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mercredi 26 avril 2017

Le Salon Beige - blog quotidien d'actualité par des laïcs catholiques: Des ecclésiastiques, dont des évêques, voteront Marine Le Pen

Le Salon Beige - blog quotidien d'actualité par des laïcs catholiques: Des ecclésiastiques, dont des évêques, voteront Marine Le Pen

Des ecclésiastiques, dont des évêques, voteront Marine Le Pen

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26 avril 2017

Le collectif Antioche réunit des prêtres et des religieux de tous âges, ruraux et urbains, à différents niveaux de la hiérarchie ecclésiastique, qui ont souhaité prendre leurs distances par rapport à l'hystérie électorale ambiante – qui n'a, hélas, pas épargné certains bureaux de la Conférence épiscopale. Il nous a demandé de publier le communiqué suivant:

La Conférence des évêques de France (CEF), tout en affirmant ne pas le faire, donne des consignes de vote aux catholiques français. C'est un fait puisqu'elle a dénoncé ouvertement un parti politique, et un seul. Son porte-parole l'a déclaré en 2015 : « la position de l'Église en France sur le Front national n'a pas varié ». Selon lui : « le rejet de l'étranger, le refus de l'accueil de l'autre, une conception et une vision de la société renfermées sur la peur, posent problème » et un « certain nombre de points développés par le Front national ne sont pas conformes à la vision que l'Évangile nous invite à défendre ». Il s'est fendu d'une déclaration bien orientée, dès le soir du 1er tour à 22h.

Nous ne discutons pas ce droit de dénonciation. Une question se pose, pour s'en tenir à l'enjeu du 2e tour de 2017. Qu'en est-il du programme de M. Emmanuel Macron, ultra-libéral oligarchique, mondialiste, transhumaniste, technocratique, anti-famille, européiste, euthanasique, abortif et eugéniste assumé ? Bon nombre de points ne sont pas plus conformes à l'Évangile ou aux principes non négociables de l'Église que chez son adversaire, en particulier si l'on en croit le Pape François et Laudato si'.

Une méthode honorable (et surtout courageuse) aurait été de rechercher le positif dans chaque programme proposé au vote des Français. Il aurait été possible ensuite, avec équité, d'énumérer les points négatifs de l'un ou l'autre candidats. Chaque catholique aurait été ensuite renvoyé à sa conscience d'adulte, pour faire son choix en toute responsabilité, sans être traité comme un mineur. Au lieu de cela, un discours flou, parfaitement tendancieux, mêle chantage moralisant et péché par omission.

Pourquoi ce « deux poids, deux mesures » ?

Force est donc de constater que les propos de la CEF se trompent de cible avec une régularité d'horloge depuis 30 ans. Ils ne sauraient donc plus ni mobiliser ni intimider quiconque, en tout cas pas nous. Nous ne regardons plus la télévision depuis longtemps, nous ne lisons plus vos déclarations, Messeigneurs… Nous étions à la Manif pour Tous et à la Marche pour la Vie et vous n'y étiez pas… La situation s'aggrave chaque jour. Nous partageons la souffrance d'un peuple que vous fréquentez bien peu. Tout cela interroge, pour parler votre jargon.

Voilà pourquoi, sans « appeler » à voter, ni « canoniser » personne ni aucun programme, sans donner de leçons de morale à quiconque, sans jouer sur la peur, soucieux du bien commun politique dans le « moindre mal », nous disons paisiblement que nous voterons pour Mme Le Pen dans deux semaines.

Posté le 26 avril 2017 à 18h45 par Le Salon Beige | Catégorie(s): FR , France : Politique en France , L'Eglise : L'Eglise en France
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UK Bishop urges Christians to ‘rise up’ against secular totalitarians: ‘Enough is enough!’ | News | LifeSite

UK Bishop urges Christians to 'rise up' against secular totalitarians: 'Enough is enough!' | News | LifeSite

UK Bishop urges Christians to 'rise up' against secular totalitarians: 'Enough is enough!'

