by Fabio Giuseppe Carlo Carisio for VT Italy
First posted by VT on January, 12. 2020. Updated with new links tied to the topics focused
“I hate sin! Fortunate our country, if it, mother of law, wanted to perfect its laws and customs in this sense in the light of honesty and Christian principles”
Saint Pio from Pietrelcina
These words were certainly pronounced by Italian Friar Pio before 1959, the date of the publication of the volume which contains its pearls of Christian and Catholic wisdom, but above all human and social, so current as to appear prophetic. I read them today, for certainly divine inspiration, in the diary “Good Day … A thought for every day of the year” from the special edition for the beatification of 1999 by the Apulian Franciscan then canonized by John Paul II in 2002.
Francesco Forgione (Pietrelcina, Benevento, 25 May 1887 – San Giovanni Rotondo, Foggia, 23 September 1968), appears suited to the Minor Order founded by the St. Franciscus from Assisi since his baptism by virtue of the name, which in order to adhere to the monastic life changed Pio (Pius), keeping faith with the meaning of this denomination with his works of spiritual and material mercy and with his religious devotion beyond all ecclesiastical persecution.
The friar of the Stigmata of the Passion of Christ, painful and bleeding for fifty years, was a Capuchin Franciscan much loved and equally disputed, not so much for the ways at times a little rough with the sinners from vacillating repentance or the “Gospel- do-it-yourself ”, as much as for his love for the truth expressed with clear sincerity and luminous simplicity.
This virtue has always been the most opposed in the history of the world, as the sacrifices of St. John the Baptist and Jesus Crucified recall, guilty of denouncing the moral corruption of their times, not sparing powerful as Herod Antipas or religious congregations such as the Pharisees. It also arouses curiosity, even for those who are devoted to me, to read the enlightened words of Saint Pius who is a very concise phrase mention themes that have become increasingly rebounding today such as country, law, laws, customs, honesty and, above all, Christian principles.
His brief thought is even more stentorian in this Third Millennium in which the Catholic Church is also slowly sliding towards the drift of other confessions such as the Lutheran Protestant which, in order to hold onto the faithful sinners, has come to annihilate two thousand years of social doctrine Judeo-Christian accepting homosexual unions banned as an abomination from the Old Testament to the Letters of St. Paul to the Corinthians.
SAINT PAUL’S LETTER ABOUT HOMOSEXUALITY
Being a man of refined culture Saul di Tarsus knew well the perverse inclinations widespread in the Hellenistic world where pedophilia was a habitual practice especially in the form of pederasty, another name of sodomy with very young boys.
«Don’t you know that the unrighteous will not inherit the Kingdom of God? Don’t be deceived! Neither the impure, nor the idolaters, nor the adulterers, nor the effeminate (malakoi), nor the homosexuals (arsenokoitai), nor the thieves, nor the misers, nor the drunkards, nor the abusers, nor the robbers, will inherit the Kingdom of God (1 Cor. 6,9-10)».
I do not write these things to discriminate or abhor homosexuals, it is clear, but only to admonish them as “brothers” in Christian terms on the content of the Holy Scriptures. Therefore, I am writing to you why never a Church that dares to call itself Christian can “justify” such a sin as it cannot legitimize idolatry, Adultery, thievery, intoxication, robbery, slander and greed for material goods.
Moreover, Paul’s words do not echo as a severe anathema but as a thoughtful warning. The last of the apostles (he chose the name of Paulus because in Latin means small), in his affectionate epistolary “caritas” does not use the grim warnings of the Son of God.
«Woe to you, teachers of the law and Pharisees, you hypocrites! You give a tenth of your spices—mint, dill, and cumin. But you have neglected the more important matters of the law—justice, mercy, and faithfulness. You should have practiced the latter, without neglecting the former. You blind guides! You strain out a gnat but swallow a camel.
Woe to you, teachers of the law and Pharisees, you hypocrites! You clean the outside of the cup and dish, but inside they are full of greed and self-indulgence. Blind Pharisee! First, clean the inside of the cup and dish, and then the outside also will be clean. Woe to you, teachers of the law and Pharisees, you hypocrites! You are like whitewashed tombs, which look beautiful on the outside but on the inside are full of the bones of the dead and of all putrid. In the same way, on the outside, you appear to people as righteous but on the inside, you are full of hypocrisy and iniquity (Matthew, 23,23-28)».
