(Desmond brings forth an article – and adds comments – to which For The Sake Of… Sorrowful Passion recently linked.
PS Charlie has recovered from illness and is feeling well but is currently involved in some big projects which are completely occupying him. ~BH)
Read, by accessing the link below, the interview of Fr. Ignacio Maria Doñoro, a younger priest who has served as a missionary in the Upper Amazon – in Peruvian territory for the last 10 years. He states the obvious. The greatest horror of what happened with the Pachamama incidents at the Amazon Synod had to do with one thing: Those pagan carved idols were taken into the very presence of the body and blood, soul and divinity of Jesus Christ — right into proximity with His Eucharist. That was the greatest horror.
Are there other general horrors out in the world, outside of those two Catholic churches, which were desecrated by the presence of those pagan idols? Certainly! But how could any horror of idolatry be worse than that of the Pachamama next to the Lord? … Or even match that?
There are many horrors of idolatry I must deal with every day right here in the USA. Every day I usually have to handle US $1.00 bills – which are tainted by the presence of the Masonic All-Seeing Eye printed on them. The great mercy may be that so few Americans know this about their country’s currency. It is a symbol of evil, ultimately demonic.
Yet I have not been tempted to try to go into a U.S. mint and take the plates for those idolatrous images. Nor have I thought of or been tempted to deal with the monstrous entity at the Federal Reserve which is and has always been responsible for this evil travesty on U.S. currency.
So why do I think if I had been there in Rome when those two young Catholic men went into the parish Church and removed the carved pagan idols from it and threw them into the Tiber – that I would have been strongly tempted to ask to help them in any way I could? It is because there is an immense difference between that and the maze of pagan images with which our world is polluted today.
What is the difference? Pagan idols and idolatry exist in most of the large cities in the West. They are travesties. But they pale into insignificance compared with the desecration of a Catholic church which houses the Eucharist, the body and blood of Christ.
That having been said, I strongly encourage you to read the column below at the link to Life Site News which republished the interview with Fr. Ignacio Maria Doñoro.
There you will read this seasoned priest of the Amazon region who [among numerous others] states that the things said in presenting the Pachamama as being just a symbol of fertility, plenty, etc., are not the truth. And he adds that the event was used as a tool to attack the Catholic faith. Here are a couple of quotes from the article:
“I can affirm that I saw these idols for the first time in the images that came to us from Rome. I
wept when I saw them in the physical heart of our Holy Mother Church, above the holy remains
of St. Peter and St. Paul. I was scandalized and, like me, the event scandalized millions of
Catholics all over the world.”
“I think that somehow, the indigenous people of the Amazon Forest were utilized to attack the
Catholic faith. The last of the earth, the smallest, the weakest, were used to show, moreover, a
different reality from the one we experience here. I repeat that I have not seen the Pachamama or
these other idols here and I have been here for 10 years now.”
Here is the link to the interview with Fr Ignacio Maria Doñoro: