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CATHOLICS AND EROTOPHOBIA: "THE VIRGINITY OF HERETICS IS MORE IMPURE THAN ADULTERY"
Some Catholics cupi very similar to the Sadducees and the Pharisees, are grown with an idea of Christ not died but rose again, with an idea of sexuality whole Manichaean; I am fixed on arid legalism and concepts imbued with Pelagianism, and similarly to Luther they have serious problems on the Pauline concept of predestination, then on the theology of justification that often threaten to reduce to an idea the whole Calvinist, albeit in the form of Catholic moral rigor.
Shortly after the exit interview to John Cavalcoli made by the Vatican correspondent of The Print Andrea Tornielli [cf. WHO] It has unleashed a welter of controversy following heavy accusations against the Dominican theologian; accusations to which I do not answer specifically, why he did it in a masterly way the direct question, that does not need my "office defenses" [cf. WHO].
I do, however bitter confirmation and reaffirm a concept emerged in recent months: on the pretext of the Synod on the family armada of Pharisees followed to change the Sixth Commandment in sin of sins, as if it were residing the whole mystery of evil. And just to support their outlandish theories, They are ready "politically" to all, even to raise the African bishops as a banner in defense of orthodoxy family [cf. WHO, WHO, etc.]. What really makes this pathetic certain “politicians” who bring out what they care only pretending not to know that several of these champions of defense non-negotiable values, the family and the sacred marriage; these defenders of the true doctrine that thundered against adultery and concubinage, Fathers are often results of several children around the world, which the Holy See has always knows; and specifically know those of Congregation of reliable advertising, whose main problem, when it comes to electing a new bishop in any diocese of the Black Continent, It is able to select a candidate who has not concubines and children scattered around, venture far from easy.
Or to clarify a concrete example: in Rome, the end of 2009 spent two days together with a great Archbishop of the diocese of Africa who asked me for help to the reading of the Latin missal of Blessed Pope Paul VI. A few days later he would be gone in a private audience by Pope Benedict XVI, he concelebrated with him and that it then had talks over breakfast. The archbishop had learned that the Pope used in his private chapel, this Missal and wanted to refresh his reading of the Latin. Before you go, to me and to another priest, he said: "I want to tell you why I asked for an audience with the Holy Father. Celebrities, mine is a very extensive diocese but poor, in which we have a big problem: we totally lack the necessary means to support all the children who were brought into the world by our priests around the villages. And we, towards these creatures, we as a Church have moral obligations and we can not leave them abandoned on the streets. Why I go to the Holy Father: to ask him for financial assistance '. He concluded by saying: "And I hope that the Holy Father, as those of the Congregation of reliable advertising I did not listen to me, accept my request and remove my auxiliary bishop, which he has three concubines and do not even know how many children were born around ».
A boost perversion the intended sex as sin of sins, which is in itself something far more sinful adultery or cohabitation of divorced and remarried, are lay people without Christian humanity supported by some theologian specializing in pulling the stone, withdraw the hand and instigating people quite ignorant of theology - and therefore easily manipulated - to "arm themselves and go". Is this, in my language, It is called cowardice, sometimes typical of priests who have spent their lives to speculate on the clouds of the greatest subjective intellect systems, up to sink into authentic mother of all heresies: replace ' "I"Of his own thought thought of" God ", which is no longer, through the Incarnation of the Word Mystery, the beginning, the Centre and the ultimate goal of our entire humanism, but the pretext on which to build their own homocentrism intellectual. And it was John Cavalcoli to give us the columns of this online magazine dedicated to an extraordinary item Apology of pride [CF. WHO], that sin by myself several times as a diabolical queen and charioteer of the Seven Deadly Sins; a sin - pride - that the list occupies no coincidence that the first and that as such it is to be feared more than lust, that it is not neither the queen nor the charioteer of the Seven Deadly Sins, for this is placed fourth in the history of the Catechism of the Catholic Church.
Some Catholics cupi very similar to the Sadducees and the Pharisees, basically They grew up with an idea of the dead Christ, but not resurrected, with an idea of sexuality whole Manichaean; I am fixed on arid legalism and concepts imbued with Pelagianism, and similarly to Luther they have serious problems on the Pauline concept of predestination, then on the theology of justification that often threaten to reduce to an idea the whole Calvinist, albeit in the form of Catholic moral rigor.
If before articulated pastoral themes with complex theological and doctrinal implications certain characters should be quiet, for no other reason that modesty stemming from an objective lack of deep knowledge; some reference theologian who behind the scenes had to charge them modesty and do not open their mouth, unless it is unable to prove that he really made the priest for life. And to a priest she does not mean to have split between academic classrooms, conference rooms and libraries, pastorally speaking because a priest does not mean having celebrated a Mass daily, but having spent much time in the confessional, He has taken upon themselves the pain and the discomfort of individuals and entire families, He has attended the oncology departments of hospitals, be entered and exited from prisons where young people in their early twenties, for a "stunt" or worse for "madness", They have taken a sentence of twenty years for murder; and so on.
