Showing posts with label Don Alfredo Morselli. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Don Alfredo Morselli. Show all posts

Monday, November 18, 2019

"Not Just Saint Peter's Basilica, But the Entire Vatican Should be Exorcised"

Pachamama in St. Peter's Basilica
Theologian and pastor Don Alfredo Morselli speaks with the usual openness about idolatry in the Vatican and encourages an exorcism to purify the Vatican. Il Fatto Quotidiano interviewed him.
Q: Share the appeal of Catholics who complain idolatrous acts during the Amazon Synod. Do you consider them as such?
Don Morselli: I do not know what to call cultic acts of worshiping realities that are not God.
FQ: Some deny it, eg. Bishop Felipe Arizmendi Esquivel, emeritus bishop of San Cristobal de las Casas in Mexico.
Don Morselli: I know: He said that "they are not goddesses; there has been no idolatrous worship. They are symbols of Amazonian realities and experiences that have not only cultural but also religious motives, but not worship, because this is due only to God." It reminds me of a certain priest who was invited to dinner on Friday. When he was served meat so as not to embarrass his hosts, he blessed the meal with the words, "I baptise you cod." That's exactly what happened now. They baptized the idols "cod".
QQ: Why is it idolatry?
Don Morselli: St. Thomas Aquinas defines as worship a cult, in which one uses one's body to worship God, and since we are of two intellectual and sensitive natures, we must offer God a double worship: the spiritual, the spiritual, the spiritual the whole devotion of the soul; and the physical, which consists in the external humiliation of the body (S. Th. II-IIae q. 84 a., 2 co.). In the Vatican Gardens, they have their faces on the ground and the rump in the air: this was clearly an "external humiliation of the body" (and the humiliation of the spectators' eyes), that was an act of worship. In St. Peter's Basilica, she was carried around in procession with songs and prayers ...
Q: Can you not, like Bishop Esquivel, see it as a "symbol of experience" and not as an idol?
Don Morselli: To be an idolater one does not have to consider an idol that one worships to be an idol. It is enough to worship something that is not God. Jesus commanded the devil: "You will worship the Lord your God and serve him alone" (Mt 4:10, Lk 4: 8). The Pachamama, call her "goddess," call her "experience," call her "worth," but it is not "He alone." You do not throw yourself in front of it!
Q: Don Bux said that St. Peter's Basilica should be exorcised. What do you think about it?
Don Morselli: How could I contradict such an outstanding scholar? Moreover, the Scriptures say, "The gods of the nations are demons" (Ps 95: 5). And: "They sacrificed to spirits who are not deities, and gods whom they did not know before, newcomers who had come recently, and whose fathers were not afraid" (Deut 32:17). In any case, when we look at the various scandals, it does not just take an exorcism: it would be wise to bless the rainwater when it rains in Rome. This is faster and it will exorcise the whole Vatican and not only St. Peter's. I speak - so it is clear - of the human misery of some churchmen and not of the Holy Church. And I believe that Church history is always, as John Paul II said, "Church history is a history of holiness".
Q: Could not the Pachamama rituals be seen as an act of inculturation of the faith?
Don Morselli: Cardinal Biffi said culture comes from cultivating and cultivating is a thing that is good and fitting to do. It is not all civilization that produces a people's culture, but only when a people cultivates itself according to the truth. Only God "has done well" (Mk 7:37), but man, through original sin and consent to the devilish temptations, can produce sinful acts that can be reflected in the general practices of a people. And that is not civilization: idolatry and pantheism can not be considered as such.
Q: Do you expect to be accused once more of being an enemy of the Pope?
Don Morselli: I have inherited the spirit of Dubia from Cardinal Caffarra: you can ask the pope questions, but you do not set him down and do not fight him. Just as in politics, when one no longer had any arguments, those "fascists" who were not communists were called "enemies of the pope". But I am a friend of the Pope, of all Popes, Peter to Francis, unlike those who in the past had opposed John Paul II and Benedict XVI. had rebelled and now raise Francis on the shield. One can not cast out the Pope with the Pope and read the ordinary teaching in a spirit of break. However, the doctrine of faith is to be assumed in its unquestioning totality.
Translation: Giuseppe Nardi
Image: MiL
Trans: Tancred vekron99@hotmail.com
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Monday, October 28, 2019

Amazon Synod: "Humanly Speaking, It Must Be Said: It's Over"

