Rocco Siffredi's penis, the unreliability of the Free Encyclopedia Wikipedia, the suffering from penile dysmorphophobia of the phallocentric man of the Third Millennium

THE PENIS OF ROCCO SIFFREDI, THE UNRELIABILITY OF WIKIPEDIA FREE ENCYCLOPEDIA, THE SUFFERING DUE TO PENIAL DYSMORPHOBIA OF THE FALLOCENTRIC MAN OF THE THIRD MILLENNIUM

 

The pseudo sexual liberation it has generated all immorality except freedom. Sex everything now, even in the most unregulated and extreme forms consumed from a young age, in the following decades it has produced generations of spineless people unable to develop the value of waiting, of the inner struggle and the ability to resist, structuring one's character on a personality also supported by that self-discipline that leads to the conquest of self-control and true inner freedom.

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what is written by the Wikipedia scientists is all true?

Before the sentence: «… but I read it on Wikipedia!», if in front of me I have a simple person, I wrap myself in a good mood and answer with an ironic joke, if with the same sentence I am hit by a person who gives himself the airs of a scholar and intellectual, in that case I could also react badly.

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Wikipedia starts from the wrong assumption that history and scientific knowledge in the various fields of knowledge can be democratic and subject to the discussions and judgments of unspecified Wikipedians, among whom are also teeming failed intellectuals and frustrated university researchers. Historically Wikipedia is a miscellany of inaccuracies. And since everyone can offer their own democratic contribution, when someone has dared to correct gross inaccuracies it has often happened that the democratic committee of various wikipedians, of strictly anonymous practices, has quickly deleted the exact data and left the obviously incorrect one, or more simply ideological.

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I am telling you an experience: years ago I decided to insert an entry on the Italian Wikipedia page, he was a distinguished theologian, a notable figure who participated as an expert in the Second Vatican Council and who was a close collaborator of three Supreme Pontiffs. Shortly after the wikipedian on duty ordered the cancellation of the page on the grounds that "it lacked encyclopedicity" and that the person on whom that biography was built was not a "figure of encyclopedic value". Not satisfied with this he accused me of wanting to "advertise a stranger". I tried to argue with this anonymous democrat based on the principles of rationality and rigor dictated by the facts. So I took the pages of Wikipedia in German and English, showing that not only on this person there were two respective biographies, but that the one written by me on the page in Italian had the exact same data. Having done this, I asked on the basis of what criteria an Italian theologian could be encyclopedic on the pages of Wikipedia in Germany and in English-speaking countries, but not in Italy, where, however, he has always lived and worked. Other Wikipedian scientists intervened in the discussion, perhaps professorship assistants for years waiting for the qualification competition who had been mistreated by the full day professor and for this in need of vent, who gave a hand to their companion, advocating "non-encyclopedicity" against any clear and proven evidence.

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In front of people who deny the facts, there are two solutions: either the discussion ends or they make fun of themselves. In that circumstance I opted for the second choice demonstrating to that unusual "court of judgment" what Wikipedia actually means by "encyclopedic truth". On this free encyclopedia that has subjected historical facts and knowledge to the democratic union of anonymous characters without face and identity, there is the strictly encyclopedic voice of the famous Italian porn actor Rocco Siffredi, about which it was written in 2015 with impeccable encyclopedicity, therefore as an irrefutable fact: "Penis size 23 centimeters". I took this encyclopedic datum and invited the anonymous judges of the Wikipedian court to take a yardstick and measure a length of 23 inches. Then, after consulting with the best urology specialists, wondering if a penis of that size can remain partially erect for only a few minutes. Then I invited them to ask themselves a second question: a gentleman who works with his penis as a porn actor, can afford erectile problems? Or better: can afford an erection of very short duration? Because this would be equivalent to an athlete with chronic asthma problems and shortness of breath who had to do a speed race with show jumping.

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I went on explaining to the Wikipedian scientist democrats that a penis of that size would make the poor man pathologically ill who unfortunately found it between his legs. This desirable pathology for any male is indicated in the clinical setting as macrophalosomy. A penis that exceeds i 20 centimeters in length is a problematic penis for men and women who should be penetrated during sexual intercourse. Macrophalosomy can affect a healthy sex life, generating the related individual and couple psychological discomforts. To all this is added the physiological problem of very partial erections, a limited maintenance of the erectile state and the inevitable propensity to premature ejaculation. The penile cavernous tissues need the necessary blood supply both to achieve an erectile state and to maintain it. A huge penis means more tissue to swell, therefore a much greater blood flow in the genital area. No male body can withstand such an effort. As a result, erections of a macro penis are not satisfactory, with all the problems that come with it.

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Instead of answering me on the merits about the encyclopedicity regarding the genital organ of Mr. Rocco Siffredi, the Wikipedian Supreme Court of Cassation closed the discussion by calling me a heckler. After a few years I went back to opening the Wikipedia page of the famous porn actor while I was writing this article, discovering an encyclopedic update that left me stunned: between 2015 and the 2022 the length of the member of Mr. Rocco Siffredi has in fact passed from 23 a 24 inches. All the result of an indisputable and democratic encyclopedicity, of course! Switch by 23 centimeters of the 2015 when the porn actor had 50 years of age, to the extent of 24 centimeters in 2022 when it is years old 58, as an encyclopedic miracle it is extraordinary. With equally indisputable encyclopedic rigor, its height has also been increased, indicated equal to one meter e 85 inches, although Mr. Rocco Siffredi is one meter tall 75 inches. Issues of democratic encyclopedicity, which as democratic is indisputable.

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I would like this story would serve those who, starting from middle school up to research for the drafting of degree theses, take all approximations as a reliable source, the inaccuracies and partial and ideological tainted historical information presented by Wikipedia, using them as safe sources to write their own works, often doing actual copy and paste. Unfortunately, the Free Encyclopedia Wikipedia, in concrete facts it is the triumph of digital illiteracy cloaked in knowledge and unspecified democracy, in the total neglect that knowledge and sciences are not democratic but objective.

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penile dysmorphophobia it is a male psychological disorder that often causes serious problems for some men. Those affected find their penis to be small in size, with the relative discomfort that follows, especially on a psychological and behavioral level. In most cases, everything is only the result of the wrong perception of their sex, not due to the pathology of congenital micropenis. And so, very wrongly and not rightly at all, a young man told me: "I have a big problem". Then he tried to play down by adding: "A problem that concerns something small". And he told me about his inner drama, tied to a penis of unsatisfactory size. Another told me that at the end of an argument his partner had mocked him by referring to the size of his penis, something for which he had felt so humiliated that he had begun to suffer from depression. Years ago I had a good-looking young man in spiritual direction, of excellent character, brilliant in intelligence and gifted in his studies, but very insecure in temperament. One day he took courage and decided to confide in me that since he was a teenager he had begun to suffer because he believed he had a small penis. After his outburst I understood where his insecurity came from, helping him in this sense with results that turned out to be excellent, thank God. I could go on with other more or less similar examples, but here I stop.

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The beauty of the priestly ministry of the confessor or spiritual director is given by the fact that when men - but also women - establish a relationship of authentic and profound trust, they do not hesitate to open the most intimate and delicate spheres of their being to the priest chosen as a secret confidant, overcoming the discomfort and the sense of shame that certain things can bring. Those who think they understand the Church, as well as Catholic doctrine and theology, or that from the top of their chairs erected on social media they presume that they can not only criticize us - which is always legitimate within the limits of the law - but even teach us how to be shepherds in the care of souls, they cannot even imagine in which spheres of the human heart we must move and with what existential problems we come into contact in the total secrecy of the internal and external forums. Sexuality, or what pertains to human sexuality, it is one of these spheres, in some respects the most delicate to treat, because it affects aspects of the human body and psyche that are all more complex than the other.

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Man's sexuality is external, contrary to that of the woman who is internal. For this reason, man tends to externalize sexuality, while the woman tends to internalize it. We could say that the man is sexually extroverted and the woman is sexually introverted. Inevitably, men tend to have an external relationship with their penis that a woman would never dream of having with her vagina. The way in which men and women reach orgasm is also completely different. Several times several women have expressed discomfort to me in this regard, unjustly accusing themselves of frigidity, because in this the woman tends to blame herself, while it is often all the fault of the man who does not know how to deal with and relate to the woman's body. If the woman welcomes when she wants to welcome and what she wants to welcome, man is instead taken by the need to exhibit, plagued by an indomitable spirit of sexual competition, usually referred to as "performance anxiety" or more simply as narcissism. All this develops from a very specific and sad root: an objective lack of knowledge of women and female sexuality. If a woman wants a man and is deeply in love with him, it is not even the slightest touch by the size of his penis. To a woman in general, to a sweetheart in particular, half a little finger is enough to reach orgasm. Not only: a so-called excessive tool can only annoy her, as well as causing harm, causing anything but pleasure.

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The more or less vulgar idiom, but very realistic, referring to the various types of men who "think with the cock", it has a very profound meaning. Man often tends to act and interact using the penis as a yardstick instead of reason, the logic and the speculative sense. Several times I happened to remind different men about it, pointing out how much they were affected by chronic phallocentrism. All of this can be linked to the relative rate of that male hormone known as testosterone, the excess or deficiency of which can produce problems of various kinds. A high testosterone level is not necessarily a cure-all. Excessive testosterone can make men not only hyperactive and sexually efficient but also very aggressive and not always able to control their aggression. Several times it has happened that in the course of certain criminal trials related to various forms of violence, the defendant's defender presented expert reports and clinical tests attesting to the excessive production of testosterone. Sometimes it has also happened that the judge took this into account by reducing the guilt linked to will or premeditated willful misconduct. For inverse, a low testosterone, it can give rise to insecurity, anxiety and depressive states.

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Phallocentric reasoning and acting of man is none other than that dimension that mirrors the woman who acts and interacts in a uterocentric way, more or less taken by hysteria. It is no coincidence that the term derives from the Greek root of ύστερα (ystera) which means uterus, hence the term ysterikòs. The bodies of men and women are very complex machines, while the mind of both remains largely a mystery to be known and explored. The priest who lives in contact with human material must also deal with certain complex realities, from which problems often emerge that cannot be solved by prescribing the therapeutic recitation of one Ave Maria waiting for the "definitive triumph of his immaculate heart", how do those nice magical-dream Catholics always ready to teach us how to properly carry out our sacred ministry, despite never having touched with hand, but not even touched from a distance, certain complex dramas of human existence. Let us then overlook the rigorous and merciless spirit with which these same magical-dream Catholics treat sex and human sexuality, focusing on the essence of the entire mystery of evil, as if sex were the sin of sins. These are topics on which I have written several times and in detail.

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We live in a society sick with sex mania, we are invaded by a pornography that conveys sexual patterns and modes of sexual intercourse that are surreal to say the least, presented partly as a reality and partly as goals to be achieved. This pornographic market has had the effect of giving the very young a distorted idea of ​​sex, of sexual relations and intercourse. Never before have urologists and andrologists found themselves in front of very young patients with problems that are all psychological and not physical, least of all clinical-pathological. The problems of young people raised on bread and pornography can range from a completely altered view of human sexuality, sexual relations and their dynamics, with related erection deficiencies and premature ejaculation problems as never seen before and which for this reason have been the subject of numerous international conferences by the Society of Urologists and Andrologists.

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Mr. Twenty-Four Centimeters strictly encyclopedic-wikipediani boasts and credits itself with having cleared sex with its films and its porn academies, while in truth it made it surreal and violent, inducing some generations of young and very young people to have a completely altered vision of it, with what is dangerous at the individual and social level. In short, let me go down even, because if we play with modest scientific euphemisms and Latinisms we will not understand each other and above all we will not be able to focus on the problem. Collective madness - as the Servant of God indicated it in a prophetic way Enrico Medi in the seventies of the twentieth century - has now reached these levels: if a goliardic fan give a pat on the ass to a commentator who is conducting a live broadcast outside the stadium, a chorus of scandalized people rise up screaming at sexual violence and even invoking the conviction for rape of the sudden and inappropriate bad boy, that he didn't have to do what he did, but he certainly didn't rape a girl, he jokingly disrespected her as in any case it should not be done. But, the same chorus of scandalized deranged people, is silent and does not utter a moan if in one of the many porn films a woman surrounded by one gang of four men is penetrated by two at a time in the vagina and anal orifice, slapped on the buttocks and violently pulled by the hair during oral intercourse. Similar and other worse images are available and visible to any teenager holding one Smartphone. Faced with these descriptions, now the usual out of tune choir will rise, boring and inevitable, of the Puritans Catholics by chance ready to sentence «a priest does not express himself that way: shame!». Instead, refuse to see problems in all their gravity, describe them and throw them in the face of those who do not want to see them because they are determined to live in his world of madonnine languide e cristi androgini photoshoppati, is certainly the best way to solve them, especially to try to protect our very young from the snares of the Devil. So ask yourself: a society that invokes the conviction for rape of an emeritus idiot with an inappropriate student spirit is to be considered balanced, but who is silent in the face of a prevailing violent and aggressive pornography in which the sexual relations of couples or groups very often simulate rape? This was what the Servant of God Enrico Medi meant when mocked by all intellectuals chic he claimed not to fear pollution or even the possibility of nuclear war, but rather to fear the collective madness towards which humanity was falling. And in which finally, humanity, today it has fallen.

