Dal Bello to Moro: holiness is not decayed Nobel Prize, canonizations are infallible teaching of acts from which then, back, you return

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FROM THE BEAUTIFUL DARK: HOLINESS IS NOT decayed NOBEL PRIZE, CANONIZATION THE ACTS ARE THE TEACHINGS infallible FROM WHICH THEN, BACK, DO NOT BACK

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Index The. SE is DEMERGING HOLINESS THE FIGHT AGAINST THE SIN, BECOMES PURE GOODNESS philanthropic - (II). ASPECTS OF THEOLOGY OF HOLINESS IN THE LIGHT OF THE MYSTERY OF CREATION AND REDEMPTION - III. ADVENT CHRISTIAN ERA AND BLESSED MARTYRS - IV. Those who proclaimed CERTAIN SAINTS AND BLESSED YESTERDAY, PROCLAMATION TODAY ABOUT LI - The. THE CAUSES OF BEATIFICATION AND CANONIZATION: THE FIGURE OF Postulator - WE. BEFORE THE ALLEGED THE MIRACLES POSTULATOR MUST BE AS BETWEEN Skeptics Skeptic, IF YOU WANT TO MAKE A REALLY GOOD SERVICE - VII. BLESSED AND SAINTS IN RACE, BLESSED ARE CAUTIOUS AND SAINTS IN WAITING: THE CASE OF FATHER LÉON DEHON ACCUSED OF ANTI-SEMITISM. THE PROBLEM OF SAINTS WHO HAVE FAVORED THE HARASSMENT OF OTHER SAINTS: THE CASE OF THE HOLY FATHER PIO PIETRELCINA AND THE HOLY FATHER JOHN XXIII - VIII. Rejoice and, THE APOSTOLIC LETTER IN WHICH THE CHRISTIAN MARTYRS MENTIONED BY THE HOLY FATHER JOHN PAUL II IS ENCLOSED IN THE TITLE film: "THE SAINTS OF NEXT DOOR" - IX. WE SINNERS IN THE SERVICE OF THE BLESSED AND HOLY CAUSES. It WOULD BE GOOD TO REMEMBER THAT SOME GREAT SINNERS wrote SOME OF FEES OF THE MOST BEAUTIFUL AND EFFECTIVE church councils - X. THE CANONIZATION BEATIFICATIONS AND NOT THE PULITZER PRIZE AND THE NOBEL PRIZE. SOME DOUBTS ABOUT SOME OF LEGITIMATE Beatification ONGOING PROCESS, ALTHOUGH THE "conformism CHURCH" DOES NOT DISPUTE MORE - XI DURING THE PROCEEDINGS MUST ALL LISTEN, INCLUDING THOSE WHO BELIEVES they may forestall, WHY NOT HEAR YOU CAN MAKE ANY WORSE, SOMETIMES EVEN DESTRUCTION.

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Ariel S. Levi Gualdo

Before talking about the sanctity and the means by which we come to proclaim some men and women saints and blessed, it is necessary to clarify two important points. First point: Saints is to the extent that you have chosen not to be the children of this world but children of light [cf. LC 16, 8], quinto escape from the snares of sin, conforming his life to the theological virtues of faith, hope and charity [cf. The Cor 13, 13], and the cardinal virtues of prudence, justice, fortitude and temperance [Catechism of the Catholic Church, NN. 1805-1809]. Second point: holiness is inherent to man the mystery of creation, until the entry into the world scene of the original sin, But it does not prevent to become saints, or if you prefer to go back to our original state of holiness. The saints are not, therefore, have become such because they are characterized by great pastoral and social commitment, or for their charitable activities or for their numerous foundations in favor of the poor and marginalized, of orphans, widows, elderly and sick, of people affected from birth with severe physical or mental malformations. All this comes after, in a sense, it is placed in the second floor, because they have given life to efficient foundations of social assistance, certainly does not mean to be saints, because if they did we should canonize all the Scandinavian governments in Europe they were forced to move early on to all have the same idea of ​​God from our old Continent, after having established efficient systems whereby citizens are assisted in every way from the cradle to the coffin. The saints have become such to the extent that they fought sin, which it is the negation of the sanctity; and through the denial of sin they have witnessed the Holy Gospel and proclaimed the mystery of redemption, giving life to all their works. Only the biblical precept of the Old Covenant: "You shall love your neighbor as yourself" [cf. Lv 19, 18] It takes on its full and concrete sense. A precept confirmed as the foundation of the New Covenant by Christ the Lord:

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«”Maestro, what is the greatest commandment in the Law?”. He answered: "You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, and with all your soul and with all your mind. This is the greatest and first commandment. And the second is like it: "You shall love your neighbor as yourself". On these two commandments hang all the Law and the Prophets " [cf. Lev 19, 18].

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And next, just as they teach the Saints, you love saying first of all that what is good and what is bad, what are the ways of salvation and which ones lead to eternal perdition. If the next follows the pernicious heresy of Martin Luther, you must remember that this German Augustinian monaco of the sixteenth century is a heretic poison, and his mistakes are not "a different way of understanding the faith and the Church" - this expression that he dumped off the handle a fighter against the Lutheran heresy was that St. Ignatius of Loyola, to follow with St. Peter Canisius -, but a way to damage the Church of Christ in the wrong way, because the Church is a, like it's the truth, the Holy Gospel does not cover a multitude of churches and truth, but it puts us before the salvific uniqueness and the absolute nature of Christ and the Church [CF. Declaration Dominus Iesus, about the uniqueness and universality of Christ and the Church, 06.08.2000, text WHO] :

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"Thomas said,: "Lord, we do not know where you are going and how can we know the way?”. Jesus said: "I am the way, the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me. If you know me, also you know my Father: from henceforth ye know him and have seen him "» [GV 14, 5-7].

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To those who follow the thinking of Muhammad which considers the Word of God incarnate, Christ the Lord, only a prophet inferior to him and which he corrected the flawed thinking, you must remember that he is one of the false prophets of history. It does not help hearten followers telling them that we believe that "Islam is a religion of peace and love", when we know that violence, aggression and forced conversion under threat of death are some of the basic fundamentals of its so-called sacred texts and still current. And that teaches the story of yesterday and today: wherever they arrived, starting with North Africa, cradle of the oldest churches and native homeland of our greatest Fathers and Doctors of the Church, Muhammad's followers swept away all the Christian communities. And if over the centuries, More Saints, including those most revered by the people, They preached crusades and invited the men to enlist, It was because Muslims were threatening the survival and life of entire Christian communities; pace of manufactured black legends about the Crusades in the Enlightenment period and then decanted from the nineteenth and twentieth centuries in the history books for the work of the anti-clerical and Masonic matrix governments.

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Completely different if the plant sociocultural, soaked at times of deep tribal connotations, Instead we move to the sphere of private or public relations with individuals and individuals belonging to Islam, as indeed any other religious belief. Because the entirely obvious expression, as well as real: "But I know many good Muslims who are wonderful people", can not make, based on subjective personal relationships, objectively right message steeped in serious errors, as well as very dangerous when then find those kinds of social and political applications that create rigid and violent religious theocracies. But unfortunately, one of the wise elements of Christian wisdom that long since we lost to drown completely in subjective and nell'emotivo, it is prudent and wise distinction between error and errant, between heresy el'eretico.

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All this to remember - given that unfortunately remembered not for too long -, that the next, if necessary, you love and above all defending, the point of giving his life for his friends:

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"This is my commandment: that you love one another, come io vi ho amati. Nessuno ha un amore più grande di questo: dare la vita per i propri amici. Voi siete miei amici, if you do what I command you ".

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To love truly, does not that mean being able to sacrifice his own life for others? And when does it usually lay down his life for others, if not to defend them and protect them from the various and concrete forms of evil? Or maybe someone thinks that love to which God calls us Christ, it's just an empirical thought, emotional, espresso just to do a little 'romantic poetry's sake, as such therefore devoid of cause and effect?

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St. Francis of Assisi departed in 1219 with the Crusaders during the fifth crusade to go and proclaim Christ to Malek Sultan al Kamel and praying for his conversion to the true faith. San Nicasius of Sicily, who he was a captain in the wake of the Grand Master of the Order of Jerusalem Roger des Moulins, He was taken prisoner at the Battle of Hattin in 1187 and after refusing to deny Christ and convert to Islam, He was beheaded in hatred of the faith before the Saladin. They preached crusades St. Catherine of Siena, San Bernardino of Siena and many other men and women today saints and blessed. Lovely: the figure of the Capuchin friar Marco d'Aviano, beatified not in ancient times, but by the Holy Father John Paul II 27 April 2003. While the Turks had now arrived in Vienna, before the danger of the fall of the city that would have marked the advance of the Mohammedans to Rome, thanks to a large army commanded by Mustafa said the black, General Mohammed IV, the Pope Innocent XI entrusted the arduous Father Marco d'Aviano and delicate task to reconcile the quarrelsome commanders of the Christian armies, that soon after, gathered together under the command of John Sobieski, the 12 September 1683 liberarono Vienna. Marco d’Aviano, now recognized as a figure of high moral authority, He continued to gather and organize the Christians in the fight against the Muslims who were later defeated in 1684-1686 in the battles of Budapest, in 1685 a Neuhäusel, in 1687 a Mohacz, in 1688 to Belgrade. The battle ceased with the peace of Karlowitz 26 January 1699 che pose fine alle guerre tra la Lega Santa e l’Impero Ottomano. Today, Blessed Marco d'Aviano, It is revered as a loving defender of Europe, It is not revered as a warmonger bereft of love for neighbor.

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These are the foundations of that love per il prossimo which today has almost lost memory, for if these days a thief is caught in flagrante delicto in a house with the stolen goods in hand, after completely devastated and damaged, it can also happen that someone says: son, do not worry if you are a thief, no need for you to change your heart, because God loves you the same way you are. Obviously the latter is a paradox, ma un paradosso che intende rendere l’idea.

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Protecting homes from destruction and theft of thieves, It is a profound act of love of neighbor; and that we teach precisely the lives of the saints, in particular those of the Blessed and Santi Martiri.

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SE LA SANTITÀ È SCISSA DALLA LOTTA CONTRO IL PECCATO, BECOMES PURE GOODNESS philanthropic

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Always the world is full of people who do not believe in God's Word made man, which indeed they deny, and with Him they deny all the truths of faith announced by Christ, but even despite commendable they are addicted to good works, the protection of the needy and the weak, philanthropic activities of various kinds. But they do not love and do not live in charity, while experiencing mundane dimensions of human kindness. That said: If holiness is separated from the struggle against sin that holiness is the first condition, to be mutated in an unspecified human goodness without God and regardless totally from God, here sounded the warning of Christ the Lord:

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"If you love those who love you, what reward have ye? Do not even the publicans? E se date il saluto soltanto ai vostri fratelli, what do ye more? Do not even the Gentiles? Siate voi dunque perfetti come è perfetto il Padre vostro celeste» [Mt 5, 46-48].

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This is the essence of holiness rooted in charity: "Be perfect as your heavenly Father is perfect", not the philanthropic goodness sake of the children of this world. And with this it has been clarified in the first lines which are the great dangers that today may run the same concept of sanctity: It is emptied of Christ to be filled with another, by good deeds for their own sake to social activism, thus making resonate the severe warning: "Do not even the Gentiles?» [Mt 5, 47].

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ASPECTS OF THEOLOGY OF HOLINESS IN THE LIGHT OF THE MYSTERY OF CREATION AND REDEMPTION

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Let's start with the first step: if we place on Sunday at the exit of one of our parish churches increasingly empty and ask the faithful coming out of Mass "What is holiness", "Who are the saints and blesseds", o «perché la Chiesa proclama alcuni uomini e donne Santi e Beati», before the answers that we collect at our discretion decide whether to cry or laugh. Whether you choose to laugh or you choose to cry, However, it should be noted that is not the fault of Christi fideles or what remains of them; the blame lies with certain socio-bishops and certain socio-priests of new generation. Tell yourself it socio-bishops and socio-priests of new generation many have lost flavor to the salt of the earth:

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"You are the salt of the earth; but if the salt have lost his savor, wherewith shall it be salted? Good for nothing but to be thrown out and trampled by men " [cf. Mt 5, 13].

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Unfortunately,, the reality that today shines in the eyes of all is that salt has been turned into cotton candy sold in the rides of luna park, after having lost the memory of harsh words spoken by the Word of God made man:

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«Do not think that I have come to bring peace on Earth; have not come to bring peace, but a sword " [cf. Mt 10, 34].

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Words followed by an invitation-soaked drama that gives us the key to the main gate of holiness in these words:

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"He who does not take his cross and follow me, non è degno di me. Chi avrà trovato la sua vita, will lose it: and whoever loses his life for my sake, You find it " [cf. Mt 10, 38-39].

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How many are the Blessed and Santi which although not martyrs dead, in the course of their lives they have experienced the Christological human and spiritual dimension of Gethsemane and Golgotha, place besides these two there are no other roads to reach the overturned stone of the empty tomb of the resurrected Christ? The Encyclical saving Passion the Holy Father Giovanni Paolo II, the salvific value of suffering [see text WHO], It is also a map that traces precisely the path to holiness. Or someone well acquainted with the real lives of the saints, that they have always been very different with respect to legends of saints by popular iconography, you maybe able to indicate many, whose lives have not been marked by deep suffering inflicted to them, together with untold humiliation often generated from the exercise of the worst human badness?

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With regards the "door", for which it is provided is the way to reach it is the key to open it, God's Word warns us:

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"Enter through the narrow gate, for wide is the gate and broad the way that leads to destruction, and many there be which go in thereat:; How narrow is the gate and narrow the road that leads to life, and few there be that find!» [Mt 7, 13-14].

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Needless to say, walk the narrow way and then pass through the narrow door, It involves hard work, pain and suffering. Now, without disturbing the amazing romance born in recent years by a bad concept and poorly understood announced of love and mercy, finished soon changed both the social common feeling in a sort of "further there is room for everyone", because it might be saved simply an unspecified "love" and a subjective "feel", It remembers that the Word of God in the Holy Gospels uses to dozens of heavy and precise times words like "judgment, punishment, inferno, fire burning, eternal damnation, weeping and gnashing of teeth ... ". And before words so clear there is little to interpret, because the Word of God, speaking through parabolas, often uses the allegorical language consonant with the expressive styles and the cultural customs of.

