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WONDER FORGIVENESS TO HIS HOLINESS THE 'APRIL FOOL"OFFERING A REFLECTION ON Careerism-chameleon
Who hopes to get something never tells the truth, limited only to try to please in every way the boss to get every possible benefit from it. And in the Church today, unfortunately, we have not nor a St. Bernard of Clairvaux or a St. Catherine of Siena that address to the Roman Pontiff so decided, wrapped with love and respect for the sacred Augusta Person of the Holiness of Our Lord; I fear, therefore, that in these times of lean Your Holiness should settle for half scrap like me.
"No one sews a patch of cloth on an old garment; otherwise the new patch tears the old, and a worse tear '
[Gospel of St. Mark 2, 21]
Most Holy Father.
Aware that a "patch" can bring about a "worse tear" [MC 2, 21] humble and sincere I ask pardon for having made his debut on April 1, followed the online magazine The island of Patmos with a kind of joke known in Europe as "April Fools» [ed. see WHO], the same kind of joke that the lands of origin of Your Holiness is known instead as "jokes dia de los Santos Inocentes» [Jokes of the day of the Holy Innocents], that in Latin America falls 28 December.
Trust also in the smile of S.It is. Mons. Guido Pozzo that by the Pontifical Commission Ecclesia Dei was promoted apostolic nuncio in the Republic of Nauru, because also in his church life will perhaps received or made some "joke as a priest”, starting from the days when he was a student at the old Collegio Capranica, from which came out during the last decades of cordate subjects of jokes to the Church have made several and heavy; many of the bishops donated to the Italian diocese of quest'Almo College under the previous presidency of the CEI. they are in fact clear evidence.
No one can say that I have the hidden feelings of careerism, scourge against which I have often fought and wrote in harsh tones in my books and articles; that whoever seeks within himself to anything is careful not to promote himself as a joke to a bishopric, much is known and recognized that even one who aspires to become pastor of a church in the country would make jokes like that public.
The careerists have not disappeared, they only changed as: under the pontificate of your Supreme Predecessor were all taken into boastful of attention to the sacred liturgy and its major equipment, so much so that at the time the tailors ecclesiastical vestments and factories of artistic did brisk business. Today, however, the same tailor shops and factories crying poverty, because the new style inaugurated by Your Holiness is all based on simplicity and a Franciscan poverty that even St. Francis of Assisi never knew, saw that his brothers were so poor, but their churches were equipped for the glory of God the most beautiful vestments and furnishings more valuable. The glasses crock began to use recently for ostentatious "poverty" those certain Friars Minor who then pushed his Order into bankruptcy by reckless financial speculation with Swiss banks, while joyous singing the praises of Lady Poverty and placed at the same time the Body and Blood of Christ in terracotta pottery decorated with the colors of “peace flag“, which arises, however, in the field of esoteric and occult, as is now well known and often unnecessarily repeated to several priests who insist on putting it on the altar from which time they removed the crucifix from the central, so that the shadow of our Lord should not tarnish the image of the “priest-protagonist“.
I am therefore certain that with the grace of your state and the wisdom of which you are the Supreme Master will be prudent and far-sighted enough to not trust these Camaleonti, because careerists who today speak of poor and homeless people are the same that until two years ago were spending exorbitant amounts of money just to organize a sumptuous dinner to celebrate their anniversary of episcopal consecration, in the presence of gotha the old aristocracy and members of the orders of chivalry that during certain festivals worthy of the Renaissance courts shed tears of nostalgia for the old Papal States. But then suddenly there they are found before totally transformed, and just two years after then, Today every opportunity to talk about the poor and homeless at every public occasion propitious.
Perhaps it would be good to inform Your Holiness that there are bishops who in their homilies have now placed into the background the Word of God made man to speak to the faithful of the homeless, showers and barbers that the Roman Pontiff has made available to them. As far as we can tell, however, none of them has made available to the homeless nor its super-penthouse in the city, nor his villa, nor the precious country home that you are prepared with great care and waste of money to be able to withdraw quiet life when they are "retired bishops"; nor does it seem that any of them have made available to the homeless the substantial savings accumulated during the years of his episcopal ministry.
