America the beautiful, besmirched by violence & lies
Now that the U.S. government’s Supreme Court has issued a decree coercing (more…)
“Freedom for everything and for all except for evil and evil-doers.”
The above political motto of the great martyr and regenerator of Ecuador, President Gabriel Garcia Moreno, rings today truer & needier than ever.
It is a motto also that encapsulates Moreno’s personal rule, that men who aspire to be saints can make their own, editing it in order to rule their own state in life and spiritual temperament.
(Click here to edit this document for oneself.)
It is practically unthinkable that Pope Francis (more…)
“Je suis Charlie … Martel!”
Christ Crucified: Scandal to the Muslims, Foolishness to the Secularists
by Roberto de Mattei – Rorate Caeli (January 14, 2015)
NCCL takes the liberty (more…)
Still too late to learn?
Read the admittedly stern words of an holy Father & Prophet to the Bishops of America only 75 years ago (tomorrow), and see if his prophetic warnings have not come to pass practically verbatim.
[ … ] 18. Not with the conquest of material space does one approach to God, (more…)
Christopher Columbus, saint?
Yes, if Pope Leo XIII will have anything to say about it yet.
[image is of Columbus (left) in the chapel, at the altar – Alcazar, Seville]
Universality, romanity and Giulio Andreotti: the passing of a bona fide Roman
It is with deep sadness that we mark the passing surely of one of the greatest Romans of our times. (more…)
An history lesson about the Roman Papacy, and reform of the Roman Curia
With the express permission of The Lepanto Foundation, we post the following unabridged essay by the eminent historian, Prof. Roberto de Mattei, PhD.
Among the many questions the essay provokes is whether the Roman Curia has ever (more…)
“Frodo Versus Robespierre” by Joseph Pearce – on a new independent film by Navis Pictures, The War of the Vendée
“If a thing is worth doing at all, it’s worth doing badly”, once said G. K. Chesterton. And now Joseph Pearce, about an astoundingly simple new independent film.
“This paradoxical witticism of Chesterton [continues Pearce] was on my mind as I sat down to watch The War of the Vendée, a new film about the forgotten martyrs of the French Revolution.” (more…)
Do you also love the ‘lost cause’? – This Brother in Christ explains the virtue in it.
“There are tears for things” … (Sunt lacrimae rerum et mentem mortalia tangent. Aeneid, bk. i, Virgil)
And there are reasons for tears. Lots of reasons. Lots of tears, therefore. There shall always be, so long as there is time.
Which is also to say, until time stands still.
Then, it’s been and will be called (more…)