Note on the 50th anniversary of Paul VI’s Encyclical Letter. Humanae vitae and Social Doctrine of the Church: united by the same destiny.

The Encyclical Letter VI Humanae vitae of Paul VI and the Social Doctrine of the Church met with the same opposition.  We are talking about the end of the 1960’s and the early 1970’s. This fact of sharing the destiny of being the object of opposition during those years (as well as afterwards and even at present, since the fundamental […]

Introductory Abstract. EUROPE, THE END OF ILLUSIONS.

The project for both the economic and political unification of Europe has reached a final stage, at least as far as it has been conceived and implemented so far. Except for those driven by duty or political/institutional interest and still place their bets on “this European Union”, the sense of malaise and discontent as to how things are going is […]


Now approaching its first decade, this year’s Report of our Observatory is devoted to Europe. It may seem surprising to see a Report dedicated to all five continents focusing its attention on only one of them. This sort of misgiving was naturally present in the minds of the Report’s editors from the very outset, especially in light of the fact […]

Doing comes after being. Without formation, catholics scatter.

Most Rev. Mons. Giampaolo Crepaldi Speech in Milan — Teatro don Guanella 3 February 2018   I am pleased to be here with you on this special day. I’d even go so far as to say this very special day, with this opportunity I have to meet many of the persons taking part in the activities of the Academies of […]

The European Union: an institutional structure/system that insists on ignoring the history of the western world. The IX Report on the Social Doctrine of the Church in the World has been published

By now, people at large should have become aware of the artificial and spurious character of the European Union, initially created to reincarnate the reality of Europe, but which seems like everything except Europe. Inflated may well be the use of the word ‘crisis’ evoked to depict the current malaise, but it comes across as the word best suited in […]