This condemnation is reserved by the Messiah to priesthoods, that is, to those who have a special “gift”: the management of the Holy Temple and the Holy Scriptures. While Paul simply warns sinners that in so doing they will not enter the Kingdom of God but do not prescribe public pillory or stoning.
To clear the field of any misunderstanding about homosexuality as about the concept of divorce is Jesus Christ himself in the quotation from the Gospel of Matthew 10, 5 responding to the Pharisees on the question of repudiating his wife: «For the hardness of your heart he wrote for you this rule. But from the beginning of creation he made them male and female; for this the man will leave his father and mother and join his wife and the two will become one flesh. So they are no longer two, but one flesh. Therefore man does not divide what God has joined».
Today’s words of Saint Pius, reported precisely in the thought of November 24, really open the Pandora’s Box of the evils of the world. Let us carefully re-read his sentence: «I hate sin! Fortunate our country, if it, mother of law, wanted to perfect its laws and customs in this sense in the light of honesty and Christian principles».
FROM THE SIN OF ADULTERY TO DIVORCE IN ITALY
“I hate the sin” is the fulcrum of the gospel teaching of Jesus Christ and of the Magisterium of the Catholic Church: to hate the sin but not the sinner. And above all be ready to welcome him when he is insincere repentance of his sins. What did Jesus say to Magdalene?
«You are forgiven. Go and sin no more». What he said to the stoners of the adulteress: “Who among you is without sin, throw the first stone”. But this does not mean, as interpreted by some raving homilist, that the woman who betrayed her husband was a “poor woman” to be pardoned superficially.
It simply means that no one had the right to put her to death for her sins: only God can decide the fate of a human being’s life because he is the only one capable of truly reading in his heart the repentance and the desire for repentance.
The Gospel, therefore, teaches us not to condemn and also exhorts us not to judge: «Do not judge and you will not be judged; do not condemn and you will not be condemned; forgive and you will be forgiven (Luke 6:37) ».
But Jesus is equally rigorous in reiterating the condemnation of sin: “Now, if your brother has sinned against you, go and take him back between you and him alone; if he listens to you, you have earned your brother; but if he does not listen to you, take one or two people with you, so that each word is confirmed by the mouth of two or three witnesses. If he refuses to listen to them, tell the church; and if he refuses to listen to the church, both for you as the pagan and the tax collector (Matthew 18,15-17) ».
After pointing out his hatred for sin, the friar of San Giovanni Rotondo commends Italy as the mother of law, in reference to Roman jurisprudence, thus placing it in a role of historical and world privilege, in a great act of devotion, also institutional towards the nation of which Saint Francis is patron.
Finally, there is the wish that he can perfect his laws and customs in the light of honesty and Christian principles. The more I re-read these sentences, the more truly apocalyptically prophetic they appear to me.
Pio da Petrelcina assumes this name becoming a Capuchin Franciscan on January 22, 1903, at only sixteen; seven years later, on 10 August 1910, he was consecrated a priest. In 1916 he was transferred to San Giovanni Rotondo, on the Gargano, and here, in the convent of S. Maria delle Grazie, an extraordinary adventure of thaumaturge and apostle of the confessional began for Father Pio.
On September 20, 1918, the Capuchin received the stigmata of the Passion of Christ which remained open, painful and bleeding for fifty years: until his death. arrived on September 23, 1968, at the age of 81, when they disappear from his body (link to his complete hagiography at the bottom of the page).
Two years later, the National Law 898 of 1 December 1970 (confirmed by the 1974 referendum) sanctions the right to divorce which represents the first step of the disintegration of the family, the cradle of the Christian biblical tradition and millennia before the Jewish tradition, a hearth of charity but also a protective fortress of children.
In the daily chronicles, we now see the evident consequences of social destabilization that that norm has produced: abuse of minors, children disputed between spouses, violence against women (and also on men) accentuated by traumatic separations, often for futile reasons, often also the result of complaints made up for a faster divorce, as attested by distinguished marriage lawyers. Paladins of the right to separation can stun us with a flood of words, but the negative results are these …
ABORTION IMPOSED BY ROCKEFELLER IN US
In the same year 1970, Nelson Aldrich Rockefeller (Bar Harbor, 8 July 1908 – New York City, 26 January 1979), third son of John Davison Rockefeller Jr, the only heir of the homonymous patriarch of the Standard Oil family, during his tenure as New York Governor passed the first American bill to legalize abortion.
