Catholic Church’s flirtation with paganism continues to haunt it

Catholic Church’s flirtation with paganism continues to haunt it December 1, 2019

AND when you have a haunting you need a accomplished exorcist to deal with the problem – or, in the case of that troublesome Amazon Synod – FOUR!

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Conservative Catholics haven’t stopped kwetching ever since Pope Francis, together with Amazonian indigenous leaders, participated in what many have described as a ‘pagan’ tree-planting ceremony in the Vatican Gardens as part of the Amazon synod in October.

It’s now being reported that four exorcists have issued a joint statement asking Catholics worldwide to dedicate December 6 as a day of fasting, prayer and reparation:

For the purpose of driving out any diabolic influence within the Church that has been gained as a result of recent events.

The priests suggest the Rosary and prayers to the Sacred Heart, as well as:

Some form of penance, such as fasting, abstinence and other forms of mortification.

The demon-busters, who have requested anonymity due to the “sensitivity” of their ministries, cited in a particular way the controversy that took place during the Synod, when statues purportedly of Pachamama, a goddess worshiped by indigenous Andeans, were incorporated into various synod events.

They said in a statement:

These events bring home the reality that we are in spiritual warfare, and that warfare is happening with the Church itself.

The lengthy statement begins:

In light of recent events regarding the Pachamama ritual in the Vatican Gardens, the subsequent procession of the idol into St. Peter’s, as well as placing the idols in St. Maria in Traspontina church, we are reminded of the words of St. Paul (1 Corinthians 10:20), ‘Do I say, that what is offered in sacrifice to idols, is anything? Or, that the idol is anything? But the things which the heathens sacrifice, they sacrifice to devils, and not to God. And I would not that you should be made partakers with devils.’

The Psalms (95:5) tell us that ‘all the gods of the Gentiles are devils: but the Lord made the heavens.’ These events bring home the reality that (Ephesians 6:12) ‘our wrestling is not against flesh and blood; but against principalities and power, against the rulers of the world of this darkness, against the spirits of wickedness in the high places.’

We are, therefore, encouraging all Catholics who recognize the evil of the events to join us in a day of prayer and penance on December 6th, for the purpose of driving out any diabolic influence within the Church that has been gained as a result of these recent events – along with any other events.

They are calling this baloney an:

Act of Consecration of the Human Race to the Sacred Heart of Jesus.

Ever read of exorcists calling for a day of reparation for child abuse in the Catholic Church? No? Me neither. But back in 2010, in a New York Times op-ed, Maureen Dowd delivered a marvelous line:

This church needs a sexorcist more than an exorcist.

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She was commenting on the fact that Father Gabriele Amorth, above, the chief exorcist for the Holy See, said in Rome that The Times’s coverage of Pope Benedict, which cast doubt on his rigour in dealing with paedophile priests, was “prompted by the Devil.”

Amorth, who joined the Choir Invisible aged 91 in 2016 said:

There is no doubt about it, because he is a marvelous Pope and worthy successor to John Paul II. It is clear that the Devil wants to grab hold of him.

Amorth also said that the abuse scandal showed that Satan uses priests to try to destroy the church:

And so we should not be surprised if priests too … fall into temptation. They also live in the world and can fall like men of the world.

Dowd blew off the old fraud by writing:

Actually, falling into temptation is eating cupcakes after you’ve given them up for Lent. Rape and molestation of children is far beyond what most of us think of as succumbing to worldly temptation.


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  • larry parker

    Our spells are better than your spells.

  • Michael Neville

    Why does God have to be told to deal with demons infesting his church? Is it because he has to be nagged before he does anything?

  • This is quite ironic knowing how much has taken Catholicism of paganism

  • Michael Neville

    Not just Catholicism but Christianity in general.

  • Raging Bee

    Obvious distraction is obvious.

  • CoastalMaineBird

    Barry, you have a knack for picking pictures to make people look ridiculous.
    That guy Amorth looks like he just took a surprise corncob up the tailpipe, and Andrea Williams always looks like she escaped from the set of a bad vampire movie.

  • CoastalMaineBird

    Rape and molestation of children is far beyond what most of us think of as succumbing to worldly temptation

    It’s not my fault – I was tempted and overcome.

    It’s not my fault – she tricked me.

    It’s not my fault – (s)he wanted it as much as I did.

    It’s not my fault – the culture promotes sex and I’m a victim too.

    It’s not my fault – Satan wants me to fail.