I who live on the other hand the pastoral dimension, while devoting myself to insights and theological speculation, I do not accept the pastoral lessons accountancy by certain characters that are, I repeat, the eminently political figures; as I do not accept certain theaters staged by purely academic priests who unlike me do not go to look for a young face ill with cancer in terminal phase, to administer the anointing of the sick, to celebrate Mass in his home because he can not get out of the four walls within which is awaiting the death overnight, and to which you can not offer as consolation some good lesson epistemology as an alternative to painkillers made from morphine sulphate. Not to mention the fact that this poor young sick has the "terrible guilt" of being married to a divorced. But, given the irreversible disease severity, not being able to have sexual relations peccaminosissimi, she and her husband divorced, remarried, They can be considered more or less in place a moral level? What only it counts so essential and "absolutely" unavoidable in some legalists is that there is no middle the sin of sins: sex. Though, at the level of morale epistemica it was not yet clear if the sin is represented by the member that penetrates the vagina or if you just wish to consider the orgasm, because in this second case, we could establish that the genital penetration is granted, provided, however, that there is no ejaculation, but especially that there is no part of both no pleasure, because certain moralists rendered immoral by their inherent inhumanity, You can expect this and much more, as they are able to create on one side of the impossible dream manuals Sexual Ethics, the other to deny the mystery of man's creation, because basically they are always, still the same incorrigible:
Woe to you too, lawyers!, you load men with unbearable burdens, and those weights you do not touch with a finger! [cf. LC. 11,46]
And in recent weeks of the liturgical year we read in the Gospel of St. Luke feria, where shows diatribes and criticism of Jesus with the Pharisees; well if we read those lines seem to find ourselves in front of the inhumanity of certain characters fragrant legalisms, before the motivations of which comes back to mind the wise motto of a great Father of the Church, St. Gregory of Nyssa, who said that "Virginity of heretics is more impure adultery ', and is an impurity that through the street and spit-Pelagian eventually leads to atheism clerical, to the atheism of religious beast, atheism understood as a denial of the mystery of God Incarnate Word destroyed in the worst way: through its reduction to a purely speculative phenomenon and legalistic.
With a zeal that rivals the Highway Code of the Federal Republic of Germany, those who think in those terms stated that the divorced and remarried should live as brother and sister, in perfect chastity; because of course - it goes without saying - the whole mystery of evil resides, as far explained, in sexuality. Who indulges in such statements and decided to read first so tragically lost sight of the fact that chastity is not a stoic sustainable waiver using only the power of the human will - and what I really think it can be said for direct concrete experience -, but a gift of grace. And who has studied in depth the Of nature and grace of Sant’Agostino, which it is a big debate against that Pelagius in his own way that we could consider the father of a precursor voluntarist, He knows what we're talking about. Therefore, a married couple that was closed to the action of grace but applied with care and zeal all the moral rules, by natural methods until the perfect continence, It could result in all and for all worse than a cohabiting couple, while he is living in sin, first of all aware of his sin, But they moved by a sense of openness towards themselves and towards others. It's right in front of these people which the Lord Jesus warns:
Truly, I say: the publicans and the harlots go into the kingdom of God. Is John came to you in the way of righteousness, and you did not believe; the tax collectors and the prostitutes believed him instead. Butter, on the contrary, though she had seen these things, you do not even repent and believe him [cf. Mt. 21, 31-32].
If we instead focus everything on genitality as many are doing in this debate and also in ways flush with the obsession, It is likely to slip into unclean virginity of heretics. Or as he wrote Blaise Pascal in his thoughts about some nuns: "Caste as angels, superb come demoni ".
And I, as a man and as a priest, I should perhaps take lessons from that certain gentleman who thunders against the divorced and remarried and ranting against adultery: Holy Communion for divorced and remarried no, never, no, otherwise it will eventually be schism? All with following the theologian of confidence before some objective evidence of immorality, however, suspended by magic all kinds of judgment and also beating his feet on the ground he says that "these are other issues" and that "our task is to speak of theology and not socio-political issues "? I will do therefore, understanding: if one dares to touch the highly immoral life of certain moneyed and powerful munificent, those matters are "socio-political" that "does not concern the theologians', the duty of which, and especially on the level of moral rectitude, It is perhaps to take a thrashing instead only the weak who can not lavish on our rivers of money works and foundations?
Like it or not like it, It remains a fact that certain institutions of hard-core moralists have kept up with the money donated by the American extreme right made up of people who - the most moral absolute - are married at least a couple of times and made merry with girls below twenty years younger of them. Or do we really want to relegate in questions without theological and pastoral interest, but above all the moral interest, the fact that these characters, between one and the other revelry, then bear with the halberd chivalrous in his hand and with the tear to the eye to the Mass in the ancient rite, for thunder between a we pray and the other against adultery, concubinage and the Communion for divorced and remarried, as if everything were luxuries that can not be granted to ordinary mortals from low-income, but only to the great profligate with accounts to nine zeros, before which one side takes, the other did not even see those sins which really cry out for vengeance before God, far as to assert that "certain issues do not concern the theologians' and feeling spite of the consciousness epistemic ed aletica shipshape?
Giovanni Cavalcoli, than as a man, priest, confessor and theologian has the purity of an angel, before the sins related to the Sixth Commandment is always sinners with great humanity, never throw at them the burning arrows of moral judgments merciless. I that I come instead from another experience, and that in a previous life to the priesthood I walked the affective and sexual dimension in the length and breadth, before the confession of sins, much lighter than that at the time I was committing, always reflect with joy on grace, finding myself today ineffable mystery to fulfill through the ministry of sinners Church, on which deep as devout instrumentum Gods Christological tenderness and mercy.
Come to the grace by different routes: the Father Giovanni by the angelic purity, I through the in-depth knowledge of certain sins, we both live the perennial charm of God's grace. This is the reason for which each day, in US, do not renew certain concept the supreme law of the highest injury [the supreme law is supreme injustice] but the charm of the Paschal Mystery: «or felix blame, , which gained for us so great a Redeemer» [O happy fault that we did deserve for us so great a Redeemer]. It is in this that lies the substantial and formal difference which exists between the small Pharisees made ruthless in the heart for their closure homocentric to grace, the shepherds in the care of souls and men of God made pure in heart to the extent that they have received and made fruitful in himself the gifts of grace that has thrown them into a being and becoming all focused in a Christ-centered dimension, within which harbored feelings like love, pity and mercy.