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  • Pope could learn from 3 ancient Israelites who stood up to idolatry

    10/18/2019 4:20:05 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 12 replies
    LifeSite News ^ | October 18, 2019 | John-Henry Westen
    Pope could learn from 3 ancient Israelites who stood up to idolatry October 18, 2019 (LifeSiteNews) — The pagan ceremony that occurred in the Vatican Gardens on Friday, October 4 was more than just distressing. In a ceremony observed by the pope, a “priestess” shaking maracas led the apparent worship of two statutes of naked women. Numerous people, including a Franciscan priest, prostrated themselves in front of these statues.  The Vatican has just recently released a statement clarifying that the statue was not the Virgin Mary, one possible interpretation offered by Bishop David Martínez. Even if it had been...
  • Op-ed: "Was a demon enthroned at the Amazon Synod?"

    10/18/2019 3:57:48 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 33 replies
    Rorate Caeli ^ | October 18, 2019 | Rev. Deacon Nick Donnelly
    Op-ed: "Was a demon enthroned at the Amazon Synod?" During the first press conference of the Amazonian synod Bishop David Martínez De Aguirre Guinea, O.P., one of the special secretaries appointed by Francis, gave a response that lends weight to reports that the shamanistic ritual conducted in the Vatican Gardens was, indeed, the worship of the pagan idol, Pachamama. Bishop Martínez said: "Those who used this symbol wished it to reflect fertility, to women, to life, the life present among the Amazonian people and Amazonia as an entity full of life. I don’t think we need to make connections...
  • Witchcraft Site Praises Amazon Synod Pagan Ritual

    10/17/2019 10:21:00 AM PDT · by ebb tide · 6 replies
    Complicit Clergy ^ | October 17, 2019 | Complicit Clergy
    Witchcraft Site Praises Amazon Synod Pagan Ritual AntroDellaMagia-News.it, a site dedicated to promoting witchcraft and superstition, praised the opening ceremony for the Amazon Synod held in the garden of the Vatican on October 4.The site characterized the event as”a beautiful ritual dedicated to Mother Earth,” and “a pagan fertility ritual with indigenous leaders who worshiped two idols of a fertility goddess of the Earth…”The author states, “for our part, we are very happy with this event that will surely open the doors to a more open and rosy future for us pagans.”The site acknowledges that “the ceremony was almost completely...
  • The “Spirit of Assisi” vs. Saint Francis of Assisi

    10/15/2019 8:09:58 AM PDT · by ebb tide · 2 replies
    Catholic Family News ^ | October 7, 2019 | John Vennari
    The “Spirit of Assisi” vs. Saint Francis of Assisi Editor’s Note: Last week Friday, on the Feast of St. Francis of Assisi (Oct. 4, 2019), a “prayer ceremony” took place in the Vatican Gardens during which “a tree from Assisi was planted as a symbol of integral ecology, to consecrate the Synod on Amazonia to Saint Francis,” according to the official Vatican statement on the event. During this ceremony, as Catholic News Agency reported, “A group of people, including Amazonians in ritual dress, as well [as] people in lay clothes and a Franciscan brother, knelt and bowed in a circle...
  • Indigenous woman brings message from her elders to pope as church elder

    10/14/2019 4:29:34 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 17 replies
    Catholic News Service ^ | October 14, 2019 | Barbara J. Fraser
    Indigenous woman brings message from her elders to pope as church elder VATICAN CITY (CNS) — Anitalia Pijachi, an indigenous woman from the Amazonian town of Leticia, Colombia, came to the Synod of Bishops for the Amazon bringing a message from the elders of her people to Pope Francis, an elder of the Catholic Church.The first Europeans to arrive in the Amazon were “invaders,” she said. “They never asked permission of mother nature or of the people who lived there. They imposed the cross and the Bible. That caused a great deal of resentment,” and in some cases forced indigenous...
  • Amazon Synod: Threat to Brazil’s Sovereignty and a Return to Primitivism

