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Tuesday, November 5, 2013
(Paris) The French magazine Catholica had a conversation with the priest Ariel Gualdo di Stefano Levi, a Jewish convert who became a Catholic priest. The conversation had been already published last 28th of June in number 120 of the magazine. Nevertheless, take a look at what Levi di Gualdo has to say, he who is known for his direct and unvarnished analysis. The conversation was about how a lobby, says Levi di Gualdo, often triggered aggressive and oppressive media campaigns against the Pope during the pontificate of Pope Benedict XVI.. Since the surrender of the German Pope, however, complete silence prevails. The lobby seems to have reached their goal and may, as the priests of the diocese of Rome, continue undisturbed in their decomposing mischief.
In the years after the Second Vatican Council, says Levi di Gualdo, there has been a return to the situation that prevailed before the Council of Trent. A situation which is characterized by decay and worrying infighting. The resignation of Benedict XVI. represented an unprecedented event, the culmination of a crisis which coincided with the 50th anniversary celebrations of the Council. No coincidence, as the priest says. Especially when you consider that this Council actually was meant to rejuvenate the Church institutions and wanted to give believers new vigor. The resignation of Benedict XVI. remains hard to decipher. Many would, in this connection with unruliness, because many tensions and power struggles have become gradually visible, says Catholica.
Among the authors who comment on the situation of the Church, is counted the Roman priest Ariel Levi Stefano di Gualdo "because of his clear language." He is the author of several books. Including a book about the "Zionist Century" and the 2012 published memoir "And Satan Made Himself Triune" against the "satanic triad" of relativism, individualism and disobedience (see separate report from "Egomaniacal" Council for Homosexualization of the Church - Ariel Levi di Gualdos ). In 2013 a pamphlet by him appeared between the resignation of Benedict XVI. and the election of Pope Francis, called "Quanta cura in Cordibus Nostris. An encyclical in the form of a motu proprio" on the Pontificate of the Pope named Benedict XVII. In the "Encyclical" Ariel Levi di Gualdo outlined the principles that would be necessary for a fundamental renewal of the Church in his view.
Catholica: In your latest book you write about the role of certain Roman dicastries behind many serious scandals. Could you explain this situation in more detail and especially explain where the lack of some curial services is troubling and where are the compromises?
Levi di Gualdo: In this book I explain that we have indeed made the Second Vatican Council, but are then returned to the practice over the years in the period before the Council of Trent, with all their corrupt machinations, their moral decay and their concern for internal power struggles. Now that for half-a-century dialogue and collegiality has been discussed ad nauseum, previously unknown forms of clericalism and authoritarianism have occurred. The progressive master of dialogue and collegiality uses aggression and coercion against anyone who is not as "religiously correct" as he thinks. One can always ridicule the dogmas of faith, can always deconstruct it according to an anthropocentric logic, but woe to those who criticized the "holy" and "infallible" character of the Magisterium of some theologians, who are imbued with Hegelianism and the theology of Karl Rahner, a thinking that leads them to the side of modernism and heterodoxies of any kind: this one is ostracized by the united cliques in both the Roman Curia and in the Pontifical Universities.
It should be added that since 1970, homosexual clergy were admitted whose number has grown considerably over the years by cooption. Today they form a veritable mafia style lobby, powerful and ready to destroy anyone who gets in the way.
There are processes in view for the revaluation of values - the good is made into evil, virtue is wrong and vice is vice versa - that are so advanced that sound doctrine is converted into heterodoxy, if any of these clergy will be revealed to the competent authority with evidence and witnesses, the sentencing of one of them would be enough to jeopardize their whole system. So you saw in many cases that innocent people were punished and excluded, and the guilty who were protected, even though they themselves were guilty of serious moral transgressions. If it proved to be opportune to remove someone from the Roman Curia, they were taken by the bishops and protected in the dioceses which have formed influential circles, mainly surrounded by homosexuals. Again, this system is as corrupt, as it is impossible to do otherwise, because if a culprit is punished, he would take revenge and carry away all the other members of the mafia in his downfall. One must therefore protect him, no matter what the cost. The overall impression is of a contradiction in the government of the Church: that is evident in the proposals of some Prelates.
Catholica: What do you think are the reasons that restrict the freedom of ecclesiastical authority in this way?
