Apprentice sorcerers and pious fideistic women who go crazy on social media? Leaving them to their sad fate is not a lack of charity, anything: it is an order given by Jesus Christ in the Gospel

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APPRENTICES WITNESSES AND PIOUS FIDEIST WOMEN WHO RUN ABOUT SOCIAL MEDIA? LEAVING THEM TO THEIR SAD FATE IS NOT LACK OF CHARITY, ANYTHING: IT IS AN ORDER GIVEN BY JESUS ​​CHRIST IN THE GOSPEL

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Now we priests are real oncologists fighting against cancer. For the fight to be effective, however, patients must accept our indications and treatments, who observe therapies scrupulously. If certain patients don't listen to us instead, they refuse our care and even give us incompetents, at that point we have to shake the dust off our feet, so as not to run the risk of having private rescue, care and salvation, those who were there at a short distance confident and open, to await the priest-oncologist as an extraordinary gift from God.

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Ariel S. Levi Gualdo

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Formidable those years that some traditionalists today so much dream about … truly formidable those years when women were allowed to speak in church with their heads bowed, with your head covered and just to recite the’Ave Maria

Years ago while explaining the meaning of Epiphanyillustrious / surface - a Neocatechumenal mega-catechist corrected me saying that it was more accurate to speak of theophany. As soon as I asked him to explain to everyone present the meaning of theophany, went off on the tangent with illogical speeches. To which I replied: «What does theophany mean?». At that point I tried to help him: «Let's start from the initial term god, What does that mean?». And I explained to him that god it means God, which placed at the root of ϑεοϕάνεια means manifestation of divinity. This is his reaction: he affirmed to those present that one could not reason with me as a "proud priest.", hostile and closed " (!?). On difficult relationships, mine and numerous confreres with the Neocatechumenals, in particular with their mega-catechists who think they can use us priests as their subordinate employees, I have nothing else to add, I analyzed and wrote everything in a book of 2019 to which I refer anyone who wants to deepen the topic [see, WHO].

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The example of openness is only one among many which led me to realize after years of experiences that unfortunately it is impossible to relate to certain people and pseudo Catholic faithful. Not because I don't want to, but because it is Christ who in the Holy Gospel indicates to the disciples when to let go of certain people and situations. Which I will illustrate in the second final part of this article, because first it is necessary to start from the analysis of the social and human tragedy we are experiencing, amplified out of all proportion by social media who offered a pulpit to armies of imbeciles, as he stated in 2015 the ultra secularist Umberto Eco with an expression reproduced at the beginning of the book The Church and the coronavirus [cf.. WHO], published by the Fathers de The island of Patmos in October 2020:

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«I social media they give the right to speak to legions of imbeciles who previously only spoke at the bar after a glass of wine, without damaging the community. They were immediately silenced, while now they have the same right to speak as a Nobel laureate. It is the invasion of imbeciles ".

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This legion also includes Catholics or so-called Catholics become specialists in the most complex branches of theological knowledge. It is what we have been studying for a lifetime, after being disciples of masters who have passed on to us not only a formation, but above all a study method, these characters instead acquired it all on the spot at the great academy of Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and so. These are the undeniable consequences: today a demented person can publish on YouTube a delusional video, visited by tens of thousands of people, in which he disproves and insults the greatest astrophysicists in the world and all the exact sciences by demonstrating that in truth the earth is not spherical but flat. A little further on follows the video of another demented person, self-appointed with a fancy name, but visited by over one hundred thousand users, not a few of whom are ready to listen to the nonsense of this man with no face and identity who, denying all the basic foundations of clinical science, states that it is important not to get vaccinated against Covid-19, because in the vaccine the strong world powers have inserted a microchip necessary to keep the entire population under control. The beautician could not be missing, angry because she was unemployed during the period of lockdown, strong of her middle school certificate and a certificate obtained at the end of a quarterly course for make-up artists, is giving the best of herself on social media attacking all the most famous virologists, slaves needless to say of the strong powers and terrible multinationals, which conceal how vaccines have increased autism cases. Explain to the beautician antivax and to the approximately two hundred thousand users who listened to his video drinking from his colossal nonsense, that the hoax about vaccines that cause autism has been denied for years by the global scientific community and those who spread it ended up condemned and disbarred from the medical register for having first manipulated and then falsified research data, it will have no effect, because the answer will be: “But it's obvious, that the heroic discoverer of the relationship between vaccines and autism has been condemned, strong powers and multinationals have always destroyed anyone who tells the truth ". And for many Boeotians, only one fact will certainly remain: the beautician furious because she was unemployed during the lockdown he is right and the world scientific community is wrong, because she is a slave to the strong powers and dominated by the pharmaceutical multinationals.

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Now I provide a paradigm on which one would instinctively laugh, but if analyzed for what it actually hides it can only lead to weeping. At the beginning of 2000 a Spanish medical team - which turned out not to be composed of doctors at all -, with tax domicile in the Canary Islands after rebound in the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg, began to sell a small traction device to be applied to the male penis, ensuring an elongation varying from 3 to 5 inches. It was estimated that the small appliance had a production cost value of 2,50 euro and a potential commercial cost of approx 25/30 Euro. It was instead sold for the stratospheric figure of 850 Euro. The trade continued until numerous urologists scattered throughout Europe found themselves having to intervene on quite a few patients, mainly young people, that severe damage to the blood vessels had been caused by using this device, until you reach, some of them, to real permanent damage. And so the reporting to the European control bodies started from various urologists. If we analyze everything, we will discover that cases of this kind constitute the mirror of the man of the third millennium. A man who no longer believes in God and who rejects any element of transcendence, however, he believes in fortune teller and aliens; no longer believes in science and men of science, however, he believes in the hoaxes of terrapiattisti and antivaccinists. The man of the third millennium is a superstitious gullible technologist capable of being fooled, or severely damage, by the first group of charlatans who make him believe they can stretch his penis a few centimeters with a small traction tool. Hypothesis before which, the enlightened and rational man of the Middle Ages would have laughed like a madman, if anything, Giovanni Boccaccio, from this absurd hypothesis he would have come up with a story that would have remained immortalized in the history of literature for the centuries to come. But this is what basically the man of the Third Millennium deserves who no longer believes in God and who no longer believes in science, who rejects faith and who despises reason: he only deserves that the first scammer who passes on the street sells him a prodigious find to make his genital organ longer, while his brain is getting shorter.