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If we dare to speak to young people about purity and chastity, we end up accused instantly of a retrograde and sexophobic spirit, as happened to the Supreme Pontiff a few days ago, promptly cannoned by all the press on the left radical chic. In fact, to speak of purity and chastity, the least that can happen to us is to be looked upon by those directly involved as extraterrestrials landed on planet Earth. Following, mommy in the head, if anything, even adult and committed Catholics, variously cat-communists or even catechists, they will take care to tell their children not to listen to a ridiculous priest who lives in who knows what hyperuranium and who does not realize that times have changed. After that, the loving mommy, a wise seal will add: "The only thing that matters is love", without, however, explaining to the children what love is and what it entails, especially in sacrifices and renunciations. We are sure that caring and loving parents can solve the problem of the correct sexual education of their children by recommending the use of condoms to adolescents and having their 14-year-old daughter prescribe the birth control pill? I who am a gentleman about to accomplish shortly 59 years I can testify that my father and my mother did not shirk the delicate and burdensome obligation to educate me in sexuality, teaching me prudence and continence, explaining to me that you cannot have everything immediately and that the exercise of sexuality also involves risks and responsibilities which then, damage done to, they certainly cannot be resolved with the abomination of abortion. And their burdensome responsibilities as educators my parents have never delegated or unloaded on a condom and a pill, as do many committed and militant adult Catholic loving mothers, sometimes even catechists, when mocking us in front of their sons and daughters they invite them not to listen to the nonsense that they say would be the result of minds out of time and from the world of us priests.

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The pseudo sexual liberation it has generated all immorality except freedom. Sex everything now, even in the most unregulated and extreme forms consumed from a young age, in the following decades it has produced generations of spineless people unable to develop the value of waiting, of the inner struggle and the ability to resist, structuring one's character on a personality also supported by that self-discipline that leads to the conquest of self-control and true inner freedom. If any parents have teenage daughters who roam the streets half naked and act like real bitches in heat, the serious problem cannot be solved by saying "this is how it is today", or "that's how they dress on television", or worse "times have changed", because a parent worthy of the name, in addition to being a careful educator, he must know how to protect adolescent daughters from all the wrong and highly immoral tendencies that are propagated to the very young, in a decisive and, if necessary, also severe way. To demonstrate what I say is that young and very young are no longer able to hold a no, to overcome a defeat. If someone dares to tell them that it is not true that everything is due and that on the contrary everything must be deserved and conquered at a high price., that there are no immediate successes resulting from magical outcomes, here they fall into depressive states. At that point they are seized with suicidal instincts, they become violent, they often group in flocks in which violence is vented in groups, exercising gratuitous violence to the detriment of the weak, frail and disabled up to sexual violence against women.

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In the increasingly deserted confessionals, in some churches even removed from under the aisles to leave room for socio-psychological conversations between confessor and penitent sitting on the benches like two friends on the bench in the public park, today no one accuses himself of having sex with the little friend he met the month before at the tender age of 14 year old, no young person asks God for forgiveness because he lives with a woman or a man without being married, no woman confesses to having done unbelievable to persuade her lover to abandon his wife and children and go live with her, because what matters only is love. A completely false and falsifying love from which every element has been removed, supported above all on the ability to give up what one cannot and must not have. Unfortunately it can happen, as I have repeatedly explained to several women, to even fall in love with a married man who has a wife and children. However, the human being is endowed with reason and a critical sense, it is not true that love is blind and that he commands, it is we who command and choose. But most of all, the love, it cannot be hidden behind false pretexts of pure selfishness. Therefore, if you were truly in love with that man who is not free and who has a wife and children, because of the love you have for him you should go away, instead of expecting for an unspecified love that he leaves his family to come and live with you, because this is not love, but destructive selfishness. And if we talk about that selfishness that goes as far as the destruction of marriages and families, it must be admitted that no man can exercise the malice of which a stubborn woman is capable of having a man at all costs and whatever it costs. As for my personal experience I can say that the lovers in question have never listened to my words, if anything, they listened to those of friends and above all of the expert mothers who even took care to instruct them on how to induce their lover to leave his wife and children. But they call it love.

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What else could we expect from a company in which, with rigorous and indisputable "encyclopedicity", is presented as an aspiration and as a model a penis of 24 inches, in the unawareness and utter ignorance that a man with such a member would not be a wonderful stallion at all, but only a poor sick man?

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the Island of Patmos, 29 June 2022

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After they carried the sadomasochistic Madonna and Christ in stiletto heels in procession to Gay Pride, I am on trial for calling an LGBT promoter inconsistent

AFTER THEY CARRIED THE MADONNA BADOMASUS AND THE CHRIST IN THE HIGH HEELS IN PROCESSION TO THE GAY PRIDE, I AM UNDER TRIAL FOR GIVING INCONSISTENT TO AN LGBT PROMOTER

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I am in the hands of your generosity: on one side I have only you, on the other, a pack of wolves who certainly do not want my condemnation - which is realistically unlikely - but that of the Catholic Church, to attach an ideological medal on the chest and continue to slap us with the next sadomasochistic Madonna or with the next Christ on high heels, bordering on complaints if anyone dares to reply to the promoters of the fascism of anti-fascism, at the intolerance of the tolerant and to discrimination against anti-discrimination champions.

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The sadomasochistic Madonna carried the procession on 5 June at Cremona Gay Pride from fascists of anti-fascism and come on anti-discrimination discriminators

The usual LGBT lobbyists they carried in procession to the gay pride of Cremona the Madonna bdsm preceded last year by the Christ in a miniskirt on stilettos and various other amenities staged at these porcine parades. It is not clear on the basis of which freedoms, because the desecration of everything that is Catholic does not fall within the freedoms sanctioned by the Constitution of the Italian Republic.

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While in the streets of Cremona the statue of the sadomasochistic Madonna paraded through the work of the most creative gaiety that has always felt free to express outrages to Christian sentiments, I find myself under criminal trial because sued by a promoter LGBT, complete with an association belonging to the most radical segment of the lobby LGBT which filed a civil party. For what damage is not known.

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My respect for the law it does not allow me to give you details and to go into details, because the trials are held in the courtrooms, not in the newspapers or in the squares. It is the judges who have to judge, not the supporters of the parties involved. I can only tell you that in a legitimately controversial area, perhaps animated but not insulting, without harming the dignity of the human person, I publicly reproached a promoter LGBT committed to the defense of "civil rights" to be inconsistent and to "spit on the plate where he ate", because while on the one hand it supported ideology gender, marriage between same-sex couples, the adoption of children for gay couples, abortion and euthanasia considered social achievements and to follow all the things that I do not share but that anyone is totally free to express, at the same time he was studying at a Catholic university owned by the Holy See, even benefiting from a scholarship, while his colleagues paid 20.000 euros to do that same two-year master. Request: to me a Catholic priest and theologian, would be allowed to join and join an association LGBT with all my moral convictions, knowing that I do not miss an opportunity to reject what these associations propagate ideological? Matters of pure and simple consistency. If one is opposed to everything that the Catholic Church teaches on a moral level - and is free to be - why go and study at a Catholic university owned by the Holy See with a scholarship? The nature of this controversial debate was so clear that the Public Prosecutor ordered the filing "due to particular tenuousness of the fact". However, my plaintiff filed an objection to the dismissal order, forcing me to go through a trial, which means first of all spending money.

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The logic of the whole is simple and clear: hit one to put it to bed 100, because the sadomasochistic Madonna and the Christ in a miniskirt on stilettos are fine, they are part of the gay freedom of expression, but a critical response to these activists and promoters is not allowed, May! Not only: you end up in court with a lot of association LGBT who forms a civil party in order to claim damages (!?).

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Unfortunately I have no back neither a law firm that sponsors Catholic activists nor a Catholic association that supports them financially. But I am a priest and a theologian with a courage recognized even by my worst enemies, which allows me to work to give a voice to many Catholics, increasingly pushed towards a new Indian reservation by the intolerance of the tolerant, or if you prefer come on fascists of anti-fascism.

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Last year I asked the readers for help, you gave it to me and I am grateful to you. Thanks to your free offers, I was able to pay the legal fees incurred up to now, but unfortunately I have to sustain others for the subsequent phases of a process that should have ended with an archiving but which was pushed up to the sentence, with all that it will entail not so much in time as unfortunately in expenses. If you believe that mine is a work that really gives voice to the thought of many of you forced to remain silent, please support me, because I can't rely on anyone's help.

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When this story is over I will give you a precise account of all the progress, but I can't do it now, because as I explained I would lack respect for Justice and those who are called to administer it.

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I am in the hands of your generosity: on one side I have only you, on the other, a pack of wolves who certainly do not want my condemnation - which is realistically unlikely - but that of the Catholic Church, to attach an ideological medal on the chest and continue to slap us with the next sadomasochistic Madonna or with the next Christ on high heels, bordering on complaints if anyone dares to reply to the promoters of the fascism of anti-fascism, at the intolerance of the tolerant and to discrimination against anti-discrimination champions.

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the Island of Patmos, 21 June 2022

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Solemnity of Corpus Domini - The Eucharistic Mystery is the real sign and presence of Jesus, nourishment of joy for the Christian

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THE EUCHARISTIC MYSTERY IS THE SIGN AND REAL PRESENCE OF JESUS, NURSING OF JOY FOR THE CHRISTIAN

 

Receiving Eucharistic Bread and Wine helps us to become “little” Jesus and to live every day with joy and spontaneity. So, from intimacy with him in the Eucharist, Charity arises, which Jesus himself describes in the Gospel.

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tre cantori domenicani di Santa Maria Sopra Minerva eseguono l’inno eucaristico composto da San Tommaso d’Aquino

The solennità del Corpus Domini ci mostra che Gesù nell’ultima Cena ci ha donato il Sacramento della sua Presenza e Intimità più profonda: the Eucharist.

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Immaginiamo una delle ultime cene che abbiamo fatto insieme agli amici: le loro battute, i loro scherzi, anche i loro numerosi racconti che spesso ci hanno donato gioia e serenità. Ecco allora che il Signore, nella sua Ultima Cena, ci dona tutta la sua persona, all his joy, serenity and grace. This last supper is presented to us from San Paolo, in the oldest account of the institution of the Eucharist:

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"Brothers, I received from the Lord what I also delivered to you: the Lord Jesus, on the night he was betrayed, He took bread, gave thanks, he broke it and said,: “This is my body, that's for you; Do this in memory of me". In the same way, after dinner, also the cup, saying: “This cup is the New Covenant in my blood; do this, every time you drink it, in memory— of me "".

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Of that Holy Supper we know, from the evangelical chronicles and from the apostolic letters that Jesus and the apostles are gathered in a banquet to share food. This important moment is intertwined in their journey of faith with the Lord. They are officiating a Jewish dinner, that of Easter, still known today as order (seder), in which Jesus inserts two new elements: bread and wine. Elements of the fields and the fruit of human labor. The Lord blesses this bread and this wine that he has taken with him.

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Jesus blesses God for the gifts of the fruits of the earth. On the contrary, Adam and Eve had stolen the fruit, instigated by the snake: they had taken that food without blessing God and indeed almost cursing it. In this way, Adam and Eve created division between them and God. Jesus, on the contrary, bless that new food, reversing the perspective of sin: bread and wine become elements of communion between men and God.

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For this the Lord immediately offers the bread and wine to the apostles, changing its material and visible substance into His Most Holy Body and His Most Holy Blood. To be honest, I don't know how immediately the apostles themselves understood what was happening. At the end of the dinner they sang the hymn, the psalm 135 in which it says «Give thanks to the Lord for being good, because his mercy is eternal ". After consuming Jesus Bread and Jesus Wine, the apostles have a new heart: therefore only at the end do they intuit the great miracle that happened at the Last Supper.

