S.O.S. Who takes care of Catholics migrants seeking pastors the Church as the boat sinks?

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S.O.S. WHO TAKES CARE OF MIGRANTS IN SEARCH OF CATHOLIC PASTORS WHILE THE BOAT SINKING OF THE CHURCH?

Save our souls! Take good care of us, poor migrants from this world to the Father, we cross the stormy sea of ​​this life into Peter's boat, do not leave us drowning in the waves of the world and its ideologies poor.

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S.O.S is a signal to call for help in major emergencies adopted in Berlin at the international conference of the radio telegraph 1806 and entered into force from 1908. easy to communicate in Morse code and reinterpreted in various ways, among which prevails Save Our Souls: save our souls! Sign made famous by the Titanic disaster, because on that occasion it was launched the first S.O.S.

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This S.O.S we would like to direct it agonizing scream as the Catholic Church and its pastors: Save our souls!

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We certainly know that it is God, through the Paschal Mystery of Christ, in the Spirit, to save souls. However, He himself wanted to engage deeply into this mystery of redemption, his Mystical Body, that is, the Church, providing it with the ordinary means for the salvation of mankind. Means which do not exclude the extraordinary means, but these latter are, however, in the hands of God and in his drawings to us totally inscrutable.

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If the church forgets, minimizes, neglects, or even shelve the means given by the Lord, It does not make a good work, indeed betrays their specific mission, making itself present as any mundane reality, therefore subject to the laws of any society of this world, with all the consequences. And as purely mundane reality can hardly claim to have or to exercise office infallible, for example in politics, economy, in technique and so on. This office the Church possesses the hand itself, regarding the Doctrine of the Faith.

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It is curious that the right principle: "The Church does not have technical solutions to offer", solemnly announced the Second Vatican Council and confirmed by the papal magisterium in Eightieth Paul VI, to follow the Centesimus annus John Paul II and the Charity in truth Benedict XVI, It is often used against the "bad" Church of the past that you interfered in political matters, Today is instead ignored by a certain way of being of many pastors of our times. it seems, in fact, attitude of many revolutionaries, which I am definitely side with indignation against "police state", But not until gain power, discovering at that point that the police is quite comfortable!

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No Council, suddenly it comes out of nowhere in Church history. Therefore, the reform carried out by the Council of Trent, with large advances in the previous period, It had as its ideal and goal is the care of souls, as well summarized in the motto salvation of souls supreme law.

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It was the shooting in an organic and systematic form of attention that had very ancient roots; at the bottom of some moral decay apparatus ecclesiastical pre-Tridentine it was caused by removal of the cure of souls, to pursue other. In facts the reformer Council knew then, rightly, redirect the Church towards her primary. Recite the Canon I of the XXIII Session, the Sacrament of Orders:

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«Poiché con precetto divino è stato comandato a tutti quelli cui è stata affidata la cura delle anime, to know their sheep, to provide for them the Sacrifice, pascerle with the preaching of God's Word, with the administration of the sacraments and example of all good works; It had a paternal care for the poor and others in need and wait for all the other pastoral duties - all things that can not be made and carried out by those who do not watch over their flock and not assisting him, but they leave as mercenaries - the sacred synod warns them and urges them, because, Mindful of the divine precepts and become examples to the flock, I graze and direct it in the wisdom and truth ".

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Words that keep an unaltered current. It is certainly not sterile regrets of a mythical past - no past has been error-free, sins, deformation and so on - but to grasp what is good and important has been processed and has borne fruit, visible and those invisible.

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Today cure It seems completely disappeared spiritual horizon, cultural and pastoral thought and action of the Church today. The term care, into Latin, It has a wide semantic value, may in fact correspond to care, solicitude, hurry, caution, about, diligence, alacrity, restlessness, breathlessness, thought, concern, government, custody, surveillance, cultivation, breeding, treatment, treatment of disease, remedy, healing, curiosity, interest, protection, up to go even to love, pain of love.

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It would be nice to see the shepherds that manifest, I say not all, but at least one of the aforementioned meanings. Find a pastor who even arrive at a sentence of love for the souls entrusted to him is certainly a great joy. Today, however, this seems not reserved to the souls, but mottos, slogans, of current ideologies.

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The salvation of souls It is still the supreme criterion that guides the action of the Church today? The eternal salvation of men still regard this ecclesiastical society? The tough but merciful call of the Lord: "Fool, this night you will be prompted for your soul " (Luca 12,20) still it has some echo in the current church facilities, given that this is the true mercy of who's experiencing a mortal danger?