Don Alfredo Morselli: "The spearheads of modernism are advancing with the Amazon Synod".
(Rome) Don Alfredo Morselli, one of the first signatories of the Correctio filialis against the spread of heresies in September 2017, is a man of clear words. Consecrated as a priest in 1986, he has since celebrated as a diocesan priest uninterrupted in the Immemorial Roman Rite. However, he was removed from teaching as a fundamental theologian, Exegete and Classical Philologist, and had to change the diocese when the climate became too oppressive. He has been incardinated in the Archdiocese of Bologna for more than a quarter of a century. He has remained faithful to his line. Last summer he said he could not rule out that Pope Francis was surrounded by people "who are heretics". Now the theologian took the position that the Amazon Synod Position is "a controversial meeting full of controversial ideas".
It is important to distinguish different aspects of the synod.
"First of all, Instrumentum laboris, which according to some bishops and cardinals contains heresies. Then the pagan spectacle of those days in Rome. Then the work of the modernist avant-garde, which wants to take the opportunity to change the Church. And last but not least, the Holy Spirit, who will certainly set limits to the mess."
The fundamental theologian calls the distortion of the category of the theological place as the "worst" aspect of the Instrumentum laborisWhat has hitherto coupled the conviction in the religious experience of our faith in the high, will now become the immanent source from below.
"The cry of the poor is claimed as a theological place. In fact, the real place is the supernatural revelation. It leads the social doctrine, which contains the principle to do justice to the poor."
Don Morselli also recognizes the face of modernism in Instrumentum laboris:
"In hatred of the categories of Western thinking (eg substance, nature, form) that must be eliminated according to Instrumentum."
John Paul II said in Fides et Ratio the opposite and named the reason for this:
"The Holy Spirit has instructed the Church to use these categories of thought because they are universally and permanently valid. According to these categories, knowledge - including faith - depends on an external object to which it is aligned. For the modernists, on the other hand, knowledge is inherent and therefore faith is a product of the subject that creates it: the diabolical do-it-yourself religion."
Don Morselli also encounters the "sad spectacle of pagan rites in which the Holy Father participated".
The incident, though somewhat reminiscent of the participation of Father Matteo Ricci SJ (1552-1610) in ancestor worship in China, had the fundamental difference that Fr. Ricci made it clear that it was a bourgeois rather than a religious ritual.
"This distinction is completely absent in the sad Roman shows of these days."
Asked about the efforts to admit married priests, the theologian laughs "not to cry".
"Those who speak of the 'New Paradigm of the Church of Pope Francis' and make such suggestions, repeat a greasy déjà vu. Paul VI. had already rejected the hair-splitting of pastoral charity, according to which the admission of married men to the priesthood is necessary in order not to deny the sacraments to anyone. This pope answered that twelve were enough to spread Christianity all over the world. Priests will be few in number in the world. It is not the number which is important, but the task of making oneself Christlike, because that is exactly what is required of a priest, to be an other Christ."
The situation of the Church is, considered soberly, very serious.
"The work and coalition of modernist spearheads pick up on the legacy of historic modernism and wield it like a trophy of victory. If it were not for the promise of Jesus 'non prævalebunt,' one would have to say: 'It 's over'. Instead, we can say, 'Start over,' I do not know how, I do not know when, but the Triumph of the Immaculate Heart will put an end to this destruction."
Text: Giuseppe Nardi
Image: Youtube / Dogma TV (Screenshot)
Trans: Tancred vekron99@hotmail.com
AMDG




Wednesday, May 16, 2018

The Connection Between Amoris Laetitia and Intercommunion



Blondel's "Philosophy of Action" as a common thread between Amoris laetitia and inter-communion for Protestants.

(Rome) The fundamental theologian Alfredo Morselli, pastor of the Archdiocese of Bologna, who since his ordination in 1986, celebrates only in the immemorial Roman rite, wondered whether the admission of remarried divorcees who are in the state of serious sin because of their concubinage is in effect, a"Trojan Horse" to introduce inter-communion with the Protestants. The theologian is convinced of an inner connection between the controversial post-synodal writing Amoris laetitia and the now discussed inter-communion with the Protestants.

At the center of the current discussion is a decision by the German Bishops' Conference last February to grant communion to Lutheran spouses of Catholics as they share the Church's understanding of the Eucharist. This decision was reflected in the DBK guideline "Going with Christ - Tracking Unity. Confessional Marriages and Joint Participation in the Eucharist."

A minority of thirteen bishops voted against. Seven of them turned to Rome for clarification as to whether such a move was compatible with ecclesiastical doctrines and sacramental ordinances.

