A Schismatic Synod on the Amazon?

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A Schismatic Synod on the Amazon?
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Roberto de Mattei
Corrispondenza Romana
September 11, 2019


On September 6th and 7th the Latin American Episcopal Council (CELAM) and the ecclesial Pan-Amazon Network (REPAM), held a meeting in the city of Bogotá, the capital of Colombia, to discuss the upcoming Synod of Bishops which will take place in the Vatican from Sunday, October 6th to Sunday, October 27th 2019, on the topic “The Amazon: new paths for the Church and integral ecology.”

In the final communiqué of the meeting, the President of CELAM, Monsignor Miguel Cabrejos, and the President of REPAM, Cardinal Cláudio Hummes, after expressing their “joy at the convening of the Synod by Pope Francis”, reaffirm “the hope of continuing to promote a Church with an indigenous, Amazonian face and of continuing the process of its implementation.” On the sidelines of the Bogotá meeting, the newly-elected Cardinal Michael Czerny, special secretary for the Amazon Synod, declared: “Amazon is the first word in the title of this Synod. You could say that the Amazon, with its people, its reality, its territory and inhabitants, is the subject of the Synod; you could say that it is its focus. Therefore, as its first or rather I’d say its very first concern, is the people, the people and in particular the indigenous people.”

However, as always happens at these meetings, what counts are not the official declarations, but the private meetings taking place among the key men and the documents circulating among them, in order to better organize the strategies whereby their objectives are achieved. One of these documents, under the title “Hacia el Sínodo Panamazónico: Desafíos y aportes desde América Latina y el Caribe” is the fruit of a previous meeting also in Bogota, during the month of April this year, at the initiative of the Amerindia and Repam organizations.

On September 3rd, LifeSiteNews published this text “Radical theologians push for overthrow of Catholic Doctrine at Amazon Synod”* which revealed that at the meeting in Bogotá, there were four individuals closely involved with Pope Francis in the preparation of the Synod: Father Paolo Suess (close collaborator of Bishop Erwin Kräutler, member of the pre-synod council); Mauricio López (Secretary of REPAM and also member of the council); the indigenous advisor, Father Justino Sarmento Rezende, and Peter Hughes (also advisor). These four people are allegedly the principal authors of Instrumentum Laboris, which the Synod Fathers will work on in October.

As the authors of the article Maike Hickson and Mathew Cullinan Hoffman highlighted, the Bogotá document threatens to subvert or overturn the fundamental elements of Catholic Doctrine, sustaining that the Church does not have the “monopoly on salvation” and the pluralism and diversity of religions are expressions of a wise divine will; the non-Christian religions are able to bring “salvation” to people and the pagan religious traditions of the indigenous in the Amazon ought to be re-evaluated; the text redefines the Eucharist as a symbolic act of the community; it attacks the hierarchic priesthood of the New Testament, envisaging the creation of new ministries for the laity, the possible ordination of women to the diaconate and the ordination of married men to the priesthood; it promotes a new indigenous, feminist ecological theology and the proposal of exporting this model in order to create a Church with an “Amazon face”. In fact, Cardinal Gerhard Müller pointed out:

If estimable men living declaredly stable unions (whether they be canonically valid or not?), with the aim of providing (!) the Sacraments to the community – even without theological formation (IL 129, 2) – why shouldn’t this be the leverage for introducing the viri probati in Germany, where the celibate is no longer accepted in society and where many married theologians would be willing to occupy vacant places as priests in the celibate clergy?”**

Last August 14th, in the city of Bogotá, which is becoming one of the main centres for the diffusion of the Amazonian errors, Isodoro, a shaman of the Inga tribe in Colombia, during a preparatory meeting for the Amazon Synod, imparted his benediction to the religious priests and sisters in a park at the Colombian Episcopal Conference’s central office. The photo that depicts it, found on the site of La Nuova Bussola Quotidiano***, is making its rounds worldwide on the internet and confirms to what extent the process of distorting the doctrine and constitution of the Church is going. Archbishop José Luis Azcona, Bishop Emeritus of the Marajo Prelature is not wrong then when he said in an interview to ACI Prensa that he fears the risk of a schism. **** Also in Germany Cardinal Rainer Woelki, Archbishop of Cologne in a declaration made to Kirchenzeitung Köln, *****expressed his fear that the “synodal path taken by the German Episcopate leads to a schism in the German Church as well as the Universal Church.”

