The largest church in Syracuse and the small local Masonry: story of a fake news 30 October 201730 October 2017 isoladipatmos THE GREAT CHURCH OF SYRACUSE AND THE SMALL LOCAL Freemasonry: STORY OF A FAKE NEWS . For us Catholics, the memorable sentence launched by Pope Leo XIII in his encyclical The Human race of 1884, in condemning the philosophical and moral relativism of Freemasonry, remains, Today more than ever, topical. . AuthorAriel S. Levi Gualdo . . PDF format Print article . . The inscription above the aisles of the cathedral of Syracuse: Syracuse is the daughter of the Church of St. Peter at Antioch after the first dedicated to Christ [the Church of Syracuse is the first daughter of the Apostle Saint Peter and the second one after the Church of Antioch] Within in a matter not pertinent issues of our magazine, it does not deal with topical, but only ecclesial and pastoral theology update, even if the fact on which the comment relates spend a fact of ecclesiastical nature. . We start from a given: the title given no hint, because one of Syracuse is not only a great Church made so by his being old, Church is a glorious. Who enters his metropolitan cathedral was struck by the columns supporting the two aisles file, these are the columns of the ancient Doric temple dedicated to Athena, dating from the seventh century B.C.. Above the columns of these aisles dominated by the written: «Syracuse is in the Church of St. Peter at Antioch Christ after the daughter of the first dedicated ». . The inscription above the aisles of the cathedral of Syracuse Church of apostolic foundation, Syracuse is "the first daughter of the Apostle Saint Peter and the second one after the Church of Antioch", as indicated by the venerable Latin inscription above the aisles. The Blessed Apostle will in fact sent the Martian bishop to erect and, a few years later, He was visited by the Blessed Apostolo Paolo during an apostolic journey documented in the Acts of the Apostles: "We landed in Syracuse, where we stayed three days' [At 28,13]. With the local Christian community the Blessed Apostle he entertained in the catacombs dedicated after St. Giovanni Evangelista, which incidentally is the oldest of the catacombs of Rome. . Syracuse, early Christian basilica of St. Peter, dating back to the early fourth century [see gallery, WHO] Syracuse has given the Church a figure of particular importance, if we consider that the Beata martire Lucy of Syracuse, together with Agata, Agnese, Cecilia and Anastasia, are the great martyrs mentioned in the Roman Canon of the Mass. And while many of today's large diocese in the central and northern parts of our country were still far from being erected centuries, during the first councils and synods of the Church of Syracuse Bishop signature appears on documents shortly after that of the Bishop of Rome. Even today, in the heart of the ancient Greek city of Syracuse, which it is the island of Ortigia [cf. WHO], you can visit the early Christian basilica dedicated to St. Peter, one of the oldest churches in Europe, built before the Council held at Nicaea in the year 325 [see pictures and guide, WHO]. . Syracuse, early Christian basilica of St. Peter, dating back to the early fourth century [see gallery, WHO] I remember with tender emotion when in October 2010, While they were living in Rome for several meetings to the Holy See, I accompanied two American bishops visiting Syracuse, one of which is now a cardinal. In the eyes of these two places men driving two respective large dioceses, I caught several times a sense of fear and dread, or as he said one of the two: "In the United States we consider my oldest archdiocese founded in 1790, But before these ancient stones I feel really little more than a Bishop-child ». . Syracuse, Catacombs of St. John, to encrypt del protovescovo Marziano [ Antioch, I sec. – Syracuse, early second century] At Syracuse I wrote on the pages of a commemorative book of the Apostolic Nunciature in Italy, which collaborated for the part historical and theological; book then published in 2016 by Libreria Editrice Vaticana. And starting from the ancient Siracusa I treated the figure of the ancient apocrisari - the ancestors of the current apostolic nuncios - moving between East and West. But most of all I treated stories dating back to the ancient times of the fifth and eighth century linked to a particular ecclesiastical institute: The legation of Sicily, from the year 1098. I allowed this mention between the lines just because a book is a public act, and it is also reported my name contributor, but if it