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WE ARE THE CHANGE OF AN ERA, THE HOLY FATHER FRANCIS MUST STAY THE PROCEEDINGS AND PROCEED ON THE WINGS OF FAITH
There is a growing army of ranting “Traditionalists” who can not understand thatChurch is not the Holy Father Francis, as he first was of Benedict XVI, Pius XII, Pius X. It was not Peter himself chose as his vicar on earth by the Word of God in person. The Church of Christ is, and is still governed by the Holy Spirit; and as has been and may still be disfigured by men, will always remain holy and immaculate Bride of the Redeemer.
The task of the fathers of the Island of Patmos is to convey the virtue of hope, inviting the living members of the People of God to live and practice this theological virtue that the Apostle Paul puts between faith and charity [CF. The Cor 13, 1-8]. Placed as a virtue because watershed "in the middle" there is no compromise, there is the point of union, l'amalgam. And since the rows of this magazine we are not accustomed to proceed by moods or passions but for broken free from the theological rigor sociologisms and newspeak, it is necessary to reiterate that faith and charity are not even thinkable, without amalgam of hope. Each player inspired by sincere Catholic sentiment, free from the closures originated from 'I want»Increasingly substituted"What does God want from me», will understand that from a faith without hope, or a charity hopeless, will come out a body without a backbone, a clam. And a shellfish can not be the Mystical Body of Christ, the Church of which He is the head and we limbs [on "hope" to refer my previous article, which].
John Cavalcoli, Antonio Livi and I, in various writings have already complained to sorrow, without envy dictated by ulterior motives, as a team of incompetent belonging to the world of so-called "Tradition" it is falling more and more in the role of theologians, ecclesiologists, canonists, Church historians ... without having the preparation and maturity required when addressing certain complex issues in public, or by means of written statements directed at undetermined numbers of readers. It is neither healthy nor Christian practice often lightly soaked omocentrismi the delicate areas of ecclesiology, theology and pastoral; matters to which the three of us spend long years, or decades of life, as in the case of my two older brothers, always accompanying the good doctrine in the pastoral ministry and especially to obedience in faith ecclesiastical Authority. And then, if the blatant incompetence list further presumption and self-righteous fanaticism, everything will be even more serious. And if this aggravating in itself already sufficient in terms of harmfulness, joins as a touch extreme lack of freedom resulting from voluntary confinement in the microcosm of the ideology within which dwells the only true and pure and unique thinking Catholic, then the disaster is total and these individuals will be seriously harmful to all those devout Catholics who often end up in good faith by taking seriously some of their erroneous statements.
For this call Catholics Devotees that are moving with increasing difficulties in these our difficult scenarios ecclesial, looking more and more comfort at us priests, both in the confessional and in spiritual direction, reading the pleasant background articles that accompany the images of the models of perturbing Playboy, but not books Cristina Siccardi and Carlo Manetti, avoiding to drink with them as if they were texts containing irrefutable truths. I'm serious and without penalty scandal: because doing the proper proportions, a magazine erotic result in any case less harmful of fanta-ecclesiologies, theologies of fiction and fiction stories of the Church spread by praticoni burdened by ideological prejudices and poor of adequate knowledge of theology.
As my paradox is evident, inviting good Catholics not to read the works of Siccardi that exploits St. Pius X to pull water to the mill of Lefebvre and advance an ideology of anti-Vatican II, remains entirely undisputed that invite them at the same time not to read even Playboy, because inside there is little uplifting. A similar call applies to misleading conjectures "theological" Mary Guarini, director of the following blogs church&postcouncil, which recently awarded sum sacredness to a external accident, the Latin language [see which], used to implement inevitable discussion behind the lines the authority of the Second Vatican Council, whose seated was formed by all the bishops of the Catholic lacking though the analytical capabilities of the sum theologian Guarini, which would send gladly a famous sermon in honor of St. Alphonsus Maria de Liguori on pride. The Guarini is a lovable person, wife and mother, a life of hard work toand shoulders during which hath been adept in theological studies, I love myself and for this I will not be touched by the fact that she is characterized by a limiting element and at the same time dangerous: the inability to listen beyond herself good teachers, except for those who tell her what she wants to hear, or those being bad teachers and living in the error approve what wrong often says. A woman animated by human seriousness and the best intentions of the sacred liturgy that made its workhorse, although it is not clear the metaphysical concept of immutable substances and accidents outside itself and by itself changing, including the language - which remains an external accident - used to transmit the eternal immutable substance ineffable Eucharistic Sacrifice.