In the history of the Church ordinarily schisms pave the way for heresies as happened with the Anglican schism in the 16th century. Today the diffusion of errors and heresies is paving the way for an ecclesial fracture, also because normally there is a separation from the Church against the Pope, whereas it is in the name of the Pope, that some bishops are preparing their separation from the Church. What will Pope Bergoglio do if and when the fight is out in the open?

On September 10th, on the flight back to Rome from Africa, Pope Francis declared: “I pray that there won’t be any, but I’m not afraid of a schism in the Church.” Even for the Pope then, the eventuality of an intra-ecclesial division is not remote. But the Vicar of Christ is wrong not to fear the laceration of the Mystical Body. Catholics who truly love the Church are horrified by schisms and heresies and are ready to defend until the shedding of their blood the purity and integrity of Christ’s teachings. It is for this reason that resistance is growing against a Synod that could possibly go down in history as the “Schismatic Synod on the Amazon”.

If the Pantheistic, Pelegian and Lutheran errors present in the Bogotá document and in the same Instrumentum laborisare not corrected, the Amazon Synod risks being an openly schismatic Synod, like the Pro-Arian Synod of Milan (355), the Monophysite Synod of Ephesus (449), the Nestorian Synod of Constantinople (553), the Conciliar Synod of Basel (1438), and the Jansenist Synod of Pistoia (1786).

In Milan, in the 4th century, very few bishops against Arianism (among which were St. Eusebius of Vercelli and St. Paulinus of Trier) had the courage to resist the assembly, by challenging the Emperor Constantius II, who had convoked the Synod and expected to impose his political will at it. Very few Cardinals and bishops seem to be disposed today to resist the politics of Pope Francis with the heroism the circumstances demand, but among priests and laity the signs of fidelity to the Church are expanding, not only in America, as the Holy Father retains, but in countries all over the world.

We are the sons and daughters of a Militant Church, which does not admit and include error, but combats error and defends the truth. A Church that wants to win souls and all of society for Christ. A Church that separates itself from those, in the inside, who profess a different religion. A Church that we entrust to the Most Blessed Virgin Mary, so that with Her Angels She protects it in the upcoming decisive weeks.


*https://www.lifesitenews.com/news/radical-liberation-theologians-push-for-overthrow-of-catholic-doctrine-at-amazon-synod
**/https://www.corrispondenzaromana.it/cardinale-gerhard-muller-sul-processo-sinodale-in-germania-e-il-sinodo-per-lamazzonia/
***http://www.lanuovabq.it/it/verso-il-sinodo-con-la-benedizione-dello-stregone
****https://www.aciprensa.com/noticias/obispo-en-brasil-critica-instrumentum-laboris-del-sinodo-la-amazonia-ya-no-es-catolica-94402
*****https://kirchenzeitung-koeln.de/672

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Who are the participants in the eco-modernist Synod





(Veronica Rasponi) It will be an unprecedented gathering of indigenous and liberation theologians, modernists and ecologists, the one that will meet in the Vatican from 6 to 27 October. This is clearly deduced from the list of 185 participants in the Special Assembly for the Pan-Amazonian Region held on the theme of Amazonia: new paths for the Church and for an integral ecology .

