By David Martin
A poster of a topless indigenous woman breast-feeding a weasel is among the many graphics being used to publicize the infamous Amazonian Synod presently underway in Rome. LifeSiteNews videographer Jim Hale was able to obtain this footage while documenting the Synod in Rome.
Disgusting as it is, there is more to this than meets the eye. It derives from Pope Francis' eco-encyclical Laudato Si, which underscores the synod. What they're saying is that everything in creation is "interconnected," that we are "related" to the animals, and it uses this degraded imagery to make the point.
According to the synodal architects, we're just animals. The synod is about our "ecological conversion" and oneness with the planet, not about our oneness with Christ. It calls upon the Church to bow to the planetary idol and make "reparation" to "Mother-Earth" for the "sins" committed against her. It dignifies the superstition of pagan culture and seeks to pollute the Church therewith. It is truly the work of Antichrist.
Mr. Hale was also able to capture on film a most deplorable scene inside of St. Peter's Basilica—a nude Mother Earth idol along with Pope Francis and various cardinals chanting, dancing, and praying before the statue. The nude idol along with other shocking exhibits are now on display in the Santa Maria in Transpontina Church, just down the street from St. Peter’s. It appears that the Eternal City has become a forum for globalists.
Divine Wrath Imminent?
That Rome should descend to such diabolical depths that would have the hierarchy carousing around this latter-day golden calf is a clear testament to the apostasy of our times. These shocking events immediately call to mind Christ's prophecy concerning the divine wrath of the last days that would ensue in the wake of the abominations that would pollute the Sanctuary. As he says:
"When therefore you shall see the abomination of desolation, which was spoken of by Daniel the prophet, standing in the holy place: he that readeth let him understand.... For there shall be then great tribulation, such as hath not been from the beginning of the world until now, neither shall be. And unless those days had been shortened, no flesh should be saved: but for the sake of the elect those days shall be shortened." (Matthew 24:15-22)
The synod also calls to mind how God many times in the Bible had punished the Jews for turning to strange gods worshiping idols in their groves. Is history about to repeat itself?
The pope and his errant hierarchy would do well to put away their idol and return to their knees before their Crucified Savior and King on the Cross, remembering the admonition of Holy Scripture:
"For power is given you by the Lord, and strength by the most High, who will examine your works, and search out your thoughts: Because being ministers of his kingdom, you have not judged rightly, nor kept the law of justice, nor walked according to the will of God. Horribly and speedily will he appear to you: for a most severe judgment shall be for them that bear rule." (Wisdom 6: 4-6)
I wish the people of Rome would start throwing garbage at Pope Francis during his General Audiences, appearences, or whenever he ventures outside his hole in the Vatican.....he and his gang should be pelted with garbage and manure for bringing this kind of filth into Saint Peter's.
And I have lost a lot of respect for Benedict XVI for not speaking up against this. He should be ashamed of himself for resigning in the first place.
The poster says "weasel". This is "false advertising". I can't find McCarrick anywhere.
Thank you for posting David's article. We need more voices speaking up against what we see taking place in Rome these days.
Should God strike with wrath as in the Old Testament, but now after Jesus' death and resurrection, it will denigrate that Supreme Sacrifice. It would show petty malice, like a little spoiled brat who needs his ass whipped, rather than striking like a never seen before surgeon while showing, clearly and indisputably, His uniqueness, singular power and authority. I have little doubt He will surgically strike. If He chooses to strike.
Damian, why don't you take your own advice, get yourself to Rome, into an papal audience and throw your own bag of garbage at the Pope instead of projecting your reactive wish list onto imaginary proxies.
Let the reader know how you fare.
