(Rome) The origin of the Denarius Sancti Petri, better known as Peter's Pence, dates back to the 8th century. This donation, collected around the high festival of the Apostles Peter and Paul, is reflected in the collection from the world, expressing the faithfulness of the faithful to Christ's representative on earth. The Peter's Pence can also be donated via the website of the Vatican. There was a surprise yesterday.
On the website is the Peter's Pence:
"Peters Pence is an economic contribution, which believers use as a sign of their affinity with the manifold tasks of the Successor of Peter to support his concern for the needs of the universal Church and for the love service to the needy. "
The responsible Vatican office takes advantage of the Internet and is also active on Facebook and Twitter. The motto of Peter's Pence has become "Give with joy".
Yesterday, the Twitter account appeared with a photo of the Polish ex-priest Krysztof Charamsa and his gay life companion was advertised.
On 3 October 2015, shortly before the beginning of the Second Bishops' Synod on the family, Charamsa "outed" himself and demanded a recognition of homosexuality by the Church. He accused the Catholic Church at a media press conference of "discriminating" against homosexuals. Charamsa was then released from all tasks at the Vatican, where he worked for the Congregation for the Doctrine and the Faith. His Polish home bishop suspended him from the priesthood.
The ex-priest wrote a book that has already been translated into eight languages and published by the largest publishing houses. Whoever represents the "right" opinion is encouraged.
The photo, which was published yesterday on the Peter's Pence account, comes from the press conference of 2015. The picture remained a few hours on the net and was then removed. The Vatican press office apologized for the incident, stating that the administration of the Twitter account had been outsourced. Which PR agency or association it manages was not said.
But it was hardly a mistake. At the same time, Google has been advertising in innumerable ways directly or subliminally for homosexuality. Yesterday, for example Google included the omnipresent homosexual flag and the reference to the 66th (!) Birthday of any homo activist.
The message, published on Twitter along with the Charamsa-Photo, read:
"The Church is joyfully on the way to hear unrest."
The passage comes from the morning sermon of Pope Francis from the past May 4th. On the following day, Osservatore Romano published a summary:
"That is the other key concept, the second step: the Church, which understands to hear, the Church, which knows that there is a disturbance in every heart: all men, all women have a restlessness in the heart whether good, bad or ugly, but this unrest is there. Listen to this unrest. One must listen to what people feel, what the heart of these people feel, what they think. Even if they think wrong things, because it is necessary to understand well where the unrest is. In fact, we have all the unrest in us, and the Church must find the unrest of the people. "
Text: Giuseppe Nardi
Image: Twitter (screenshot)
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