Disquisendo of liturgy and polemic on Novus Ordo Mass the Guarini does not state nor true nor plausible but only the ideological cloaked by an unlikely theological. From some of his writings emerge deficiencies is about the history of the Church is dogmatic about the sacramental, especially when you leave to go to secure statements - taken as such by many -, which in turn make the own circulating it as if they were word. Just one example to understand what I mean when I speak of the damage that can result from deficiencies often supported by the ideology of knowledge: a Catholic I wrote a paper citing the Guarini that doing criticism Novus Ordo Mass and enhancing the The old order, speaks of de-sacralization of the Eucharist also linked to the fact that with the reform of the liturgy, the celebrant took to recite the "formula of consecration" aloud. I answered the young: "Maybe this theologian does not know about the history of the liturgy, hence the reason for which was imposed the recitation of that softly and other parts of the Mass. Choice at all connected to some kind of arcane sacredness linked to audible tone of the words themselves, considering that the Lord Jesus said aloud audibly to the Apostles: "This is my body ... this is my blood"; and as was clear in saying those words, if it had not come down later the Holy Spirit on the Apostles in the Upper Room, these would not be able even to perceive the extent of the mystery that was made through the Word of God made man. The soft voice inaudible assembly, or the so-called Secrets, were imposed for reasons of pedagogical-pastoral, thereby avoiding the People, who had already memorized all the parts of the Mass, to recite aloud with the celebrant the entire Eucharistic Canon. Long would the speech and numerous liturgical rubrics posed by certain "traditionalists" on top of the very mysteries of faith, that arise only for reasons of pure motives and opportunities pastoral, not for some kind of arcane and sacred mysteries; and these motives and reasons are called "accidents external", characterized as such by mutability, those damn that Guarini and the retinue of “Traditionalists” to follow his and other authors of similar area Lefebvrian not likely to change in the sacred elements, but in real idols: l'idolatry del rubricism.
Particular stir made the article "This Pope we do not like» Alessandro Gnocchi and the late Mario Palmaro [see which] containing views and concerns of all legitimate, starting from which we should not only be open to discussion - salt and yeast of the Church of theological speculation - but also to listen. Known however that these people seem too busy to listen to themselves to listen to others. Gnocchi was made also their views, respectable and legitimate, pursuing so decided not bothering to listen theologians, ecclesiologists and pastors in the care of souls that they might have to say to him very, especially some of my older brothers that in half a century of studies, research, application to the ministry and pastoral life of prayer, perhaps they could also send a lot, if his part there was a willingness to listen and eventually to welcome, instead of living folded safety of 'own' the truth that just because you do not have this, you listen meekly and obediently serves equally.
And the truth is serving in the Church, with the Church, for the Church and in the Church, certainly not accusing the Church of not being faithful to the Truth. Unaware that certain thoughts and attitudes are often born very insidious upstream from our idea of Church, because when you are unable to project themselves into the future with hope, then you take refuge in the status quo of a past made static and as such should not ever go. For those who can not live with serenity the present and projected to live in the future hope, not only remains to the refuge in the past, negation, this, fearsome and terrible, who refuses an element not just secondary of our faith: the Church as the people growing and perennial way until the return of Christ at the end of time.