Re: Anonymous - What do you mean "should He strike?" Of course He will strike, since He himself has said He will render justice to the wicked before and at the time of His Second Coming. (Mt. 25: 41-46) And in fact, He has rendered divine justice throughout the span of the New Testament. Are wars not a punishment for man's sins and have there not been two world wars, plus plagues and calamities to try to awaken man from His slumber, not to mention AIDS which was sent as a plague from God? How does Divine Justice denigrate Christ's Sacrifice? I thought it was only the Protestants who have spoiled brat fits over Christ's prerogative to punish. Nothing is changed from the Old Testament, God is still God, with the exception that His indignation today is greater than in the past since our indebtedness is greater, yet we behave worse than the people of the Old Testament. Today's Vatican would make Sodom and Gomorrah blush.
The Amazonian Synod is God's wrath on the Novus Ordo Sect.
Truth be told, many of the prelates were put in power by B16 and then he split when shaken by the corruption and filth he found, rather than cracking heads and begging for Divine Retribution and assistance. WTH? Why is it that as some men rise to power/authority, they get LESS information and make worse decisions? Don't these guys ever think to have counselors, official and unofficial?
As for overt bestiality seen in this poster, and the pagan statue veneration/devotion, if I didn't know the Catholic Religion is the True Faith, I'd just live as a noble pagan.
I wonder if there's a version of paganism here where the women dance around that wobbly statue and murder weapon seen in the movie Clockwork Orange. Ancient pagan fertility rites! yayyyyyyyy!
Mr Martin deserves his collected creations to be nominated for the Booker Prize.
May God bless you for this. A voice crying in the wilderness.
We are at the end of the line.
We are Israel and we are causing precisely the wrath of God that Isaias warned Israel of in his time.
Because of the grave sins of His people...
First God let His people fall into the hands of weak men.
Then corrupt men as well as the weak.
Then sodomites as well as the weak and the corrupt.
Finally God allows his people to put themselves in the hands of depraved women along with sodomites, the weak, and the corrupt.
When none of those chastisements incite His people to REPENT AND REFORM...
He reduces their land to rubble and allows their enemies to haul them away into captivity.
All that is left for us is the rubble.
And because God's justice is PERFECT and we have received FAR GREATER gifts than old Israel -- it will be far worse for us.
We must do all we can to reform our lives and to encourage reform of those in control of the Church.
Aside from this story, everyone should know what's going on in the Vatican this week...aside from the pagan rituals and other bs that is the Amazon Synod.
The head of the Vatican police force was forced to resign, because he arrested /suspended 5 members of the Secretariat of State office, run by Cardinal Parolin.
The issue is the until now unexplained loss of over one hundred million dollars in the Vatican Peter's Pence account.....money faithful Catholics for the pope to use in charitable endeavors. Now, today,it's been revealed that the people behind the losses are actually Cardinals Parolin and Becciu, and Bishop Parra Pena( gay boy who had a string of homo affairs in Venezuela, was accused of pedophilia with proof but who Francis protected and promoted anyway). They invested in a huge London building, renovated it into appartments which (probable but unconfirmed), were used by clergy for homosexual romps).
Anyone with any brain knows now that Parolin's career when up in smoke, and his chances to be Pope next time are in ashes. Becciu, who was a rabid Francis fan, is also ruined. How long will they stay???
Francis too, is gravely wounded by this. His reputation, already in the trash can over the Amazon Synon and video of him and others bowing to a naked statue of "Pachamamma, the Mother Earth Goddess" both in Vatican gardens and in Saint Peter's , is ruined.
The Vatican scandal, which is gathering momentum along with the filth of the Amazon Synod and the latestFrancis scandal of him denying the divinity of Jesus just might tip the scales in favor of Francis resigning very soon.
One reporter wrote on Tuesday that Pope has been looking fatigued and unwell for about two weeks.
Boo Hoo. Time to go Francis, Parolin, Becciu, Parra Pena, Cupich, Dolan, Farrell, Tobin, etc. etc.
Damian M. Malliapalli
Malliapalli: all piss and wind as usual. You can assert till the cows come home but you never back up your claims with irrefutable evidence, just gossip, hearsay and innuendo and that is the daily bread of the lazy minded.
