Julia Meloni at One Peter 5 takes a look at the upcoming Amazon Synod and sees a new paganism:
As Ureta points out, the Amazon synod’s working document, citing a Bolivian text, likewise effuses that the jungle “is a being or various beings with whom to relate” (n. 23). It continues by idealizing native peoples who have “not yet [been] influenced by Western civilization” — peoples with untouched “beliefs and rites regarding the actions of spirits, of the many-named divinity acting with and in the territory” (n. 25).
As historian Roberto de Mattei remarks, these valorized peoples “have been liberated from monotheism and have restored animism and polytheism.” According to the document, the pantheistic “Creator Spirit who fills the universe” has “nurtured the spirituality of these peoples for centuries,” bearing great “fruit” (n. 120).
The Church, it appears, must not convert, but learn from such revelatory prophets. She must recognize “other avenues/pathways that seek to decipher the inexhaustible mystery of God” — shedding an “insincere openness” that “reserve[s] salvation exclusively for one’s own creed.” She must, in short, affirm that “love lived in any religion pleases God” (n. 39).
This “remarkable text,” as Peter Kwasniewski shows, “bluntly sets aside traditional views of evangelization, salvation, and sanctification.” Ultimately, it’s redolent of the Modernist notion that “every religion, even that of paganism, must be held to be true” (Pascendi). Perhaps that is why the working document’s main author is reported to have said, “I have not yet baptized an Indian, and I also will not do it.”
Go here to read the rest. This is being brought about by people paid to defend and teach the Catholic Faith, and who have taken oaths to do so. The nauseating mendacity and betrayal that are two of the hallmarks of this papacy reminds us yet again that if Pope Francis were the anti-Christ what would he do differently?