From the famous gigolo Francesco Mangiacapra to Christ who calls via the road between Zacchaeus crowd to see it had climbed a sycamore tree: "Today I must stay at your house" 19 November 201920 November 2019 isoladipatmos – ecclesial topical – THE FAMOUS GIGOLO FRANCESCO Mangiacapra TO CHRIST THAT PASSING THROUGH THE STREET TALK BETWEEN THE CROWD THAT ZACCHEO had climbed TO SEE IT ON A TREE SYCAMORE: "I must stay at YOUR HOME" . It is first of all essential A distinction is peculiar in the action of Christ for men: we must be able to separate the sin from the person who does it: sin is always conviction and sentencing is rejected, while the sinner is rejected, anything: It welcomes and forgives. Separating fact the objective evil of sin from the intrinsic good that the person created in God's image continues to own, is an element on which no Christian, and above all no priest can fly. . AuthorIvano Liguori, Ofm. Capp. . . PDF format Print article . . . Book interview of Mangiacapra The 7 November the issuer Network 4 Mediaset broadcast a new episode of Paolo Del Debbio program, Straight ahead&Reverse, within which it is addressed according to the round the itchy issue concerning sexual performance of churchmen. A doubt lies about me: because I have to do the small hours to attend to certain issues - most suitable for mature audiences -, then if I can see the aftermath on the Mediaset website the entire episode also accessible to younger viewers and helpless? . Prolonging the discussion of certain topics within a protected timeslot, so as to safeguard the simple by scandals, He has lost its raison d'etre. Do not be because - sweet at the bottom ― viewers are seduced with intriguing subjects such as to prolong the vision of the program until the end of the program and take so high the hearing? television Strategies will say, of course, but in my humble opinion they are not able to satisfy all the way down the genuine sense of human curiosity even in the face of facts like these unquestionably gory. Curiosity is a fundamental attribute of human intelligence, and certainly is not satisfied through gossip stark. . If this reading were true, you could use another Latin phrase best suited to the event, i.e. poison in the tail [the poison is in the tail], to mean as we are often conducted against our will in dynamics that leave us more often with a bitter taste, complete with a final fatal jab. In conclusion, certain topics, as they presented today, There are not only bad but we do not need, So why we insist on seeing them? . We must recognize that similar arguments snatch the senses of a good collective viewers, to quote a maximum biblical wisdom, They never get satisfied to see through their eyes, nThey are never get satisfied to hear through their ears [cf. Qoe 1,8] such stories. In these people exists a kind of psychological dependence on a certain narraction hot prohibited that once, between discrete pages of romance novels, He never dared to pass the threshold of the bedroom. Today not only exceeded the bedroom, but it took to the streets ... a media plaza. . Francesco Mangiacapra to bet the forehand and backhand 7 November 2019 [to open the fragment of a film click on the image. The entire episode is WHO starting from 02:06:36] A moment later viewers were led by Paolo Del Debbio, like a new Guy de Maupassant, in the rooms of the pleasure of a revised Maison Tellier television dressed in ecclesiastical sauce. Starring in the debate Gianluigi Nuzzi study, Luigi Amicone, Giuseppe Cruciani, Giuliano Costalunga and our dear Father Ariel S. Levi Gualdo, who were able to debate the issues in a much less hotly bet the 31 October [cf. see WHO it gives 02:11:10]. . As special guest star, among the many guests the young Neapolitan gigolo Francesco Mangiacapra, author and protagonist dossier Mangiacapra handed over to the diocese of Naples in relation to the unorthodox friendships acquaintances of certain members of the local clergy and more. So why not recognize it? Under another aspect Francesco Mangiacapra was useful to bring into the open a network of unworthy priests with moral and spiritual problems abnormal, forcing the Ecclesiastical Authority to carry their cargo. Well said Giuseppe Cruciani to that effect in the episode of 31 October, because they saw all under other angles "A Francesco Mangiacapra should be given an award". . With a few short jokes a practice permitted by a television program, our Father Ariel has framed the heart of some frequent problems and serious scandals involving members of the clergy saying: "The church, fifty, sixty years now he has fallen into a deep doctrinal crisis that has created a crisis of faith, which in turn has generated for sad and logical consequence of the serious moral crisis that today we can see ". Needless to say - but worth doing it -: that our brother, Ten years ago it analyzed well in advance of the problem, exploded years later, In his work And Satan came triune, Book given back to press with our Editions The island of Patmos the 7 July 2019. . Honestly: in this episode I was very impressed by Francis, enough to spend some time reflecting on him and so astrarmi from judgments and criticisms of his profession and the events that he was the protagonist of well-substantiated facts concerning its particular customers. . photo: Francesco Mangiacapra (D)forward to similar topics it is prudent to raise the bar of our intelligence and raise ourselves to higher than average levels. Set aside prejudices and try as much as possible to go beyond, following the teaching that Christ has performed with some of the characters of the Gospel and that testifies to the ability of the Lord in managing and resolving some of the complexities inherent in our humanity. . It is first of all essential A distinction is peculiar in the action of Christ for men: we must be able to separate the sin from the person who does it: sin is always conviction and sentencing is rejected, while the sinner is