The general secretary will be Cardinal Lorenzo Baldisseri and the three presidents delegates cardinals Baltazar Enrique Porras Cardozo, Apostolic Administrator of Caracas and Archbishop of Mérida (Venezuela), Pedro Ricardo Barreto Jimeno, SJ, Archbishop of Huancayo (Peru), Vice President of the Ecclesial Network Panamazzonica (REPAM); João Braz de Aviz, Prefect of the Congregation for Institutes of Consecrated Life. The general speaker is Cardinal Cláudio Hummes, ofm, President of the Episcopal Commission for the Amazon of the National Conference of Bishops of Brazil (cnbb) and President of REPAM; special secretaries Father Michael Czerny, SJ, Under-Secretary of the Migrants Section of the Department for the Integral Human Development Service and Msgr. David Martínez de Aguirre Guinea, op, Apostolic Vicar of Puerto Maldonado (Peru). There are one hundred and two bishops from the ecclesiastical districts of the Amazon region: 4 from the Antilles, 12 from Bolivia, 58 from Brazil, 15 from Colombia, 7 from Ecuador, 11 from Peru, 7 from Venezuela. Then there are 13 department heads of the Roman Curia, 15 members elected by the Union of Superiors General and 33 members of pontifical appointment. These include cardinals Christoph Schönborn, Óscar Andrés Rodríguez Maradiaga, and Reinhard Marx; Msgr. Vincenzo Paglia, President of the Pontifical Academy for Life and Grand Chancellor of the John Paul II Theological Institute; Msgr. Marcelo Sánchez Sorondo, Chancellor of the Pontifical Academies of Sciences and Social Sciences and father Antonino Spadaro, SJ, Director of There are one hundred and two bishops from the ecclesiastical districts of the Amazon region: 4 from the Antilles, 12 from Bolivia, 58 from Brazil, 15 from Colombia, 7 from Ecuador, 11 from Peru, 7 from Venezuela. Then there are 13 department heads of the Roman Curia, 15 members elected by the Union of Superiors General and 33 members of pontifical appointment. These include cardinals Christoph Schönborn, Óscar Andrés Rodríguez Maradiaga, and Reinhard Marx; Msgr. Vincenzo Paglia, President of the Pontifical Academy for Life and Grand Chancellor of the John Paul II Theological Institute; Msgr. Marcelo Sánchez Sorondo, Chancellor of the Pontifical Academies of Sciences and Social Sciences and father Antonino Spadaro, SJ, Director of There are one hundred and two bishops from the ecclesiastical districts of the Amazon region: 4 from the Antilles, 12 from Bolivia, 58 from Brazil, 15 from Colombia, 7 from Ecuador, 11 from Peru, 7 from Venezuela. Then there are 13 department heads of the Roman Curia, 15 members elected by the Union of Superiors General and 33 members of pontifical appointment. These include cardinals Christoph Schönborn, Óscar Andrés Rodríguez Maradiaga, and Reinhard Marx; Msgr. Vincenzo Paglia, President of the Pontifical Academy for Life and Grand Chancellor of the John Paul II Theological Institute; Msgr. Marcelo Sánchez Sorondo, Chancellor of the Pontifical Academies of Sciences and Social Sciences and father Antonino Spadaro, SJ, Director of 11 from Peru, 7 from Venezuela. Then there are 13 department heads of the Roman Curia, 15 members elected by the Union of Superiors General and 33 members of pontifical appointment. These include cardinals Christoph Schönborn, Óscar Andrés Rodríguez Maradiaga, and Reinhard Marx; Msgr. Vincenzo Paglia, President of the Pontifical Academy for Life and Grand Chancellor of the John Paul II Theological Institute; Msgr. Marcelo Sánchez Sorondo, Chancellor of the Pontifical Academies of Sciences and Social Sciences and father Antonino Spadaro, SJ, Director of 11 from Peru, 7 from Venezuela. Then there are 13 department heads of the Roman Curia, 15 members elected by the Union of Superiors General and 33 members of pontifical appointment. These include cardinals Christoph Schönborn, Óscar Andrés Rodríguez Maradiaga, and Reinhard Marx; Msgr. Vincenzo Paglia, President of the Pontifical Academy for Life and Grand Chancellor of the John Paul II Theological Institute; Msgr. Marcelo Sánchez Sorondo, Chancellor of the Pontifical Academies of Sciences and Social Sciences and father Antonino Spadaro, SJ, Director of President of the Pontifical Academy for Life and Grand Chancellor of the John Paul II Theological Institute; Msgr. Marcelo Sánchez Sorondo, Chancellor of the Pontifical Academies of Sciences and Social Sciences and father Antonino Spadaro, SJ, Director of President of the Pontifical Academy for Life and Grand Chancellor of the John Paul II Theological Institute; Msgr. Marcelo Sánchez Sorondo, Chancellor of the Pontifical Academies of Sciences and Social Sciences and father Antonino Spadaro, SJ, Director ofLa Civiltà Cattolica (Italy). None of Pope Francis' closest friends is missing.

