Ever since the Pacha-scandal, Catholics haven’t been able to think of the Amazon region without an interior spiritual shudder. That day marked the sickening beginning of a nightmare that still continues, for Scripture tells us that pestilence is a punishment for idolatry. Worse than even a “plandemic” is the thought of God’s remaining punishments for idolatry: famine and war. And these have not been closer to our shores than at any time during the past seventy years.
So it is with grave misgivings that I see the Amazonian Rite is still being fabricated in ‘full steam ahead’ mode. One can only ask, why that is? Pope Francis is all for reducing the number of Rites, is he not? Yet, here we see a gaggle of Commissions working away to create – out of thin air – a Rite which will allow the “Local Churches to live and celebrate their faith, according to their native expressions”. Because, as is only too evident whenever the Modernist Church casts its net to the peripheries, it believes that the indigenous people caught in its snare of opportunism lack the intelligence to comprehend the Mass as it has always been offered.
Why else must every prayer, hymn and symbol be dumbed-down for the locals? Surely not, say, to enable paganism to sit side-by-side with true worship? Surely not to see demons usurp the place reserved for Christ alone? Because that is precisely what will happen if the Church continues its headlong path towards syncretism and idolatry.
If we hadn’t had enough of redundant terms, such as a absurd-sounding Synod on Synodality, the South American bishops, (Liberation theologians almost to a man) have given us a new one: inculturation in interculturality. Our shepherds are sounding more like Dr Seuss every day.
Anyone concerned about this new Rite being completely orthodox, decorous and edifying can rest easy. Cardinal Roche has it in hand. As a sworn enemy of the Latin Mass, he will no doubt ensure that the Amazon Rite displays the least possible resemblance to the usus antiquior.
Don’t forget that at the time of the Synod on the Amazon, it was suggested that women deacons be ordained in that region and that married men be allowed to become priests.
Move over Troy, the Amazonian horse is on its way. When it comes to the creation of this new Mass, we can be sure that Tradition will be tossed into a pot with some herbs and a baby llama or two, then burned as an offering to Pachamama.