Mario Alexis Portella

About Mario Alexis Portella

Fr. Mario Alexis Portella is a priest of the Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore and Chancellor of the Archdiocese of Florence, Italy. He holds a doctorate in canon law and civil law from the Pontifical Lateran University in Rome. He is the author of Islam: Religion of Peace?: The Violation of Natural Rights and Western Cover-Up (Westbow Press, 2018).

The Arbitrary Interpretation of Life, Liberty & the Pursuit of Happiness

By |2021-01-21T15:12:58-06:00January 21st, 2021|Categories: American Republic, Constitution, Politics|

What was the understanding of the American Founding Fathers of the natural rights endowed by the Creator to life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness? Unless one dissects the etymology of such words, unfortunately arbitrariness becomes the decisive factor in interpreting them. “The intellectual nature of the human person,” according to the Vatican II Pastoral [...]

So Much for Our “Conservative Court”

By |2020-12-17T16:59:00-06:00December 17th, 2020|Categories: Conservatism, Politics, Sexuality, Supreme Court|

In a victory for transgender rights, the Supreme Court recently rejected a case brought by parents against an Oregon high school that allowed transgender students to use the bathroom of their choice based on the gender with which they identify. The “conservative” justices on the bench have failed to distinguish sexual orientation or gender confusion [...]

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