    IT’S NOT MY FAULT !

  • WallofSleep
  • WallofSleep
  • It’s not my fault – Demons possesed me to transfersome to the victim.

  • Barry Duke

    My talent extends only to ridiculous people like Williams. She’s a gift to YouTube freeze-framers everywhere.

  • Jim Jones

    Waiting for Trump to insist these 4 RCC crackpots need to be identified and testify in the impeachment hearings.

  • Jim Jones
  • Brian Shanahan

    Conservative catlick priests: “How do we stop the scourge of pagan religions infiltrating mother Rome?”
    Exorcists: “By reviving a pagan ritual we stole that people have been mocking us over for the last 100 years.”

    About 50% of christianity is coopted paganism, the other half being just so stories of an itenerant zealot preacher who may or may not have lived in early first century Iudaea.

  • Michael Newsham

    1969: It’s not my fault- it is the 60s fault.
    2019: It’s not my fault- it’s the 60s fault.

  • The Jack of Sandwich

    Why don’t Christians just pray that all demons be driven from Earth and not allowed to return.
    Surely God would grant that prayer, as he promised. Then there would be no need for exorcists.

  • Tawreos

    The demon-busters, who have requested anonymity due to the “sensitivity” of their ministries

    Why would people that battle demons for a living need their privacy from people? Shouldn’t they want people and demons to know when they are around so their fearsome reputations could end demon possessions much earlier? Maybe they are just tired of people laughing at them all the time for battling invisible enemies.

  • Tawreos

    If victory were that easy then the need for the church would have ended millennia ago and how would hucksters make their money today if that were the case?

  • Tawreos

    I am so thankful he has bubble gum, I was worried about something getting kicked for a moment there.

  • Kit Hadley-Day

    how can we live in a world where these adults can seriously expect anyone to take declarations of evil spirits to be taken seriously, My 7 year old knows that there is no such thing a ghosts.

  • Tawreos

    What are your 7 year old’s thoughts on closet monsters and under the bed monsters? =)

  • Broga

    “There is no doubt about it, because he is a marvelous Pope and worthy successor to John Paul II. It is clear that the Devil wants to grab hold of him.”

    In a single sentence he stuffs so much nonsense that an atheist couldn’t do as much to destroy what he claims. With friends like him, the RCs don’t need enemies.

    “no doubt” – I’ve got doubts and so has any sensible RC. “Marvelous” – he can’t spell and we don’t know what he means by “marvellous.” “It is clear” – why is clear? And then, in one sentence, he excels himself: “the devil wants to grab hold of him.” Is that literally? And how does he know?

  • Kit Hadley-Day

    She maintains a healthy skepticism with the happy knowledge of where a solid blunt object can be reached from her bed

  • Raging Bee

    “The Devil wants to grab hold of him?” Didn’t they say that about Pope Palpadict?

  • Raging Bee

    Child-raping priests in countries that were never affected by “the ’60s:” It’s not my fault- it’s the 60s fault.

  • Raging Bee

    Yup, it’s the distraction that keeps on — SQUIRREL!!!

  • Michael Neville

    Susan Sto-Helit knows that fireplace pokers will effectively deal with monsters.

    https://mtbifiction.files.wordpress.com/2014/11/discworld_hogfather_susan.jpg

  • Kit Hadley-Day

    A very solid and sensible philosophy

  • Arthur F. Meincke

    More Hokus Pokus: The Roman Catholic church is the world’s oldest Terrorist organization.

  • Raging Bee

    So who did the Mormons crib from?

  • DakotaMark

    I’ve always been puzzled why BibleGod would create Satan in the first place if he loved Adam and Eve and their kids. It has recently occurred to me that Satan is actually the wise and kind creator of all things and that he created BibleGod to use as a bad example to laugh at over the life of the Universe.

  • David Cromie

    The first thing to notice, in the OP, is the excruciatingly awful English translation from the Latin of the Vulgate version of the so-called bible’.

    There is nothing new, or surprising, about the absorption of Pagan gods and beliefs into the Roman church’s purview – think Latin America, for example – as long as the ignorant serfs accept the domination of the Vatican, often on pain of death, and pay their dues as required by their new masters.

  • “The priests suggest the Rosary” – because we should be cutting trees down, not planting them, I guess.

  • Also from Christianity, specifically Protestantism (via the KJV) coupled with the boundless realm of Joseph Smith’s imagination.