    10/12/2019 12:24:23 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 4 replies
    Church Militant ^ | October 9, 2019 | Jules Gomes
    Amazon Synod: Threat to Brazil’s Sovereignty and a Return to Primitivism Brazil's Imperial Prince denounces Amazonia hysteria as 'the biggest press conspiracy ever against our country' Brazilian royalty, political authorities and tribal leaders have condemned the "politically biased" Amazon Synod as "not proportional to reality or objective facts" and an "indoctrination" pushing for tribal people "to remain in their primitive state." His Imperial Highness Prince Dom Bertrand of Orleans and Braganza "This is the biggest press conspiracy ever made against our country, this is a machine of lies," His Imperial Highness Prince Dom Bertrand of Orleans and Braganza said in a video statement posted on his...
  • Canon lawyer priest on Amazon Synod’s pagan tree-planting: ‘This is horrendous’

    10/12/2019 10:15:28 AM PDT · by ebb tide · 25 replies
    LifeSite News ^ | October 11, 2019 | Martin M. Barillas
    Canon lawyer priest on Amazon Synod’s pagan tree-planting: ‘This is horrendous’ ROME, October 11, 2019 (LifeSiteNews) — Reacting to Pope Francis’s participation in a “pagan religious ceremony” on the grounds of the Vatican, a canon lawyer said on EWTN’s The World Over that the ceremony was “horrendous” and that Catholicism is supposed to “overthrow pagan false notions,” not be taught by them. On October 4, Pope Francis observed as an Amazonian woman led a ritual in the Vatican gardens as part of a tree-planting ceremony. The woman, bedecked with a traditional feather headdress, prostrated herself before the tree and a...
  • A Missionary Called By the Pope To the Synod On the Amazon Explains What the Church Gets Wrong

    10/12/2019 9:54:41 AM PDT · by ebb tide · 23 replies
    L'Espresso ^ | October 12, 2019 | Sandro Magister
    A Missionary Called By the Pope To the Synod On the Amazon Explains What the Church Gets Wrong Fr. Martín Lasarte Topolanski, the author of the text hosted on this page, a Uruguayan on mission in Angola, is the head of missionary outreach in Africa and Latin America for the Salesian congregation to which he belongs.Pope Francis included him among the 33 churchmen he personally invited to take part in the synod on the Amazon.The following text was written and published before this synod. But it is as if Fr. Lasarte had delivered it in the assembly just now, for...
  • The Amazon Synod Has Begun, and Pandora’s Box Is Opened

    10/11/2019 4:43:22 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 32 replies
    Crisis Magazine ^ | October 10, 2019 | Julia Meloni
    The Amazon Synod Has Begun, and Pandora’s Box Is Opened The Synod of Bishops on the Amazon is off to an ominous start. Each day, as more bizarre, jarring, and revolutionary developments emerge, I keep coming back to a line from Cormac Cardinal Murphy-O’Connor: “When the cardinals elected Bergoglio they did not know what a Pandora’s box they were opening.”Shortly before the synod started, Pope Francis and Claudio Cardinal Hummes, the synod’s general relator, hosted a startling indigenous ceremony in the Vatican gardens. Led by a female native of the Amazon region, a group encircling a mandala bowed down before...
  • Ex-shaman’s grandson on Vatican ‘pagan’ ritual: ‘I…couldn’t believe my eyes’

    10/11/2019 9:29:32 AM PDT · by ebb tide · 6 replies
    LifeSite News ^ | October 11, 2019 | Dorothy Cummings McLean
    [Catholic Caucus] Ex-shaman’s grandson on Vatican ‘pagan’ ritual: ‘I…couldn’t believe my eyes’ VATICAN CITY, October 11, 2019 (LifeSiteNews) ― The American grandson of an indigenous ex-shaman was appalled when he saw a video of an Amazonian religious ceremony that took place in the Vatican this week.  “I saw the ceremony that was performed in the Vatican garden and couldn't believe my eyes,” Rexcrisanto Delson told LifeSiteNews.   “There were idols, and even a Franciscan participated,” he continued.  “I later learned that an Amazon tribal leader confirmed it was purely pagan. Did the Catholics who participated and supported such a vile...
  • "Motus in fine velocior" - The Crisis is Gathering Speed