Given then that all these people active in the defense of the Truth and non-negotiable values, always talk about consistency, would be to do a very serious talk not so much about the content of some of their writings, but also on the container in which privileged to time collect them. Speech in which he would also involved the historian Roberto de Mattei, object of my highest consideration yesterday, today and tomorrow. This my perplexity: should, for Catholics who claim tireless defenders of true Tradition increasingly menaced by stormy winds, use as a container of the newspaper as an avowed atheist Giuliano Ferrara, man known for his shrewd intelligence but also known to have gone through everything there was to cross into the world of Italian politics, changing repeatedly chariot and rider, flags and banners? Because if these "masters" of the "Catholic coherence" is not clear, then I will provide to the obvious blatant chiarirgli. Giuliano Ferrara and Eugenio Scalfari are both linked by a connecting element: atheism.
These champions of authentic tradition who sign articles in the paper about an avowed atheist and groaning from his columns about how "we do not like this Pope», have no reasonable right to rend their garments before the talks of the Holy Father with the atheist Eugenio Scalfari, to which we must instead recognize the linear continuity of thought protracted that seems a bit 'lacking in Giuliano Ferrara; all stating, a maximum benefit and well-deserved honor of Ferrara, that only fools never change opinion and often, changing opinion, can be a sign of intelligence and also of consistency. Otherwise instead, forty years ago, Eugenio Scalfari was exactly what it is today, What this could denote both consistency in continuity is lack of openness to an evolution and transformation of human thought. Faced with all these inconsistencies - that are not inconsistencies of Ferrara but some Catholics hard&pure using the columns of his newspaper as a showcase - the key to understanding where we can find adequate response is again encapsulated in one word: ideology.
I would never dare to present myself as a defender of the authentic truth and pure Tradition "The Church is drawing" - place of Truth and Tradition are just devout servant and in the ways in which the Church commands us to be me — I'd never not to publish my writings on The Manifesto Communist, because in addition to the content you need to evaluate the container, who runs it and who directs. That said, I wonder: to all this we have never thought Roberto de Mattei, Alessandro Gnocchi and all the tips of their combative and prominent critic Entourage?
This type of "traditionalists" that I recently compared to the Communists Italian and French before the Russian tanks invaded Prague silent, when to be touched was their darling, the Bishop of Albenga Mario Oliveri [see which], reacted with silence, palesandosi as a new edition of Animal Farm by George Orwell: "All animals are equal, but some are more equal than others ". I regret to say, but the disaster emerged in the Diocese of Albenga, and especially on the side of morality, are not verified incidents of such gravity in the dioceses governed by certain bishops so-called hyper-conciliarists. Then we must assume that these champions of Tradition they receive no special moral problems in their foundations and their Mass in the ancient rite small armies of pluridivorziati; for these defenders of the sacred values of the family not remain troubled, rather just pretend not to see some of their wealthy benefactors sixties that arise in their circles traditional with his girlfriend of three decades Well ..., for these defenders of the sacred family values, Perhaps, also two types of atheism: atheism left, to Scalfari, that atheism is bad because of the left; and atheism right, to Ferrara, instead it is a good atheism, because it is right. And having said that I look forward to denials, not silence, like when I recently accused these people in the public square to have used the poor Franciscans of the Immaculate for ideological purposes bringing them greater harm that could be avoided, sending for this purpose the office the famous “ecclesiologist” and expert “canonist” Zeljko M, author of a book divorced from reality, as to time and place will be demonstrated by the competent offices of the Holy See [see which], place this author, subject my irony to say the least due, does not even know where to lodge, the ecclesiology and canon law; and this not because I say so, but because it shows his book.