Levi di Gualdo: It is paradoxical that the appointment of people just increased during the pontificate of "theologian Pope" in key positions of Church leadership, who are in stark contrast to the theological premises of Benedict XVI: prelates of dubious theology or a weak profile given the current challenges of the new evangelization. A common set of attributes characterizes it: behind an outward humility lies a preference, but is a preference for their own person but not the Church. I do not know how you will assess this pontificate in a few decades so glowing with its teaching, which is contradicted by the presence of such persons.
Currently, however, I wonder how the hidden influence of some could be so powerful (in the style of power brokers) works to make our Peter so powerless, to be a sailor without a crew in a leaky ship sailing through the stormy waves and winds.
But it is certain that in the Gospel there can be no room for misunderstanding: God will not judge us by our words, but by the wisdom of our works (Matt. 11:19). We will have to answer for ourselves before God for the talents He has given us, and possibly also for the talent that we have buried for fear of thieves (Matt. 25:14 ff). I believe that the Pope has a talent from God as sovereign that is both difficult but also precious and fruitful to use: "You are Peter and on this rock I will build my church." A talent that requires that the person receiving it, has to engage in particular for the fact that "the gates of Hell will not prevail against it" (Mt 16:18).
Without a doubt, the historians, when they study this pontificate, which took place in such a difficult and painful era, deep in this context of decadence that weighs on the church, will provide evidence that Benedict was trying with great effort, in the best sense, to act for the Church of Christ, in the context of what was allowed him to do in the circumstances. The masses will surely not shout upon his death, "Santo Subito". But it is likely that not in a few decades he will be called "Santo sicuro" and will certainly be canonized [...].
Text / Translation: Giuseppe Nardi Image: Fides et Forma Trans from German: Tancred firstname.lastname@example.org Link to Katholisches... Here's another translation from the original French Rorate...
Saturday, March 23, 2013
(Pisa) A serious liturgical abuse occurs in the Italian city of Pisa with its famous leaning tower next to the cathedral. The Archdiocesan seminary is open to the public for Holy Mass every Wednesday. On this day, the seminary organized a contribution to youth ministry, a “Bible class", to learn about the Bible. The Mass is not celebrated in the seminary chapel, but next door in "a horrendous chapel which is connected to a student's home. I've never seen such an ugly chapel, that I can not even describe it, it is so ugly,” says Ester Ledda of the website Papale Papale.
The seminarians wear "instead of cassocks, horrendous shirts that would put even Monsignor Ravasi into a state of shock." The celebrant, “who, contrary to the homily, amazingly rushed the Eucharistic Prayer", he invited cleric and lay, to the following Communion: “Communion can be taken under both kinds: first the bread and then the wine. You must get the Sacred Host from me and then dip into the chalice, which the deacon holds. "
"I was speechless," said Ledda. A lot of people are present, it is a coming and going, beginning with the priest to the deacon, then with the host in the hand from one place to another. “Which was immersed in the blood of Christ's bleeding body, drops of His blood trickling down. One holds his hand under it, which he then wipes his trousers, others go with the immersed wafer back to her place, and take it there after first seating themselves. The drops fall on the way to the floor. "
Readers have confirmed the report by PapalePapale of the "Eucharistic Self Service" from personal experience.
The rector of the seminary, Don Roberto Filippini is one of the 63 signatories of the "Letter to the Christians", the Italian version of the priest-rebels. Likewise, the former chaplain of the seminary, Don Severino Dianich.
The militant Jewish convert and Catholic priest Ariel Levi di Gualdo reported the seminary of Pisa on PapalePapale: "Over the past two years, several former seminarians, good guys, turned to me asking if I could recommend you a Catholic seminary. They had been forced to leave this modernist-philoprotestantische nest because they were guilty of being Catholic. In the present state of things, we can say that Pisa is no seminary, but a chicken ranch, in which the bad priests are made by bad teachers and all that under the pale shadow of the archbishop, whose weakness has long been known. What are these seminarians, with an underdeveloped or immature understanding value of the sacred tomorrow as a priest? Nothing. "
Levi di Gualdo recalls the ecclesiastical rules which categorically forbid that the believer takes to himself the Lord's body and the chalice of the blood of Christ, that it was forbidden to believers and that passing the body of Christ and the Chalice, is strictly prohibited and that a believer may take the consecrated Host himself immersing it in the blood of Christ or the blood-soaked body of Christ is also prohibited: No. 160 of the General Regulations for Roman Missal, No. 9 of the instruction Donum Inaestimabile the Congregation for Divine Worship and the Discipline of the Sacraments and the No. 94 and No. 104 of the Instruction Redemptionis Sacramentum same Congregation, to name just the most recent documents.
Text: Giuseppe Nardi