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This miracle it is presented to us again every time when we participate in Mass. Every time we receive the Eucharist we assimilate Him, who at the same time assimilates us to him. It makes us full of new strength, bursting, Divina, with which no impediment can hinder us. Receiving Eucharistic Bread and Wine helps us to become “little” Jesus and to live every day with joy and spontaneity. So, from intimacy with him in the Eucharist, Charity arises, which Jesus himself describes in the Gospel.

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We ask the Lord the grace of today to make Holy Communion and to walk in the eternal paths of the love of Charity and to inflame the whole world with its grace.

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Rome, 18 June 2022

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“A touch of summer lightness” - Antonio Spadaro, I'm asking you for a friend: if lace and lace border on blasphemy against the Holy Spirit, the thighs of the Jesuits exhibited in front of the Supreme Pontiff instead fall within the fashion of the new course?

“A TOUCH OF SUMMER LIGHTNESS” - ANTONIO SPADARO, I ASK YOU FOR A FRIEND: IF LACE AND LACE REMAIN THE BLAST AGAINST THE HOLY SPIRIT, LE COSCE DELLE GESUITE ESIBITE DAVANTI AL SOMMO PONTEFICE RIENTRANO INVECE NELLA MODA DEL NUOVO CORSO?

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Dopo che il Sommo Pontefice Clemente XIII ebbe soppressa la Compagnia di Gesù nel 1773 e incarcerato a Castel Sant’Angelo il Preposito Generale Lorenzo Ricci, alla sua morte avvenuta nel 1775 il Maestro dell’Ordine dei Predicatori commentò: «Cristo è morto crocifisso tra due ladroni, questo è un ladrone morto tra due crocifissi».

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Diletto Fratello Antonio Spadaro,

the cosce lunghe gesuite in udienza dal Romano Pontefice, ma il problema di grande emergenza ecclesiale e pastorale sono però pizzi e merletti

chiedo a te, ma lo faccio per un amico, non essendo io interessato a tutto ciò che attiene la Compagnia delle Indie, che fu a suo tempo la Compagnia di Gesù. Se infatti Dio me ne concederà grazia, spero di vivere sino al giorno che i Gesuiti saranno definitivamente soppressi da qualche Sommo Pontefice con pregressa esperienza di specialista in oncologia, quindi abituato a trattare i tumori degenerativi in fase terminale.

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Lately the Supreme Pontiff ha fatto un discorso a un gruppo di presbiteri siciliani, l’ultima parte del quale richiamava la canzone di Gino Paoli «Eravamo quattro amici al bar, che volevano cambiare il mondo». Molto interessante la prima parte, nel corso della quale se l’è di fatto presa con un episcopato mediocre e inadeguato, formato da soggetti tutti quanti nominati rigorosamente da lui, o a lui suggeriti dai suoi più stretti fiduciari, che semmai si sono premurati di bruciare le candidature di soggetti di autentico valore. But if, in certi discorsi seri, si inseriscono delle battute sarcastiche a raffica, è inevitabile che i mezzi di comunicazione di massa si incentrino poi solo su quelle, riducendo il tutto a delle sferzate dirette a preti che bivaccherebbero tra lace and lace. Mentre il discorso in verità, o perlomeno tutta la prima parte di esso, era molto serio. Questa si chiama scienza o tecnica della comunicazione, che tu dovresti conoscere.

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Non so chi informi il Santo Padre e soprattutto che sceneggiatura di film di fantascienza gli sia stata narrata, perché il clero siculo, lungi dall’essere una congrega di merlettari, semmai imbarazza per la sua sciatteria. Trovare in estate preti che si presentano a celebrare la Santa Messa in bermuda a fiori e ciabatte infradito è cosa all’ordine del giorno, altro che «pizzi della nonna»! La gran parte non indossa neppure la casula o la pianeta, solo un camice dal quale traspaiono sotto i calzoncini corti e una stola gettata sulle spalle. In short: i suoi fiduciari, quale trama di film di fantascienza gli hanno narrato per indurlo a quelle battute stile «quattro amici al bar» che hanno deviato ascoltatori e poi commentatori da tutto ciò che di molto serio aveva detto poco prima?

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Non è la prima volta che il Santo Padre si esprime basandosi sul «mi hanno detto che…», espressione che prelude il substrato di fonti discutibilmente attendibili derivanti da quel chiacchiericcio clericale che la Santità di Nostro Signore ha più volte additato e rimproverato a giusta ragione. Può essere che esista allora un chiacchiericcio buono e uno cattivo? O più semplicemente: può essere che non esistono più le persone in grado di rispondere? Perché quando a me un Vescovo disse «mi hanno detto che …», I said in reply: «Anche a me hanno detto tante cose su di lei, però mi guardo bene dal convocarla per dirgliele».

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The 19 May 2022 hai guidato i direttori delle riviste europee della vostra Compagnia delle Indie a colloquio con il Sommo Pontefice, dandone tu stesso resoconto con un articolo su La Civiltà Cattolica. Nella foto che campeggia nel tuo articolo si nota una donna piuttosto in carne coperta da una gonna aderente che lascia scoperte le gambe 20 centimetri sopra le ginocchia. Peraltro stiamo a parlare di gambe non propriamente paragonabili a quelle di una top model, gambe che sarebbe bene coprire e non esibire.

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Caro Antonio Spadaro, per coerenza e spirito di verità devo dichiarare di essere stato nella mia vita un peccatore e purtroppo anche un libertino. E di donne — mentirei se lo negassi — ne ho conosciute in lungo e in largo, soprattutto belle. Poi è avvenuta la mia conversione, la mia purificazione dai tanti peccati della carne che ho commesso e oggi vivo nel rispetto delle sacre promesse, senza mai essere venuto meno alla continenza e alla castità, by the grace of God. Il sacro ordine sacerdotale non ha però azzerato la mia memoria, inclusa la pregressa vita di libertino peccatore. Because of this, intendendomi di donne sicuramente più di te, mi permetto di darti un consiglio assolutamente non richiesto: riferisci a nome mio alla Signora Gesuita in questione che non ha né le gambe né il fisico per portare abiti del genere e che l’indumento più idoneo sarebbe stato per lei una toga romana, adatta a coprire con dignitoso pudore ciò che non si dovrebbe proprio mostrare, perché del tutto inopportuno mostrare, specie di fronte al Romano Pontefice.

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Concludo con una domanda per un amico, diplomatico di lungo corso, nato in una famiglia protestante ma di fatto agnostico. when in 2019 si recò in udienza privata dal Sommo Pontefice assieme alla sua bellissima moglie, anch’essa non cattolica, la Signora aveva una gonna che la copriva 20 centimetri sotto le ginocchia, benché estate aveva i collant e il vestito abbottonato fin sotto il collo, le braccia coperte fino ai polsi e un velo nero in testa. Tutto questo perché era una donna non cattolica profondamente rispettosa dell’Augusta Persona del Romano Pontefice, del luogo dove si trovava e del cerimoniale. Well, se questo diplomatico non cattolico vedesse la foto della vostra Signora Gesuita scosciata e mi domandasse lumi, pensi di potergli rispondere tu? Perché da parte mia potrei solo replicare che oggi, in the Catholic Church, il problema sono solo pizzi e merletti che nei concreti fatti equivalgono a una autentica bestemmia contro lo Spirito Santo.

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Dopo che il Sommo Pontefice Clemente XIII ebbe soppressa la Compagnia di Gesù nel 1773 e incarcerato a Castel Sant’Angelo il Preposito Generale Lorenzo Ricci, alla sua morte avvenuta nel 1775 il Maestro dell’Ordine dei Predicatori commentò: «Cristo è morto crocifisso tra due ladroni, questo è un ladrone morto tra due crocifissi».

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In attesa della vostra prossima e spero vicina soppressione definitiva, ti porgo un fraterno saluto.

the Island of Patmos, 17 June 2022

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Covid prevented us from putting water in the fonts but the clerically correct us “allows” to bless gay couples after their civil union in the city hall

IL COVID CI IMPEDIVA DI METTERE L’ACQUA NELLE ACQUESANTIERE MA IL CLERICAMENTE CORRETTO CI “ALLOWS” DI BENEDIRE LE COPPIE DI GAY DOPO LA LORO UNIONE CIVILE IN MUNICIPIO

 

Il presbitero che ha inscenato e presieduto il tutto si è affrettato a giustificare che sono state solo benedette due persone. E, se dopo la Comunione Eucaristica i due “sposini amorosi” sono saliti all’altare per ricevere un grembiule, simbolo del servizio da loro prestato a questo gruppo di cattolici LGBT in cammino, ciò «non è stato un gesto liturgico», It stated, pure se il tutto è avvenuto nell’ambito della sacra liturgia e non nella sala da fumo del bar poco distante dalla chiesa parrocchiale, perché quando certi tipi di preti pensano di poter prendere in giro gli altri credendosi di prassi più scaltri, finiscono col perdere sia il senso del ridicolo che quello della umana decenza.

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Non è paradosso né ossimoro ma semplice realtà: per disposizione della Conferenza Episcopale Italiana è stato proibito per due anni di mettere l’acqua lustrale dentro le acquasantiere delle chiese per evitare di veicolare la diffusione e il contagio da Covid-19, solo in questi giorni ne è stato ripristinato l’uso. A wise and prudent choice already adopted in past centuries during the great plagues. Similar caution was not applied to other cases linked to more serious epidemics. And so, directly in the diocese governed by the President of the Assembly of Italian Bishops, two proudly practicing homosexuals who shortly before sealed their "civil union" in the nearby municipal building of Budrio in the province of Bologna were welcomed into the church and blessed.

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We "old priests" born under the pontificate of the Holy Pontiff Paul VI and raised under the long pontificate of the Holy Pontiff John Paul II, we were used to the idea that the worst virus was sin, forge of all the worst pandemics. Today I must acknowledge that we were wrong. In truth, it was only the holy water piles, to be potential vehicles for viral infections and pandemic development.

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In the light of ecclesial and ecclesiastical logic I would like to point out that I doubt he was adequately informed on Cardinal Matteo Maria Zuppi, by the priest-comedians of this sacrilegious drama, because it is a sacrilegious act, there is little to go around it. If he had been informed, I doubt he would have consented, above all knowing what media hype certain gay antics have always aroused, expanded, in the specific case, from the delicate role covered by the Metropolitan Archbishop of Bologna, which is President of the Italian Episcopal Conference. For this I believe a priori in the total innocence of Cardinal Matteo Maria Zuppi, who was certainly the first victim of this drama, which I dispatch for him, because he is a good man, fair and always very welcoming and caring towards priests, ever since he was auxiliary bishop in Rome.

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Let's summarize the news and then move on to comment on a word and a concept that has now become taboo: sin. On 11 June it happened that two young men made their "civil union" official in the Municipality of Budrio in the province of Bologna. The time to cross the square to reach the parish church of San Lorenzo, dove erano attesi da una folla festante e da 14 sacerdoti concelebranti, verosimilmente tutti clerical gay friendly. A presiedere la sacra liturgia è stato Gabriele Davalli, Diocesan manager - unbelievable, hear! ― della pastorale della famiglia e arciprete di una parrocchia limitrofa, che aveva seguito i due “sposini amorosi” durante il loro cammino nel gruppo di Cattolici LGBT.

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Alcuni confratelli di quel presbiterio hanno contattato la nostra redazione precisando:

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«Casomai il responsabile della sceneggiata volesse correggere il tiro a danno ormai compiuto, saying he only blessed two people, know that all the annexes and connected typical of wedding ceremonies were present, give flowers to the photographer to shoot the two in the front row under the presbytery " [cf.. WHO].