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In this degenerated and out of control information system, certainly there can be no lack of armies of ignorant people with serious gaps in the Catechism of the Catholic Church who feel entitled to reject priests they do not like, totally oblivious to the mandate we received from the Church which instituted us teachers and guides of the People of God for a Sacrament of grace instituted by Christ God: the ministerial priesthood.

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As always, it is necessary to resort to examples to depict the severity of the problem. I will never forget a person as dear as incorrigible to whom one day, with affection and friendship, I explained that his approach to Mariology was wrong and that it did not lead to faith but to fideism and devotion, especially for the importance given to Marian apparitions and messages, as if they were founding elements of faith. With the affection of a caring friend and a father who cares a lot for the children that God has entrusted to him, I explained to her that the mystery of revelation does not stand up by virtue of the apparitions of Our Lady of Lourdes and of Fatima, nor on the secrets given to the three little shepherds, nor on the messages of La Salette, nor on the revelations or phrases given at the Three Fountains to Bruno Cornacchiola … and surpasses the "Gospa of the liars", the self-styled Madonna of Medjugorje [see my video lesson, WHO]. Our faith is based on the mystery of the Incarnation of the Word of God (cf.. GV 1, 1-18) and on the mystery of Christ's resurrection (cf.. The Cor 15,17), to which they add nothing, in support or in support of Marian apparitions, visions or locutions of mystics and seers, to which no Catholic is absolutely bound to adhere in faith. Having said this, I added that it was then appropriate to stop with maddening announcements of the imminent triumph of the immaculate heart of Mary, because the Blessed Virgin is not the Fata Morgana but above all because, in the Nicene-Constantinopolitan Creed Symbol, we profess our faith in Christ God who "will one day return in glory to judge the living and the dead", we do not profess faith in the "definitive triumph of the immaculate heart of Mary", with all due respect to certain hijackers and some superficial theologians who provide insubstantial support for the exaltations of these fanatics of magical-pagan Mariology fai-da-te. However, given that the fideist could never be a fideist if he were lacking the two basic assumptions which are blindness and arrogance, in response, the pious woman friend replied that she had been studying the work of St. Louis Marie Grignion de Montfort for thirty years and that she knew very well what he said. And having clarified this, he gave me the peremptory invitation to study the treatise on true devotion to Mary and to learn what Mariology really was. (!?).

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The life of us priests and theologians is now studded with facts of this kind. Let me be clear, we do not experience certain offenses and humiliations as "attacks of treason", but as the dramatic ecclesial failures that cannot always be attributed to the bishops and to us priests "no longer capable" - in the severe opinion of the accusation of these people - "to evangelize". Throw all blame on bishops and presbyters, however no one intends to deal with a serious and terrible reality from which some merciless critics flee, because it is the reality that touches them firsthand, this: the number of faithful who do not intend to be evangelized and formed in any way is always higher, so much so that we priests can no longer manage to have relations with a jumble of unspecified Catholics capable of listening only to themselves and their gravely erroneous reasons transformed into indisputable universal truths. And to every reasonable reminder from us their pastors, teachers and guides, here they react promptly in an increasingly aggressive and insulting way, rejecting us as shepherds, teachers and guides.

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The dear friend just used as a paradigm, who understood little or nothing of Mariology but who despite inviting me to study the very foundations of theology, is one of those many people who pining thinking of the times that were, who deify the Most Holy Missal of St. Pius V and who quote at every turn the prophecies of Blessed Katharina Emmerick. And even in this it has never been worth reminding this kind of fideists in disarray that the Church has so beatified Emmerick, but he never recognized his so-called prophecies as authentic, which therefore are not. In spite of that they are authentic without doubt for some people, since they contain a phrase that has always sent all of them into raptures; a phrase in front of which all the great Prophets of Israel, compared to Emmerick, they really become cheap junk, rags thrown on the flea market stall. Here is the magic phrase in which, in the opinion of these subjects, a clear reference would be made to a "strange Mass", what they deduce from these words written not by the Blessed but by the editor Clemens Brentano in the highly fictionalized text of the self-styled prophecies: "The Mass was short and the Gospel of St. John was not read at the end". This is enough for certain fierce pious women to believe that they have not a piece, but a real anchor to attack in this way the entire liturgical reform and the errors they say contained in a council, Vatican II, which is undoubtedly pastoral and not dogmatic, also wanting not perfect. However, we scholars who are able to speculate and carry out in-depth research with the necessary preparation and the correct scientific method can say this and placing everything, to begin, in its correct historical and socio-ecclesial context. We scholars have spent years and years learning first of all to read the documents of the Second Vatican Council, however long, articulated, complex, redundant sociologisms and not a few ambiguous steps they required, in the following decades, clarifications and clarifying documents of various kinds, last in series order is the Declaration Dominus Jesus of 2000.

