Rete4 “Straight and Reverse”: Padre Ariel S. Levi Gualdo is not one who loses his temper, if it does not for emotional impulse but calibrated choice. And if you invite a lion in an arena it is unlikely that they face domestic kitten 2 November 20193 November 2019 isoladipatmos – ecclesial topical – RETE4 “STRAIGHT AND REVERSE”: PADRE ARIEL S. LEVI of GUALDO NOT ONE THAT LOSES THE BRACKETS, IF YOU DO NOT BOOST FOR EMOTIONAL BUT FOR BALANCED CHOICE. IF THEN INVITE A LION IN arena is UNLIKELY THAT THEY FACE DOMESTIC KITTEN . ... being in a real arena Father Ariel It has in practice proved to be a "stage animal", perhaps even without knowing him. In fact he could not, "Conscientiously", as clarified, silent and defer before those rare cases and limit, acting as a silent appearing before a parade of "former" priests who proudly showed off their "husbands", complete with a "former" priest visibly disturbed psychologically and stating your "husband" he repeated over and over again "this handsome guy ', "Look how beautiful '. . AuthorIvano Liguori, Ofm. Capp. . . PDF format Print article . . Thursday, 31 October, Padre Ariel S. Levi of Gualdo was a guest of the journalist Paolo Del Debbio the television program Right and Wrong its Rete4. By clicking on the image you can access the vision of the complete program. The second part which was attended by Father Ariel starts from the minute 02:11:00 and ends after 50 minutes. I look at telEVISION infrequently. From the entrance to the convent - almost twenty years ago - the rhythms are standardized to some form of life that led me to change a lot of habits. Thank God this was a good thing that has helped a lot to my spiritual health and my human intelligence. . Among these new habits it includes television so that I do not watch, so I looked like a boy, after dinner, home of the late lamented my parents. Always in constant search of an episode of Discovery Channel, of a film horror or a fistfight Bud Spencer that did amuse me after a day at the university. This despite the 31 October, to Straight and Reverse, Mediaset transmission conducted by Paolo Del Debbio good, I got to know all the early debt that among the guests there was also our dear Father Ariel S. Levi Gualdo, soul of our beloved magazine The island of Patmos. For this reason I could not fail from watching the program, braving the late hour and sleep. Having said that I must point out that just received the invitation, Father Ariel has consulted with us first of all his brothers and collaborators for the apostolic work of this magazine, asking advice on whether or not to participate. . always Storco nose When I hear of priests involved in television or radio broadcasts. They are ancient, lo so, perhaps vintage, but do not blame me for this. notoriously, when priests are invited on television, never make beautiful figures and, in most cases they are depicted as representatives of a certain thought obscurantist, retrograde and grotesque the worst done. From this television niche they are obviously save the Catholic stations as TV2000, Tele Radio Padre Pio and a few other. . The immediacy of television language, the suddenness of his time with direct and tight schedules are an insidious trap in which the priest falls very easily. There is in fact little to do: to be on television must have the physical role, you have to be wild on stage, have a ready wit, know how to defend when necessary and even “attack” by way of “self-defense” stakeholders who aim to divert speeches or dominate others. Few can do it all admirably well, in particular priests and religious. Immediacy is not a characteristic of the priest, he moves at the pace of God, with the time trial of the One who does not differentiate between the minute and the Century. For the priest, the weather is a concept more clearly the theological and physical, It is a metaphysical event that brings the calmness and contemplation of God. . You want proof of this? Among younger, the priest and religion become synonyms for slowness and boredom: Mass is long, the homily never ends, the songs are wasting time and go with all the usual sample. That's why I consider useful and wise to the priest to abstain from certain TV talk shows, simply because they are not suited to his role and his person. It never was completely aware of what to focus the interview, on what guests will intervene, what will be cut which will be presented a certain topic. . Perhaps it would be appropriate to introduce a canonical norm that would grant permission to take part in television or radio programs after informing their diocesan ordinary or religious. too many priests, unfortunately, They are turning to the television studios to give the image of their subjective idea of the Catholic Church, not to mention those who are declaring themselves as priests or counter-trend from the pack. It has to be freely priests in trend and in the choir of the Catholic Church, of course! That said it is good to make share our many readers of what we Fathers de The island of Patmos we know: Father Ariel has a very deep sense of belonging to the Church, equally profound his reverence for the sacred priestly order which constitutes for him the dignity of a divine institution, compliance with which does not compromise. He knows he is not a "free citizen" and, as such, never behaved. You feel intimately part of the Church, the current of the Church and in the choir of the Church, therefore bound by choice and solemn promise of obedience to