Elections 2022 - «I'm Giorgia: I am a woman, i am a mother, I am Italian, I'm a Christian " … and I consider abortion an untouchable "right"

Elections 2022 - «I AM GIORGIA: I AM A WOMAN, I AM A MOTHER, I AM ITALIAN, I AM A CHRISTIAN ... AND I CONSIDER ABORTION AS AN "INVIOLABLE RIGHT"

 

A Catholic cannot sign a blank check without date and without amount to people who demonstrate that they have a completely distorted idea of ​​the very concept of human life, or who, in the face of the vote, pass over the right to life by speaking of the right to abortion.

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It is indubitable that the Hon. Giorgia Meloni is a woman, a mother and an Italian, but I doubt she is Christian. He demonstrated this during the election campaign by reiterating to the various talk show that "Brothers of Italy would never have questioned the right to abortion" [Rete4: Straight and Reverse, 15.09, Fourth Republic, 19.09].

The PD bandwagon where many adult Catholics camp out radical chic who flirt with the Left of the post-proletarian freaks with the super penthouses in Parioli and the villas in Capalbio, it brings together fringes that have been fighting for years for euthanasia and marriage between same-sex couples, who complain of the excessive number of conscientious objecting doctors guilty of preventing the "sacred right" to abortion. Recently, the Piddine fringes have tried to pass a law that, behind the false banner of the crime of homotransphobia, would have effectively punished the crime of opinion. What if that law was passed as it was written, today we priests would be dragged from one court to another for having read the texts of the Blessed Apostle Paul in our churches or for having passed on what the Catechism of the Catholic Church teaches about certain spheres of morality. For now, the proposal has failed, by passing i gay friendly piddini From Prozan to Prozac, as Father Ivano Liguori and I explained in one of our books.

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To hit Giorgia Meloni, woman with undoubted political talent, intuitive and intelligent, temperamentally amiable and great communicator, the Left have repeatedly accused her that the Brothers of Italy intended to strike the law 194 than in 1978 made the worst form of the death penalty legal in our country: the killing of children in the womb. Except then wave the rainbow flags shouting peace and love and tear his clothes if in the United States of America he is sentenced to the electric chair a serial killer. All in the name of "no to the death penalty always and in any case", except for the legalized death penalty for abortion imposed by mothers and carried out by serial killer operating legally in our hospitals.

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A politician who from speech to speech, Of talk show in talk show states that abortion is a right and that as such it will not be touched ", the vote of the Catholics deserves it as much as the PD bandwagon with all its avid supporters of euthanasia deserves it, of the fight against conscientious objectors, marriage between same-sex couples, of the attempt to pass a liberticidal law which, under pretexts for the protection of the LGBT world, intended to establish the dictatorship of minorities through The coup of the politically correct, as our author Francesco Mangiacapra wrote in one of his splendid books.

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Today we Catholics we are not even able to vote for the so-called least worst. And who would be the least worst, perhaps Cav. Silvio Berlusconi suffering from hypertrophic narcissism and delirium of omnipotence or the Sen. Matteo Salvini who changes his mind overnight? We fly over the grillini that should have redesigned an entire country, except to become worse than the old levers of the D.C.. and of the P.S.I, which at least were made up of men of great preparation and culture, or by authentic statesmen of great class and race like Bettino Craxi. A Catholic cannot sign a blank check without date and without amount to people who demonstrate that they have a completely distorted idea of ​​the very concept of human life, or who, in the face of the vote, pass over the right to life by speaking of the right to abortion.

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Like the sound of the Pied Piper of Hamelin elections always end up bringing the mice out into the open, because you need votes to win them. And to get votes you need not so much pleasure, but please the worst of this world. However, a Christian cannot please what is bad, nor can it call the massacre of the innocent "intangible right", with the deafening silence of the very Catholic Elisabetta Gardini, also a candidate in the Brothers of Italy.

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A person who has declared himself a Christian around all of Europe, but that before the elections it justifies itself for the sake of voting with repeated public confessions ensuring that "no one will touch the right to abortion", she qualified enough not to get the vote of the Catholics, even cost abstention or a canceled ballot inside the polling station. Without detracting from the high quality and capabilities of the On. Giorgia Meloni, which undoubtedly is Giorgia, is a woman, she is a mother and an Italian, but in the face of the vote she proved that she was not Christian at all. And of this Catholics are kept in conscience and take seriously, if some of them had wanted to choose the least worst.

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Political elections 2022. The truth will make you free and happy. To rediscover the person and the common good

POLITICAL ELECTIONS 2022. THE TRUTH WILL MAKE YOU FREE AND HAPPY. ALLA RISCOPERTA DELLA PERSONA E DEL BENE COMUNE

 

Il Bene Comune è tensione alla perfezione ci ricorda che la scelta politica è una scelta sempre e comunque in divenire. The perfections, living conditions change and change, esattamente come i partiti: occorre un cuore e uno sguardo attento ai segni dei tempi e al prossimo che vive in stato di indigenza materiale, morale e spirituale.

