After the elder year Pope Francis and following the success of the young Paolo Sorrentino Pope

AFTER YEAR OF OLDER POPE FRANCIS AND AFTER THE SUCCESS OF YOUNG OF POPE PAUL Sorrentino

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[…] however, it will be in the Sacrament of Penance, as it demonstrated by the Jubilee Year of empty confessionals, where man now devoid of the sense of right and wrong so the sense of sin, justice and true mercy, It has been shown to have now found better answers to its immanent needs in other environments, except that in that Onlus volunteer and social events once called the Catholic Church.

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Author Jorge A. Faccio Lince
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Jorge A. Faccio Lince

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The young Pope, Paolo Sorrentino, TV shows broadcast on Sky (2016). The actor Jude Law in the role of an imaginative Pius XIII

The 26 November closed the Holy Door the papal Archbasilica St. Peter, at the end of a Jubilee year in which there was the wonderful idea not to carry large mass events, but by directing the attention of the faithful to the local Churches. Unfortunately,, this Holy, He has left a confused doubt about the mercy of sacramental grace in confession with that of works of mercy - Especially those body - we can glean from the passage of the Gospel according to St. Matthew:

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"When the Son of Man comes in his glory with all the angels, he will sit on his glorious throne. And they will be gathered before him all nations, and he will separate from each other, as a shepherd separates the sheep from the goats, He will place the sheep on his right and the goats on the left. Then the king will say to those on his right hand: "Come, blessed of my Father, Inherit the kingdom prepared for you from the foundation of the world. For I was hungry and you gave me food, I was thirsty and you gave me drink:; I was a stranger and you welcomed me, naked and you clothed me, sick and you visited me, in prison and you came to me ". Then the righteous will answer: "Lord, when did we see you hungry and we fed you, or thirsty and give you drink? When we saw you a stranger and welcome you, or naked and clothe you? And when did we see you sick or in prison and visit thee?”. responding, the King will: "Truly I tell you: whenever you did this to the least of these my brethren, you did it to me ". Then he will say to those on his left: ”Via, away from me, cursed, the eternal fire, prepared for the devil and his angels. For I was hungry and you gave me food; I was thirsty and you gave me nothing to drink; I was a stranger and you welcomed me, naked and you clothed me, sick and in prison and you visited me ". Then it will: "Lord, when did we see you hungry or thirsty or a stranger or naked or sick or in prison and did not help you?”. Then he will answer: "Truly I tell you: whenever you did this to one of my younger brothers, no you did it to me ". And they will go, to eternal punishment, and the righteous to eternal life ' " [Mt 25, 31-46]

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The first action of Mercy It consists of the conversion specified in the sacrament of confession as a reminder of God's grace which tears man to sin starting from the awareness of evil done and the good and not refused work, accepting forgiveness and righteousness of God given to all of us in the Passion, Death and Resurrection of Jesus Christ who died for our sins [cf. Cat. CC 1987-2005]. And all this does not happen for a certain kind of philanthropy. Instead, the works of mercy, is a general summary or guide for Christians to help others who are in trouble. Small but essential difference that fail to grasp and distinguish many people today, but above all that seems to have been a deliberate choice and sought to equally attract a greater number of people ... This clearly appears from certain writings, audio and images that can be found around the net, or listen to the television as from certain pulpits. A concrete example of this confusion is the article by Carlo Di Cicco:

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"The Pope has tried to show the humanity of the Christian faith and in no jubilee of history there was a lot of exploitation of the poor and marginalized" [cf. WHO].

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In this sentence it seems it is confusing the term of Jubilee year with the concept of marketing campaign, to confirm this later is specified by the same author:

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"And yet even the figures are not so bad for yelling at flop. If you relate the partial data so far available can be seen that 20 million and 400 thousand pilgrims who have crossed the threshold of St Peter in this Jubilee not to disfigure the face of 8 millions 515.088 computed from the Prefecture of the Papal home as participants in 2000 to general audiences, the ceremonies and the Angelus. The cry of merchants pain stems from not considering the conditions of this jubilee unexpected and came in to the economic crisis is not over yet ".

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Certain, the title of this article it sums up everything from the beginning: "Jubilee flop ? No, Francis had not asked triumphal celebrations ». And then there was the "economic crisis", almost as if the Jubilee 2000 It had not opened after the collapse of the late nineties bags, since the crisis began in 1998. Then we fly over the affectation with which we refer to simply as the Successor of Peter Francis, thus leaving aside the fact that two adjectives like highest and pontiff They could make the very long title, and so do not show up well in terms of graphics; what frightens is that behind the closure of the jubilee year remains the impression of a mercy made by man and deprived of sacramental grace of God's Mercy.

