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The Vandals sack Rome….again

The Vandals sack Rome….again

An exercise in raw intellectual vandalism has been underway in Rome since July 23: what was originally known as the Pontifical John Paul II Institute for Marriage and the Family has been peremptorily but systematically stripped of its most distinguished faculty, and its core courses

“She had a heart for souls”: The life and cause of Servant of God Maria Esperanza de Bianchini

“She had a heart for souls”: The life and cause of Servant of God Maria Esperanza de Bianchini

“Maria Esperanza exemplified the beatitudes,” says Fr. Timothy Byerley, “and therefore was continually reconciling people with God and with one another.” Servant of God Maria Esperanza de Bianchini (1928-2004), a mystic and visionary from Barrancas, Venezuela, claimed her first mystical experience at the age of

Reason at risk from transgender activists – and the Catholic Church comes to the rescue

Reason at risk from transgender activists – and the Catholic Church comes to the rescue

The Catholic Church has emerged as this week’s unlikely champion of open dialogue and intellectual freedom. As lesbian, gay, bisexual, and especially transsexual activists seek to close down society’s debate over the nature of sexuality and gender, the Vatican seems determined to pry it open.