Salus populi romani: April 4, 2020

Perpetual Supplica

THESE PRAYERS ARE SAID EACH MIDNIGHT
IN FRONT OF THE BASILICA OF SANTA MARIA MAGGIORE AT ROME

This devotion is inspired by the request made by Our Lady Herself in
Bl. Anne Catherine Emmerich’s Vision of

August 25, 1822: “I know not now how I went to Rome last night, but I found myself near the church of Santa Maria Maggiore. Around it I saw crowds of poor, pious souls, in great distress and anxiety on account of the Pope’s disappearance and the agitation and alarming reports throughout the city. Led by one common impulse, they had come to invoke the Mother of God. They did not expect to find the church open, they intended only to pray outside. But I was inside, I opened the door and they entered, astounded at the door’s opening of itself. I was standing aloof where they could not see me. There was no service, only the chancel-lamps were burning, and the people knelt in quiet prayer. Then the Mother of God appeared. She said that great tribulations were at hand; that the people must pray earnestly with extended arms, if only for the length of three Our Fathers, for it was thus that her Son had prayed for them upon the Cross; that they should rise at midnight to pray thus; that they should continue to come to Her church which they would always find open; and that they should, above all, pray for the extirpation of the Church of Darkness. … I know not whether the people saw the apparition or not, but they must have been impressed by something supernatural for, when the Blessed Virgin said they should pray to God with arms extended, all lifted up their arms … It seemed to be an association of prayer.” From this time Sister Emmerich assisted nightly at the pious exercises at Santa Maria Maggiore. (The Life and Revelations of Ann Catherine Emmerich, Book 2)

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The Prophetic Prayer of Pope Benedict XVI

TO OUR LADY OF SANTA MARIA MAGGIORE

KNOWN AT ROME AS: SALUS POPULI ROMANI*

(May 7, 2005)

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In Nomine Patris et Filii et Spiritus Sancti. Amen.

Tutta Santa, degna di ogni onore,
Tu la migliore offerta
che l’umanità possa presentare a Dio.

All Holy, Worthy of every honor,
Thou, the best offering
Which humanity can present to God.

Vergine Madre, Madre sempre vergine,
supplichi materna al Figlio Tuo.

Virgin Mother, Ever-Virgin Mother,
Offer a maternal supplication to Thy Son.

Conduci sino al porto la barca della Chiesa,
scansando gli scogli ​​e vincendo i mar rossi.

Bring the Barque of the Church to port,
avoiding the reefs and overcoming red seas.

Custodisci questa città;
Conforta chi vi giunge,
senza tetto né difesa,
ed estendi a tutti il Tuo sostegno.

Guard this City;
Comfort who comes here,
without shelter nor defense,
and extend Your protection to all.

Con fede professiamo a Te, Genetrice di Dio;
Con amore Ti onoriamo,
Con speranza Ti preghiamo,
Ti proclamiamo beata.

With faith we profess Thee, Mother of God;
With love we honor Thee;
With hope we pray Thee
We proclaim Thee blessed.

Tu, mia Signora, mio conforto da Dio,
aiuto alla mia inesperienza,
accogli la preghiera che rivolgo a Te.

Thou, My Lady, My consolation from God,
help for my inexperience,
receive the supplication which I make to Thee.

Tu per tutti fonte di gioia,
rendimi degno di esultare insieme a Te.

Thou, who for all are a fountain of joy,
make me worthy to exult together with Thee.

Guarda l’assemblea dei credenti,
Madre del Salvatore;
allontana da loro sventure e afflizioni;
liberali dal male e dal maligno;
proteggili con l’abbondanza della Tua benevolenza.

Watch over the assembly of believers,
Mother of the Savior;
remove from them misfortunes and afflictions;
free them from evil and from the Evil One;
protect them with the abundance of Thy benevolence.

Al ritorno glorioso del Tuo Figlio, nostro Dio,
difendi con la Tua materna intercessione
la nostra fragilità umana
ed accompagnaci sino alla vita eterna
con la Tua mano gentile,
Tu che sei potente, perche Madre.

At the glorious return of Thy Son, our God,
defend with Thy maternal intercession
our human fragility
and accompany us unto eternal life
with Thy gentle hand,
Thou who art powerful, as a Mother.

Amen.

77 Our Fathers, that is 7 Rosary Decades of Our Fathers.

3 in Latin

71 in Italian — Or say them in your own tongue.

