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Chiesa e Massoneria: l’incontro del 16 febbraio a Milano
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The Church and Freemasonry: the Secret February 16 Meeting in Milan

By Roberto de Mattei On Feb. 16, 2024, representatives of the main Italian Masonic lodges and a number of influential Catholic prelates gathered in Milan for a day of study. The seminar, sponsored at the Ambrosianum Foundation by the Gris (Group for Socio-Religious Research and Information), was attended by the three Grand Masters of Italian…


MARIA: MATER MEA, FIDUCIA MEA — Confidence in Mary

By Roberto de Mattei In Rome, in the chapel of the Pontifical Major Seminary at St. John Lateran, an image of the Blessed Virgin Mary known by the title Our Lady of Confidence (Madonna della Fiducia) has been venerated for more than two centuries. This small picture, in which Our Lady lovingly holds the Child…


The tears of Don Bosco and the hour of truth

By Roberto de Mattei Among the thousands of travellers who crowd the Termini station in Rome every day, some stop by the nearby Basilica of the Sacred Heart on Via Marsala. The church was commissioned by Pius IX, who laid the foundation stone of the new building in 1870, but due to the annexation of…

Fernandez e papa Francesco

African, Belgian, and Dutch Bishops before the challenge of Fiducia Supplicans

By Roberto de Mattei The Bishops’ Conference of the North African Region (Cerna) meeting in Rabat, Morocco, Jan. 11-15, approved the Declaration Fiducia supplicans (see here), stipulating, regarding the “pastoral practice of blessings,” that it is possible to give the blessing not only individually, but also to people “in an irregular situation” who present themselves together…


“The Catholic Church is not the Pope’s Church and Catholics are therefore not papists but Christians”: An Exclusive Interview with Cardinal Gerhard Müller

By Cole DeSantis I recently sent some questions to Cardinal Gerhard Müller regarding papal infallibility and the Cardinal’s recent words describing Pope Francis as having endorsed material heresy. The Cardinal was gracious enough to answer my questions in the following email exchange. How would you describe the nature of papal infallibility? Under what circumstances does papal…

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