I wish these people from morality malleable, capable on the one hand to threaten with their catechisms teenagers toast in the flames of hell if they dare to masturbate, but on the other hand so lenient, or better Blind when it comes to the lives of some of their cheerful wealthy financiers, reassure us that he has never taken a penny from the extreme American right, nor by some wealthy Brazilian entrepreneurs, or by Europeans who got rich by magic in Brazil, through which and because of which there are in that country on the one hand their villas Pharaonic - if anything with adjoining chapel built near the Olympic pool where we celebrate Mass with the Missal of St. Pius V - the other slums and abandoned children on the streets who can not march for life, being too busy trying to save his life. Needless to say: who knows my writing and my books, knows that I am not a member of the Liberation Theology, I am a priest and a Catholic theologian, Apostolic Roman with a certain vocation to give a little 'hard time to the Pharisees hypocrites, saying if necessary to the good loyal: be careful, because those "filter out the gnat and then s'ingoiano camel […] clean the outside of the cup and dish, but inside they are full of extortion and excess " [CF. Mt 23, 24-25], and in this case, in addition to not do what they do, our good faithful do not have to do mostly what they say seriously wrong and diffuse.
In the sixties, the Church celebrated its twenty-first council where not everything went well, but one thing is certain: that Council celebrated by the Fathers of the Church under the authority of Peter has sanctioned the new doctrines that are binding on the whole body of the faithful, especially for bishops, Priests, deacons, the men and women religious. Using the concept of pastoral to reach say above and below the lines that "basically it was just a pastoral council" and as such leaves the time it is, it is not wrong but theologically aberrant. We all know that the Council was followed by a post council that in the name of the interpretation or the application has created problems, with powerful cordate of modernists and theologians that by listening only themselves have fallen in heresy, after creating their own council egomenico and their doctrines. Awareness, this, that not only is clear to me, but which are stuffed, because God has been good enough to get me on my way to meet great men and witnesses of the faith as Divo Barsotti and Cornelio Fabro; because for years they are in connection with the two older theologians together with whom we carry this magazine, both members and heirs of the most distinguished schools of theology, who have lived in close contact with some people for whom it is possible that tomorrow the Church to proclaim the saints and confessors of the faith, as in the case of the young and talented Dominican theologian Tomas Tyn. And the proof of facts, as a man of fifty, I think I have matured a useful feature to me and to the faithful who approach me as a confessor, spiritual director and teacher of doctrine: the wise masters with caution, justice, fortitude and temperance, I listen to them and follow them praising God for giving me blessed facendomeli meet on my way human and priestly. I know better dall'aggredirli or censor, Unless never forget them or deny them in the name of my questionable and arrogant "you're wrong" because "I say…”, then “is true only what I say”.
Be aware however, that within the Church we are experiencing a great crisis of faith that generates a terrible doctrinal crisis and consequently a moral crisis, does not mean to say erroneously, as do Lefebvre and people close to their area, the problem is that the council and that the council after it is the obvious consequence, because this is equivalent in every way to assert that because a young incapable took secretly to a professional driver in his Ferrari, causing an accident with it and damaging the car itself, is the fault of the Maranello factory and Luca Cordero di Montezemolo, who was managing director of the company.
I fear that some do not want to understand that the problebut the Church is no longer the current council or the post council which often has upset the council; the problem is that after half a century by the celebration of the council, after decades of devastation made by the best of the worst of many theologians, Today we have come to the radical change of an era during which will sepoltto the church structure as sin today we understood and lived outwardly, to project in the future become the Church the Mystical Body of Christ that will live up to his return to the end of time. Accidents external, metaphysically speaking, before have changed, then they ended up no longer be adequate to preserve the immutable and eternal essence of the Word of God made man who turned out being born from the womb of the Virgin Mary, dying and rising from the dead; and that before offering himself as a sacrifice, he founded his Church on the rock of Peter, giving us his perennial presence alive through the Eucharist, his memorial holy and living, center and heart engine of ecclesial life.