Since 2015 it became "obvious in which direction the Pope is pushing"

Last Thursday, May 3, Pope Francis invited representatives of the majority and minority to Rome to discuss the outstanding issues with the responsible Roman dicastery chiefs. According to Don Morselli, the decisive factor in this is the Pope's answer that the German bishops should reassemble themselves and speak about the question until they find a "possibly unanimous" position. Cardinal Willem Jacobus Eijk, archbishop of Utrecht, has already found fault with this papal response as "completely incomprehensible." Although the Catholic doctrine is "very clear" in the matter, Pope Francis did not fulfill his duty to clearly affirm the doctrine.

The Pope's recommendation, according to Don Morselli, should be read in the light of his response to a Lutheran woman in Rome on 15 November 2015, asking Francis if and when she could receive communion with her Catholic husband.

The most important part of the long papal answer was:

"But a pastor's friend told me, 'We believe that the Lord is here. He is present. You believe that the Lord is present. What is the difference?' - 'Well, it's the explanations, the interpretations ... 'Life is bigger than explanations and interpretations. Always refer to baptism: 'One faith, one baptism, one Lord,' Paul tells us, and so draws the conclusions. I will never dare to give permission to do so, because it is not my competence. One baptism, one Lord, one faith. Talk to the Lord and go ahead. I dare not say more."
It was "obvious in which direction the Pope is pushing," says Don Morselli. The decision should be left to the conscience of the individual. Francis gave the impression that the difference between Catholics and Lutherans was only a question of formulation ("We believe that the Lord is present here, you believe that the Lord is present"). The rest is only a question of "explanations and interpretations" : "Life is greater than explanations and interpretations."

Blondel's philosophy of action

The theologian Morselli sees behind this and other formulations of Francis, the thinking of the Frenchman Maurice Blondel and his philosophy of action. The truth no longer corresponds to the objective nature of existence, but to the lifeworld that man "makes" himself.

Morselli recalls that St. Thomas Aquinas teaches the exact opposite, and the Congregation condemned such theses of a pragmatic relativism that claims that "truth is a progressive adaptation of intellect and life according to the experiences and needs of action", in 1924.

Don Alfredo Morselli

Against this background, it is clear that there is a red thread connecting inter-communion with Amoris laetitia. On the one hand, in dogmatic questions, a primacy of life over doctrine is asserted and, at the same time, in moral questions a primacy of life over the object of action. In fact, the true life of faith needs clear instruction and moral life clear guidance as to whether an action is good or bad in itself. Otherwise, "a false primacy of a false life will result," says Don Morselli.

It follows automatically that life can never be a lie. The lack of agreement of one's own life with the truth, which can be seen from the objective nature of things, leads to "life lies." It is true that life is greater and more than the principles of the councils. But it is equally true that without these "explanations and interpretations" no real Christian life is possible.

Therefore, there is no possible "communion" (society) with Jesus and the Church possible if communion is lacking in faith because of the lack of the necessary approval for doctrine. Don Morselli in reference to the words of Pope Francis:

"A gesture that expresses something false is not a, 'life that is greater than explanations and interpretations,' but a lie."
Papal clerical for German bishops

"The Pope's response to the German Protestant was, in order to pick up an illustration from football, a rough draft for the German bishops, so they shoot the ball of inter-communion into an unprotected goal. The Pope even provided a double aid, as there is also a paragraph in the Joint Declaration on the Common Catholic-Lutheran Reformation Commemoration, which was signed on 31 October 2016 in Lund, Sweden," Don Morselli said. It says:
"Many members of our communities yearn to receive the Eucharist in a meal as a concrete expression of full unity. We experience the pain of all those who share their whole lives but can not share God's saving presence in the Eucharistic meal. We recognize our shared pastoral responsibility to meet the spiritual hunger and thirst of our people to be one in Christ. We long for this wound to be healed in the body of Christ. This is the goal of our ecumenical efforts. We wish them to progress even as we renew our commitment to theological dialogue. "
It attracts attention to the unusual pathos, said the fundamental theologian. Pope Francis employs a pathos when he wants to initiate innovations ("Listen to the people's cry"). But then something unexpected happened. The team, in whose goal the ball should have passed, kicked the ball, although the goalkeeper had been set off the field, to the defenders in between.

"The Neomodernists did not manage the goal."

