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Vatican: A New Motu Proprio for Cleaner Finances

Vatican: A New Motu Proprio for Cleaner Finances

The Vatican has adopted a unique code for the management of agreements and public contracts. The text, published on June 1, 2020, is entitled “On transparency, control and competition in the procedures for awarding public contracts of the Holy See and Vatican City State.”  It intends to mark a step in the fight against corruption in the smallest state in ... Lire la suite »

L’héritage islamique du Portugal exhumé de l’oubli et mis en pleine lumière

L’héritage islamique du Portugal exhumé de l’oubli et mis en pleine lumière

Depuis près d’une décennie, dans un Portugal où les traces de la présence et de l’influence arabo-musulmanes, longues de cinq siècles, ont été effacées, et pas seulement sous l’effet de la lente érosion du temps, des historiens, écrivains et autres archéologues s’emploient à faire renaître de leurs cendres les vestiges de ce riche passé. Un passé encore si prégnant, malgré ... Lire la suite »

Our Lady and the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass

Our Lady and the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass

The Holy Sacrifice of the Mass is essentially the sacrifice of the cross. But God willed that Mary should share in this sacrifice on Calvary. As Co-Redemptrix she offers to the Heavenly Father the same sacrifice as her Son, through her renunciation of her maternal rights to Him and through the union of her will and her sufferings with the ... Lire la suite »

Ordinations: Day of Jubilation at St. Thomas Aquinas Seminary

Ordinations: Day of Jubilation at St. Thomas Aquinas Seminary

On Saturday, June 6, 2020, Ember Saturday in the Octave of Pentecost, His Excellency Bishop Bernard Fellay ordained four priests for the Society of Saint Pius X (SSPX). Although the ordinations were originally scheduled to take place on June 12, disruptions brought on by the outbreak of COVID-19 (“Coronavirus”) compelled St. Thomas Aquinas Seminary to reschedule the event while limiting ... Lire la suite »

50 Years of the New Mass: Pius XII’s Encyclical Mystici Corporis (17)

50 Years of the New Mass: Pius XII’s Encyclical Mystici Corporis (17)

Pope Pacelli’s main intervention against modernism was the encyclical Humani generis, dated August 12, 1950. It addresses three main issues that agitated post-war Catholicism: the authority of the Magisterium of the Church to prescribe what one must believe in divine revelation; the value and role of reason; and the problems that history and the modern natural or physical sciences pose ... Lire la suite »

The Antipodes, Under Our Lady’s Mantle

The Antipodes, Under Our Lady’s Mantle

Elizabeth II now has a strong competitor in Papua New Guinea. If the British monarch symbolically reigns over this distant part of the Commonwealth, it is another queen—“celestial, and powerful like an army drawn up in battle”—who has just taken possession of the country. The date of May 25 was not chosen at random: on this day, the Salesian family—very ... Lire la suite »