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Posted on 10/29/2019 11:18:27 AM PDT by ebb tide
Missio, the pastoral agency of the Italian Episcopal Conference, published a prayer to Pachamama in an April 2019 publication devoted to the Special Assembly of the Synod of Bishops for the Pan-Amazon Region.
The prayer, described as a prayer to Mother Earth of the Inca peoples, reads:
Pachamama of these places, drink and eat this offering at will, so that this earth may be fruitful. Pachamama, good Mother, be favorable! Be favorable! Make that the oxen walk well, and that they not become tired. Make that the seed sprout well, that nothing bad may happen to it, that the cold may not destroy it, that it produce good food. We ask this from you: give us everything. Be favorable! Be favorable!
The prayer to Pachamama, found on page 17, is one of three prayers included in the publication; the other two prayers were published without an accompanying description. The first, found on page 11, is the prayer to the One and Triune God with which Pope Francis concluded his 2015 encyclical Laudato si. The other prayer, found on page 27, is not an invocation or petition, but a poem that begins with the words Take a smile. (For years, various Italian websites have characterized this text as a poem by Mahatma Gandhi.)
Images of naked pregnant women, described by Pope Francis on October 25 as the statues of the Pachamama, led to much controversy during the three-week Amazon synod, which concluded on October 27. On October 4, during a Vatican Garden event in which Pope Francis dedicated the synod to St. Francis, 15 persons in attendance, including a Franciscan friar, knelt in a circle around the statues and bowed their heads to the ground. During the synods final week, two men removed the statues from a Roman church and threw them into the Tiber River, leading to a papal apology. After the statues of the Pachama were retrieved, they were displayed in a canoe on October 26, the final day of synod discussions.
I am the LORD thy God, which have brought thee out of the land of Egypt, out of the house of bondage.
Thou shalt have no other gods before me.
Thou shalt not make unto thee any graven image, or any likeness of any thing that is in heaven above, or that is in the earth beneath, or that is in the water under the earth:
Thou shalt not bow down thyself to them, nor serve them: for I the LORD thy God am a jealous God, visiting the iniquity of the fathers upon the children unto the third and fourth generation of them that hate me; And shewing mercy unto thousands of them that love me, and keep my commandments.
Do sharks piss in the ocean?
Is the Pope an idolater?
Maybe. But then again they don’t provide a link or a photo of the document.
There once was a tribe called the Incas,
Who got to be known as big drincas.
They worshiped the sun,
And had lots of fun,
But the peasants all thought they were stincas.
Betting the pope is OK with that.
Idolatry. No question.
Mark 9:42 (NIV)
42 And if anyone causes one of these little ones who believe in me to sin, it would be better for him to be thrown into the sea with a large millstone tied around his neck.
Very helpful thanks!
And our shepherds do . . . nothing.
Sadly, you are welcome.
Yes sad indeed. I was very much hoping there would be some exaggeration, like Missio isn’t really an official organization, or that the pagan prayer was printed for information, not in the same weird and distinctive font as the prayer to the Trinity. But nope, nope and nope.
By the way, I think this article does a better job of covering the fiasco and putting it into the larger context:
Italian bishops mission org publishes prayer to Pachamama in official booklet
” It was published before the opening of the synod. The presence of the Pachamama in an official publication of the Italian bishops mission agency suggests that both the group comprising indigenous natives of the Amazon region and their European-type accompaniers and the Catholic hierarchy in Rome were fully aware of the Mother Earthtype cult with syncretic Christian overtones that repeated itself in the Vatican gardens and the church of Santa Maria in Traspontina near Saint Peters Basilica and at an Amazonian Via Crucis.
This sheds a whole new light on the presence of the carved wooden images of naked pregnant women whom Pope Francis himself designated as Pachamama statuettes.
As an intentional insult to this illegitimate usurper, I used to call him “Red Francis” or “Jorge Bergoglio”, but now I’m going to call him “Pope Pachamama”, until he’s long gone and the stench of this guy is removed from the nostrils of the Catholic church and he’s just a bad memory.
Thank you. Yes we are a flock tended by a wolf in shepherd’s clothes..
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