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PORTSMOUTH, England, April 25, 2017 (LifeSiteNews) — UK Catholic bishop Philip Egan is calling upon faithful Catholics to "rise up" and fight back against "dangerous ideologies" threatening the "Christian patrimony" that made England great. He is asking them to reclaim their Christian heritage and to make sure that the heritage is passed onto their children in state schools. 

"We need to rise up to the challenge. We need to roll back the agenda. We need to revive and celebrate our Christian history, art and architecture, music and literature, liturgy and ethics," he said during his homily delivered during the Easter Vigil Mass on April 15. 

"We need to promote in state schools a renewed knowledge of the Bible, of basic prayers, and basic Christmas carols, of the history of the Church, and of the saints who established and fashioned the character of these islands," he added.

"In this mission, we Christians are crucial. We Catholics are crucial. Because much of what has made this country great has been nurtured by our tradition. We need by prayer, word, and deed to lead the new evangelization of our land," he urged. 

Egan said the "two dangerous ideologies" of "fundamentalism" and "secularism" are battling for supremacy in this day, just as "Communism and Fascism" fought each other in the 20th century.

"On the one side is fundamentalism, religion without reason. It breeds fanaticism, violence, terrorism, to cause disruption and to force upon others its extremist views. This is a tragic reality in the volatile nations of the Middle East. It now threatens the west also," he said. 

"On the other side is secularism, reason without religion. Its champions seek to privatize religion, driving it out of the public domain. Egged on by Stonewall [a homosexual activist group] and by others, secularists are on the rise in local government, in education, in the media, in the social services, in the BMA, in the Equalities and Human Rights Commission, in the European Court of Justice, and in many other institutions too," he added. 

The bishop said secularists are "hellbent on burying the Christian patrimony of this land," proposing "Orwellian changes to our language" and placing "ever more draconian restrictions on religious expression, even on what we wear."

"Both fundamentalism and secularism are extremes. They are totalitarian. They are destructive of the human person. They pose a grave threat to human happiness and to a healthy society," he said. 

Egan emphasized the dangers of secularism to the nation by quoting from an address given by Pope Benedict XVI in 2010 when he visited the UK's Houses of Parliament. 

"[Benedict] argued that religion and reason, together in fruitful dialogue, both are needed to ground a truly free, pluralist, and democratic society, a home for all. Otherwise, if we let secularism prevail, British culture will become increasingly unhinged, adrift, prey to emotionalism and to the latest pressure group," he said.

"As we know, this is now having lethal consequences for the weakest, for the unborn child, for the handicapped, the elderly, the dying," he added. 

Bishop Egan said Christians this Easter need to rise up and say "enough is enough."

The bishop is known as a faithful witness to Catholic moral and social teachings, especially those involving life, marriage, and family. 

In 2015, he issued guidelines for parishes giving to charities, teaching that the charities must not oppose Church teaching, giving as an example a charity that is connected to the "grave moral evil" of promoting contraception and abortion. 

In 2014, he said before the Vatican's Extraordinary Synod of Bishops that Catholic teaching on marriage cannot simply change because "progressively-minded Catholics" want it to. 

In 2013, the bishop criticized a bill giving homosexuals the right to "marry." He called "gay marriage" the logical and "inevitable outcome of a process that has been gathering pace since the sexual revolutions of the 1960s."

Last year, Bishop Egan visited all 76 Catholic schools in his diocese, urging them to "create an authentic Christian ethos." He proposed that the curriculum focus exclusively on Christ, that the schools emphasize daily prayer, and that they seek to foster vocations to the Christian teaching profession.

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Relevant portion of Bishop Philip Egan's Easter Vigil homily, April 15, 2017

In our world, two dangerous ideologies are mounting. Just as in the 20th century it was Communism versus Fascism, so in the 21st a new battle is brewing. 

On the one side is fundamentalism, religion without reason. It breeds fanaticism, violence, terrorism, to cause disruption and to force upon others its extremist views. This is a tragic reality in the volatile nations of the Middle East. It now threatens the West also. 