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Now pay attention to a fact that cannot be denied, because it is very important: people who reject our pastoral authority as instituted guides and teachers of the People of God, paradoxically, they are the same that dream of past times and the celebration of Holy Mass according to the rite of the Missal of St. Pius V in use since 1571 until the promulgation of the new Missal reformed by St. Paul VI in 1969. And these people, with an ease comparable to their ignorance, they speak of the sanctity of the Council of Trent and, conversely, of the problematic nature of the Second Vatican Council, all with the style of the surface that better affirms the sea than the mountain or vice versa. Unfortunately they forget, however, that the Council of Trent was so holy and most holy that after two and three centuries from its closing, some of the fundamental canons had not yet been applied, other than the problems of the post Vatican II Council! And when in the 1869 the convocation of the First Vatican Council was reached, dozens of Fathers gathered in the assembly said they were disconsolate among themselves: "… but how, more than three centuries after the closure of the Council of Trent, now a new one is convened without the canons of the previous one having been faithfully applied?». But it, the Tridentine one, in the opinion of the pious women who invite priests and theologians to study while awaiting the definitive triumph of the immaculate heart of Mary, it was a holy council, Blessed, in a Church where everything was devotion, mysticism, transcendence, adoration …

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Needless to specify in, although the face: the supporters of these peregrine theses, as you may have understood by now they are mostly women, because only female psychology, when he gets to work, manages to reach, through passions and irrational emotions, to the worst waste of reality. It is therefore known that unfortunately, to call these emotional pious women to reason, it's just wasted time and wasted breath. Repeatedly, however unnecessarily, I tried to explain to them some undeniable evidence with historical data in hand, for example by asking: when in the happy times you praised so much, the priest whispered coram Deo in "divine" Latin on the words of the Most Holy Missal of St. Pius V, do you have any idea what would have happened if some "crazed female" dared to utter only half a moan of dissent towards a young 25 consecrated the month before and sent by the bishop as assistant pastor in a parish? I'll explain it right away, o pious women who have invented a past that never existed, what would happen, this: the elderly parish priest, with two paternal slaps he would have put you back three meters away beyond the altar balustrade, reminding you that your place was there, with his head down, with the veil of lace on her head and the rosary in her hand. After that, your fathers and husbands, they would have given you the remaining dose for daring to challenge the last young priest of the diocese who had just been consecrated and sent by the bishop as assistant pastor.

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You have understood, my beloved pious women, commit today to wearing bishops and priests, but above all to scold the Roman Pontiff as a naughty schoolboy every time he dares to open his mouth and sigh? I have to explain it to you, what would have happened to you if you had dared to criticize the Supreme Pontiff Pius X in the manner in which you attack the reigning Pontiff today? It would have happened that not even the priests should have bothered, because the faithful, especially women, the following Sunday they would not even let you come near the churchyard. This would happen: they would remind you that your role in the Church was to sweep the floor, to polish the candlesticks, to wash and starch the altar cloths, certainly not to set yourself up as supreme judges of the reigning Pontiff, of the Episcopal Conference, of priests and theologians. Why none of this, it would never have been granted to you in the epochs in which the Most Holy Missal of St. Pius V and the canons of the equally holy Council of Trent were in force. Because when both were in effect, to you, O my dear pious women unleashed today, he would not even be allowed to sing in churches, because female voices were not allowed in choirs, in those wonderful times that were and that you are dreaming so much today. And if women weren't even allowed to sing sacred hymns in choirs, do you think they would never have been allowed to raise criticism, accusations and defamations against bishops, presbyters and theologians, always in the times you have dreamed of so much in which the most holy Missal of St. Pius V and the most holy canons of the Council of Trent were in force, while Clemens Brentano made Blessed Katharina Emmerick whimper to see in the future ... a strange Mass?

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Today, this army of pinzochere goes crazy on blogs and groups of social media where the fleas are made to priests with decades of pastoral ministry behind them and to theologians with a life consumed with studies and research. And between one fierce criticism and another, the pinzochere biascica-rosari praise with washbasin fans the dogma of Maria runner, thinking that doing dogmatic theology is like preparing Nonna Pina's tagliatelle.

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The tragedy of these people - because it is a tragedy - is that they never had guides and teachers. However, they presume to be able to face complex texts of the doctrine and the Magisterium of the Church as self-taught, speaking of dogmas with the same ease with which the hairdresser talks about this and that with the client during the hairstyle. This is how dangerous sorcerer's apprentices are born, characteristic of which is that they also know many priests, but, if as I did with an analytical scientific method, let's investigate in depth, speaking first of all with the various confreres, we will discover how these people have never managed to establish a serious relationship with a single pastor in care of souls, or with a theologian priest. And in every parish where they have been, they have always and rigorously created problems ending up having conflicts with the parish priest and all his collaborators. My confreres, especially the theological priests, testify how these pious women, and always practice, at a certain point they come into conflict with the theologian priest. Because they can't help but shoot their absurd nonsense, for example, by quoting inappropriately de-contextualized and misunderstood passages taken from the Holy Fathers of the Church, as if, among the various very complex subjects, patrology was a joke for amateurs who dedicate themselves to hobby recreational. Incidentally: a few years ago, one of my trainers, who in his time was my patrology teacher, when he turned eighty he told me that in half a century of research he had managed to study the Cappadocian Fathers of the fourth century, which are four and worth remembering: Saint Ephrem the Syrian (306-373), Saint Basil the Great (330-379), San Gregorio Nazianzieno (329-390), St. Gregory of Nyssa (335-394). This is contrary to the pious woman who, found a yellowed devotional booklet entitled Collection of the thoughts of the Fathers of the Church, begins to shoot nonsense in bursts after having obtained the specialization in patrology along the stretch of road that led her from the Porta Portese market to her computer keyboard. Obviously unaware that, only to frame the complex story of St. Maximus the Confessor on the historical and theological level, it is necessary to study for a few years what was the very complex and tangled panorama of the policies of East and West, of the conflicts between Rome and Byzantium. It is necessary to know by heart the first five councils of the Church and the related dogmatic definitions given and subsequently integrated or reaffirmed in the First Council of Nicaea., in the First Council of Constantinople, in the Council of Chalcedon, in the II Council of Constantinople. Unfortunately instead, the shameless person, that is, devoid of the least common sense of modesty, like Maga Amelia handling a prodigious manual of alchemy, begins to shoot in bursts ... «The Fathers of the Church say that ... ah, do not argue: the Fathers of the Church say so, it is written in black and white!». And if you go and explain to her that the Fathers of the Church don't say exactly what she misunderstood both about black and white, at that point, the pious woman, he will tell you to study the patrology, just like she did looking for news about the Cappadocian Fathers in half a day on Wikipedia.