the bishop, which immediately alerted, after consultation with us, informing him that he participated in this TV show. All these are steps that primarily denote a correct conception of the idea of the Church, the Priesthood and Authority, it is good to clarify and accentuate, because that should be for all. . Father Ariel enters a Straight and Reverse the last part of the transmission evening, in deepening the Amazon Synod and the question of sources try and on priestly celibacy. With him are also involved Mario Adinolfi, Giuseppe Cruciani, a Campania priest and a priest who asked for dispensation from priestly obligations and that happily has contracted marriage with a woman. In conclusion, to see her so, There are all the ingredients for a comparison evening and dialogue on a difficult issue but that can be dealt with seriously, so with that philosophical competence, theological and historical that Father Ariel can only be denied by some anonymous members of the Neocatechumenal Way that, irritated by his last book on The Neocatechumenal Sect, they're still subissando of insults, hundreds of whom had come to our editorial and published in three articles submission to this. In this way they try to call him a incompetence, even without having read even three lines of that work, instead it deserves to be read, both as built document related to both as it is written [cf. WHO]. . In opening, the topic of celibacy It was introduced by love story a priest who married his catechist after asking dispensation from the obligations of priestly celibacy. This witness was obviously functional to encourage dialogue on the possibility of the marriage of priests and the change of ecclesiastical law regarding priestly celibacy. . For clarity the law on priestly celibacy concerns only and exclusively diocesan priests, to speak: the so-called secular clergy that makes celibacy promise to his bishop on the day of ordination. For religious priests the speech is completely different in that they have uttered a vow that binds not only to celibacy but to perfect chastity for the Kingdom of Heaven. If one day the Roman Catholic Church diocesan priests to grant permission to marry, thus modifying the ecclesiastical law, This permit does not in the least concern to the priests of the mendicant and monastic orders and congregations and societies of apostolic life which are notoriously legally framed as religious and therefore as people who are bound to God through the pronouncement of solemn vows. Having said that I conclude that, pure if I would, Now I do not intend to explain the difference between canonical promise of celibacy and chastity, in this context it is not important, Suffice to say that the vote is binding for themselves the promise. . That celibacy is not just a purely legal but essentially theological touches spirituality and faith. The condition of celibacy and chastity that derives from it is taken as identification to the person of Christ, to which the priest is inextricably linked and associated. The priest is lacking in his duty or celibate chastity, It not simply performs a sin or a crime according to the Church's canonical discipline, but manifested a weakness from the point of view of faith and sacramental grace was that with sacred ordination has received and who are called to respond on a daily basis through the docility to the Holy Spirit. . The centerpiece of the speech is very complex and specific, and it is really very difficult to address this issue in a television broadcast in the late evening, otherwise the audience cala, you lose the public, money and resources, and the transmission becomes a flop. Therefore, What does that mean in a nutshell? Simple, It means taking a different editorial decision to increase the popularity rating and gifts to people what they want: a certain verve media. . When Father Ariel takes the word After the priest dismissed from the clerical state and now regularly married, It begins by pointing out that "our friend", then adding "indeed, our brother, although he dismissed from the clerical state, and remains married priest ". By then explains, quoting and translating: "Why you You are a priest forever according to the order of Melchizedek, Thou art a priest for ever ... ". The only Latin quotation induces conductor expert to point out that we are not in a theological academy and, starting on certain issues, home people "change the channel and goes to watch the games". Far from being naive and devoid of dialectic, Father Ariel refuses to be removed and the word "requires" explain with a simple example saying to Paul Del Debbio: "Then I clarify in simple: as she, who received the Sacrament of Baptism, that no one can take away, our friend received the sacrament of Holy Orders from which will always be marked '. Then Father Ariel accentuates the explanation adding: "You know that there are some who make the so-called" sbattezzo ". In those cases, the pastors, They can only write in the margins on the baptismal register that Tom say they do not want to belong to the Catholic Church, but no one can take away their baptism ". As he spoke, we who know him deeply, before the home screen we said: he understood at once that every theological and canonical nature of speech can not be pursued, now act accordingly, as then was. Indeed, After the first skirmishes of celibacy yes, celibacy, it has come to deal with the issue of homosexuality, introducing as guest star some priests who chose to marry a man. In conclusion: