R.I.P. Mario Palmaro

I am informed that Mario Palmaro has died.

I have written about his and his colleague Alessandro Gnocchi’s brave stance for Catholicism.

At that point Palmaro, born 1968, was already very ill. You will remember that Francis called him on the phone. 

Mario Palmaro wrote a long, stellar article in January for the Nuova Bussola Quotidiana. Those of you who speak Spanish might be able to navigate through the article. [edit: Rorate Caeli had published a translation].  If memory serves, I did not comment on it because, notwithstanding having so many interesting ideas, it was closely linked with the Italian political landscape and made rich use of Italian imagery (football, or soccer, Coverciano and the like).

The entire article is absolutely excellent, but the worry of the father of a child of seven in a country now openly gradually “opening” to sodomy is very moving; particularly so, when coming from a man knowing he will soon not be able to make his best to provide for the necessary guidance. Obviously, Palmaro would not mention his impending death.

Let me mention and translate only one of the many stellar statements of this article: as some of you will know (now, but probably not back in January) Matteo Renzi is the rising Star of the Italian politics, and has just become the Primo Ministro.

Capisci, caro direttore? Fra poco prenderanno mio figlio di sette anni e a scuola lo metteranno a giocare con i preservativi e i suoi genitali, e la Chiesa di che cosa mi parla? Dei barconi che affondano a Lampedusa, di Gesù che era un profugo, di un oscuro gesuita del ‘600 appena beatificato. No, il mio problema non è Matteo Renzi.

“Do you understand, dear Editor? Soon they will take my seven years old child at school and they will make him play with condoms and his own genitals, and what does the Church talk to me about? Of the boats sinking in Lampedusa, of Jesus who was a refugee, of an obscure Jesuit of the XVII Century just beatified. No, my problem is not Matteo Renzi.

I have found the article and now link to it to its entirety as a small tribute to this great Catholic. 

He is now at the end of his battle. I am against the canonisation of the dead, so I will not give you any of that sugary stuff. Let me say that from what I have learnt of him, I would sign any time for his same chances of making it to Heaven, and would consider it a great privilege and a great improvement of my own chances to be allowed to do so.

Please pray for him, his family, and his little child.



Posted on March 10, 2014, in Catholicism, Conservative Catholicism, Traditional Catholicism and tagged , . Bookmark the permalink. 6 Comments.

  1. Thank you for the translation Rorate! Fabulous article! Although I would disagree with one point…Mr. Palmaro does not blame the creation of our world’s sodom and gomorrah’s at the feet of the Pope and Church…whereas I most certainly do. The reason we are being assailed by the evil of homosexuality is b/c the Church is saturated and run by sodomites. If it happens in the Catholic Church, it happens in the world b/c in the end, the Catholic Church runs it all spiritually. I also never found the word “evil” in the article…and yet the author spoke of evil throughout. We need to start calling out sodomy and those who promote it as evil. Period. It is not merciful to do nothing while someone skips themselves and others to hell. There is no mercy or true compassion in giving “rights” to evil…nobody has the right to sodomy. I will pray for the soul of this man who loved Our Lord and His Church…may the Lord bless him and his family. God bless~

    • If you like people who call sodomy “evil”, you might like this blog… 😉

      Palmaro and Gnocchi, as professional also journalist, must adhere to the rules of the publications that publish their articles and books.

      This is one of the best things of blogs: no Chief Editor who has to answer to the Legal Department or to the shareholders.


  2. I am very blessed by your blog, Mundy. It is sanity in a world gone insane. How come the editors, legal and shareholders of evil magazines seem to be able to say whatever they want whereas Catholics who speak truth have to be muzzled and walk on egg shells? That needs to change then. And I hope your lovely blog is just the ticket:+) God bless~

    • In our word: Lawfare.
      Warfare through the law.
      Blogs, that are rather unknown and amateur exercises, get away with a lot more.
      A blog can even be anonymous, a magazine would always have a person who is the one losing job and possibly home if a faggot says he “hates” him. Whilst things are not just as bad yet, we are coming there fast. Even in Italy.

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