The Church dies to rise in a small flock: Carlo Caffarra was an authentic doctor and father of the twenty-first century Church

THE CHURCH THAT dies to rise IN A LITTLE FLOCK: CARLO CAFFARRA WAS A TRUE DOCTOR AND FATHER OF THE CHURCH OF THE XXI CENTURY

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« … I talked to Cardinal Carlo Caffarra the day before he died, remaining I agreed that I would go to visit him in Bologna together with my co-worker the day 20 Of this month. Instead, Saturday 9 September, in the Cathedral of St. Peter in Bologna Metro will celebrate the funeral funeral of one of the last great fathers and doctors of the Church "

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Ariel S. Levi Gualdo

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Dearest Ariel,

well, did you write about me too much! [Ed. cf. WHO].Thank you for your closeness and your affection, I went through moments of serious evidence, but the "Lord delivered me from the lion's mouth". I suffered a lot for the Church and with the Church […]. I'll wait in Bologna after the first ten days of September, so we will have to stay half a day in the company. Pray to Our Lady for me. A big hug to you and Jorge. A dear greeting to Father Giovanni Cavalcoli.

+Carlo Caffara [17 August 2017]

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Carlo Caffara, Busseto June 1 1938 – Bologna 6 September 2017

The first question always I addressed to Cardinal Carlo Caffarra beginning of our frequent talks, era: "Father Cardinal, how are you?». The last time I responded to this question in conversation beginning was the 5 September: "I'm fine. Think, doctors heartened me saying I'm like a car that has the engine of a Ferrari into the body of a Fiat Cinquecento the early seventies ".

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Instead, meeting him in person, esordivo saying: "Father Cardinal, I'm glad you are well ". As I said the last time I visited him in Bologna together with Jorge Facio Lince, to which he manifested the affection and esteem for his character fed to young scholars with faith and philosophical and theological depth. He smiled and then replied wittily addressed to Jorge: "It is obvious that your good Father finds me well, you know how: born beautiful », he said pointing to himself with two coups on the chest and continuing by saying: « … and then, knowing that you came to visit me, not to spoil before you this morning I also went to the hairdresser '. And chuckling runs his hand over her hair.

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The Cardinal had retired on a hill in Bologna, in an apartment adjacent to the archdiocesan seminary of the City Felsinea. Walking in the green space around his house, mi said: "Now I look here from Bologna, praying every day for this City ".

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In the living room where they were holding our private talks, he kept on the wall a large portrait of the Holy Father Giovanni Paolo II, and occasionally, including a speech and the other, He never failed to throw a glance.

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Carlo Caffara, Busseto June 1 1938 – Bologna 6 September 2017

Cardinal Carlo Caffara It gave me an authentic heritage of faith, doctrine and theological education. Over the years to come I can speak and write of this heritage that sent me, but never of the rest, instead I take with me into the grave, in total secrecy.

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When the day 5 I spoke with him, It did not seem to pay into a state of debilitation. He was not suffering from a disease that was compromising her life, He had had problems earlier and exceeded surgery; He was a very nice man from one side, very sloppy on his part to follow the advice of medical specialists. So he did not die for a junta disease state degenerative terminal, but it has been struck by a cardiac arrest.

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venture a guess: his sudden death, It could have occurred after having received some kind of news, or if anything after thinking for a few days on a news received a few days before? I say this thinking back to his joke of a few months ago, He made playful tone while in a clinical setting to make the controls: «… sorry if when you first called me I did not answer you, but right now I'm in the clinic to do some’ of controls routine. I am now in my room, I can speak with complete peace '. I ask for news of his health, he answers: « … I'll tell you, apart from causing problems on age, healthy'm fine. But maybe, one day, You could reach me one of those big news so dry that I could stay there any minute ".

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The Good People of God, increasingly disoriented, He knows only the visible tip of large iceberg that emerges from the sea. We, we are in this for poor service rendered by the privileged knowledge about nothing, but precisely unfortunate, centimeter by centimeter rather know all the meters that form the base of this mountain of ice submerged in the icy waters of the sea; We know how this mass of ice has formed and what it can lead to crash above with a steamer launched against it at high speed.