some cases not only very rare, but the really extreme cases. . Understand well as the theme of starting It is suddenly replaced by a twist, and this is now one of the trump cards of the most effective modern television. It replaces the debate useful and enriching to which the public was prepared from the start with other more palatable. Investigate on priestly celibacy is one of the great challenges and differences between the Roman Catholic Church and Protestant communities and the Anglican Community, between the Roman Catholic Church and the Orthodox Churches and, to a certain extent, between the Roman Catholic Church of the Eastern Rite Catholic Churches. Set in these terms, the debate would have been interesting and challenging, also as a study to better understand the situation at issue in the synod. But, as I just explained, This was not possible, and Father Ariel has understood instantly. . I admire and respect very much Paolo Del Debbio, I consider him an intelligent professional and prepared, surely it has a thorough understanding of religious issues, although I do not understand the need to make a turn of this kind within a subject as serious and delicate as priestly celibacy and the Synod Amazon. To understand, in fact it is necessary to know very thoroughly the complex of television communication mechanisms. . Far speaking "ex" priests who have made the choice of same-sex marriage it does not make sense, not only has no means clear the discussion on priestly celibacy, but reaffirmed in subtle ways the dangerous modern concept that establishes marriage as instituted legal no longer based union between a man and a woman. And then, the arrival on the scene in the late gigolo homosexual who was enlisted for "professional services" by priests and seminarians of southern Italy and subsequently from this have been reported to their bishops, It reached its culmination trash of the evening. . A quel point, Padre Ariel, lying in a real arena It has in practice proved to be a "stage animal", perhaps even without knowing him. In fact he could not, "Conscientiously", as clarified, silent and defer before those rare cases and limit, acting as a silent appearing before a parade of "former" priests who proudly showed off their "husbands", complete with a "former" priest visibly disturbed psychologically and stating your "husband" he repeated over and over again "this handsome guy ', "Look how beautiful '. . With what is obvious: if Father Ariel has a certain correspondence and affinity with his name, which means "Lion of God", it can be suggested that someone goes to pull his tail thinking that the lion remains stationary to make the helper gladiators that revolve around inside the Colosseum? therefore, to think that at that point the fiery Tuscan-Roman Father Ariel has lost his temper, think really bad, but above all do not know him. Father Ariel decided, so thoughtful and really scientific, at that time, to protect the honor of the Catholic Church and the Holy Orders, He had a duty to lose his temper, because in that arena he had no other system. In this way, It has resulted to be able to clarify and give the audience some basic points that all have transposed, namely the following: . celibacy is not a dogma but a church law, but, celibacy, It has its origins from the first apostolic times; a priest, Also dismissed from the clerical state, Also excommunicated, remains a priest forever, because he received an indelible Sacramento, It is not an employee who quits or is fired by the; in his screams addressed to Priest with husband, He showed deep love and affection, because he first called "brother" and said that in any case, remains a priest forever and pray for the salvation of his soul considering what aberrant did; clarified - disproving this priest's all false love Christological -, "God can not create evil", and this after he had said that God had created and loved so, while Father Ariel clarified and made it clear to his listeners that certain situations are not at all normal tendencies of the new company, but are real aberrations; Father Ariel did repeatedly and variously call for freedom, including freedom that man has to sin, and those who expected an attack on the gay world and its powerful lobby He was disappointed, and as proof of what this “Priest-feline” It is not an instinctive humoral unwary, It reiterated that not only everyone is free to have and to exercise sexual orientation he wants, but it has just the right, but, in such cases, you can not do the priests and exercise the sacred ministry. Put another way proved: I who am a Catholic priest, I belong to a American society which it is much more tolerant than some people and certain lobbyists gay ideologues imaginable, why I impedirei a man to commit sins that wants to freely commit, God did not do it that did not prevent Adam and Eve committing the original sin, maybe I can do it myself? when I could not do a lesson on the Book of Genesis, It launched the message otherwise. . finally we clarify a fundamental point: that the priest should not react, lose your temper and get angry, It can not be an absolute. If in that situation Father Ariel had not done, He would run the risk of acting as passive presence and dangerous omission, while the figures were presented to a couple of million viewers “ex” priests “beyond the boundaries of reality”. Therefore, with so much calmness claimed that some accuse him now of not having had, Father Ariel would only mean a sort of real