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Gabriele Giordano M. Scardocci, o.p.

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The year was 2005. Da giovane studente universitario in filosofia presso l’università statale Wisdom dovetti fare una delle prime scelte accademiche della mia vita. L’allora curriculum di studi mi richiedeva di operare una scelta di specializzazione, quindi scegliere quale materia specifica avrei approfondito all’interno delle branche filosofiche.

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Dopo attenta riflessione e preghiera, maturai con l’aiuto di Dio, la volontà di proseguire i miei studi nella specializzazione in filosofia politica. Questo implicava che i corsi e le ricerche che avrei sostenuto avrebbero anche sfiorato gli ambiti della filosofia morale e del diritto. Il tema più ricorrente in quegli anni fra noi giovani studenti e giovani filosofi era più o meno sempre quello: che rapporto c’è tra il cittadino e l’istituzione? Tra la totalità e la parte?

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Dopo l’ingresso nella vita religiosa questo tema ha continuato a interessarmi. Specialmente perché ho avuto bravi professori di teologia morale e di dottrina sociale della Chiesa che hanno saputo esporre in maniera rigorosa e sistematica il pensiero della Chiesa sui temi socio-politici. Ringrazio questi docenti, molti dei quali sono miei confratelli, perché con le loro lezioni oggi mi permettono di esprimere qualche riflessione sulle prossime elezioni politiche in cui tutti come cittadini avremo modo di partecipare.

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Il panorama politico attuale, as it is known, si distingue in tre grandi partiti, con le dovute sfumature interne: Destra, Sinistra e Terzo Polo. So, alla nomenclatura e divisione tipica della politica italiana all’inizio del Novecento, troviamo anche l’inserimento di un polo centrista. Questo è dunque il dato di realtà ciò che si presenterà nella scheda elettorale che l’elettore cattolico aprirà e sulla quale avrà diritto di votare. Già il Padre Ivano si è espresso in un altro articolo molto bello e profondo.

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Siamo dunque in un sistema democratico dove tutti siamo chiamati alla responsabilizzazione verso il Bene Comune.

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A proposito della democrazia, ho sempre amato, letto e meditato più volte le bellissime parole della Annus, enciclica sociale che consiglio a tutti i cattolici di leggere e meditare profondamente:

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«La Chiesa apprezza il sistema della democrazia, in quanto assicura la partecipazione dei cittadini alle scelte politiche e garantisce ai governati la possibilità sia di eleggere e controllare i propri governanti, sia di sostituirli in modo pacifico, ove ciò risulti opportuno. That, therefore, non può favorire la formazione di gruppi dirigenti ristretti, i quali per interessi particolari o per fini ideologici usurpano il potere dello Stato [1]».

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Ora la democrazia, come già insegna Aristotele nella Policy, se male governata, per libera scelta o incompetenza, diventa facilmente demagogia. Non entro troppo nello specifico per non divagare, ma ricordo anche gli studi sulla democrazia, la quale può assumere facilmente anche forme dittatoriali o totalitarie [2]. In pratica quella che il Padre Ariel analizza in una sua opera come «il fenomeno della democrazia senza libertà». Qual è il fondamento democratico che evita allora queste derive? Lo spiega la stessa Annus:

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«[…] Un’autentica democrazia è possibile solo in uno Stato di diritto e sulla base di una retta concezione della persona umana. Essa esige che si verifichino le condizioni necessarie per la promozione sia delle singole persone mediante l’educazione e la formazione ai veri ideali, sia della «soggettività» della società mediante la creazione di strutture di partecipazione e di corresponsabilità [3]

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Il primo e vero pilastro della società è allora la persona umana. Sul concetto di persona sono stati scritti tanti libri, tanto inchiostro è stato versato in altrettante riflessioni, sulle quali non basterebbero forse mille pagine. Duque la persona è il centro propulsivo e intensivo di idee, azioni e valori per la società civile e per la Chiesa. Per cui ogni democrazia deve difenderla, promuoverla ed educarla ai valori civici e universali. Ogni Chiesa locale deve santificarla, insegnarle la retta dottrina e governarla in cammino verso la santità.

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L’invito a questa riscoperta dell’uomo nella sua libertà e vocazione alla socialità viene direttamente da Dio che ha creato l’uomo a propria immagine e somiglianza. Come il Dio Unitrino, è uno nella natura ma triplice nella persona, così creandoci ha donato a nostra volta la possibilità di essere persone e di vivere secondo libertà e relazione rispetto a un prossimo. Gesù chiede agli apostoli di essere luce del mondo. Di guidare ogni persona alla verità e al bene. Questo ci permette di introdurre il secondo grande pilastro della società e dello stato, secondo la Chiesa: il Bene Comune.

