Category: Scalfari

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Youth unemployment and the loneliness of the old: Serious social evils

“The most serious of the evils that afflict the world these days are youth unemployment and the loneliness of the old. The old need care and companionship; the young need work and hope but have neither one nor the other, and the problem is they don’t even look for them any more. They have been crushed by the present. You tell me: can you live crushed under the weight of the present? Without a memory...

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CHANNELLING MOTHER ANGELICA: Russian Orthodox Nun vs Catholic Apologists Critical of Pope Francis

Sister Vassa Larin is not a Catholic apologist. Sister Vassa is not even Catholic. Sister is a nun with the traditionalist Russian Orthodox Church Outside of Russia (ROCOR)–a group that prior to its recent reconciliation with the Moscow Patriarchate was often compared to the SSPX within the Catholic world. Sister also boasts a doctorate in Eastern theology, which makes her a Russian Orthodox theologian as well. Sister Vassa is the closest Eastern Orthodox equivalent to...

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Scalfari and Divine Recklessness

«Considering those who shamefully call Pope Francis a “lost shepherd,” I’m reminded of Tolkien’s line: “Not all those who wander are lost.” It seems to me that any “wandering” Pope Francis does reflects Luke 15:4-7.» — David Wanat A few days ago, the prayerful recollection that Holy Week demands was once again shattered by noise: a racket which was nothing short of satanic, because it tried to distract us from the true meaning of the season...