Saturday, November 11, 2017

the blabbering modernist never stops...

Dear brothers and sisters, good morning!

I cordially greet all of you who attend the third International Symposium on the Apostolic Exhortation, Amoris Laetitia, convened by the Office for Pastoral Care of the Family of the Italian Bishops’ Conference.

The theme you have proposed: The Gospel of Love between Conscience and Norm, is of great importance, and can illuminate the path that the Churches in Italy are taking, in order to respond to the desire for family that emerges in the soul of the young generations. Love between a man and a woman is obviously among the most generative human experiences; it is the leaven of a culture of encounter, and introduces to the present world an injection of sociality. Indeed “the good of the family is decisive for the future of the world and of the Church. (Amoris laetitia, 31)” The family born of marriage creates fruitful bonds, which reveal themselves to be the most effective antidote against the individualism that currently runs rampant; however, along the journey of marital love and family life there are situations that require arduous choices, which must be made with rectitude. In the domestic reality, sometimes there are concrete knots to be addressed with prudent conscience on the part of each. It is important that spouses, parents, be not left alone, but accompanied in their commitment to applying the Gospel to the concreteness of life. On the other hand, we know well that “we are called to form consciences, not to pretend to substitute them. (Ibid., 37)”

The contemporary world risks confusing the primacy of conscience, which is always to be respected, with the exclusive autonomy of the individual with respect to the relations that he entertains in life.

As I said recently to the Pontifical Academy for Life, “There are those who even speak of ego-latry, that is, of a true worship of the ego, on whose altar is sacrificed everything, including the dearest affections. This perspective is not harmless: it molds a subject that looks constantly in the mirror, until it becomes incapable of turning its eyes to others and the world. The spread of this attitude has most serious consequences for all the affections and ties of life. (5 Oct., 2017)” This is a “pollution” that corrodes souls and confounds minds and hearts, producing false illusions.

Romano Guardini, in a text on the subject of conscience, indicates the way to the search for the true good. He writes: “From this imprisonment in myself I am free only if I find a point, which is not my ego: a height higher than myself; something solid and working in my interior – and behold! Here we are come to the core [...] that is, to religious reality. That good [...] is something alive. [...] It is the fullness of worth, which belongs to the selfsame living God. (La coscienza, Brescia 1933, 32-33)”

In the very depths of each one of us there is a place wherein the Mystery reveals itself, and illuminates the person, making the person the protagonist of his story. Conscience, as the II Vatican Council recalls, is this, “most secret core and sanctuary of a man. There he is alone with God, Whose voice echoes in his depths. (GS 16)” To the Christian falls the task of being vigilant, so that in this sort of tabernacle is no want of divine grace, which illuminates and strengthens married love and parental mission. Grace fills the amphorae of human hearts with an extraordinary capacity for gift, renewing for the families of today the miracle of the wedding feast at Cana.

Commenting on that Gospel episode, I have been able to say that, “By transforming into wine the water of the jars used ‘for the Jewish rites of purification’ (Jn 2:6), Jesus preforms an eloquent sign: he transforms the Law of Moses into the Gospel, bearer of joy. (Gen. Audience, June 8, 2016)” Jesus points in particular to the medicine of mercy, which cures the hardness of the heart, restoring the relationship between husband and wife, and between parents and children.

Dear Brothers and Sisters, I wish all the best for your work in this Symposium. Let the Church in Italy help to assimilate and develop Amoris laetitia’s content and style; may she contribute to the formation of family group animators in parishes, associations, and movements; may she support the journey of so many families, helping them to live the joy of the Gospel, and to be active cells in the community. I bless you, and I ask you, please, to pray for me.


  1. We need to pray that he gives the world some respite by keeping his big, fat pie-hole shut for a while.

  2. That was generated by a babble program, right? Utter nonsense strung together to mimic thoughts.

  3. Sen Menendez was accused in 2012 of partying w/underage 'hookers' in the Dominican Republic yet he is still in the senate in 2017. In New Jersey, that bastion of corruption, the jury is deadlocked, but who has called for his resignation from the senate? Why hasn't Allred called for the senate to hold hearings on him? Does anyone believe a Trump supporter just contacted Allred out of the blue? Allred who continually tried to sink Trump w/sex accusations. Allred who didn't defend any women who accused Mossad pedophile agent Jerry Epstein. Allred whose daughter Bloom was going to represent Harvey Weinstein AGAINST women. Harvey Weinstein who was given help from Mossad. Mossad that was running Epstein and Ghislaine Maxwell w/their pedophile entrapment ring. Epstein who served 13 months.