The danger and the authentic aberration in the world of a certain "Tradition" is to have lost this basic metaphysical concept ended up believing that the existence of the substance depends on the external accidents, from the past that does not pass and that this should be splinted, mummified, up to consider elements such as eternal and immutable external accidents; just as if they depended essentially eternal and unchangeable. No coincidence that I used the term aberration theological understanding in the etymological sense of the term: wander outside the path of truth.
In this time in which the Church is undergoing a radical change of epoch, the central figure and decisive is that the Holy Father Francis, the pope that many Catholics do not like that but at the same time like in all those who have marked their lives on a live and think a non-Catholic. Many who feel disoriented or embarrassed by some of his gestures end up by saying "we do not like this Pope». Some examples: the Supreme Pontiff who opens her hands clasped to a small altar boy asking "have you glued hands?» [which], saluting with pollicione up like old Uncle of America, you put a nose clown next to a married couple with a lot of bride introduced to the presence of the Holy Father a bit 'too discovery and scollacciata. Or the latest of series: in apostolic visit to the Philippines, the Holy Father greeted by a pair of horns together with one of his cardinal. Obviously it was immediately explained hereinafter that the gesture, in Filipino culture, has nothing to do with rock satanic which they did immediately recall the apocalyptic and hunters antichrists, it is a gesture that means: "I saw Love».
Obviously I'm not the first to discuss fears and false modesty clerical on what can be undesirable a similar gesture made by the Roman Pontiff taken by photographers and television stations across the world, Also because it is said that it is neither simple nor easy to explain to many Filipinos do not - that the majority of the inhabitants of this world - that those horns mean "I love you" and that this is not a gesture instead of straight out of a scene from the film The Marchese del Grillo, where the great Paolo Stoppa in the role of Pius VII closes play comic by the horns, after the Roman nobleman played by another great, Alberto Sordi, had toppled as usual using the Supreme Pontiff on the chair gestatoria, who felt the shock blurts: "You want me to break your neck?». Replica gentleman joker: "Holiness, a dead pope if he makes another!» [see which]. But it was precisely Paolo Stoppa in the role of Pius VII and Alberto Sordi in those of the Marchese del Grillo, was not the reigning Pontiff in apostolic visit to an Asian country in the company of one of his cardinal, surrounded by photographers and cameramen of the press agencies and television stations across the world, while both ended up immortalized smiling with a nice pair of horns printed on their right hands.
In Jewish tradition archaic, to seal a faithful solemn promise the men would put his palm open on the genital organ, on which he had been impressed with the circumcision Covenant Alliance. Well, say that the Holy Father, after eating peppers in the evening and other heavy foods decides the next morning to create me Cardinal, thus risking to cause cardiac arrest in all those examples that certain paradoxical because they do not make them in the red biretta us hope for real. I doubt that during the consistory, receiving the red hat, I would take my hand genital organ to manifest through a significant gesture archaic my faithful devotion to the Roman Pontiff even to the shedding of blood, I would limit myself to kneel and kiss his right hand. Why I am I, are not the Marchese del Grillo revived, at least during the public official ceremonies, and then, in private with friends, I can be even worse than the collegiate nobleman played by Alberto Sordi.
Another complaint I sometimes hear is "this Pope is not adequate '. If we think about it no one is suitable to be a priest, bishop, Roman pontiff. A certain offices, within which lies the mystery of the Church and the mystery of the sacraments of grace, one can never be adequate. Not even the saints were worthy to participate in the ministerial priesthood of Christ or to become successor of the rock on which Christ himself has built his Church. As proof of the above-written would be enough to go to St. John Vianney or St. Pio of Pietrelcina and ask: "You feel worthy, to participate in the mystery of grace to the ministerial priesthood of Christ, true?». I'm afraid that the second of these two saints, in a particular way, He could have reacted in a violent way. Among other things we must never forget that Peter himself, chosen by the Lord Himself, was a limited man who showed all its weaknesses and frailties. So let's see what the other hand: and if the Holy Father Francis slammed in his face in a direct and healthy as any of us, from him, is adequate, before the mystery of grace of the ministerial priesthood? And if behind the lines, beyond certain gestures sometimes baffling, would break the patina of all those processed accidents external changeable by means of which, through layers and layers of solidified clericalism and Dad&flesh with the worst worldly powers, we ended up feeling even appropriate to that for which no human being can be said to be suitable and worthy? And if the Holy Father wanted to dispel all those structures and those trappings that have come to be used not to honor and dignity to the Holy Church of Christ - as it should be - but the clergy who hold themselves to using their high honors excuse the honor that we must always pay tribute to the Holy Bride of Christ, to which no building, no metal, no stone and no fabric can be sufficiently valuable? Why poverty should always end up under the steps of the altar and inside the churches the word sloppiness should be banned, because God always offers you the great and the maximum.
