Forfeiture&surroundings: "We are the army (clerical) the selfies "between migrants and spilline

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DECLINE&SURROUNDING: "US ARMY (CLERICAL) THE selfies' AMONG MIGRANTS AND SPILLINE …

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The 16 February on the site of Future appears the following news: "Migrants. The selfie Pope with the pin "We open ports!”». Faced with this announcement and to those images someone has rightly pointed out that today, among many things to open, the gospel has priority, especially in certain curie, convents, monasteries and seminaries …

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Ivano Liguori, Ofm. Capp.

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The army of the selfie – a stage on which the priests should not be comfortable [Click on the image to open]

As a priest I always find it difficult to apply a passage from the Gospel of Matthew:

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"Be careful not to practice your righteousness before men, to be seen by them, otherwise there is no reward for you with your Father who is in heaven. Therefore, When you give alms, do not sound a trumpet before thee, as the hypocrites do in the synagogues and in the streets, they may be praised by people. Verily I say unto you: They have already received their reward. Instead, while you give alms, do not let your left hand know what thy right hand doeth, so that your alms in secret remains; and your Father, who sees in secret, It will reward you " [Mt 6,1-3].

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And to: man is vainglorious and as such is always very difficult to work for free. And the priest remains, until the contrary is proved not easy, a man with all his faults. Doing something good there is always the temptation of personal gain, even when there is no monetary reward, the gain you can always make money in fame, in prestige, in visibility and, of course, in like.

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Can we waste so much good things? Of course not. So today, we priests, we do not seek more souls to save it like to collect. Soon said: We performed an action of charity? Here is ready photos on Instagram! A politician who hate issued an opinion? Do not delay to punish going down hard Twitter! Individual photos of a priest in the planet and handpiece? Here is ready contemptuous and sarcastic comments of Facebook or on duty Blog!

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Rome, 25 January 2019: Ivano Liguori and Ariel S. Levi Gualdo, images where the priests feel quite natural ease …

Examples could be multiplied, but the bottom substance always remains the same: We are delighted to have been practicing our righteousness, the one you like so much in the world. And as I grieve to say, by acting in this way we priests are no longer fishers of men, as the Blessed Apostle Peter [cf. Mt 4, 19], but fishermen followers. We are saturated with Internet users priests seeking visibility: James Martin - known apostle of the rainbow world and the outgoing Church - Alex Zanotelli, Giorgio De Capitani, Mauro Leonardi and others that climb the ascent of fame, if anything, to achieve the fame of real star: Antonio Mazzi and Luigi Ciotti.

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Far from the envious or resent these confreres, that arouse in me only dejection, having chosen to walk one priestly style does not conform but very common nowadays; a style that Jesus does not share absolutely, because the blatant does not fall between the characteristics of the disciple. Indeed, the talk about himself, It is never a wise choice [cf. LC 6,26]. The priest, must be exercised in a transparent behind which must manifest Christ; and this kind of way of perfection, It requires a lifetime.

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The old anthologies of holiness which they were read during meals in convents of Lent, guarding a beautiful expression: "Also insensitive to praise and scorn". Because this is the man enlightened by God, which it proves transparent and insensitive to what can be a merit or demerit. This does not mean to despise the gifts or personal gifts, rather it is more than ever we have to recognize that I possess is not mine but God's grace, so I can not brag; everything is written and explained in the famous parable of the talents [cf. Mt 25, 14-30]. The same criticisms are not the final word of God on my life, then they are irrelevant.

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I share the thoughts of Cardinal. Robert Sarah when he says:

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"The more we are clothed with glory and honor, most are raised in dignity, the more we are entrusted with public responsibilities, of prestige and positions in the world, how to lay, priests or bishops, and we must move forward in humility and carefully cultivate the sacred dimension of our inner life constantly trying to see the face of God in prayer, oration, in contemplation and asceticism. It can happen that a good and pious priest, a high time to episcopal dignity, rapidly falling into mediocrity and concern to succeed in world affairs. […] Manifesta in his being and in his works a desire for promotion, a desire for prestige and spiritual degradation. He ends up harming himself and the flock of which the Holy Spirit established him guardian to feed the church of God, which it was purchased with the blood of his own Son. We all run the risk of being monopolized by business and the cares of the world if we neglect the inner life, prayer, prayer, I feel every day face to face with God, asceticism required every contemplative and to every person who wants to see the Lord and live with Him " [cf. Robert Sarah, The power of silence, Cantagalli, 2017, pp. 35-36].