3 in Latin

3 Gloria Patri

Sacro Cuore di Gesù, abbi pietà di noi!
Sacred Heart of Jesus, have mercy on us!

Cuore Immacolato di Maria, prega per noi!
Immaculate Heart of Mary, pray for us!

San Giuseppe, Patrono della Chiesa, prega per noi!
Saint Joseph, Patron of the Church, pray for us!

PREGHIERA A SAN MICHELE ARCANGELO

San Michele Arcangelo, difendici nella battaglia, contro la perfidia e le insidie del diavolo sii Tu il nostro sostegno. Che Dio eserciti il suo domino su di lui, noi supplichevoli Lo preghiamo! E tu, Principe delle milizie celesti, ricaccia nell’inferno satana e gli altri spiriti maligni, che si aggirano in questa Città a perdizione delle anime.

PRAYER TO SAINT MICHAEL, THE ARCHANGEL

Saint Michael, the Archangel, defend us in battle, be our protection against the wickedness and snares of the Devil. May God rebuke him, we humbly pray, and do thou, o prince of the Heavenly Host, by the Divine Power, cast into Hell Satan and all the evils spirits who prowl about this City seeking the ruin of souls. Amen.

San Gabriele Arcangelo, prega per noi!
Saint Gabriel the Archangel, pray for us!

San Raffaele Arcangelo, prega per noi!
Saint Raphael the Archangel, pray for us!

San Francesco di Assisi, prega per noi!
Saint Francis of Assisi, pray for us!

San Antonio di Padova, prega per noi!
Saint Anthony of Padua, pray for us!

Santa Rosalia di Palermo, prega per noi!
Saint Rosalia of Palermo, pray for us!

Beata Anna Caterina Emmerich, prega per noi e prega con noi!
Bl. Ann Catherine Emmerich, pray for us and pray with us!

In Nomine Patris et Filii e Spiritus Sancti. Amen.

HYMN TO OUR LADY
SALUS POPULI ROMANI

Al tuo tempio secolare
di ori e marmi rilucente
siamo accorsi ad implorare
il materno tuo favor.

At Thy Ancient Temple
of shinning gold and marble
we have come to implore
Thy Materna favor.

R. O Maria Madre Santa
tu del popolo romano
sei salvezza luce e guida,
nostra speme e nostro amor,
sei salvezza luce e guida
nostra speme e nostro amore.

Refrain: O Maria, Holy Mother
Thou art of the Roman People
the salvation, light and guide,
our hope and our love,
Thou art the salvation, light and guide
our hope and our love.

Col Prodigio della Neve,
segnò il luogo in piena estate,
dell’augusta tua dimora,
il supremo tuo favor.

With the prodigy of the Snow,
Thou signed this place in high summer,
of August as Thy dwelling,
as Thy supreme favor.

R. O Maria Madre Santa
tu del popolo romano
sei salvezza luce e guida,
nostra speme e nostro amor,
sei salvezza luce e guida
nostra speme e nostro amore.

Refrain: O Maria, Holy Mother
Thou art of the Roman People
the salvation, light and guide,
our hope and our love,
Thou art the salvation, light and guide
our hope and our love.

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* Salus populi Romani, is Latin, for The Salvation of the Roman People. It is the ancient title of the Icon of Our Lady see at the top of this article.

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Definitive Canonical Study of the Renunication of Pope Benedict: Spanish

 

 

 

This Canonical Study is the first Scholarly work towards the International Inquest which is preparing the way for a Special Synod
to restore Pope Benedict and depose Bergoglio

THIS IS THE ANNOUNCEMENT OF THE IMMINENT
PUBLICATION OF 4 VIDEOS EXPOUNDING THE ENTIRE LEGAL ARGUMENT

FromRome.Info will publish each of the 4 videos, in Spanish and give a summary

For now, What follows is a Deepl.com translation
of the text at YouTube describing this video

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ADORACIÓN Y LIBERACIÓN PRESENTA…

THE DEFINITIVE CANONICAL STUDY
OF BENEDICT XVI’S RESIGNATION
AND THE ELECTION OF JORGE MARIO BERGOGLIO!

A CONCLUSIVE WORK ON THESE TWO THEMES, SO CLOSELY RELATED, THAT THEY HAVE BEEN BRINGING THE GREAT MAJORITY OF THE CATHOLIC FAITHFUL TO THEIR SENSES FOR THE PAST SEVEN YEARS.