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And as they predicted it went just like that: the presbyter who staged and presided over everything was quick to justify that only two people were blessed. E, se dopo la Comunione Eucaristica i due “sposini amorosi” sono saliti all’altare per ricevere un grembiule, simbolo del servizio da loro prestato a questo gruppo di cattolici LGBT in cammino, ciò «non è stato un gesto liturgico», It stated, pure se il tutto è avvenuto nell’ambito della sacra liturgia e non nella sala da fumo del bar poco distante dalla chiesa parrocchiale, perché quando certi tipi di preti pensano di poter prendere in giro gli altri credendosi di prassi più scaltri, finiscono col perdere sia il senso del ridicolo che quello della umana decenza. What else to add: every comment to such a lot of hypocrisy clerical chic it would be superfluous, so we conclude with a question destined to remain unanswered, and then move on to more serious things. I don't know who formed the presbyter Gabriele Davalli in fundamental theology and Catholic morality. But, since it was definitely me who was badly formed, that among my precious formators I also had the Cardinal Carlo Caffara, in a calm way, indeed in a timid way, with the blush that burns my cheeks, because as you know I'm a shy country boy, in a subdued way I dare to ask: Gabriele Davalli, after having admitted to Eucharistic Communion two gays declared fresh "newlyweds" and after having given them the apron, symbol of the service provided before the end of the Holy Mass, were you aware or not that in the evening, the two, they will surely have celebrated by hugging each other, with a lot of ceremony and blessing received in the morning during the Holy Mass? Or do you think maybe, dear gabriele davalli, that in the evening they went to bed reciting the Holy Rosary to the Blessed Virgin Mary asking for her intercession to have the support and strength necessary not to fall into shameful sin? This, it would be what I would ask Gabriele Davalli if I were his bishop, which obviously, by his grace and by my grace, are not.

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The sad truth is that one diocesan responsible for pastoral care for the family and thirteen other priests gay friendly who concelebrated by turning the Eucharist into a sacrilegious theater, they actually blessed sin and publicly confirmed two people in mortal sin. And if anyone is able to prove me wrong - at the head of all the Metropolitan Archbishop of Bologna, which as I repeat I consider completely not guilty, as well as a good and just man - come forward and show me otherwise. Above all I wish that, bishops in the lead, tell me publicly - not with the classic regretted private letter - that the Catholic theology and morality with which I was trained I can safely throw them down the toilet and then flush the drain. But above all I would like them to explain to me that everything that until yesterday was an ugly mortal sin, today it has become love to be welcomed and blessed. After they explain this to me, publicly, the next day I will return my mandate to the exercise of the sacred priestly ministry in the hands of the bishop who gave it to me and I will retire to private life.

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In civil society being homosexual and practicing homosexuality is not a crime. I add: and it never could be, I would be the first to take to the streets to protest, if anyone tried to prosecute homosexuals as such in any capacity. Homosexuality is not a disease, at the limit it can be a more or less serious psychological disorder or discomfort in those who live it badly or in those who do not accept it and who therefore suffer from it. As a Catholic priest and as a theologian I have always recognized people the right to live the sexuality they want and not to be discriminated in any way for their sexual choices and practices., the Catechism of the Catholic Church also says so, which incidentally it is good to remember:

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2357 «L’omosessualità designa le relazioni tra uomini o donne che provano un’attrattiva sessuale, esclusiva o predominante, verso persone del medesimo sesso. Si manifesta in forme molto varie lungo i secoli e nelle differenti culture. La sua genesi psichica rimane in gran parte inspiegabile. Appoggiandosi sulla Sacra Scrittura, che presenta le relazioni omosessuali come gravi depravazioni (cf.. GN 19,1-29; RM 1,24-27; 1 Color 6,9-10; 1 TM 1,10) la Tradizione ha sempre dichiarato che “gli atti di omosessualità sono intrinsecamente disordinati” (cf.. Human person, n. 8). Sono contrari alla legge naturale. Precludono all’atto sessuale il dono della vita. Non sono il frutto di una vera complementarità affettiva e sessuale. In nessun caso possono essere approvati».

2358 «Un numero non trascurabile di uomini e di donne presenta tendenze omosessuali profondamente radicate. Questa inclinazione, oggettivamente disordinata, costituisce per la maggior parte di loro una prova. Perciò devono essere accolti con rispetto, compassion, delicacy. A loro riguardo si eviterà ogni marchio di ingiusta discriminazione. Such people are called to carry out God's will in their life, e, if they are Christian, to unite the difficulties they may encounter as a result of their condition to the sacrifice of the Lord's cross ".

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For me the question is entirely theological, since I am a priest and not a theologian master chef. If God did not prevent Adam and Eve from committing original sin, we can perhaps prevent us, to men, to commit sins? Because, whether some of my worldly brothers like it or not gay friendly, ready if necessary to disguise a farcical "marriage" between two men as a blessing that as such is not denied to anyone, in any case, the fact remains that for Catholic morality and the law of God in which it is rooted "acts of homosexuality are intrinsically disordered". Once the act has been condemned, that is sin, regarding single homosexuals instead, that is, the sinners, Catholic morality clarifies: «[…] they must be received with respect, compassion, delicacy. In their regard, any mark of unjust discrimination will be avoided ". All this always repeating, as it regards the sin, that certain acts "are not the fruit of a true emotional and sexual complementarity" and that "in no case can they be approved".

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Sodomy is a grave sin against nature created and ordained by God. So if certain priests knew and practiced the basic elements of Catholic theology and morality, if they simply knew the Catechism, rather than disguising the "sham marriage" of two men as a "blessing", they should be aware that sin is part of the exercise of man's full freedom and free will, but that sin disfigures the soul of the sinner and causes scandal to the community of believers. Therefore, the sin, yes, it is part of the full exercise of human freedom, but it is not, however, a right and no one, especially within the Church, can claim it as such, not even the couples of homosexual "loving newlyweds".

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Several times in my public writings, but also during my private conversations with those confreres who use me as a spiritual director or as a confessor, I found myself explaining the substantial difference between sin and sinner, especially to young priests who have come out of set of that science fiction film to which our seminars all peace are now reduced, joy and love. We priests, as sanctifiers, teachers and guides of the People of God we not only have the duty to reject sin, because on our priestly consciences there is the imperative and the obligation to fight it. The sinner's speech is different, which is ours where it is our duty to welcome, assist and love, especially those who commit the gravest sins, because above all for them Christ shed his redemptive blood on the cross. So, if instead of welcoming the sinner we reject him as such, we would betray and profane in the worst way the holy mission that Christ God has entrusted to us through the institution of the ministerial priesthood.

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The underlying problem is that an army of sixty-eight presbyters and sixty-eight grandchildren raised by them and raised to an overdose of unspecified peace, joy and love, they no longer know the difference between sin and sinner, which is a fundamental and substantial difference. Useless as it may be, perché nulla di ciò che è strutturalmente ideologico può essere scalfito, cerchiamo adesso di comprendere bene quel pericolo mortale costituito dal terrificante peccato propagato dai lobbisti LGBT, di cui lungamente ebbi a parlare nei miei lunghi colloqui privati con il Cardinale Carlo Caffarra. Questo pericolo ― che ripeto è mortale e terrificante ― è dato dal fatto che gruppi costituiti da sedicenti cattolici auto-denominatisiCattolici LGBTsi stanno facendo largo all’interno della Chiesa e delle comunità parrocchiali, infinocchiando in modo grandioso vescovi, preti e suorine stolte. E si stanno facendo largo non per essere seguiti e curati spiritualmente, non per curare le loro fragilità e ferite, non per cercare di sanare le loro anime dal virus epidemico del peccato, ma per essere legittimati e confermati nel peccato mortale. Trappola questa nella quale un esercito di vescovi, preti e suorine stolte stanno cadendo come pesci dentro la rete. La lobby LGBT è entrata ormai da un decennio dentro la Chiesa come un cavallo di troia per rivendicare e dimostrare che il primo a sbagliarsi è stato anzitutto Dio nel crearci maschio e femmina. In errore non sono loro, sempre ammantati di vittimismo e dolorismo, lo è la Chiesa che con la sua “retrive” e “cupamorale osa impedire a due gay o a due lesbiche di amarsi, negando a questo modo — a loro dire — l’essenza stessa del Santo Vangelo, che è amore e solo amore. Of course, che il Santo Vangelo è amore, basterebbe però chiedersi e comprendere quale vero amore diffonde, perché l’amore che annuncia finisce a sanguinare sulla croce con quattro chiodi piantati nella carne e con una corona di spine sulla testa, cosa del tutto diversa dai tripudi porcini e dissacranti the various gay pride, che anche di recente ci hanno regalato la Madonna sadomaso e Cristo sui tacchi a spillo. O forse il Santo Vangelo, in nome di un non meglio precisato “amore”, ci consente di benedire l’unione di due uomini, di festeggiarli in chiesa e di ammetterli alla Comunione Eucaristica, affinché possano rientrare la sera nella loro camera da letto, “benedetti” e “santificati”, a sodomizzarsi a vicenda in nome dell’amore? È forse questo l’amore annunciato dal Santo Vangelo?

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Fu per questo motivo than in 2009, quel sapiente uomo di Dio del Cardinale Carlo Caffarra, pur ricoperto di tutte le peggiori contumelie, criticato e insultato su tutta la stampa gay friendly of the left radical chic, proibì a un coro composto da 25 omosessuali dichiarati di radunarsi nei locali della parrocchia bolognese di San Bartolomeo della Beverara. Perché un conto è accogliere il singolo omosessuale, che va accolto, respected, amato e accudito spiritualmente, always. Altra cosa permettere che direttamente all’interno delle strutture ecclesiali ed ecclesiastiche siano costituiti gruppi di non meglio precisati omosessuali cattolici, che come l’esperienza ci insegna e come di prassi è quasi sempre accaduto, pongono anzitutto in discussione la dottrina e la morale della Chiesa Cattolica. Perché è la Chiesa, che deve piegarsi al capriccio del loro peccato, accoglierlo e legittimarlo, infine benedirlo. Cosa questa che la Chiesa non potrà mai fare.

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Ogni tanto qualche vescovo mi accusa di usare toni forti, others, molto più numerosi, mi pregano invece di dare pubblica voce a ciò che loro non sempre possono dire in toni forti. E come potrei non usare toni forti, di fronte a un esercito sempre più fitto di preti che non sono più in grado di distinguere neppure il peccato dal peccatore? Però il problema non sono loro, sono io che sono duro. E nella Chiesa visibile intrisa di un non meglio precisato amore la durezza non è ammessa, perché ormai non siamo più «il sale della terra» [Mt 5, 13] ma lo zucchero della terra. As a result, benedire in chiesa durante l’azione liturgica due omosessuali che la sera tornano a giocare alla cavallina, questa è cosa veramente buona e giusta, almeno per tutti coloro che hanno deciso di mutarsi in zucchero della terra.

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Ogni stagione storica ha i suoi personaggi, ma in circostanze di questo genere sentiamo certamente la mancanza del Sommo Pontefice Giovanni Paolo II. Perché in casi più o meno analoghi, verificatisi ormai in numerose diocesi del mondo, non avrebbe esitato a chiamare dinanzi a sé i rispettivi vescovi. E per spirito di autentica carità cristiana gli assistenti di camera, prima del loro ingresso in udienza, avrebbero raccomandato: "Excellence, prima di recarsi dal Sommo Pontefice passi dalla Farmacia Vaticana, acquisti e indossi il pannolone di contenzione, perché sarebbe sicuramente imbarazzante, per lei come per chiunque, pisciarsi addosso dinanzi al Santo Padre». Oggi le cose sono cambiate, abbiamo il presbitero padovano Marco Pozza, per gli amici Don Spritz, that in jeans e scarpette da ginnastica slacciate va a intervistare il Santo Padre e che non avendo di meglio da fare pubblica un messaggio di auguri per una coppia di suoi amici gay in occasione del loro matrimonio, salvo correggere poco dopo il post cambiando la parola “marriage” with “unione civile”. Ciò che però solo importa è di non presentarsi dinanzi al Santo Padre con una talare romana addosso e un rispettoso ferraiolo sulle spalle, perché in quel caso si può correre il rischio di essere fulminati con uno sguardo. Ma tutto finirebbe con un’occhiata fulminea, perché per far pisciare addosso qualcuno occorrerebbe la tempra che all’occorrenza sapeva avere il Santo Pontefice Giovanni Paolo II, ma soprattutto sarebbe necessaria la sua santità, perché solo i Santi, when the case requires it, riescono anche a farti pisciare addosso per la salvezza della tua anima.