    Bloom was born Lisa Bray, the daughter of Gloria Bloom (later Allred)[6]

    Attention Gloria Allred & Lisa Bloom why aren't you representing women sexually molested as minors by Jeffrey Epstein?

    Gloria Allred press conference on new accuser, Ray More allegations ...

    Gloria Allred’s daughter heralded a press conference with a woman who has accused Trump of raping her as a teen—only to cancel it at the last minute.

    Here We Go Again: Gloria Allred Trots Out Alleged Eleventh Trump ...

    Menendez jury deadlocks, judge orders them to keep trying to reach a verdict

  4. Allred lying about what Dershowitz is doing(Epstein's lawyer and accused pedophile (on CNN)); see what the other commentator says about Dershowitz insinuating himself into the suit in order to do discovery etc. [no calls for Dershowitz or Prince Andrew to resign or step aside based on accusations w/out a trial.].

    Meanwhile: "Dershowitz played a key role in negotiating a secret provision in Epstein’s plea deal that immunized “any potential co-conspirators” from federal prosecution. In other words, Dershowitz negotiated an agreement that (if the allegations against him are true) shields him from prosecution for participating in a child sex-trafficking ring.

    A deeper examination of the case suggests a cadre of sleazy operatives led by Alan Dershowitz deployed gangster-style intimidation tactics that averted a deeper probe that might have implicated enormously powerful individuals, including Dershowitz.

    The federal government had mountains of evidence to put Epstein behind bars for decades for child sex-trafficking and serial molestation.

    Epstein procured and molested no fewer than forty underage girls, some from other continents and as young as twelve, in a trafficking ring that involved some of the most powerful people in America and around the world, including “numerous prominent American politicians, powerful business executives, foreign presidents, a well-known Prime Minister, and other world leaders,” according to the court filing.

    While none of the power players are named, Epstein’s private plane pilot, Larry Visoski, identified former Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Barak [who referred Harvey Weinstein to Mossad], former Colombian President Andrés Pastrana Arango and former US President Bill Clinton as regular passengers who likely witnessed Epstein with underage girls on his private planes.

    In the end Epstein landed an unprecedented sweetheart deal that saw him plead guilty to solicitation of prostitution from minors while receiving blanket immunity for him and his co-conspirators from other federal charges. When all was said and done, Epstein served just thirteen of his eighteen-month prison sentence in the private wing of a Palm Beach Jail, where he was given a pass that allowed him to leave the prison grounds for up to sixteen hours per day for work."

    Ehud Barak referred Weinstein to ex-Mossad agents he hired to quash allegations [bully women]

    Where's the investigation of Israel trying to influence U.S. elections? Where's the collusion investigation? Where's the investigation into 911? Who blew up the World Trade Center?

  5. That was verbose philosophical nonsense. He used over 600 words to say, "Heterosexual marriage and a family are a good thing." Let me make a 600-word statement to the Symposium about Amoris Laetitia, and I will add some other very important points.

    He could have talked about how important romantic love within marriage is to God, and how that is why to even consider committing adultery is a sin. He could have said that pornography and all lust without love are in opposition to that. He could have noted that women are used as sex toys by men, and are brainwashed into liking it, into wanting it, until they even defend their neurotic desire to be sex objects for men. He could have talked about how hedonism caused this, because when the pursuit of pleasure is popular in a society, then men will use women for sexual pleasure. He could have noted that a woman may be perfectly proud of her beautiful body, but show it only to her husband, the one man who loves her; and that she can do this because of pride in herself, knowing that God declared immodesty a sin precisely because He cares about women. He could have talked about how homosexuality hurts a man, that it is not about pride vs. shame, but about self-interest; and how God declared homosexuality a sin because he cares about men.

    I just used one-third of the words that Francis did, and made several more important points.