‘Clerical Fascism’: Context, Overview and Conclusion

John Pollard| Published online: 18 May 2007

Taylor and Francis Online

It was the Catholic priest and leader of the Italian People’s Party, Luigi Sturzo, who first coined the term ‘clerico‐fascism’, rather than ‘clerical fascism’, back in 1922. He applied it to former members of his party, almost all laymen, who were either drawn directly into the Fascist movement – the Partito Nazionale Fascista – or set up ‘flanking’ organisations, like the Unione Costituzionale, the Unione Nazionale or the Centro Nazionale Italiano in order to rally Catholic support for the anti‐communist and pro‐Catholic policies of Mussolini and his first Fascist government. Some later stood in Mussolini’s National Block of candidates in the 1924 general elections. 1 However, from that very same period, the term clerico‐fascist was also used in the Italian political context to designate individual members of the clergy who were supporters of Fascism, like Franciscan friar Agostino Gemelli, rector of the Catholic University of Milan and a vociferous supporter of Fascism on such issues as the invasion of Ethiopia in 1935 and the introduction of the Racial Laws in 1938, and Father Brucculeri, who supported Fascist policies in the pages of the authoritative Jesuit fortnightly, La Civiltà Cattolica. 2 The papacy, and thus the church in Italy, was an essential component of the ‘block of consensus’ on which the Fascist regime depended during its nearly 21 year existence, hence raising the issue of the institutional church as a form of ‘clerical fascism’, a point to which we will return later.

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The Root of Evil: Does religion promote violence?

William T. Cavanaugh, July 16, 2013


The Boston Marathon bombings have fed fears of terrorism and also given new encouragement to one of our society’s preferred ways of dealing with the fear of terrorism: we assign it to the realm of the irrational, to which we oppose the rationality of our own society. The revelation that the perpetrators were Muslims from a part of the world that harbors Islamist militants has refueled one of the most persistent themes in public discourse in the West, the idea that religion has a tendency to promote violence. A spate of articles with titles like “Did Religion Motivate the Boston Bombers?” (The Washington Post) and “Boston Marathon Bombing Suspects Seen as Driven by Religion” (The Associated Press) appeared in the aftermath of the explosions.

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Vaccinations and other Unlawful, Unhealthy and Unwarranted Measures in our Community

Abolishing and Outlawing COVID Restrictions

Issued by The Oceanside Common Law Assembly (OCLA) on Monday, August 24, 2020


LET IT BE KNOWN that the regulations in Canada that restrict free movement and association, impose mandatory quarantines, distancing, medical testing and vaccinations, and require the wearing of masks are unlawful, unwarranted and medically unsound measures that threaten and assault the fundamental liberties, health and security of the people of our community and violate the internationally recognized legal right of free and informed consent that governs all medical procedures. (Nuremberg Code, 1947)

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Establish Liberty Now in Canada: Kevin Annett, co-founder of the Republic

Kevin Annett focuses on the present police state restrictions being rolled out worldwide and in Canada, the shutdown of government and courts, and how people are opening common law assemblies to take back power in local communities and create the Republic (Kanata) from the grassroots. Kevin also has new information on the west coast inquiry into Chinese involvement in ongoing genocide, and the opportunity it has to take control of parts of Canada and the U.S.

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Gott hat keine Raubtiere erschaffen

Gott hat keine Raubtiere erschaffen / Edi Maurer

Allgemein gilt: Es ist ganz normal, dass Wildtiere scheu sind. Wenn sie keine Angst vor dem Menschen haben, dann seien sie wahrscheinlich krank und sollten getötet werden. Doch in Gegenden, die noch nie ein Mensch betreten hat, haben Tiere meist keine Angst vor dem Menschen. Warum?

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Die dunkle Seite Martin Luthers – Luther einmal anders – Dokumentation

Die dunkle Seite Martin Luthers – Luther einmal anders – Dokumentation – Edi Maurer

Wer heute Martin Luther verehrt, der durch die Übersetzung der Bibel ins Deutsche und den Anschlag seiner 95 Thesen in 1517 in Wittenberg berühmt wurde, dürfte sich wohl kaum bewusst sein, dass dieser Mann wiederholt zu Mord und Totschlag aufrief, Frauen missachtete, als Hexen verbrennen ließ und übelsten Antisemitismus predigte. Auch wenn man meinen könnte, Luthers radikale Äußerungen gehören allesamt der Vergangenheit an, so gab es doch 1944 ein trauriges Wiedererstehen, als seine Hetzreden auszugsweise zitiert und damit versucht wurde, den Mord an Millionen Menschen auf absurde Weise ideologisch zu rechtfertigen.

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Die Schönheit der Schöpfung und der Feldzug des Menschen gegen das Leben HD

Edi Maurer

Im ersten Teil zeigt der Film z.T. in berauschenden Flugaufnahmen die Schönheiten dieser Erde und dokumentiert das geniale Miteinander der gesamten Natur. Im zweiten Teil deckt der Film auf eindrückliche Weise auf, wie der Mensch diese Harmonie empfindlich stört und so die Erde in kurzer Zeit an den Rand des Kollapses geführt hat.

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