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Mio amato e venerato Carlo Caffarra, provo santa invidia per te, che sei stato chiamato nel settembre 2017 alla Casa del Padre, dove vorrei essere anch’io, risparmiando così a me stesso l’abominio della desolazione che ci attende, why now, certi nostri pavidi e improvvidi vescovi, amorevoli verso il peccato ma stizzosi verso quei loro preti che il peccato osano sempre condannarlo, da tempo ci stanno facendo veramente aspirare la grande grazia della morte.

the Island of Patmos, 16 June 2022

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Family tree healing? Between karma and shamanic rites. Some theological and pastoral guidelines for discernment

HEALING OF THE FAMILY TREE? TRA KARMA E RITI SCIAMANICI. SOME THEOLOGICAL AND PASTORal LINES TO MAKE DISCERNMENT

Praying for the healing of the past sins of ancestors in function of the liberation of their descendants is not only useless but is also unchristian as it is contrary to Revelation and the teaching of Jesus. Having said that, let's ask ourselves a question now: why we should insistently ask the Lord to free us from the sins of our ancestors, from their bad choices, from their vitiated acts in the use of free will if by doing so we actually affirm a moralistic relationship sick with cause-effect so apparently obvious, so merciless as to convey a destructive determinism that Jesus rejects?

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It is a sad and true fact that when man no longer believes in anything, he always ends up believing everything, when he ceases to believe in God he ends up believing in the gods and reading the tarot. There are also obscure characters who distort the elements of Catholicism, tra i quali la Beata Vergine Maria, che finisce per essere falsata e deturpata nel peggiore dei modi, in parte per creare attrazione, in parte per mettere in piedi dei veri e propri mercati redditizi.

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Da diversi anni a questa parte assistiamo, all’interno di alcuni movimenti legati alla Chiesa Cattolica, specie a quelli più vicini all’area estremista dei carismatici, a una pratica spirituale conosciuta col nome di Preghiera di guarigione dell’albero genealogico O Preghiera di guarigione intergenerazionale. What exactly is this prayer? Is useful? But most of all, it is Catholic and in line with Revelation to pray in this way?

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With this article I wish to give only a few lines of theological and pastoral interpretation to help the faithful to operate a just and healthy discernment, given that confusion can often prevail over people who find themselves having to face situations of illness and suffering that prevent them from maintaining the right clarity of faith in the time of trial. And when we are hit by that pain that often makes us fragile and vulnerable, around the corner there are always those looking to make a personal profit, which can range from raising money to the perverse joy of exercising the power of control over consciences.

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I am well aware of the delicacy and complexity of the subject which would need other tools and spaces to be treated in a completely exhaustive way. Much time should be spent unraveling the delicate theological and psychological issues underlying the need for healing and care., together with personal and community responsibility in the face of the mystery of evil and sin that tire the daily journey of man and society. The most appropriate thing to do would be to write a book on the subject in order to be truly certain to deal with every little aspect and question that the theme of family tree healing highlights. Waiting for someone to complete such a job that currently does not exist - so much has been written about this type of healing prayer but always in a very partial way, biased and fragmentary - it is good to immediately relate this prayer to the Magisterium of the Church, especially in reference to the person of Christ as the winner of sin and suffering in all its forms. Jesus is "the one who frees from all evil" [Sap 16,8], and continues to be the mighty Savior who gives salvation and health to his people, always ready to intervene for the good of those who turn to him as the Good Samaritan.

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First of all it is necessary to place this prayer within a clear definition that can circumscribe its borders. In summary, we can say that the Preghiera di guarigione dell’albero genealogico it is that prayer that asks God to eliminate the causes and consequences of those evils that have affected a particular person in the past whose consequences still persist in the present, falling on his descendants. Here's an example: if my great grandfather has committed a sin, an evil or was the bearer of a certain tendency or flaw that marked its existence in an incisive way, this sin (male, trend, tara) può manifestarsi ancora nella vita futura dei nipoti anche dopo diverse generazioni portandosi dietro le immancabili conseguenze di sofferenza. Quindi mali oggettivi come la violenza, l’alcolismo, la pratica dell’occultismo, la tendenza al suicidio o all’aborto, alcune malattie psicologiche, alcune corruzioni morali, possono ripresentarsi nella vita di una persona che paga al presente e subisce in modo del tutto incolpevole quello che è stato vissuto da un suo antenato nel passato.

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Ho voluto prendere come esempio il caso di un lontano nonno in relazione a un pronipote, ma la stessa cosa potrebbe dirsi in modo più immediato tra un padre e un figlio o tra una madre e un figlio, quindi tra generazioni anche molto vicine tra di loro. Nell’ambito delle scienze cliniche oncologiche è noto e scientificamente accertato che certe forme di tumori possono essere ereditari, per questo gli specialisti consigliano a figli e nipoti di effettuare periodici controlli. Nell’ambito delle scienze cliniche psichiatriche è altrettanto noto che certe malattie o disturbi mentali sono ereditari, per esempio la schizofrenia.

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Proviamo a chiarire il tutto con un altro esempio: il Codice di Diritto Canonico the 1917 ai canoni 983-991 indicava tutta una serie di impedimenti a ricevere il sacro ordine sacerdotale. Le precedenti leggi canoniche successive al Concilio di Trento stabilivano che i figli dei macellai non potevano ricevere gli ordini sacri. Una norma che, se non spiegata, oggi potrebbe suscitare persino ilarità, eppure aveva una sua logica. In alcune epoche storiche quello dei macellai era un mestiere particolarmente cruento e quasi sempre la macellazione degli animali avveniva in modo molto violento. Il tutto finiva per incidere non solo sulla psicologia e l’aspetto comportamentale di chi esercitava questo mestiere, ma anche nei membri della sua famiglia, dei suoi figli e dei suoi nipoti nati e cresciuti in quel genere di contesto familiare, sociale e lavorativo.

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In molti particolari casi la povera persona che patisce tali mali non è nient’altro che un anello di una lunga catena di individui gravati da continui disturbi e malanni fisico-spirituali ripetuti che si protrarranno fino a quando non saranno interrotti i legami con quelle radici che rappresentano la causa oggettiva di questi disturbi. La guarigione avviene attraverso una serie di preghiere specifiche e puntigliose che passano in rassegna tutti i mali fisici e spirituali esistenti nel mondo.

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Per l’esemplificazione dei Lettori riporto qui di seguito alcuni stralci di una Preghiera di guarigione dell’albero genealogico composta da un personaggio Sui generis e che è possibile ritrovare sul Web. Testi più o meno simili è possibile trovarli anche altrove o leggerli in diversi libri che trattano dell’argomento:

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"Jesus, ci hai rivelato che dal peccato commesso dall’uomo all’origine del mondo è venuto ogni male e che anche il peccato di ciascuno ha influenza negativa sugli altri, specialmente il peccato dei genitori sui figli e i discendenti. Attraverso la generazione si trasmettono gli stessi caratteri fisici e psichici, i buoni frutti delle virtù e le tristi conseguenze dei vizi, la salute e le malattie, good and evil. Per il bene che i genitori e gli antenati ci hanno trasmesso, li ringraziamo e ringraziamo Te, perché con la tua grazia hanno agito bene. Per il male che ci hanno trasmesso, li perdoniamo e li affidiamo alla tua misericordia, chiedendo per loro il tuo perdono e facendo suffragi. Jesus, ora ti preghiamo per le nostre generazioni passate e presenti, sia di ramo paterno che di ramo materno. Ti preghiamo di guarire il nostro albero genealogico, di cui noi siamo un frutto. Per il loro bene e il nostro bene, tronca ogni influenza negativa che ci hanno trasmesso. Il tuo Sangue Prezioso scenda a purificare, risanare, to free, perché oggi la nostra generazione sia sana e santa, unita e felice così che possa trasmettere solo cose positive, essere canale soltanto di salute e di santità. Jesus, guarisci il nostro albero di famiglia».

"Jesus, guariscici da tutte le malattie che sono giunte a noi attraverso le generazioni passate. Guariscici dalle malattie fisiche: del cuore, del sangue, del sistema circolatorio; della bocca, del naso, delle orecchie, della gola, dei bronchi, dei polmoni; dell’esofago, dello stomaco, del fegato, della cistifellea, del pancreas, dell’intestino; dei reni, delle vie urinarie; del cervello, del midollo spinale e del sistema nervoso; delle ossa e della colonna vertebrale; della pelle; dei nostri cinque sensi; guariscici dai tumori e da ogni malattia strana; dalla frigidità e dalla sterilità, dall’impotenza e dalle malattie veneree. Guariscici da tutti i casi di malattie mentali che ci sono stati nella nostra storia familiare: forme di paranoia, schizofrenia, psicosi, comportamenti depressivi e autodistruttivi. Guariscici da tutte le malattie psichiche: anxieties, affanni, depressioni, insicurezze, paure, complex, tristezze, pensieri di suicidio, tedio della vita, squilibri, attacchi di panico. Interrompi la trasmissione di tutte queste malattie. Togli queste tare ereditarie. Fa’ che nella nostra generazione ci siano sempre salute fisica, integrità mentale, equilibrio emozionale, sane relazioni, goodness, love; per trasmettere questi tuoi doni alle generazioni successive. Jesus, guariscici da tutte le malattie ereditarie»

"Jesus, liberaci da tutti i mali causati in noi dagli antenati che partecipavano all’occultismo, allo spiritismo, alla stregoneria, alla magia, a sette sataniche, freemasonry. Tronca il potere del maligno che, their fault, ancora pesa sulle nostre generazioni. Spezza la catena di maledizioni, malefici (fatture, legature, segnature, riti voodoo), opere sataniche che gravano sulla nostra famiglia. Liberaci da patti satanici, consacrazioni a satana e legami mentali con i seguaci di satana. Tienici sempre lontano da riunioni spiritiche e da ogni attività con cui satana può continuare ad avere dominio su di noi. Prendi sotto il tuo potere qualsiasi area che sia stata consegnata a satana dai nostri antenati. Allontana per sempre lo spirito cattivo, ripara ogni suo danno, salvaci da ogni sua nuova insidia. Solo da Te possiamo avere tutti la vita, freedom, the pace. Jesus, liberaci da tutti i mali causati dal maligno»

"Jesus, liberaci da tutte le abitudini cattive presenti nel nostro albero genealogico: dal gioco, dallo sperpero, dal bere, from drugs, dalla grettezza, dal furto. Poni fine ad ogni nostra cattiva abitudine. Liberaci dai tutti i vizi capitali: dall’accidia, dall’avarizia, dalla gola, with anger, dall’invidia, dalla lussuria, dalla superbia. Liberaci dall’eredità cattiva che ci hanno lasciato i nostri antenati dediti a questi vizi. Liberaci da tutti gli idoli che hanno adorato le nostre generazioni precedenti: il denaro, il potere, my pleasure, la casa, i terreni, i gioielli, i titoli. Taglia i vincoli che ci legano a questi casi di idolatria. Liberaci da tutta la corruzione e la violenza, dall’ira e dalla malignità dei nostri antenati che sono stati sfruttatori, ricattatori, criminali. Rompi in noi tutti i legami a questi comportamenti. Liberaci da tutto il male compiuto dai nostri antenati spinti dall’odio: odio verso gli altri, verso se stessi, towards God, odio razziale, fanatismo religioso».

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Come è evidente dal testo della preghiera sopra riportata, these invocations are very long and detailed in listing all the evils and areas from which you want to be healed. The flaw of this prayer is not so much that of asking for healing from evil or the evil one - something that Jesus teaches us to do as an explicit request in the Our father - but in the theology underlying this form of prayer which is what the ancient Jews knew with the name of theology of retribution O salary theory. We can also find this theological thought within some Eastern religious philosophies as a reference to the Law of Karma or the belief in Reincarnation.

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Let's proceed in order: The most immediate origin of this Preghiera di guarigione dell’albero genealogico we owe it to the work and doctrine of the British psychiatrist Kenneth McAll (1910-2001). He was a fervent and passionate Protestant missionary, who was able to initiate this therapeutic practice, enough to transform it into a real spiritual school. Per chi volesse approfondire la vita e l’opera di questo medico carismatico, consiglio di leggere i suoi due libri più famosi: Fino alle radici. Family tree healing, edizioni Ancora, Guida alla guarigione dell’albero genealogico, edizioni Segno. Tra le pagine di questi testi il lettore troverà l’intero manifesto e impalcatura di tutta quanta questa teoria psico-teologica-terapeutica.

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Quando trattiamo il tema della sofferenza fisica e spirituale we must be especially careful not to exasperate or deceive the people involved. In the face of human suffering, especially that suffering of an innocent kind, we cannot afford the luxury of making mistakes or being easy-going by playing with people's lives or their frailties, above all, avoiding nurturing and instilling false hopes. Nor can we think of packaging low-cost and high-emotional impact solutions that aim to please the sufferer by giving him a sense of immediate relief but which in fact do not solve the problem and can even lead to bitter disappointments..