Among the 19 members of the Presynodal Council, Cardinal Pedro Ricardo Barreto Jimeno, SJ, Archbishop of Huancayo (Peru), Vice President of REPAM and Msgr. Erwin Kräutler, c.pp.s., Bishop Prelate emeritus of Xingu (Brazil). Among the 25 "experts" we find names such as Eleazar López Hernández, an indigenous Catholic priest belonging to the Zapotec people, and Paulo Suess, an expert in inculturated and pastoral theology in the Amazon among indigenous peoples.

Among the 55 auditors, almost all indigenism activists, we find Aikumale Alemin, candidate for permanent Diaconate and member of the ethnic group “ Amerindian Wayana"; Tapi Yawalapiti, Leader of the 16 tribes of Alto-Xingu (Mato Grosso); Dorismeire Almeida de Vasconcelos, Pastoral Coordinator and movements for the defense of human and environmental rights (Prelature of the Xingu); Judite da Rocha, National Coordinator of the Movement of Dam Victims; Patricia Gualinga, indigenous leader in the defense of human rights of the Kichwa communities of Sarayaku (Ecuador); Enrique Matareco Pofueco, leader of the Ignaciano Mojeño indigenous people; Sister Mary Agnes Njeri Mwangi, an expert in Indigenous Theology and Interreligious Dialogue, " involved in the journey of the Church in Roraima, in particular in the pastoral care of original peoples " and even, it is not clear by what title, Carlo Petrini, Founder and President of the association non-profit Slow Food .

But the most eloquent list is that of the twelve "special guests", including members of globalist and anti-natalist lobbies: Ban Ki-moon, former UN Secretary-General (Korea); René Castro Salazar, Assistant Director General of the Department of FAO Climate, Biodiversity, Land and Water (Costa Rica); José Gregorio Díaz Mirabal, President of the Congress of Indigenous Amazon Organizations (Coica) (Venezuela); Jean-Pierre Dutilleux, Co-Founder and Honorary President of the Forêt Vierge Association , promoter of the indigenous Kayapò (France); Josianne Gauthier, General Secretary of the International Catholic Alliance of Development Agencies (Canada); Father Miguel Heinz, svd, President of Adveniat (Germany); Luis Libermann, Founder of the Chair of Dialogue and Culture of the Meeting Neuquén, Entrepreneur of the Water World (Argentina); Carlos Alfonso Nobre, 2007 Nobel Peace Prize; Jeffrey D. Sachs, Professor of Sustainable Development at the Center for Sustainable Development of Columbia University (United States of America); Hans J. Schellnhuber, Professor of Atmospheric Physics and Emeritus Director of the Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research (Germany); Mons. Pirmin Spiegel, Director General of Misereor (Germany); Victoria Lucia Tauli-Corpuz, UN Special Rapporteur on the rights of indigenous peoples (Philippines).

The biographies of each of these characters and the structures behind them, such as REPAM, created to "indigenize" the Church, reveal the objectives of the Synod. It is not just a question of giving the Church an "Amazonian face", as the Instrumentum laboris states . One of the Synod participants as "expert", Marcia María de Oliveira, "Doctor in Society and Amazonian cultures," stated that " The Synod represents an important opportunity to 'Amazonize' the world ". The eco-modernist staff has fully deployed to achieve this goal. Who will take sides publicly against this delusion?
 

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Popes Should Honor God, Not Gaia

October 5, 2019

Gaia worship in the midst of the Catholic fold has been a fad since the Sixties.