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but be careful: It is the allegorical parable, They are not allegorical content. anything, the Word of God uses the allegory of the so-called parable to send precise truth of faith who founded the mystery of the Redemption, then to call us to return to our original state of holiness through our struggle and our strong division from sin.

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These truths of faith, Today more than ever should also be announced by resorting to the "sword" and "war" [cf. Mt 10, 34], two elements depicted in allegorical language that aims to make us understand that if on one hand we are called to be "perfect in one" [GV 17, 23], which it is unity in love Christological, in faith and holiness, on the other hand we have to be divided and in constant struggle against sin and against the same proud propagators of sin. Other than meeting in public and indomitable sinners proud of their sin, to schismatics and heretics and saying come on to follow, convinced that we must seek with them and with many other ancòra "what unites us", forgetting for irrational charm all that serious and very dangerous divides and infected, just like in contact with leprosy and the lepers. Or maybe we think, we children of the light, to really be wiser than the children of this world? [cf. LC 16, 8].

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Faced with this last statement the socio-Bishop and the socio-priest reiterate that Jesus Christ and how he approached the lepers, letting touch without any hassle from them. It's true, but it must first be noted that throughout the Old Testament literature leprosy was a sign and symbol of sin and punishment of God. To this was forbidden to approach lepers, not to suffer a double contamination: that of physical illness, who had leprosy, that of spiritual sickness, it was sin. So remember to socio-Bishop ed al socio-priest the leper narrated by the Holy Gospels, aware of his condition, so to speak biblical, it takes courage, He approaches to the Word of God and makes a pure act of faith saying: "Lord, if you want, You can heal me " [Mt 8, 2]. And saying this he implied "Lord you can do everything", "and me, Lord, I believe in you". O is for the case to socio-Bishop ed al socio-priest that the leper is playing approached leprosy pride, pride of leprosy, demanding that he declare that leprosy is wonderful, leprosy is wonderful, that he was about to marry another leper, they would then commissioned with the manufacture of a child to a surrogate mother and that if Jesus Christ was truly merciful as he said he was, he greeted with joy the great human and social value of leprosy, if anything, even calling it love, welcome and includenza?

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At the repentant prostitute, The Word of God says:

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"" Has no one condemned?” Ed essa rispose: "Nobody, Lord ". And Jesus said,: "Neither do I condemn you" » [GV 7, 10-11]. Christ the Lord does not condemn her because she was sincere repentance, who welcomed and under which he welcomes it and forgives, finally dismissing her with a clear warning that should never be forgotten: "will’ and from now on sin no more " [GV 7, 11].

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Or maybe someone is that the Word of God has instead responded: "Daughter, go 'and continues even your own life, because what matters is only what you feel and want, what you want and that consciousness considers fair, because the feeling of personal conscience is above everything " ?

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The socio-Bishop and the socio-priest They could then remind us that Christ the Lord warns us: ' Verily I say: The tax collectors and the prostitutes are entering the kingdom of God " [Mt 21, 31]. It's true, says just that, but it is, however, only the first part of speech, because the texts of the Holy Gospels do not allow neither easy nor comfortable extrapolations cut and paste. No coincidence that the Word of God - without it being misunderstood in this even by a de-constructive mind as Rudolf Bultmann, Father of de-mythologizing of the Holy Gospels - continues immediately following saying and explaining:

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"That John came to you in the way of righteousness, and you did not believe; the tax collectors and the prostitutes believed him instead. You, on the contrary, though she had seen these things, you do not even repent and believe him " [Mt 21, 32].

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Words such that should be very clear: prostitutes and tax collectors believed, they had faith, and above all they have repented. Look instead with certain public, indomitable and proud sinners proud of their sin and tireless of the great speakers “value” Human, social and spiritual sin; or try with unrepentant heretics proud of its serious errors and heresies of their serious what unites, forgetting what irreparable divide, It is one of the worst negatives of holiness in itself and of itself and all the way to holiness given to man by the Divine Father in the creation of the world, offered by the Divine Son through the mystery of the Incarnation of the Word of God made man, donated through thanksgivings, since the Sacraments, from the Divine Holy Spirit, who proceeds from the Father and the Son. Needless to say: look for what unites us with aggregations and people who have even abolished the ministerial priesthood and most of the sacraments of grace, It would be like trying with a terrorist who placed bombs to blow up buildings inhabited by civilians, the best way to protect civil housing and internal security of its inhabitants, convinced that what matters is to try terrorist bomb with what unites us and not what divides us.

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Let us now turn to the second point: holiness understood as element inherent in man as a part of the mystery of creation, until the entry into the world scene of the original sin, It still does not prevent to become saints or, if you prefer, to return to our original natural state of holiness. To prove that man was created holy is the same form in which he was created:

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"And God said,: "Let us make man in our image, our likeness, and have dominion over the fish of the sea and over the birds of the sky, the cattle, over all the earth and over every creeping thing that creeps on the earth ". God created man in his image; in the image of God he created him; male and female he created them. God blessed them and said to them,: "Be fruitful and multiply, fill the earth; and have dominion over the fish of the sea, the birds of the air and over every living thing, that moves upon the earth ' " [GN 1, 26-28].

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You are created in the image and likeness of God, it means to be created saints. For man, originally, He did not know pain, suffering, disease and decay, but most did not know death, that was not an invention of man but of God. Invention understood as a result of his rebellion against the Creator, through which he has altered the divine and perfect harmony of creation, thus leaving the offspring of mankind a corrupt nature as a consequence of original sin, it is good to remember it is not a sin we committed, but we will sent, that we inherited.

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The narrative of the "fall of man" It is contained in Chapter III of Genesis. The language used is that of figurative images, and through the allegorical story tells of a primordial event really happened the beginning of time. È bene pertanto ricordare che il peccato originale è un fatto realmente accaduto, It is neither a metaphor or an allegory. Tempted by Evil, the man left to die in himself his trust in God the Creator [CF. GN 3,1-11]; and making use completely distorted the great gift of freedom and free will, disobeys and rebels against God. By sinning in this way, man has put before himself to God, choosing himself in place of God and against God. Created and formed in a state of sanctity, the man was destined to be fully "divinized" by God in glory. however, armature in error by the Evil, after having freely chosen the road of error has wanted to be "like God" [cf. GN 3,5], But "without God, before God, not according to God " [cf. St. Maximus the Confessor, free Ambiguorum. PG 91, 1156]. So if the original sin marks the loss in man of innate holiness and justice resulting in the transmission of a corrupt nature to men originally from this sin, the man who sanctifies is the one who comes back to its original state primordial, as such was created by God [cf. Catechism of the Catholic Church, NN. 385-412].

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All the Old Testament, the Books of the Prophets and the Psalms Saints, contain numerous reminders and invitations to holiness, but among all the more clear and comprehensive is to come directly from the mouth of God to Patriarca:

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"The Lord said to Moses,: “Parla a tutta la comunità degli Israeliti e ordina loro: Be holy, why me, the Lord, your God, I am holy ' " [Lev 19, 1-2].

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All this confirms that holiness is born with the beginning of time man, is born neither the New Testament nor with the establishment of the current Congregation for the Causes of Saints.

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ADVENT CHRISTIAN ERA AND BLESSED MARTYRS

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Through the incarnation of God's Word, what will be called "experience of Christian faith" is built and is based on the mystery of the Resurrection of Christ, as he explains very clearly the Blessed Apostle Paul:

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« […] if Christ has not been raised, then empty is our preaching is in vain and your faith " [The Cor 15, 14].

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At this foundation of faith But it comes through the sacrificial death of Christ sacrificed on the cross as the Lamb of God who washes the sin of the world [cf. GV 1,29; 1,36]. The image of the cross is on its way early in the Old Testament, Heritage preparatory to the New Testament, through the biblical story of the snake of Moses:

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"Then the people came to Moses and said,: "We have sinned, for we have spoken against the Lord and against you; pray to the Lord that he take away the serpents from us ". Mosè pregò per il popolo. Il Signore disse a Mosè: "Make a fiery serpent, and set it on a; anyone, after being bitten and looks, resterà in vita”. Mosè allora fece un serpente di rame e lo mise sopra l’asta; if a serpent bit any man, when he beheld the serpent of brass, he lived ' [Nm 21, 7-9].

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The deliverance from death, or rather from poisoning caused by sin, He happened if you looked at the serpent lifted, thus showing a clear sign of faith towards that symbol of salvation. The raising of Christ spotless lamb on the cross and in the footsteps toward the resurrection is sacrificial instrument of salvation and deliverance from sin for all humanity. For Christ is God himself who approached his passion says: "When I am lifted up from the earth, I will draw all men to myself " [GV 12,32]. And this will happen and it happened because as narrates the Blessed Apostle Paul Hymn contained in the Letter addressed to the people of Philippi, the Incarnate Word of God is the One who had "emptied" and "humiliated" until death on the cross [Within 2, 5-11].

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That God is a work of Christ's saving and sanctifying, that from all the rows of the Holy Gospels reminds us of the ways of sanctity. As a result, the sacrificial model of Christ led the very first jew-gesuani and shortly after Christians to identify holiness with the supreme sacrifice: the martyrdom. All the early saints of the early Church were in fact martyrs killed in hatred of the faith during the various persecution. In the first three centuries and over the life of the Church, It was not even thinkable to be able to proclaim the holy one who did not die a martyr. Only after many years, the fifth-century thresholds, canonized the first saint not die a martyr, the holy Bishop Martin of Tours [Sabaria 316 – Candes 397].

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Those who proclaimed CERTAIN SAINTS AND BLESSED YESTERDAY, ABOUT LI PROCLAMATION TODAY

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Long and complex historically, theological and juridical It would just summarize the evolution of the concept of holiness and of the ways in which the Church has made over the centuries to canonize saints. Just start by saying that the distinction between saints and blessed, today commonly understood as a kind of first degree and second degree, It comes to life after the year Thousand, even if only in the sixteenth century, as we shall see, It will be defined with a clear distinction. This will impact on both the procedures and the cult of saints and blessed himself.

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For centuries, Saints or Blessed say it was a different way to express and show the same thing. This is easily derived from the liturgical texts of the Mass, both in the Latin ones that in many of those translated into the various national languages. Example: in the liturgical tradition it is customary to ask the Blessed Virgin Mary, which is conferred the title of Most Holy, or to the Blessed Apostles and Martyrs, which they are all Saints. And yet, For centuries, It turned to certain figures both with the title of that blessed with that of holy, without any distinction of rank.

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More delicate and complex the question about who, for centuries it has made the canonizations. Let's start from the beginning: what today we call canonizations, nei primi secoli della cristianità erano frutto della The voice of the people, che quando era universale era riconosciuta come vox Dei. Today the whole no longer takes place, indeed in many respects it can be even unthinkable. We all remember that during the funeral funeral of Pope John Paul II was taken up the cry praising "Santo subito!», preceded and followed by performances by some billboards erected in St. Peter's Square and already designed and written in advance in Poland. The Church did not recognize, however, all as vox Dei expressed by means of The voice of the people. His beatification process, then canonization, They were both very short, in my opinion too: the opening of the beatification process took place on 28 June 2005 the beatification on May 1 2011 after less than six years, everything after the initial dispensation granted by Pope Benedict XVI in derogation from the rule that provides for the expiry of five years from the death of the trial opening. The canonization took place three years later, the 27 April 2014.

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I would point out that at issue is not the the reputation of holiness and the heroic virtues that led Pope John Paul II to be first beatified and then canonized, but the process of its first and its second process. Therefore, anyone asked me in the past, and those who followed today asking questions about it, I am used to say that it would be advisable not to open the process of beatification of the Popes until after thirty years after their death. The processes of beatification of Popes can not be equated to a process for so-called "simple" and "linear" as that which led to the beatification and then the canonization a simple figure in its disarming and striking sanctity as Santa Maria Goretti or as Mother Teresa of Calcutta. Compared to all other candidates for beatification, the processes of the Supreme Pontiffs imply and enclose well other objective and substantial complexity, linked in part to the uniqueness of the ministry who have played in the Church, followed by many complex circumstances, sometimes very special, in which they have exercised the Christian virtues. To this is then unite the multiplicity of responsibilities and decisions that have had to take, if anything, even in very delicate historical periods, solid showing on the fundamental theological virtues and the cardinal virtues, among which prudence, in any lack or deficiency of which we can not even talk about justice, fortitude and temperance, because prudence holding the other three cardinal virtues, St. Thomas Aquinas soles fact define it: «The directive moral […] motor morality […] driver's virtues» [cf. sum theology I-II 21, and 2; 58, 2 to 4; III, 85 3 to 4]. It would therefore be appropriate to, but especially cautious, that the Roman Pontiffs beatification processes require it a lot more investigation, especially more careful investigations. So in all cases, but especially for the Roman Pontiffs processes, it would be good not intervene now with a dispensation from the five years since the death required for the opening of the trial, then with the dispensation from the historical stage, then with a dispensation from the required miracle and so to follow.

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The last Pope canonized before St. John Paul II was St. Pius X, d. 1914, He beatified thirty-seven years after his death by the Venerable Servant of God Pius XII in 1951 and the same canonized three years later in 1954, exactly forty years after his death.

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Today even a layman among the most ignorant of Catholic affairs is knowledgeable about the fact that to elevate to the glories of the altars of the Blessed and the Saints is the Supreme Pontiff through a specific Congregation of the Holy See, the Congregation for the Causes of Saints. It is indeed the Holy See that the procedure is entirely centralized, after that in the diocese where the candidate for beatification lived and died the bishop of the place he will have instructed the first diocesan process. Successfully completed the process taught in the so-called diocesan phase, the documents will be sent to Rome, where it will begin the Roman trial stage, that first of all determine whether there are elements in order to proceed; if there are, It will commence the process expected to arrive at the proclamation of Blessed, or the canonization of Blessed who will become holy. In the first and in the second case, or if we prefer in the first and second degree, also changed the concept of worship, because while the Beati is a local cult linked to a particular place or diocese, that of the Saints is a cult extended to the whole universal Church. Especially changes the very nature of the act, and in all formal but substantial form. Indeed, unlike the beatification, the canonization implies a verdict of infallible teaching, which we will be discussed in more detail below.