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Divine Revelation attests to us that the problem of suffering is inextricably linked to the mystery of iniquity that Christ destroyed with his passion, death and resurrection and which he himself paid freely through his most august person. From that first sin of disobedience, described in Genesis 3, the rebellion against God has generated a tragic consequence within the created world which has the face of death, of suffering, of disorder and the loss of communion. From righteous Abel to innocent Isaac, from wise Job to Christ the Lord, man has always debated and questioned why there is suffering and evil in the world. Ma soprattutto egli si è sempre interrogato sul perché egli soffra ingiustamente. but yet, a voler essere sinceri una risposta vera è propria non c’è, o meglio non c’è quella risposta che ci piacerebbe tanto sentire e che è in grado di spiegare tutto.

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Non esiste la carta vincente di un “peccato ancestrale” che diviene l’asso pigliatutto per giustificare ogni stortura dell’esistenza, per cui è possibile de-responsabilizzarsi e demandare tutto all’esterno dell’uomo, mentre invece sarebbe necessario partire dall’interno dell’uomo dal suo cuore. Quando ci riferiamo al peccato originale noi operiamo una sostanziale differenza con il peccato ancestrale. Il primo ammette una responsabilità personale in conseguenza di una libertà male utilizzata, il secondo è il risultato di un cieco determinismo per cui non si può far altro che prendere atto della situazione avversa e subirla. Per discernere su queste questioni ci viene in aiuto la divina Rivelazione che dona non una risposta ma orienta a un senso per spiegare la sofferenza. Esiste la compromissione di un Dio che si incarna e che assume su di sé la condizione e la fragilità dell’uomo, distruggendo ogni male nel sacrificio della croce. La vittoria di Cristo non è solo la vittoria sul male, ma su ogni male. È anzitutto la vittoria sull’origine e sulla causa ultima del male nella sua essenza che è Satana, così come si afferma solennemente nella liturgia battesimale: «Rinunciate a Satana, origine e causa di ogni peccato?», vale a dire di ogni male.

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Da cristiani, davanti alla sofferenza specie se ingiusta, noi sappiamo fare molto di più di quanto comandò di fare il filosofo Socrate ai suoi discepoli. Noi non offriamo un gallo al dio della medicina Esculapio, noi cristiani davanti alla sofferenza sappiamo offrire il venerabile corpo e sangue del Signore Gesù Cristo che continuamente si offre e si immola per ogni uomo di ogni tempo. La risposta cristiana al male e alla sofferenza non è quindi di natura filosofica ma teologica, è una risposta che supera l’uomo, essa viene elevata a mistero e si comprende solo a partire dalla fede in Colui che ha vinto la sofferenza.

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Per poter capire questo discorso sul mistero del male e della sofferenza voglio soffermarmi principalmente su quello che Gesù ci ha lasciato a questo riguardo. Voglio partire anzitutto dalla guarigione del cieco nato che troviamo descritta nel vangelo di Giovanni [9,1–41] per poi terminare con il brano dell’evangelista Luca [13,1–5]. Il Vangelo di Giovanni racconta che i discepoli di Gesù vedendo un cieco nato sulla strada posero questa domanda al Signore:

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«”Rabbì, who sinned, he or his parents, he was born blind?”. Jesus answered: “Né lui ha peccato né i suoi genitori, ma è perché in lui siano manifestate le opere di Dio”».

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I discepoli non fanno altro che riproporre un pensiero teologico, che era in sintonia con la teoria retributiva dell’epoca. Per dirla con brevità di parola, la teoria retributiva affermava che non vi è sofferenza senza colpevolezza, che se qualche cosa ti è capitato di male nella vita è perché te lo sei cercato e se non sei stato tu il diretto responsabile è stato qualcun altro che ti è vicino, come parenti prossimi o antenati.

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Sebbene già il Libro di Giobbe avesse messo in crisi questa teoria retributiva con la sua annessa teologia sponsorizzata dai tre amici inopportuni, nel pensiero religioso ebraico del tempo di Gesù questa concezione ancora si mantiene forte così come vedremo nel caso dei disordini sociali descritti dal brano dell’evangelista Luca [Lc 13,1–5]. Quello che per noi è sufficiente sapere, in riferimento al nostro discorso sulla Preghiera di guarigione dell’albero genealogico teorizzata dal dr. Kenneth McAll, è che non è possibile dire che i peccati dei padri inficino la vita presente dei figli, secondo quanto già il profeta Ezechiele affermava per conto di Dio:

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«Mi fu rivolta questa parola del Signore: “Perché andate ripetendo questo proverbio sul paese d’Israele: I padri han mangiato l’uva acerba e i denti dei figli si sono allegati?”» [This 18, 2].

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Quindi pregare per la guarigione delle colpe passate degli antenati in funzione della liberazione dei loro discendenti non solo è inutile ma è anche non cristiano in quanto contrario alla Rivelazione e all’insegnamento di Gesù. Having said that, let's ask ourselves a question now: why we should insistently ask the Lord to free us from the sins of our ancestors, from their bad choices, from their vitiated acts in the use of free will if by doing so we actually affirm a moralistic relationship sick with cause-effect so apparently obvious, so merciless as to convey a destructive determinism that Jesus rejects? Cristo dice no a questa concezione teologica, affermando con forza che la cecità di quell’uomo ha come unico scopo la gloria di Dio, cioè l’epifania del Regno del Figlio e l’annuncio del Vangelo nel mondo. Si tocca qui la prossimità di Dio che in Gesù si affianca all’uomo per liberarlo e guarirlo. Il primo beneficiario di questa gloria sarà il cieco che recupererà la vista, poi i suoi genitori che saranno sgravati da una responsabilità sociale e morale frustrante ed infine i dottori della Legge che avranno una buona occasione per poter accostarsi a quella presenza di quel Dio che tanto predicano ma che stentano ancora a riconoscere in mezzo a loro.

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È sintomatico notare nel Quarto Vangelo il gioco dei contrari che spesso si verifica proprio a partire dai segni epifanici che Gesù compie: colui che è cieco è l’unico a riconoscere e vedere il Salvatore, mentre coloro che dicono di vedere restano ciechi ed intrappolati in rigidi determinismi. A questo proposito la madre Chiesa attraverso un documento della Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith ribadisce il pensiero del suo Salvatore facendo ancora più chiarezza attraverso il magistero del Santo Pontefice Giovanni Paolo II:

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«La malattia però colpisce anche i giusti e l’uomo se ne domanda il perché. Nel libro di Giobbe questo interrogativo percorre molte delle sue pagine. «Se è vero che la sofferenza ha un senso come punizione, quando è legata alla colpa, it's not true, instead, che ogni sofferenza sia conseguenza della colpa e abbia carattere di punizione. La figura del giusto Giobbe ne è una prova speciale nell’Antico Testamento. (…) E se il Signore acconsente a provare Giobbe con la sofferenza, lo fa per dimostrarne la giustizia. La sofferenza ha carattere di prova» [See. John Paul II, Apostolic Letter Saving pain, n. 11].

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Davanti alla sofferenza di qualsiasi natura e origine chiediamo a Dio di essere liberati, la guarigione avviene per opera di Gesù Cristo e il Libro del Siracide ci esorta a chiedere con insistenza il risanamento con atteggiamento filiale: "Son, non avvilirti nella malattia, but pray to the Lord and he will heal you " [Sir 38,9]. Elementi fondamentali di una buona preghiera di guarigione sono la sottomissione alla volontà di Dio Padre, l’abbandono fiducioso al Figlio Gesù Cristo e il ricorso alla virtù teologale della speranza che, illuminated by the Holy Spirit, ci permette di vedere l’opera di Dio attraverso i mezzi ordinari di guarigione quali il personale medico, le terapie e i farmaci, gli interventi sanitari e una comunità sanante. Tutti gli altri mezzi straordinari di guarigione appartengono a Dio soltanto che sceglie tempi e modalità proprie per agire nel giusto momento.

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Per vivere la malattia con fede ed ottenere la sospirata guarigione dobbiamo porci dentro a un’azione di grazia che è sempre immeritata ma che non può mai prescindere dalla conversione del cuore. Questo discorso ci conduce ad esaminare il brano dell’Evangelista Luca [13,1–5] che prende spunto da un fatto di cronaca nera accaduto al tempo di Gesù. Questa volta il male ha un carattere sociale e corporativo e la teologia della retribuzione ci porta ad allargare il rapporto tra l’individuo e la società. L’uomo è in grado di entrare in relazione con altre persone, per cui le conseguenze di determinate azioni collettive sono causa di sofferenza e di male per l’intera collettività. Dice l’Evangelista Luca:

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«In quello stesso tempo si presentarono alcuni a riferirgli il fatto di quei Galilei, il cui sangue Pilato aveva fatto scorrere insieme a quello dei loro sacrifici. Prendendo la parola, Jesus said to them,: Credete che quei Galilei fossero più peccatori di tutti i Galilei, per aver subìto tale sorte? No, I tell you, but unless you repent, you will all perish equally. O quelle diciotto persone, sulle quali crollò la torre di Sìloe e le uccise, You believe that they were worse offenders than all the inhabitants of Jerusalem? No, I tell you, but unless you repent, all perish in the same way ».

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Anche questa volta Gesù scardina la teologia della retribuzione, non accetta il nesso meccanicistico tra sofferenza e colpevolezza. Con altre parole sembra dire:

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«Voi siete convinti che quei Galilei fossero più peccatori di tutti i Galilei perché hanno fatto quella fine? Ebbene vi sbagliate, erano peccatori quanto e come voi. Il punto è che ancora non si erano convertiti, cioè non avevano capito che la felicità dell’uomo passa attraverso il totale affidamento della propria vita a Dio. Voi che siete ancora in tempo!».

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It is not by chance, a questo discorso sulla conversione, si affianca la successiva parabola del fico infruttuoso. Dobbiamo essere sinceri, molto spesso nel nostro rapporto con Dio e con gli altri siamo più propensi a fare aria fritta che non frutti di conversione. Se ci guardiamo con autenticità siamo spesso alberi con le sole foglie ma niente frutti. Ecco la ragione della nostra non guarigione. La conversione è un suggerimento prezioso per poter aprire una strada pastorale verso la guarigione e il risanamento. Convertirsi al Signore significa partire da una vita che si radica in Lui e che abbandona il male attraverso le piccole scelte quotidiane. Anche J.R.R.Tolkien ne Lo Hobbit ribadisce con altre parole questo concetto evangelico nel dialogo tra Gandalf e Galadriel:

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«Ho scoperto che sono le piccole cose […] le azioni quotidiane della gente comune che tengono a bada l’oscurità. Semplici atti di gentilezza e amore».

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Conversione significa ricorrere nell’umiltà alla grazia dei Sacramenti per potersi mantenere in continua comunione con Dio, sapendo che senza ci è impossibile rimanere in piedi. Conversione significa mantenere un costante dialogo con il Signore e chiedere la misericordia verso coloro che ci hanno ferito così come vediamo fare in Abramo che chiese a Dio la guarigione degli empi a partire dalla funzione vicaria dei giusti:

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«Davvero sterminerai il giusto con l’empio? […] Per riguardo a loro, perdonerò tutto quel luogo» [GN 18, 1-33].

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Per questo motivo è bene chiarire che non sono gli altri che sono i responsabili della mia felicità non realizzata, della mia infermità fisica e spirituale, tanto meno i miei antenati. Nemmeno il Demonio diventa il responsabile primo dei miei insuccessi. Tutte queste cose ci permettono solo di deresponsabilizzarci scaricando su altri quello che invece appartiene a noi e che non vogliamo fare. Per questo sarebbe più opportuno chiedere al Signore non tanto la guarigione del nostro albero genealogico ma la guarigione del nostro cuore e la liberazione da tutte quelle rigidità che ci impediscono una buona volta di convertirci a Lui.