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Abbiamo visto che il documento di San Giovanni Paolo II parla di partecipazione e corresponsabilità alla scelta democratica. Questo perché alle spalle ha una grande tradizione e riflessione cattolica sul tema del Bene Comune, quale secondo grande pilastro della Società. Ogni persona è centro se sa anche decentrarsi. Se sa uscire da sé stesso per donarsi per ritrovarsi in una comunione collettiva che ne rispetti ad un tempo l’individualità ma che sappia anche elevarla. Ogni persona è relazionale ed è chiamata alla comunionalità sociale ed ecclesiale. È chiamata in un cammino di verità e bene. That is: il Signore ci invita alla verità che ci rende liberi di fare il Bene. Gesù allora disse a quei Giudei che avevano creduto in lui:

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«Se rimanete fedeli alla mia parola, sarete davvero miei discepoli; conoscerete la verità e la verità vi farà liberi» [GV 8, 31-32].

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The Compendio della Dottrina Sociale della Chiesa esprime in modo chiaro e sintetico il concetto di Bene Comune:

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«Dalla dignità, unità e uguaglianza di tutte le persone deriva innanzi tutto il principio del bene comune, al quale ogni aspetto della vita sociale deve riferirsi per trovare pienezza di senso. Secondo una prima e vasta accezione, per bene comune s’intende “l’insieme di quelle condizioni della vita sociale che permettono sia alle collettività sia ai singoli membri, di raggiungere la propria perfezione più pienamente e più celermente”. Il bene comune non consiste nella semplice somma dei beni particolari di ciascun soggetto del corpo sociale. Essendo di tutti e di ciascuno è e rimane comune, perché indivisibile e perché soltanto insieme è possibile raggiungerlo, accrescerlo e custodirlo, anche in vista del futuro. Come l’agire morale del singolo si realizza nel compiere il bene, così l’agire sociale giunge a pienezza realizzando il bene comune. Il bene comune, indeed, può essere inteso come la dimensione sociale e comunitaria del bene morale»[4].

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Il Bene Comune quale insieme di condizioni per il raggiungimento di una perfezione maggiore per la persona. Penso di non aver mai trovato una definizione più bella e più completa di Bene Comune, in tutti gli autori che ho studiato e su cui ho scritto negli anni universitari e anche dopo. Il Bene Comune come tensione al perfezionamento è in primo luogo, richiamo alla valorizzazione e riconoscimento del nostro prossimo ― con il nostro lavoro (fondamento della costituzione italiana), con il rispetto dei doveri civici ― il prossimo che è un you che Dio ha posto nella nostra nazione italiana e con il quale dover coabitare responsabilmente.

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In second place, il Bene Comune è tensione alla perfezione ci ricorda che la scelta politica è una scelta sempre e comunque in divenire. The perfections, living conditions change and change, esattamente come i partiti: occorre un cuore e uno sguardo attento ai segni dei tempi e al prossimo che vive in stato di indigenza materiale, morale e spirituale.

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there, so, i due poli che ogni cattolico deve tenere presente quando si presenterà al seggio elettorale. E che ogni deputato o senatore cattolico deve avere sempre in mente, se sarà eletto, e si presenterà in Parlamento.

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Se forse questo ai teologi da tastiera e alle loro supercazzole esposte nelle cattedre dei social network sembrerà un discorso astratto e bello in teoria, ma in pratica assolutamente impraticabile, sarà ancora una volta prova di come questa generazione della Digital Age è forse una di quelle più ignoranti della storia ma che al contempo si crede la più intelligente di sempre. Perché è una di quelle generazioni digitali che pensa di scindere theoria e praxis, ma non conosce nulla né dell’una né dell’altra. That said, questo è il richiamo in coscienza ai principi morali e sociali che dovrebbero guidarci. Non ho nessuna intenzione di offrire suggerimenti elettorali e di partito. Il mio compito come sacerdote e teologo è solo dunque di fare memoria di quei valori portanti per tutti i fedeli e spronare a viverli coerentemente. Ad imitare coloro che in passato hanno incarnato questi valori. La loro attualizzazione sarà esplicitata anche dalle circostanze dal principio di epic che potrà suggerirlo ai lettori.

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Concludo domandandovi di pregare per la nostra Italia, perché riscopra anche i valori della laicità ― contro il laicismo imperante ― e sappia far dialogare fede, cultura e teologia, fra cattolici e uomini lontani della fede sempre con la buona volontà di servire la persona e il Bene Comune.