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The procedure wentest today was not for this centuries. In the past, proclaimed saints and blesseds - which as we explained back were two different expressions but entirely equivalent -, They proceeded the bishops of the dioceses. That said let's try to imagine what may have happened in some dioceses and at certain times not really happy in the history of the Church, for example between the centuries IX and XI, in the years in which it is also happened to find themselves as Roman Pontiff a carefree young man of eighteen years, this was John XII, born Octavius ​​of Tusculum. Simply said,: if certain powerful families were able to elect the Roman Pontiff a boy eighteen, with as much ease any could be able to proclaim their ancestors blessed or saints from certain bishops complacent? Then, when in certain historical periods, or Blessed Saints were very close to the prestige of the local Churches, and reflecting the political power, imagine how certain dioceses or certain powerful families gareggiassero to those who had a higher number of saints and blesseds. All this could add another: considering that simony dates back to the first apostolic times, a fortiori it is also good to ask if the proclamation of certain Blessed and Saints made by some bishops, often more political figures pastoral, not concurred by-case basis as well simony. And since none of these times must be taken for granted, It remembers what is simony, condemned by the Ecumenical Councils of the Church from the second canon of the Council of Chalcedon of the year 451. The term simony, used to indicate the purchase of spiritual goods, ecclesiastical and dignity of various kinds of favors through exchanges of money or other materials goods, It comes from Simon Magus, a character narrated in Acts [cf. At 8, 18-24]. Simon Magus was a Samaritan miracle worker who converted to Christianity who wished to increase its power, al punto da offrire al Beato Apostolo Pietro del denaro, asking to receive in return the miraculous powers granted by the Holy Spirit. Hard and severe, in response, It was the reproach of the Blessed Apostle Peter.

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It clarified that simony overlooks the scene from the first apostolic times, albeit with total failure, since in that case the other party was the Blessed Apostle Peter, and no other characters in the story that will follow, it is legitimate to ask: how can they have proceeded certain bishops for several centuries in proclaiming blessed or saints? Unfortunately, history is not always generous, especially where documents without it easy denied the exploits of subjects who were far from having even one of holiness and vague pallor. As history has finally documented that certain venerated Blessed and Saints have not really ever existed, ahead of all San Giorgio, or that others were not, but true duplicates of other saints and saints to whom the name was changed to be able to introduce in other cities and countries such as Blessed and Saints own, creating stories and legends about them that they could adapt to that specific location and Civil Society.

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The literary hilarity expressed by Giovanni Boccaccio in his exhaustive novel dedicated to Friar Cipolla, unfortunately very real. It is indeed a fact conclusively: when the distances up to centuries before huge and passable only for the few and rich elected were reduced gradually, It is finished with the discovery that many blessed and saints were especially venerated of bodies and skeletal structures you exceptional. With trascorrer the centuries and the reduction of those who were once long and almost impassable distances, They have come to light and Blessed Saints with fifty fingers scattered around the city reliquaries and middle European countries; Beati e Santi con dieci gambe dalle quali erano stati estratti per i reliquiari cento frammenti di ossa … altro che la reliquia de «la penna dell’agnolo Gabriello» fall during the announcement given to the Blessed Virgin Mary and exhibited in triumph by Friar Cipolla an audience of illiterate peasants of the countryside remained stunned speechless! In conclusion, if church discipline today stipulates that the relics are to be authenticated, certificate, packaged and sealed, a reason must be their own, as recently he explained an expert canonist of the Congregation for the Causes of Saints, making it clear that we must avoid "new forms of simony in the Global Market", and introducing these precise words the Instruction of the Congregation for the Causes of Saints of authenticity and preservation of relics [L'Osservatore Romano, 16.12.2017: The relics in the Church, Education presentation of the Congregation for the Causes of Saints by Mons. Robert J. Sarno, readable document WHO].

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Soprassediamo consequently the number of nails with which Jesus Christ was nailed to the cross, or on the cross itself, When he had to say because someone: If all of the Holy Cross relics were authentic, Our Lord Jesus Christ was crucified and nailed above the trees of an entire forest. And, about the Holy Cross, suffice it to refer to golden legend narrated by Blessed Jacopo da Voragine [1228-1298], Latin name of today's Ligurian town of Varazze. He, Dominican friar who was then Archbishop of Genoa [1292-1298], this golden legend He takes it in turn by other authors. The Blessed Bishop returns and tells Elena [248-329], mother of Emperor Constantine the Great, after his conversion to Christianity came on pilgrimage to Jerusalem, dove a distanza di circa quasi tre secoli dalla crocifissione chiese alle autorità locali se conoscevano il luogo nel quale si trovava la Croce della Passione di Cristo. No one knew, unless a man named Judah, who he was forced to reveal it by resorting to harsh measures. Then he proceeded to dig in the place indicated by the earth and extracted three crosses were then exposed in the square of Jerusalem. But not knowing which of the three was to Christ the Lord, Now as the road he was moving a funeral procession, Judah suggested to put three crosses on the corpse carried to the burial. Laying aside the body on the cross first, nothing happened, just as the second, but when it was finally deposed above the third dead revived, and in this way he identified which of the three was the cross on which Christ was crucified Lord. Besides the croce, it is known that at almost three hundred years later, This pious Christian now known as St. Helena, he found all the right things in the right place; almost as if God was Christ died and rose again the week before. While it was always the same Judas who during these searches, and all with extraordinary success ended rigor, ritrovò anche i chiodi della crocifissione.

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To leave the gold legends they can also cause us to smile, the great merit of St. Helena is to have commenced in ancient Judea to historical research very well designed and organized through which, retracing the spaces of the life of Christ the Lord, through research and excavations identified sites and royal buildings and not at the legendary, then proceeding to the protection of authentic artifacts and the erection of churches in places that were real theater of the life of Christ God. In doing so, Helena followed the stories of the Holy Gospels, perhaps demonstrating first the foundation of their historicity to all those theologians, Catholics and non-Catholics, Today put it quietly in doubt, without any Ecclesiastical Authority cares that much to question the orthodoxy of these theologians.

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We wanting to add the body of the relics of the saint's brother Lord Christ, martyred more than two thousand years ago, John the Baptist. Incidentally: Today the Baptist would be shown in the degree of kinship as a cousin of Christ the Lord, but in Judea the time the cousins ​​were identified as brothers [cf. MC 3,31-34; Mt 12,46-50; LC 8,19]. The relics of St. John the Baptist are currently scattered across twenty-four Catholic churches. But there are also other relics of his body preserved in the Great Mosque of the Umayyads in the City of Cairo and Egyptian Copt at the monastery of St. Macarius. Many other relics of St. John the Baptist were kept in Constantinople before the fall and its socket by the Mohammedans, others seem to be scattered in various Orthodox monasteries. In a Monza church it keeps a lock of his hair, while in Genoa it retains the plate on which his head would have been deposited after the decapitation.

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Tra this kind of amazing relics, can we forget the milk relic of the Blessed Virgin Mary preserved in a phial in the Collegiate Church of Arezzo Montevarchi? Moreover it is a relic fitted around the XII-XIII century of a precise explanation: "The milk was spilled unintentionally by Mater Dei in a cave before the flight into Egypt of the Holy Family ". About that, Friar Bernardino of Siena, later saint and Doctor of the Church, in one of his fiery sermons warned against superstition, false relics and their unfair market; and citing its milk relic of the Blessed Virgin Mary thundered:

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"It is who you want, I say you do not like these things to God these. O, the milk of the Virgin Mary; or women, where you are? And likewise you, able men, vedestene mai? You know you should be showing for relics: v'aviate not faith, elli what a it is not true: elli it finds but in many places! Keep that is spurred not true. Maybe she was a cow the Virgin Mary, she had her milk lassato, how loose the beasts, you lassano mugnare? I have this opinion, I believe myself that she had much milk neither more nor less, enough that Bochina Jesu Christ blessed " [San Bernardino of Siena - Devotions Hypocritical. in: Baldi. Novellette and moral examples of St. Bernardino of Siena, 1916].

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If Giovanni Boccaccio merely being ironic devising the story of Friar Cipolla, Friar Bernardino of Siena, instead become saint and Doctor of the Church, to the extent it was rather hard and severe as ever dared to be the author of Novelle bawdy, who just only to the exercise of an elegant literary irony entirely appropriate to the facts of the time.

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Maybe, from Simon Magus up to repeated condemnations made by the Councils of the Church on the shameful sin of simony, it would be to ask: behind this, we are sure that there was generosity and genuine love and veneration for the Blessed and Saints, proclaimed in those now distant past by many bishops so more and crystal clear penalty? Or that there were devout veneration of their relics, so entirely free from cheating and mercimoni of money?

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To be honest, which over the centuries something did not work the right way is proved by the way in which numerous Blessed and Saints were made to disappear Motu Proprio Blessed by Pope Paul VI with the Apostolic Letter The Paschal Mystery [cf. readable text WHO]. With this document was in fact approved the new liturgical law, deleting from the universal calendar of the Church those saints for which the ecclesiastical scholars fed from time to serious doubts about their historical existence. And then, in mild and painless expression on "reasonable doubt about their historical existence ', Also enclosed were certainly those numerous Blessed and Saints fruit of years not really serene and happy of the Holy Church of Christ; Saints and blessed of ancient times which is good not remember their real historical existence, together with that of the local bishops who proclaimed them Blessed and Saints. That's why, despite the facts, we would like to say that the many saints and blessed withdrawn from the calendar have not been eliminated for a rethinking of the Church that past centuries has made them fall into oblivion, because such a thing by the Church mater et magistra it would not be unthinkable! Better to explain this at some point, The Church, He acted in this way to appropriate and necessary pastoral and liturgical criteria. Criteria that I accept and do my, but it remained closely linked to what the expert has given us the Holy Father Leo XIII:

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"The historian of the Church will be more effective in bringing about the divine origin, superior to any concept of purely earthly and natural order, how much more will have been faithful in not conceal any evidence that the mistakes of his children, and sometimes even his own ministers, They have undergone through the centuries in this bride of Christ. Designed in this way, the history of the Church, by itself alone, It constitutes a magnificent and convincing demonstration of the truth of Christianity and divinity " [Apostolic Letter to the Clergy of France, Since the day, 1899, Original text in Italian WHO].

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In the twelfth century, The Pope Urban II It gave impetus to a centralization of beatification and canonization processes. Question: It is not by accident that caused him also to prevent serious abuses of the local bishops? In the sixteenth century, Pope Sixtus V created the Congregation of Rites that was responsible for the beatification and canonization processes, while at the same arc of a century the Pope Urban VIII enlarged and in its own way made even more rigid the procedure, but most of all he created the clear distinction that now runs between beatification and canonization. The rest is recent history, on which it is not appropriate to linger, because they would require a deepening of encyclopedic treatises, while the purpose of this paper, After some brief explanations of theological, historical and legal, It is to talk about the end of anything ...

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THE CAUSES OF BEATIFICATION AND CANONIZATION: THE FIGURE OF Postulator

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To the causes of the saints I have been interested for years, and this pious profession I was introduced during the years of my formation for the priesthood and then after ancòra followed by two undisputed masters except headed for four decades a general postulation. Over the years and our long talks, i due insigni postulatori mi insegnarono anzitutto a non “fall in love” mai della figura per la quale si è ricevuto il mandato dalla parte attrice che ha promossa la causa, because the postulator is not called to be a "blind love" and is required to be him first Impartial. Certain forms of “blind infatuation” take away the necessary critical lucidity and damage work. And then, After the beatification or canonization, the postulator may also become the first of the righteous among the most devout of the Blessed or the Holy, but after, when the Church will have sealed it all with the formula of definition [cf. To defend the faith, text WHO]. This pace of the late and great ecclesiologist Brunero Gherardini [1925-2017], which in my opinion has played so much intelligent and dangerous on the concept of Canonization and infallibility [see his article in question, WHO], obviously leading to his time so deep motivations as brilliant, worthy in all respects of intelligence above the rows as its, because with men and priests-theologians of such stature, It might not be in agreement and discuss, but always saving the estimate and above all that we are brothers among us priests in divine parental through the redeeming blood of Christ God. The late Brunero Gherardini, of which I do not share many things, including several dangerous thoughts, It was undoubtedly one of our last great horses purebred, to say nothing of his holiness of life.

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To clarify the role of postulator to those who are not particularly versed in certain ecclesial dynamics and ecclesiastical, you could say that the postulator is a bit 'comparable to a lawyer, obviously with all due distinction of case. The Roman postulator, postulator or credited to the Congregation for the Causes of Saints, It is instead one that continues the lawsuit to the competent department of the Holy See, ed è più o meno equiparabile ad un patrocinante presso la Suprema corte di cassazione. Il postulatore ha l’obbligo morale solennemente giurato sui Santi Vangeli di non omettere dal porre in luce lui per primo i motivi di eventuale ostacolo alla causa, he can not be silent nor conceal, perché se sussistono deve anzi evidenziarli.

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What does not remain silent, do not hide and nothing to omit exercise of the office of postulator? I will try to explain it with an example very exhaustive: quando ai miei due formatori si pensò di affidare il processo di beatificazione di Paolo VI, proprio loro che questo Pontefice lo avevano ben conosciuto e ne erano stati stretti collaboratori, eleven o'clock raised questions to be resolved before proceeding to instruct the Roman phase of the process of beatification. In response,, a well-known gentleman College of Cardinals, scenting that could open a long and complex process, as is the practice should be especially for a Roman Pontiff, and especially for one who lived historians difficult years of Paul VI, he caused that all end up in the hands, so to speak more malleable. Narrating what I get out that we are talking about canonical procedures and documented facts, non di gossip clerical from so-called Vatican Laundry. But above all we are not talking about the sanctity of Blessed Pope Paul VI canonized in October this year 2018 With deep joy of the undersigned, indeed I may add that if it were in my power I would have proclaimed holy martyr. But on this subject I refer to my study in preparation for the martyrdom of blood, the martyrs, and the white martyrdom, instead tied, this second, figures that can go from San Benedetto Menni, martyred for a lifetime, until the upcoming Holy Pontiff Paul VI, different but equally martyred in the whole course of the last ten years of his pontificate august.