On the other side is secularism, reason without religion. Its champions seek to privatize religion, driving it out of the public domain. Egged on by Stonewall [a homosexual activist group] and by others, secularists are on the rise in local government, in education, in the media, in the social services, in the BMA, in the Equalities and Human Rights Commission, in the European Court of Justice, and in many other institutions too.

Hell-bent on burying the Christian patrimony of this land, they propose Orwellian changes to our language and place ever more draconian restrictions on religious expression, even on what we wear. Both fundamentalism and secularism are extremes. They are totalitarian. They are destructive of the human person. They pose a grave threat to human happiness and to a healthy society. 

Now, during the papal visit in 2010, Pope Benedict gave an address to the Houses of Parliament in which he argued that religion and reason, together in fruitful dialogue, both are needed to ground a truly free, pluralist, and democratic society, a home for all. Otherwise, if we let secularism prevail, British culture will become increasingly unhinged, adrift, prey to emotionalism and to the latest pressure group. 

As we know, this is now having lethal consequences for the weakest, for the unborn child, for the handicapped, the elderly, the dying. 

This is why this Easter, as Christians, it's time we said, 'enough is enough!' 

We need to rise up to the challenge. We need to roll back the agenda. We need to revive and celebrate our Christian history, art and architecture, music and literature, liturgy and ethics. 

We need to promote in state schools a renewed knowledge of the Bible, of basic prayers, and basic Christmas carols, of the history of the Church, and of the saints who established and fashioned the character of these islands. 

In this mission, we Christians are crucial. We Catholics are crucial. Because much of what has made this country great has been nurtured by our tradition. We need by prayer, word, and deed to lead the new evangelization of our land.

Cardinal Sarah: Church is facing ‘grave risk’ of schism over morality | News | LifeSite

Cardinal Sarah: Church is facing 'grave risk' of schism over morality | News | LifeSite

Cardinal Sarah: Church is facing 'grave risk' of schism over morality

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NEW YORK, April 24, 2017 (LifeSiteNews) -- Cardinal Robert Sarah warned that the Church's unity is being threatened by influential leaders within the Church who "insist" that national churches have the "capacity to decide for themselves" on doctrinal and moral matters. 

"Without a common faith, the Church is threatened by confusion and then, progressively, she can slide into dispersion and schism," he said. 

"Today there is a grave risk of the fragmentation of the Church, of breaking up the Mystical Body of Christ by insisting on the national identities of the Churches and thus on their capacity to decide for themselves, above all in the so-crucial domain of doctrine and morals," he added.

Catholics profess every Sunday in the Nicene Creed that the Church is "one, holy, Catholic, and Apostolic." These are often called the four "marks" of the one true Church. 

Sarah, who comes from Guinea, made the comments when asked in an April 18 interview with the charitable organization Aid to the Church in Need about the relationship between the "African Church" and the "Universal Church."

The Cardinal, who is the Prefect of the Congregation for Divine Worship, said that, strictly speaking, there is no such reality as the "African Church."

"The Universal Church is not a sort of federation of local churches," he said. "The Universal Church is symbolized and represented by the Church of Rome, with the Pope at its head, the successor of Saint Peter and the head of the apostolic college; hence it is she who has given birth to all the local churches and she who sustains them in the unity of faith and love."

Sarah's remarks will be seen by some as opposing a push by Pope Francis to give bishops' conferences in individual countries more power, even to settle doctrinal and moral disputes. 

In his 2013 Exhortation Evangelii Gaudium, Pope Francis called for a "conversion of the papacy" that would help him "exercise" the Petrine ministry. He criticized in the same document "excessive centralization" of power in the office of Peter, suggesting that bishops' conferences should be empowered with "genuine doctrinal authority." 

Francis also wrote about a decentralized Church in his 2016 Exhortation Amoris Laetitia. He wrote: "I would make it clear that not all discussions of doctrinal, moral or pastoral issues need to be settled by interventions of the magisterium…Each country or region, moreover, can seek solutions better suited to its culture and sensitive to its traditions and local needs."