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One time, to access certain documents, one had to do archival research or procure books with published collections. Today, instead, just go to the official website of the Holy See and access all the documents and magisterium records available since the early nineteenth century. And so, every pious woman and every sorcerer's apprentice soon became a great researcher. Hence the plague of sorcerer's apprentices was born copy gluers and especially of pious women copiaincollatrici professional. All with these results: encyclicals of the first decades of the nineteenth century, socio-political and strictly aimed at a socio-pastoral reality of the time that no longer exists today, completely split off from the complex and articulated history of Italy and Europe of those times, are misunderstood, abused and passed off as dogmas of faith as «… eh, I am supreme magisterium!». Needless to say: any dogmatic theologian or historian of dogma, in the face of such things, if in a good mood he will laugh, but, if the pious woman insists and even goes so far as to launch the fateful sentence: «You don't know the documents of the magisterium, so it will be good if you study them ", inevitably the theologian gets mad, being treated like a schoolboy as a donkey by a poor demented woman copiaincollatrice that the texts do not even know how to open and read them. At that point the theologian priest, he will rightly take away the salute to the arrogant pious woman, because insult is not a right and because receiving insults is neither a duty nor a bond of Christian charity.

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We then pass over poor San Tommaso d’Aquino, which is terribly liked by those who do not know him and who would not even know where to start reading one of his The question. Yet they think they can use and abuse it as if Aquinas were a package of homeopathic pills with cane sugar and dried pineapple stems. To these people who are ill partly with ignorance and partly with fixation, anchored to a past that never existed that must not pass and that consider St. Thomas Aquinas the ... spearhead of the so-called and improperly called contemporary traditionalism, who is it that explains it to him at what levels, the Angelic Doctor, it was a mind, we would say today, deeply progressive, bold and innovative on the philosophical and theological speculative level? If St. Thomas Aquinas were to be defined with improper categories, but in current use today, it should be placed in the currents of ultra-progressivism. A quel point, the good priest and theologian, at first he will try to accept everything as a test and a salutary lesson in humility, as well as a pastoral challenge, feeling obliged to clarify to the wanderer, that is to the sorcerer's apprentice but above all to the pious woman pious, how and why it is wrong, how and why is an approximation, how and why he is unable to correctly quote St. Thomas Aquinas, how and why being devoid of a speculative method and philosophical-theological basis, it is unable to read certain documents of the magisterium but only to misunderstand them and to mislead those who listen to it or the law on social media … But, if done with a pastoral heart and theological dedication, the pious woman finds nothing better to do than to tell an expert theologian that things are not as he says, citing in support of his nonsense passages of the Catholic doctrine misunderstood and of the magisterium of the Church not understood, and then conclude - as happened to me and my other brothers - with an invitation to study certain subjects well, here it is at that point, not anger, but precisely the most exquisite Christian charity, requires that the pious woman be sent to that country, in the hope that in this way he can understand that insulting is not a right and that receiving insults is not at all a duty to which no priest and no theologian must submit.

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Any bishop or ecclesiastical authority seated in the world of the unreal who wanted to know the frustrating and humiliating realities that their priests and theologians experience from day to day, it would be enough to dedicate a little more to priests and a little less to Muslim convicts escaped from Tunisian prisons and welcomed by the Caritas of our dioceses as if they were truly refugees escaped from hunger, from wars and famines. Who then wants to know more about this topic, all he has to do is read my latest book: Aspirin of moderate Islam [see, WHO].

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Not only sorcerers' apprentices and pious women have lost the light of reason, because there is worse: they don't even want to find it again e, if someone tries to make him recover it, they react with aggression and insults on that uncontrollable outlet that are i social media, where - to return to Umberto Eco's joke - even the last of the imbeciles has the same right to speak as a Nobel Prize winner. Or maybe worse, I might add, because a proponent of the theory that the earth is flat and not spherical, will have much more following and listen on YouTube of how many will ever have a lesson on sub-atomic particle physics specially conceived in a comprehensible way for the general public by Prof. Antonino Zichichi.

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Accept mortification and exercise the virtue of humility, however, it does not mean mortifying intelligence and wisdom, which are gifts of grace of the Holy Spirit, over which no pious woman is authorized to clean her shoes as on a doormat, because in that case it would be really appropriate to immediately give her back the time she dreams and sighs so much from blog to blog, then give her two slaps, bounce it three meters over the balustrade with the lace veil on her head and the rosary in her hand, after peremptory invitation: "Here you can only open your mouth to answer with the other final half of the prayer: … Pray for us sinners, now and at the hour of our death, amen!».