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In dedicate to the postulation for the Causes of Saints, always doing great treasure the teachings received from my wise trainers, reading the writings sometimes very numerous and complex of certain candidates for the beatification and the canonization, I first tried to verify if among them there were any conceptual errors and doctrinal or theological expressions incorrect. And when it came to figures of ecclesiastical places in roles of government or the founders or superiors of religious institutions, I tried to see if inconsistencies emerged in their government's actions, imprudence and spirit of partiality; so the way they acted and reacted before certain difficulties, especially in the face to those misunderstandings, jealousy, betrayals and acts of persecution that almost always characterize the lives of saints and blesseds, unless it is of children saints or holy teenagers just like Blessed Imelda and San Luigi Gonzaga, or like the little shepherds of Fatima San Francisco Marto and Jacinta Marto Santa.

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I never said or ever will say that certain figures object of my study and work are the holy men and women, why do not I'll canonize but the Church, peraltro col ricorso ad una precisa formula che implica nella canonizzazione l’esercizio del magistero infallibile di cosiddetto secondo grado [oltre alla già citata To defend the faith see also paragraph. 6 of this document WHO]; an exercise of infallible teaching within which are enclosed all my past and affectionate theological quarrels with late Brunero Gherardini.

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BEFORE THE ALLEGED THE MIRACLES POSTULATOR MUST BE AS BETWEEN Skeptics Skeptic, IF YOU WANT TO MAKE A REALLY GOOD SERVICE

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When I studied the miracles some attributed to the intercession of Blessed or Saints, I always reminded myself that I had to be the first skeptic among skeptics. Repeatedly, some postulators ch'ebbero telling me: "At last we had the miracle!». I always answered: "Your task is not to rejoice for an alleged miracle everything to ensure, but check first if you really authentic, before the relevant documentation is submitted to the Congregation and not least also examined by the Medical Board members'.

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In a detached way and suspicious piously I always studied, Document your document, referto clinico su referto clinico, se poteva esserci anche qualche piccola cosa che non tornasse, but especially if there could be a scientific explanation to this and a possible chance of future scientific explanation. For this I know and are now on friendly ties with many clinicians and scientists internationally accredited, because several times I addressed to them by raising questions and doubts about certain inexplicable cures, finally putting his mind at rest only when some signal clinician, if anything, far from being a believer and a life for nothing marked on the Christian virtues, He debuted with huge surprise by these terms:

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"If the medical records and all reports she introduces me are authentic, I can only tell you that there is no possible scientific explanation. It can be that in the near or distant future tumor cure is no longer even necessary, because its onset is prevented by administration of a vaccine in childhood. but today, like the rest tomorrow, a tumor with widespread metastases found and diagnosed, It can not disappear without a trace overnight ".

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If I am dealing with this, a sacred monster of Neurology I asked - which by the way is not even a Catholic -, examined the medical records and all related documents presented to me has finally responded:

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"A person who falls ill for six and a half meters tall beating the head and which has twice been declared brain dead, He can not leave the hospital after three weeks walking on their own feet without having reported the least serious permanent neurological damage resulting in partial or total disability, with the possible loss of use of the word and memory and so to follow ".

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And yet, in front of this case, far from cry "miracle!”, consulted before two neurologists, then a third of large and established fame. And in the present them with the case lay this very question:

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"When it comes to the human brain tend to be reluctant in stating that there is no scientific explanation, because the neuro-scientists claim that as regards its potential resources, the human brain remains for much more to explore and learn. Therefore, before a patient that has been declared twice brain death, Finally back at home on his legs without any damage after three weeks in the hospital, I ask: in a near or distant future, there may be a scientific explanation?».

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Come ho già riportato at the beginning di questo discorso, two neurologists and a luminary considered a sacred monster of neurology have replied exhaustively no. The so-called sacred monster then reiterated further:

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"Nothing is ruled out, may also be that tomorrow, before overtaken brain dead neuroscience able to have means and techniques to resume the patient, but today and tomorrow, in the absence of techniques and innovative treatments that are distant from all of them come, a severely accident stated twice brain dead can not stand up on his legs and back home after three weeks without having reported at least of serious permanent damage ".

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BLESSED AND SAINTS IN RACE, BLESSED ARE CAUTIOUS AND SAINTS IN WAITING: THE CASE OF FATHER LÉON DEHON ACCUSED OF ANTI-SEMITISM. THE PROBLEM OF SAINTS WHO HAVE FAVORED THE HARASSMENT OF OTHER SAINTS: THE CASE OF THE HOLY FATHER PIO PIETRELCINA AND THE HOLY FATHER JOHN XXIII

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I explained that so far the worst service that can be rendered to a cause of beatification or canonization, in a particular way by the postulator, is to get caught up in emotional passion and quell'innamoramento more or less irrational that will lead to making inevitable and disservice to the cause, for the highest good of which it is necessary to always maintain lucidity, but above all it is never lost the critical spirit, which it must be raised to the same extent in which the figure is treated really very interesting. But there is also another very important thing, in which it is good to never fall: haste, wanting as soon as the proclamation of the Blessed or the Holy. It is not said that a blessed or a saint is always feasible as a model in the times we live in the present. It can often happen that even before the fact and work performed, if anything, even so egregious and meticulous, it would be prudent to wait to present to the Congregation all documentation. And this is called prudence, the first virtue that must be observed in the candidates for beatification and canonization, but which must also characterize the work of the postulator.

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As long before his death, several times, the late Cardinal Carlo Caffara and I, we mutually regretted the enormous difficulties was presenting the diocesan phase of the cause of beatification of a pious friar and priest, dead even forties to early nineties of the twentieth century after previously offered their lives for the liberation of his native country from the grip of Communism. But, as it is known at both the historical and socio-ecclesial, more quarrelsome priests are brothers. And then, if through a large number of Position on life, virtues and reputation of holiness drawn up for the beatification and canonization, we want to touch first-hand what the creatures who come to inflict the worst suffering and in the most cruel ways, just go in women's religious communities, because the exercise of nastiness many nuns were so cruel as insurmountable. And, "Thank you" paradoxically wickedness and cruelty of certain religious, in the Register of Sante we could enter in the course of the centuries many extraordinary women names, some of which also proclaimed Doctors of the Church.

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Cardinal Carlo Caffara, who he was also a member of the Congregation for the Causes of Saints and he opened the diocesan phase of the process at the time that it was Archbishop of Bologna, and I, I've got to study this great and beautiful figure, we had very clear both the extraordinary scope of this pious Friar and Priest, equivalent to the theological talent to a novel of the twentieth century St. Thomas Aquinas, and at the same time also provided with great skills on the human plane, pastoral, educational and pedagogical. And yet, the same general postulation of his Order, now ready to lose valuable time and money just as valuable to promote even totally improbable processes, has shown no intention of any carry forward this true giant of faith and theology.

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This just described is another of the multiple and painful faces of the causes of Santi processes, often victims of jealousy life of ostracism and persecution of men, then again sometimes be victims, even after deaths, of superficiality and foolishness of men who shun the sanctity where shines, to go to seek holiness, where if anything just is not there, but where, however, the lack of holiness makes the news and the social trend that almost always makes noise, turning the spotlight of the footlights about who certain processes promoted them and the postulator that brings them forward.

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Those are the facts and finished processes, with a lot of established and recognized miracles, lying in the archives of the Department waiting that we can proceed to the ceremony of beatification or canonization? Let's take a striking case: once the process of beatification of Father Léon Dehon [1843-1925] and it determined that the beatification ceremony will be held on 24 April 2005 in St. Peter's Square, it happened that some Jewish Communities, but rather circles belonging to the Zionist Movement, They turned to its heavy load of anti-Semitism. It is first of all the accusations played on parole de-contextualized historical scope, social and political; and we all know how such extrapolations end up by giving life to non-existent accusations. Father Léon if you took it several times with entrepreneurs and industrialists who exploited the workers and labor of children and also children, as well as with the bankers. And then, though some of them were rich and wealthy Jews, this is irrelevant, for the Father Léon did not take the Jews, but with entrepreneurs, industrialists and bankers. He also wrote several articles on the Catholic newspaper The cross, which moves in the share Judaism of the charges that should never be separated from the specific historical and political context of those years. Thus, a fixed ceremony, after he had proceeded to the establishment and the full recognition of the miracle that occurred through the intercession of the "terrible anti-Semitic" Father Leon Dehon, The beatification was postponed without having another date.

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All those who are already glorified in the Communion of Saints the triumphant Church of the Heavenly Jerusalem, it is said to be glorified on this delicate and complex land of our poor and Santa visible Church, always more weakly militant. Therefore if necessary, Blessed and Saints are also carefully protected, avoiding that end up stored in some closet waiting for appropriate best times, if anything, after a chorus of protests raised by worthy people, in addition to not believe in holiness and the recognition of holiness by the Catholic Church, still consider Christ a fraud upon which other impostors have invented and then spread the big lie of his resurrection, while claiming and demanding to exercise at the same time the right to command and enforce rules in the home of others [I refer on this issue to my video lessons: The ancient falsehood of the Jews on the resurrection of Christ, WHO, by the minute 26 to follow it is also cited the case of Father Léon Dehon].

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And if someone wants to coolly examine and polished the way certain Jewish circles They howled in protest, it would be enough just to ask this: how long shakers of these same circles were well aware of those expressions and the words written by Father Leon in the French daily The cross? There are Jewish institutions specialized for decades in the search for and find expressions of anti-Semitism; institutions benefiting among other large grants and funds and who are able to bring out even accusations often improbable that leave enjoy the actual process of intentions. Well, How come, instead of lifting protests when the trial opened in 1952, or during the several decades in which the long process was underway for over forty years, the able also skilled hunters in the vaguest sighs antisemitic real or imagined, they expected that the date was set for the beatification ceremony 24 April 1995? Very simple reason: the modern Sanhedrin wanted to show all his strength and show the world that it was enough a protest to push back the Church from an already established act and a ceremony originally set to seal the act. Unfortunately,, ecclesiastics of those years, instead of understanding this game, they bent their heads and readily granted the request satisfaction, thus showing that a simple public shred of clothes from the new Kaifa the modern Sanhedrin could induce the Ecclesiastical Authority to recede publicly, demonstrating what eventually wanted to prove: to be the most influential of Christ Church and to be able if necessary to such an extent affect up to forbid her to proceed to an already fixed ceremony of beatification. Or if anyone has any other explanation to be given to this story? But above all, I come to reiterate: as we do with the proven and fully recognized miracle occurred through the intercession of Father Léon? It may be that in 1958, through the intercession of a "dangerous anti-Semitic", a Brazilian worker 48 year old, not operated for time due to a serious problem to the peritoneum, to which they were given a few hours to live after a delayed action implemented and considered for this 'incomplete and uncertain', be healed overnight? [cf. Historical Summary of the progress of the cause, the. 7, see WHO]. For the Church it is more important to a proven miracle, and she herself publicly acknowledged, or is it more important to a protest by the modern Sanhedrin?

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In the various stages of the process of Padre Pio, and in particular in the historical phase, there was instead very bulky to handle various figures, not least complex and not always pleasant person of Father Agostino Gemelli, that towards the Capuchin Friar openly showed to be neither a scientist nor a man of Christian charity, but inclined to act motivated by personal dislike and irrational prejudices and emotional-humoral; serious thing for everyone, but especially for a religious, for a priest and a specialist in psychological sciences. In the style and psychology of twins she persisted then also an element for nothing to be underestimated: the element of cruelty, likely with inner pleasure that the psychology of the sadist in inflicting pain on others, be they human or animal. Among other things it suffices to say that he used to catch the cats for unlikely and unnecessary scientific experiments, then subjecting them to authentic torture. As the cries of the cats that was drilled skull were really heartbreaking, This good son of St. Francis of Assisi, such was the sadistic vivisector Father Agostino Gemelli, before the severed his vocal cords so did not disturb us with their screams of pain, then if anything, during those free operations and scientifically useless torture, perhaps as a good Franciscan even sang: «Laudato they, I’ Lord, cum tucte the creature kills» [cf. St. Francis of Assisi, Canticle of the Sun].

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The Father Agostino Gemelli, which it was a strong accusing the Holy Cappuccino, But it was not an accusing any, because in addition to the great reputation he enjoyed at the time, His name was linked to a large hospital and a Catholic university foundation, it was not so easy and easy to say and admit that this Franciscan Friar Minor contained in its multifaceted complexity also the characteristics of very unpleasant person, with due respect for its foundations.

