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Monday, July 8, 2019

What's Really Going on with the Pan-Amazon Synod?

Bishop Overbeck
In view of the experience with previous synods under this papacy along with the documents released on the environment, marriage, and youth, it really isn't too hard to figure out what the Pan-Amazon synod is all about. Let me spell it out for you.

Pope Francis and his circle want to transform the Catholic faith by undermining her doctrine and changing the practice among the faithful to conform the Church to the world. Bishop Franz-Josef Overbeck let the cat out of the bag at a private preparatory meeting when he said post synod we will have reached "a point of no return" after which "nothing will be the same as it was." 

Really? The Judases in the Church are nothing if not arrogant. These little tinpot gods, like Herod, believe they can destroy the King.

Let's look at a little history. 

Wreckovation in the Church has been going on for decades. NO! Millennia! Actually, it started at Pentecost. After the birthday of the Church, the demolition demons gathered in full force. They spurred on the martyrdom of every pope up to the beginning of the 4th century. Many martyr popes are listed in the Roman Canon (First Eucharistic Prayer): Linus, Cletus, Clement, Sixtus, etc. But the Church went on. Not even the strongest tyrant can kill the Holy Spirit.

But they keep trying.

If killing off the popes couldn't kill the Church, maybe heresies could. They began with Pentecost as well. Remember Paul warning his followers not to listen to anyone preaching a different gospel? (Gal 1:8, 2 Cor 11:3-4) The predecessors of our modern heretics were busy-busy trying to mislead the flock from the beginning. Among the heresies, many of which still poison souls today, are Gnosticism (doctrine of salvation by knowledge), Manichaeism (Star Wars idea that there are two forces, one good and one evil duking it out), Arianism (denial of the divinity of Christ), Jansenism (denial of free will and belief that Christ died only for the elect), Donatism (validity of the sacraments depends on the moral character of the priest), Nestorianism (doctrine that there were two persons in Christ),  Monophysitism (Christ had only one nature - divine), Pelagianism (denied original sin and Christian grace), all the way up to Modernism, the synthesis of all heresies.

St. Athanasius and St. Cyril fought the heresies of their day.
There is nothing new in the fact that heretics are still among us. And it should shock no one that those initiating them often wear roman collars or pectoral crosses. It was thus from the beginning and many of the heresies were named after the clerics who promulgated them: Arius, Nestorius, Pelagius, Luther, etc.

And so we arrive at our own battle with heresy. 

Cardinal Walter Brandmüller recently published an essay saying that the Amazon working document is not only heretical but apostate:
The document “burdens the Synod of Bishops, and finally the Pope, with a grave breach with the depositum fidei, which in its consequence means the self-destruction of the Church or the change of the Corpus Christi mysticum into a secular NGO with an ecological-social-psychological mandate....
the Instrumentum Laboris contradicts the binding teaching of the Church in decisive points and thus has to be qualified as heretical...
Inasmuch as even the fact of Divine Revelation is here being questioned, or misunderstood, one also now has to speak, additionally, of apostasy.
The cardinal also pointed out that the synod focuses on a portion of the world that has half the population of Mexico City and is primarily concerned with the worldly affairs of Brazil. Now why would the Vatican target a tiny area of the world like that with almost no Catholics? My opinion? Because they can use it to promote their agenda on eco-worship and climate change, further religious indifferentism, and promote a married priesthood and women's ordination.

Cardinal Brandmüller 
Brandmüller  believes the synod "constitutes an attack on the foundations of the Faith, and in a way that has not heretofore been thought possible. Thus it must be rejected with all decisiveness.”

It seems we are reaching a tipping point in the Church. Will it end with the rejection of heretical positions and a renewal of the faith, or will it end in schism? Things can certainly not go on as they are.

All I can say is Catholics who love the faith better be storming heaven, especially seeking Mary's intercession. The Mother of the Church will lead us, "she that comes forth as the morning rising, fair as the moon, bright as the sun, terrible as an army set in battle array?" With her as our general we cannot go wrong. Pray and fight!

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9 comments:

Chriss Rainey said...

I am currently reading the book, The Church Under Attack, by Diane Moczar. It was published in 2013 and therefore does not cover Bergoglio. However it is an excelent full on Catholic perspective of world history in the last 500 years any faithful Catholic would enjoy reading. The title of the first chapter is "The Busy Sixteenth Century."

I've read a lot of world history and some Church history, but this book is a combination. Most historians don't see the world through a Catholic lens and most Church authors focus on the development of doctrine, saints, and martyrs to the near exclusion of the world around them.

I personally came to the conclusion some time ago that there is only one battle in this world and it is between the forces of evil and the Roman Catholic Church. Evil has many faces, many under the guise of Freemasonry, which has been a part of the lives of most communists. Marx and Lenin were both members of lodges.

One thing we must never forget is the promise of Our Mother. In the end her Sacred Heart will triumph.

I have never felt as afraid as I am now for the Church. I feel I am watching historic change from a fromt row seat. The fact we have 2 men in white and Russia still unconsecrated should concern us all.

Susan Matthiesen said...

Schism seems more likely since no strong band of orthodox Catholics - laity as well as bishops and cardinals - have stood up, TOGETHER as an official force, to Bergoglio and his heretics currently ruling the Church to make them back off. Therefore, left unhindered - because we all are waiting for what?...Christ to intervene? - the heretics will split from Divine Revelation by following all that is profane, beginning with homosexuality.

Russia was consecrated - it's now more Christian than Rome.

We have two men in white and half of St Peter is in Istanbul surrounded by Islam.

Anonymous said...