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If we look at what appears from official structures, the answer appears negative. Certainly the grace of Christ continues to spill over men through the work often hidden but many conscientious priests, religious and lay Christians who remain faithful generosity with the mandate of Jesus.

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Care of souls It does not mean a Christianity intimate, spiritualistic, detached from real life, attentive only to the perfections of a select few, Forget the great human issues; indeed it is the care of the soul that truth, force, strength and meaning for a real commitment to the world, not, however, according to ideological mode but according to evangelical mode, ie the living Christ, Savior of mankind. The cure It is not the estrangement from human problems, but is the assumption of every authentically human problem in soteriological perspective. The concept of the soul has no values ​​from mystery cult, o of ectoplasm of spiritisti; There simply redo our doctrine that finds synthesis in the Catechism of the Catholic Church [See. NN. it gives 362 to 368, text WHO].

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Precisely in this perspective it includes the express command of Christ:

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"Go therefore and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you. Here, I am with you always;, until the end of the world " [Mt 28,19-20].

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It does not take a cure of souls without the necessary and constant announcement of Christ. A Church that is reduced to repeating slogans which no one paid attention, as the poor Don Abbondio of Manzoni, It is likely to be formed by pastors who do not evangelize …

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It is the paradigmatic case of migration: How many pastors of the church feel called to proclaim Christ to the many foreigners who come to live in Italy? An ad that also goes certainly in the works of justice and material assistance, but that may not stop there, almost that foreigners have no soul to save.

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The increasingly marked absence a real cure of souls leads to devastating results, both within the ecclesial body, both in society. The lack of attention to the spiritual dimension, transcendental leads to disastrous results. Here, then, that many, quell'insopprimibile driven by desire for interior life, They are turning to other realities, that seem to offer more attention to the spiritual needs.

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Here is the renewed attention the various religious oriental type, or the use of wizards and fortune tellers, or the attendance of those spiritualist groups or para-Catholic, with the entire apparatus of visions, locutions, appearances DIY way to follow. While pastors lose the very perception that, without the care of souls, They will produce very serious damage.

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He walked long ago a joke among priests: "How many souls have your parish?"He asked a pastor to another. And the answer was: "Two thousand bodies, some of which, sometimes, remember having a soul ". Today this has been spilled on the same ecclesiastical structure.

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We can only repeat the initial appeal: S.O.S. Save our souls! Take good care of us, poor migrants from this world to the Father, we cross the stormy sea of ​​this life into Peter's boat, do not leave us drowning in the waves of the world and its ideologies poor.

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Dear pastors, take care of our souls: S.O.S! S.O.S! S.O.S! While I, He retired in my hermitage, and silent seclusion, I pray for you, because this mission I have dedicated the whole of earthly life that God the Father will grant me.

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From the cell of the hermit monaco, 24 February 2020

 

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4 thoughts on "S.O.S. Who takes care of Catholics migrants seeking pastors the Church as the boat sinks?

  1. Thanks hidden hermit Father for these words, They are worthy of deep and may God, also fruitful reflection.
    There is also another interesting idea for SOS, given me the enemy that would: without hope.
    How nice to know with certainty what not to believe.
    Good quarantine!

    1. NOTE OF PREPARATION

      we do not have “censored” his piece, anything take this opportunity to inform you and the readers that the Father can not reply to comments, because he lives a hermit's life of strict observance and very little use the internet. When he uses it does so in a limited manner solely for the bare essentials.
      His matches are reduced to those entertained with his bishop and with very few priests, no TV and not use the phone.
      Uses the Internet to connect, for instance, to the archives in which the acts of the Holy See are available, the magisterial documents, or to catch up on essential minimum News, in practice by reading just a few pages of newspaper online.
      Needless then publish questions, or even critical to his writings, which may not respond.
      If pubblicassimo these materials in the back of his articles, it would be incorrect with respect to whom, for the kind of life he leads, could not answer.

  2. He does not know what, the hermit father, strikes “the soul” of those who thirst for “care of the soul”.
    Our parishes much look after the body: togethers, occasions, appointments and events… but for the care of’ ‘”anima” We believers often do not know to whom to turn.
    It almost seems that the important thing is “take part”, do not “live”.
    We often lost, directionless, especially if we're veterans of experiences that showed off a “depth”, but then they had the sole effect of leaving a bitter taste, to say the least…
    Once you leave, do you feel lonely, The SOS are not heard, but you are told only “Do this”, “do what”, as if doing it all.
    We NEED the care of the soul and a clear and safe authoritative direction.
    If we are to do-it-yourself, that it may be in good spirit, It can never be like walking with a guide.

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