Gesù dolce Gesù amore (St. Caterina da Siena)

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Rome, 23 September 2022

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NOTE

[1] Annus, 46.

[2] Rimando a chi volesse approfondire il necessario J. Talmon, Alle origini della democrazia totalitaria, The Mill, Bologna, 1967.

[3] Annus, 46.

[4] Compendio della Dottrina Sociale della Chiesa, 164.

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A country is not saved with protest votes. As a Catholic electorate for the upcoming elections that risk being yet another “belly vote”?

A COUNTRY IS NOT SAVED WITH PROTEST VOTES. WHICH CATHOLIC ELECTORATE FOR THE UPCOMING ELECTIONS THAT RISK TO BE THE NTH "BELLY VOTE"?

We are left with hilarious bitterness of our local politics boutade of some farce characters, iconic phrases more worthy of a walker than a statesman called to guard the good and the beautiful of a country: “We will open the Parliament like a can of tuna […] We're not here to spot the jaguars ". And between a can of tuna and a jaguar the 25 September is approaching and what Catholics are doing, what they think, where am I?

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I am afraid that even the political elections the 25 September will no longer be the expression of a vote tummy that not of a real democratic feeling that takes the good of our country into due account. Which is why I am undecided whether to vote or not. For a priest, the vow is a serious matter of moral conscience, not just a civic duty enshrined in the Constitution.

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A belly vote, how will that of the 25 September, we don't need it now, it has never and never will be used to build a balanced and sensible future. Anyone who still thinks that something could change from the next elections is very wrong, nothing will change, because politics - the real one, that of our Greek fathers - was designed not to change the system but to change man from within. As a presbyter I am allowed to say that man must be converted? Because this is the heart of the problem, the Pelagian effort of voluntarism is not enough. Man hardly educates himself, learning from their mistakes and its history, that most of the time he does not know and ignore. If it were that simple, we would have long ago stopped formulating and pursuing anti-human laws and policies, worthy of the most ruthless totalitarian policies that are repeated cyclically from time to time.

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If we had paid more attention to history, we would have understood that the realities that truly improve the world all have the note of gratuitousness and non-repayable investment. I think, eg, to public health, to school and the world of education. School and healthcare are those magnificent realities in which you have to invest in generosity without expecting anything in return, because the fruits are not immediately visible but over time and the reward will certainly not be quantifiable in monetary figures but in better men, compassionate and wise.

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We wanted to profit from hospitals transforming them into companies where it is good and nice to save on infirmities to increase the visibility of the manager on duty and where the pathologies are categorized according to a political and certainly not a clinical value. In the space of fifty years, schools have become the centers of an ideological tolerance in which students - less and less wise and proud of it - are not led to think with a critical sense and freedom. Indeed, it has been assumed that too much study was even deleterious, so it was necessary to introduce some alternation with work, in the illusion of planning a permanent job after high school. But even in this we have done worse, coming to conceive the mirifico income of citizenship that leads to the proof of facts to evaluate the study and work as disvalues ​​from which to beware of which it is possible to live only and only by claiming rights instead of getting busy in duties.

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It was the rights to constitute the hinge of the all-Italian policy of the last ten years. Rights, we focus on rights, only and only rights! Forgetting the fact that to grow well the seed of any right must meet with the soil of duties, hard ground to work that requires the sacrifice of everyone.

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For this reason I am convinced, both as a believer and as a presbyter, that the next elections will still displease most of Italy and that Catholic electorate that still remains there.

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The entire political management was emblematic during the Covid-19 pandemic of both the last Draghi government and the two Conte governments. It was well highlighted how deep the dark barrel of Italian politics is, wound and wounding, it is called to scrape. In the last two years we have really come close to the popular uprising, as for the events in Trieste - something that would certainly have happened in a more realistic country than Italy - but not in Italy, we have always been the champions in the separation with reality, so as to put a patch on everything and make us like it, up to connivance with evil.

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Even in the face of this important detachment from reality, I am convinced that there are still many good people in Italy: there are, they exist and will also exist in the future, but they are sufficiently sensible not to enter the vortex of politics that appears like that Count Ugolino who does not skimp on devouring his children. Well aware of the mechanisms of political power, they keep Socratically away from the lure of tyrants, who virtuously declaim examples of credibility, honesty and incorruptibility but which eventually become corrupted by the end of those famous mountain fifes that went to play and were played.

