The Hall of Mirrors
By The Hermits, Aug 29 2019 05:58PM
I feel as if the Vatican is setting up its own version of a hall of mirrors in order to confuse the right-thinking members of its flock.
So many things happening all together is odd if not meant. So let us try to think it through.
Firstly the Head of the Jesuits has come out with the old heresy that Satan is not an ‘entity’ of itself, but is a construct. (Strange, when Christ said that He saw Satan fall from heaven.) Now this heresy is not new, some Jesuits have been saying this for a long time. So why has it resurfaced now? Who wants it to be stated now? Is the Jesuit Fr. Bergoglio’s Superior, or is Pope Francis pulling the strings? Why deny the fact of Satan?
Secondly, and maybe related, why start the promulgation of the heresy that ‘God willed all religions’ right now while the Catholic press are taken up with the Amazon Synod preparations? Satanism is now an officially recognised religion. So “God willing all religions”, if it wasn’t a heretical lie, would mean that God willed that people should worship Satan! But that might just be a heresy too great for even Francis to stomach. So, reduce Satan to an imaginary construct rather than a being that could be worshiped and adored. Of course, that doesn’t get the Pope out of saying that God willed people to worship Demons such as the Hindhu deities who wear severed heads and limbs round their bodies, and the other pagan gods who at best are simple false gods.
Thirdly the Amazon Synod. Why is there an Amazon Synod anyway? How about an Australasian Synod or an African Synod? Well an African Synod might be rather embarrassing, after the African Bishops tend to be rather conservative. But an Isle of Man Synod might be more to Pope Francis’ taste, that could include the wisdom learned by saluting the fairies whenever crossing the Fairy Bridge, I am sure that could be incorporated into the Catholic Liturgical practices somehow!
To think clearly about the Amazon Synod means separating the wood from the trees, or even rain forest. There is nothing sinful about being concerned about the rain forest, as long as concern for the physical world is not equated with the command to spread the Word of God to the whole world. ‘The poor you have always’ as Christ said. It is our duty as given to Adam to take responsible care for the world. But it is our bounden duty to spread the Word of God as revealed in the Bible, to assist in the Salvation of souls.
A few of the much touted discussion points of the synod are not heretical. Married priests – we already have them in the converted Anglican Clergy who have become Catholic priests and in some of the Oriental parts of the Catholic Church. We know that some of the Apostles were married, and that the early Bishops and Elders were chosen specifically from married believers. Yes, it might not be in the recent history of the Church, but it is consistent with Tradition. Ordaining tribal elders who have only been Christians for a short period of time or who are illiterate might be rather silly, but not heretical. However, all these controversies only serve to hide the grand heresy – that of ‘learning’ from the pagan practices and beliefs, learning from false gods, incorporating practices used in pagan rites into Christian practices. Remember what the first Council – that of Jerusalem – said: “that you abstain from the pollutions of idols (Acts. 14:19). Therefore, it seems that what is being proposed in the working paper might well be heresy.
And one last act slipped in the middle of all of this. The Pope has agreed with the Chinese Government to appoint a certain person as a Bishop. Now I know nothing of this person, he may be good or bad, he may be a government agent or just someone who can somehow justify agreeing with both God’s demands and that of a completely antichristian State. You cannot follow both God and Man. Yet, it seems that Francis can, at least when it accords to his socialist viewpoint.
Yes, the Catholic Church is like a hall of mirrors. But there is a way out of this maze. Look not at the myriads of images and ideas being repeated and reflected all around you. Some are from the Church and some from the World. The Devil is the prince of the world and he is ruler of his dominion at present. The Church both East and West is the Bride of Christ, but is bloodied and dirtied by the world. So avert your eyes from Sodom as the Angels told Lott and his family, lest you get spiritually killed by the sight. Gaze on Christ and Him Crucified. Lean on the Word of God. Suffer for the world and the Church. And Hope for the coming of Christ and the purification of the world and the Church by whatever means God puts in place.
Come Lord Jesus Come – as we need your help, for we are making a mess of it!