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We started as an example from Mariology, many others I could have brought examples, starting from the biblical sciences and then following with the synoptic Gospels, passing through dogmatics and metaphysics to continue with sacramental theology, the moral, canon law ... all specialties for which abounding on social media specialists - but above all specialists - ready to give lessons not only to us priests and theologians, but, if necessary, we will even have patents of poor orthodoxy, if not worse than heresy. But let's stick to the initial starting example: Mariology. If, in fact, they want to really and seriously talk about Mariology, with me it can be done starting from its founding arcane: Καὶ ὁ λόγος σὰρξ ἐγένετο καὶ ἐσκήνωσεν ἐν ἡμῖν (GV 1, 14) Obviously, to various specialists who say they have been studying devotional treatises for many years, It is first of all necessary to clarify and translate that we are talking about the mystery of the Word who became flesh, providing for this purpose the appropriate literal translation of Καὶ ὁ λόγος σὰρξ ἐγένετο καὶ ἐσκήνωσεν ἐν ἡμῖν: "The word became flesh and dwelt among us".

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Certain, it would be interesting to ask later, to such specialists, why the text of the Blessed Apostle John uses the Greek term flesh, to indicate meat. In fact, this term indicates the fragility of the weak and mortal man, and it is indeed impressive that the Logos, divine person generated in God, do it flesh.

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From here we can begin to speak seriously of Mariology, certainly not from the devotional treatises of Montfort, that in front of the Prologue of the Gospel of John really leaves the time it finds, with all due respect to the saint in question. Because Mariology is nothing more than an appendix to Christology, to the mystery of And the word became flesh, of the incarnation of the Word of God. It is in the incarnation of the Word that all four Marian dogmas are contained: Mary mother of God, her perpetual virginity, its immaculate conception, its taking to heaven. Everything is enclosed in the mystery of the Word, because, like it or not to certain rogue fideists, the Blessed Virgin is enclosed in the mystery of Christ God, who is begotten not created of the same substance as the Father, whereas, Mary, is a created and generated creature and, however preserved from original sin, it is not the Fourth Person of the Holy Trinity, if not the first, as in fact some would like to let it pass. Therefore put Christ God and the Blessed Virgin on the same level, or insist in an obsessive-compulsive way on the fetish term of co-redemptrix, which has always created enormous problems for Christology and the mystery of the Word of God, were it not the fruit and expression of ignorant fideism, it would be blasphemy, it would be genuine blasphemy, pagan idolatry. And who explains it, to these poor and arrogant people, that the Blessed Virgin did not give life to God, but he gave life to God who became man? Because many don't quite understand the basic concept of the Mother of God, hence what Mary's divine motherhood really is, who is the mother of God who became man.

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With Mariology we started and with Mariology we came to the conclusion, which then is the heart of this deeply saddened speech made by a believer, by a priest and a theologian forced to experiment, like many other confreres, the sense of total impotence in the face of this army of arrogant and unspecified Catholics. What can and must do, in the face of these realities, the priest and the theologian? It can perhaps abandon the wanderer to error. How to act, in consciousness, but above all in conformity with our sacred ministry, mindful of the terrible warning addressed to us: "To whom much is given, much will be required; to whom men have committed much, It will ask the more "? (LC 12, 48).

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The answer is given by Christ God through this other warning: «Whichever city or village you enter, do yourself whether there is worthy, and stay there until you leave. Entering the house, salute. If the house is worthy, your peace come upon it; but if it be not worthy, let your peace return to you. Whoever will not receive you or will not listen to your words, leave that house or town and shake the dust off your feet. Truly, I say, the day of judgment the land of Sodom and Gomorrah shall be more tolerable fate of that city ' (Mt 10, 11-15).

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This long article of mine, to those who just did not understand, including an army of bishops who today fret with flattery for migrants, showing little interest in the care of their priests, is my answer given to all the confreres who, day after day, tell me about their ever greater difficulties in dealing with a high number of unspecified faithful who are increasingly hypercritical, aggressive and offensive, gangrenous in error and proud of your mistake.

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To a brother of mine of almost seventy years who lives many of the situations illustrated here, recently I replied: “If I remember correctly, you every Sunday, on the threshold of your 70th birthday, you have to celebrate Holy Mass in three parishes, in which until half a century ago there was a parish priest in all of them, in the immediate post-war period there was also the parish priest and the deputy parish priest. Faced with this situation, you think you have time to waste with those who don't listen, does not want to listen and does not accept any correction of the error?». And having said this I have continued to say: "Now, we priests are real oncologists fighting against cancer. For the fight to be effective, however, patients must accept our indications and treatments, who observe therapies scrupulously. If certain patients don't listen to us instead, they refuse our care and even give us incompetents, at that point we have to shake the dust off our feet, so as not to run the risk of having private rescue, care and salvation, those who were there at a short distance confident and open, to await the priest-oncologist as an extraordinary gift from God.

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For this I invite my sorrowful confreres to follow my example, that with the beginning of the new year I ended all kinds of relationships and relationships with sorcerer's apprentices, pious crazed women chewing rosaries with the complex the seat of wisdom and so. I'm too busy looking after the Christi fideles from the cancer of decay and sin, to waste precious time with those who say that cancer can be treated with homeopathy, or that it is enough just to wait for the imminent triumph of the immaculate heart of Mary who, descending from heaven like the Blue Fairy, will fix everything with two strokes of a magic wand. By happily depriving myself of any relationship with these people, I have not acted with lack of charity, but precisely because he is aware of what today, guides and teachers are more precious than ever. I don't want to deal with certain people because Christ God admonishes us: «Do not give what is holy to dogs and do not throw your pearls in front of swine, so that they don't trample them with their feet and then turn over to tear you to pieces " (Mt 7, 6).