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Of our own politics we are left with hilarious bitterness boutade of some farce characters, iconic phrases more worthy of a walker than a statesman called to guard the good and the beautiful of a country: “We will open the Parliament like a can of tuna […] We're not here to spot the jaguars ". And between a can of tuna and a jaguar the 25 September is approaching and what Catholics are doing, what they think, where am I? Yup, where am I? Not in the sense of their political weight which is non-existent (there is no longer a true Catholic politician since the time of Giorgio La Pira) but at least as believers where they are? Which direction are they called to choose in order to avoid conniving with certain structures of sin? Unfortunately, we have already experienced this, there is a serious danger that politics, free from everything and everyone, can become corrupted into a structure of sin, enemy of God and man, and fall into that original sin in which truth and virtue are excluded. Faced with the obsessive concern to make politics secular (and politicians) we have come to forget the areté (virtue), the sacred virtue par excellence that every politician and politician should pursue.

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St. Thomas More, a Catholic politician too, was well aware of the danger for a believer of living in a corrupt state and of the need to resist as believers, as the evil of the rulers affects not only one part of the nation but all its members and what is objectively evil for one part is also evil for the other. Says St. Thomas More:

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“If we lived in a state where virtue was profitable, common sense would make us holy. But since we see that greed, anger, pride and stupidity commonly yield much more than charity, to modesty, justice and wisdom, maybe we need to keep a little steady, even at the cost of being heroes ".

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Avarice today, anger, pride and stupidity are the guidelines within which the plots of a belly vote will be woven that will end up creating discontented and deceived citizens. Let us not be under any illusions, today even those parties that are built around the cornerstones of alternative thought and the anti-system and that insist on the abolition of GreenPass, on the end of the vaccination obligation, on the reintegration of those suspended from work, on the position of the war in Ukraine, on expensive bills, they will stop in front of the non-negotiable values. And what should a Catholic do? Pinch your nose and choose between the worst and the slightly less worst? But even no!

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It is self-evident that no party that matters (not zero-point ones) will dare to say anything about non-negotiable values essential for a believer, because they are well aware of reducing their electorate. Faced with important issues such as abortion, the end of life, assisted suicide, the legalization of soft drugs, LGBT issues such as parties can be said to be truly anti-system? Which parties will marry charity, to modesty, justice and wisdom in their electoral program? Certainly not the current center-right whose current coalition is as embarrassing as that of the center-left. Just look at a few talk-show to hear how many male politicians, but above all women candidates in those parties that virtually would even refer to Christian values, they become as soft as butter in the sun on certain very sensitive subjects, they put their hands forward and promptly justify in a decisive and reassuring way that the Law 194 do not touch. Some even let slip that it is an "acquired right", implied: intangible! And these would be the parties and their respective candidates who would like to try to court the lost one, confused and disheartened Catholic electorate? And don't expect salvation even from the new coalitions that have sprung from the tormented gestation of a time of pandemic, where the Masaniellis went to waste, some years and they will be clones of the former Five Star Movement.

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As Christians there is nothing else left which makes sense to do if not to pray, with that same request that the blessed apostle Paul made to Timothy:

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«I recommend you therefore, first of all, asking questions, pleas, prayers and thanks for all men, for kings and for all those in power, that we may lead a quiet and peaceable life in all godliness and dignity " (1TM 2,1-2).

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We have to pray - as we do in the universal prayer of Good Friday - so that those who are called to govern the civil community may be enlightened by the Lord in their minds and hearts so that the common good is reached, to true freedom and peace. We have to pray, asking the Lord for the strength to promote a Christian policy that changes man from within and not the system. A politics of virtue, in which the beautiful, the good and the true inspire the rulers to something more than an armchair and an annuity. I don't know if it will be possible but we have already hit rock bottom, so what do you say, at least we try?

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The priest's bad words, the Latinisms of the new cat-kaifans suffering from doctrinal illiteracy and the laughter of the disenchanted old Cardinal

THE PRIEST'S WORDS, THE LATINISMS OF THE NOVELS CATTO-KAIFANI AFFECTED BY DOCTRINAL ANALPHABETISM AND THE LAUGHTERS OF THE DISENCHANTED OLD CARDINAL

 

“A good priest with a truly priestly heart can be recognized even by bad words. Only a genuine man of God can swear words with genuine purity of heart without ever being vulgar. Thanks for the laughs you gave me, these days we desperately need it ".

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After some time a Cardinal with decades of life spent in the Roman Curia confided to me that years ago a letter signed by several "integral Catholics" reached the Vatican and made the rounds of all the offices of that section of the Secretariat of State, causing the monsignors to laugh with laughter as they turned between them from desk to desk. The object of the protest was me, presented as a highly unworthy priest because he was guilty of scandalizing the immaculate faithful by sometimes using colorful words not suited to a minister in sacred. For this they invoked severe canonical sanctions against me. Bearers of the petition were those characters that have always been known to us priests, those endowed with such a vocation in the rag of their robes that Kaifa appears angry before the Sanhedrin like a novice beginner.