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Carlo Caffara, Busseto June 1 1938 – Bologna 6 September 2017

Are we guilty not to inform the people of God? No, we're not in conscience, because you are required to notify when a call through to a large shared and collective effort, you can fix a broken. But when you do not have the means to correct the course and avoid a collision, then inform would mean only create unnecessary panic it would not do anything, if not to worsen the situation. This is the difference which exists between the principle of useful knowledge and saving, compared to that knowledge completely useless, made so by the fact that produce nothing but scandal an end in itself in an irreversible situation.

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In its time, when the journalistic and popular morbidity was putting pressure it was made public last still segretato text of the message given by the Blessed Vergine Maria to three shepherd children of Fatima, the Holy Father John Paul II, berating a spirit of curiosity, He said that knowledge and knowing also entails great responsibility:

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«[…] many want to know [Ed. this “secret”] just as they were moved by curiosity and the sensational flavor: But they forget that they know involves a responsibility. It is a desire only to satisfy their curiosity, if you are not at the same time ready to act against the predictable tragedy " [Apostolic Visitation in Fulda, 1980, response to a question of the Supreme Pontiff reported by German weekly Voice of faith].

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The Holy Father Giovanni Paolo II He made it clear that neither a people morbidly, or some journalists chasing scoop, they could meet these responsibilities. And if as you think, the last so-called “Third secret”, It has not been revealed in full, all in all, in my opinion, They have done well not to reveal, knowing that the result would be just the mundane chatter, certainly not the race for the conversion, to repentance and remission of sins request. Imagine, in times like these, there would be the risk of seeing the great co-owners of the world, vale a dire i high priests the largest anti-LGBT church sodomitic, outlaw the Mother of God, if anything, in a possible full text, there was also only a vague reference to the conversion of unethical for their salvation from Hellfire. And so we would witness, before, the condemnation of Madonna “crime of homophobia”, and then, reaction would follow for blasphemies and curses to no end to the next Gay Pride, staged by these champions of “tolerance” inspired in their deeds that Lucifer himself.

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The visible Church Today we have before, with all the dwarves and the dancers dancing in the ballroom of the Titanic who just hit the big iceberg, must simply sink, because for years and years it is in a state of irreversible decline. The visible Church that today we have before, It is one that puttaneggia now with a world empty of Christ, well, he is looking to shake humanity with the announcement of the mystery of the incarnate God, dead and risen. A socialist Church, populist and environmentalist who has set up a commission entrusted sham Archbishop Francisco Ladaria Ferrer, to discuss the possibility of a female diaconate what we know to be already decided; for this was necessary, a fortiori, a commission sham study. And we know also that the farce of the diaconate to women is only a first Trojan horse that must precede the gradual entry of the large horse: women priests. The prelude to the ordination of women - apart from the female diaconate already decided -, are the pseudo-theological discussions for a long time being in the sunlight, ie the fact that the “No” John Paul II on this issue expressed in the final formula, according to many is not so final, so it's not as fool-proof, so dogmatic [cf. WHO]. Also because: What does that mean, but above all what value does the concept of infallibility or the dogma concept, before the subjective or collective jubilation staff feel, of little heart that beats me, that tells me and that makes me feel, making valid and especially dogmatic only what “I think”, that “I feel” …?

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Carlo Caffara, Busseto June 1 1938 – Bologna 6 September 2017

Another decision taken, its impulse Claudio Hummes of dire Cardinale, is that of the priesthood to married men in so-called experimental. The excuse given for this institution will be the different regions of the world where there is much shortage of clergy. You just go to the regulation of all, because this, like other things even worse, all of them have already been decided. And soon we will find ourselves well before the celebration “Messe ecumeniche” with Protestants, which always it is very dear to another ominous figure of the College of Cardinals, Cardinal Walter Kasper, part of that Court of Miracles dancing in the ballroom of the Titanic after it did slam on the big iceberg. And the Church of Hummes, Kasper and of the delinquent Court of Miracles, not always correspond to the Church of Christ. In the visible Church is indeed going fast genetic mutation, or rather a transmutation, that such an example would be equivalent in all respects to our Hypatia Roman feline cat that this is, quickly turn into a reticulated python. In a similar not desirable eventuality, maybe I'd be cruel and inconsistent, to assert that the reticulated python, It is definitely not my lovable cat Hypatia, but quite another ?