Three months after his election, responding to an interviewer, I defined the Holy Father Francesco an enigma. And every man in his own way it is [see which]. Today, after almost two years, I confirm what I said at the time, with a certainty gained further: behind this conundrum is the Holy Spirit, we do not know yet how it will operate. One thing is certain: is operating, are we that we are not yet able to decipher his work; perhaps not even the individual concerned is able to understand the plans that God intends to accomplish through him.
I am saddened by the continuing rise of magazines telematics behind traditionalism conceal sedevacantism. It is blasphemy that would-Catholics put in the network of blogs titrated See Journal FALLEN [acts seat apostatic], where to make the Roman Pontiff, indicated as an apostate, object of insults and insults. It is distressing to note the large number of sites and blogs chasing catastrofismi apocalyptic in the most unadulterated sense of the term, because the Revelation of the Apostle John is the book of hope par excellence that tells the great conquest of the ancient enemy, l'Antichrist, whose defeat is already written since the beginning of time. The Apocalypse is the triumph of faith, hope and charity in an eschatological key. And all Gentlemen and Ladies much titrated and noble I mentioned one by one in my article, are directly guilty of all this, because for these people, they and their writings, represent a reference point, therefore have little to do false lovers Church suffering inside, because the truth is quite another: with a foot are inside it, with each other between Lefebvre who idolize the past that does not pass and the sedevacantists catatonic.
In one of several sites Vera&Pure Tradition time ago I read the rant of a priest of the Society Of Saint Pius X showing that the squalor of a theological education and training for the priesthood perhaps guided by four formulas of neo-scholastic decadent however misunderstood, explained that the reigning Pontiff was just punishment given by Christ to the Church for the drifts post conciliar. That in the post council there were some serious drifts is indubitable, readers who follow us on these pages telematics know how and by what reasoning articulated fathers the island of Patmos have always shown one by one. State, however, that Christ, through the Successor of Peter, punish his Church, is such stupidity that does not even deserve the high title of heresy. How can exist and find followed by petty minds to the point to say that Christ, by Peter on which he built his Church, decided to punish himself ...? Just so: himself! Because the Church is the body of which Christ is the head and we are living members. The Church of Christ is, is not of the Popes of the period before the Second Vatican Council or of the next. The holiness of the Church of the Body of which Christ is the head, is in that power of sanctification which God exercises despite human sinfulness. For this reason the Church is defined by Ambrose chaste whore, holy and sinful, while paragraph VIII of the dogmatic constitution Lumen Gentium recital:
Christ, "Saint, innocent, immaculate " [cf. EB 7, 26], knew no sin [cf. 2 Color 5, 21] and came only to expiate the sins of the people [cf Eb 2, 17], The Church, embracing in its bosom sinners and therefore holy and always in need of purification, always follows the path of penance and renewal.
Affirm that the Church is sinful is misleading, if the whole is expressed out from a clear context such as that which refers Sant'Ambrogio or Lumen Gentium; because sinners are the men who make it up and that often disfigure.