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These characters they feel first of all noble soldiers placed as halberdiers in defense of the true Catholic tradition and of the most rigid sexual morality always applied and rigorously to others, never to themselves and least of all to their children, daughters and grandchildren, only to the children and grandchildren of others. For them the Church was born suddenly in 1570 with the Roman Missal promulgated by the Holy Pontiff Pius V, from which they jump directly to the beginning of the twentieth century, to the pontificate of the Holy Pontiff Pius X, the one who condemned that trembling Modernism that the Halberdiers know in the same way as the Latin of the Tridentine missal.

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Halberdiers have three sets: Latin, St. Thomas Aquinas and the fight against Modernism. As for the Latin I will just mention that years ago, copiously taking the piss out of the members of a circle of so-called and improperly called "traditionalists", I sang to him on the meter of the Gregorian preface the Poetry of the Sparrow by Valerio Gaius Catullus, finally saying: «This is indeed a sacred liturgy, little that messalaccio by Annibale Bugnini approved by the improvised Holy Pontiff Paul VI!» [cf.. see WHO]. And everyone agreed with me enjoying from the seventh heaven. Well, however unusual it may seem, you should know that even I am endowed with a common sense of modesty, for this I avoided adding the singing of some collection, taking from the Catullian carmina some delicacies of the type:

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«I will bite you and break in, Aurelius pathically and Cinaede Furi, who thought I was from my verses, because they are soft, a little modest»¹.

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But if I did the Halberdiers would have further confirmed that yes, which was the language of the angels that from the benches beyond the altar balustrade takes you directly to Heaven, not thanks to the sacred mysteries, but thanks to the magic of the Latins an end in itself. For this reason I limited myself to the Poetry of the Sparrow passed off as a preface, avoiding turning certain lustful carminas into collections., which of course I know by heart since the days of classical high school.

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Segue San Tommaso d'Aquino, which these halberdiers know in the same way as the Latin of the Tridentine Missal, unable to understand that the Angelic Doctor e Doctor Common speaks of the mysteries of faith and provides an effective and still unsurpassed speculative method, but neither his method nor his extraordinary production in themselves constitute immutable truths of the faith. Let's take one example among many: today Catholic doctrine teaches that the soul is blown into the living being from the moment of conception. L’Aquinate, which followed Aristotle's speculative method, argues that in the course of the growth of the fetus they develop in succession: first a vegetative soul, then a sensitive soul, at last, when development is adequate to receive the intellectual soul, this is infused directly by God in the third month of pregnancy [cf.. QUESTION Iª q. 118 a. 2 ad 2].

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Aquinas had a different idea also regarding the immaculate conception of the Blessed Virgin Mary, believing that she was not born without original sin but that soon after her conception she received an extraordinary sanctification in her soul that canceled original sin [cf.. QUESTION IIIa, q. 27, a. 3 ad 3]. You understand well that between conception without original sin e cancellation of original sin, the difference is not merely semantic, but precisely substantially theological.

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Equally unique the way in which the Halberdiers justify the fact that the genius and science of the very pagan Aristotle are at the basis of Aquinas's speculative method. Soon packaged and answered: Aristotle was in fact a Christian, having perceived centuries before, even without realizing it, the mystery of the incarnation of the Word of God. This is a statement as stupid as it is illogical that began to circulate in the areas of the decadent neo-scholasticism of the late nineteenth century.. The parrots of the unspecified tradition that today repeat it and propagate it as a truth of faith, they do not even realize that in this way they are defining Aristotle as an "anonymous Christian", according to the controversial and dangerous theory of Karl Rahner, another sworn enemy of theirs, although they do not even know the title of his main works. It matters little, because the Catholic and theological culture of the Halberdier of true and pure tradition is based on a castle of "it is said that ...".

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Finally, the evil specter of Modernism, of which the Halberdiers speak starting from a total lack of knowledge, as well as a critical spirit. Then, if they are supported by a deranged priest, excommunicated and discharged from the clerical state, irreparable damage is soon done. Not all the measures that followed the Encyclical Feeding of Dominic's Sheep of the Holy Pontiff Pius X were by no means far-sighted, on the contrary, they partly favored the development of a dangerous reactive Modernism, on the other, they crystallized theological speculation in four stagnant and rancid formulas of decadent neo-scholasticism, effectively preventing theologians from speculating outside those four sclerotic and intangible formulas. This while on the other side, the Protestants, they carried out very thorough studies on the biblical sciences and exegesis, which decades later we were forced to make up for, after being paralyzed for decades in those four sclerotic and intangible formulas that made up the unsuccessful struggle of the Holy Pontiff Pius X - or rather who for him - against Modernism, that in retrospect we can affirm that it was indeed condemned and opposed, but in a completely different way, not in the narrow-minded way that was often adopted.

