Bergoglio, the smartphone and the “culture of the encounter”
A) The text of the speech by J.M.Bergoglio:
“(…) «And I like to see here too», the Pope explained, «the day-to-day encounter between Jesus and his bride, the Church, who awaits his return. And every time that Jesus finds pain, a sinner, a person in the street, He looks at them, He speaks to them, He returns them to his bride». Therefore, «this is today’s message: Jesus’ encounter with his people; the encounter of Jesus who serves, who helps, who is the servant, who lowers himself, who is compassionate with all those in need». And, (…), «when we say “those in need” let us think not only of the homeless», but also «of ourselves, of those of us, who are in need», Pope Francis said, «in need of Jesus’ words, of his caress — and also of those who are dear to us». Offering a concrete example, the Pope described the image of a family gathered at the table: «so often people eat while watching TV or writing messages on their phones. Each person is indifferent to that encounter. Even right there at the core of society, which is the family, there is no encounter», he said. Hence his final exhortation «to work for the culture of encounter, in a simple way, as Jesus did». (Homily, Domus Sanctae Marthae , 13 September 2016)
B) References to Scriptures:
“Alas for you, scribes and Pharisees, you hypocrites! You are like whitewashed tombs that look handsome on the outside, but inside are full of the bones of the dead and every kind of corruption. In just the same way, from the outside you look upright, but inside you are full of hypocrisy and lawlessness.” (Mat 23:27-28)
“Hypocrites! How rightly Isaiah prophesied about you when he said: ‘This people honours me only with lip-service, while their hearts are far from me. Their reverence of me is worthless; the lessons they teach are nothing but human commandments.’ ” (Mat 15:7-9)
Bergoglio makes another speech as a real anythingarian and full of hypocrisy. Bergoglio imagines the scene of the family gathered at the table whose members, instead of conversing, they isolate themselves using electronic devices. Bergoglio says: “they watch TV or write messages on smartphones”. Well, you might say. Bergoglio then adds: “Every one is indifferent to that encounter. Even right in the core of the society, that is the family, there is no encounter”.
So it would seem that Bergoglio worries about the family, called the “core of the society”. But the family is exactly what Bergoglio, with his regulations, is trying to destroy from its foundations, admitting in fact other forms of union different from the natural union wanted by God the Father (everyone remembers the “who am I to judge gay people?”; See also: Bergoglio does not meddle: he is silent and agrees to foster gay families and the new world (dis‑)order ), destroying the indissolubility of the union between bridegroom and bride wanted by God the Son (see: Bergoglio’s new law to cancel the indissolubility of marriage, Bergoglio is a hypocrite like a true Pharisee on the indissolubility of marriage), destroying the authentic Christian teachings about the sacrality of Life (see: a new “motu proprio” to destroy the life and the family) defended by God the Holy Spirit.
But the hypocrisy of Bergoglio on these issues is now known to most people. Bergoglio, on one side, utters banal and human speeches, devoid of spirituality, that are welcomed by many; on the other side, he demolishes the foundations of Christianity with laws and teachings opposed to the Holy Law and the teachings of Christ.
This is owed for the sake of Truth. Once this is clarified, another consideration is right and proper. In fact, the words of Bergoglio are even more steeped in hypocrisy, if you observe the behaviour of the ministers of the extravagant church of Bergoglio, more so when they are called to gather the faithful “at the table”. So they are called for first to give the example of how to behave “at the table”, at that table that once was the celebration of the Lord’s Table.
In this regard, an episode caused a sensation (although now, in the new and extravagant church of Bergoglio, no one is surprised about anything). A minister of the church of Rome, Antonio Castagnacci, in Alatri, in the province of Frosinone, used to utilize a smartphone during his celebrations. In particular, during a funeral officiated by him, he has been immortalized in a video then spread on the web. During the celebration, the prelate, estranged from the religious function with long pauses between his words and the responses of the faithful, was intent in browsing pages on his tablet (or mobile that was) with his left hand, while by his right officiated the funeral. A true example of the “culture of the encounter”!