And further:
"The papal invitation to the German bishops to find a unanimous agreement could be understood as an invitation not only to find some common solution, but a solution sought by the pope. But it could also be interpreted in the sense that the Domradio in Cologne did: 'Roma non locuta - causa non finita!'
The Bergoglian Roma, "did not manage to score the decisive goal. The game is still open. With prayer and sacrifice we support the little remnant, the few German bishops, whose numbers are small, but whose hearts are all the greater for this ... and we always remain in the trusting expectation of the promised triumph of the Immaculate Heart of Mary."
Text: Giuseppe Nardi
Image: Vatican.News/Church Militant (Screenshots)
Trans: Tancred vekron99@hotmail.com
AMDG

Thursday, October 5, 2017

Don Alfredo: "It Can Not be Ruled out, That Pope Francis is Surrounded by People, Who Are in Heresy"

(Rome) Don Alfredo Morselli, a priest in the archdiocese of Bologna, well-known in Italy, has just explained in an interview why he signed the Correctio filialis because of the spread of heresiesPope Francis visited Bologna last SundayDon Morselli is one of the first signatories who sent the correction to the Pope on the 11th of August. 
Born in Bologna in 1958, he became an apprentice during his studies and joined the priest's seminary in 1980. He was ordained a priest in the diocese of Massa in 1986 and celebrated in the traditional form of the Roman Rite, although there was no Motu proprio Ecclesia Dei and certainly not Summorum Pontificum. On the Silver Jubilee of his Priesthood, he said:
"When I came to serve in the parish, the priests immediately protested even to the bishop."
He was then sent to Rome for study. Back in his diocese, he was "banished" to two "remote and very poor mountain parishes with dilapidated churches." "Saint Joseph made it possible for both churches and the two bell towers to be renovated and a nursery to be built." There, too, he celebrated Holy Mass every Sunday in the traditional rite and built a church choir. 

In parallel he taught fundamental theology, exegetics and Greek. After the Motu proprio, Ecclesia Dei, he sought to be admitted to the newly founded Priestly Society of St. Peter, but was refused "illegitimately" by a superior authority. He was made to understand that he was denied an appeal in Rome, in order not to impose an additional burden on the Society of Saint Peter, which was already in the crossfire. Instead, he was "gracefully" dismissed from teaching activities.


Don Morselli

Then the situation in his diocese became increasingly oppressive, in 2001 he moved to the Archdiocese of Bologna under Cardinal Giacomo Biffi. The parishes entrusted to him were indebted and the churches were in a miserable condition. Here too, St. Joseph had conceded to him the reconstruction of the church and the coffers. Every day, on Sundays and Labor Day, he celebrates the Holy Mass in the traditional form. He also sought an official place for Mass in the traditional rite in the Archdiocese and was able to win three young priests. At least five priestly and religious orders have emerged from the church. According to the Motu proprio Summorum Pontificum , his new Archbishop, Carlo Cardinal Caffarra, was the first resident Cardinal of Italy to celebrate Holy Mass in the traditional rite. 

"For all of this, the Archbishopric of Bologna, the diocese of Lercaro and Dossetti is not the most favorable environment," as Don Morselli said in the 25th anniversary of the priesthood in 2011. Don Morselli is author of several books.
The interview was conducted by Bruno Volpe of La Fede quotidiana (FQ)

"There is an objective confusion"

Q: Don Morselli, what motivated you to sign?
Don Morselli: The confusion that prevails in the Church, in which false and also heretical ideas and ideas are circulating and spread. To make it clear, as anyone who can read our document unreservedly and unconditionally, the object of the Correctio filialis is not the person of the pope whom no one accuses of heresy.
Q. What are you complaining about?
Don Morselli: The problem has arisen because the Dubia of the four Cardinals to Amoris laetitia did not receive the answer they deserved, as did our letter of August 11th. Because the silence continues, we have made it public. We think that a final clarification is urgently necessary for Amoris laetitia, considering you can see what is happening.
Q. What happens now?
Don Morselli: There is an objective confusion. It is the Church that experiences this confusion both in pastoral care and in teaching. What happens to Amoris laetitia is proof of this. I myself have said in a previous interview that the Church is experiencing her Hell, as the Mother of God announced in Fatima. But I remain an optimist because the Church will endure. The powers of darkness will not overcome Her.
Q: Amoris laetitia spreads heresies?
Don Morselli: The document is against the magisterium and the tradition of the Church and it contradicts what John Paul II has said. This is the concern of our Correctio filialis: to avoid that this document spreads ideas that are objectively heretical. To give Communion once again to married divorced persons is a serious sin. It is heretical. This yielding to situational ethics and circumstances seems to me dangerous. On the contrary, it is rather to be reminded that there are acts which in themselves are bad which can not make any circumstance good. To allow one to the sacraments, who is in the state of serious sin, destroys the Catholic doctrine of Marriage, the Eucharist, and Confession. It is possible that I can not exclude the fact that the pope is surrounded by collaborators who are in heresy and who do not want to be well, but are actually his enemies. I think he's badly advised. I repeat, however, that we are not against the person of the pope whom we do not accuse. It is not an action hostile to him.
Text: Giuseppe Nardi 
Photo: MiL
Trans: Tancred vekron99@hotmail.com
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