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Among the many Protestant scholars I quote as an example the great commentary on the Letter to the Romans by the theologian Karl Barth, which still remains unsurpassed in the context of exegesis novo testamentaria and to which all of us must necessarily refer.

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We cannot speak of Modernism if you do not know and are not moved by the conscious honesty that it was born and developed as a reactive thought within a Church that throughout the nineteenth century was wrapped up in purely political questions - undoubtedly justified by history and from the events of those years following the French Revolution -, while Catholic theology languished and stagnated in forms of true ignorance. So it is not possible to talk about Modernism if not starting from a fact: the French Alfred Firmin Loisy and Italian Ernesto Buonaiuti they are two figures to be counted among the most brilliant thinkers of the twentieth century. Only illiterate bigots or some deranged priest can treat them with heretical sufficiency from the top of their total lack of knowledge. And I conclude by specifying, to be fair, that by Holy Mother Church Ernesto Buonaiuti was treated with such a ferocious lack of Christian charity that he really cries to heaven, like it or not the Halberdiers fighting against the specter of that Modernism that they do not know and of which the Holy Pontiff Pius X, who rightly and prudently condemned him, at the same time it favored its development and dissemination thanks to repressive measures and actions that were anything but far-sighted. But I am preparing a book on this very complex and articulated theme, if I don't crack first.

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Perhaps my interlocutor Cardinal he wanted to laugh further, for this I have heard it starting by saying: It's true, Eminence, I say bad words, Alas! Sometimes I also say many and some Catholic or Catholic from the gloomy sacristy reproaches me about the moderns social media, on the contrary, I acknowledge that they have protested by writing to you too, what he tells me. Some of these have even told me that I am too explicit, for example in the references - in my opinion completely natural and scientific - to human sexuality, because they say I should use euphemisms, for example some Latin terminologies, not too explicit terms. E, as known, Latin is terribly appealing to all those who do not know it, because it does a lot chic.

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Eminence, the problem is not Latin, that I know. The problem is who does not know Latin. Let me explain: as far as I'm concerned, I can also blur out saying "You've broken your brain!». But if I don't translate that this literally means "you broke your dick", who understands this noble Ciceronian expression in splendid Latin?

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The Cardinal starts laughing as he did not dare to do even at the time, young monsignor of the curia that he was, in the eighties he saw the film The Marchese del Grillo together with John Paul II and other prelates. Which John Paul II, to what the Cardinal himself refers in camera of love, apparently he commented on the film saying that the director and screenwriter had understood everything about papal Rome.

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I let the Cardinal finish his laughter and I carry on: sometimes we priests are like certain caring doctors of the health insurance, that prescribed the recipe they say to the poor uneducated ignoramus: «These suppositories must be taken pro rectal via». Very serious mistake! Because at that point of two o'clock: or that patient is clearly told that the suppository must be pushed into the asshole, or he will end up being taken to the emergency room after having swallowed suppositories for a month by swallowing them with a glass of water.

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Why certain demure delicate ears they yearn so much for those Latinisms that they don't understand? Perhaps because they want the Church to use magic formulas that the more incomprehensible they are the more effective they would be? I'll explain it to you because they yearn for Latinisms: because they have never been confessors, to begin. Or do you think that Saints confessors such as San Leopoldo Mandic and San Pio da Pietrelcina presented themselves, repent and repent, libertines and women of easy virtue to speak of fellatio, cunnilingus, ani trade, fornication against nature, intrusion, scenterasty …

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Try to imagine a man who confesses to having had sexual intercourse with another man, today it is so fashionable, indeed it is a trend, to the point that it is no longer sin but a high expression of love (!?). Above all, try to imagine me, confessor, than to fulfill what certain Catholics and Catholics with delicate ears and therefore yearning Latinisms demand, I start talking to the penitent like this:

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«… you would take into your hand another man's grave, and your other into his own, and so alternately shake the rods with your hands, so that by means of that pleasure you would cast the seed from yourself? If you did, thirty days of penitence in bread and water!»².

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The elderly Cardinal at this point he almost fell from the chair lying under the table, as I went on: … in conclusion, Eminence, I can also make happy those who yearn to hear Latinisms, I can also tell him via rectal, only to swallow the suppositories for a whole month instead of putting them in the asshole. I can also respond to some self-styled Catholics who are highly arrogant and irreverent towards us priests by blurting out «Tace. Maxiom crazy brain!». After that, who explains to him that I just told him "shut up, you big dickhead"? Or maybe they think they can translate the terminologies of an ancient dead language with the search engine Google?

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The Cardinal smiles from the top of its eighty years that have long since passed, during which he saw everything and more in the Church, including armies of Pharisees, Pelagians and Puritans full of private vices and propagators of the most rigid public virtues always claimed and rigorously on the skin of others. Finally telling me in a tender and paternal tone:

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“A good priest with a truly priestly heart can be recognized even by bad words. Only a genuine man of God can swear words with genuine purity of heart without ever being vulgar. Thanks for the laughs you gave me, these days we desperately need it ".

