL LETTER

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    • ANNIVERSARY

    The cardinal tortured who opposed Vatican compromises

    The Hungarian Cardinal Jozsef Mindszenty, who today has been declared Venerable, opposed the Nazi regime, so he was captured, stripped, and beaten. He was then liberated by insurgent soldiers in Budapest, but he had to take refuge in the American embassy because he was also hostile to communism. When the Vatican began to make compromises with the regime, as it is doing today in China, the primate opposed it.

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    • INTERVIEW/SILVIO FONSECA

    "Nicaragua, where the pandemic is persecuting the Church"

    Following an attack on a Nicaraguan cathedral, hatred towards the Church is growing. Recently, the shrine of St. Rita of Cascia at Teustepe has been the target of violence, with the saint’s image being defaced. The Daily Compass conducted an interview with the Archdiocese of Managua’s Vicar for the Family, Msgr. Silvio Fonseca: "Here we have witnessed a full frontal attack by the state on the Church. The president has insulted us and it seems to be an open war against the Church. It is as if their objective were ‘to get rid of her’.” Fonseca’s appeal to the international community: "The priests here feel threatened. Gangs of hooded men are running around with impunity."

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    • ISLAM

    Maira and Huma sequestered in Pakistan. The sad fate of Christian child-brides

    In Pakistan, the question of Christian child-brides kidnapped by Islamic men has for some time now caused a series of legal disputes. What has happened in the past few years with the case of Asia Bibi is nothing compared to what Maira Shahbaz and Huma Youmus are presently suffering,who are respectively 14 and 15 years old. Their judicial processes could seriously become a precedent for the Asian country and are confirmation of how much Islamic fundamentalists have been able to manipulate existing laws to their favor

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    • COMMUNISM

    China and the Vatican, two years later there is more persecution

    Two years after the signing of the provisional agreement between China and the Holy See, we are still unable to read its contents, but we can evaluate its effects on the life of priests and the faithful. The Asia News Agency has gathered a series of testimonies that demonstrate how the persecution is increasing

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    • BLACK LIVES MATTER

    If Ocasio-Cortez hurls abuse at the patron saint of lepers...

    Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez has lashed out against a statue of St. Damien de Veuster, while referring to him as an example of "white supremacism." In reality, the great Belgian missionary went as a volunteer among lepers in Hawaii. And, after 16 years of charitable service, he himself died of leprosy. The words of this rising star among American Democrats confirm that Christianity is under attack.

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    • SPAIN

    Forbidden to mourn the victims of Covid: a bishop is fined

    There’s no stopping the Catalonian government’s atheist offensive, even when it concerns the dead. Barcelona’s archbishop is now under investigation for violating an absurd rule of permitting a maximum of 10 faithful inside a church. At a funeral Mass for Covid victims there were 200 people in the Sagrada Família (with a capacity for 9,000). Archbishop Ormella decried: "Our freedom of worship has been violated."

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    • GOOD REFUTATIONS

    Global survey finds the world still believes in God

    “The Global God Divide” is the new report of the Pew Research Center that interviewed more than 38,000 people from 34 different countries in 2019. It shows that the world is still very believing: 45% openly recognise the necessity of believing in God. It is a deeply-rooted conviction in nations like Islamic Indonesia and the Catholic Philippines (96%), much less in Europe (22%), but still present in the United States (44%). Italy gives bad signals, while the former USSR very good ones.

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    • OPINION: BISHOP GIAMPAOLO CREPALDI

    Post Coronavirus: notes for living true freedom

    Uproot statism and streamline bureaucracy, promote subsidiarity, free schools, fiscal freedom and the freedom to be born once conceived, national loan, combat the new humanism of the supra-national globalism that conducted an experiment of limited freedom and political authoritarianism during COVID-19: the future awaiting us will have to be the phase of true freedom, an extraordinary opportunity “to re-plan our journey, to set ourselves new rules and to discover new forms of commitment. . .” (Caritas in veritate, n. 21).  Archbishop Crepaldi’s notes for rebirth according to the Social Doctrine of the Church.

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    • LETTER AND TWEET

    Trump and Viganò: a dialogue that reads current events in a Biblical key

    U.S. President Donald Trump sent a tweet showing his enthusiastic support for the open letter  Archbishop Carlo Maria Viganò wrote to him, that speaks of a fierce battle underway between the children of darkness and the children of light. It is a reading of current events that follows the same line as the prophecies of John Paul II and the judgments of Benedict XVI. Viganò notes that at this juncture President Trump is the only international authority capable of standing up to the global power which is intent on destroying freedom, which has taken advantage of the Covid crisis and which is stirring up revolts in the United States, with even harder times still in store.

    • COVID-19 AND CHURCH

    The silence of surrender

    The global lockdown crisis represents the definitive assault on the foundations of western civilization, built on the principles of Christianity. But even more than the surrender of politics, law and the media to the new tyrants, the silence of the Christian leaders is striking, as if God had nothing to say in this situation: a white flag of surrender that invites the barbarians to finally assault the citadels of Christianity.

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