A WORK OF MONTHS CARRIED OUT BY A TEAM COORDINATED BY MAURICIO OZAETA AND THE LAWYER ESTEFANIA ACOSTA

A WORK THAT MAURICIO OZAETA PRESENTS TO US IN THIS BRIEF MEETING, EXCLUSIVELY FOR ADORATION AND LIBERATION, AND THAT, GOD WILLING, WILL BE EXPLAINED IN DETAIL IN FOUR SPECIAL PROGRAMS IN WHICH, THE MAIN AUTHOR HERSELF, ESTEFANÍA ACOSTA, WILL EXPLAIN THE STUDY POINT BY POINT.

IN ADDITION, YOU CAN ACCESS FROM OUR LINKS TO THE FULL DOCUMENT, AND HAVE IT FOR READING AND PERSONAL TRAINING.

ONLY IN ADORATION AND LIBERATION!

THERE ARE SEVERAL STUDIES BY VARIOUS AUTHORS WHO HAVE TOUCHED ON THIS SUBJECT IN DIFFERENT WAYS.

IN ADORATION AND LIBERATION, WE HAVE ECHOED, WITHOUT GOING ANY FURTHER, FOR EXAMPLE, THE WORKS OF BRO ALEXIS BUGNOLO

BUT THIS STUDY SURPASSES ALL THE OTHERS FOR A SIMPLE REASON: IT DEALS WITH THE “SUPPOSED” RENUNCIATION OF H.S. POPE BENEDICT XVI AND THE “SUPPOSED” ELECTION OF BERGOGLIO, FROM AN INTEGRAL CANONICAL JURIDICAL POINT OF VIEW, AND FROM ALL ASPECTS.

DO NOT MISS THE PREMIERE, TOMORROW, FRIDAY APRIL 3, 2020, AT 8:00 PM (Spanish time) (1:00 PM COLUMBIA TIME)

THE ULTIMATE STUDY!

1 PM COLOMBIA TIME IS EQUIVALENT TO

11:00 A.M. LOS ANGELS
12.00 MEXICO CITY / COSTA RICA /GUATEMALA/SAN SALVADOR
13.00 BOGOTÁ / LIMA / QUITO /PANAMÁ
14.00 WASHINGTON /CARACAS /PUERTO RICO/ASUNCION/STO.DOMINGO/SUCRE
15.00 BUENOS AIRES /SANTIAGO DE CHILE /RIO DE JANEIRO
19.00 FATIMA / LONDON
20.00 MADRID / ROME /BERLIN / LOURDES / WARSAW
21.00 JERUSALEM

Re-purposing of Catholic Churches begins

And on intelligent Greek is asking us to be intelligent too:

FromRome.Info has published a number of articles warning of where this is heading:

10,000,000 jobs lost in the last 2 weeks, but Dr. Fauci explains we’re just getting warmed up!

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NONVENIPACEM.COM

by Mark Docherty

Reblogged with permission of the author, who writes from the U.S.A.

They are going to burn it all right to the ground. It’s a feature, not a bug.

People keep comparing this to 9/11. Folks, this is many orders of magnitude worse. Not even close. It is completely unprecedented in all of human history. Economic terrorism and nation annihilation via propagandized suicide.

I say again, unless there is a HUGE lethality factor that has been kept secret, sum ting wong. All the statistics show 97.5% of cases are mild – no hospitalization. Almost all deaths are people with pre-existing illnesses or among vulnerable groups (i.e. elderly, immune-compromised).

The country is over. It’s not like flipping a light switch. We’re closed.

The torrent of Americans filing for unemployment insurance skyrocketed last week as more than 6.6 million new claims were filed, the Labor Department reported Thursday. That brings to 10 million the total Americans who filed over the past two weeks. Economists surveyed by Dow Jones had expected 3.1 million for last week, one week after 3.3 million filings in the first wave of what has been a record-shattering swelling of the jobless ranks.

(Source: CNBC)

Dr. Fauci is terribly sorry if anyone has been “inconvenienced” by all this.