    10/10/2019 10:46:04 AM PDT · by ebb tide · 6 replies
    Rorate Caeli ^ | February 12, 2014 | Roberto de Mattei
    "Motus in fine velocior" - The Crisis is Gathering Speed (Roberto de Mattei) In one week in the Vatican: pagan worship, a bizarre informal interview in which the divinity of Christ is questioned by the Pope, one of the main organizers of the Amazon synod makes clear married priests and even some kind of "ordination" for women should come out of the gathering. Time to republish a masterly article by Professor Roberto de Mattei, that we first posted in February 2014: "Motus in fine velocior," events gather greater and greater speed at the end of historical epochs. Motus in fine...
  • [Catholic Caucus] Proposal for ‘Amazonian Catholic rite’ comes as a surprise at Synod

    10/10/2019 10:38:29 AM PDT · by ebb tide · 11 replies
    LifeSite News ^ | October 9, 2019 | Jeanne Smits
    [Catholic Caucus] Proposal for ‘Amazonian Catholic rite’ comes as a surprise at Synod ROME, October 9, 2019 (LifeSiteNews) -- There is nothing truly unexpected about the proposals that were presented on Monday during day two of the Amazon Synod. Among them were instituting new ministries for laymen and women, including “the possibility of diaconal ordination for women,” and creating a new Catholic rite, the “Amazonian rite,” that would probably include the ordination of married men and an inculturated “Mass” of which several rituals performed these last few days by indigenous Amazonians in and around the Vatican could be a...
  • [Catholic Caucus] The Strange Gods of Pope Francis

    10/10/2019 10:26:56 AM PDT · by ebb tide · 6 replies
    American Spectator ^ | October 10, 2019 | George Neumayr
    [Catholic Caucus] The Strange Gods of Pope Francis His project is to weaken Catholic faith while strengthening the UN-Vatican alliance. Top Stories We Now Have a Genuine Constitutional Crisis by David Catron Say Goodbye to Charter Schools by Steven Greenhut Ignorance Is Not Bliss: Our Dumbing-Down in Time for AOC by Ben Stein Sign Up to receive Our Latest Updates! Register Hot Off The Press Free the Market I Welcome Imports, and So Should You by Veronique de Rugy At Large India Hedges Its Bets With the U.S., Russia, and China by Frank Schell Tourists in Rome are long familiar...
  • [Cath Cauc] Pagan cry of ‘Mother Earth’ enters St. Peter’s Basilica for Amazon Synod’s opening Mass

    10/09/2019 4:51:19 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 9 replies
    LifeSite News ^ | October 8, 2019 | Dorothy Cummings McLean
    [Catholic Caucus] WATCH: Pagan cry of ‘Mother Earth’ enters St. Peter’s Basilica for Amazon Synod’s opening Mass VATICAN CITY, October 8, 2019 (LifeSiteNews) – A group of special guests at the Opening Mass in St. Peter’s Basilica for the Pan-Amazonian Synod staged a strange protest as soon as Pope Francis’ back was turned.  The predominantly female group included indigenous people in face-paint and feather headdresses as well as Latin Americans of European descent in casual clothing. When Mass had ended and the Argentinian pontiff had processed from St. Peter’s Basilica, the group began to chant and sing. Before police...
  • [Catholic Caucus] Amazonian Propaganda Drapes Churches in Rome

    10/08/2019 5:16:07 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 3 replies
    Church Militant ^ | October 8, 2019 | Martina Moyski
    [Catholic Caucus] Amazonian Propaganda Drapes Churches in Rome Santa Maria in Traspontina splayed with pagan shrine ROME (ChurchMilitant.com) - Catholic Churches in Rome have been draped in pagan images and symbols since the beginning of the Amazon Synod.Banner on side altar of Santa Maria in Transpontina featuring indigenous woman suckling an animal At first glance, the pagan modifications appear to represent indigenous people but, according to faithful Catholics, represent the culmination of "the travesties of the modernist movement." For example, the Church of Santa Maria in Traspontina in Rome, dating from the 16th century — and a stone’s throw from St. Peter's  Basilica — has been transformed into a shrine...
  • [Catholic Caucus] Müller Accuses: From This Synod They Have Driven Out Jesus