According to Archbishop Stanislaw Gadecki, president of the Polish bishops' conference, the Pope told Polish bishops last year that a decentralized Church would be able to interpret papal encyclicals and to solve contentious issues, such as giving Communion to civilly divorced and remarried Catholics.

In the interview with Aid to the Church in Need, Cardinal Sarah said that the Church will grow throughout the world only if it is united by "our common faith and our fidelity to Christ and his Gospel, in union with the Pope." 

"As Pope Benedict XVI tells us: 'It is clear that a Church does not grow by becoming individualised, by separating on a national level, by closing herself off within a specific cultural context, by giving herself an entirely cultural or national scope; instead the Church needs to have unity of faith, unity of doctrine, unity of moral teaching. She needs the primacy of the Pope, and his mission to confirm the faith of his brethren,'" he said. 

Later in the interview, Sarah said the Church would be "gravely mistaken" to think that social justice issues such as combatting poverty and helping migrants were her real mission. 

"The Church is gravely mistaken as to the nature of the real crisis if she thinks that her essential mission is to offer solutions to all the political problems relating to justice, peace, poverty, the reception of migrants, etc. while neglecting evangelisation," he said. 

The Cardinal said that while the Church "cannot disassociate herself from the human problems," she will ultimately "fail in her mission" if she forgets her real purpose. Sarah then quoted Yahya Pallavicini, an Italian and former Catholic who converted to Islam, to drive home his point: "If the Church, with the obsession she has today with the values of justice, social rights and the struggle against poverty, ends up as a result by forgetting her contemplative soul, she will fail in her mission and she will be abandoned by a great many of her faithful, owing to the fact that they will no longer recognize in her what constitutes her specific mission."

mardi 25 avril 2017

Le Salon Beige - blog quotidien d'actualité par des laïcs catholiques: Vous avez aimé la politique anti-famille de François Hollande ? Vous allez adorer celle de son poulain.

Le Salon Beige - blog quotidien d'actualité par des laïcs catholiques: Vous avez aimé la politique anti-famille de François Hollande ? Vous allez adorer celle de son poulain.

Vous avez aimé la politique anti-famille de François Hollande ? Vous allez adorer celle de son poulain.

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25 avril 2017

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Extrait du communiqué de la Manif pour tous :

"Soutenu par François Hollande, Christiane Taubira, Manuel Valls, Jean-Paul Delevoye, Jacques Attali, Pierre Bergé… Emmanuel Macron entend prendre la suite du quinquennat qui s'achève et poursuivre le bouleversement de civilisation. Candidat ouvertement anti-famille, il fait passer l'argent avant l'humain (...)

Maternités et filiations dissociées (PMA sans père et régularisation des grossesses pour autrui (GPA) faites à l'étranger), fin du droit des orphelins et de l'intérêt supérieur de l'enfant, identité de genre, matraquage fiscal des familles, prélèvement à la source ouvrant la porte à l'individualisation de l'impôt… le programme d'Emmanuel Macron est la continuité de la politique anti-famille menée depuis 5 ans par François Hollande, Manuel Valls et Christiane Taubira.

« Emmanuel Macron prépare une politique anti-famille. Pour les familles, pour les enfants, pour l'avenir, le 7 mai : Macron, c'est non ! » déclare Ludovine de La Rochère. Nous refusons ce bouleversement de civilisation qui entraîne de nouvelles injustices et inégalités pour les femmes et pour les enfants (...)"