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More delicate yet the figure of Pope John XXIII, today Santo, which Padre Pio had never liked since the twenties of the twentieth century; despite never having known, despite not having us never spoken and never having traded with him even a short message epistolary. In some notes penned in 1960 from the hand of the future Holy Pontiff, Padre Pio of Pietrelcina is he referred to as "anime disaster ', "Immense deception", "Tow idol». Simply said,: with some pull correction and much sweetened phrasebook, the story linked to the bulky figure of the Father Agostino Gemelli, celebrated as a scientist and founder of two major works, It could be buffered, if anything, with one of those ecclesiastical pieces which are always of the same worst tearing, if we consider that on certain pages of the Holy Gospels are trained in this regard: "No one puts a piece of new cloth on an old garment, perché il rattoppo squarcia il vestito e si fa uno strappo peggiore» [LC 9, 16]. How then to solve a similar problem and not faint, before the figure of a Pope which was in full progress at the time the process of beatification? Very simple: as later it will happen for another Holy Pontiff, John Paul II - of which below narrate in detail an act other than but similar -, it was determined that John XXIII was deceived by false informants and various people who stravolsero the facts presented to him. Obviously not all the Blessed and Saints can own - if anything just by virtue of their own holiness -, the hypersensitivity that almost always characterizes their psychologies, up to bring them to the development of special introspective capacity and immediate analysis, Do not bring up the quality of foresight and various other gifts to follow. Even though we must realize - and we take place peacefully -, that just certain Saints can be easily deceived and misled in their judgments, perhaps even more than others, although not at all holy, the lie and the liar subodorano him instead of away. Well: given that the heroic virtues never asked for perfection and also place the lives of the blessed and the saints, that however remain virtuous in every human case, It is also often been marked by serious errors, I wonder: it cost just as much to the masters of clerical correct admit that Padre Pio of Pietrelcina, by Pope John XXIII, represented in part a nagging idea, in part, a person simply nasty? Or someone thinks that this could undermine the sanctity of John XXIII, place in the history of mankind were born without the stain of original sin only the Word of God and the Blessed Virgin Mary, hardly Angelo Giuseppe Roncalli, and all of the Saints and the Saints entered on the calendar today? And to leave no room for doubt in this respect, would suffice in this regard remember a homily in which the Venerable Pope Benedict XVI explains:

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«[…] the Twelve Apostles were not perfect men, chosen for their moral and religious irreproachability. They were believers, Yes, full of enthusiasm and zeal, but at the same time marked by their human limitations, sometimes even serious. Therefore, Jesus did not call them because they were already saints, Full, perfect, but in order for it to become, that they might be transformed to turn so the story. All as for us. As with all Christians [Brindisi, 15 June 2008, full text WHO]».

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Hence, one can apply these same criteria also wise to the Supreme Pontiffs recently beatified and canonized, a Giovanni XXIII, to John Paul II and Paul VI? In caso contrario non potremmo veramente capire l’atteggiamento duro ed a tratti persino sprezzante manifestato dal Sommo Pontefice Giovanni XXIII nei riguardi di Padre Pio da Pietrelcina; and in an attempt to hide everything behind a finger, you can only run the risk of just putting more in evidence the matter. To say the least: maybe someone is trying to play some men of that holiness, as absolute perfection, as such, however, it belongs only to God, and to God alone?

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If you have come to the canonization of St. Pio of Pietrelcina only after several decades, we know very well that it is also due to the special veneration which the Holy Father John Paul II to the Holy since the days when he was a young priest and later Polish bishop. Even despite, Although Padre Pio died in 1968 and Cardinal Karol Wojtyla elected to the holy throne in 1978, I ran twenty-year pontificate before this Supreme Pontiff very devoted to the Holy Friar proceed to the first phase of his beatification. Here, I would like to point out that among the many obstacles that have characterized this long process, addition to the need to fix some famous particularly bulky hostile figures, much of the responsibility also must be set against the army of his real and alleged spiritual children, the damage from which were not few and even mild over the years. This is to emphasize the damage that can be produced by the blind love that produces emotionality and which generates consequently lack of critical sense and especially of prudence, thus prompting the Church to use all due caution and adds to proceed in stages in the process of a holy miracle worker sensational measure as St. Pio of Pietrelcina, canonized thirty-three years after his death.

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In this regard it is worth remembering that the death of Christ is traditionally given at the age of thirty-three years, Although we tend to think that his real age was thirty-five or thirty-six years; It is in any case irrelevant exact age. Thirty-three is still the age given by pious tradition to God when Christ died; Christ the God whose Francesco Forgione, in religion Pio of Pietrelcina, He brought the wounds of the stigmata imprinted on his hands, and finally canonized after a process that lasted the same years of the earthly life of God's Word made flesh.

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Studying the Saints and their lives, nothing must be left to chance, by the numbers up to the sighs. For this, certain jobs or causes, require and must take time and carefully, especially in the Church today who it thinks the Church dell'approssimativo, the fast and all at once, including the sanctity low cost.

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Rejoice and, THE APOSTOLIC LETTER IN WHICH THE CHRISTIAN MARTYRS MENTIONED BY THE HOLY FATHER JOHN PAUL II IS ENCLOSED IN THE TITLE film: "THE SAINTS OF NEXT DOOR"

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Saints, more than being the so-called "Santi next door ' [Rejoice and, NN. 6-9, text WHO], are those who with great sacrifice and suffering are often just as huge gone "through the narrow gate" after traveling a "narrow way" [Mt 7, 14]; and with their huge sacrifices and their equally enormous suffering, often accompanied by misunderstandings and persecutions suffered especially within the Church, We invite us to shift from this Christological door of salvation, which it is precisely "The narrow gate", reminding among other things, "few there be that find!» [CF. supra].

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It is true that "The grace, because supposedly our nature, It does not make us suddenly supermen» [Apostolic Exhortation Rejoice and, n. 50, text WHO], is explained very clearly St. Thomas Aquinas: «grace does not do away with nature, SED perficit» [Grace does not make up for the human nature, but perfects it Cf. QUESTION, The,1,8 to 2]. Before Aquinas everything there clarifies the Holy Bishop and Doctor of the Church Augustine of Hippo in his work De natura et gratia, written to refute the erroneous doctrines heresiarch Pelagius.

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Deserves first point out that the Saints, by virtue of the actions of those gifts of grace they may freely welcomed, very often they have endured situations of pain, of misunderstanding and persecution methods which itself went beyond any possible human endurance capacity, until it became for this authentic "supermen". This is not because of them, but by the merits of the grace of God; their only merit was to have freely accepted the actions of God's grace. As for the relationship between the grace of God and the nature of man summed up by Aquinas, we can use as a paradigm a famous illiterate: St. Caterina da Siena. This Sienese girl of humble beginnings has continued throughout his life not to be literate, God's grace has not in fact made more educated and more skilled in literary composition of Dante Alighieri. But perfecting the most of its nature, God's grace has made it much more effective of the best writers of those times, and his illiteracy did not prevent it to be proclaimed later Doctor of the Church, after the grace of God had made her a real superwoman, thus confirming the song in which the Blessed Virgin Mary acclaims: "He has put down the mighty from their thrones, He has exalted the lowly " [cf. My soul magnifies the Lord].

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To separate the sanctity element del dolore e della sofferenza that characterizes the lives of the Saints and that led them to the sanctity, It means creating a model new sanctity, Made of little hearts fans who palpitate while the romantic stars shine on the saint to "like", All areas still feature a heartening … "Come on my son, do not fret, you too can do it!”, said the parent at the top eighteen son one and a half percent kilos who aspired to enter the Presidential Honor Guard of Corazzieri, ignoring for his father's sake that grace can refine the nature there, but not that there is, sino a rendere suo figlio alto il metro e novanta centimetri di statura, che è il minimo di regola richiesto. It is therefore remarkable that the portal of one of the dioceses of the world's greatest, that is Milano, is given this extraordinary announcement: "Pope francesco: we are all called to holiness " [cf. WHO]. Dinanzi allo straordinario ad di questa grande “novità”, one might wonder if, in the Diocese of Milan, someone has noticed that after the Incarnation, the life, the death, the resurrection and ascension to heaven of the Word of God made man, two thousand years ago was instituted baptism, whose water cleanses us from original sin and introduces us to the path of holiness, to which all the baptized are called, of always, because the sanctity, for everyone, it has always, It has not become that over the last five years of history and life of the Church as a result of some kind of discoveries or so-called "revolutions epochal".

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The initial part of the retrieved document here, which like all the earlier parts of the texts is always the most delicate, Apparently play on words and concepts in the pompous way [Rejoice and, n. 9, text WHO]. This may induce some superficial reader to think that you are to reach the canonizations inter-confessional and inter-religious, something even vaguely mentioned in this text as impossible today, tomorrow and maybe more, at least according to today's Doctrine of the Church. If, however, many news agencies around the world have titrated few years ago: "The Church opens holiness to non-Catholics", "The Church towards the ecumenical proclamation of saints", "Even the Orthodox martyrs, Anglicans and Protestants toward holiness " … è evidente che qualcuno potrebbe essersi lasciato equivocare. Proviamo adesso a capire come ciò potrebbe essere accaduto:

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«[…] Today there is the blood ecumenism. In some countries they kill Christians because they carry a cross or having a Bible, and kill them before they ask him if they are not Anglicans, Lutherans, Catholics and Orthodox. The blood is mixed. For those who kill, we Christians. United Blood, although between us we still can not take the necessary steps towards unity and perhaps has not yet reached the time. The unit is a grace, you must ask. I knew a pastor in Hamburg that followed the beatification of a Catholic priest guillotined by the Nazis because he taught catechism to children. After him, in the ranks of the condemned, There was a Lutheran pastor, killed for the same reason. Their blood is mixed. That priest told me that he went to the bishop and told him: “I continue to follow the cause, but both, not only of the Catholic”. This is the blood ecumenism. There is also now, just read the newspapers. Those who kill Christians do not ask you for your ID card to find out which church you were baptized. We must take this reality into account " [Never be afraid of tenderness, the response given by Pope Francis I and comes from the interview by Andrea Tornielli, The Print of 16.12.2013. Full text of the interview, WHO].

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As in the numbers that make up this initial chapter on "The door Saints next» It is quoted at the end of the Magisterium of the Holy Father John Paul II as a sort of last conclusion, perhaps it is worth recalling that in his homily called the Colosseum in Rome 7 May 2000 [cf. text WHO], present the "representatives of other Churches and Ecclesial Communities", nella sua breve esposizione ricorrono per sette volte le parole «martiri», "martyrdom", "Martyred", but not once it fulfills the words "holy" and "saints". In fact, he says:

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"The persecution has touched almost all the Churches and Ecclesial Communities in the twentieth century, uniting Christians in their places of suffering and making their shared sacrifice a sign of hope for the times to come " [cf. text WHO].

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Saint John Paul II speaks of persecution, martyrdom and martyrs, presenting both the Catholic martyrs that non-Catholic Christian martyrs such as those that indicate "the way of unity in the twenty-first-century Christians' [cf. text WHO], in quell'omelia though he never speaks of saints. Even despite, these documents and taken from the teachings of the Holy Pontiff, They were instead collected by the number 6 to the number 9 of Rejoice and just below the title: "The Saints next door '.

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in Rejoice and It is mentioned under this title paragraph also the Apostolic Letter Novo Millennio Ineunte the Supreme Pontiff John Paul II, which, however,, referring to the Dogmatic Constitution on the Church Lumen Gentium, in his chapter in this document devoted to "The ecumenical dimension 'states without any pain of misunderstanding:

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«[…] The Eternal City has thus once again shown its providential role as the place where the riches and the gifts of each individual church, and indeed of each individual nation and culture, They blend in the "catholicity", because the one Church of Christ can show ever more clearly her mystery as the sacrament of unity ' [Novo Millennio Ineunte, n. 12, full text WHO].

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The Holy Father John Paul II reaffirms the uniqueness of Christ's Church, which it is one and only one, still entrusted to Peter; at the same time he stresses the centrality of Rome, as the heart of Catholic universality. And since in fact he said this, I am certain that no one wishes to make him say more of what ever told, even under the evocative chapter titles.

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On the whole papal documents usually work commissions, and as many committees to study it and then re-read the proofs before printing, I fear for what someone, perhaps even more than one, He has had some oversight, starting from the expression not really happy of "The Saints next door ', because under this title they were enclosed documents of the Magisterium of the Holy Father John Paul II that have nothing in common with their "next door", anything: in them it is reiterated that the door is a single, as there is only one true Church of Christ, which it is the way to salvation, of unity and sanctity.

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We all know that "The Lady next door" [The Woman Next Door] It is the title of a dramatic film produced in France in 1981 and directed by François Truffaut [trailer Original film, WHO]; film talks about everything except the holiness and the ways to achieve it. Likewise well know that certain titles or phrases, over time, have become veritable sayings widespread and known; as well as imbued with very precise meanings. Take, for example, The Leopard, from which was born a word and a term with a precise meaning, term now also included in the vocabulary of the Italian language. Just as it has become a figure of speech: "It seems the Lady next door!», all to imply that it is not a strictly peaceful and morally reliable Lady. Having said this should be Needless to say a word or phrase of this kind used at the beginning of the papal teaching document, may in itself create problems, especially if we enclose inside of the precise documents and decided Magisterium of the Holy Father John Paul II, which state anything. In conclusion, again it is a language problem, with all the problems that will inevitably ensue since the visible Church, deluded to go in this direction better meet the world, to their specific and precise language, remember that it is the metaphysical, He has replaced a kind of newspeak, with the inevitable risk of not being heard at all from the world but instead of being swallowed up by it [I refer in The island of Patmos to my article dell'11.12.2014: Babel and the Newspeak, Church without a vocabulary for half a century, readable WHO; and to keynote of 5.4.2016: The problem of doctrinal language and the Newspeak of the new theologians, video WHO].

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This argument is itself complex and as such it would require a separate discussion, to which perhaps I will concentrate in the near future, if anything, before someone steps in mind to propose the canonization of the Lutheran theologian Dietrich Bonhoeffer, killed by the Nazis in April 1945, who it was without doubt a martyr of freedom against tyranny and also a martyr of the evangelical faith, but not of the Catholic faith, therefore it can not be mistaken for a saint next door, nor ever it could be proposed as follows doctor communis Inter-Religious, now that the headlines do a lot more grip in all those practices do not read, or worse do not understand the true meaning of the documents of the Magisterium of the Church. Documents of teaching within which, as in Rejoice and, They are good and wise teaching content for the edification of the Church and the People of God, but at the same time also not particularly clear and happy expressions that could be avoided.

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Even though this would be another very complex subject, before which he deserves to wonder: in a society like ours, where he lost the ability to read, of understanding and analysis, where even print professionals who make news for the general public simply jump quickly like bees from flower to flower, while readers are trying to form an opinion on a given fact by reading the headlines and a few lines of ten blogs in a few minutes, really deserves continue to write longer and longer documents of the magisterium, inside of which it is not treated a single and clear argument, but behind the apparent treatment of a precise and single topic they are open instead of issues in the issue regarding multiple aspects and problems? The Church is called to his divine mission to always give clear and precise answers and directions, or to sow doubts and to open the doors on the most disparate and divisive interpretations?

