Below we will take a look at the Catholic faith (in black), followed by the propositions set forth by the architects of the Amazonian Synod in the Instrumentum Laboris (in red), the same having been made manifest over the past few weeks in Rome.
At the conclusion, that a pagan planter representing Pachamama (or Mother Earth) was placed on the altar at St. Peter’s to close the event last Sunday, while no less reprehensible, will perhaps make a little more sense.
The Word was made flesh, and dwelt among us, and we saw His glory, the glory as it were of the only begotten of the Father, full of grace and truth. (John 1:14)
The Synod is a great opportunity for the Church to discover the incarnate and active presence of God in the most diverse manifestations of creation. (cf Instrumentum Laboris – 33)
The unanimous teaching of the holy Fathers assert that the Church was born from the side of our Savior on the Cross like a new Eve, mother of all the living. (cf Pope Pius XII, Mystici Corporis – 28)
The Church became flesh by making her dwelling – her thatched-roof shelter – in the Amazon … The multinationals have cut the veins of our Mother Earth. (ibid. 17, 30)
For if, when we were enemies, we were reconciled to God by the death of His Son; much more, being reconciled, shall we be saved by His life. (Romans 5:10)
Salvific life, which begins with creation and manifests itself from the start in the most elementary dimension of life (bios) … is reflected in its abundant bio-diversity and cultures. (ibid. 11)
Teach them to observe all things whatsoever that I have commanded you … Do whatever He tells you. (Matthew 28:20, John 2:5)
It is necessary to listen to the cry of “Mother Earth.” (ibid. 146)
And through Him to reconcile all things unto himself, making peace through the Blood of His Cross, both as to the things that are on earth, and the things that are in heaven. (Col 1:20)
The earth has blood and is bleeding. (ibid. 17)
[Who] offer up to Thee, this sacrifice of praise for themselves, their families and friends, for the redemption of their souls, for the health and salvation they hope for … offer[ed] unto Thy most excellent Majesty of Thine own gifts, bestowed upon us (Traditional Roman Rite)
The Amazon people have the right to health and to live healthily, which means harmony with what Mother Earth offers us. (ibid. 88)
May the performance of my homage be pleasing to Thee, O Holy Trinity… (Traditional Roman Rite)
Love lived in any religion pleases God. (ibid. 39)
What we witnessed in the Amazonian Synod, which did not stray far from its working document, was not so much a distortion of the Catholic faith as it was a faithful representation of a new religion – the one that was formally born at Vatican Council II where Christ the King was effectively dethroned and His Church reduced to just one path to salvation among many.
These two religions – one true, the other decidedly false – are diametrically opposed to one another; there is enmity between them, their seeds and their leaders, with the “Synodal” faith recently put on display for all to see representing a repudiation of the Catholic faith.
We have a name for this; it’s called apostasy, and let us be perfectly clear – manifest, public apostates have severed themselves from the Body of the Church, most obviously so in the case of he who is pleased to serve as the Apostate-in-Chief.