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Who knows the meters and meters of ice found in blends and icy waters, far below the visible tip on the surface, It may even reach the point of not making it more physically, of torture in torture. Christ the Lord Himself, perfect in divinity and perfect in humanity, before the punishment did not make it, and his heart gave way.

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Carlo Caffara, Busseto June 1 1938 – Bologna 6 September 2017, He blesses the remains of his predecessor in the archbishop's chair of Bologna, Cardinal Giacomo Biffi, Milan 13 June 1928 – Bologna 11 July 2015.

Like Christ, Also Cardinal Carlo Caffarra was taken from that death which has always been the “invention” craziest man, entered the stage of our human existence with original sin, who corrupt our perfect nature originally created by God. A sin from which we have been washed in baptism and redeemed by the sacrifice of Christ the Lamb slain, and of his resurrection, to which all have been made partakers.

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hurts a lot - of course for them -, that neither the Vaticanists politically correct, nor the secularist press howling at “epochal revolution bergogliana”, We have spent the last two days and only a few measured words on Cardinal Carlo Caffarra, that was certainly not the Cardinal Carlo Maria Martini, born and lived to please the masses Radical chic. Cardinal Carlo Caffarra was born and lived to please Christ, and tried to please him from the cradle to the cross. That is why today participates in the eternal glory of the Risen One mystery, after his heart gave out more; and his, It was not the heart of a pleaser, but one that demanded certain things just do not like, that is enough to make him a father and teacher of the true Church of Christ will survive, if anything, even in a small flock haggard, His return until the end of time, when "again in glory to judge the living and the dead".

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During the Easter Octave, Cardinal and I talked for half an hour while we were in two opposite corners of Italy: of, in an area of ​​Lombardy, I Cilento, on the border between Campania and Basilicata: « … I came in one area of ​​Lombardy to be a parish priest during the Easter feast. by now, in certain areas, Priests are becoming scarce. It was, per me, a wonderful experience ". I replied: "I think in the short, our future, will be just that: move from one part to bring the Word of God and to serve the People of God scattered, or what remains of God's people ". Replica Cardinal: "During one of my summer stay in Castel Gandolfo, the Holy Father Giovanni Paolo II told me that in the near future we would be back to the silence of the catacombs. It would have been more the catacombs of the past, but a whole new reality, although similar in substance. And saying this is remade to the then young theologian Joseph Ratzinger, who exposed this possibility at the end of the sixties " …

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Cardinal Carlo Caffarra with Father Giovanni Cavalcoli in the Convent of San Domenico Bologna, during the official opening act of the cause of beatification of the Dominican theologian Tomas Tyn

We were in December 1969 and that the then young theologian Joseph Ratzinger, the evidence shows was indeed a remarkable prophecy:

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"From today's crisis it will emerge a Church that has lost much. It will become smaller and will have to share more or less the beginning. No longer able to live in the buildings built in times of prosperity. With the decrease of his faithful, also lose much of the social privileges. It will be a more spiritual Church, that is not a political mandate arrogherà, now flirting with the left and now with the right. It will become poor and the Church of the poor. It will be a long process, but when all the travaglio sarà passed, great power will emerge from a more spiritual and simplified Church. At that point the men discover that they inhabit a world of indescribable loneliness, and having lost sight of God, They will experience the horror of their poverty. Then, and only then, They see that little flock of believers as something totally new: they find out as a hope for themselves, the answer had always tried in secret " [cf. by a series of radio lectures delivered in Regensburg in 1969].

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From the Blessed Paul VI until Venerable Benedict XVI, this process that began after a long gestation period at the end of the pontificate of Pius XII Venerable, Today it has become irreversible, with all that implies as real and objective of the irreversibility, managed by Court of Miracles a handful of authentic criminals become more and more like the killers.

