The father’s delicate mission, looking at St. Joseph. An article by José Noriega for the Observatory.

The latest issue of the “Bulletin on the Social Doctrine of the Church”, devoted to St. Joseph, fatherhood, chastity and work in the year dedicated to the reputed father of Jesus and protector of the universal Church, contains, in addition to numerous outstanding works, an excellent article by Prof. José Noriega, former professor at the John Paul II Institute, and […]

“Listen”, but to whom? The Synod’s empty words. By Stefano Fontana

The General Secretariat of the Synod of Bishops, headed by Maltese Cardinal Mario Grech, has just published the two fundamental documents for the next synodal phase which will have an impact on the Universal and local Churches over the next few years. The first is the Preparatory Document (see here) entitled For a Synodal Church: Communion, Participation and Mission. The […]


When Pope Francis expresses himself, he finds his main source of inspiration in the “Theology of the People”.  In these brief lines, therefore, it strikes me as important to depict in broad strokes what this theology is all about. The name One of the mentors of “Theology of the People,” Jesuit Juan Carlos Scannone, informs us that J. L. Segundo […]

“Code red” UN climate alarm denied by facts. By Riccardo Cascioli.

The IPCC’s Sixth Report, published yesterday, is sounding climate emergency alarms with its usual catastrophic predictions, unless political and economic measures are not immediately taken. However, current data refute claims on the continuous rise in global temperatures. Meanwhile it is useful to remember that in 1989 the UN launched an alarm in which governments were given just ten years to […]

The Ancient Mass is good for social doctrine. By Stefano Fontana

Summorum Pontificum had instilled hope in many of those active in the realm of the Social Doctrine of the Church (SDC) and who continued to attend the Mass of Paul VI. The SDC, in fact, is not alien to the liturgy. In the ancient Mass, the centrality of God, including His social kingship, is more evident than in the Novus […]

Killed to donate their organs: euthanasia upsurges. By Tommaso Scandroglio.

What we could call Good Samaritan euthanasia has been practiced for years, especially in Belgium, the Netherlands and Canada: patients ask to be treated for euthanasia and then communicate they will donate their organs. In some countries, euthanasia is moving so fast there is no longer any discussion of whether or not the ‘gentle death’ is ethically acceptable; there is […]