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This is what I have been answering and repeating to many of my confreres for months now suffering from the deeds and words of sorcerers' apprentices and incorrigible pious mad women: leave them to their madness. Certain, our doors and our hearts as shepherds are always open, without pains and grudges, like the good father in the parable of the prodigal son, as long as these people agree to be corrected by their mistakes, because otherwise it would be the typical lost time of talking to the deaf. And today, we priests and we theologians, we can afford everything in this very delicate historical phase except wasting time with the blind and the deaf.

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the Island of Patmos, 7 January 2021

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21 thoughts on "Apprentice sorcerers and pious fideistic women who go crazy on social media? Leaving them to their sad fate is not a lack of charity, anything: it is an order given by Jesus Christ in the Gospel

  1. Generally and outside of today's theme, I remind you dear p. Ariel that if "insult is not a right and receiving insults is neither a duty nor a bond of Christian charity"…also applies to her .. albeit a cultured presbyter .. refined theologian .. etc.. etc..

    By now his long and cultured "homilies" increasingly self-celebratory and opinionated are full of insults and we reach the end of the reading by remembering practically only those.
    Too bad… because she is really smart, brilliant and very prepared; qualities with which he certainly attracted his audience of admirers including me.
    Among these qualities there is evidently neither humility nor charity (it would be too much) but for some time now it has really been going further…

    I remember the refined with nostalgia,brilliant, blunt and pungent articles ( that with pleasure I spread) through which I met her 2/3 years ago.
    Readings that enriched by leaving teachings and pleasure through his thought…now there remains a bitter sense of aggression away from those old readings.
    God bless you.
    Praised be Jesus Christ
    Silvy

    1. She evidently never had anything to do with it, both as a confessor and as a spiritual director, with priests aged ten years in a year only by certain unmanageable faithful without blemish and without sin.

      You know why confessionals are empty? Because more and more are the “Catholic” convinced that the only ones to sin are the bishops and priests, of which subjects like her rise to supreme judges and beaters.

      Perhaps you have never had anything to do with 60-year-old priests, with thirty years and more of devoted ministry behind him, weeping in front of the bishop to whom they declared disconsolate that they no longer knew how to manage catechists, “animators” various parish priests and pious women who felt they were popes, empresses and queens.
      Because my article is about this.

      Since he makes me a very serious accusation, namely that of "publishing self-celebrating homilies full of insults", you have a moral duty to provide a complete and detailed list of these insults attributed to me in your unfortunate public comment.

      List them all, from first to last.

      If not able to list them, because in fact I don't insult anyone, then stop talking inappropriately and rather try to apply the holy admonition of the Blessed Apostle Paul:

      "I do not permit a woman to teach, nor to usurp authority over the man; rather it be in silence " [The Tm 2, 12]

      "As in all churches of the saints, the women keep silent in the assemblies because it is not allowed to speak; but should be subordinate, as the law also says. If you want to learn something, let them ask their husbands at home, it is improper for a woman to speak in church " [The Cor 14, 34-35].

      And now you can blame the insulting being of the Blessed Apostle Paul, while I am waiting for you to send the list of insults that in your opinion I would have addressed in my "self-celebrating insulting homilies"

    2. Sig.ra Silvy,

      she is able to understand suffering, the disappointments and betrayals experienced by us priests because of not a few faithful, after years and years of ministry, to the same extent that a rhinoceros can move without harm in a crystal factory, except to feel and therefore present itself as a dragonfly.

      1. Dear p. Ariel, lei si è veramente superato quando scrive che S. Tommaso d’Aquino ora sarebbe catalogabile nella schiera degliultra-progressisisti”, praticamente in compagnia dei vari card. Kasper, Danneels, Martini… Di stupidaggini ne ho sentite molte in vita mia ma questa le batte tutte con gran distacco!

        1. Lei non conosce San Tommaso d’Aquino e meno che mai è in grado di collocarlo nel suo contesto storico-filosofico-teologico del XIII secolo. Lo dimostra il fatto che, come tutti gli asini professionisti, lei non trova di meglio da fare che dare dello stupido a chi l’Aquinate lo conoscono bene e a fondo.

  2. From applause. I laughed and cried together. It is not necessary to arrive at the Council of Trent; my old parish priest would not have allowed anyone to cross the balustrade and do ” the ready”.
    Even though it was August and we were dying of heat, socks and long sleeves.
    Thank you Father Ariel

  3. Beautiful Article Father Ariel, Thanks. Read carefully, but I'll have to read it again calmly.
    Of course when he acts “… It is what we have been studying for a lifetime, after being disciples of masters who have passed on to us not only a formation, but above all a study method ..” it makes one think a lot when there are priests (I don't want to mention names, but these are very much exposed figures on TV) which they have certainly studied, but they convey a message that is anything but in line with the insights she makes, Father expensive Ariel.
    We faithful do not remain , as in any family, to see the glass half full in each one and to move forward with a spirit of fraternal communion in the Church.