[Editor’s Note: The transcript citation below this refer to the transcript linked under the time stamps. The transcript is taken from the above video beginning at 26:33, such that 26:37 in the transcript = 26:33+26:37. — This Video is the April 1, 2020 Live broadcast of the White House Press Conference on the new Coronavirus guidelines]

Dr. Fauci: (26:37)

“…The reason why we feel so strongly about the necessity of the additional 30 days is that now is the time whenever you’re having an effect, not to take your foot off the accelerator and on the brake, but to just press it down on the accelerator. And that’s what I hope and I know that we can do over the next 30 days. And as I said the other day on one of the interviews, we are a very strong and resilient nation. If you look at our history, we’ve been through some terrible ordeals. This is tough. People are suffering, people are dying. It’s inconvenient from a societal standpoint, from an economic standpoint to go through this. But this is going to be the answer to our problems. So let’s all pull together and make sure as we look forward to the next 30 days, we do it with all the intensity and force that we can.“

Think this ends April 30th? The comments above were made on Tuesday. Yesterday, Dr. Fauci provided an update on when he’s going to let you back on your lawn:

Reporter 5: (01:03:16)

“Question for Dr. Fauci. Looking beyond when we’re on the other side of this curve, are we looking at living with some sort of social distancing guidelines essentially until there’s treatment or a vaccine. For example, people looking forward to the summer talk about going to baseball games, going to concerts. We have political conventions over the summer. Are things like that possible or safe without a vaccine or a treatment in place?“

Dr. Fauci: (01:03:44)

“Yeah, I think if we get to the part of the curve that Dr. Birx showed yesterday, when it goes down to essentially no new cases, no deaths at a period of time, I think it makes sense that you’re going to have to relax social distancing.”

You will be allowed to resume your shattered life when there are zero new cases and zero deaths. Except, that will be NEVER, because mutations mean that this thing never goes away. There will always be some new strain coming around… just like the common cold.

Dr. Fauci: (01:03:44)

“The one thing we hopefully would have in place, and I believe we will have in place, is a much more robust system to be able to identify someone who’s infected, isolate them, and then do contact tracing.”

I mean, there is no way that kind of power could be abused, right? A robust system to identify and isolate? But wait, there’s more.

Dr. Fauci: (01:04:14)

“Because if you have a really good program of containment that prevents you from ever having to get into mitigation… We’re in mitigation right now. That’s what the social and physical distancing is. The ultimate solution to a virus that might keep coming back would be a vaccine. In fact, I was on the weekly conference call with the WHO sponsored group of all the health leaders in the world who are dealing with this, and we all came to the agreement that we may have cycling with another season. We’ll be much better prepared. We likely will have interventions, but the ultimate game changer in this will be a vaccine, the same way a vaccine for other diseases, that were scourges in the past, that now we don’t even worry about.“

The WHO sponsored group of all the health leaders in the world, you say? You mean the abortionist murdering sterilizing euthanizers? Was Bill Gates on the call? What is it about this virus that has you comparing it to “Scourges in the past” for which a vaccine is the only answer?”

You do realize that you will not be permitted to re-engage in society without receiving this vaccine, right?

Dr. Fauci: (01:05:07)

“The vaccine is, as I said, it’s on target. We’re still in Phase 1. There were three doses that we had to test. We’d been through the first two doses. We’re on the highest dose now. When we get that data, it’ll take a few months to get the data to feel confident to go to the Phase 2, and then a few months from now we’ll be in Phase 2. And I think we’re right on target for the year to a year and a half…”

A year to a year and a half. That is how long a vaccine takes. I’m sure your job will be waiting for you.

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Tomás Luis de Victoria: The Reproaches

As we continue our perusal of the repertoire of the sacred polyphony of Tomás Luis de Victoria, the most famous composer of 16th Century Spain, we feature today his The Reproaches, or Improperia, which are normally chanted on Good Friday as an expression of Christ lamenting His rejection by the Jewish people.

FromRome.Info features at 5 P.M. daily, Rome time, a selection of sacred music for the edification of our readers, so that they can better grasp how contrary to the very nature of Catholic liturgy were the so called “reforms” of Vatican II.

 

The NWO may have locked you out of Church for a bigger reason

by Br. Alexis Bugnolo

It is well known that the New World Order envisioned by Globalists, Freemasons and every enemy of Christ, wants a world without Christianity and a Christianity with Christ. But above all an ecclesiastic institution without Catholics.

So while we contemplate that fact that we are locked out of church and denied the Sacraments and denied even the celebration of Holy Week, I think we cannot ignore to contemplate also that we might never be allowed back into our catholic churches.

The New World Order might have other plans for them.