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One time, one died martyrs of the faith, today we die martyrs of that powerlessness generated by a decline in advanced and therefore irreversible. But still, the Congregation for the Causes of Saints, He has not decided to study and recognize this new form of martyrdom: White martyrdom. Maybe because it's too busy working to please the new course of the beatification process of socialist, ecologisti the deisti …

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the Pope Francis I and Cardinal Carlo Caffarra the 16 April 2016.

This was Carlo Caffarra, I know him and I will testify. A man of God who has materialized the warning of the Holy Father Giovanni Paolo II "Do not be afraid, open, indeed wide the doors to Christ and his saving power ». Other than the Church coquettish, mondialista, Ecological ed ecumenist, flirting with Luther, Marx and Freud, that does not judge or condemn anyone - except for their devoted children -, and now reduced to a harlot who spreads her legs in the world and its satanic masters, introducing in its body all the worst infectious diseases no longer calls these, but "welcoming", "Inclusion" and even "mercy". And we who we are and intend to remain apostles of the divine salvific care contained in the Holy Gospel, how can we recognize the aberrant “right” to disease? How can we accept that today's visible Church, instead welcome the sinner, trial was put to accept the sin? Is this not the true Church of Christ?

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Inlle blind guides, Today I dare “profetare” that soon we will see: in part, the death of many of the few good bishops and priests that remain and that will not make it to hold more psycho-physical level; in part, assist at a high abandonment of the priesthood of good priests that, reduced to a state of utter helplessness, and made by management of the most satanic Court of Miracles in the condition of not being able to act, prefer to step back and, for human consistency, ask dismissal from the clerical state. For as already more brothers have told me the secret of the inner hole and outer hole: "It is one thing to die martyrs for the faith for the defense of truth, an account rather die needlessly, for pure and irrational stupidity of men no more faith now, Truth and Christian dignity ". All problems will be solved but, certainly. Even so bright, Today we have seen that as Prefect of the Congregation for the Clergy one of the greatest pastors in the care of souls in the history of the Church, who has spent his entire life in contact with priests and pastoral realities and diocesan; a man to such discrete point much to remember the story of The Nonexistent Knight Italo Calvino …

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All this I tell you the day of the Nativity of the Blessed Vergine Maria, always hoping, tomorrow, have totally wrong, then asking for forgiveness for the serious allegations made today, on the occasion of the death of one of the last Fathers and Doctors of the Church of Christ.

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the Island of Patmos, 8 September 2017

Feast of the Nativity of the Blessed Vergine Maria

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Note 9 September 2017, hours 14.30

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DRAFTING DE THE ISLAND OF PATMOS It ATTENDED THE FUNERAL OF CARDINAL CARLO CAFFARRA

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In the Metropolitan Cathedral of St Peter crowded with faithful, at 11, the presence of numerous bishops and priests, S. AND. Mons. Matteo Maria Zuppi, Metropolitan Archbishop of Bologna, It celebrated the funeral funeral of Cardinal Carlo Caffarra.

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SR. Matilde Giuseppina Nicoletti

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funeral funeral of Cardinal Carlo Caffarra, Archbishop Emeritus of Bologna

The Fathers de The island of Patmos John Cavalcoli and Ariel S. Levi Gualdo, despite their desire not able to travel to Bologna within two days after the announcement of the death of Cardinal Carlo Caffarra, Now both being at a great distance from the capital emiliano romagnolo and therefore unable to move suddenly.

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before the end of this month Father Ariel and his collaborator Jorge Facio Lynx will be in Bologna where he will travel to visit the grave of the man who was for all of us a great father, teacher and friend.

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S. AND. Mons. Matteo Maria Zuppi, Archbishop of Bologna, funeral homily

This morning I went to Bologna from the nearby residence of my religious community of San Lazzaro, to pay tribute to Cardinal Carlo Caffarra and participate on behalf of all our staff to his funeral obsequies.

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For the continuation their apostolic work, Fathers de The island of Patmos They can now count on a guardian angel more in Paradise.