You know it’s a sticky fad when an Archdiocese like Toronto has no problem televising a Mass formally praising Gaia during the closing hymn.
And now, in other news…


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Francis Enacts Pagan Rites in Vatican Gardens
False worship, approved by a bishop in white before a global audience, and broadcast on the Vatican news channel.
Is no one else concerned for this man’s eternal salvation? Are none of his episcopal brethren concerned? Why are they silent before such deviance?

And colorful deviance, to boot: feathered headdress, carven idols, shaker sticks, circle dancing, ecstatic-y incantations, talismans, tree planting, the works.

Note how part of the Vatican ceiling literally crumbles right afterward.

Note that Francis plants an oak tree. Quercus ilex. The same family of tree worshipped by German pagans when St. Boniface chopped that sucker down a thousand years ago.

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One scarcely knows where to begin making reparation for these horrors, but bear in mind that this will be small fry compared to what is likely in store for the official Masses of the Amazon Synod itself, beginning Sunday.

Alas, Lord God! Alas for Thy Church!


Why the Novus Ordo Matters
If you, Catholic fellow-traveler, are not yet awake to the full scope of the current ecclesiastical crisis – and particularly if you are unfamiliar with or far from the Traditional Latin Mass – we beg your understanding and forgiveness for the abrupt transition here, but we must press an urgent point:
This has everything to do with the Novus Ordo Missae (NO) of Pope Paul VI.

See, if the NO is acceptable as a licit form of Catholic worship, there cannot be any objective condemnation of false worship rites of any kind – acts regarded in Scripture and Tradition as intrinsically evil. The two hang together. If the Novus Ordo ain’t wrong, then there ain’t no “wrong” in worship.

We develop this at greater length here, here, and here.

Also, as an aside, if the whole “non-Catholic worship = intrinsically evil” doctrine is news to anyone, here’s two dozen traditional catechisms on the subject to get you started.

It should come as little surprise, then, that the immediate effect of the NO’s promulgation in 1969 was the importation of pagan ritual elements across the globe, continued to our own day. The point is that the Novus Ordo cannot be regarded as an integrally Catholic rite in se. There is no coherent theological demonstration to the contrary. This conclusion has nothing to do with it’s ability to confect a valid Eucharist, nor its legal imposition by papal fiat under Paul VI. It has everything to do with its contra consuetude craft and content.

The Novus Ordo can only be historically and reasonably regarded as a rite of false worship, and subsequently, its informed use must needs be an offense against the virtue of religion. Yes, this changes everything. It already has.

Yes, it means that millions have languished for the past 50 years under a grievous form of ritualized superstition (the specific scholastic categorical term applicable here), suddenly planted (although never juridically required) throughout the Church decades ago. As the situation was and remains unprecedented in kind and scope, much of the Novus Ordo’s use by well-meaning Catholics may likely be one of inculpable ignorance (though arguably less so in the case of the clergy, especially after Summorum Pontificum) in terms of its valuation as a moral act.

But note – ignorance can’t stay inculpable for long. Not in the Information Age.

Christ calls us to moral perfection. Right worship is the first and highest of man’s moral duties. So why is any Catholic resigned to even the possibility that the NO might be displeasing to Our Lord? That it might just not be our highest and best?

Is He only worthy of greatest honor when it’s convenient for us? When it won’t cost us too dearly? Tell that to the English martyrs. Or any of the martyrs.

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Furthermore, according to St. Paul and the scholastics, the divine punishment proper to false worship is a particular twofold scourge: homosexuality and intellectual confusion. From the Summa Theologiae, emphasis added:
“…[T]he sin against nature is less grievous than the sin of idolatry. But since it is more manifest, it is assigned as a fitting punishment of the sin of idolatry, in order that, as by idolatry man perverts the order of the divine honor, so by the sin against nature he may suffer confusion from the abuse of his own nature.” (ST II-II, q. 94, a.3)

One can’t find a much more accurate description of what’s transpired in the earthly Church over the past half-century, wouldn’t you say?


Sacrilegious Imperialism
We maintain that the Amazon Synod’s true endgame is to permanently entrench the apparent legitimacy of “deeply inculturated liturgy” within the Church universal. Liturgical relativism. This is the extinction of the notion of right worship altogether, the abdication of all liturgical tradition, the papal license of liturgy as perpetual workshop – the work of human hands. Indigenous rites will be performed throughout this synod on the world stage, held up as exemplary, maybe even a bit “formally encouraged” by the final documents. Too soon for “required”? We’ll see.