Posté le 25 avril 2017 à 20h49 par Philippe Carhon | Catégorie(s): FR , France : Politique en France , Homosexualité : revendication du lobby gay

samedi 22 avril 2017

CATÉCHÈSE DE JÉRUSALEM AUX NOUVEAUX BAPTISÉS Le Corps et le Sang



La nuit même où il était livré, notre Seigneur Jésus Christ prit du pain, puis, ayant rendu grâce, il le rompit et dit à ses disciples : Prenez, mangez ; ceci est mon corps. Ayant pris la coupe et rendu grâce, il dit : Prenez, buvez ; ceci est mon sang. Quand lui-même a déclaré, au sujet du pain : Ceci est mon corps, qui osera encore hésiter ? Et quand lui-même affirme catégoriquement : Ceci est mon sang, qui pourra en douter, et dire que ce n'est pas son sang ?
  
C'est donc avec une pleine conviction que nous participons à ce repas comme au corps et au sang du Christ. Car, sous la figure du pain, c'est le corps qui t'est donné ; sous la figure du vin, c'est le sang qui t'est donné, afin que tu deviennes, en participant au corps et au sang du Christ, un seul corps et un seul sang avec le Christ. C'est ainsi que nous devenons des « porte-Christ », son corps et son sang s'étant répandus dans nos membres. De cette façon, selon saint Pierre, nous devenons participants de la nature divine. ~
 
Jadis le Christ, s'entretenant avec les Juifs, disait : Si vous ne mangez pas ma chair, et ne buvez pas mon sang, vous n'aurez pas la vie en vous. Mais eux, comme ils n'entendaient pas spirituellement ses paroles, se retirèrent scandalisés, en s'imaginant que le Sauveur les invitait à manger de la chair.
 
Il y avait aussi, dans l'ancienne Alliance, les pains de l'offrande ; mais ces pains, appartenant à l'Alliance ancienne, ont pris fin. Dans l'Alliance nouvelle, il y a un pain venu du ciel, et une coupe du salut. Car, comme le pain est bon pour le corps, le Verbe s'accorde bien avec l'âme. 
  
Ne t'attache donc pas au pain et au vin comme à des aliments ordinaires, car ils sont corps et sang selon la déclaration du Maître. Si la connaissance sensible te dit autre chose, la foi doit te donner toute assurance. ~
 
Tu as reçu cet enseignement et tu en es pleinement convaincu : ce qui paraît du pain n'est pas du pain, bien il soit tel pour le goût : c'est le corps du Christ ; ce qui paraît du vin n'est pas du vin, bien que le goût en juge ainsi : c'est le sang du Christ. Et jadis David chantait à ce sujet : Le pain fortifie le cœur de l'homme, et l'huile donne la joie à son visage. Fortifie ton cœur en prenant ce pain comme une nourriture spirituelle, et rends joyeux le visage de ton âme.
 
Puisses-tu avoir le visage dévoilé, grâce à une conscience pure, refléter la gloire du Seigneur, et marcher de gloire en gloire, dans le Christ Jésus notre Seigneur. À lui la gloire pour les siècles des siècles. Amen.

La nuova bussola quotidiana quotidiano cattolico di opinione online: Il perdono della vedova copta sconvolge i musulmani

La nuova bussola quotidiana quotidiano cattolico di opinione online: Il perdono della vedova copta sconvolge i musulmani

La nuova bussola quotidiana quotidiano cattolico di opinione online: Il perdono della vedova copta sconvolge i musulmani

22-04-2017 Il perdono della vedova copta sconvolge i musulmani di Benedetta Frigerio

Dodici secondi di silenzio sono quelli dove si è fatto spazio ad una presenza imponente come raramente accade in televisione. Dodici secondi che in una trasmissione tv (QUI IL VIDEO) paiono un'eternità ma nel senso letterale del termine. Perché è di questa natura, eterna, la sostanza dello squarcio di luce aperto dalla testimonianza di una cristiana copta intervistata da un'emittente araba che ha ammutolito il conduttore.

