Showing posts with label Praxis of Despair. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Praxis of Despair. Show all posts

Thursday, March 31, 2016

Vatican: "All Bishops Should Prepare the Faithful for the Post-Synodal Letter

(Rome) The publication of the post-synodal letter is imminent. All the bishops of the world  will be prompted via e-mail by the Pontifical Council for the Family  to prepare the faithful and the public for the adoption of post-synodal letter of Pope Francis on Marriage and Family.
As reported by La Croix , the daily newspaper of the French Bishops' Conference  the electronic notification comes from Curial Archbishop Vincenzo Paglia, President of the Pontifical Council for the Family . He urged all bishops to convene a press conference - if possible everywhere at the same time, namely, simultaneously, with the press conference in Rome - to present the post-synodal letter of Pope Francis about the family.
The letter is the result of double Synod on marriage and family, which took place in 2014 and, 2015. It is to replace the Apostolic Exhortation Familiaris Consortio  (1981) by Pope John Paul II. During the double synod at the Vatican, there had been violent conflicts between the members of the synod who defended the sacrament of marriage and the Christian moral teachings, and a beneficiary of Pope Francis' minority, Cardinal Walter Kasper, who wants to enforce a change in the Church's teaching by way of a change in practice.
The "Kasperians" have called de facto, for a recognition of divorce and homosexuality. Curial Archbishop Vincenzo Paglia, a member of the Community of Sant'Egidio , stood on the side of the Kasperians.
Paglia's invitation to the bishops stated that the idea of ​​the post-synodal letter  recommended that the press conference should have "an expert on family ministry" done primarily by "a theologian or a pair" who are capable of speaking "to a large audience."
According to leaks, the post-synodal includes a good 200 pages. The probability that it will be read by a wide audience is therefore extremely low. What   overall impression it will give, therefore, is highly dependent on the presentation, the keywords which will be stressed and their playback from the media.
Text: Giuseppe Nardi
Image: La Croix (Screenshot)
Trans: Tancred

Tuesday, June 16, 2015

New Bishop Insults Faithful, Who Receive Communion Kneeling on the Tongue

Dom Wilson is Disturbed by Kneeling Communion
(Brasilia) Do Luis Angotti Wilson Filho made the worst start possible start as he takes over his diocese.  During Communion he asked kneeling faithful to stand up. Fratres in Unum criticized the behavior of the new bishop as "outrageous behavior" criticized Frates in Unum the new bishop.
On June 13, the inauguration of the new Bishop of Taubaté in Brazil took place. Pope Francis had appointed  Dom Luís Angotti Wilson Filho last April 15th  as the new bishop of the southern Brazilian diocese. Taubaté is a suffragan of the Archdiocese of Aparecida. It was established in 1908 by Pope Pius X by making territorial concessions to the Archdioese of Sao Paulo. As Pius XII. established the Archdiocese of Aparecida in 1958, the reduced diocese of Taubaté became the new archdiocese.

"Your Excellency, are You not Ashamed?"

A native of the State of Sao Paulo Dom Wilson was conferred ordination in 1982. In 2011 Pope Benedict XVI appointed him as Auxiliary Bishop of the Archdiocese of Belo Horizonte in the State of  Minas Gerais and Titular Bishop of Tabae, a defunct diocese in southwestern Turkey today.
As for the faithful who knelt for Communion at the inauguration last Saturday, they were "shamelessly" asked by their new bishop, said Fratres in Unum , to stand up and receive Hand Communion. "Excellency, are you not ashamed to begin your episcopal ministry in this historic diocese by such an embarrassing disregard of the law of the Church, which assures the faithful that right?" The Canon Law explicitly provides oral communion as the full and actual form of the reception of Communion while Communion in the hand had been authorized only in the post-conciliar period as an exception.

As Cardinal Baldisseri Was Apostolic Nuncio in Brazil 

Dom Wilson at his inauguration
The Spanish church historian and well-known Catholic blogger Francisco Fernandez de la Cigoña described the new bishop for his handling of the believers, in its direct and colorful language, as "Chulo de mierda". "If the bishop does not respect the faithful, why should the faithful respect their bishop? I am not subject fortunately, to this idiot and therefore am without fear of his shepherd's crook to say what I think," said de la Cigoña.
The appointment of Dom Luís Angotti Wilson Filho auxiliary bishop of Belo Horizonte took place, when Msgr. Lorenzo Baldisseri was Apostolic Nuncio in Brazil. Pope Francis named Baldisseri in September 2013, Secretary-General of the Synod of Bishops and raised him in February 2014 to the cardinal state. At the Extraordinary Synod of Bishops last October, he played an inglorious role.
In 2013 there was another Brazilian Bishop, Archbishop Milton Antonio dos Santos of Cuiabá, who did not allow the  faithful of his diocese to kneel for communion  in a magisterial statement. After violent protests of the faithful, the Archbishop backed down and took back the ban (see Liturgy scandal before Pope's visit to Brazil - Archbishop Wanted Kneeling Communion Ban in German).
Text: Giuseppe Nardi
Image: La Torre de la Cigüeña
Trans: Tancred