Recognize, first, that this wickedness was already nearly complete under Paul VI, when the faithful did not walk out of the NO en masse. The Amazon Synod is Msgr. Bugnini’s wildest dreams come true. Its liturgical manifesto will be the exact antithesis to the true Roman Rite, the perennial Catholic liturgical tradition.

Our forebears may escape the blame for not walking out of the Novus Ordo from the get-go. The important thing for us is to walk out now. Seriously, walk out now.

Because rites of false worship are coming to a parish near you.

And why not?

If you go to the Novus Ordo, you already attend one.

Coming Soon: Cause and Effect – Of the parishes that performed ritualized bloodletting of infants during Mass. Don’t believe it? Believe it. The priest approved, and bishop may have. No official rubrics condemned it. Was it wrong? Not any more than the Novus Ordo itself…

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Infanticide in the Amazon. There Are Those Who Defend It, Even in the Church


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At the jam-packed press conference on Tuesday October 8 on the synod for the Amazon, the Swiss journalist Giuseppe Rusconi posed the following question:

“One of the leitmotifs of this synod is the representation of the Indian peoples as if they dwelt in the earthly paradise before original sin. They are lauded for their primitive purity and exalted for their harmonious relationship with nature. From them we are supposed to learn to coexist with the environment. However, still today, around twenty of the Amazonian peoples practice infanticide. And on a website of the Brazilian episcopal conference there appears a contribution in which this practice is justified. So I am asking if for you human rights have a universal application, or if they are valid for some and not for others.”

The first to reply was one of the twelve “special guests” at the synod - on a par with Ban Ki-Moon, Jeffrey D. Sachs, Hans J. Schellnhuber - the Filipina Victoria Lucia Tauli-Corpuz, special rapporteur at the United Nations on the rights of indigenous populations, who recognized that “not all the indigenous, the original peoples, are perfect.” And she added: “Some have practices not consistent with human rights. We have discussed the question at length. In the declaration of the UN it is emphasized that, if states must respect the rights of the indigenous populations, the indigenous must act in such a way that their traditions may be in keeping with international law on human rights. The indigenous have said that they will seek to change certain traditions of theirs.”

After her spoke Peruvian cardinal Pedro Ricardo Barreto Jimenez, archbishop of Huancayo, Jesuit, vice-president of the pan-Amazonian ecclesial network and co-president of the synod, who also recognized that “it’s not all a bed of roses with the indigenous peoples.” For which one cannot speak of “primitive purity, because that would mean disowning human nature,” and yet “we must recognize their ancestral wisdom, because they have enriched this biome which Europe is using.”

Then, however, the cardinal denied that the Amazonian populations practice infanticide: “I have never heard of it.” And, taking off his headphones, he added that “those who make such statements must present documentary evidence.” He did however observe that “every human life is sacred. If someone affirms that such practices are possible, he is disowning the message of the Gospel. One must defend life always.” And he stated: “I have been evangelized by the Indians, and they continue to evangelize me.” At the end of the press conference, while conversing, Cardinal Barreto once again refused to believe that on a webste of the Brazilian Church a statement has been published in defense of infanticide among the Indians.

But he was wrong. At dawn the following day, Rusconi put online on his blog “Rossoporpora” precisely that “documentary evidence” which Cardinal Barreto was demanding, and which he condensed as follows, in four points:

1. The Brazilian parliament is discussing the bill PL 1057/2007 by member of parliament Henrique Afonso, which aims to prohibit the practice of infanticide in indigenous areas. The proposal was approved by the chamber of deputies on August 26 2015 with 361 for and 84 against. Now the senate is considering it. In the debate, which was rather lively, the universal rights of the human person recognized by the Brazilian constitution were contrasted with the rights of the Indian communities, in particular the most isolated, to preserve their practices and customs. The opposition to the bill was made up above all of anthropologists extreme in their devotion to Indian identity.

