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Wishing You a Pachamama Christmas

Pachamama Christmas

Not every outfit calling themselves “Catholic” is worthy of our attention.

That goes for fly-by-night charities, certainly, but it also large chunks of religious orders whose names you probably recognize.

It’s a sad state of affairs that we have to view solicitations for our cash from organizations with perhaps hundreds of years of goodness behind their names, but such is the state of our Church in the midst of this crisis.

Here is one very disturbing example:

In case the words in this image are blurry, here is the text of the Christmas greetings which the Franciscans International are offering you in their hideous little e-card:

In the context of the nativity, Luke tells us about the meeting between Mary and her cousin Elizabeth. The two women, both expecting a child, meet each other with attentiveness and sensitivity. At the opening of the Synod, Pope Francis asked us to approach the peoples of Pachamama Christmasthe Amazon on our ‘tiptoes’.

In this picture you see Mary, who we honor as the ‘new Eve’ or Mother of Life, together with Pachamama, who some indigenous peoples honor as the ‘earth mother’. Francis of Assisi too describes the earth as our mother in the Canticle.

Celebrating Christmas, I wish that we may approach God and each other on our ‘tiptoes’ so that we experience in these meetings the ‘real living’.

On behalf of Franciscans International,

Markus Heinze, OFM
Executive Director

 

 

Are all Franciscans bad?  Have they all openly embraced paganism and apostacy as this particular whack-job branch of the order has?  No, of course not!

But…just because they wear the Franciscan habit doesn’t mean that they are faithful sons of the saint from Assissi.  Just remember those scenes from the Amazon Synod where, back in October, we were treated to the sight of a Franciscan in full habit prostrating himself on the ground before an image of this pagan idol which has apparently captured the hearts and mind of our senior Church leadership.

As you write out your checks for various charities during this holy season of Advent, be careful.  Be discerning.

And…if by some odd circumstance, you’ve written a Christmas check to the Franciscans International…for goodness’ sake, stop payment on it!  

It’s Müller Time! (at the movies)

Manifesto of Faith” – A stunningly beautiful new film on the Catholic Faith

It’s certainly no understatement to say that we who profess the Catholic Faith live in a time of great confusion; some go so far as to say we are living in a period when ambiguity has been weaponized.  One of the saddest aspects of this undeniable reality that the source of this confusion, is in part coming from some who received the Sacrament of Holy Orders.

Gerhard Cardinal Müller, former Prefect of the Congregation for the Doctrine of Faith, contributed the words of a most excellent catechetical short film found at the link below.  It is meant to bring clarity to an age of confusion.

Every Catholic who professes the Faith would do well to watch this video.  It’s a perfect video to show to your family, your prayer group, your CCD class, or your home Bible study meetings.

This film, Manifesto of Faith, was released earlier this week; it’s making and release was timed to be a reminder of the tenets of our faith as the Vatican opens the controversial Amazon Synod in Rome.

You can view the film here:  https://manifestooffaith.com/