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In conclusion desidero solo accennare alla presenza di quei condizionamenti sociali e familiari che possono essere l’occasione per commettere il male o per facilitare una certa corruzione morale dei costumi nella società. Tali condizionamenti vengono definiti dalla Dottrina Sociale della Chiesa come “strutture di peccato”. Dentro queste strutture ricadono tutte quelle situazioni sociali o istituzioni che sono contrarie alla legge divina ma che restano sempre l’espressione e l’effetto dei peccati personali. Quindi le strutture di peccato se non arginate e risanate possono diventare causa di corruzione e perdizione per l’uomo ma esse sono sempre il risultato di una libertà umana che fugge dalla conversione a Dio, di un cuore che non ascolta e che non obbedisce, di una responsabilità che accetta di andare contro Dio a prescindere dalle conseguenze. In tutto ciò non c’è determinismo, è possibile sempre una inversione di marcia e una salvezza e non dobbiamo scomodare la responsabilità degli antenati per trovare un alibi accettabile che ci possa sgravare dall’imbarazzo di dire: è stata mia la colpa.

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Preferisco sorvolare del tutto su quei soggetti auto-elettisi paladini di una non meglio precisata “autentica tradizione cattolica”, che pur lanciandosi in roboanti invettive contro l’eresia luterana del XVI secolo, nel giocare poi di fatto in un certo modo, inclusi certi impropri “riti di guarigione”, nella migliore delle ipotesi dimostrano di essere dei pentecostali radicali del tutto inconsapevoli di esserlo. E a tal proposito ricordo che il pentecostalismo radicale è l’eresia di una eresia di una eresia, ossia una eresia di terza generazione. Or, senza scomodare quella cosa molto seria che è l’eresia, quasi sempre appannaggio di menti molto colte e raffinate, più semplicemente l’agire di certi oscuri personaggi ricalca in tutto e per tutto quello dei fattucchieri di bassa lega.

 

Laconi, 15 June 2022

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The unforgivable sins of priests in the face of the holy virtues of illiterate Catholics in the faith

THE "UNFORGIVABLE" SINS OF PRIESTS BEFORE THE HOLY VIRTUES OF THE ANALPHABETIC CATHOLICS OF THE FAITH

 

… we could modify and rewrite the final part of our profession of faith: “I believe in social media and in the life of the world to come ". And if anything,, rather than the Nicene-Constantinopolitan Creed, we could rename it Symbol of faith of the illiterate Catholic, who laughs at knowledge and who gave life to the faith of «… according to me, I think that …". And all this, that is very clear: it is not the fault of the priests at all.

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using fiction fantasy Father Ariel S.. Levi di Gualdo has given those who question and seek answers a journey into the mystery of life by enclosing the doctrine on hindmost behind the lines of a dystopian novel or “fantateologico”

In putting his hand to a new book or articles related to the doctrine of the faith, I always ask myself a question: this further waste of time is necessary, considered that the first to show that they want bread, circus and a lot of itch are the Catholics first, or self-styled, or the little that remains of the disastrous Catholic world? It is legitimate and admissible for a presbyter and a theologian to be assailed by questions that lead him to ask such serious and heavy questions to himself.?

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In the digital age i social media they have brought out legions of fools who until yesterday discussed the most complex historical issues in a bizarre way, social, political and religious giving their "pearls of wisdom" in bars or hairdressing salons, where everything remained enclosed at the end of their "learned" discussions. Today, in the wrecked upside-down world we live in, in a condition of irreversible decay - a phenomenon I have been talking about and writing about for two decades now -, the ignorant equipped with a culture that does not even reach a medium-low level, plagued by those forms of illiteracy that can be both recurrent and digital, on social media it can have ratings and a following that the most qualified scientific experts or popularizers cannot even imagine. Just think of the so-called influence, which, as the name implies, have the worst influences on our young people and adolescents, it is useless to detail at what low and immoral levels.

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In this confused chaos we also find a large army of true or presumed Catholics, launch into the spasmodic morbid search for things that can excite their itches, but they have nothing to do with the truths of the revealed faith. At most, theirs is pure fideism, almost always supported by magical elements, superstitious, esoteric, millennial, in conclusion: decadent neopaganism, which has nothing to do with that great pagan culture to which Christianity is the first to be indebted, it is enough to quote Socrates, Plato, Aristotle, to follow the great thinkers, Roman literati and jurists.

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To returning illiteracy and digital illiteracy is joined by another form of illiteracy, that of the illiterate in the doctrine of the faith, the arrogance of which is often greater than their own ignorance. May it never be that a priest or a theologian dares to intervene, worse to recall or highlight the errors of certain illiterates in the doctrine of the faith. I've done it several times too, generally with these results: the dialogue begins with an aggressive "you are incompetent because you don't know that ...", to end with an imperative «be ashamed!», if not worse with a lapidary «you are a priest ashamed!».

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I social media they should not be underestimated with a spirit of superiority and snobbery clerical-chic, because they constitute a world in which hordes of Catholics or presumed Catholics bask in the most unlikely Marian apparitions ever recognized by the Church, who often publicly disavowed them in a decisive and unappealable way, they were so false, but above all deviant for the faith, especially of the simplest and most fragile people. Amazing revelations about the true Third Secret of Fatima follow, according to them, kept hidden by the Church in a malicious way. The "prophecies" of Nostradamus, written in quatrains so ambiguous that anyone can come up with anything they want afterwards. The sensational falsehood of the "prophecies about popes" attributed to the Irishman St. Malachi Bishop of Armagh, lived in the twelfth century, widely denied by the learned Jesuit scholar Claude-Francois Menestrier at the end of the 17th century[1] and already reworked à manipulated earlier in the sixteenth century. The "prophecies" of the Blessed are also very tantalizing Anna Katharina Emmerick, declared inauthentic by the Congregation for the Causes of Saints at the same time as his beatification[2]. Although unfortunately I have found how useless and fruitless it is to explain to certain illiterate people in the doctrine of the faith that beatifying a servant of God or canonizing a blessed does not imply beatifying and canonizing everything he said., written or done, least of all to recognize his mystical visions or inner locutions. Equally useless to explain that the apparitions and Marian messages, including those recognized by the Church, they do not constitute pillars of the deposit of credit and they do not at all oblige believers to adhere to faith.

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Faced with this and to what follows which is harmful to the faith and the health of souls, the terrible warning of the Blessed Apostle Paul resounds:

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«The day will come, indeed, when they will not endure sound doctrine;, ma, having itching ears they, will accumulate for themselves teachers to suit their own likings, refusing to listen to the truth to turn to fairy tales " (II Tm 4, 2-4).

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Sui social media the criticisms directed at priests and to all the highest ecclesiastical hierarchies they sprout like wildflowers after the rain, of practices that are always severe and merciless. In this sense, I think I am the last person to be accused of partisanship, they try it several of my books - which of course I invite you not to read, what a huge waste of time that would be! - and numerous articles in which I highlight the worst defects of the clergy and of our ecclesial hierarchies, doing deep analysis, impietose e severe, May finished at se stesse, because every critical analysis always contains possible solutions, together with so much bitterness, but above all to my inextinguishable love for the Church, which is eternal as is the priesthood with which I have been marked and ontologically transformed with an indelible character.

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Over time I have seen firsthand how the defects and shortcomings of our clergy constitute a splendid pretext for that army of Catholics, or self-styled, who in no way intend to commit themselves to a serious journey of faith, which implies first of all being trained and guided, rely on teachers and follow them. Much easier to go online, type in a search phrase and then start turning from one blog to another, where sensational incompetents presume to speak of the most complex and delicate foundations of faith seasoned in a sensationalist sauce, without ever missing two essential elements to arouse the necessary itch: catastrophism and conspiracy.

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You are perhaps assailed by the ancient question: who we are, where we come from, Where are we going to go? You want to know what the mystery of eternal life is, the immediate or particular judgment of God, the resurrection of the dead and the universal judgment? Don't waste time buying and reading my book The path of the three keys, where in narrative form I speak of hindmost through a dystopian novel, among other things, it costs 22 Euro, it would just be money thrown away, after all it is the useless work of a priest and a theologian who tried to translate the main mysteries of faith into literature in the season of his human maturity, intellectual and spiritual. You want to know what the mystery of life is? Just type a key phrase on a search engine and then drink from the most absurd pages in which improbable and mostly anonymous internet "theologians" mix together myths, pagan beliefs, legends, reincarnation theories, near-death experiences, pieces extrapolated from some wildly manipulated writings of the Fathers of the Church, finally presenting gods potpourri who have nothing Catholic and Christian. And if a priest or a theologian dares to explain that the foundations of the Catholic faith are quite different, it will be enough to answer as usual: «…ah, but I read that ... ". And if we start talking to these people about some social media, exercising our ministry as pastors in the care of souls and theologians, reactions and responses will be those I have already mentioned: «Be ashamed!», always in the best hypothesis, of course.

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In the opinion of many Catholics who proclaim themselves to be devotees and practitioners, the blame for all this is attributable only to priests who do not preach well, who do not do catechesis, which are not available, to follow with the whole sequela of the defects of our clergy, which the undersigned has never denied nor intends to deny, having brought them to light without hesitation.

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Let's try to examine the glass which as usual is always half empty and half full, starting from the crisis of vocations, by the progressive reduction in the number of priests and their ever higher age in all Western countries. If today, a priest alone, he is forced to take care of four or five parishes scattered throughout a territory, several kilometers away from each other, in which up to fifty years ago there were a parish priest in each, up to seventy or eighty years ago also the assistant parish priest, fulfilled his painful ministry as a "compulsive celebrator" of Holy Masses running from one church to another, how much time will he have left for all other pastoral activities, especially including catechesis and the formation of the faithful, in addition to taking care of one's spiritual life? How Much, to study and prepare? The Eucharistic celebration represents the culmination of a life path that engages the Christian in many actions. The experience of faith and the life of faith is not reduced to a Sunday Holy Mass, that the path of Christian life is the maximum fulfillment. Therefore it would not be better to leave only one parish church open in all that district and close the others, if priests to be sent to every parish scattered from town to town there are no more? No, It can not be done, because the faithful will rise up instantly - and usually in a turbulent way -, putting forward the problem of the elderly who would have to move uncomfortably in the parish four or five kilometers away, thing this unacceptable. Their protests almost always add references to the lack of Christian charity, except not even knowing what this fundamental theological virtue is for the Catholic faith, which however constitutes a term with effect, especially if pronounced by someone who does not even know its meaning. At that point the bishop, not intending to have problems with the faithful who know the word "rights" but ignore the word "duties" of believers of Christ, calls the poor priest and in an amiable way invites him to sacrifice himself for the good of salvation of souls, ignoring - hopefully involuntarily -, that it is not about the faithful, but of the worst kind of infidels: that of overbearing egoists.

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Had the Holy Mass on Sunday around the corner of the house and forced a poor priest now on the verge of exhaustion to celebrate in three parishes starting at 8.30 Everyone 12.30 in the morning and in another two from 17 Everyone 19, here we see the same "poor elderly" - for whom it is impossible to travel four or five kilometers to reach the nearest church on Sunday -, get in the car in the early afternoon and drive 40 O 50 kilometers to go to a large shopping center in the provincial capital. But they must have the church next door, because in that case they are elderly people for whom it would be a mortal sin to lack unspecified charity, while if they have to travel a distance ten times greater in the direction of the large shopping center, in that case they suddenly become youngsters, preferring promotional discounts much more, or the get three pay two, to all the fundamental principles of Christian charity, which should also be exercised towards priests.

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The theory that the faults are all of the priests, while the faithful who make up the members of the People of God are innocent creatures tortured by inadequate shepherds, is destined to be taken seriously only by those bishops who in order not to have problems with the protests of the pretentious and selfish prefer to sacrifice the physical health and spirituality of their priests, not hesitating to reduce them to serial celebrators of Messe running from one parish church to another in all the surrounding villages.

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A completely secondary task of the bishops it would also be to remind their subjects[3] that if Christian families, or the little that remains, they are no longer able to promote birth, welcoming and stimulating new vocations to the priesthood, no one can complain that the Church does not "make" more priests, also because priests are not manufactured, the first nucleus in which a vocation is welcomed and cultivated is the Christian family. But since, as we said just now, the new generation bishops are happy to welcome all the honors of the episcopate, but not the heavy burdens that it entails, they prefer to squeeze their priests increasingly reduced in number like lemons on the citrus squeezer, increasingly at an older age, more and more sold out, often frustrated and unmotivated, surrounded by self-styled selfish faithful, lazy, gossip and quarrels, of which, however, they decide to please whims and whims, thus avoiding having problems to solve and unpopular decisions to make, like the suppression of parishes that can no longer have a parish priest, something that most of the bishops are careful not to do.