2. Among the best-known anthropologists n opposition to bill PL 1057/2007 is Rita Laura Segato of the University of Brasilia, whose statement before the human rights commission of the chamber of deputies can still be read on the website of the Conselho Indigenista Missionário (CIMI), “organismo vinculado à Conferência de Bispos do Brasil.” The title of Segato’s hearing is: “Que cada povo trame os fios da sua história [That every people may weave the strands of its history],” the text of which states among other things: “What state is there today that presumes to legislate on how the indigenous peoples must protect their children? What authority does such a state have?”

3. That infanticide is a practice still in use among some indigenous peoples of the Amazon has been noted by the sociologist and anthropologist Giuseppe Bonazzi during a visit to the Consolata missionaries among the Yanomami people. Interviewed by “la Repubblica” on November 16 2010, Bonazzi said: “Among this people the frailest newborns, or those the mother cannot attend to because she is still occupied with the siblings born before, are not accepted and they die.” And this is the opening of another article published on “Lettera 43” with the title “Will Brazil change the law that allows the indigenous to kill children?” “Some indigenous tribes in Brazil practice infanticide. And as strange as it may seem, Brazilian law permits them to do so. Now, however, the South American country is discussing a bill that, if approved, could make this practice unlawful. The debate is very heated. […] The journalist Cleuci de Oliveira has written an interesting analysis for ‘Foreign Policy.’ It must be said however that the issue concerns only a minority of the Brazilian tribes: according to the estimate of ‘Foreign Policy,’ only 20 groups out of about 300 practice it: among these are the Yanomami and the Suruwaha.”

4. “O infanticídio indígena” is the object of numerous comments on the Brazilian legal website “Jus.” One reads for example in the introduction to a statement of October 2017: “The traditional practice of ‘indigenous infanticide’ consists in the homicide of creatures undesired by the group, and is common to various Brazilian tribes.” And in the conclusion: “In no way can the right to cultural diversity legitimize the violation of the right to life. Thus any attempt to justify the practice of infanticide cannot find support in any international legislation.” Moreover, the Brazilian newspaper “O Globo” published on December 7 of 2014 the results of a survey on the Yanomami. The survey confirms that, when a child is born, the mother goes with the child into the forest, examines the child, and if he has a disability, normally returns home alone. Or: if there are twins, the mother acknowledges only one. The act of acknowledgement is symbolized by breastfeeding, and the child is then considered as a living being by the community.

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That’s all for the documentation published by Rusconi at dawn on Wednesday October 9. Meanwhile, however, in Brazil someone has tried to run damage control.

And how? By removing from the website of the CIMI, the indigenist missionary organism “vinculado” with the Brazilian episcopal conference, none other than the text cited by Rusconi at point 2, meaning the statement of the anthropologist Rita Laura Segato to the human rights commission of the chamber of deputies, in defense of infanticide.

Today, in fact, this statement is no longer there. But there has been left on full display, on the same website of the CIMI, another article, entitled “Estudo contesta criminalização do infanticídio indígena,” in which Segato, commenting on the essay of one of her fellow anthropologists, Marianna Holanda, calls the bill intended to ban infanticide “uma forma de ‘calúnia’ aos povos indígenas.”

In any case, the twelve pages of Segato’s statement against bill PL 1057/2007 are in the possession of Rusconi and of Settimo Cielo, photocopied before their disappearance from the website of the Conselho Indigenista Missionário of the Brazilian Church.

Condividi:

http://magister.blogautore.espresso.repubblica.it/2019/10/09/infanticide-in-the-amazon-there-are-those-who-defend-it-even-in-the-church/

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THEN....

At a time when the Pan Amazon Synod is currently underway, much before Vatican II, and much before most of us were born, priests would walk miles to give these people the traditional Latin Mass. This photo was clicked before 1960. A priest saying the traditional Mass in the Amazon region.

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AND NOW...

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 act not know it was pagan?”

Delson said that even if they didn’t know then, they should know now.


“There's no excuse from here on out to claim they didn't know they were violating the first commandment,” he said, and quoted Psalm 95:5 in saying that “all the gods of the Gentiles are devils.”