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Never before, in a society like ours, the Church should feel called upon to provide short documents, precise and decisive, instead sets of topics that are often a hive of sociological themes in a theme dealt mostly in sociological way, from which each then tends to pull out inevitably what he wants, starting from professionals Free controversy at all costs, to follow ancòra worse with those who for half a century affirm that the documents of the Church "should be interpreted", not applied as such are. And so each, where clarity is lacking decisive, If anything comes out and then imposes on the skin of Christi fideles the law that he likes, everything not according to the rules of the Code of Canon Law, source of arid law "pharisaical" and "Pelagian", but the worst of the law of the jungle criteria, in which the one who has won most of all is overbearing. Why is this which ultimately generates the lack of clarity that decided that first opens the door of the sheepfold, then he leaves the sheep in large pastures of subjective interpretations; since when the sheep, instead of always recognize, and in any case the pastor, recognize only the pastor that they like.

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WE SINNERS IN THE SERVICE OF THE BLESSED AND HOLY CAUSES. It WOULD BE GOOD TO REMEMBER THAT SOME GREAT SINNERS wrote SOME OF FEES OF THE MOST BEAUTIFUL AND EFFECTIVE church councils

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In this world where men now fallen in the post-humanism linger increasingly, and in increasing numbers, at the megalomania; in this world that is renewed as the beginning of time, the sin of our first parents that compromised the perfect harmony of creation, losing their innate holiness and delivering humanity fed to pain, to disease, physical decline and eventual death; in this world in which the modern post-human Adam has wanted to be "like God" [cf. GN 3,5], But "without God, before God, not according to God " [CF. St. Maximus the Confessor, free Ambiguorum. PG 91, 1156], there is one aspect that is theological mystagogical related to living and working in the Church in contact with the lives of saints and blesseds, and it is an aspect that leads us first to take note of our limitations and our lives in which small and large sins are often easy home. It seems almost paradoxical: smaller and larger sinners who work for the glory of the Saints, so that they are recognized in other those heroic virtues which we do not have, but we could have and indeed we must have, because we are all created in the image and likeness of God, with the essence of this holiness poured out and infused in us. This is basically the sanctity: the return man in the size of its original humanism: the Garden of Eden, called as we, all, to return to that holiness from which we came and where we were generated.

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I think a great lesson we derive from the same ecumenical councils of the Church, particularly those that in addition to issues of theological and dogmatic treated too delicate moral issues, disciplinary and pastoral. I mention in this regard, two, in which together with various pipelines and diverted to the bad habits of the clergy of the time it is also severely condemned the simony already called several times between these lines: the Fourth Lateran Council and the Council of Trent. In the former even more than in the second, to write and sign certain specific charges, I decided and strict, It was for paradox that those prelates of all those atrocities spread among the clergy used to stain, after having practiced certain vices and debauchery far and wide. We could then ask: in which it has such a paradox that seems to arise from a real contradiction in terms? That fact of the bishops and dissolute simoniacs condemn the debauchery and simony in the canons of a council, and finally they affix their signatures to those convictions, It could really sound like a real contradiction in terms. Not for what ever forget the work of the Holy Spirit has always been able to take even the most unexpected detours, if we make a comparison between those sad times and the era no less sad that we are experiencing today, the difference is not formal but substantial: dell'assise between the benches by the Fourth Lateran Council and the Council of Trent had sat men who despite lingering moral vices and the worst of the worst corruptions, and the total neglect of the dioceses and churches entrusted to them, often given in management to their relatives and friends, while bishops, abati, Provosts and archpriests lived elsewhere for many other busy chores. Even despite, they, they had not yet lost the sense of good and evil, and she persisted in their conscious inner awareness of the evil act. Thus, the first to approve and sign certain canons which established, for example, the mandatory requirement for the bishop to reside in the diocese assigned him, along with many other provisions of ecclesiastical order and discipline, those bishops who were first to similar provisions had never abided by and that all ecclesiastical disciplines established by the canons of the Council of Trent had always promptly rejected.

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A completely different and the very different situation today, enough to be declared for this historically unprecedented, because in addition to having lost the consciousness of evil act, it has come to change evil into good and good into evil, the defect by virtue and virtue into vice, heresy into orthodoxy and heresy in Orthodoxy. And this is high and terrible work of the devil, as he learns from Tertullian stating that "The devil is an imitator of God". Concept later used by various Church Fathers, by St. Augustine that defines the Devil "Monkey God", to follow along with St. Jerome that expresses the concept more articulately: "The Devil wants to reverse good and evil to create another reality".

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As therefore possible that the reduced visible Church in this way, afflicted by a crisis of faith and a forfeiture appearance irreversible, they proclaimed the blessed and the saints for the work of sinners like us? Well, place the Church of Christ, of which he is the head and we, as infected, we are living members, when is it there is particular need for the Blessed and Saints, if not in those times in which the Church visible appears more and more like a structure of sin that creates and produces sin internally? That's why during the twentieth century, in Europe and in a bloody world before two world wars, then by revolutions and riots that have caused many millions of deaths among innocent civilians, while in various corners of the earth he rang the Nietzschean cry "God is dead", with armies of men are convinced increasingly dense "I am God", It was needed more than ever to Saints, but above all on the model of the Holy Martyrs of faith; indeed, right in the course of the twentieth century, i martiri, in particular between bishops, priests, religious men and women were in number many thousands [cf. L'Osservatore Romano of 30.11.2010: The faceless memories of Communism, text WHO]. Never be forgotten that the majority of the many beatifications and canonizations made under the long pontificate of the Holy Father John Paul II, They were mostly beatifications and canonizations of martyrs, in the knowledge that only their blood, or in the living memory of their blood, It can invigorate the Church reduced today to an alarming state of anemia.

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THE CANONIZATION BEATIFICATIONS AND NOT THE PULITZER PRIZE AND THE NOBEL PRIZE. SOME DOUBTS ABOUT SOME OF LEGITIMATE Beatification ONGOING PROCESS, ALTHOUGH THE "conformism CHURCH" DOES NOT DISPUTE MORE

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Deliberately only at the end of this exposure I would like to highlight a sincere concern coupled with deep concerns of various processes of beatification underway, to be read in the light of the mutations get in and Extras Church we are living and that sometimes they have almost the taste of real "genetic mutation". And that being said I would like to point out: If these concerns are expressed by a priest and a theologian who has never been afraid of the long run, who has repeatedly criticized so hard and merciless these catastrophic-millenarian Catholics crystallized in a past that must not pass, or worse they invent a past that never existed, up to live badly this running away from the idea of ​​the future that is also eschatological element linked to the mystery of the pilgrim Church on earth; whether in expressing public disquiet and concern it is therefore a person like me, as I can be anything or anyone, Perhaps someone could also query.

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Using therefore the rhetorical structure and exhibition of preamble, essentially played on the effect of cause and its end result product, Before getting to the heart of the theme of the last two paragraphs is necessary to clarify that if suddenly the Church has not changed in the third millennium in a middle way between a scheme and the Big Brother painted by George Orwell in his novel 1984, inside it should always have the right to citizenship legitimate philosophical and theological dissent intended as debate, then the critical, also meant as debate both as proposition, moreover all elements prince of the best classical rhetoric. But, as I go complaining for years in numerous writings, Unfortunately, it happened that the "great Church" of "great theologians-interpreters" of the "glorious" post-council - that known as the Second Vatican Council have often just terrible mess -, after a long rant slogans type "more collegiality, more dialogue, more democracy in the Church!», once made their blow and placed all their men in pontifical universities, in the Episcopal College and the College of Cardinals, we were made to finally sink into a form of totalitarianism ever, the Church of Christ had met previously during his whole story. And after shouting in past years "more collegiality, more dialogue and more democracy in the Church!"Finally they established their own dictatorship, forget that the Church is not a democracy, but a divine-monarchical structure built on a Cape chosen and desired by Christ God, It called not surprisingly the tradition from the earliest centuries of the Apostles Principe. Peter is neither the president of a democratic republic, born a leader popular nor the leader of a free trade union, let alone a leader, so it is good to remember that the Principe designated the Apostles is the rock on which Christ built his Church [cf. Mt 13, 16-20].

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How many today speak of the purges dates to modernists in the early twentieth century by the Saint Pius X ° and his Supreme Successors, I think that some historians, some theologians and some canon lawyer worth his salt should remember that all the yarn-modernism were accused at the time of the regular canonical process, in which it was first planned defense, without which the process would be neither this nor valid. In its canonical trial many were also acquitted, because it recognized wrongly accused and not infected by heresies modernist. Quite often the ecclesiastical courts of the period gave wrong to several bishops, some of which, with the intent to make themselves look good with their ostentatious rigor before the Holy See and the Supreme Pontiff, Modernism condemned by some of their priests, of which, however, he was recognized below the strangeness in thoughts and diffusion of heretical thoughts, while their bishops was instead given wrong. This is what happened in that church a hundred years ago presented today by some authentic ideological adulterated as collegial, no dialogue and no democratic. Today, when in power have gone there instead of the collegiality thirsty, of dialogue and democracy, it can happen - and it happened repeatedly until the highest levels - to be dismissed overnight by an ecclesiastical office without being able even to know the reasons and motives; or find themselves hindered in the exercise of sacred priestly functions even without being able to know why, and especially because of who. Many of those who from everything they felt unfairly affected, who felt that they had been punished on the basis of anonymous accusations as well, or due to the irrational dislikes and jealousies of subjects who operand behind produce damage and suffering but never come out, when the entire complained presenting instances to appropriate departments and organs of the Holy See, often they have never received even answer. All, that it is well clear: It occurred in deference to collegiality, to dialogue and democracy much sought after in the seventies of the twentieth century by all those who today are placed in so-called "nerve center", joints in which we have finally given a "ecclesial regime" totalitarian flavor, seasoned with proclamations praising dialogue, the inclusive spirit, but above and forward all extolling the mercy.

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When in front of her children affected, ostracized and often harassed internally, the Church - which has also asked for forgiveness for everything and everyone with ashes on his head over the past few years -, not even offer them the opportunity to defend himself; when you do not listen to them and not applying the basic rules of law, if anything because the Canon Law and regarded with contempt calculated only stuff Pelagians and by people obsessed by law, in that case one can not speak of mercy even to overturn the principle, under threat in certain condemnation of God, that for certain objects will show in due course the other side of his true mercy: Divine Justice. Why 'To whom much is given, much will be demanded; to whom men have committed much, It will ask the more " [LC 12, 48].

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In the first great Councils of the Church, we know that the Venerable Fathers not only limit themselves to discussing doggedly, because many times even came to take to blows with each other, but sealing the end of the great Christological and Trinitarian dogmas that are at the foundation of our faith, after having condemned without appeal the Arian heresy, that does not at all defined, through certain deadly phrase books ecclesial and ecclesiastical today as simply a "different opinion", but as a dangerous heresy, with a lot of appeal to anathema sit !

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Try instead today, the new open Church, inclusive and democratic that does not judge or condemn anyone; which it comprises and accommodates everyone and everything, First of all that is not Catholic, remember some of the fundamental truths of faith and some of the basic ecclesiastical disciplines, only to see that eventually you will make great modern Fathers of the much-vaunted slogans "More dialogue, more collegial and more democracy in the Church!».

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These articulated preamble I am not a useless introductory game a mere historical and rhetorical exercise on the part of those who intend to let off steam pulling useless fists in the air - which we know do not need or who pulls them or to those who read them -, but they are the simple analysis of a fact, because the visible Church and his administration today is reduced as described so far. Who wants to deny, in such a case it would deny the evidence of the facts. Certi preamble were therefore needed to reach express that my great concern that has nothing personal and subjective but that it all rather than objective, indeed I would say undeniable: in recent years they have been opened and are carried out in the various particular Churches diocesan processes of figures to say the least ambiguous, if not misleading. But what worries me and worries me most is that it is not even allowed to discuss the ambiguity and misleading on the spirit of certain figures. If in fact the legitimate exercise of freedom of the children of God manifest one dares appalled that a subject like Bishop Tonino Bello [1935-1993] may be a candidate for beatification, in response you can run a high risk of being inhibited by some collegial Bishop, dialogue and democratic Puglia the right to preach in the territory of his diocese.

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I do not know who composed both the Episcopal Conference of Bishops of Puglia, But despite not knowing the members take note that a Bishops Assembly has given its support for the opening of the diocesan phase of the process in view of the transmission of documents in Rome for the start of the process for the beatification of Bishop Tonino Bello. My question is: given that books, letters, homilies, public speeches and television and radio interviews of beauty teeming with gross doctrinal error, catechetical misleading, partial and part; a pastoral full of demagoguery and pauperism, a Mariology that ranges between poetry and the outrage of the involuntary to the Blessed Virgin Mary; place the Fair, so much flashier than striking, It begins with Christ to finally bring out the man, effectively replacing the cosmic christocentrism with the uomocentrismo, Well ... what theology have studied those everything have given their endorsement? What theological commission, what Church, in the face of all that it may declare that the thought of Beauty is orthodox, in conformity with the doctrine and the magisterium of the Church? Since when, the obvious doctrinal deficiencies and certain forms of pastoral exotic have ceased to constitute an insurmountable impediment to the process of beatification, and especially to that of a priest or a bishop? Or maybe the cause of Beauty will be continued only because he was a great involved in social, place today, the so-called "social", It seems to have become the bleach that any bleaching cloth, starting with those filthiest? Or maybe we want to give Bello, as a future patronage, to "patron saint of heretics"? If this is why we also have a patron saint of prostitutes, which is Saint Margaret of Cortona, but it reads very well the title given to it: He is patron saint of repentant prostitutes, Santa is not the protector of prostitutes fairs of their profession, and that it ever would change for no reason at all before offering an honest job.

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Candidates for beatification are all models to ascertain the heroic virtues, No new myths and new social gods on which you can not argue, under threat if not the wrath of their aggression and blind fans.

