I would like to make an appeal to the priests, reminding them that one of our sons is dying, small Charlie, son of all of us and of our humanity.
He is a son of God and also the son of us priests, consecrated people called to proclaim again the beauty of life and its dignity even when life hangs on a Cross.
We can not leave this creature to death nor abandon this life by the blindness of the powerful people to their ties of death.
We priests can unite to give voice to the soul of this creature and we can do it by ringing the bells of our Churches to pay tribute to life. Go to your parish priests and ask them to have this courage!
Yes, because the sound of the bells calls the people to gather to celebrate who is reborn in the Lord. The ringing bells express a language of complete sharing by putting all of us in communication from a parish to the other transmitting this sentiment of life.
The Churches of Europe shall ring their bells as a megaphone, an amplifier of love and even of grief for the defeat of human compassion.
In this common language, we will ascend with Charlie, to tell especially to the youth that you can still go against the tide also hoping in the impossible and that you can still believe in miracles and in the will of God. This sound must make us get closeer to the pain of his parents united to the pain of so many fathers and mothers who in this world are left alone, abandoned in their drama, often misunderstood and pushed toward desperate gestures.
Those who have fixed so many legal obstacles to prevent a supplement of hope has killed that compassion that one should exercise towards every human being.
The silent cowards who have not taken position, risk of ending up in the ring of the slothful, but we owe this expanse of bells to these heroic parents who are an example of courage manifesting and struggling for life and who have not succumbed to many intimidations.
We now have to maintain in life Charlie with our heart and us priests are the mediators of this universal sorrow for the death of a child that we have not managed to save.
Someone in the European Court has not understood the principle of humanity forgetting the note Latin phrase which reads as follows: “Summa ius, summa iniuria”, translated “highest justice, highest injustice”, and how it well explains when the maximum of the law may become the maximum of injustice.
In fact, what is the point of dehumanizing the law if not ending up being worthless? A inhuman law, poorly established, is only hopeless misfortune. And Charlie was deprived of hope.
Don Aldo Buonaiuto
Association Community Pope John XXIII
founded by don Oreste Benzi –
Director of In Terris