A statue of a naked and pregnant indigenous woman, abusively adored as ‘Our Lady of the Amazon’ in a syncretistic rite with Hail Marys, tribal dances, and a martyrology with Marxist activists like Chico Mendes. All under the eyes of Jesus in the church tabernacle. The synod secretary had said there would be no pagan “rituals” during the Pan-Amazon assembly. Perhaps Cardinal Baldisseri had not yet seen what went on Tuesday and last Wednesday, not far from him.
That rite, completely alien to the Catholic Faith, took place precisely in Santa Maria in Transpontina, a parish church located on Via della Conciliazione, a stone’s throw from the Vatican. During these days, this church was literally taken hostage by a kind of “parallel synod,” the “Amazon Common Home.” Such is the name of the intense program of events collateral to the Synod, in which, between exhibits and meetings, they are experimenting with the most abstruse, blasphemous, heretical, and sacrilegious liturgies in the name of Amazonian inculturation. Judge for yourself.
The pastor, Father Massimo Brogi, excuses himself: “I don’t know, I only gave them hospitality. There are Synod leaders who maintain relations with the press,” he explains. Asked for his opinion on the pagan rituals held there, he answers: “Well … they reflect their culture.” Can we be sure there isn’t something more? That is what the Nuova Bussola Quotidiana sought to discover by following the ritual and “hagiographic” symbols of a Christianity that is no longer one but was swallowed by tribalism that centuries of evangelization in the Americas had once erased.
The Church of Santa Maria in Traspontina is at the heart of initiatives centered on the statuette of the naked and pregnant indigenous woman carried in procession into Saint Peter’s and “adored” in the Vatican gardens to the shock and bewilderment of many. She appeared once again on Tuesday during a para-liturgy documented by Aci Press in a unique and disturbing report. She is the new divinity: a little Pocahontas in the canoe, a little “Venus of Chiozza,” symbol of fertility but with Amazonian features– an idol once again carried in procession and ennobled with the Marian invocation of ‘Our Lady of the Amazon.’
Too bad that there is no such invocation of Our Lady in the Amazon or anywhere else in Brazil — and she certainly would not have those features even if there were. “It is an invented idol that obviously has nothing to do with Our Lady,” explains Julio Loredo, of Tradition Family and Property, who manages their information blog on the Synod, and is an expert on Brazilian and Latin American culture. “In reality, it is not even an Amazonian ritual since there are hundreds of them, all different, and with incomprehensible languages between one tribe and another. The one they staged has every appearance of being a parable between folkloric and pagan. For example, this divinity should represent – they say – Pachamama, mother earth. In reality, Pachamama is a Quechua cult of Indo-Andean, not Amazonian, origin. What is certain, of course, is that absolutely no such iconography is venerated with the title of Our Lady of the Amazon.”
In short, it seems that the pagan ritual (see the picture by @AciPrensa) is nothing more than folkloristic “antics,” a sort of mirror for people with an ethnic taste, who welcome the feeling of being in the middle of the rain forest. They are a bit like gladiators who would stop in front of the Colosseum, which conveys that great feeling of Roman Empire. This time, however, the effect – between kitsch and comic – is strictly pagan because that parish church is still a church, with a tabernacle and the presence of the Blessed Sacrament; a church that continues its normal life while having to share the space with the new guests of the Pan-Amazon Ecclesial Network (REPAM).
In the punctual reconstruction of Aci press, translated into Italian by La Fede Quotidiana, we see how these ritual symbols, worshipping objects such as canoes, equatorial priapi, and frosted bulbs, are interspersed with Christian prayers. Such is the case with the Hail Mary recited around the statuette which – you can bet – will be carried around for a long time during the Synod as a “Pilgrim Mother;” she has already occupied sacred space in Saint Peter’s Basilica on October 5, when she entered in a procession led by two bishops.
In the church, you see not only alternative Amazonian rituals and “deities” but also new martyrs such as Chico Mendes, to whom they will dedicate a commemoration to be held these days. Next to photos that advocate the liberation of the Amazon are pictures of indigenous women nursing foxes to indicate that all of Creation is connected, and are images of Amazon ‘liberators,’ called martyrs but having nothing to do with Christianity.
What we see are new rites, new “Our Ladys” created ad hoc and without any trace of devotion, new martyrs. The Church with an Amazonian face appears rather as a laboratory product, a fruit of the directives of the Instrumentum laboris rather than an inculturated blossoming of a Christian seed, which, being introduced into a primitive culture, has led to Catholic worship and culture.
We have already mentioned the diabolical nature of these beliefs. But the worst is yet to come. It will arrive today with the celebration of a very special Mass, titled the Mass for an Earth without Evils. Created in 1979 and condemned by the Holy See. It was “celebrated” in Brazil in the context of Indian Theology and today will be staged in the church of Santa Maria in Transpontina — a triumph of anticolonialist claims, without anything Catholic. In it they ask forgiveness for imposing the baptism on Indians as if were the branding of their bodies, and praise for the land that was ‘sacked.’ This is, therefore, a blasphemous Mass in which baptism is blasphemed and defined as “branding human cattle,” explains Jose Antonio Ureta, of the French TFP.
A small calendar coincidence: today is October 12, the anniversary of the discovery of America. And it is the date on which the Church celebrates Our Lady Aparecida, the Brazilian Patroness par excellence. But by now, as you know, some are looking at other deities.
Source: La Nuova Bussola Quotidiana
Translated by the staff of Pan-Amazon Synod-Watch.
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