  4. Mia nonna, che era stata educata secondo lo stile preconciliare, aveva rispetto e venerazione per i sacerdoti, anche con quelli disprezzati che avevano addosso delle colpe. Ricordo di un sacerdote punito e allontanato dalle parrocchie piùimportantie sbattuto a dire messa negli sperduti paesini di montagna. Mia nonna veniva apostrofata in malo modo, ma lei non desisteva: preparava la chiesa, accoglieva il sacerdote, gli preparava qualcosa da mangiare ed andava a richiamare escocciareil popolo rinchiuso nelle proprie case affinché partecipasse alla messa. Sicuramente era una rompiscatole, ma non era superba. Ne sapeva di più rispetto alle summenzionate molte pie donne. Pregava tantissimo, leggeva anche, sebbene non avesse potuto studiare oltre la quinta elementare poiché proveniva da una famiglia di contadini. Manteneva comunque un atteggiamento di umiltà. Questo è un problema dei nostri tempi che anch’io, come insegnante, ho dovuto affrontare. Piuttosto che spendere soldi, tempo e fatica a studiare per conseguire lauree, corsi di specializzazione e via dicendo, mi sarebbe bastato farmi istruire dai genitori.

  5. Esiste anche un altro gruppo di fedeli, anch’esso costituito da una netta prevalenza femminile, che rifugge la dogmatica e la teologia in generale, ma si arroga diritto/dovere di reinterpretare la morale alla luce del “pastoralismo” del CVII.
    Se ne trovano esemplari accalcati attorno a sacerdoti progressisti, trepidanti all’ascolto di omelie infarcite di buoni sentimenti, “misericordismo” e altruismo alla moda. Cifra di una simile compagine è la riproposizione dell’insegnamento evangelico alla luce del rinnovamento impresso dal CVII e accelerato dall’attuale pontificato tutto chiacchiere e riformismo.
    La scorsa estate, durante un soggiorno vacanziero a Cesenatico, mi sono sorbito le amenità di tali fedeli e sacerdoti pastoralmente aggiornati. Libero dal lavoro, ho partecipato alla S. Messa ogni giorno e, sebbene non sia io un biblista, mi sono accorto di veri e propri maltrattamenti alla Parola di Dio atti a conformarla al nuovo corso; forzature e torsioni del messaggio evangelico che sarebbero state palesi anche a un ateo dotato di minima capacità di comprensione del testo.
    Anche in altre città ho trovato ammodernamenti simili: innovazioni a tutto campo che definirei in tempo reale e Covid compliant, fino a raggiungere gli alti livelli di sconsolante ironia dello “scambiatevi uno sguardo di pace”: esortazione che anima i partecipanti a lanciarsi a vicenda occhiate compiacenti, ammiccamenti e sorrisi mascherati, nel rispetto del metro di distanza socialmente consentito.
    Reverend father, le chiedo come possiamo difenderci da tali storture che dilagano nei nostri

  6. A tacer d’altro, il p. Ariel richiama più che opportunamente noi laici a un dovere tanto sacrosanto quanto sottaciuto: respect, la benevolenza e in certe materie la doverosa obbedienza che si deve ai sacerdoti. Per quanto possano essere limitati o umanamente deludenti talvolta, è per mezzo loro che abbiamo i Sacramenti e la predicazione del Vangelo. La cura delle anime spetta ai presbiteri in comunione con i vescovi successori degli apostoli, non certo a catechisti/animatori/capi scout e laici più o meno strepitanti. Invece pare di essere tornati agli eccessi di certi movimenti ereticali del tardo Medioevo.

  7. Anche alcuni siti su internet stanno cambiando pelle in senso negativo. Qualche anno fa potevo ancora leggere e intervenire suchiesa e post concilioOra è diventato un covo di settari. Mic è irriconoscibile! Cosa ne pensi? Thanks

    1. Anch’io ho avuto la medesima esperienza. Fino a qualche anno fa leggevo e seguivo con grande interesse blog di vaticanisticontrocorrente”, siti di informazione a sfondo cattolico, professori di storiacontrorivoluzionarie medievisti. Non parliamo poi di certo associazionismo pro-life. Poi mi sono svegliato, anche grazie alle flagranti bufale e ai fastidiosissimi ammiccamenti a varie teorie cospirative su covid e compagnia che giravano su tali siti. I'm sorry, anche perchè alcune di queste persone erano molto valide e (apparently) preparate nel loro campo, ma con certe prese di posizione fanno più danni che benefici all’evangelizzazione.
      To say, sono riusciti a lasciarmi una tale delusione che ormai sono diventato un convinto sostenitore della necessità di fare politiche serie di contrasto a fake news e teorie della cospirazione, anche se ci dovesse sfuggire qualche “censorship” di troppo.

  8. Grazie infinite Padre Ariel. Ho la grande grazia di vivere con i miei genitori, cerco di rimanere fedele alla fede dei nonni con la coerenza di tutta una vita. Rispetto per il Santo Padre e tutto ordine sacerdotale, Holy Rosary, Santa Messa. Ho il messale in latino di nonna e per ritrovarla decisi di seguire la messa in rito antico senza mai tralasciare quella in italiano. Era bellissimo, conoscendo il latino capivo letture e vangelo. Per me era una grande opportunità di unità per tutti i cristiani. Non racconto epilogo perché mi fa male ancora ricordare. La ringrazio per invitarci al silenzio orante e ricordarci il valore assoluto di spazzare e lavare il tempio del Signore gratuitamente, ritenuto da tutte le donne della mia famiglia un onore immenso. Thanks