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Bologna, 9 September 2017

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4 thoughts on "The Church dies to rise in a small flock: Carlo Caffarra was an authentic doctor and father of the twenty-first century Church

  1. Caro father Ariel,

    what it is not to say and admit, It is that we are four years in deep crisis, you call “irreversible” and I'm afraid you're right. I do not believe, how to write the script finish, you'll have smentir stating that today, I read for years your books and writings, I know how much you guessed several times years in advance, sometimes even when certain things did not even speak, I believe it is right to act this dartene, place that you are the first to pray, rightly, in making certain analyzes (or rather prophecies), of being wrong and being wrong.

    Under the pontificate of Benedict XVI there were several signs of recovery, some even surprising, now no more people know how to hide that St Peter's Square is always empty, the basilica is reduced in a state indescribable, like a market, people with her into shameful conditions and without respect for the sacred place of Christianity.

    L’Annuarium Statisticum Ecclesiae 2015 It indicates that the number of priests in Europe declined by 2.502 in one year. Hundreds throughout Europe the male and female religious institutes closed, their stable sold, often sold off. Many others in the closing phase. Many monasteries of cloistered nuns are smaller array, dozens and dozens of smaller congregations of women now a few elderly sisters, Many convents and religious institutes that for decades no longer have a profession and an entry into the novitiate.

    But above all and most of all, the thing on which it is silent, before this “epochal revolution” in progress, started between “Good morning” and “good evening”, “good lunch” and “good dinner”, with announced reforms of the Roman Curia finished somewhere, It is that the abandonment of the priesthood are worrying increase, and coincide precisely with the beginning of this season “epochal revolution”.

    I belong to a diocese where in recent 10 years were ordered a total of 7 new priests, 5 of whom they have left the priesthood after a short time.

    That perhaps sian these prices a “epochal revolution”?

    I can not deny that I, to 50 years of age and 20 of priestly ministry, I feel holy envy for the death of Cardinal Caffara, and I would have liked, with a bang, He has the grace of his own death.

    Male “revolutions”, especially those “epochal”, They have their price tags, or their acceptable “defections” that the van empty churches to priests who leave the priesthood.

    After all come to think there is always an excuse, perhaps, the faithful who desert the churches and the priests who leave the priesthood in ever-increasing numbers, They were not yet “Christian adults”, so that say … It was perhaps better to lose than to find them?

    However, you have well written … He died one of the last of the Church Fathers and Doctors.

    A Tuscan priest

    1. Dear Tuscan fellow priest,

      as it put the city of Rome, as putting his poor church?
      And’ mass in this way, exactly this way …
      Open the article below and you Currency, confirming what writes Father Ariel in his excellent article on the late Cardinal. Caffara, and what comments you.
      How not “to envy” Cardinal. Caffara returned to the Father's House, everything said by someone who has just turned 39 year old?

      Don Paul (Roman clergy)

      http://www.ilmessaggero.it/roma/cronaca/pipi_colonnato_sa_pietro-3220803.html

  2. Much will be said and write this titanic figure, because that was, in faith and culture.
    I was ordered by him when he was bishop of Ferrara and I remember the depth and fatherhood. But I also remember what was despised by some city environments that were owned in part to the old Masonic lodges part of the hard core of the old PCI.
    His successor, tried to please everyone, in fact doing little or nothing, in addition to some damage …
    Then came Bishop. Negri, that the “masters of the city” did not like, who made up their noses even at several priests, but today it is these priests mourn, before a successor sent with a specific mission: please everyone.

    The then my bishop Carlo Caffarra just that taught me: that you can not please everyone, and for twenty years I live my priesthood with this conviction, trying to act accordingly.

    In heaven the angels accompany him!

    Priest Ferrara

  3. There is a passage, that on no opportunity to reveal everything to not create panic, which I am a little’ puzzled. I, for some things are still naive, but I tell myself that things are better for people to know. After Jonah was sent to Nineveh to foretell the destruction of the city; Panic came repentance (today we would say: panic anybody can go all'attrizione and then to contrition). It's true, says the parable of the rich man, that those who do not believe does not believe in a rain of prophets. But if Our Lady told her to make public the secret in '60, Perhaps there was a reason. Besides, the Church is full of what my grandfather would have called Neapolitan “happy fools” who throw themselves into great appreciation of Caffara and his spiritual testament; but despite the apocalyptic tone of Cardinal, They still scoff if you say that the crisis of the Church is epochal.

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