How on earth did you ever gain a degree in History or was it from some Academy in Burkina Faso? No wonder even a High School fired you.
I won't respond with insults to your insults, even though a bunch come to mind. But just so you know, I got a B.A. and an M.A. in History and also in Art History from the Univ. of Pennsylvania...(not Penn State). And it's in Philly, not Burkina Faso......why not pick a more remote place to say I got it from Everyone knows where Berkina Faso is. How about Ulan Bator or Lhasa? or Darmsala? How about Merv or Tous or Nashapur?
And I wasn't fired from teaching High school. I resigned after almost 2 years because I would NOT teach the kids that being gay or transgender is a wonderful and normal thing. I said I would not encourage a boy to use the girls room if he felt like he was a female. I'll leave encouraging kids to do those kind of things to Pope Francis and his brain-dead cheerleaders.
If you want to find irrefutable evidence about the disaster of the Francis papacy, go find and talk to Archbishop Vigano who worked here in the USA and the Vatican and has seen it all. And he has the paperwork to prove it.
Try researching on good, orthodox websites and read the truth. It'll be an eye-opening experience. Time better than typing insults . Maybe I don't prove it's true...but you and Francis people like you have not prove that's its false either...even the Vatican doesn't speak up to defend their boss man.
It would be a terrific innovation if you could get that little brain of yours to stretch beyond the next insult or wise crack.
If you had any sense of history as a developing narrative involving the way an organization, even the Church, to negotiate peaks and troughs, internal and external challenges and to critique the language and symbols it uses to express its beliefs, you wouldn't find yourself hopelessly marooned on the sand bank of anger and despair.
All you are left with is self imposed alienation and negativity that is part and parcel of your rejection of the Catholic Church in favor of your own futile constructs.
The clock is ticking.
Thank you for your observations, Peter. But if by your comment above, you mean "just accept the way the Church is going".....no thank you. There's a model of the Church which has proven right for centuries, and has produced the greatest Saints, as well as art, literature, music, architecture, thought, and the endeavor to great holiness as an institution. The results have been 90% positive. The flourishing of the Church in all its branches (or any institution), is a sign that its work is blessed by God....or at the very least, a great benefit to humanity. That has been the contribution of the Catholic Church mostly thru all of its history....until 1965 when it seems that in the blink of an eye or a heartbeat, the whole system and institution began to collapse, until it is reduced to the rubble it is today....unrecognizable as the Papacy or the Church to anyone from a few generation ago.
You are right when you say that History is a developing narrative (of a people, civilization, or the Church). Everything goes thru good and bad times. The collapse of the Old Kingdom in Ancient Egypt and the 250+ years before that which is recognized as the beginning of the Middle Kingdom was a period of disaster during which Egypt as we know it thru History almost fragmented into two or more kingdoms and city states. The period of time that we call "The Renaissance" was a tremendous period for the visual arts and architecture, but it gave birth eventually to a secularism which fundamentally weakened the basic beliefs of what we called "Christendom", gave birth to the Reformation and increasingly secular thought. The Catholic Counter Reformation and the Council of Trent was a magnificent reaction to all this which held good right up until the 1870's. The First Vatican Council reaffirmed the Council of Trent, but unfortunately gave birth to the concept of Papal Infallibilty which, though true and correct in matters of Faith and Morals, today is being taken as Gospel by some groups for everything Pope Francis says and does.
In history, when a group or people rally to defend or protect their traditions and values against contrary influences, more than not, the people defending their heritage have won out....eventually. So today with the Church. Eventually, Pope Francis and his people and their model of the Church will be defeated. Its already happening.
So I'm not despairing. I know that we're going thru a period in the Church that we have gone thru before. The Reformation, the Enlightenment, the anti-religion secularist policies of Joseph II of the Austro-Hungarian Empire(land of Mozart), and the similar policies of France in the early 1900's have done great damage to the Church....but none so vast and destructive as the last 50 years in the Church, epitomized by Francis and company.