were "office jobs", I'd be careful not to do any kind of mention. . poster of the conference sponsored by the Grand Orient of Italy in Syracuse Very it would be telling, this introduction can, however, be sufficient to give a well-deserved lesson to the so-called diffusers fake news, or to those two lines or a single title write and they spread the news network with the stomach instead of her brain, if not worse giving irrevocable judgments. . It is indeed happened that as of this morning came to the editorial office The island of Patmos numerous emails from Italy and abroad written by people who, shouting in much the scandal, wondering how it is that Freemasonry in Syracuse is promoted by the local Church. . S. AND. Mons. Salvatore Pappalardo, Archbishop of Syracuse, in a brief interview on the occasion of the feast of Saint Lucia [click on image to open the video] The Church of Syracuse is governed by S.It is. Mons. Salvatore Pappalardo, 72 year old, man anything but naive, and behind all the experience necessary. After working as a young priest in a parish in Catania, his diocese of origin, He was chosen as the diocesan vicar general. Nine years later he was promoted to the bishopric of Nicosia, a small diocese in which today is still alive in people remember his amiable man of Mediterranean sunshine. On him I think I can express direct knowledge, because I know him for many years, appreciate those traits of Christian humility often unknown to some of his pretini trendy, that after going to Rome and caught a Litmus Test that PhD, begin to strut with flute Martini with olive, between a nocturnal conversation and the other in Jerusalem, looking good from learning from their bishop virtue of true shepherds of souls care, which it is precisely that of humility. As we know, however,, to abate humility have always been the poor who do not accept and respect on and off the surroundings of the tower around which is their fan club are strangers emeritus in the canonical, theological and biblical, pace of their litmus paper soaked in acid amount directly proportionate to their actual lack of knowledge and wisdom. . S. AND. Mons. Salvatore Pappalardo, Archbishop of Syracuse A pastoral experience man, prudent and humble even as the current Archbishop of Syracuse, He never would fall into a similar trap, and in fact there fell. What really happened is simply this: those four freelancers and more or less trombones clinicians who make up one of the local Masonic lodges, They requested a comparison during a conference sponsored by the Grand Orient of Italy. And then, that the picciotti Freemasonry have printed in the event poster Christ with a compass, is a lack of good taste certainly not attributable to the Archdiocese, because on the poster there is neither the emblem of Archbishop Metropolitan or the words "With the auspices of the Archdiocese of Syracuse". Therefore, who asks a comparison, the Church has always comparing. And this confrontation will be held by a bishop and a priest, both theologians. To confront the esoteric Freemasons will indeed S.It is. Mons. Antonio Staglianò, Suffragan bishop of the diocese of Noto, that the occurrence will not occur with his guitar singing an adaptation of Edoardo Bennato: "Thank god, now there is the mason " [cf. original WHO], and the Rev. Prof. Maurizio Aliotta, Syracuse priest and Vicar General Emeritus of the Archdiocese. . a group of knights of the Equestrian Order of the Holy Sepulcher of Jerusalem, one of the various orders of chivalry Catholics who enjoys extensive infiltration by adhering to masonic lodges The one and the other definitely will put into light because, between the Church and Freemasonry, can there be a confrontation or exchange of divergent opinions, but that the membership of Freemasonry is something incompatible with belonging to the Catholic Church. And this, either the bishop or the priest, in their capacity as theologians will explain some of the reasons. It will be a very useful and instructive, reiterate that. It will be useful and informative when the next religious holidays, the Knights of Malta and the Knights of the Holy Sepulcher - many of whom share their evenings between meetings at the Masonic Lodges and the ones at the premises of these ancient Catholic Orders Equestrian -, wallpaper will be presented with their cloaks in the processions of those Saints and those Sante on which the esoteric Freemasons laugh always on with ironic wit to Voltaire. . a group of knights of the Order of Malta, one of the orders of chivalry Catholic among the most infiltrated by