Alberto Carosa

Alberto Carosa, an independent journalist, writes from Rome.

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  • Remember the Nazarenes: An Interview With Bishop Warduni
    April 2015

    Remember the Nazarenes: An Interview With Bishop Warduni

    According to the latest available figures, no fewer than two million Iraqis, many of them Christians, have been chased out of their homes by the militiamen of the Islamic State, and now their tragic plight may fall into oblivion amid the indifference of international public opinion, especially in the West.

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  • Euro Irreversible?
    February 2013

    Euro Irreversible?

    The international media have for some time depicted Finland as the black sheep of the European Union because of her reluctance to pay for other member countries’ debt and thus help to save the eurozone from its present crisis.

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  • Rediscovering the <i>Verbum Domini</i>: An Interview With Steve Green
    September 2012

    Rediscovering the Verbum Domini: An Interview With Steve Green

    A unique exhibition was held from March 1 to April 15 in the Vatican’s Braccio di Carlo Magno (Charlemagne wing) next to St. Peter’s Basilica. Entitled Verbum Domini, it was dedicated to telling the story of the Bible amid a mounting wave of anti-Christian secularization.

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  • March 2011

    Interview With The Archbishop of Kirkuk

    In his Apostolic Exhortation Verbum Domini, on “The Word of God in the Life and the Mission of the Church,” Pope Benedict XVI challenged Islamic countries to offer the same religious freedom that Muslims usually enjoy in predominantly Christian countries.

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  • September 2009

    Berlusconi’s Will To Fight

    Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi has come under ferocious attack for his alleged relationships with several women, including a teenage girl. These stories are surfacing exactly when one aspect of his policy—the fight against illegal immigration, which was part of the government program endorsed by the majority of voters in the last general election—is starting to gain ground.

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  • February 2008

    Enemies of the Motu Proprio

    In a private conversation before the release of the motu proprio “Summorum Pontificum,” a leading personality of U.K. Catholicism predicted that the reinstatement of the Traditional Latin Mass would grant again such an abundant flow of graces that it would even effect the restoration of society on sound Christian principles.

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  • September 2007

    Italy’s Push for Euthanasia: An End to “Pointless Suffering”

    Thanks, in part, to the presence of the Roman Catholic Church, Italy has remained one of the least secularized countries in the European Union.

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  • March 2007

    The U.N. Reform on Human Rights

    Mr. Jan Eliasson, former Swedish minister of foreign affairs, is a good representative of the tradition of chivalry that Saint Bridget attributed to the Swedish people in the 14th century. From 1994 to 2000, Eliasson served as Sweden’s secretary for foreign affairs, a key position in formulating and implementing foreign policy.

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  • January 2007

    WMD Negotiations Must Be Based on Truth

    If you thought that the end of the Cold War meant the end of the proliferation of nuclear, biological, and chemical weapons (WMDs), well, actually, it’s not that easy.

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  • December 2006

    Holding a New Line

    At the time of his election to the papacy, many thought that Pope Benedict XVI’s approach toward Islam would be, by and large, no different from that of his predecessor, the late John Paul II.

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  • The Fruits of Tolerance
    January 2006

    The Fruits of Tolerance

    The terrorist bombings on July 7, 2005, in London were widely described as proof that the British multicultural model is flawed; few, however, noted that this crisis has an illustrious precedent, the assassination of Theo van Gogh in the Netherlands.

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  • From Mercy Killing to Euthanasia
    March 2005

    From Mercy Killing to Euthanasia

    In late 2000, the Netherlands became the first country to legalize euthanasia. Under the law, passed by the lower house of the Dutch Parliament 104-40, a child as young as 12 can request to be put to death, provided he has at least one parent’s consent.

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  • 10,300 Nights in the Gulag
    October 2004

    10,300 Nights in the Gulag

    The memory of the victims of communism has been honored with various initiatives on both sides of the Atlantic. To that end, a spate of symposia and panel discussions were held in November and December 2003 in Italy, mostly in Rome and Milan.

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  • The Untold Story Behind <em>The Passion of the Christ</em>
    September 2004

    The Untold Story Behind The Passion of the Christ

    What could a world-famous multibillionaire Hollywood star like Mel Gibson have in common with an unknown, cash-strapped, freelance journalist based in Rome? Virtually nothing, it would seem.

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  • July 2004

    “Peaceful” Immigrants

    The Catholic Church as a whole does not support illegal immigration, at least in principle. However, an increasing number of clergy and prelates, especially in Italy, do grant de facto support to illegal immigration.

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  • April 2004

    The Swedes Say “No” to the Euro: The Revolt of Moderates

    Following the Danish rejection of the euro in September 2000 and the Irish rejection of Nice in June 2001, the Swedes have rejected the euro by an overwhelming majority, despite the “yes” side having outspent the opposition by more than five to one.

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  • June 2003

    The Heart of the Life Debate

    The present rift between the United States and Europe on the war in Iraq has overshadowed widening divergences in other realms.

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  • January 2003

    The Prosciutto War

    The mid-December 2001 E.U. summit in Laeken, Belgium, will probably be remembered most for its “prosciutto war,” which began when Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi refused to approve the new food agency to be located in Helsinki, Finland, since he was convinced that the Italian city of Parma was best suited to house the E.U. office.

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  • October 2002

    Tax Breaks for Terror?

    On June 23, the Italian daily Corriere della Sera reported that Italian police had smashed a Milan-based Islamic terrorist cell that was planning an attack on the Basilica of San Petronio.

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  • September 2002

    Italy’s Child-Abuse Lobby

    Don Fortunato di Noto is a well-known Italian Catholic priest who has served as a leader in the fight against pedophilia for years, so much so that even Newsweek has acknowledged his work in a lengthy article.

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