For example, they might decree that the Catholic Church is now a common heritage of mankind and therefore all property of the Church must now be places for the gatherings of humanity, in manners more sanitary than the old former Catholic religion.

I get the sense of this, especially today. Because here at Rome, just days after the Minister of the Interior said Catholics can pray in Church, so long as they are making a brief visit on the way to work, home or the store, the Churches have been locked shut, so that no one can make a visit. At least the Churches in my part of the city.

This could not have come but from Bergoglio.

And it is not only happening at Rome. In the USA there are a good number of states where the Governors have not forbidden the use of religious buildings for prayer. But in these states the Catholic Bishops have locked the doors of the Churches and refuse all entrance by Catholics. But this is not happening with the leaders of non-Catholic religions. So what is up?

We are being told is not the truth. There is another more sinister game afoot.

Bergoglio in October of 2018 signed on a document which claimed that all religions are willed by God. If that is true, then there is one religion which is NOT willed by God, the one which has always taught, that NOT all religious are willed by God, only One religion is willed by God, the Catholic Faith. The document Bergoglio signed implicitly therefore outlaws the Catholic Faith.

But since you cannot steal the Church unless you first forbid Catholics from going to church, therefore something had to be done to keep Catholics from going to church of their own free volition. Makes sense.

But perhaps I am being overly suspicious. Just a little bit?

However, just as it is imprudent to elect to office corrupt men, so it is imprudent to have a faithless Bishop to lead your diocese, because in many countries your Bishop can lawfully cede the entire property of all the Churches to the State or to another religion, and there is nothing you can do about it if the government and courts are not opposed.

In return the Bishop can be given power of money in the New World Order. And this is what they may be plotting to do.

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For Google.com Pope Francis is something much more

by Br. Alexis Bugnolo

The Screen shots speak for themselves. Do a google for, “pope benedict”

Screenshot_2020-04-03 pope benedict - Google Search

Here is a close up:

Screenshot_2020-04-03 pope benedict - Google Search

Now, do a google for “pope francis”. I do not think you need a close up to see it.

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For Google.com, Pope Francis is sufficient. No title defines him, though they do not deny in the text of the google card, that he is sovereign of the Vatican City State. But Francis, for Google is something unique and superior to titles.

We saw this yesterday in the Pontificio Annuario, the official Vatican Year Book, which put Bergoglio’s name above all his titles, and labeled those titles as “historical”.

I think it is obvious that the New World Order is preparing a new title and new office for Bergoglio. In the mean time they are trying hard to make you forget the old titles which he claims.

For us Catholics, if no one wants to call him the Vicar of Christ any longer, then why should we regard him as such?

Many Catholics have been telling you that for 7 years. Maybe it is time to listen.

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The High Priests have arrested Jesus

A MEDITATION FOR THE ANCIENT FEAST OF
THE SEVEN SORROWS OF THE BLESSED VIRGIN MARY
ON THE FRIDAY BEFORE GOOD FRIDAY

by Br. Alexis Bugnolo

One of the most horrible aspects of the liturgical wreckage wrought in the name of Vatican II was the cancellation of the ancient feasts which had great power to move the hearts of the faithful in remembrance of Christ’s Most Holy Passion.

Today is such a feast day. It is the Feast of Our Lady of the Seven Sorrows. Placed today, on the Friday before Good Friday, it served to provide an opportunity for the faithful to share in the remembrance of what Our Lady suffered when She heard that the High Priests had ordered the arrest of Jesus and all the other sorrows which would follow from that, without neglecting the sorrows She had already endured in Her life long devotion to Her Divine Son.

And if you would like to read more about the power of Our Lady’s tears, I wrote an article about it in December, 2019: In Her tears, the Church can find salvation from apostasy.

But this year, I think most of us can understand personally in a much better way the greats anguish and suffering which struck at the Immaculate Heart of Mary when She heard that the High Priests had arrested Jesus.

That was the ultimate rejection of Her Son by the supreme institutionalized religious authorities of Her day. It was the perfect act of treachery by men whose religious duty was to uphold the Covenant of Moses, which forbade the arrest or accusation of a just man, and to await for the Messiah and receive Him.

By this act, Our Lady and the faithful disciples would be deprived of the preaching of Jesus and the presence of Jesus. He would longer be there to absolve them of their sins, to heal their sick, to be near their loved ones in death, He would no longer be there at their marriages, nor at their baptisms. He would no longer be there to lay his hands on the little ones, to confirm them in the Holy Spirit, nor upon men to ordain them priests.