rejected, anything: It welcomes and forgives. Separating fact the objective evil of sin from the intrinsic good that the person created in God's image continues to own, is an element on which no Christian, and above all no priest can fly. . God, as the highest good, can only create for better each work came from his hands: among the various works of course we understand man. Sin is rather bad as deprivation of God, It is a dangerous blurring of the well that produces a natural disorder, spiritual and moral, which tends to hide the good and alienate man from God. From here we can also understand why, lit like a can of gasoline inside which had been thrown a burning torch, in the episode of 31 October our Father Ariel apparently lost his temper, when the priest from Verona Giuliano Costalunga, today it is belonging to an unspecified "Church" progressive, He stated that "God created me as I am ' [cf. previous article, WHO]. Padre Ariel, that as a dogmatic theologian and historian of dogma for many years he has studied the connection between freedom and the free will of man in relation to the mystery of original sin, took out all his pathos Tuscan-Roman shouting: "This is an aberration! God can not create evil ", implying that permits, because it represents the exercise of human freedom, but does not create it. Introduction this necessary to understand the meaning of the following reasoning … . photo: Francesco Mangiacapra … carefully reading the Gospel, We can understand that for Christ men like Zacchaeus and Levi [cf. 5, 27-32] are not only of public sinners as tax collectors [cf. LC 19, 1-10]; Adulterous women as [cf. GV 8,1-11], la Samaritan [cf. GV 4, 1-26] and public sinner [cf. LC 7, 36-50] They are not only the faithless; and finally Dimas - The Good Thief - [cf. LC 23, 35-43] It is not only the leader of a religious political phalanx of a terrorist who is opposed to the Roman Empire. All these, though they are in a condition of disorder caused by sin, continue to be loved by God and men to possess a very specific divine dignity resulting from the one who created them. . In Christ man and woman They do not identify themselves more by the national origin, the social role or worse with your sin. Through Christ all these people are first of all children of the Father, and as such the object of solicitude and tenderness, so it is fulfilled the salvation that retrieves a distance from the Father who is in evil and sin, its origin. Capito and cleared this, here as a shepherd in the care of souls, and as a theologian who observes the young Francis Mangiacapra I can grasp its deeper identity only in love that God feels for him. The truth of Francis does not reside in his profession, even in his sexual orientation: He is a creature of God who need God to be happy and to express the good that the Lord has given in to create it through the work of Jesus Christ. This is true for him, as for me, for us and for anyone else. . We are not pursuing a condoning homosexual, in danger of Father James Martin style S.J. This dutiful first anthropological emphasis on the value of the human person created by God is fundamental to understanding the next step. If the man is always very good actually, sin - any sin - does not have the last word on human existence and can be ousted. In Adam all have sinned and come short of the glory of God in Christ, but all have been justified freely through the redemption which is in Christ Jesus. [cf. RM 3,23-24]. This means that none of us on earth can boast - before God and man - a pedigree faultlessness of claim or a driver's license from sanctity necessary exhibit: in front of the evil of sin, the only reality of salvation is the justification. . photo: Francesco Mangiacapra To be justified You must accept Christ in all facets and folds of his humanity, even the most obscure and controversial. The publican, the adulteress, il pharisees, the prodigal son, the thief, the killer, It who lives a messy and troubled sexuality can be made right only through the work of Christ. This means a radical change the personal life of each of us and is constituted as significantly more effective alternative of simple conversion to which we are accustomed. The conversion of the greek verb is μετανοέω [metanoeo], it does not simply express a subtraction of evil and sin but includes the necessary requirements to let grafted into Christ and clothed him. . If I take off my sin, but I do not choose the fundamental option which is Christ, I rest naked and my conversion is ineffective. The teaching of Saint Paul in this regard, Epistle to the Romans is clear about when he says that "If you proclaim with your mouth: "Jesus is Lord!”, and you believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved " [cf. RM 10,9]. To be safe, justified, converted we must make an embezzlement, a daring leap and take possession of that redemption which Christ fulfilled by dying on the cross, and given to us as a free and unmerited gift of the Holy Spirit when caliamo, within our existence the person of the Redeemer. . photo: Francesco Mangiacapra When this appropriation of salvific glory of Christ occurs, as it has been for so many men who lived in sin, the suit life, flourishes and is renewed assuming a new character. This is a necessary underscore, so we understand that while safeguarding the value and dignity of human creature who is lost in sin, cloves affirmation of a will, enlightened by grace, that you divest of sin and wearing new clothes man who is Christ. . By losing in these digressions, I asked the question: why Francis Mangiacapra, man loved by God and that the Lord has given many gifts to build and accomplish his own good, He chose the career of gigolo the, as he likes to describe himself, of marchettaro? It possesses youth, the beauty of youth, a keen intelligence that allowed him to get a law degree and admission to the Bar, the multifaceted talent and oestrus Naples and the gift of faith received in baptism and also lived