The Vatican ceremony reminded Delson, who has Igorot ancestry, of a slip in his own past when he “unknowingly participated” in a pagan Igorot religious ceremony.

“I [thought] it was the harmless playing of our gangsas (hand held musical gongs) before we prepared a native dish of slaughtered chickens,” he said.

“Prayers were said by an Igorot shaman, who was from a different Igorot tribe. I learned from him later that he actually summoned deities,” he continued.

“I later went to Confession and never did that again. When I reflect on that and the things I learned from the exorcist Fr. Chad Ripperger about opening doors for the demonic when we sin, I become angry to see this being allowed in the Vatican.”

The Igorot tribes are from the highlands of the Philippines. Delson said that indigenous tribes in the Amazon should be given the same catechesis offered to the Igorot by a certain Polish saint.

“I wish the indigenous people of the Amazon could hear something similar to what the indigenous Igorots heard from Pope John Paul II when he visited the Phillipine Cordillera mountains in 1981,” Delson said.

“After mentioning each tribe, he expressed praise, appreciation, and compassion for our culture, he ended with ‘Yet in all this, the Church never forgets the primacy of her spiritual mission, remembering that her ultimate goal is to lead all men and women to eternal salvation in Christ’," Delson recalled.

Reflecting on the Vatican garden ceremony, he concluded: ““This Synod's message is contrary to Pope John Paul's message then. Instead of leading the indigenous to salvation, the opposite seems to be taking place.”

Delson was infuriated by an Austrian-born Brazilian bishop’s belief that the indigenous people of the Amazon are incapable of understanding or receiving a celibate priestly vocation.

“I just heard what Bishop Kräutler said about the indigenous people not understanding celibacy,” he told LifeSiteNews. He continued:

I find it very offensive as an indigenous person. I even find it very racist. These people who believe such things seem to have forgotten the role of missionaries as understood in the past when the primary purpose and goal was to convert and baptize people - to save their souls.

This Bishop fails to understand that the indigenous do not understand celibacy because their intellect has not been fed the Truth of our Catholic faith. Of course they may struggle with the idea of a man not having a wife because this is foreign to them. They aren't the first who thought this.

I'm sure when the Belgium priests and missionaries began evangelizing my pagan Igorot ancestors, they too were wondering why these men did not have a wife. To them, it isn't natural. That is precisely why they needed to be taught the "supernatural" of our Catholic faith. How can one's will lead to the priesthood if one's intellect has not been properly been fed the Truth? It can't. This is why the Church needs to focus on elevating the intellect of the indigenous instead of lowering Herself to their pagan beliefs and practices.


My pagan ancestors were rooted in the natural law and rich in spiritualism, which made them fertile soil for the seed of our Catholic Faith to grow and flourish. Once they were properly catechized, it was clear to them that head hunting and their worship of false gods were wrong. After learning about the priesthood and the significance of a priest as persona Christi, they grasped the Truth about celibacy.
Delson’s own grandfather was a pagan shaman, and Delson told LifeSiteNews that his Catholic mother, the shaman’s daughter, was so worried about her father’s soul that she took it upon herself to convert him to the Catholic faith.

“This is what is absent from the Amazon Synod - a real concern for the souls of the indigenous,” Delson declared.

“Countless of Igorots, when presented and taught the Truth had enough intelligence to follow it and became baptized Christians because man is ordered towards the good,” he continued.

“The indigenous people of the Amazon also have the intellect and are fertile soil for the Truth. They are not stupid. They just need to be taught the Truth.”

Delson said that as an indigenous person from the Philippines he can’t speak directly for the indigenous tribes of the Amazon, but he does resent them being used as an excuse “to promote an agenda for married priests.”

“Again, it boils down to proper catechism, which is sadly lacking today,” he declared.

“Man is ordered towards good and that all my ancestors needed was the Catholic Faith to enlighten the natural their reason which is grounded in the natural law. The Synod is making the grave mistake of falling away from the evangelization that led to many conversions of Igorots and other indigenous people in the past.”


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