Rorate Caeli

Rest in peace, Mario Palmaro

Mario Palmaro
(Jun. 5, 1968 - Mar. 9, 2014)

Mario Palmaro, the great Italian traditional Catholic lawyer, bioethicist and professor, who due to the current circumstances in the Church was compelled to become a forceful opinion writer (often with his close friend Alessandro Gnocchi) and radio presenter, died late yesterday at the age of 45, following months of suffering.

Palmaro, whose writing and words had been a sunny presence in the years of Benedict XVI, had been dismissed from Radio Maria for an article on the current pontificate published in Il Foglio. His last major article, published in January, was a call to arms: "Who am I to judge?" Our problem is the Catholic Church and her silence. You may read many of his translated texts clicking on the label below.

He leaves wife and children.

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