  9. Beautiful article Father Ariel. Mi fa pensare ad un episodio brevissimo di ieri sera in cui ho fatto un breve intervento in un social affermando semplicemente la falsità degli eventi di Garabandal, conoscendo tutta la storia, le manifestazioni avvenute, marcie estatiche in avanti e indietro per il villaggio, anche nel cuore della nottetutto opera della Santa Vergine, ovviamente.. , profezie di Conchita rivelatesi false ecc….giudizio negativo della Chiesa; in tutta risposta ho ricevuto un applauso derisorio con occhi iniettati di sangue dalla “ presidentessa del blog” e,con tono sarcastico, l’appellativo “ abbiamo un nuovo teologo!” Segue poi “ caro Andrea questa è una tua opinione personale “come se per discernere il vero dal falso sia necessario essere per forza teologi, basta invece informarsi bene sugli eventi, mettere in moto il cervellino ed illuminati dagli insegnamenti del Vangelo saper discernere il vero dal falso, seguono i consigli di Sacerdoti e teologi , poi il giudizio definitivo della Chiesa che va seguito ed accettato. Come ha ben affermato lei, meglio chiudere definitivamente con questo genere di maestri teologi improvvisati che continuano a serpeggiare su Facebook e YouTube che danno lezioni a tutti, Lay, priests, Bishops, Cardinals….Appena butti la miccia ti attaccano e mostrano la loro vera natura. Sono sepolcri imbiancati.
    Che Dio la benedica
    Praised be Jesus Christ

  10. illustre padre Ariel
    questo articolo non è altro che la rappresentazione plastica della crisi della chiesa cattolica e questiapprendisti stregoni e pie donnenon sono che una conseguenza dello stato di confusione che regna sovrano

  11. Caro father. C’è anche un altro fattore a mio avviso di cui lei spesso ha accennato. Posso assicurarle che questapsicologia femminile”, per semplificare, è presente anche in molti sacerdoti che hanno più o meno evidenti problemi di identità sessuale, e tali sacerdoti amano circondarsi di bizoche devozioniste con le quali organizzare a più non posso processioni e rosari di riparazione al Cuore di Maria. La progressivasvirilizzazionedel clero ha fatto sì che le donne iniziassero a comandare nelle parrocchie. Non è un accusa ai sacerdoti, raccolgo semplicemente un dato di fatto da lei documentato. Trovare oggi un prete virile, man, che sappia essere padre, e che sappia mettereognuno al proprio postoè un terno all’otto. Parlo per esperienza personale e diretta purtroppo. On the contrary, in alcune parrocchie sembra quasi che faccia comodo lasciare il comando ai laici e in particolare alle laiche. Questo è spesso la situazione. Laiche tutto fare e preti stanchi, tristi, assonnati, che per quieto vivere lasciano correre tutto. In my parish (gestita da religiosi) ci sono addirittura casi opposti. Laiche che chiedono insistentemente ai preti di fare i preti. Di prendere decisioni. Di coordinare la comunità. Di dare indicazioni. Di non lasciare tutto in mano a quattro parrocchiani. Ma niente da fare. Spero di essere stato chiaro ma penso che possa capire cosa dico.

  12. Thank you Father Ariel. Purtroppo la mancanza di umiltà e il ripudio della competenza sono tra i peggiori cancri della nostra società. Tutto ciò che Lei ha descritto avviene ormai in tutti i campi. Basta pensare agli antivaccinisti, convinti di capire tutto di epidemiologia dopo un videotutorial su youtube, che riempiono i social di commenti allucinanti. Ormai qualunque “opinione”, per quanto farlocca e infondata, ha diritto di cittadinanza e vale quanto qualsiasi altra opinione formulata da esperti del settore. Se la stragrande maggioranza degli esperti di un certo campo del sapere concorda su una certa valutazione, si grida lapensioro unicoo almainstrem”. Siamo preda di un delirio collettivo, di teorie complottiste, basate sull’abbandono del principio di realtà e della razionalità, che sarà molto difficile eradicare. Il fatto più stupefacente è che purtroppo questo atteggiamento irrazionale sembra essere percentualmente più presente tra i cattolici che tra la popolazione generale, e questo dovrebbe interrogarci su cosa ( and how) è stato trasmesso ai fedeli in questi ultimi anni. Temo che le teorie millenaristiche, il pensiero “magic”, abbiano preso piede anche a seguito di molte presunte rivelazioni private, la cui diffusione è stata ampiamente sottovalutata dalla Chiesa. Ormai citare una qualunque di queste “locutions” private è diventata Parola di Dio tanto quanto il Vangelo. Come ne verremo fuori?

  13. Dear don Ariel,
    da bambino fui cacciato da una catechista; poi a un’altra sfuggii perché fortunatamente il vescovo aveva deciso di anticipare la cresima di alcuni mesi. Al mio parroco (non gran predicatore né teologo, ma mi insegnò molto) sono ancora affezionato dopo tanti anni che è morto.
    Dopo le catechiste però conobbi i laici “catechists”, gran professori che pontificano in TV, che di me diffidavano perché (a differenza del loro produrre libelli) io studio veramente: genia in sé assai peggiore delle catechiste, perché più presuntuosa e (in his own way) ignorant, che però per fortuna nessuno capisce, salvo qualche intellò che nulla sa di cristianesimo e li prende per colleghi (forse lo sono). Believe me, presumption, ignoranza e disprezzo si annidano anche in questi catechisti, e dall’alto le loro castronerie filtrano verso il basso tramite generazioni di preti (proprio quelli che poi insegneranno nei seminari e nelle università ecclesiastiche), vescovi e laici inseriti nelle accademie statali secondo gli usi italici..
    Just today, scorrendo la stampa, ho scoperto che, non contenti di catechizzare papa e vescovi, vogliono insegnare anche l’islam! https://lanuovabq.it/it/paghiamo-anche-gli-islamologi-il-lauto-ristoro-alla-scuola-di-bologna
    Chissà se gli imam li sopporteranno con pazienza come i preti cattolici.
    d.E.

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