Daily Archives: June 12, 2014
Today, the greatest event in the world of football (or, as you might say, soccer) begins: the World Championship.
I was blessed with two victories of Italy in my lifetime, and solemnly promised to the Lord in 1982 I would never ask for another grace like this if he gave me that one. Which he did, and Marco Tardelli’s goal (with the spontaneous eruption of joy that became famous, and which in general makes us Italians so beloved everywhere… 😉 ) is etched in my mind as in the mind of countless Italians.
To have your Country winning the World Championship in your early Twenties is simply astonishing. I knew it would be sheer haughtiness to ask for more.
But I prayed during the penalties in the final of 1994, in the USA, against Brazil. To my defence, I must say I accepted the verdict with Christian resignation. But I prayed nevertheless. We are all spoiled children, never happy with what is given to us.
I prayed again during the penalties in 2006. This time, I prayed like a condemned man in front of the execution squad. The thought of losing two World Championships at the penalties was simply too much to bear.
Once again, I asked knowing I had perfectly no right to.
God was good to us, again.
Seriously, I will not ask this time. I know I truly have no right.
No, I won’t.
I mean, not even if the occasion arises.
At least I will try…
Because I am a spoiled child, never happy with what is given to me…
As we are informed of the dramatic events in Northern Iraq, where Muslim extremists too mad even for Al Kaida have taken the old city of Mosul, forcing the Christians to flee to avoid a predictably atrocious treatment, we should fondly remember all those who, in these years, have denied, or minimised, or justified, or in any way masked the danger coming from what some people call, with remarkable witticism, the religion of peace. If there is anything Muslims do not lack, it is Westerners toadying to them.
The most influential among these willing or involuntary fifth columns of the religionists of blood-soaked peace is, of course, our very own Bishop of Rome.
Francis is truly persuaded there must be something really good in the religion of the Mohammedans. He sends a warm message to them for Ramadan, and invites them to spiritually fruitful heathenism. He invites illegal immigrants – because that’s what they are, the very moment you open your big Pollyanna eyes – to “hold on to their Korans”, evidently persuaded rich blessings will derive from such a blasphemous holding exercise. He then proceeds to invite Muslims in the Vatican, allowing at least one Muslim cleric to sully the place with his own heathenish prayers.
We should, in fact, be grateful to Francis. He teaches us tolerance, and understanding. The same understanding the ISIS now, in turn, show to the population they are so happily occupying.
Hold on to your Korans, ISIS rebels and terrorists! You will make Francis proud!
The link is here, but the text is below in its entirety (and beauty).
The study mentioned in the linked text is here.
One has the impression the battle lines are forming.
God bless the SSPX.
Christus vincit, Christus regnat, Christus imperat!
Statement by Bp. Bernard Fellay, Superior General of the Society of St. Pius X, on the new pastoral approach to marriage according to Cardinal Kasper
What will happen at the Extraordinary General Assembly of the Synod of Bishops that is to be held October 5 – 19, 2014, dedicated to “the pastoral challenges for the family in the context of evangelization?” This question is asked with great concern, since during the last Consistory, on February 20, 2014, Cardinal Walter Kasper, at the request of Pope Francis and with his emphatic support, presented the topic of the next Synod by making supposedly pastoral overtures that…
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