Showing posts with label Bl. Rolando Rivi. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Bl. Rolando Rivi. Show all posts

Saturday, November 23, 2013

Leftist Kulturkampf Against Young Blessed --- Who Always Seems to "Offend"

(Rome) Who owns the school? A particular political direction? How does indoctrination take place in the school? Or in other words: why does a particular political spectrum put so much value to the state and the state's control, which allows control of the school and  in order to control citizens  by the state? A small example from Italy, which is exemplary. The history of northern Italy is not the history of Italy, much less the history of Germany or Austria, Switzerland is the exception anyway. Nevertheless, parallels will be readily apparent. Names and historical contexts change, but a certain methodology remains the same. It's about the history of sovereignty
On 5 October Rolando Rivi was beatified ( see separate report ). The only 14-year-old high school student was murdered by Communist partisans on 10 April 1945 out of hatred for the faith, a few days before the war ended. Kidnapping and execution of the young seminarians took place in the Italian Emilia, in the so-called "Triangle of Death", which was controlled at the end of the war by Communist associations. Armed groups, who were  fighting against fascism and the German occupation forces, but not for freedom and democracy, but for the establishment of a Soviet Republic. A truth of this political side is not  heard happily today  and is largely concealed in the formation of public opinion. That was also the reason why the beatification of the young martyr,  just 68 years after his murder was possible.
But the Left is always outraged and their censorship always works. In Rio Saliceto in Rivis' home,  an exhibition about the young Blessed was shown on the occasion of the beatification. The compulsory education of Rio Saliceto interrupted regular classes for visits to the exhibition. The visit was part of Catholic religious education and was directed, anyway.  only to students who are registered for religious education.

The Rationale

The exhibition  was held in the parish hall "which  some parents wanted  to see as an insult to the Resistance" as the local press reported.  Since the Resistance is called in Italy the partisan resistance "against Nazi fascism." The  main support of armed resistance were Communist organizations.
Under pressure from the parents, the school director ended the exhibition visits. Before school he had a leaflet in which he justified the decision with "lack of time", "to question the exhibition from a historic and didactic point of view in the larger context."
Giuseppe Pagliani, group spokesman for the citizen's  opposition in the council,  sees the decision as merely "another episode of intolerance and censorship to dim the memory of the young martyr, because you want to hide the crimes of the Communist partisans."   There are aspects of resistance, "for which they can only be ashamed. Therefore, you do not want that the students learn that there were communist partisans, who cold-bloodedly murdered a boy of 14 years, while shouting,  'tomorrow we have one priest less.'"  The school's decision is all the greater when, Anne Frank is mentioned. But the memory is a caricature, if it takes place under the ideological sign.

Left censorship

In the "Red Emilia" it always come back to these cases of censorship, as Giuseppe Pagliani. Rolando Rivi was a nuisance for the Communists in 1945 and he is a nuisance for them even today. "The Communist trade union CGIL and Partisan Association ANPI have engaged pressure  for years  to block any attempt to name a street or a place after Rivi.  Efforts were made in several places, including the cities of Reggio Emilia and Modena," said Pagliani. The intention is clear: The general aim was to prevent the name of one of the many innocent victims of the Communist partisans from being known and receiving public importance. "Since Rivi has been beatified, his tragic story is but better known. More and more people learn of what has been concealed. Thus, those who are  influenced by communism like the  Emilia region, have to face their own history, " said Pagliani.
Text: Giuseppe Nardi
image: Una Fides
Trans: Tancred

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Sunday, March 31, 2013

63 New Blesseds -- Rolando Rivi Murdered by Communists at the Age of 14

Edit: Vere Surrexit Dominus, Alleluia!  New Beatifics!