    10/08/2019 1:00:11 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 7 replies
    L'Espresso ^ | October 8, 2019 | Sandro Magister
    [Catholic Caucus] Müller Accuses: From This Synod They Have Driven Out Jesus The Synod on the Amazon has begun. “But it will have consequences for the universal Church,” warns Cardinal Gerhard Müller, in a lengthy interview with Matteo Matzuzzi for the newspaper “Il Foglio,” released on the very day of the opening of the work. “If one listens to the voices of some of the protagonists of this assembly, one understands easily that the agenda is entirely European.”European, and above all German. Also in Germany, in fact, there has been launched a “synodal path” that will take its cue from...
  • [Cath Cauc] Mumbo-Jumbo in Vatican Gardens: Gullible Francis Participates (Video)

    10/04/2019 8:56:09 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 15 replies
    Gloria TV ^ | October 4, 2019 | Gloria TV
    [Catholic Caucus] Mumbo-Jumbo in Vatican Gardens: Gullible Francis Participates (Video) Francis took part in an embarrassing October 4 pagan ritual in the Vatican gardens. In order to deceive the faithful, it was labelled as "Consecration of the Amazon Synod to Saint Francis."The mumbo-jumbo started with a dance around a blanket, placed on the lawn and symbolising "Mother Earth." In the middle of the blanket were two statues of a naked man and a naked woman.A female shaman, with feathers in her hair, lifted her hands for some kind of invocation while sixteen concelebrants knelt and bowed around the blanket.Francis sat...
  • New York Presbyterian Church Hosts Pagan Deity

    10/01/2019 2:14:11 PM PDT · by spirited irish · 12 replies
    The Aquila Report ^ | Sept. 27, 2019 | Josiah Aden
    The United Presbyterian Church of Binghamton hosted “the Sviatovid idol” which depicts a ninth-century Slavic deity, as part of a September 6-7 festival of lights. Sviatovid (alternately known as Svetovid, Svantovit, Sventovit, or Svantevit) was a local Slavic god of war, fertility, and abundance in the Baltic region.
  • Climate Worship Is Nothing More Than Rebranded Paganism

    09/27/2019 8:52:29 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 35 replies
    The Federalist ^ | 09/27/2019 | Sumantra Maitra
    Lynn Townsend White Jr., an American historian from Princeton, wrote an influential essay in 1967, at the height of the cultural revolution in Western campuses, arguing that Christianity and Judeo-Christian values are responsible for ecological disaster and climate change. The essay, naturally, was adapted by generations after, ironically almost like a document of faith.The central argument went like this. White argued, “The victory of Christianity over paganism was the greatest psychic revolution in the history of our culture. … By destroying pagan animism, Christianity made it possible to exploit nature in a mood of indifference to the feelings of...
  • Protesters in Ulan-Ude want to scrap Sunday's mayoral election results and free followers of..

    09/10/2019 11:47:56 PM PDT · by NorseViking · 6 replies
    Medusa ^ | September 9, 2019
    Full title: Protesters in Ulan-Ude want to scrap Sunday's mayoral election results and free followers of a ‘Putin exorcist’ Demonstrators have assembled without a permit in the central square of Ulan-Ude, a city in East Siberia. According to the news website Babr24, protesters initially demanded that police release the arrested followers of Alexander Gabyshev, a Yatkutsk resident who calls himself a “warrior shaman” and since March has been traveling on foot to Moscow, where he intends to perform an “exorcism” to remove the spirit of Vladimir Putin from the city. Irkutsk Senator Vyacheslav Markhaev and Buryatia parliament member Bair Tsyrenov...