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Prominent bishops, priests, laity sign ‘Bethlehem Declaration’ that opposes ‘morally illicit’ COVID shots

(LifeSiteNews) – A group of Catholic prelates, scholars, activists, and journalists have initiated a petition appealing to the hierarchy of the Church, the lay faithful, and “all people of good will” to “vehemently oppose” the “abortion-tainted experimental injections for COVID-19,” along with mandates for their reception, calling the shots “morally illicit.” “The Bethlehem Declaration” (Declaration), sponsored by Deacon Nick Donnelly of England, has been endorsed by Bishops Marian Eleganti, Rene Henry Gracida, Athanasius Schneider, […]

HE LOWERED THE MIGHTY FROM THEIR THRONES, HE RAISED THE HUMBLE. OUR BEST WISHES FOR A HAPPY CHRISTMAS

HE LOWERED THE MIGHTY FROM THEIR THRONES, HE RAISED THE HUMBLE OUR BEST WISHES FOR A HAPPY CHRISTMAS   Dearest friends The intense liturgical season of Advent and the holy days of Our Lord’s Nativity are times traditionally dedicated by the Observatory to heightening the awareness of its friends and supporters about the importance of everyone’s collaboration so the Observatory’s […]

Amid strikes and protests against Italy’s vaccine rules, a Catholic thinker warns of government overreach. By Andrea Gagliarducci

Rome Newsroom, Dec 14, 2021 www.catholicnewsagency.com   In October, workers in the Italian port of Trieste launched a series of strikes and demonstrations in protest at the government’s decision to make the country’s Green Pass mandatory for workers. A Green Pass proves that the holder has been vaccinated, tested negative every 48 hours, or recently recovered from COVID-19. The Trieste […]

Cardinal Gerhard Müller Calls COVID-Related Sacrament Restrictions ‘Grave Sin’. By Edward Pentin

Edward Pentin Interviews December 2, 2021 Some politicians, mainstream media and Big Tech have “ruthlessly exploited” COVID-19 to promote “totalitarian thinking” that has even led to division within families, Cardinal Gerhard Müller has observed. In a Dec. 1 email interview with the Register, the prefect emeritus of the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith also said that the response […]

The Chinese Model: The capital-socialism of social control. The 13th Report of the Van Thuân Observatory is now available

The 13th  Report on the Social Doctrine of the Church in the World of the Cardinal Van Thuân Observatory has just been published [Cantagalli, Siena 2021, pgs. 222, euro 16]. This year it is dedicated to the “Chinese Model”, a model of capital-socialism of social control crafted in China but being exported all over the world. In many ways the […]

The Chinese Model: The capital-socialism of social control. The 13th Report of the Van Thuân Observatory is now available

The 13th  Report on the Social Doctrine of the Church in the World of the Cardinal Van Thuân Observatory has just been published [Cantagalli, Siena 2021, pgs. 222, euro 16]. This year it is dedicated to the “Chinese Model”, a model of capital-socialism of social control crafted in China but being exported all over the world. In many ways the […]

Evangelizing or humanizing the social sphere? By Stefano Fontana

Back in 1991,  the Italian bishops published a Directory of Social Pastoral Care entitled ‘Evangelizing the Social Sphere’. Bishop Giampaolo Crepaldi, who had edited the document at that time as director of the national office of the Italian Episcopal Conference for Social Issues and Labour, recalled its content and reviewed its evolution in his book-interview “The Italian Church and the […]