"VI PERDONO, CREDETEMI!" - In studio c'era Amr Adeeb, uno dei giornalisti musulmani più noti in Egitto, che ascoltava una sua collega inviata ad Alessandria mentre intervistava la moglie vedova Di Naseem Faheem, custode della cattedrale di Alessandria, in cui un attentato islamista ha ucciso i cristiani riuniti per celebrare la Messa la domenica delle Palme. Faheem aveva bloccato prima dell'entrata in Chiesa il kamikaze, che si era fatto quindi esplodere vicino a lui, riducendo così il numero delle vittime. La moglie intervistata sull'accaduto risponde letteralmente così: "Non sono arrabbiata con chi ha compiuto questo gesto, voglio dirglielo: possa Dio perdonarti. Non sei nel giusto, figlio mio, credimi, non la pensi nel modo giusto. Credimi non sono arrabbiata. Lui ora non c'è più, è morto. E io chiedo a Dio di perdonarli e di aiutarli a ravvedersi. Pensateci! Pensateci! Credetemi, se ci pensassero capirebbero che non abbiamo fatto nulla di male a loro. Pensateci ancora, cosa state facendo, è giusto o sbagliato? Ripensateci ancora. Possa Dio perdonarvi e noi anche vi perdoniamo. Credetemi, vi perdono. Avete portato mio marito in un posto che non avrei mai potuto nemmeno sognare. Credetemi, sono orgogliosa di lui. E avrei voluto essere lì al suo fianco, credetemi, e ringrazio".

LA STESSA ANSIA DI CRISTO - E' così che di fronte a una donna che ha l'ansia del perdono e delle salvezza delle anime degli aguzzini del marito (la stessa ansia che aveva Cristo in croce) e che aspira alla stessa sorte, che Adeeb ha taciuto per dodici secondi. Dopodiché ha preso fiato e ha commentato di getto così: "I cristiani egiziani sono fatti d'acciaio!". E ancora: "I cristiani egiziani da 100 anni sopportano atrocità e disastri, i cristiani egiziani amano profondamente questo paese. I cristiani egiziani sopportano di tutto per la salvezza di questa nazione". Ma, soprattutto, ha esclamato il giornalista profondamente colpito: "Oh, ma quanto è grande la quantità di perdono che avete? Se i vostri nemici sapessero la quantità di perdono che avete per loro, non ci crederebbero". Anche perché, ha ammesso il musulmano, "se fosse stato mio padre, non avrei mai potuto dirlo. Questa gente ha così tanto perdono…questa è la loro fede, la loro religione". E, poi, quasi ammettendo che non può che esserci qualcosa di sovrannaturale Adeeb, come totalmente coinvolto dalle immagini viste e dalle parole sentite, continua: "Questa gente è fatta di una sostanza diversa! Possa Dio avere compassione di Naseem che è un eroe, un martire e un grande esempio per tutti noi, per tutti coloro che stanno seduti e criticano questo paese per come stanno andando le cose". Infatti, constatando che questa è la vera forza del paese, ha sottolineato: "Il paese va avanti con la pazienza, con la perseveranza e la resistenza di questa grande donna e dei suoi figli, in cui vive ancora il loro padre, cresciuti per essere veri uomini!". Anche uno dei figli a ridosso dell'attentato aveva ringraziato pubblicamente Dio per il dono di un padre martire, soprattutto per via della nascita imminente del figlio che avrebbe potuto ricevere così la testimonianza di fede di un nonno morto per Cristo.

COME I PRIMI MARTIRI - La potenza del martirio è esattamente identica a quella della crocifissione di Cristo e dei primi martiri morti con il sorriso sulla bocca e che 2000 anni fa convertì migliaia di persone. Non solo i nemici dei cristiani, non solo i musulmani oggi, ma ora persino i cattolici occidentali che, pur praticanti e convinti che esista il paradiso, sentono la coscienza della Chiesa copta come un richiamo poderoso alla propria debole fede e alla necessità di domandarla a Dio. Insieme al richiamo, la letizia per la speranza che la Chiesa sarà salvata dal sacrificio di questi fratelli.

Voter ou ne pas voter à l'élection présidentielle - Réflexions d'un père capucin - Civitas

http://www.civitas-institut.com/2017/04/19/voter-ne-voter-a-lelection-presidentielle-reflexions-dun-pere-capucin/