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To switch to a different appearance speech: a couple of weeks ago is over the transmission of the television series The Young Pope, view from the editorial staff of 'Patmos Island under the invitation of many readers who wrote in to advise us to see her, because they found it in the young Lenny Belardo, which then it becomes an imaginative Pope Pius XIII, a curious and sometimes amazing similarity in the style of our dear Father Ariel ... we fly over on these comparisons and move on to another: I very much appreciated and shared in their entirety the ratings made by Vatican expert Andrea Tornielli in his commentary devoted to this telefilm and his imaginative character of Pius XIII [cf. WHO]. I find very pertinent and apt "the idea of ​​a media decongestion of the papacy, be less of a protagonist with his person, it's good, indeed very good ". But then, Tornielli, apart from being a journalist, It is also scholar and historian, author of several books devoted to the Popes of the twentieth century, and the contemporary papacy knows him well [cf. WHO, WHO, WHO].

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To make an objective and thorough critique to this curious, particular and sometimes dramatic series, it would be appropriate to do a writing longer and more thorough; suffice to say only in general terms how this series demonstrates the paradox that today ecclesiastical anarchy which wants to make everyone happy, But leaving aside God and the Gospel. In the television series directed by Paolo Sorrentino, stands a Roman Pontiff that in applying the principle of monarchical authority based on Petrine mystery it remains alone, misunderstood and constantly in danger of being trapped and betrayed, mocked and challenged; everything just because "guilty" to defend and proclaim what has always taught the Church. A fictional Supreme Pontiff in conflict with a caste of journalists, conflicts with a popular mass that does not listen, does not accept, He does not want to hear anything other than what is their pleasure and comfortable. It is the interpretation of madness and ignorance, truth and holiness of those who view the Catholic Church as an unbeliever or those who live with a sense of faith.

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I was really impressed the first speech addressed with his face to the public made by the Supreme Pontiff in this imaginary square crowded with people of St Mark's Basilica in Venice the last chapter of this series:

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"God is not allowed, does not show. God does not shout; God whispers, God does not write, God does not hear, God does not rumor, God does not comfort us. And then the children asked who God? And Juana said: God smiles, only then everyone realized ... "

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A speech on which you can say and speculate to no end, leaving a freedom of opinion to the reader as to those who have seen the series; especially if it start from the fact that it looks like a totally opposite exposure to the one made to God by the same Belardo between the severity and solemnity of the first episodes. Perhaps many people will say that this last speech of the series is a lot closer to that vision of the Holy Father Francis, and particularly in this last year ... and this is where the real problem begins. During the first few episodes of the series, a cardinal had opined to young Pontiff :

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"Put an adoring crowd and devoted the puzzle on the existence of God, It means putting an outdated question; the new question today is not whether God exists, but rather because we depend on God ".

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Declare as "passed" the question on the existence of God is a fallacy apodictic; combine the term "crowd" in the actions as adoration and devotion, It could create a misunderstanding about the devotion and all 'worship as actions that do not arise from the free acceptance of faith and the grace of God, but by many other typical elements of social pathologies, or variously linked to the areas of sectarianism, of witchcraft and tribalism. It is instead very opportune the second part of the reasoning, ie the question of the relation report in this case defined almost in opposition between human freedom and God. It is true that the value of human freedom today more than ever a personal and collective foundation of Western civilization; as it is also true that there are talks about the relationship of God with man which are not included because they are considered too complex, to the point of being banned or canceled, just as they are finished erased the elements of justice, of God's providence, of sin itself, of guilt and penance, atoning, etc. … not to mention the original sin, suffice in this regard to see the latest articles published on 'Patmos Island by Father Ariel S. Levi Gualdo about the case of Father John Cavalcoli, on which a few weeks ago it has sparked pandemonium after he dared to speak of "God's punishment" to a radio program, appointing incidentally now the word taboo of sin of sodomy, angering such punto le lobby gay so as to be sued legally ridiculous by one of them for expressing them to say a "homophobe" thought and "racist" [see our articles on the case WHO, WHO]. In practice, though,, Dominican theologian, without undermining the dignity and integrity of anyone, he only remembered the basics of morality and Catholic doctrine that aggressive genderisti they look really determined to make outlaw, just like back then to argue the Father Ariel S. Levi Gualdo on our telematics columns talking about Porn-theologians, using a term coined by the famous philosopher and theologian Cornelio Fabro [cf. article WHO].

