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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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Will the West Let Itself be Squeezed Between Russia and China?

Entering a new year, many news commentators customarily do a retrospective analysis of the past year as a means for proposing possible scenarios for the upcoming one. This is an increasingly difficult task as events become more chaotic and unpredictable. Today, we cannot speak of political processes with an internal logic that allows us to …

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Pope Francis’s New Ostpolitik with Communist China Is Just Like the Old One

In September 2018, the Vatican and Communist China signed a landmark agreement, in which the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) agreed to recognise the Catholic Church as a legal entity in China. In exchange, the Vatican conceded to the CCP the power to appoint bishops, over which the Vatican retains the right of veto. Although both …

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Our Lady of Deliverance, Empress of China

In 1900, the Catholic Church was healthy and growing in China. There were forty bishops, about 800 European missionaries, 600 native Chinese priests, and the number of native Catholics throughout the whole of China proper was estimated at 700,000. It was during this time that the Boxer Uprising (1898-1900) started which ushered in a period …

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How Senseless Policies Make America Look like Wuhan, China

Capitalizing on a crisis to expand authority is not a new phenomenon. Good emergency policies need to be implemented for the sake of the common good. However, these measures can get out of hand and lead to encroachment on personal liberties and rights. All too often, temporary emergency measures become permanent. Overreaching policies can extinguish …

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Rethinking China

 “We will be forced to review our relationship.” Chinese President Xi Jinping addressed this intimidating statement to Donald Trump, who called COVID-19 the “Chinese virus.” The President of the United States, leader of the greatest economic and military power in history, felt the need to surrender and stop using the “Chinese” adjective. Just before, Brazilian …

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