(Vatican / Reggio Emilia) On Maundy Thursday Pope Francis approved the beatification of 63 Catholics, among them are also martyrs of the Spanish Civil War.  Along with those who will soon be beatified are included Rolando Rivi, a young Italian seminarian of Castellarano in the Emilia region,  on whom Giovannino Guareschi has also based his Don Camillo. Rivi was shot on 13 April 1945  because of the anti-religious hatred of Communist partisan in the province of Modena.
The young Catholic who had come from grade school to the small diocesan seminary, died at the age of only 14.  His killers had kidnapped him during the end of the civil war raging in northern Italy  in the mountains of Emilia during the Second World War. What now in the history books is usually glorified uncritically as the "Resistance," is presented as a resistance against the "Nazi-fascism", that the fight against the German occupation forces and against Italian fascism was in fact in some areas of northern Italy, a civil war in which it came to who would hold the power in the postwar period. The Communist partisans took up arms, not only against German troops and Italian Blackshirts, but for the establishment of a Soviet Republic with the dictatorship of the proletariat and thus against all non-communists, including especially the Catholics.

Left  historical misrepresentations are addressed and overcome

The "Resistance,” was  understood by many Communist brigades as the spark for a communist revolution, also in Emilia. Therefore Rolando Rivi  only  a 14 year old boy, had to die, and with him, dozens of priests and religious, who were brutally murdered in the "death triangle" of Emilia.  Not because they were suspected to have been fascists or had fascist friends, as Leftist historiography and "partisan tradition” would like to tell it, but because they defended the Catholic faith, which the Communist revolutionaries wanted to eliminate.
Rolando Rivi was a young lad of Catholic parents, whose greatest desire was to become a priest. He would rather die than take off his cassock as his killers had asked of him. [How many Communists in modern seminaries today want their young men to remove their cassocks and wear street clothes!]
The beatification process had entered eight years ago into the decisive phase after two dioceses, those of Modena, where the martyrdom took place, and that of Reggio Emilia, the home diocese of Rivi, completed the preliminary investigations.  In 2005  the two dioceses promoted the cause from a joint committee, in order to promote the causa.

His greatest desire was to become a priest - grown reverence among believers in the Pacific

The admiration for the young seminarian was in the religious people has grown over the years after the war during the peace. Publicly it was by grace, miracles and healings, whose testimonies were collected from the two dioceses.  From different countries today, the faithful flock to the hills of the Apennines to the Romanesque church,  in which  Rolando Rivi lies buried.
Pope Francis recognized with his signature on Holy Thursday, that the young seminarian was not murdered by the Communist partisans for political reasons, but in odium fidei, out of hatred for the faith.
A decision that is to challenge in those events and help to ensure greater attention  in the post-war period "canonized” by Leftist historical misrepresentation. It is therefore an important signal that the first choices of the new Pope's beatification of Servants of God were killed by  two different totalitarian ideologies which were yet opposed to God, which rocked the 20th and persecuted the Church.

Martyrs of totalitarians, Godless ideologues, raised to the altars

Among the 63 Catholics whose beatification Pope Francis signed, there is also the Dominican, Father Giuseppe Girotti, who was killed in 1945  in the concentration camp at Dachau.
Archbishop Luigi Negri of Ferrara said after learning of the beatification: "The meeting with Rolando Rivi meant in my life, the encounter with the experience of a radical adherence to Christ and to the Church, which dominates the boy's age and state wide. A faith in granite, a simple but robust faith that allowed him to stand faithfully and firmly even before the outbreak of the wildest anti-Christian hatred, with humility and realism.  Evidence which is also aimed at the youth of today and certainly not unheard of today”  says Monsignor Negri for the Nuova Bussola Quotidian.

Archbishop Luigi Negri: "Rolando Rivi is the St. Aloysius Gonzaga of the third millennium"

Archbishop of Ferrara compared the soon to be blessed Rolando Rivi with another great young saint. "I believe that Rolando can be the Saint Aloysius Gonzaga of the third millennium, because in him the same faith freshness and the same size of the witness of faith which shines forth"
Rolando Rivi is in fact already beatified with the papal signature. In the coming months, however, a solemn Rite of Beatification will take place in Modena, where the Prefect of the Congregation for the Causes of Saints will read the decree of the Pope.
Rolando Rivi is the first Italian Blessed, who was in a junior seminary and the first among the 130 priests and seminarians who were killed during the Civil War with Italian Communists.
Text: Giuseppe Nardi
Image: Modena diocese