Chriss , my dear friend Mrs Engel graciously sent me the book, "The Fathers of the Church Midiaeval Continuation ,( The Letters of Peter Damian).
I love St Damian yet as an Estern Catholic ,I learned so much about the Eastern Church prior to it's identification as Orthodox and the o called Great Schism , I wanted to know more.
What I discovered much to my surprise, was St Damian had quite a bit to say about the monk ,later Legate and Cardinal , Humbert. Humbert ,you may recall plopped the decree of excommunication on the altar while the Eastern Patriarch Michael was celebrating the Divine Liturgy which he would not suspend, as requested by Humbert, to speak with him.

St Damian wrote about Humbert declaring some of these French monks were becoming ecclesiastical politicians and sticking their noses where the did not belong. St Damian referred to Humbert and his friends as "dangerous men".
I have found Roman Catholics either have zero knowledge about the Orthodox or worse yet, a distorted understanding or real knowledge of the split between the One True Church.Humbert used the "Donation of Constantine" to argue papal supremacy ,who up until that time was considered respectfully as the "First Among Many" as the Bishop of Rome of the largest See, by Eastern Catholics.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Donation_of_Constantine


M Voris has actually confirmed what Malachi Martin revealed in "Windswept House" and Steve Brady published in RCF back in the nineties. I wish every Catholic would read
Martin's book published in 1983.
Politics and greed were the tools used to fracture Chris's Church then and it continues on now.
https://www.thriftbooks.com/w/the-decline-and-fall-of-the-roman-church_malachi-martin/253437/?mkwid=sy7WrwvwK%7cdc&pcrid=70112887752&pkw=&pmt=&plc=&pgrid=21326625552&ptaid=aud-376656233455%3apla-357350159023&gclid=EAIaIQobChMI-4uyvOel4wIVDWeGCh3bNAgCEAQYAyABEgJ8UPD_BwE#isbn=0553229443&idiq=4557270

Chriss, I am convinced there is nothing new under the sun and what the Evil one used in the beginning of christ's fledgling church to attempt t destroy it, is still in his
tool belt.

Chriss Rainey said...

Thank you. I have read Windswept House. It sparked a curiosity to know more about the Vatican Bank. I then read God's Bankers by Gerald Posner. The Vatican is no longer the Bride of Christ shepherding the flock. It is just another little country in which the leaders wear robes instead of jackets and ties. Their only concern seemsto be what will produce and insure the greatest bottom line on the spreadshheet.

They have embassies in 129 countries and world travel and diplomatic ties and relations long ago trumped doctine and tradition. Their greatest concern is PR.

Keeping the world happy, playing politics, appearing to be one of the "team" is overwhelmingly more important to the Curia than the Gospel or lost souls.

elpine flower said...

You're exactly correct Chriss but it all came about much earlier than you know.

When Legate Humbert excommunicated Patriarch Michael of Constantinople , he left the papers on the altar because the priest was in the middle of Mass ( Divine Liturgy) and God took priority. (Wasn't there a more recent article of a similar nature when Pope Francis interrupted a Mass?)
Then there was St Peter Damian rightly condemning the clerical sodomites.But St Damian too condemned the same Vatican Legate Humbert for being a "dangerous man" and sticking his nose where it had no business to be as an "ecclesiastical politician"!
WOW ! and when I sent out those statements to friends , Mrs Engel responded ,"Just wait till you read about Humbert and Simony and what St Peter Damian had to say about that."
Catholics NEED to understand the Church History and not from the apologists books which are full of propaganda on both sides, but from the actual documents of the time which are slowly surfacing on the Internet after being discovered from antiquity . It's like this......What will future generations think about our time if only they read the fake sensational news instead of actual court records?


elpine flower said...

Listen carefully to the curriculum vitae of Vatican Secret Archivist Barbara Frale.

In her book ,"The Templars and the Shroud", one can read documents from the Vatican Secret Library that she uncovered which included letters to several Popes after the infamous Fourth Crusade. They included demands for the return of many stolen relics including one, which was later used in what was considered a blasphemous ritual by the Templars . It was, and is strikingly accurate in description of the Shroud, now in Turin ,Italy.
I was struck personally how a latter Pope excommunicated those who trafficked in the Eastern Church's stolen relics followed by a later Pope who lifted the excommunication. That meant the relics an other stolen property could remain in the hands of the Roman or Western Church.

The horrid Fourth Crusade was financed by Venetian aristocracy and it was not a Crusade at all but a campaign to pillage the wealth from what until afterwards ,was considered fellow Catholics in the East.
St Mark's Cathedral in Venice to this day is adorned with Eastern Christian relics and wealth.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_DA5S6cRNNQ

Mary Ann Kreitzer said...

They didn't have to steal St. Peter's relics. The pope happily gave them away. And then there was the papal tiara...at least it stayed in the Church. You can see it at the Shrine of the Immaculate Conception in D.C.

elpine flower said...

MaryAnn , The relics Francis handed over to Bartholomew were scant compared to the rest of the bones of St Peter that still rest in the Vatican. Pope JP2 handed over even more relics hat were stolen.
https://www.apostolicpilgrimage.org/-/the-return-of-the-holy-relics-of-st-gregory-the-theologian-and-st-john-chrysostom

Perhaps genuine Christian Unity, (as Our Lord expressed His wish for us to Our Father) devoid of the sin of pride ( the first sin of Satan) is at the heart of healing historical wounds. I know one thing for sure after studying Scripture and the Didachi.
Charity does not just consist of giving money and stuff away. First it consists of a real effort in understanding the other and the historical causes of division by looking at the roots of both sides.

Denise said...

As my dearly departed SD used to say, "Judas left many offspring"