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As usual, the answer to these questions was almost never historically balanced. Of course this is a proven evidence of their characteristics of being finished, This is the man, ie focus all of himself in relation to life, the world and God, through limited biased and stereotyped portrayal of the passions and feelings that eventually push to talk, thinking, to act, to present and defend, often even euphoric-aggressive form, but above prevaricating over others, their subjective perception of the true and its interpretation.

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It seems that never manages to be balanced, because in a constant imbalance it is passed by the exaltation of terror and fear to euphoria of '' love '; immediacy of a rigorous justice to a total laxity and indifference towards injustice, by a maniacal sense of wanting to clarify, define or classify all, the outpouring of poetry, hermeneutics, of eclectic performances exactly the same as anything ...

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We are now in the second phase the imbalance and the false freedom frenzy wanted to whatever it takes, ie we anarchy. And this is perceived by the individual to large institutions as are civil society, the state, the same Church. In the first two cases, one could speak of a historical dialectic of Hegel or the courses and appeals of Vico; historical and social changes that led to the end of one era and the beginning of another.

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In the third case, you could say it is a simple historical process within the ecclesial society, but the difference with other social reality is that for the first time we are dealing with the principle of "centrifugal force". After two thousand years the Church has come out from its center "cristonomico", from his teaching, from his canonical and liturgical tradition, from his relationship with the people of God. This centrifugal force is in no way stopped, anything is proclaimed implicitly or explicitly that "man does not depend now from God". In this way comes to life a man who can find in God only a palliative response to certain of his happiness needs, social equality, solidarity, spirit of brotherhood, psychological well-being, care of the environment, etc …

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It's over a year Jubilee in which he proclaimed the injustice towards those who do not want to accommodate real or alleged refugees indiscriminately and without numerical control, towards the injustice of those who do not get paid enough or does not have the same financial resources of other men. All problems and issues dealt with by the modern social doctrine of the Church since the first social encyclical of Pope Leo XIII, which are however not present sociologisms Marxists and of South American populism matrix. A jubilee which was celebrated Martin Luther as a "great reformer", and author of a pseudo reform that has just split the Church; and celebrating this heresiarch they hid all the real problems, following the criteria of a false path stretched a utopia reunification. It has given voice and space to the representatives and to stars the civilized world, political, journalism ... even in the world of gossip It is given space and listening, ignoring and silencing so almost always violent rumors true and honest servants of the Church and of God's people, or of Christians persecuted and killed by Islamists. It has proclaimed the existence of a large door that welcomes everyone and a way that is no longer away but a field that brings together everyone without distinctions and divisions; all the same, like sheep feel the same sensations, that move and who eat the same way. No longer the narrow gate announced by Christ to which we come through hard and tortuous path [cf. LC 13, 24], but above all under the guidance and supervision of a Shepherd; because even the Pastor has now become one of the sheep, in its limitatezze and weaknesses. It all to participate in the sacraments has been invited, without exclusion, just as if the sacraments were a right acquired by the faithful, thus depriving them their real value of consistency, consciousness and awareness, of responsibility and reason, for the unfortunate and wrong sacramental pastoral work of many sacred ministers.

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just that, ultimately, It is the heart of the problem: the sacred ministers in which shows the lack of intelligence and the supremacy of the centrifugal force that reigns in the Church. For now we can choose the Eucharistic celebration model that is most suitable to our whims, with its own rituals emotional or even superstitious. But it will be in the Sacrament of Penance, as it demonstrated by the Jubilee Year of empty confessionals, where man now devoid of the sense of good and evil, so the sense of sin, justice and true mercy, It has been shown to have now found better answers to its immanent needs in other environments, except that in that Onlus volunteer and social events once called the Catholic Church. The man will wonder no more and not whether God exists, and what is the use if there; will wonder what good the Church and its sacred ministers, with its sacraments emptied the mystery of grace and filled with "rights" worldly. And the only answer that the man will be apathy, indifference. While on the other hand social workers of Onlus They remain convinced that the man needed to hear himself talk as he pleases, that is, of himself and for himself, instead of God and of his sacramental grace.

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Perhaps this is the answer to the dramatic question: "When the Son of Man will return, will he find faith on the earth?» [cf. LC 18, 1-8] Christ does not ask at all, if the Son of Man will regain visible Church, he just asked if he find faith.

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