Meet the lay woman who shook up the Family Synod | Catholic Herald interview with Anca Cernea

Francis Phillips interviews pro-life doctor Dr Anca-Maria Cernea During the October Synod on the family I observed the sometimes unedifying spectacle of different pressure groups within the Church jostling to give their own interpretation of what was happening. Then, along with thousands of other Catholics throughout the world, I was inspired by a single (lay) … Continuare

Anca Cernea către episcopii sinodali: Nu vă temeți de atacurile presei ( & em português and English)

Interviu acordat lui Michael Voris pentru Michael Voris: Ați dat ce a fost descris drept o prezentare remarcabilă. A fost în plen? Anca Cernea: Da, a fost în plen, o intervenție de trei minute la care am avut dreptul ca observatori, în timpul Sinodului. Am fost surprinsă că a fost primită cu entuziasm pentru … Continuare

Robert Conquest, RIP

A farewell and tribute to one of the leading chroniclers of the horrors of Soviet communism. Robert Conquest (1917-2015) was a great intellectual, historian, and moral conscience. For the denizens of what used to be the Soviet Bloc, Robert Conquest’s name is truly legendary. I remember my own first experience with Conquest’s masterpiece The Great … Continuare

Russian Money Suspected Behind Fracking Protests

By Andrew Higgins PUNGESTI, Romania — Vlasa Mircia, the mayor of this destitute village in eastern Romania, thought he had struck it rich when the American energy giant Chevron showed up here last year and leased a plot of land he owned for exploratory shale gas drilling. But the encounter between big business and rural Romania … Continuare

Thoughts from Romania on Poroshenko’s statement about the UPA

You can read Poroshenko’s statement here. I tend to think it was a stupid gaffe/blunder on behalf of Poroshenko rather than an offense brought intentionally to hurt the Poles by exalting the UPA crimes. Poroshenko is probably the kind of guy who doesn’t posses any special historical knowledge, it’s quite likely that he even ignored … Continuare

Solidarity with Mircea Marian, a Romanian journalist attacked for his right to free speech

We express our concern regarding the aggression suffered by the journalist Mircea Marian, who was threatened to be beaten up for his public opinions. We also protest against the attitude of the police officers, present at the scene of aggression, who remained passive as the aggressor was insulting the journalist and addressing him anti-Semitic remarks. … Continuare

JR NYQUIST | Anca-Maria Cernea Interview, Part Two

part 1 I continue my interview with Anca-Maria Cernea, a citizen of Romania who knows what it means to live under Communism. Both Cernea’s parents were imprisoned by the Communists. Her father served 17 years as a political prisoner. After 1989, she was active in the National Peasant Christian Democratic Party. She and her friends … Continuare

JR NYQUIST | Enemies in the East: An Interview with Anca-Maria Cernea

03/26/2012 Romanian analyst and writer Anca-Maria Cernea says that Communism wasn’t altogether defeated in her country. What Cernea has to say about Romania can be said for most of the former Communist countries of Europe. There is an ongoing struggle in Eastern Europe and Americans seem oblivious– especially American politicians.  A Polish journalist recently wrote to … Continuare