members of masonic lodges It will be up to the bishop of Noto, in his capacity as a theologian and especially as a member of the College of Bishops, explain to the Freemasons than trying to use and abuse the figure of Pope Francis I - as in the recent past has been done at Rome before the historian Alberto Melloni and the flirtatious feminist theologian Marinella Perroni [cf. WHO, the. 6-9] —, What is not possible or feasible, because in his approach to Freemasonry, the reigning Pope does not think differently from how they thought the Blessed Pope Pius IX and Pope Leo XIII, just take note of what he says about it [cf. WHO]. It is not by chance, the Pope Francis I, Cardinal Raymond Leo Burke asked clearly to clean up the Order of the Knights of Malta from Masonic infiltration and double membership of certain members of the Order and the Lodges, implicitly stressing that membership in the Masonic Lodges thing is incompatible with belonging to the Catholic Church. . Blessed Pope Pius IX [Senigallia 1792-Roma 1878] The reference made to Blessed Pope Pius IX It is not random, because the freemasons and liberals, long before groped to exploit the Pope Francis I, They tried to exploit that his predecessor shouting: "Long live the Liberal Pope!». Just like today think they can cheat shouting "Long live Francesco" revolutionary "». . Faced with this meeting no need to be upset, just know it like it is, without stopping to two lines written on a poster. In fondo, this latest stunt Masonic, takes place in the land of ocelots in which priests, with their two thousand years of history, among all ocelots are the finest, well most of those kids with apron playing with teams and compasses, born just three centuries ago and known as Freemasons. But the evidence shows the same as always, those who cried out to the Roman Pontiff Pius IX "Long live the Liberal Pope», those who today would like to shout "Long live Francesco" revolutionary "», talking pomposity of a history of the Church who do not know, a theology that ignore, a Second Vatican Council which have only read a few articles in the newspapers Radical chic, but which they ignore the knowledge of essential documents. This is what I myself have been able to verify several times talking to the provincial non-Masons, as in the case in question, but with Masons at the highest levels of international Freemasonry. One thing is certain, for us Catholics the memorable sentence launched by Pope Leo XIII in his encyclical The Human race of 1884, against the philosophical and moral relativism of Freemasonry, today remains more than ever topical [see text, WHO]. . the text of the encyclical The Human race the Supreme Pontiff Leo XIII is readable WHO If there is a page of history that young Masons the province did not understand about the old Catholic Church, it's this one: when Napoleone Bonaparte in 1806 He carried away captive to France Pope Pius VII, with his typical arrogance he said to Cardinal Ercole Consalvi Secretary of State of His Holiness: "In a few years, I have destroyed the Church!». But Cardinal, so very serene answered: "No, Majesty! we did not succeed we priests in seventeen centuries to destroy it, even she will not succeed ". And a few years later, Bonaparte, He was imprisoned at St. Helena, where his life ended, while the Pope Pius VII returned to Rome on 24 May 1814 welcomed by the Roman people celebrating with cries of "Viva Maria alive Pius VII !» . They are too esoteric, these four young boys in career aspirants to hospital primary charge, the most professional firm in view of the City, in the political race ... but "high ideals Masonic"! We know, which lobby of businessmen is always Freemasonry and what turns handles patronage. Even for this again: They are too esoteric, these four young boys, to learn from the history of the Church which is two thousand years old, but with whom they think every now and then you can play, without knowing if her uterus saint enclosed in his Mystical Body has horizontal or vertical opening ... . the Island of Patmos, 29 October 2017 . . . The Catacombs of San Giovanni Evangelista in Syracuse . . . «You will know the truth and the truth will set you free» [GV 8,32], but bring, spread and defend the truth not only of risks but also the costs. Help us supporting this Island with your offers through the secure Paypal system: or you can use the bank account: They were IT 08 (J) 02008 32974 001436620930 in this case, send us an email warning, because the bank It does not provide your email and we could not send you a thanksgiving [ email@example.com ] . . . .