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Complain that the Church and priests do not spread sound doctrine it is false and ungenerous. There are numerous religious institutions that have taken care to set up excellent sites on the internet to make the text of the Catechism of the Catholic Church and the documents of Magisterium of the Church, the lyrics of the Old Testament, of the Holy Gospels and of Apostolic Letters with comments and explanations. There are numerous sites that collect the Sunday homilies, videos in which bishops, parish priests and theologians engaged in pastoral activities and in the dissemination of Catholic doctrine hold lectures and conferences, many bishops publish a commentary each week with accurate explanations of the Holy Gospel (just a few examples: WHO, WHO, WHO, WHO, WHO, etc …). Our editor and Capuchin theologian Ivano Liguori gave our readers a series of catecheses on the Sacrament of Penance collected in the column Catechism breakfast with Cappuccino, that we have published in video on ours Patmos Island. What diffusion they had? They have been greatly appreciated by a number of "niche" Catholics interested in truly deepening their knowledge of the faith and the Sacraments.

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We confessors know this well when certain people come to confession, often without even knowing why, how they confess or how they don't confess. Repeatedly, after listening to penitents who for ten minutes made nonsense gossip, With all the kindness of the case, I recalled that this precious sacrament is used to absolve sins and return to the communion of God's grace, it is no coincidence that the formula reads: «I absolve you from your sins …». This precious Sacrament does not serve to absolve from a chat, of which God is the first to know what to do with. Again, let us ask ourselves: if a man who left his wife, who later married civilly, then he also left his second wife, to go and live with a much younger girl than him, who has always led a life that constitutes in and of itself a negation of the basic values ​​of Christian life, coming to confession only because he has to act as a godfather or a witness to a confirmation candidate or a wedding - which, moreover, he should not and could not do -, it is never possible to tell you about it: «beh, I don't kill, I don't steal, I don't hurt anyone… maybe sometimes I get angry, sometimes it happens that he tells some little lies ... ". Request: it is never possible? And if this happens, we are sure that the fault lies with the priests who, according to some, would not dedicate themselves to the precious ministry of confessors? The army of Sunday Catholics who receive the Most Holy Eucharist despite having their consciences burdened with mortal sins and who are careful not to confess, perhaps convinced that only priests commit sins, by chance they too constitute our grave fault? We priests are guilty of the fact that a very large number of faithful no longer even have a sense of good and evil? It is the fault of us priests if we find ourselves with faithful or presumed faithful ready to cover ourselves with heavy insults on social media if we dare to remember that abortion is a serious crime, that euthanasia is by no means a gesture of love for a terminally ill person, that two men or two women cannot marry, least of all to adopt "toy children", because far from being love, this is rather the abomination of desolation? This too is the fault of the priests who do not carry out their ministry well? Or, more simply, it is simply a question of self-styled Catholics who attack us for reminding them of the obvious: that evil cannot be called good, least of all love?

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If the theory is true that numbers speak on the internet which constitute a precise thermometer of reality, the panorama that opens up before our eyes is bleak, to be exact this: a video uploaded to YouTube by an anonymous man with no face and name who speaks of Nostradamus' "prophecies" finally interpreted, one month after its publication has recorded 545.321 views. The same day, an Italian bishop, already an excellent specialist in ecclesiology, teacher, formator of priests and laity, pastor dedicated for years to adult catechesis, publishes a catechetical exegesis on the resurrection of the dead referring to the Holy Gospel of that Sunday of the liturgical year, one month after its publication has recorded 223 views. But yet another anonymous one was soon served with abnormal gaps on the foundations of the Catholic faith YouTube publishes a video that heralds the unveiling of the true Third Secret of Fatima kept hidden by the Church right from the title, one month after its publication has recorded 361.222 views. The same day, a learned Dominican theologian specializing in Mariology, publishes a catechesis of 30 minutes to explain the meaning and the profound meaning of the Marian apparitions of Lourdes and Fatima, one month after its publication has recorded 644 views.

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The Church has understood since the advent of the digital age the importance of social media and the means of communication offered by the internet, took the opportunity and took care to make available all those materials that once the faithful Catholics could have found in bookstores or libraries, while those who wanted to hear the exegeses of a good specialist would have had to go who knows where to listen to one of his lectures. Today they can go online and find all these materials. But the numbers, as I just explained, they speak clearly, above all they talk about something else.

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If the numbers speak on the internet, the question is a must: all this, what good is it? Perhaps to create sui social media a square where the perennial lament towards the Church and the priests is raised, by those who follow the new one Friar Cipolla of Boccaccesca memory that exhibits his improbable and absurd relics to fools, while the catecheses organized in the parishes are deserted, our books remain unsold and our catecheses and conferences unheard? This disinterest in the doctrine of the faith, it is perhaps all the fault of the priests?

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The Internet has served to give a voice to an army of pseudo-Catholics always ready for the public and severe lament towards the Church which "no longer evangelizes" and towards "priests who no longer act as priests, who do not do catechesis and who do not instruct the faithful ". Let's clarify: while knowing in depth the serious defects of the visible Church and the shortcomings of my confreres, the numbers, however, tell the opposite. If the faithful want to deepen the issues related to the foundations of faith, or to know something about the mystery of life, of death, of eternal life, of the resurrection of the dead ... they do not go at all to open the numerous pages in which the defective visible Church has made available the Catechism and the commented guide to its reading, they go to drink on blogs and videos where perfect incompetents talk about near-death experiences, tickling people's morbid curiosity. They don't start studying i hindmost, they go and tap into the itchy videos about Nostradamus prophecies. They do not delve into Mariology or the Catholic and healthy devotion to the Virgin Mary, dive like dolphins into the ocean of nonsense of subjects who ignore the fundamentals of faith and tease them with the nonsense of perfect charlatans about the true unrevealed Secrets of Fatima. Besides, you know, for some people the Holy Church is not a mother, she is a teacher but a liar, a cross between a secret sect of powerful and a criminal association that neither announces nor guards the truth, quite the opposite: it hides and disfigures it (!?).

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I fly over to another virulent disease which has been developing after 11 February 2013 the Supreme Pontiff Benedict XVI made it free and legitimate act of waiver to the sacred throne. In addition to the inevitable conspiracy theorists, dark characters have been unleashed, moved by rare verbal violence and aggression, who have declared the renunciation invalid because, according to them, it occurred under duress, thus making the election of the Successor invalid, defined by several roped leaders of certain demented theories as «usurper antipope, heretic and apostate "as well as" antichrist emissary ". These people support their own bizarre theories on a lack of knowledge of the history of the Church that has an unsettling, cite the Apostolic Constitution Dominic Flock which governs the election of the Roman Pontiff, but unfortunately they have never read, nor is there evidence that they misquote an article after having misunderstood it and completely ignoring that in the following three articles their statements are totally denied. They make absurd references to the Code of Canon Law, but they do not know how the law of the Church is born, it develops, it is interpreted and applied. A real sautéed vegetables finally drowned with the sauce of Marian prophecies and apparitions, in turn distorted and manipulated. What else to say and add, if not ... what a pain! But it is the visible Church that is not up to par with faithful so thirsty for the truth, to be populated with priests who do not live up to the needs of Catholics who are so demanding and eager to exercise the highest and holiest virtues of the Christian life.

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The sad reality - wanting ridiculous, if the whole did not constitute the disaster of faith and above all of souls -, is that if a Catholic or self-styled such has doubts, he is careful not to consult all the materials and sources made available to the Catholic Church on social media, but it sling up Facebook, his Twitter or your Instagram, which, as is well known, are well-known centers of catechesis and doctrine. Unfortunately, there is little to be surprised: be tramite and social media many have come to medicine do it yourself or to the exact sciences do it yourself, perhaps faith could be lacking do it yourself?

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The widespread complaint about the Church that does not evangelize more or lazy priests who do not listen and who do not do catechesis, without taking anything away from the shortcomings of the visible Church and those of the priests, it's just a false justification. There are many parish priests, even of large parishes, who after the Sunday Mass remain for the remaining six days without seeing a parishioner, with their elderly widowed mother and the sacristan who participate in the weekday liturgies constituting the only assembly of the faithful. Despite having tried to organize catechetical meetings for adults and various activities for young people. Obviously, if it all turned out to be unsuccessful, this is not due to the indifference of the faithful, the fault lies entirely with the priest, if anything, also of the bishop who put him in that parish. Then, when some of these faithful or pseudo-faithful present themselves because they need the priest, want for a clearance, want for a certificate, to the slightest objection raised to them the answer will be: "... but I read on the internet that ...".

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We are quite sure that it is the priests who have become fugitives who fail to teach the foundations of Catholic faith and doctrine? Because the numbers say something else, above all, the consequences produced by the numbers themselves say so.

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Animated by this awareness I decided to publish a new work after the summer where I will explain ours I believe O Profession of Faith, whose real name is the Nicene-Constantinopolitan Creed, because it is the result of two great dogmatic councils of the Church and of an ancient history, complex and also fascinating, although I am aware that I will never be able to arouse the charm of one or the other fake madonna who deposits tremendous secrets to a group of charlatans who have been teasing the itch of Boeotians for forty years by announcing "we're close now ... we're close ...". The whole also by mouth - alas! - the director of Radio Maria, left free to speak by our omissive bishops who have painfully tolerated certain forms of mariolatry that are sometimes worse than a blasphemy against the Blessed Virgin uttered by a drunkard in a tavern ...

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If you want, this mine, you can call it "holy priestly frustration". By administering confessions to numerous priest confreres of whom I have been confessor for years, I have often found myself having to answer this dramatic question: «To whom I have given my life, if day after day I am forced to acknowledge that all initiatives aimed at the evangelization of the faithful end in sensational failures?». Truly dramatic question to which I answered: "You gave your life to Christ God who sweated blood in the Garden of Olives (cf.. LC 22,39-44), to Christ God before whom the crowd chose Barabbas (cf.. Mt 27, 15-26), to Christ God abandoned by the disciples who fled (cf.. MC 14, 50-52), to Christ, God denied three times by Peter (cf.. LC 22, 54-62). But above all to Christ God who died on the cross, before which the bishop who consecrated us priests addressed the solemn warning: “Be aware of what you are going to do, imitate what you celebrate, conform your life to the mystery of the cross of Christ the Lord "[4]».

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I am fully aware that I will waste a whole summer writing a new book that will sell few copies and that will be read by few people, the same ones that we will then find ranting about social media against the Church that does not evangelize and priests who do not do their duty as teachers and pastors in the care of souls, or ask questions about the pages Facebook in which, without pain of ridicule, they ask you to explain the mystery of the Incarnation of the Word of God with a joke of three lines, and then replicate after a few seconds: "... but I disagree, because in my opinion ... because I read that ... ". A book that will perhaps be of use mainly to me, to be able to tell God, the day I find myself face to face with him, that I have tried to fulfill in every way the mission that Christ has entrusted to me by calling me to be his priest, though, as is well known "... but on the internet I read that ...".

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What else to add in conclusion, in case we could modify and write again the final part of our profession of faith: “I believe in social media and in the life of the world to come ". And if anything,, rather than the Nicene-Constantinopolitan Creed, we could rename it Symbol of faith of the illiterate Catholic, who laughs at knowledge and who gave life to the faith of «… according to me, I think that …". And all this, that is very clear: it is not the fault of the priests at all.

the Island of Patmos, 6 June 2022

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Notes

[1] See. Refutation of prophecies falsely attributed to St.. Malachi on the elections of the Popes, edited by Cristiano Wagnero, Leipzig in 1691.

[2] Cardinal Jose Saraiva Martins, Prefect of the Congregation for the Causes of Saints: «[…] the works in question cannot be considered either written or dictated by Emmerick and not even authentic transcriptions of her statements and narratives, but a literary work by Clemens Brentano and with such extensions and manipulations that it is impossible to establish which is the real core that can be attributed to the blessed. It follows that the writings in question are not the true mirror of the Augustinian nun's thought and mystical experiences.. The individual statements, both those who express a healthy religiosity, and those that present quirks and anti-Semitic sentiments, arose from the creativity and artistic imagination of Brentano ". The Osservatore Romano, edition of 7 October 2004.

[3] In the new pastoral lexicon this term has been dropped into disuse, which, on the other hand, has a profound meaning on the sacramental and ecclesial level, given that "subject" means "subject to the apostolic authority of the bishop", such are his collaborators presbyters and such are the faithful of the particular Church entrusted to him and in which he carries out the function of pontiff in his capacity as member of the College of Apostles.

[4 From the sacred rite of presbyteral ordination.

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