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DURING THE PROCEEDINGS MUST ALL LISTEN, INCLUDING THOSE WHO BELIEVES they may forestall, BECAUSE NOT HEAR YOU CAN MAKE ANY WORSE, SOMETIMES EVEN DESTRUCTION

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During the first phase of the beatification process of the Holy Father John Paul II, numerous different theologians and bishops and presbyters asked to be audited in order to expose their opposition, who demanded they were then put to the court records. They were almost all excluded with peremptory formula "is a subject prevented!». Among these applicants hearing there was a notorious illustrious name, what the theologian Hans Küng, obviously branded as the real king of preventable, then never heard. We recall in this regard that Küng, the still warm corpse of Pope John Paul II, He enunciated in the international press, separated by nine points, the main elements of the failure of his pontificate [CF. The Corriere della Sera of 3.03.2005, Pope Wojtyla who failed, text WHO]. In my opinion they did wrong, but I can say more: I would have listened to the first Küng and all the others after to follow. That said I do not need to justify myself explaining how often and in which sternness I have written over the years that Küng is first of all a terrible shame for Priests of the Sacred Order, before which remains incredible that its first Diocesan Ordinary, the Holy See below, they have not suspended peep, then excommunicated and dismissed from the clerical state, after he publicly destroyed the whole structure of the Church dogma, including the dogmatic sacramental. And yet, per me, that very brilliant mind and equipped with Küng, emblem remains a twentieth of what it could mean to receive the grace of God the great speculative and intellectual talents and not use them for the benefit of the Lord's vineyard, but to devastate the forest like a wild boar and a wild animal [cf. Will 80, 14]. Even more so, The Küng I would have received and heard first, then placing in the report on record all his statements and expressed his opposition to the beatification of John Paul II.

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Sant'Alfonso Maria de 'Liguori, d. 1787, fifty-two years after his death was canonized in 1839 and proclaimed Doctor of the Church. In the procedural system of the time the postulator had to deal very seriously with the promoter of justice, also called The Devil's Advocate. to be clear: a sort of defense attorney on one side and the other prosecutor, always clear to the layman. If the office of the postulator is to advance the cause for the Church to recognize the heroic virtues and proclamations Blessed Holy candidate or, the promoter of justice, or so-called The Devil's Advocate, had as its task to bring all the evidence to the contrary, and if necessary to demolish the arguments of the postulator so that he could then reach the Decree super life, miracles, and gifts of the fame of sactitatis of the candidate for beatification or canonization. It so happened that the process of Alphonsus de 'Liguori, Holy future and sublime Doctor of the Church, spent several years locked up because the promoter of justice demonstrated that this pious bishop he used to smoke a cigar, that the smoke was considered to be a defect is a failure to worldliness, this made in his opinion on the candidate lacks the penitential spirit level and deprivation from the superfluous and so to follow. After lengthy process, more than half a century after his death, the Church proclaimed finally another great saint and another great Doctor of the Church: Bishop Alfonso Maria de 'Liguori.

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We now evaluate the dynamics and excessive rigor that characterized the process of the Holy Bishop Alfonso Maria de 'Liguori, then instead evaluate the current fans that circulate around the figure of the Bishop Tonino Bello, ready to silence anyone who dares to disagree badly. Without so the necessary evaluations will finally answer this question: we were no longer guaranteed in the past by those certain forms of rigor, or we are mostly now, before a disturbing phenomenon as that synthesized affirmation today widespread: "I like it, He does beat my irrational little heart emotional, so it is Holy " ? And anyone who disagrees is just a prejudiced and a traditionalist. In the case then of Bello, having regard to its shape has always been particularly meritorious in some ambits of the Left radical chic and more or less neighboring suburbs, it can also happen to be told: you do not like the Fair because you're a fascist!

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At this perhaps we are reducing the sanctity and its related processes? All with respect to those who do not seem to have wondered how much solid doctrine and how balanced and wise not conditioned enlightened pastoral spirit must possess a candidate for beatification, which he received in the course of his life the grace of the priesthood and then the fullness of the apostolic priesthood. Everything always admitted that the Holy Gospel remains written today: "To whom much is given, much will be demanded; to whom men have committed much, It will ask the more " [LC 12, 48].

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Examples bring to that effect are many, Therefore we conclude with an example related to another figure, that of Aldo Moro [1916-1978], in order to illustrate the manner in which, When you decide to play on the heavy, do not hesitate to go and touch the high-tension wires with your hands, after having first taken care to carefully bagnarsele with water, so to have the sure knowledge that they can get electrocuted instantly.

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The memory of Aldo Moro is likely to remain an indelible memory in the homeland of Italy, because his death is to be considered among the worst pages of our contemporary history. Today, however, his figure, certainly large and lovable, at the same time sad and tragic, It leads us to ask ourselves what is meant to do more than ever "with holiness" and "holiness", place that both the first and the second question is in itself and in itself of the questions inappropriate and unhappy.

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Conversing with a famous theologian to which they are deeply attached, I expressed my concern on this dreaded cause and on slippery words with which the postulator general of the Dominican Order, that it has been mandated, He made this announcement in a recent interview, in which inter alia confuses the virtues indicating faith, hope and charity as "cardinal virtues", while it is enclosed in the correspondence of the theological virtues Pauline and indicated by Blessed Apostle [The Cor 13, 13]. What indeed hilarious for a Dominican theologian elected by its General Master the delicate office of the postulator general of the Order of Preachers, like: the work of postulation begins really well! [cf. video interview, WHO].

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The distinguished theologian and fellow priest with whom I discussed this case, at first it reminded me rightly, beautiful and moving words spoken by Pope Paul VI, before the funeral funeral of Aldo Moro and then later. With grace and far from making inappropriate irony I responded by saying that the Supreme Pontiff John Paul II, today Santo, on “meritorious” founder of the Legionaries of Christ publicly said nice words, involving them many times in important activities of the Holy See and charging him to take care of the organization of his apostolic trip to Mexico. Everything always appears in the historicity of the proven facts not subject to possible denial. Unfortunately,, the facts do not always liable to easy refutation, tried later that Father Marcial Maciel Degollado [1920-2008] turned pedophile, serial sex offender, father more children, mistress of the women and great financial schemer. And bringing this sad as I stated for obvious paradox: It may also open the process of beatification of the founder of the Legionaries of Christ, because on many occasions Saint John Paul II said beautiful and flattering words about him?

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That said, however, we can not proceed further without first having clarified this "dangerous relationship" between a Holy Pope and a diabolical figure as Marcial Maciel; as it has already been done in this same script pages back, when you spoke of St. Pio of Pietrelcina, the figure of Father Agostino Gemelli, but most of the bad estimates that another future Santo, Pope John XXIII, He had the Capuchin Friar.

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If the Supreme Pontiff John Paul II, before an evil person as Marcial Maciel Degollado He had so much lacked in analysis and judgment skills, it would not be appropriate to even open his process of beatification. And here it is good to admit - as I have done several times, and in most written - that the Saints is not required perfection, that belongs only to God, or human error sometimes even severe may affect their sanctity. In this story, that he could bring down the pontificate of John Paul II shadow difficult to dissipate, together and an objective obstacle to his first trial, to beatification, the answer is, and it is primarily based on psychology, the history and the human experience of Polish Bishop Karol Wojtyla. Indeed, when in communist Poland the regime wanted to get rid of the uncomfortable priests, They were primarily invented against them of allegations of pedophilia and sexual harassment, sometimes causing even children and teenagers to lay perjury. This very experienced Karol Wojtyla scored first as Auxiliary Bishop and then as Archbishop of Krakow. From very reliable sources also shows that in the last years of his life, when into the sunset of John Paul II's pontificate came to life the serious allegations of Marcial Maciel Degollago, not least also for the detailed information transmitted previously by the then Apostolic Nuncio in Mexico, Archbishop Justo Mullor Garcia [Los Villares 1932 - Rome 2016], the Holy Father asked himself the direct question if there was only the vague truth in what he was accused. A High Priest, in his capacity as eyewitness, and the person who worked the then severe case of the founder of the Legionaries of Christ, a decade ago she told me what was the response given by the Holy Father Marcial Maciel:

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"Holy Father, are all falsehoods, but I'm also ready to bear this humiliation and offer it to God for the good of my congregation and its young priests and seminarians ".

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John Paul II paid his word, perhaps within himself reliving the numerous false charges through which were acknowledged and sometimes imprisoned several of his priests Poles under communism. Of all this guilt no one can do in San Giovanni Paolo II, let alone bring down on him shadows that have no reason to exist.

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That said it is then important to remember that the main accuser of Marcial Maciel Degollado, Archbishop Justo Mullor Garcia, After his tenure in Mexico [cf. Quick service S.It is. Mons. Justo Mullor Garcia of Mexican television, video WHO] and after other short positions, he returned to Rome where he was appointed President of the Pontifical Ecclesiastical Academy [cf. Video interview with S.It is. Mons. Justo Mullor Garcia President of the Ecclesiastical Academy, WHO]. After his tenure at the school of diplomacy of the Holy See in 2007 fu nominato membro della Congregazione delle Cause dei Santi, where he took part in all phases of the process of beatification of John Paul II. I can testify to this myself - being very well known over the years the Archbishop Justo Mullor Garcia avendogli and paid my private partnership when he was performing his office at the Congregation for the Causes of Saints -, that if during the phase of John Paul II's beatification process he had had something to say, especially when it came to the terrible story of the founder of the Legionaries of Christ, He would never have pulled back, because few, like him, They were informed of the facts on that painful story [cf. some services and interviews with S.It is. Mons. Justo Mullor Garcia on the case of the founder of the Legionaries of Christ WHO, WHO]. Also point out that the Archbishop Justo Mullor Garcia, as apostolic nuncio and lived a lifetime in the diplomatic service of the Holy See, He was and remained to his character a fiery Andalusian, I myself did extensive experience, when he sought to entrust to me the process of beatification of the extraordinary State Secretary of the Supreme Pontiff Pius X, Cardinal Merry del Val [1865-1930], stating before the then Postulator General of the Archdiocese of Madrid and the great-grandson of the great cardinal:

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"This delicate process requires a person who is not lusingabile and be locked in the course of its operation with promises of money and promises of ecclesiastical career».

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Hearing all replied:

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"I'm flattered that you recognize my natural predisposition not to yield one and the other vice today both very widespread within the clergy, but your Excellency should also take into account another thing: Cardinal Merry del Val was the mastermind and the main hand behind the Encyclical Sheep feeding Domici the Holy Pontiff Pius X against the errors of Modernism; and the definition of modernism as "the synthesis of all heresies", then used by the Holy Pontiff, its expression is a. In this historical moment ecclesial and ecclesiastical, but especially considering the state in which today versa Catholic theology or what remains of it, present a model of heroic virtue as Cardinal Rafael Merry del Val, Theological sworn enemy of Modernism and leading advocate of his sentence, It would mean releasing a dove flying in the crossfire of guns of hunters in full hunt '.

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I must say that the "fiery Andalusian", at the moment not taken at all well these my words said - unfortunately, but inevitably! - by a "young" priest, time forty-five years, he was publicly interloquendo with an elderly archbishop of seventy-eight years before the most distinguished laity and clergy interlocutors. But it, a few years later, though not to me personally, recognized that I was right and that the process was waiting for long time, but above all a lot better times. And never the Archbishop Justo Mullor stopped loving me and esteem me for my true and loyal spirit, especially as sincerity and loyalty expressed in obedience to the truth always they have price tags, often far from pleasant, because the truth does not always enjoy, in fact it is very rare that will please, especially within the Church of our day.

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This story could have a very personal taste - It is considering that it was the late Archbishop Justo Mullor Garcia to direct me towards the study of the causes of the Saints -, non mira affatto ad inserire delle mie vicende più o meno private tra queste righe, but it aims only to reiterate so experienced and authoritative than during the beatification of the future Holy Father John Paul II trial was a member of the Congregation for the Causes of Saints even the great discoverer of the misdeeds of Maciel and his tireless accuser; and if at all it combines very determined character of this high priest, It is plain that he never would be silent, and especially in the course of a canonical beatification process, If the figure of Pope John Paul II could be there and only a vague doubt about it intended to create some kind of serious and potential future problems. Among the then members of the Congregation for the Causes of Saints, Archbishop Justo Mullor was therefore he who in this case he could say with greater authority resulting from its deep direct knowledge, that the Supreme Pontiff John Paul II had been deceived by Marcial Maciel Degollado [cf. S.It is the statement. Mons. Justo Mullor Garcia, then archbishop member of the Congregation for the Causes of Saints: John Paul II was deceived by Marcial Maciel, see service WHO].

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Aside from the absurd and absolutely paradoxical pairing between Aldo Moro, He extolled for its virtues by Pope Paul VI, and Maciel Degollado, We appreciated several times publicly by Pope John Paul II, I believe that the hypothesis of the eminent statesman process killed by the Red Brigades has been launched since dal'inizio on the high voltage wires. Therefore, the postulator general of the Dominican Order and should perhaps first assess carefully the following:

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  1. noi non conosciamo le vere ragioni per le quali Aldo Moro è stato rapito ;
  2. we know who actually killed the Red Brigades, but do not know who were the real instigators or those who have led the Red Brigades to kill him if anything after having manipulated to their own and the total knowledge ;
  3. if this process was carried out, it would not be possible to proceed in such a way to correct historical phase, because although the state secret has now fallen to expiry of the appointed times Article 39, comma 8 the Law 124/2007, moving on a case like this is not something easy and in some respects, perhaps, even desirable, If you do not have a large team of scholars, ultra-competent, They should work for years and years, with unimaginable costs and expenses;
  4. in addition to the archives of the Italian National Security Services, many other documents on the Moro case are found in various other Intelligence archives, from the CIA and the former KGB.
  5. The postulator general of the Dominican Order, being of historical formation, and student of the Jesuit James Martin [1924-2012] - which was great and tireless demolition of the beatification process of Pius IX, since at the time it could play counter ancòra, rightly or wrongly -, History should be a bit 'intendersene. And since they will be, maybe he thinks to ask permission to access these archives, noting that the examination of certain materials is essential since the first phase of the case for the process toward beatification? We imagine how meticulous dedication must be taken care of all the procedural phase of history, and especially for a figure as special as that of Aldo Moro. Here, if he intended to address these demands and ask some consultations, I pray, from this moment the postulator general of the Dominican Order and let us know what they answered the competent bodies concerned, including above all the high officials of the International Security Intelligence Services, because the bulk of the necessary documents to a serious and careful historical phase, They are right there: Services in the archives of national and international intelligence.

