Without peace of Christ, Europe will soon be dead and buried under the rubble of false peace in the world [in the appendix: The European Union flag Marian] 26 May 201926 May 2019 isoladipatmos L'Angolo di Girolamo Savonarola: Catholic homiletics in lean times WITHOUT THE PEACE OF CHRIST, EUROPE WILL SOON DEAD AND BURIED UNDER THE RUBBLE OF FALSE PEACE IN THE WORLD [IN APPENDIX: MARIANA FLAG OF THE EUROPEAN UNION] . If I remember correctly, tomorrow we vote for the European elections, honestly I have not listened to the recommendations given by caucus the Italian Episcopal Conference nor that of the Secretariat of State, because I had better things to do, including praying for the fate of our old, glorious and beloved continent, about which he returned to mind a phrase lapidary launched by Cardinal Giacomo Biffi at the beginning of the Second Millennium: «L'Europe, or be a Christian again or it will be more ». . . AuthorAriel S. Levi Gualdo . . PDF format Print article . . Praised be Jesus Christ ! . have been numerous Catholic devotees through electronic media have sent this cartoon I, including many priests and religious, this thing that should give pause to those who do not live, like us, in real Patmos Island, But in the unreal Neverland … In this sixth Sunday of Easter, the Gospel offers us a song of John the Evangelist [Liturgy of the Word: WHO], the beloved disciple of the Lord. One who stood beneath the cross with the Blessed Virgin, while "all the disciples left him and fled" [Mt 26, 56; MC 14, 50]. Under this torture - on which the Christ in anguish in the body was not quite a saint iconography, Neither figure geometry depicted in paintings and sculptures -, It takes the extraordinary act of entrustment: . "When Jesus, seeing his mother standing beside her the disciple whom he loved, He told his mother: “Donna, is your son!”. Then he said to the disciple: "This is your mother!”. And from that hour the disciple took her into his home " [GV 19, 26-27]. . Shortly before, Christ, cornerstone [cf. Mt 21, 42; MC 12, 10; LC 20, 17], He had built the nascent Church on Peter with an expression often misconstrued, Perhaps now more than ever: «Pietro, you're stone, and upon this rock I will build my Church " [Mt 16, 18]. Phrase that can only be understood by understanding who refers Christ the Lord specifying 'on this rock'. For if you do not understand that the cornerstone is Christ God, on which Peter is leaning how to rock, you may run the risk of falling into pietrolatria. That's what should be remembered that Peter, of Christ, is the vicar on hold, no successor. Anyone who had doubts about it, read the words of the Apostle Paul Blessed: . « […] built upon the foundation of the apostles and prophets, and being the cornerstone, Christ Jesus himself " [If the 12, 20]. . With young John and Peter with mature, we have two almost antithetical figures of Apostles: the first, under the cross with the Blessed Virgin and Santa with a former prostitute converted and redeemed, the second escaping first to ahead of the other Disciples and that shortly after denying Christ three times; and does so before swearing, then even cursing [cf. Mt 26, 74]. . The Gospel of Blessed John the Evangelist It is also known as the Gospel of joy and love, although in increasingly bizarre catechesis and sermons increasingly dull, not accurate - or perhaps, Alas, We just do not know! —, that this young, This was at the time, He has enjoyed the special spiritual care provided by our Divine Savior, later he lived much of his life to the Immaculate Conception, the Mater Dei, we also venerated as mother Church. . Christ the Lord has entrusted the nascent Church driving the more limited the Apostles, perhaps so that Peter could also embody all those frailties, human weaknesses and miseries he does not hesitate to show, continuing to manifest even in old age, for example, when in Rome, under the persecution of Nero, He is giving himself to flee yet again. But it, as we know, on the Via Appia appeared the Christ, to which Peter's question: «Whither goest thou, O?» [where are you going, Lord?»]. Meets Christ: «For Rome, I crucifixion» [I go to Rome to be crucified again]. At that point Peter came back, dying shortly after martyred on Vatican Hill, where it was both the place of execution, is the circus of Nero. In some ways a bit 'like today: because the Vatican is a place of executions “merciful” and at the same time a circus. And in that place of executions and circus games, Peter is sanctified by the martyrdom; and how he whosoever will may be sanctified today, including the Successors of Peter. . Maybe two millennia ahead, under the cross Christ entrusted to the young and beloved John the Mother Church torn by grief, while the one who wanted her as the bride of the Lamb [cf. AP 19, 7-8], agonizes affixed to a pole with four nails and a crown of thorns on the head. . Along with the early Church, Christ He left to the Apostles also something very precious: his peace, that is the central element of this Gospel passage prepared by Johannine eagle. In this regard, precise Christ: . "Peace I leave with, I give you my peace. Not as the world gives, I give it to you. Do not be upset your heart and do not be afraid " [GV 14, 27]. . The duality between Christ and the world, returns to emerge between these lines, before which we should first ask ourselves: but what is truly the peace of Christ, that, than Lui tells, It seems totally antithetical, compared to world peace? . World peace, or if you prefer the false peace, It is one that does not reject sin, and that it actually welcomes him turning into good, in precious diversity to be welcomed, in law and in supreme value. Wishing we can sum it all up with a banner that during the March for Life 23 May was posted in Rome by a group of feminists diabolical that read: "The law 194 do not touch, women are free to have an abortion in peace!». . Here is the peace of the world: the "right" to kill innocent creatures, the “right” euthanasia, or the "right" womb for rent, so that two gay can fabricate their boy toy. Or maybe, the world, can be by-case basis so “cruel” take off in such a model of a couple so happy this “deserved” pace? . The peace of Christ He resides in truth and justice, which arise from the deepest expressions of charity. But above, the pace, it is Christ himself who is the way, truth and life [cf. GV 14, 6], that peace is the source and giver [If the 2,14]. . When bidding farewell by the Disciples before the Passion, Jesus leaves them his peace [GV 14,27], and thereafter, once he rose from the dead, back to offer the supreme gift of his peace greeting them: "Peace to you!» [LC 24,36; GV 20,19-21.26]. The peace of Christ is achieved through reconciliation with God the Father, from which then it comes the reconciliation with the brothers [cf. Mt 6,12], so this Christological peace can be extended to a world renewed by Christ, who through the grace of the Holy Spirit purifies and sanctifies us. Therefore, every time we open our arms and say, priests'Peace be with you» [Peace be with you], at that time we are Christ who gives you His peace and you sent in His peace. . If I remember correctly, tomorrow we vote for the European elections, honestly I have not listened to the recommendations given by caucus the Italian Episcopal Conference nor that of the Secretariat of State, because I had better things to do, including praying for the fate of our old, glorious and beloved continent, about whom it came back to mind a phrase lapidary launched by Cardinal Giacomo Biffi at the beginning of the Second Millennium: «L'Europe, or be a Christian again or it will be more ». . So many other things I have come back to mind, I remind you briefly who seems devoid of historical memory. Also because it is not about going back centuries, but only a few decades … . … in the archives of the former Holy Office and in those of many diocesan ecclesiastical courts of Italy, They are always stored acts in which several priests were also sanctioned canonically and only for suspected sympathy with the old Italian Communist Party. Well, in recent weeks we have had to witness the authentic disgrace of our bishops - but what is worse the Holy See -, who entered heavily in the campaign to support the Center-Left, very watered down heir of the old Italian Communist Party. Indeed, while the old Communists, as fierce as consistent, They spoke of the proletariat and the working class, pursuing many just demands for the protection of the weaker classes, their grandchildren piddini, - those supported by our bishops, to be clear -, instead we find them at cocktail hour in the upscale cafes of Parioli, super penthouse in the center and in Roman villas Olgiata. . Since not everyone is deprived of historical memory, I remember that as a teenager, nell'affatto away 1978, I saw a crying elderly pastor who ended electrocuted by Bishop since accused of being too close to Communist circles. The indictment was presented to the bishop by some politicians and administrators finished Democrats on trial for corruption and then to jail twenty years later. Having said that I would be legitimate to ask, both caucus the Italian Episcopal Conference and to the Secretariat of State, if it's me that I misunderstood, if it's me that I missed some step of our incredible historical and ecclesiastical political evolution, or: we own clerical the support given to the inconsistent bourgeoisie and viciously grandchildren of those who were old and consistent Italian Communists? Because I fear that some clergy politician, with the new Left, share a disturbing element: an idea of ideological and dream people totally divorced from reality, if it considers that the people shall not meet or in the upscale Parioli coffee, nor in the super penthouse center, or in Roman villas Olgiata, but even in the palaces of curies, as now cloaked in great pauperism with their bishops who wear wooden crosses around his neck and moving in procession with the facts croziers not by the silversmiths craftsmen but by carpenters, all we are waiting for the wind changes and then presented, as if nothing had happened, seven meters magna hood. . May Europe welcome the peace of Christ, because with the peace of the world, carried out by inconsistent grandchildren of the old communist consistent, He will soon be dead and buried, with the blessing of our Italian episcopate. . the Island of Patmos, 25 May 2018 . . HISTORICAL NOTE MARIANA FLAG POLICY ON EUROPEAN UNION . The European Union flag is the veil and tiara of stars of the Blessed Virgin Mary In the sky there appeared a great sign: a woman clothed with the sun, with the moon under her feet, and on her head a crown of twelve stars. [Revelation of St. John the Apostle: 12, 1] . To the uninitiated remember what is the meaning of the flag of Europe: The blue color represents the mantle of the Virgin Mary, The twelve stars on her diadem. At the time,, when it was formed the nucleus of the European Union, Catholic politicians, unbeknownst to the Northern European Protestants, They put the nascent union under the protection Mater Dei. If they take note of what secularists, Gay and lesbian hate mail that swarm in the European Parliament in Strasbourg, maybe they'll interpellation to change flag. Still others did not then know that the polls will be in this month of May, which traditionally it is the month dedicated to the Virgin Mary, although in many churches, in this Marian month, several bishops and priests have been undertaken in the lavish greetings good Ramadan, instead of praise the Holy Virgin with the recitation of the Holy Rosary with which Europe won the Battle of Lepanto, avoiding that the flag with the crescent moon could fly over the cathedral of the Bishop of Rome, all before you even create a union that has, as its emblem, the robe and the crown of Our Lady … . . . «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. 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