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Why Are We Killing Ourselves With Eco-Standards When China Doesn’t Care?

When a ship has a major leak, either the captain fixes the leak or saving the vessel becomes an exercise in futility. The water comes rushing in while the crew bails out the water. Sooner or later, the crew will tire, and the ship will go down. The sinking ship metaphor fits the eco-crisis. Governments …

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How Private Enterprise Is Overcoming Government Incompetence in South Africa

Resilience can be defined as the capacity to withstand or recover quickly from difficulties. It is a national South African virtue that enables our people to adapt in the face of adversity. When free to rise to the occasion, the human spirit is capable of great strides. In our dear country, where the State is …

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The Second Vatican Council Turns 60: Is There Any Reason to Celebrate?

The media—and particularly Catholic media—highlighted 11th October’s commemorations of the 60th anniversary of the opening of the Second Vatican Council. Illustrative photos show the massive procession of bishops entering Saint Peter’s Basilica for the Catholic Church’s twenty-first ecumenical council in 1962. However, one might ask whether there is a real cause for celebration. Our Lord …

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The Green War on Dutch Farmers Should Concern Everybody

Over the past few months, thousands of Dutch farmers have blocked highways and staged protests. Hundreds have been arrested, and one was even shot at by a police officer. Dutch farmers have been protesting in the streets on and off since 2019. Why are the farmers so outraged? They are fighting for nothing less than …

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“Russia will spread her errors throughout the world, creating wars and…”

These were the direct words of Our Lady to the three shepherd children at Fatima in July 1917, where the Blessed Virgin spelled out the trajectory of the 20th Century should mankind not turn away from sinful lifestyles. Central to her admonitions, was the call to prayer and conversion and specifically to the Five First …

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Are the Russians on Board with the Fatima Message?

The war in Ukraine has catapulted the Fatima Message into the centre of discussions. The Mother of God’s mysterious 1917 references to Russia and its errors are the backdrop to the death toll and destruction in Ukraine: “If my requests are heeded, Russia will be converted, and there will be peace. If not, she will …

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Confronting the Principalities and Powers of Darkness With the Faith of Naomi Wolf

We live in ever more sinister times. To call our times sinister might appear extreme since evil has always existed and manifested itself to humanity. However, evil has long advanced by hidden means to corrupt with greater ease. Darkness descends gradually amid the decadent mediocrity of our days. However, this age-old tactic is changing. The …

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Is ‘Woke’ Broke? The Perils of Living in a Parallel Universe

If there is any word guaranteed to enhance a conversation or article, it is “woke.” Most people are not exactly sure what it means, but they sense that using the expression sends a message of being aware of the latest trends. Even the most convinced conservatives realise that a slight reference to the word establishes …

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Pope Francis’s Idolatrous Nativity Scene Is the Opposite of Saint Francis’s

Christmas festivities would not be complete without the Nativity scene, which reminds us of the great grace received by humanity: the birth of Christ, true God and true Man. It was Saint Francis of Assisi who put together the first Manger scene for Christmas, 1223, in the village of Greccio, in the Lazio region of …

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Time Magazine announces ‘The Great Reset’ to usher in world socialism

The subtitle for the Time feature proposes a special occasion of the present moment for such an initiative, asserting ‘The COVID-19 pandemic has provided a unique opportunity to think about the kind of future we want… to share ideas for how to transform the way we live and work.’ Time magazine has devoted an entire …

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