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The only lack of access to all documentation and the objective existence of many international documents difficult or rather impossible to consultation, dovrebbe indurre chicchessia a non pensare neppure per vaga ipotesi di aprire un simile processo.

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Senza per ciò discutere sulle eroiche virtù di certe figure, rimane tutt’oggi dubbio — prendendo un esempio tra i tanti — il martirio del Beato presbitero palermitano Pino Puglisi, del quale non discuto certo la santità di vita, suggellata dalla Chiesa con la sua beatificazione, ciò sul quale resto invece dubbioso è il suo martirio in hatred of the faith; e non solo il suo, sincerely. Semplice il motivo del dubbio: per gli uomini della mafia di Cosa Nostra, è impensabile la sola idea di poter uccidere un prete in odio alla fede cattolica. Soprattutto mai, Cosa Nostra, avrebbe osato uccidere un prete in un contesto socio-storico e antropologico come la Sicilia. A meno che non si fosse trattato di un prete lasciato solo ed isolato nella propria opera, dando in tal modo ai mafiosi l’impressione che forse egli, col suo apostolato, i primi fastidi li creava proprio alla sua diocesi ed ai suoi confratelli, oggi peraltro tutti in prima linea nel dichiararsi a vario titolo suoi discepoli. In addition to, se proprio si voleva riconoscere col giusto titolo il martirio del Beato Pino Puglisi, egli andava allora proclamato protomartire di mafia, non invece, in modo molto generico «martire della criminalità organizzata», because the crime that killed him has a clear name, precise and known: Cosa Nostra. Therefore, over time, certain Blessed and Saints, or they end up falling into oblivion, or so-called, when all the living players - including living things that depend on maintaining good memory of some recent deaths that have favorites in their ecclesiastical careers - will be completely disappeared them, then perhaps it will come out the true story of the Blessed or the Holy. Just as in the case mentioned just before St. Benedict Menni, and through false defamatory accusations he was dragged by the friars, as well as by the nuns founded by him, from one court to another, the civil and ecclesiastical. And just to clarify remember that monks and nuns accused him of having sexually abused a young poor demented, the so-called Semillon case. The real "fault" of St. Benedict Menni was instead of being first appointed by the Holy See Apostolic Visitor of the Order of Fatebenefratelli, with the delicate task of reviving the spirit and religious observance. then fulfilled so egregious in this task, the Holy Pontiff Pius X named him to its authority in 1911 Superior General of the Order. And who wants to understand understand where, but above all for what reasons, born slanderous accusations by monks and nuns to a Superior General of authority imposed by the Supreme Pontiff, in order to bring the sons of St. John of God in fulfilling their true mission according to the original charism founding.

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Let us go back to Aldo Moro. Diversi sostenitori della sua figura affermano che “Aldo Moro è un martire”. Well I do not know which is the idea that some have of martyrdom, therefore I wonder: chi mai sarebbe in grado di provare che egli è stato ucciso in odio alla fede cattolica? Or maybe it is someone that the Italian Red Brigades, similar to the Spanish Communists in 1937, assaulted and destroyed churches, the priests killed after being tortured, They raped the religious, alcune delle quali ― per esempio le Monache Visitandine ― seviziate per giorni e poi inchiodate agli alberi e infine bruciate, o che si accanissero persino sui cadaveri togliendo dai sepolcri delle cattedrali i vescovi e gettandone i feretri per le strade dopo averli esposti al pubblico ludibrio? Why the hatred of the Catholic faith is more or less this, and it is on this basis and this kind of deaths that claim then the martyrs killed in hatred of the Holy Catholic Faith.

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Killing a prime minister as Democrat, it is not hatred of the Catholic faith, the limit is hatred of a political party that has also historically proved in later years to have very little Christian. And if anyone has doubts than double and opportunists were the Democrat politicians to start from those nineteen seventies, suffice it to mention that the abortion law was passed and signed by Democrat politicians and finally promulgated by the President of the Democratic Republic; and all of the Christian Democratic politicians who signed the law hid behind the painful sentence "was an institutional act of duty". Peraltro è storicamente provato e accertato che i presupposti politici affinché questa legge fosse varata, aveva concorso a crearli anche lo stesso Aldo Moro; and worth little support that he did “unawares” the “without imagining”, because here comes then to miss the first of the virtues that holds all the others and without which it is not possible to speak of heroic virtues, namely prudence, and in a very particular way to a statistician. Credo quindi che in questo — e spero che in molti concorderanno —, Aldo Moro è molto diverso, form and substance, da un politico cattolico come San Tommaso Moro [Thomas More]. I'll be back again to reiterate that the saints are human, can make mistakes too coarse and still be holy, but can not be deficient of the most important and indispensable virtue of prudence.

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Listening then the interview released by the postulator general of the Dominican Order, I noticed that he combines the figure of Aldo Moro to that of Giuseppe Dossetti, pointing out that they were both students of Paul VI. Warning, because there is a serious risk: not being able to open the process of beatification of Giuseppe Dossetti resulting “beatification” the entire School of Bologna, you might groped the cross street. Before Aldo Moro, afterward Giuseppe Dossetti and consequently its current thinking with relative final canonization of the hermeneutic of rupture and discontinuity applied to Vatican II. Because of this we are sadly and tragically joints: beatificare le persone ― delle quali a certi beatificatori non interessa in verità più di tanto ― per poter poi beatificare tramite di loro delle correnti intra-ecclesiali o delle scuole teologiche, sino a renderle dei veri e propri dogmi della fede. Un caso tanto emblematico per quanto non facile da negare alla prova dei fatti? Soon said: on the one hand he wanted to beatify and canonize Pope John Paul II's extraordinary record time, and at the same time, while this was happening, the same beatificatori and canonizers worked to destroy what remained of his teaching. The thing is being repeated in these times for Blessed Pope Paul VI: on the one hand it is about to canonize, and at the same time you are trying to "re-read" and to "re-interpret" his Encyclical Human life.

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Also on the postulator general of the Dominican Order that combines Giuseppe Dossetti and all its Paul VI and that leaves so the message that the founder of the School of Bologna was a student and perhaps in a sense protege of this Holy Pontiff, for one thing it is good to remember without pain of contradiction that nell'assise historic Second Vatican Council, the Bolognese founder wanted to light the fuse of a sparring match played on opposing categories of "liberal" and "conservative". And when at the insistence of Cardinal Giacomo Lercaro that if you took him as his expert nell'assise, He was appointed secretary of the commission of the moderators, Pope Paul VI, considering it very dangerous to play on certain conflicts implemented by Dossetti, stated: "That's not the place of Dossetti!». And so, at the request of Cardinal Pericles Felici, Secretary General of the Council, Giuseppe Dossetti had to resign from office [cf. Giacomo Biffi, in Memorie: "theology" Dossetti, pp. 485-493; G. Baget Bozzo - P. P. Salieri, Giuseppe Dossetti, CIT. p. 147]. I hope that the general postulator of the Dominican Order do not fail to read and to study well these and many other pages, just in case someone had suggested and as of now commissioned the cross strategic line: "Meanwhile, we do the master saint, then on the master trail saints we also students ", and to this I would add: … if anything, while students of the students have long been committed to place explosive charges under the monument of the papal magisterium of the Holy Master!

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I beati ed i santi non si fanno in base al “I like it”, and martyrdom is not invented on the spot, because if it is recognized the martyrdom does not even need the required miracle for the beatification to proceed, perché la morte stessa è considerata un miracolo.

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As for Aldo Moro, on whose Christian virtues is not discussed, there are too many shadows, with a terrible risk: that in a few decades they can get out of archives currently inaccessible when things unimaginable, per lui come per molti altri; ed il tutto a fronte del non lieve problema, ossia che la Chiesa, quando come nel caso delle canonizzazioni si esprime infallibilmente, non può sbagliare. In this case the Church could not be said in retrospect: “all’epoca i nostri predecessori hanno sbagliato”. Except make holiness a medal similar to decayed Nobel Prize and Pulitzer Prize equally decayed. But above, in that event highly unlikely, well as impossible, a Supreme Pontiff may not intervene again as in the past has intervened by taking a remove from the calendar a considerable number of Blessed and Saints is unclear in their lives and in their own improbable existence [cf. Paul VI, Apostolic Letter The Paschal Mystery, readable text WHO]. The bishops of the first centuries, narrated that as early canonized so sometimes nonchalant, They did not exercise the special Petrine charism of infallibility, while today, when you proceed to a canonization, the act implies a verdict of infallible teaching, from which then you can not go back, if not by dropping the entire scaffolding dogmatic Church.

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There are many experienced people and a saintly death, albeit never beatified and canonized; and there are many people who have offered and sacrificed to save the lives of others, but they were never proclaimed martyrs, one of these is Salvo d'Acquisto, per il quale dopo un Convegno di studio indetto dalla Congregazione delle Cause dei Santi nel 2007, il Dicastero ha proceduto con un voto in maggioranza sospensivo circa la possibilità di dichiararlo martire, ed a distanza di undici anni l’esame della documentazione da parte dei membri della Congregazione non è ancora avvenuto.

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The Red Brigades killed Aldo Moro in hatred of the Catholic faith, but for completely different purposes, che in parte non sono ancora chiari ed in gran parte non sono stati ancora chiariti. And I do not think that we can proceed to certain sensitive, fondamentali e imprescindibili chiarimenti storico-politici tramite un processo di beatificazione, and in particular with the superficiality that seems to reign everywhere in the Church these days.

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Still on the figure of Aldo Moro, during this short excursus I looked well from entering into the merits of his many letters written while he was imprisoned in the secret lair of the Red Brigades, not a few of which leave us the image of a man understandably desperate, steeped in a distress characterized by phrases and expressions that little suited to the heroic virtues, at least as up to now we have understood in the light of the theological virtues and the cardinal virtues. But above all do not remember the image of the model par excellence that has always characterized the martyrs and martyrdom: Christ the Lord in the Garden of Olives suffers up to sweat blood, but do not despair [cf. LC 22, 43-44]. Even in this case, show that many of Aldo Moro's letters do not contain this but another, it will be no easy task in the general postulation of the Dominican Order, given that those letters are public and known for decades, incluse quelle dove si lanciano accuse severe ai politici o altrettanto severa accusa rivolta allo stesso Sommo Pontefice Paolo VI, accusato di avere fatto poco per la sua salvezza. And, this accusation, We remember that he made so much grip on her family, that they denied the presence of the corpse in St. John Lateran presided at the funeral by the Supreme Pontiff Paul VI [cf. filmic document, WHO]. A far as we know Christ the Lord, in the Garden of Olives, accept the Father's will, not complain to the Father to have done little to save him from the horrible punishment that awaited him:

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"Father, if you want, away this cup from me! Nevertheless not my, but your will» [LC 22, 43-44].

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E non risulta neppure che i familiari di Cristo Signore, as of the Blessed Virgin Mary Mother of the Incarnate Word, if they are taken with the Father. However, it may be that you decide, on the story of Aldo Moro, to give life to a figure "emotional" martyrdom whole new, it is not impossible.

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To high duty, I feel for what to say in conscience: try to appease the supporters of the blessed or saints to "because I like it", "Because it was cool", "Because it was a very social character"; avoid to beatify and canonize of the figures with the aim of using them then to canonize, so for "dogmatize", historical periods, thoughts and theological schools, because that is dishonest, as well as very dangerous.

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The Pulitzer Prize and the Nobel Prize are both fallen, but can not invalidate the sanctity, because at stake it is not a commission of Swedish spree ideologies politically correct or Americans who have to please some valuable lender; regarding holiness is at stake dogma, one of Peter's infallibility, that saints canonized them through an infallible pronouncement, not because other "beats little heart"Full of “social emotions”, or even less because others want to canonize and "dogmatize" their thoughts.

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3 thoughts on "Dal Bello to Moro: holiness is not decayed Nobel Prize, canonizations are infallible teaching of acts from which then, back, you return

  1. Nel programma di Rai 1 Storie italiane di venerdì 21 settembre un tale, definitosi non credente, intervistato a proposito di Padre Pio ha affermato che il frate era detestato da Pio XII. In realtà Pio XII apprezzava molto Padre Pio, mentre a disprezzarlo fu papa Giovanni XXIII, but, poiché è consideratoil Papa buonoed è divenuto un mito dei cosiddetti progressisti, allora suona stonato ricordare il suo atteggiamento negativo verso qualcuno, a maggior ragione verso un santo (anche se in realtà papa Roncalli ebbe atteggiamenti di fastidio e irritazione verso più di qualcuno). Analogamente Pio XII viene spacciato per Papa reazionario, autoritario, “cattivo”, e dunque adesso qualcuno gli attribuisce anche la cattiveria di aver trattato male Padre Pio. Con tanti saluti alla verità.

  2. As for Aldo Moro, God rest his soul, qualcuno dubita anche di alcune sue virtù umane. But, lasciando da parte i pettegolezzi, il punto è che viene visto come un santino perché simboleggerebbe il connubio cattolici-comunisti visto come culmine della storia d’Italia. In poche parole, una sorta di precursore del PD che, com’è noto, contiene la crema del genere umano. Sia lecito a qualche reprobo come il sottoscritto opporsi alla filosofia della storia targata PD.
    Mi chiedo peraltro che conoscenza della storia d’Italia abbia il postulatore domenicano, spagnolo se non erro. Siccome Moro era terziario domenicano, some of them, ex democristiani, come un certo Alfano della Lateranense, lo citano a modello. Bah. Le politiche di Moro e di Montini (incontro colmondo moderno”) finirono in disastro, e forse Paolo VI se ne rese conto morendo di crepacuore.

  3. Solo una domanda: Hic et Nunc, come atti del magistero infallibile sono rimaste solamente le canonizzazioni ? E perché esse sì, e TUTTO il resto no ? O magari, neanche più esse ?

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