And we today are in the same predicament as Our Lady of Sorrows.

Because by our Bishops we have been deprived of the preaching of Jesus in His priests. We have been deprived of the presence of Jesus in His Sacrament and through his priests. We have been deprived of the forgiveness of our sins by Jesus in His priests, we have been deprived of the last rights from Jesus in His priests. We have been deprived of Baptism by Jesus in His priests, we have been deprived of confirmation by Jesus in His priests. We have been deprived even of our priests, who now hunker away in hiding.

In the English language, this meditation is easier, since the word, “arrested”, means actually ‘to stop’.

Alas, though artists have excelled in depicting the sufferings of Jesus Christ in all their anatomical perfection, nevertheless, they still have not succeeded, in my opinion, in capturing the anguish which tore the Immaculate Heart of Mary asunder and disfigured Her Immaculate Visage with grief, when She heard these words:  The High Priests have arrested Jesus!

This year, we need to look at our own conditions and recall what Our Lady suffered: The High Priests have arrested Jesus. And where will we go to find Him?

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Mons. Antonio Livi, famous Roman theologian, R.I.P.

By Br. Alexis Bugnolo

It was announced yesterday evening that Monsignor Antonio Livi had passed away. He had been diagnosed with cerebral cancer in the fall of 2018. I never personally met Mons. Livi, but we had corresponded, and before his illness was diagnosed he expressed to me his desire to be on the Faculty of the Scholasticum, which was a great honor for the rest of the institute.

Since, he has passed, I can now reveal, that to me in October, 2018, he expressed agreement that Pope Benedict XVI had not validly resigned, because of substantial error in the act of resignation.

So for this reason, I feel an obligation to let the world know something about this great theologian and priest of the Diocese of Rome, on which account I publish here, Google’s English translation of the Italian Wikipedia article on Father Antonio Livi:

Antonio Livi

Monsignor Antonio Livi ( Prato , 25 August 1938Rome , 2 April 2020 ) was an Italian theologian , writer and teacher , as well as presbyter of the Diocese of Rome .

Biography

A pupil of Étienne Gilson , he collaborated with Cornelio Fabro , Augusto Del Noce and Evandro Agazzi ; he is the initiator of the philosophical school of common sense , represented by the ISCA ( International Science and Commonsense Association ), which has the journal “Sensus communis – International Yearbook of Alethic Logic” as its official body. Among his numerous disciples or admirers are the Italians Fabrizio Renzi (author of important essays on the History of Metaphysics), Gianfranco Bettetini (semiologist), Fortunato Tito Arecchi (physicist), Alberto Spatola (psychiatrist), Giovanni Covino (professor of Philosophy) Valentina Pelliccia (History of Logic scholar) and Francesco Arzillo (Expert in Philosophy of Law), Spaniard José Meseguer (Expert in Logic and Artificial Intelligence), American Philip Larrey (scholar of analytical philosophy ), English Thomas Rego (specialist in studies on Aristotle ), the Polish Ireneusz Wojciech Korzeniowski (scholar of Hermeneutics) and the Irish William Slattery (epistemologist).

Common sense

Common sense ” is the term used by Livi in ​​an anti-Cartesian key to identify the natural and incontrovertible certainties possessed by every man. It is not a faculty or a priori cognitive structures but an organic system of universal and necessary certainties that derive from immediate experience and are the condition for the possibility of any further certainty. Livi first clarified what these certainties are and tried with the assumption method that they are in fact the foundation of human knowledge. Common sense therefore includes evidence of the existence of the world as a set of entities in movement; the evidence of the ego, as a subject that is perceived in the act of knowing the world; the evidence of others as their own kind; the evidence of a moral law that regulates the relationships of freedom and responsibility between the subjects; the evidence of God as the rational foundation of reality , the first cause and ultimate end, known in its unquestionable existence thanks to an immediate and spontaneous inference, which however leaves the mystery of its essence unattainable, which is Transcendence in the proper sense. These certainties are the basis of a holistic-based system of aletic logic.

