Letter #106, 2021, Monday, September 13: Viganò Tapes

    “We are at war: a war that is not openly declared, that is not fought with conventional weapons, but a war all the same… war in which violence is used in ostensibly legal forms in order to violate the rights of citizens as well as believers.” —Archbishop Carlo Maria Viganò, 80, in a new interview with Inside the Vatican

    Letter #106, 2021, Monday, September 13: The Viganò Tapes

    Today we begin publication of a new interview with Italian Archbishop Carlo Maria Viganò, 80, dated August 15, 2021.

Praise the Lord

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Dante’s Seven Centuries

Dante Alighieri died 700 years ago today, at the age of 56, on the evening of September 13th, 1321, fittingly the vigil of the feast of the Holy Cross, at Ravenna, exiled from his beloved and native Florence. The inventor, if you will, of the Italian language, his best known work is of course his trilogy of the Divina Commedia, taking the reader on a pilgrimage from the Inferno, through the Purgatorio, and on into the Paradiso, through three sets of 33 cantos of some of the greatest, most sublime and theologically rich poetry ever penned.

My own words certainly cannot do the Poet justice. Pope Benedict XV wrote an encyclical on Dante in the 600th anniversary of his death, In Praeclara Summorum (April 30, 1921). The Holy Father’s does not hide his papal opinion in his opening line:

Among the many celebrated geniuses of whom the Catholic faith can boast who have left undying fruits in literature and art especially, besides other fields of learning, and to whom civilization and religion are ever in debt, highest stands the name of Dante Alighieri…

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The Triumph of God’s Love

Each year on the Feast of the Exaltation of the Holy Cross, the Church celebrates the Cross as the sign and instrument of Christ’s victory.  But, apart from a vibrant Christian faith, it is very difficult to see how the Cross could ever be a symbol of triumph.

In the ancient world it was an instrument of execution, of torture, and degradation, normally reserved for the most serious crimes. The way that we would think of the electric chair, or a torture chamber, that is how people of the ancient world would view a cross.

It was a symbol of horror to people.

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Archbishop calls on Peruvian president to rid his administration of ties to Shining Path

Pedro Castillo, who was inaugurated as president of Peru July 28, 2021. / Credit: ANDINA/Prensa Presidencia.

Piura, Peru, Sep 13, 2021 / 17:19 pm (CNA).

Archbishop José Antonio Eguren Anselmi of Piura called Sunday on the president of Peru, Pedro Castillo, to rid his cabinet of people linked to the Shining Path, a communist rebel group.

Praise the Lord

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