My modest experience teaches me that you should never trust those who passed with such ease from brocades decorated in gold and silver to rags cheesy acrylic Synthetic, because this shows that these clerical change artists are never themselves and then never manifest the genuine sincerity of his being. Those that after your election to Augusta Sacred Throne have placed in the safe pectoral crosses of gold to show up at meetings of bishops or in private audience by the Pope with pectoral crosses iron, or those who appear to poorer still occur directly with pectoral crosses of wood shaped Your Franciscan, are the living sign of unreliability most false and dangerous, as well as the paradigm of that appalling mediocrity that today stifles the Church of Christ from the lowest to the highest levels.
Those that joke very seriously are a lot more reliable than these transformists, because as we were taught that playful saint of Philip Blacks they truly serve the Church and the Roman Pontiff even to the shedding of blood, while Camaleonti always betray; and do not just betray the living, betray even the dead.
I wish that during the blessing Urbi et Your Holiness is presented seated on the golden throne with the papal choir dress, after celebrating the Solemnity of Easter in the vestments of the most beautiful historic that abound in the papal basilica of St. Peter, because at that point, those who ride a picture of poverty by marketing media and offering homilies solely based bums, describing our many faithful who no longer know even the basics of the Catechism of the Catholic Church the importance of showers and barbers placed at their service; modernist heretics on the one hand and on the other hand heretics Lefebvrians, would put all of them in total confusion; and we will put them in more confusion, most will take them into the open; most will take them into the open, the better chance we will have to liberate the Holy Church of Christ in these tumor cells scattered in his Corpo Santo as metastasis.
These days, to preserve and to save the Holy Church of Christ we must not bring peace, but a sword [Mt 10, 34], which if necessary can also be a sword of sound and useful Christian irony to expose those who are ready to change very easily flag and to instantly jump on the bandwagon of new winner, in order to remain the same as always, trying to get all that you can be able to get in benefits and ecclesiastical offices even after some radical changes of government. And they, from which Your Holiness is unfortunately surrounded, are the modern incarnation of Judas rebuked Mary had anointed the Lord with a precious nard oil which in the opinion dell'Iscariota could be sold for 300 money to then give it to the poor [GV 12, 5]; are the same after that accompanied the Lord in his triumphal entry into Jerusalem shortly after abandoned him before the danger and fled [Mt 26, 56], while the crowd yesterday, like today, chose Barabbas and cried into the judgment hall of Pilate: "Crucify, crucify!» [GV 19, 6].
My heart rejoices before the mercy and tenderness repeatedly invoked by Your Holiness and that makes me confident that together we will be able to receive these benefits even bums us your sons and devoted servants of the Church, rendered unworthy to share the mystery of grace to the ministerial priesthood of Christ, although we priests increasingly deficient both in mercy both tenderness by our Church authorities.
Your Holiness has ever thought — and with you those Your Venerable brother bishops devoted today to the preaching of the new Gospel of bums — send these lovable bums to celebrate the Eucharistic Sacrifice, to give the sacred rites to a sick, to absolve the faithful from their sins, to drive in various ways the people of God on the path of faith in all those regions of the world where the lack of priests is increasing more and more, and where the age of the clergy is always higher? Because we too priests who serve the Church with our lives and at the cost of our lives and that we are often a lot more alone and abandoned the homeless, we need to “showers”, of “barbers” and various other attentions but nobody gives us.
Who hopes to get something never tells the truth, limited only to try to please in every way the boss to get every possible benefit from it. And in the Church today, unfortunately, we have not nor a St. Bernard of Clairvaux or a St. Catherine of Siena that address to the Roman Pontiff so decided, wrapped with love and respect for the sacred Augusta Person of the Holiness of Our Lord; I fear, therefore, that in these times of “lean” Your Holiness should just settle for half scrap like me.
Prostrate at your feet kiss with devout obedience the Fisherman's ring, with eyes illuminated by the gift of grace in faith through which I shall never cease to worship You in the Mystery of the Church built by the Word of God on the rock of Peter.
Ariel S. Levi Gualdo, presbyter
From the island of Patmos, 1 April 2015, hours 23.00
Eve of Mass of the Lord's Supper
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