Among the recent studies on the system of aletic logic developed by Antonio Livi we can mention the essays by Evandro Agazzi (“Values ​​and limits of common sense”, Franco Angeli, Milan 2004), Pier Paolo Ottonello (“Livi”, in “Profili”, Marsilio Editori, Venice 2011), by Piero Vassallo (“Antonio Livi, the rehabilitation of common sense”, in “Memory and progress”, Faith & Culture, Verona 2009, pp. 135-140), by Francesco Arzillo, The foundation of the judgement. A theoretical proposal starting from the philosophy of common sense by Antonio Livi (Leonardo da Vinci Publishing House, Rome 2011), by Fabrizio Renzi, The aletic logic and its critical function. Analysis of the new theoretical proposal by Antonio Livi (Leonardo da Vinci publishing house, Rome 2012) and William Slattery, The Logic of Truth. Thomas Aquinas’ Epistemology and Antonio Livi’s Alethic Logic (Leonardo da Vinci Publishing House, Rome 2015). Matteo Andolfo (historian of ancient Philosophy), Dario Sacchi (philosopher of the Catholic University of Milan), Georges Cottier (Theologian of the Pontifical House), Rino Fisichella (magnificent rector of the Lateran University), Eudaldo Forment (philosopher of the ‘University of Barcelona), Umberto Galeazzi (professor of Philosophy at the University of Chieti), Mario Pangallo (professor of History of Philosophy at the Gregorian University) and Vittorio Possenti (moral philosopher of the University of Venice).

Influences and criticisms

From Gilson, Fabro and Agazzi he learned to deal with the essential problems of metaphysical speculation in dialogue with great thinkers of antiquity (Plato, Aristotle, the Stoics, Agostino), the Middle Ages (Anselmo, Tommaso, Duns Scotus) and the modern age (Vico, Kierkegaard, Rosmini). Convinced supporter of the realistic method of interpreting experience, Livi defended its reasons by systematically using the dialectical tools offered by the thinkers of the analytical school, from Ludwig Wittgenstein to Barry Smith. His most intransigent critics were, on the one hand, the neo-idealist Emanuele Severino, and on the other, the head of the “weak thought”, Gianni Vattimo.

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There is no moral obligation to observe Corona Control per se

by Br. Alexis Bugnolo

Saint Alphonsus dei Liguori is one of the Doctors of the Church. He was named such by Pope Pius IX on account of the excellence of his teaching on morality. In his writings nearly every possible situation in which one has to make a moral judgement is explained by the principles he so clearly taught from Scripture, Tradition, the teaching of the Saints and great theologians.

One question he dealt with is the case of whether one is obliged to observe a merely positive law.  A law is a norm which regulates behavior and which is promulgated by a legitimate authority. A positive law, is a law which emanates from a human authority and is in written form. A merely positive law is a positive law which has no fundament or basis in the Divine, moral, natural or evangelical law. Having no basis, here, means that it is not based on, nor incorporates, nor is derived from, nor applies any pre-existing law from God, from the Gospels, from the laws of nature or from the laws of morality, understood in the Catholic sense of the term, “morality”.

Take for example, the laws which regard the speed at which you can travel on the road with your automobile. These are merely positive laws. Likewise, consider the rule in a Public Library about returning a book within so many days. These are merely positivie laws.

Saint Alphonsus says that the observance of a merely positive law is based on our moral obligations to God and to our superiors and to others with whom we have bonds of fidelity or justice.

For example, in borrowing a book from a Library, while it is not a sin to keep it longer than the time permitted, it does breach fidelity with the authorities of the library, to whom we pledged to return the book. Likewise, the book is the property of the Library, and so we have a moral obligation to return it, not to keep it, because that would be theft, which is contrary to the Divine, moral, natural and evangelical law. So to neglect to return in on time is not a mortal sin, per se. But to neglect to return it for several years and then return it, would be a mortal sin against fidelity. It might also be a mortal sin of scandal, if one were a father of a family and by such gave  bad example to one’s children. But to return it late by a day may be no sin at all, if we simply forgot and were not otherwise negligent. And so, since the rules about returning books are merely positive law, whether it be sinful or not to return a book late is determined not by the rules themselves but by reference to these higher laws of God, the Gospels, morals and nature. — In this case, I assume you have not signed a contract with the library to observe its rules, because if you have, then it might be a mortal sin of injustice by breach of faith, to not observe them. It depends on the terms of the contract.

