Religious Freedom, Constitution Cannot Be Suspended

There are constitutional rights that cannot be suspended, and freedom of worship is among them. The video has become viral. Mass was interrupted by police last Sunday in Soncino, a small town in the Cremona province of Lombardy, in Italy. A carabiniere went up to the altar to notify parish priest Don Lino Viola of […]

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Coronavirus: Live Streaming Accents Latin Mass Glory

Many Non-Catholics may not know that on 3 April 1969, under Pope Pio VI, a liturgical revolution occurred with the promulgation of a new form of Mass, known in Latin as Novus Ordo Missae (New Order of Mass), replacing the Vetus Ordo Missae, the Ancient Order. The latter was the Tridentine Mass (named after the […]

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Coronavirus Italy Consecrates Itself to the Virgin Mary

While you may have read about or seen videos of Italians in Coronavirus lockdown singing from their balconies to each other and to the rest of the world, different responses to the crisis have emerged in Italy. From the North to the South of the country, many mayors have consecrated their towns and cities, starting [...]
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If You Can Keep Your Appointments, Thank the Church

So, 2020 is a leap year, hence it has the extra day just elapsed, 29 February. The Catholic Church has created the calendar that mostly approaches perfection, and we owe this to faith. The date of Easter gave birth to the calendar destined to remain a perfect work over the centuries. No civilisation has ever […]

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Raphael’s Sistine Chapel Wonder Shown for First Time

The first thing to say is that, if you search Google for “Raffaello” (known as Raphael in English), the first results you get are about the Ferrero Raffaello chocolate confections, “spherical coconut–almond” Wikipedia specifies. This says a lot about what our society considers priorities (a hint: what makes money). Only if you search for “Raffaello […]

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