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Rome, 25 January 2019: Ivano Liguori and Ariel S. Levi Gualdo, images where the priests feel quite natural ease …

The 16 February on the site of Future appears this news: "Migrants. The selfie Pope with the pin "We open ports!”» [see WHO]. Ad images before which someone has rightly pointed out that today, among many things to open, the gospel has priority, especially in certain curie, convents, monasteries and seminaries …

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The news, however, is a Clickbait very successful, the web goes crazy for certain things and chef executive officer It is king, in conclusion: coup Avvenire! Aside from the title to great effect, The following news reports that Don Nandino Capovilla has approached the Supreme Pontiff during the meeting on Migration in Sacrofano and, including greetings and kisses, The Holy Father noted the lapel pin "We open ports!"In the hands of the priest and, liking it, It has lent itself to make a selfie with him [cf. WHO, WHO, WHO, WHO].

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I apologize to all: I'm afraid I have definitely needs a lot of conversion, perhaps even a good eye drops for the eyes, because I just can not catch a gospel message in everything. Or better: the message is, and it is evident that there is, But it is the political and social. The beginning of human justice that you want to accomplish through the logic of the world.

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The priest commented on selfie on his profile Facebook:

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We climb on the roofs! Bravely Pope Francis never fails, cut short with discounted exhortations. It gives a picture that raises quell'apriamo ports that is uniting citizens from the north to the south of the country and that evangelical Christians is required to be free from fear. From the title of the national meeting of the Italian Church Francesco she started to denounce and relaunch: “Fear is the source of all bondage and every dictatorship. The fear of the people growing violence of dictators. We renounce the encounter with each other to erect barriers: this is not human. Who has had the power to overcome the fear today is invited to climb on the roofs and invite others to do the same”.

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It's true: you have to climb on the roofs, I'm with you don Nandino, but on the rooftops I will go up to preach the Gospel, God's Word. And with that I can inform you that I have not seen many spilline hospital where the chaplain with the words "no abortion!», "Living conscientious objection!». Even I saw in parishes pins praising the traditional family, marital fidelity, fidelity to the priestly celibacy, the defense of prostitutes, the protection of the terminally ill and bedridden elderly and so on … but the list goes on. And when such events happen, They are always at the hands of lay people who are immediately accused of traditionalism, fascism and bigotry. Maybe, unlike us priests, they still have something open … the heart.

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Rome, 25 January 2019: Ivano Liguori and Ariel S. Levi Gualdo, images where the priests feel quite natural ease

We priests we need more of selfie and find the courage to act, because now the Gospel we no longer nags and is a dead letter. If by mistake we quote, it often happens that it is just the second edition revised interpretation of The Manifesto Marx and Engels or the summary of thesis Martin Luther.

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Dear Don Nandino, I am sure that you carry in your community a commendable service, but next time avoids selfie and advertising, because they are not needed. Your priesthood is already so compelling, without these things, because it is based on exousia [authority, authority] of Christ. You then remember that when St. Joseph Cafasso passed between the masons, prisoners, sentenced to death and poor people of his time, I doubt I researched it visibility, the less he let yourself be intoxicated by the sacred fire of enthusiasm that can burn badly.

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Your priestly service is valuable, It should be done thus proclaiming Christ, if you do find that people will seek you out because you are not a fair according to the thinking of the world, but because they have met a minister of God who welcomes, reconciles, feeds with the Eucharist, He teaches to pray and to bend the knees in front of an upper Majesty to that of social network: the Blessed Sacrament.

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Cagliari, 18 February 2019

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ARMY OF selfies
[ Tagagi & Ketra ]
You know the moon on Saturday night
I mean the real one, I mean the real one
You know the stars, Twin Towers
Those that no longer exist ,those that no longer exist
And if I talk football
And if I sound a bit 'the banjo
You say you are depressed, I'm not in the context, that rotten smell
But if I take you into the woods
I say take me downtown
Why is not there the field, then go out of your mind like the last time
We are the army of the selfie
Whose tans with the iPhone
But we have no more contacts
Only like to another post
But I miss you
I miss you
I miss you
I miss you in the flesh
I miss the list
Of the things that I did not, That I do not have, That I do not have
You know the night of Saturday evening
I mean the black, I mean the black
You know the people running in their underwear
You say that no longer exist, You say that no longer exist
And if I talk about sex
rock paper scissors or
You say you are depressed, I'm not in the context, that rotten smell
But if I bring in the park
I say take me downtown
Why is not there the field, then go out of your mind like the last time
We are the army of the selfie
Whose tans with the iPhone
But we have no more contacts
Only like to another post
But I miss you
I miss you
I miss you
I miss you in the flesh (I miss you in the flesh)
I miss the list (I miss the list)
Of the things that I did not, That I do not have, That I do not have (That I do not have)
We are the army of the selfie
Whose tans with the iPhone
But we have no more contacts
Only like to another post
But I miss you
I miss you
I miss you
I miss you in the flesh (I miss you in the flesh)
I miss the list (I miss the list)
Of the things that I did not, That I do not have, That I do not have (That I do not have)
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[Composers: Alessandro Merli / Fabio Clemente / Thomas Paradise]

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