The laws regarding the speed at which it is permissible to travel on a highway are similar. It is not a sin per se to go 1, 5, 10, or even 100 miles per hour faster than the the speed limit, however, you have to understand what “per se” means, to understand rightly this principle.  “Per se” means considered by itself or through itself. In the present context, since the speed at which your automobile moves is not a moral act, whether it moves at 1 mph or 10,000 mph has nothing to do with sin, when we consider the velocity by itself or according to itself.

However, if we consider the speed of an automobile in respect of its physical proximity to other things, and the capacity of a driver to control the automobile at the given speed at which it is traveling, then we consider the speed no longer per se but inasmuch as it is the occasion or circumstance of a moral decision, which must always take into account the Divine, Evagelical, moral and natural laws.

In fact, laws about speeding are imposed for public safety, because when everyone knows what to expect from everyone else, then all can travel on the road in safe expectation of how the other automobiles will move on that road. This is a artificial harmony by consensus of free agents, where the legitimate authority establishes a velocity as a maximum or minimum for the utility and safety of all. And since automobile accidents can be and are frequently dangerous at high speeds, it is very reasonable and a proper exercise of jurisdiction that a legitimate authority exercise foresight and establish such rules.

So if the highway is deserted with no other cars at all on it, it is not a mortal sin to drive too slow or too fast, unless your ability to control your vehicle at that velocity on that road, in those weather conditions is impaired. And if it is impaired you should adjust your speed to reach a velocity where you can control your vehicle. Otherwise you are putting yourself, and any passengers, in mortal danger, and that is a mortal sin of imprudence and as regards passengers, of breach of faith.

But in the case of the Corona Control decrees in many nations, there are many difficulties. In many nations, these decrees are unlawful, since they are emanating from legitimate authorities which do not have constitutional or legal authority to issue such decrees or to issue such decrees which so contravene the natural rights of citizens to free movement and action and work.

If the decree is unlawful, there is no question of obligation in observing it. It must be considered by all, citizen and policeman, simply not to exist.

However, if the decree in some things is lawful and in other things is not lawful, then a citizen must consider whether it be based on truth. Because even a legitimate authority, which has the legal right to issue a decree, cannot morally obliged the citizen to its observance in those things which are not lawful.

Moreover, if the decree is not founded on truth, then it is not obliging in anything even if it is otherwise lawful.

And this appears to be the case with the Corona Control. Because, though many are SAID to be dying with Coronavirus, how many are actually dying FROM COVID-19 is not being accurately reported. And the authorities issuing unprecedented decrees to control the lives of citizens are showing NO concern that the numbers of those who die FROM Coronavirus be accurately reported. And that is sufficient grounds for the citizen to doubt the legitimacy of even lawful orders.

Furthermore, the statistics which have been published both in China and in Italy and all over the world, are in agreement, that COVID-19 is not as lethal as the winter flu is for the general population, even if it is more lethal than the winder flu for a very small segment of the population (compromised immune systems with existing pathologies).

The arguments that the CORONA CONTROL decrees must be or should be observed because a very small fraction of the whole population is put at risk by being infected by the whole population is simply irrational and cannot be sustained by any notion of justice. Because the risk to a very small part of the population cannot outweigh all the rights of the rest of the population to live. It is the question of the lives of a very few compared to the lives of everyone else, their livelihood, work, education, etc..

For this reason, since the CORONA CONTROL decrees are merely positive laws and lack a foundation in truth, justice, and common sense, there is no moral obligation whatsoever, from Christians or non-Christians that they be observed.

However, Saint Alphonsus does say, that inasmuch as merely positive laws may be enforced with heavy fines or severe penalties, then inasmuch as the person who is contemplating not observing them has some duty to care for others, he should restrain himself for their sake so that he can continue to care for them. This applies to parents and those who care for the sick, aged, infirm or needy. And this is why many priests are not risking their violation, because they want to provide the Sacraments after the Corona Control ends. — If it ever does.

This does not mean, however, that anyone should be careless about hygiene, especially in the presence of anyone who is at high risk from this infection. That is why, I say, there is no moral obligation to observe these CORONA CONTROL decrees per se, but there in specific cases may be an obligation to observe some aspects of them.

And this is why good mothers teach their children to blow their nose in a handkerchief or with a facial tissue, to wash their hands frequently, and to use bathrooms in a sanitary way, as well as, to stay home when sick. These instructions of our mothers or fathers, are sane rational practices to observe our duties of fidelity and charity to all around us.

Above, I have expounded the Catholic position. Compare it with the New World Order position, expounded here, without reference to God.

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