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Yup, we need it, because having to choose whether to cry or laugh, all in all it is always better to laugh with the holy irony of faith. And to conclude with a laugh. It happened that mocking and irreverent Tuscan boys in the mood for jokes call the Convent of the Capuchin Friars Minor in Florence, making their debut:

«… pronto? Listen to Father and we have du’ whores and a yes you know what to do, we can send them to you?».

The Capuchin answers seriously at the other end of the phone:

"...’ o Son, we are sixteen here, with du 'sole whores' that you what we do, a little bit not even shit smooth!».

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And we are talking about the Capuchin myths and seraphic, imagine what they would have answered if they had called the Convent of those pitt bull of the Dominicans.

From the island of Patmos, 4 September 2022

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¹ See. Catullo (Carmen 16) translation from classical Latin: “I'm going to shove it up your ass and then into your mouth, Aurelio cocksucker and Furio fennel smashed, than for my verses (poetic) tender and kind, you thought that I am a wreck ".

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² From an ancient collection of Tariffed Penitences, translation from medieval Latin: “You took another man's cock and he took yours, after that, in this way, you played with your respective cocks through your hands, until he ejaculates with pleasure? If you did, I impose you thirty days on bread and water as penance ".

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All is not lost: the Metropolitan Archbishop of Milan doctor of the Church, right away!

NOT ALL IS LOST: THE METROPOLITAN ARCHBISHOP OF MILAN DOCTOR OF THE CHURCH, IMMEDIATELY!

Sooner or later there will be a conclave. Perhaps it would be appropriate to have the majority of the Cardinal electors recite the formula of oath in their national languages, exempting them from pronouncing it in a Latin that many do not know. In this way we will avoid the anticlerical secularists, agnostics and atheists, however, gifted with culture and preparation, can make fun of us for centuries to come.

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We never would have imagined than one day, the actor and director Carlo Verdone entered the literature of the Wisdom Books with his famous phrase: or it's strange, at least until the Supreme Pontiff began to give his best in the choice of new cardinals.

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In 2017 he was made a cardinal the auxiliary bishop of San Salvador S.E. Mons. Gregory Rosa Chavez. The archbishop of that diocese, S. AND. Mons. Jose Luis Escobar Alas, thus he found himself as auxiliary a cardinal. Everything always to be read in the light of the great wisdom of Carlo Verdone: …or Word Association!

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Without cardinal all those Italian dioceses which historically have been residential cardinal seats remain: Palermo, Naples, Florence, Bologna, Genoa, Milan, Turin and Venice. In all these historic seats there are currently two cardinals, the meek but decisive and determined Giuseppe Betori in Florence, created cardinal by Benedict XVI in 2012 and the meek and enough Matteo Maria Zuppi, created cardinal by Francis and today President of the Italian Episcopal Conference.

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With a subtle Socratic irony that one would never have expected from a Milanese - we are so used to thinking that it is almost a prerogative of the inhabitants of the Italic areas of Magna Graecia which was, being ironic -, S. AND. Mons. Mario Delpini delivered memorable jabs in his official greeting to the newly elected Cardinal Oscar Cantoni, Bishop of Como, Suffragan diocese of Milan.

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We are sincere: but who are they baucia Milanese? After all, Milan is only an ancient diocese that has given saints to Christianity, blessed, Doctors of the Church and Supreme Pontiffs. It is only a Diocese that with its missionary priests or the gift of faith he contributed in a decisive way to evangelize entire nations around the world. All trivial and completely obvious things. Perhaps we want to compare this Diocese, the largest in Europe, historically and ecclesially so insignificant, with the Apostolic Vicariate of Mongolia (1.300 baptized Catholics) with the diocese of Tonga (9.000 baptized), with the Vicariate of Brunei, where there are barely any baptized Catholics throughout the country 15.000, whose bishops were created cardinals? What is Milan, in the face of the eccentric papal extravagance of … 'O famously strange? Because we are reduced to this: to wanting to do eccentric things that can surprise, since no one seems to be able to amaze with Jesus Christ anymore.

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A subdued advice: sooner or later there will be a conclave. Perhaps it would be appropriate to have the majority of the Cardinal electors recite the formula of oath in their national languages, exempting them from pronouncing it in a Latin that many do not know. In this way we will avoid the anticlerical secularists, agnostics and atheists, however, gifted with culture and preparation, can make fun of us for centuries to come. Not everyone can in fact understand the profound and great mystagogical wisdom of ... 'O famously strange!

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the Island of Patmos, 1September 2022

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