Ratzinger cannot stand it any more than the "theologian" Scalfari


Is Scalfari who would like to be Bergoglio or Bergoglio who is tempted to do Scalfari? Both seem to be granted the license to refute the doctrine. This is the dilemma that is questioned in the Sacred Palaces after the book publishing in the "Grande Vecchio" of Italian journalism. In Vatican, use to observe silently, someone remembers that not even on Giovanni Papini, when he published his latest book The devil (in which he maintained that Jesus would also forgive Satan because it was necessary for the work of salvation), questions were raised "regarding the gray hair of the author". That same regard, evidently, also extended to the last book by Eugenio Scalfari The one God and modern society, meetings with Pope francesco and Cardinal Martini whom, the most refined among the prelates in the Sacred Walls – and, it is whispered, even of authoritative theologians such as the Pope Emeritus Ratzinger and Cardinal Ravasi – willingly apply the lapidary judgment which at the time The Osservatore Romano reserved for Papini's literary work: "a book full of unkempt and sensational errors".

Jealousy, irritation for this strange couple represented by a Jesuit who should be strict and an extraordinary intellectual who professes bigamous and libertine? In fact, mistakes were highlighted and some were sensational. That the Apostles of Jesus Christ were twelve, we study in the first lesson of catechism: the Acts of the Apostles, in fact, testify that, after the betrayal and death of the apostle Judas, Jesus' disciples chose Mattia in his place, constituting him " apostle". And, therefore, twelve were and remained so. The scholars have discussed the "foundational" role of St. Paul's Christianity since this thesis was postulated by the positivists of the early twentieth century. In addition, on the "progressive self-conviction" of Jesus Christ to be the son of God, better to draw a pitiful veil. What Scalfari instead "guesses" is the thesis, certainly not unpublished, that "God the creator can only be one for all humanity". It is exactly what Peter, the first Pope, and all his successors after him, said in his first homily in front of the temple in Jerusalem.

And here, perhaps, the most curious thing happens: the politically correct it even prevents the Pope from saying it, so to speak, papal papal. Obliging it to hyperbole not always very happy, like that now his "God is not Catholic", Eugenio Scalfari, who by age and condition can no longer even care about politically correct, is instead free to say. And postponing his "Word" to the talks he had with the Pope, he stands at maître a penser of the Catholic world authorized to repeat the most obvious concepts of Christianity, while at the same time avoiding to pass for bigotry and pigtail. But after the repeated denials of the Vatican Press Office, regarding the contents of the talks, I believe that the truth about Scalfari's doctrinal amnesia and Bergoglio's "accelerations", which it seems Ratzinger little like, for how I met the journalist in the late 1970s, and another.

I remember well when he came to interview the then Minister of the Treasury, Gaetano Stammati. I was always present and I had established with him, for a brief period coinciding with the birth of Republic, a good relationship. Well, he listened to the Minister, scanned the questions seriously, took few notes and then, after a few hours, postponed the text. It was always the same script. "But I didn't give you many of these answers," Stammati told me slyly. "Do I ask the director to change them …?" He thought for a moment, curling up like a white cat on the armchair behind Quintino Sella's desk, and added: "No, I didn't say it, but it is exactly my back thought … it will raise a hornet's nest, but let's see what happens …". I called the manager back and gave the ok. And the day after great controversy with unions and Confindustria. Chapeau!

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