approval. What absolutely impossible for any true priest and for any true theologian, and we know that when our brother is deeply the one and the other. . Put aside the beginning to end all 50 minutes of the end of the evening program segment, then I challenge anyone to say that things did not go the way I have summarized. . I'm not a bigot, However I think that each topic is a matter of debate but always maintaining and using a certain grace, common sense and above all sense of limits. We wanted to satisfy the prurient curiosity of the cathode people and bring up the fact that there are priests who have homosexual tendencies? All right, let's do it well, but is this the way? We have seen how all the king has no clothes, and now? We put in his underwear weaknesses of that part of the Church that is made up of consecrated men, we are satisfied? And on the subject of widespread homosexuality among the clergy, no one better than Father Ariel has the right to speak. Ahead of their time, in a book published now 10 years ago and published again in the second edition of our Editions The island of Patmos, he not only analyzed the problem, but even she explained what the Church would encounter gone had they not been taken immediate and serious measures, which of course they were not taken [see WHO]. . In conclusion of the evening, its closing on Father Ariel words, referring to gigolos our brother has made a claim that should give pause to some very ecclesiastical consciences, because, if you have only one hint of humility, They should grant him a minimum wage of reason, especially before these words spoken live: "The questions of Mr. Mangiacapra (N.d.A. the gigolo in the studio) I have a detailed written ten years ago, with a thick book of analysis, entitled And Satan came triune». He asked Paul Del Debbio "How did it go?». Said Father Ariel: "The only one who paid it was me '. It concludes sadly Paolo Del Debbio: "I do not hesitate to believe!». And we all know that we know what a high toll Father Ariel paid in ostracism and real persecution, for having denounced not yet suspect the powerful and dangerous times lobby gay ecclesiastical, in anticipation of the serious damage that it would have been. But when it comes lions can not become rabbits, even for quiet clerical life, or to make a brilliant career in the church that our brother could have done more and better than many others. Sliding by motorway that leads to Hell he has chosen to follow Christ along the Via Dolorosa, with all that this entails. . From the hottest and accalorate Father Ariel words addressed to his brother (ex) priest: "I pray for you, for the salvation of your soul, "we understand what matters most to the Church and that we must always keep in mind: la heal souls. It is indeed the salvation of souls who moves the heart and the Church's hand in delicate situations like these, is the salvation of souls that mitigates justice with mercy and allows us to look seriously at the mercy and justice, and not as a joke for the consumption of our cravings. . Today we are faced with brothers disoriented, in a crisis of faith, fallibili, who they have made certain choices that only they know why, some of them have rightly had to account to the Church or in the external forum or in the internal forum, but beyond all is their soul that is important to us. Even in this regard, Padre Ariel, He made it clear from the beginning to know well this delicate matter: "I work a lot with the priests and I followed it and I follow many as confessor and spiritual director, I myself was, in certain situations, to tell them first to take a step back and let the ministerial priesthood ". . The scandal does not convert any, sensationalist denunciation of the offender does not lead to any recovery, the imposing humiliating punishment does not lead to repentance but hardening of the heart. Christ on the cross, naked and flogged to death, humbling himself he has paid for all the sins of men. But if men continue to offend and oppose his love is the Church's duty to put a fair remedy the scandals, protecting the weak, away the birds of prey, but constantly communicating with his hand extended toward the sinner so that he convert and live. . that 31 October 2019 eve of All Saints, on television holiness of churchmen came less, before certain appearances so tragically diverted and fairs to have deviated from the right path, but standing another holiness, that of God that can not fail, and that among the many tricks of men still constitute the sweetness of a Father who never abandons his children waiting for their repentance to start to party. .. Laconi, 2 October 2019 – Feast of All Saints . . IMAGES OUT BY WAVE STUDIES OF MEDIASET MILAN … with an affection of particular, at the end of Ariel Father transmission has entertained outside the Mediaset studies with the priest released from the obligations of celibacy and now regularly joined in marriage with his lovely wife, he said goodbye and hugged [Caption Jorge Facio Lince]….… with equal affection he met outside the Mediaset studies with the famous radio host Giuseppe Cruciani, that Father Ariel has always considered an undoubted talent professional. They had never known, but they sympathized immediately. When Giuseppe Cruciani asked if he knew the program he conducted, laughingly she replied: "What do I hear, when I make long trips in the car? Obvious: I listen The mosquito»! [Caption Jorge Facio Lince]. 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