22 de julio de 2017

Entrevista única: Prior de la Gran Cartuja

"Les ofrecemos aquí un video que, nos parece, puede hacer un bien inmenso, tanto a cada uno de ustedes como a otros a quienes lo compartan.
Se trata de un largo reportaje a quien fuera por años el Prior General de la Orden de los Cartujos (renunció el año pasado).
Muchos de ustedes habrán visto “El Gran Silencio”, el documental sobre la vida en ese Monasterio. Pero de seguro, ninguno de ustedes, jamás, haya podido tener acceso a una conversación como ésta del reportaje. Simplemente porque no hay antecedentes de que un cartujo concediera un intercambio de este tipo.
Tal vez, el bueno del Padre Marcelijn lo concedió presumiendo que era para un canal de cable de la televisión holandesa, de bajísima audiencia… y no contara con que del otro lado del planeta, desde otro monasterio, lo amplificaran al vasto mundo hispanoparlante.
Ojalá lo disfruten.
Sugerimos no hacerlo desde el celular, en medio de corridas. Den con un momento oportuno en que poder atenderlo bien, con serenidad, desde la compu.
El fin de semana ha de poder ofrecerles 40 minutos para esto…
No es un gran intelectual; ni su oratoria es eximia. No hay rimbombancia alguna en sus palabras. Más bien es rico su decir, como es rica el agua. Para los sibaritas del agua fresca y pura, va entonces este bellísimo video de un niño-anciano, de un monje cabal:"
Diego de Jesús, del Monasterio del Cristo Orante (Mendoza, Argentina).

13 de julio de 2017

Catholic Banned by Pro-Orthodox Catholics

I write this in protest for my expulsion from a FB group called "Byzantine Catholics".
Due to the mediatization of the case of a group or Orthodox clerics in Puerto Rico who abandoned the Patriarchate of Constantinople to enter in communion with Rome, two strange people emerged in that group. One of them attacked and denigrated this initiative, saying it is against the agreements between Rome and the Orthodox Churches: that is, to restrict the welcoming of Orthodox groups to the Catholic Church while promoting an idyllic union of the Churches.
The one single goal of this agreement which was forwarded by the Orthodoxy is to stop the action of (Roman) Catholic missions in different parts of the world with Orthodox presence, and also choke the Ukrainian and the Russian Greek-Catholic Churches --the latter being today almost dead. This person in the group who belongs to an Eastern Catholic rite attacked Rome mercilessly and with the most unkind expressions. And also, to my absolute surprise, he commented publicly and with absolute frivolity that he is thinking of abandoning the Catholic Church and joing the OCA (Orthodox Church of America, a schism of the Russian Orthodox Church) the same way one might join a different sport club.
I was violently censored when I indicated accurately that the head of the Ukrainian Greek-Catholic Church isn't a patriarch but a major-archbishop. According to him I was attacking Archbishop Sviatoslav. This about-to-be-schismatic-person denounced me to a moderator, an Eastern Catholic deacon who not only refused to read my arguments when I was protesting for my expulsion, but also claimed that abandoning the Roman Catholic Church doesn't mean abandoning the Catholic Church. There you see, that's a Catholic deacon... No need to call the Latin modernists or the Protestant ecumaniacs to explain their broad notion of Catholic Church.
Fellow readers, I call your attention to warn you about about the danger envolving not only many lay people but also many Eastern Catholic clergy who are acting more pro-Orthodoxy and anti-Roman than prudence and sensibility requires.

I was banned from a Catholic group censored by a pro-Orthodox deacon serving an Eastern Catholic Church, to whom I was denounced by an Eastern Catholic in his way to abandon the Church. Incredible. But you're warned now.
And if you want to make your own contribution, join that group and make a counter-balance against the Pro-Orthodox establishment and their Orthodox supporters.