through attendance at Catholic schools. Padre Ariel, which it was in direct contact with him, He spoke to Francis as a young man of talent, intelligence, sensitivity and inner goodness. Not only it stayed with him along with our editor Jorge Facio Lince, but it was proposed to visit him in Naples as soon as possible, to deepen several speeches started during those meetings. Even more so one wonders: why a young man with so many prospects choose to follow a road like that? And this is certainly not a trivial question, especially not a silly question as deeply challenges the experience, the freedom and privacy of a person. . photo: Francesco Mangiacapra I do not believe that the fundamentals This choice reside in one lust for easy money or homosexual orientation. Money is a mirage for many young people today, it is true, but we know they are a reality rather labile, They can be earned easily but lost just as easily. The money come and go quickly, those who practice a certain standard resulting in a lifestyle like that of gigolo needs a lot of spending to maintain their outfit and meet the needs of a market that is ruthless and does not make allowances for anyone. . While it is true that the prostitution market manages to keep flourishing revenues of its professionals it is also true that many risks are related, not least the tax assessment by the competent authorities. In Italy, as it is known, Prostitution is not a recognized job and as such is not subject to taxation and tax regulation by paying taxes, This means that everything you earn is in black. In fact it means to be the total tax evaders. . May I be permitted another consideration, the profession of gigolo It is obviously set a limit anagrafico. The sex market requires seductive and young bodies in order to be competitive and attractive to customers and when you reach the fateful threshold of forty years was well aware that his career is coming to an end. As for the homosexual orientation I think that it does not represent a sufficient incentive to practice the craft of gigolo: in Italy so many distinguished members of the show, music, of literature, fashion and culture are homosexual, but they have established themselves and have beautifully demonstrated their talents without stressing at every turn one's sexual orientation and without rounding profits doing escort. . photo: Francesco Mangiacapra These are just personal considerations I make to myself and do not represent an absolute judgment on the person of Francis or directive will against him. He is free to spend the freedom that God has given him as they see fit, Also making choices that put it outside of that fullness of life which the Gospel and the Church's teaching offer. Nobody can be forced to follow the Gospel and the Church, if you do not want to, However, there is a more that makes the difference and that is that precious pearl that immensely enriches human life. . You could probably from a different appreciation of its existence and their talents, noting the beautiful and the good that is present. Selling your body does not involve the sale of his intelligence, but for this reason it is good to use their intelligence to try to also safeguard your body which is the most immediate and fragile material reality with which we can interact and communicate with the world. . Francis has a certain talent for writing, why not exercise it and grow it to express what he has inside and manifest his most important beliefs? His deep intelligence and his cultural education can serve, along with his sagacity, to generate ideas that can help your neighbor. And ideas, Dear Francis, They know how to be more powerful and seductive of naked bodies, although they are not exempt from being criticized, They are the mirror of a unique and unrepeatable personality and tangible demonstration that there is a God who created us in an original and in good has given us what is needed to achieve happiness. . the Gospel, for two thousand years now, He teaches that man although far from God by personal choice or because of the malice of sin, You can always go back and make a different choice. No one is lost or unable to choose good. Is this, Dear friend, the good that can benefit us and others, while the good self-produced, self-directed personal interests sooner or later tired and remains sterile. . Byzantine icon: Christ the Lord speaks to Zacchaeus climbed the sycamore tree to see him pass: "Zacchaeus, today I must stay at your house " [LC 19, 5] As a young man living a sexual orientation homo-Direct, if you have the courage to take the bold leap in the justification of Christ find those graces of which is in need to recover your true, intimate and extraordinary happiness that has its origin in God. Who is God, find happiness, those who own happiness, also possesses the gift of peace and that is what I wish you. But all this depends only and solely on your freedom and your free will, on which even God never sindacherebbe, so respects human freedom. . I'd love to see you on television Dear Francis, no longer as a guest of some program gossip You see you and uses only as gigolo but as the protagonist in some useful and constructive debate; You are fully up, because you own intellect, talent and high culture. . you're a lawyer, you have the great opportunity to be the defender and man of confidence for many people, with the determination you are capable of fighting for a better society, fight for your Napoli that gave Italy talented young people who were able to rise above the mediocrity of a world that prefers to buy the bodies and raping the minds rather than ennobling souls. . Finally Know that the Fathers de The island of Patmos you are close and, When next you meet in Naples with Father Ariel, He will take you first of all greetings and remembrance in prayer for all of us, We will always be close as priests and pastors in charge of souls. . Laconi, 19 November 2019 . 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