The Church will rise up again when he's gone from Power. It may be sooner than we think. What I see the Church becoming again is not my own futile constructs, but what I believe (and many as well), will be a restoration (slow but steady) of the traditions of the Faith after the removal or death of Francis, and the exit of his people. The Church will truly have a "new Springtime", which had started...if only briefly...under Benedict XVI.
Damian M. Malliapalli
The mud slinging and personal insults on this board are disgusting. People who frequent these boards only occasionally are completely deterred in even making a comment due to the vitriol displayed. I guess it's no wonder that there are only a few 'regulars' that post. It's a complete and total turn off to people that may want to have a civil Christian discussion or even intelligent debate without personally attacking others. I for one am OUT OF HERE.
Damian, thanks for your long response. I think you need to be very careful in your assessment of what movements in both secular and Church history have proven to be damaging to the Church. The way I see things is that the constant calls for reform in the Church that have originated outside and within, the mendicant orders are a good example, were and are God given opportunities for the Church to reevaluate what is core to its belief, what is historical accretion and what therefore can be set aside. The reformation movements begun with Jan Hus, two hundred years before the German protestants, were completely reasonable in their appeals to the Magisterium. If the Council of Constance has listened to Hus instead of burning him alive, if Trent had taken seriously what exactly Luther was proposing, if Vatican I had been attentive to what was at the heart of the Enlightenment and the growing disaffection with the ossified European monarchies then things would have turned out far more satisfactorily for all.
Galileo and Darwin, forced the Magisterium to rethink its teaching on cosmology and creation and that's what happened. Eventually, the Church accepted the science of heliocentrism and that its first rejection of Darwin's theory was based on flawed proof texting from Genesis. If you read Leo XIII's response to Darwin, and that of Pius XII, you will see that they were content to acknowledge simply that "God made the world" but it's up to science to demonstrate how that happened.
I think too that you should be very careful to falling into the same trap as those who rejected Galileo and Darwin, blaming them for your discontent. Vatican II was a necessary corrective and completion of both Trent and Vatican I. If anything, there is a compelling argument for the Church summoning Vatican III asap to clear up the ambiguities and parallel theologies that Ottaviani and crew made sure were embedded in the Vat II documents to make sure that conflict would continue.
Francis is not the cause of your problems Damian, it's the legitimate theological and historical challenges to the notion of a static, unchangeable Church with an armoured vault containing the "Deposit" that does and will continue to generated grief for you. As St John Newman has taught, it is of the very nature of Christianity to re-express itself, its symbols and its doctrines throughout history in order to make itself understood.
Evangelization would be impossible without this kind of change, development and cultural adjustment. The Church too has always sought to take up culturally and religiously significant events, observances and beliefs of people being evangelized and to 'baptise', transform and incorporate these into its own life: 'Sol Invictus'/22-25 December, Oestre/Easter etc. This is what has been happening for decades in the Church's mission in the Amazon, Africa and Asia. It's an imperative that comes from the Incarnation.
Don't paint yourself into the corner of de facto schism like some of the others on this board. It's not the Catholic thing to do.
Lol, what was reasonable in Huss’ response?
I don't know if there is a surviving record of what Hus said as he was torched. Do you?
Then... how is it that you can presume to know that he’s a coreligionist, as if you have claim to all heretics? Lol
If the Council of Constance had listened to what Hus had to say about corruption and abuses of authority and acted decisively to address them, chances are the Luther would not have had any grips a couple of hundred years later.
BTW, Hus never ceased to be a Catholic. Read a book and be enlightened.
He needed burning.
What are you talking about?
JBQ Oct 16 215pm LOL!!!
"He needed burning" is the language of the mad dog jihadists in ISIS not that of a Christian. Congratulations on another record in the race to the bottom of moral degeneration.
Another of your well known fetishes alongside necrophilia.
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