Precisely this choice, considered too liberal within the Republican Party, prevented him three times from winning the primaries for the presidential elections, forcing him to settle for being then appointed vice president of the United States (1974-1976).
But he was proud to the point of vetoing another bill that would restore the ban on abortion. This is his official statement: “I don’t think it’s right for a group to impose its vision of morality on an entire society.”
The New World Order theorem was beginning to appear forcefully on the international scene, like a wolf in sheep’s clothing, even under the guise of spiritual effervescence. As Reverend Philip E. Wheaton’s review of the book “In Thy Will Be Done: The Conquest of the Amazon: Nelson Rockefeller and Evangelism in the Age of Oil (1996)” well written by Gerard Colby and Charlotte Dennett explains.
Colby and Dennett document how Nelson Rockefeller and the largest American missionary organization worked with the United States and foreign governments to secure resources (oil, etc.) in Latin America and “pacify” indigenous peoples in the name of democracy, corporate profit, and religion, causing massacres and genocides.
Wheaton states: “Thy Will Be Done provides the American people with an illuminating framework for understanding the machinations of corporate interests and how the Rockefellers have exploited sincere spiritual motivation in their search for profits and power.”
Nelson Rockefeller, in addition to being the great financier of the Italian entrepreneur Bernardo Caprotti in the project of the Esselunga supermarket chain, was a trusted man in the Coordination of Inter-American affairs and protégé of the 33rd degree Freemason Franklin Delano Roosevelt, former Governor of New York and US president from 1933 to 1945.
Further, iI shouldn’t be forgotten that Freemasonry has strongly rooted in North America thanks also to the intense propaganda activity of its “black pope” or the Southerner General Albert Pike, suspected of being an occultist and Satanist as well as among the founders of the Ku Klux Klan.
During the long “reign” of the brother Roosevelt the American Allies landed in Sicily with the help of the international relations of the Masonry of the Supreme Council of the Ancient Accepted Scottish Rite (with a mother lodge in Washington and headquarters in Palermo) and the support of the mafia families forced to flee overseas from the hunt for gangs launched by the prefect Cesare Mori by order of the leader Benito Mussolini.
EXCOMMUNICATION OF FREEMASONRY AND ANTI-CHRISTIAN LAWS
Mussolini, on the other hand, on February 11, 1929, aware of the criminal intent of international Freemasonry, had signed the Lateran Pacts between the Kingdom of Italy and the Holy See for the institution of Vatican City and the reopening of dialogue between Italy and the Pope interrupted in 1870 for the breach of Porta Pia, or the armed raid in the Papal States hatched by the same Anglo-Italian Freemasons who appropriated the capital after having united Italy in blood with the landing in Sicily of the Thousand troops of Freemason Giuseppe Garibaldi financed by notables of the Grand Lodge of England such as Henry Jonh Temple, III viscount of Palmerston.
In 1884 Pope Leo XIII promulgated the encyclical Humanus Genus with the ex-communication of Freemasonry. A handful of years later Ernest Nathan, grandson of those who gave asylum in London to the Freemason Giuseppe Mazzini, a terrorist wanted throughout Europe since 1848, became the first non-aristocratic Mayor of Rome after being Grand Master of the Grand Orient of Italy, the nation’s most important Masonic consortium.
It is reasonable to believe that the good Padre Pio had no knowledge of all these puzzling historical interconnections that are easy to reconstruct today thanks to the internet.
And it even seems terrible to think that divorce in Italy and abortion in the US, two of the main scars to Christian morality, were launched in 1970: exactly 100 years after the treacherous assault on the Papal States. Look like a giant plot more than a coincidence…
On May 22, 1978, the Italian Republic also transposed the law for the termination of pregnancy which, according to ProLife and ProVita, caused at least 6 million deaths with an evident weight on the demographic decrease. This happened only ten years after the death of the Franciscan of Pietrelcina who hoped that his motherland of the law would perfect his «laws and customs in the light of honesty and Christian principles.
While due to diametrically opposed regulations these days Gospa News has told the story of a Christian girl from Florence bombed with powerful psychotropic drugs to which she is intolerant and then forced to abort against her will.
On June 5, 2016, Parliament approved the law on Civil Unions which legalizes the rights of homosexual couples strongly desired by the majority of the Democratic Party government and immediately signed without hesitation by the President of the Republic Sergio Mattarella, in spite of the boasted Catholic faith of this last and of various exponents of the PD.
Fabio Giuseppe Carlo Carisio