I'm not afraid to admit with pain and honesty that many of our seminaries and theological faculties from many of our priests come out of the worst heresies stuffed modernist, or grown with poisonous teologismi of Karl Rahner. But also by the “Blessed” seminar Ecône out apparently disturbing priests able to speak of Christ, who through the successor of Peter, the Church punishes. For this I wonder if at Ecône, where, however, recite or sing The profession of faith in beautiful Latin "sacred", Are not accustomed to recite words that sound something like this: We believe in one, holy, catholic and apostolic Church. Or are we to infer that after Vatican II, the Church has lost its inherent sanctity and indefectibility, has ceased to be the body of which Christ is the head and that is why she was punished by God? Why say that Christ punishes his Church is theologically consistent as it would be to say that God the Father, through his sacrifice on the cross, castigated the Son and the Holy Spirit, disagreeing on such choice, ended in turn to get angry and fight with him.
To all those who feel uneasy about noses clown, horns greeting to Filipinos and so, I repeat what I often repeat in the confessional or during spiritual direction to many of the faithful bewildered: go beyond the man himself and worshiped the truth of faith in the mystery of the Church built on Peter, who received a mandate from Christ sent his own ministry of authority in all its successors. The Church is not the Holy Father Francis, as he first was of Benedict XVI, Pius XII, Pius X. It was not Peter himself chose as his vicar on earth by the Word of God in person. The Church of Christ is, and is still governed by the Holy Spirit; and as has been and may still be disfigured by men, will always remain holy and immaculate Bride of the Redeemer.
During the Second Vatican Council 1 del l'assise, Blessed Pius IX did impress these words about the relationship between faith and reason:
[…] although faith is above reason, there can never be any real discrepancy between faith and reason. The same God, indeed, who reveals mysteries and infuses faith, has also deposed the light of reason in the human […] not only faith and reason can never be in conflict with each other, but there may be a mutual help. The right reason, indeed, demonstrates the fundamentals of the faith, illuminated by its light can cultivate the science of divine things; faith liberates protects reason from errors and enhanced by multiple cognitions. For this, The Church, is far from opposing to the study of the arts and human disciplines, anything but the favors and promotes in every way [Session III 24 April 1870, Chapter IV: "Faith and Reason"]
One hundred and twenty years later, St. John Paul II, referring to the teaching of his predecessor Pius IX, in his Encyclical Fides et Ratio wrote:
"Faith and reason are like two wings on which the human spirit rises to the contemplation of truth. And God has placed in the human heart a desire to know the truth and, in definitiva, to know Him because, knowing and loving God, can also come to the fullness of truth about themselves ".
Up to a certain point, we used the reason, with which we came to the big open door of faith, now, to cross the door of hope beyond which there is Christ, Proceed with a real act of faith, which is not a blind act, but an act that certainty entirely summed up in the Creed. In the Holy Father Francis we must see the mystery founding of the Church, without getting trapped in front of the entrance to this door wide open, netted un nose grant clown and a pair of horns. Because the Holy Spirit is working and Christ will save anyway his Church. And in a future, perhaps close, when we will be revealed those who were God's plans, understand that this Pope was the fruit of grace and mercy of the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit. For this I need to pause the reasonable human judgment and proceed on the wings of faith, then believe, worship and follow the rock on which Christ built his Church.
Can some "traditionalists", apocalyptic cosmic, discoverers of antichrists, hunters alleged heresies papal, worshipers of headings and a static past that must not pass, indomitable defenders of the fly of their non-negotiable values everybody subjective yet Gobblers professionals camel, abandon the dark charm homocentric of Pelagius and follow faithfully the pattern of the holy bishop and doctor of the Church Augustine of Hippo, despite seeing it all and beyond all God's work even in poor and inadequate person of the Holy Father Francis, servant of the servants of God, not up before the Mystery as always we are all of us born with original sin and subject to the snares of evil, but potential and extraordinary means of grace and salvation.
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