The Pan-Amazonian Synod is coming up in October. Expect it to be highly engineered toward the expectations inhering in the Instrumentum Laboris, now available also in English. HERE
Meanwhile, the experts of organization – who put faithful, traditional Catholics to shame thereby – liberals, especially those theologians and bishops from the modern caput malorum omnium – meet in a semi-clandestine meeting reminiscent of the “deep state” confabs during Vatican II to manipulate the outcome. Edward Pentin has the story. HERE Don’t be surprised that lots of Germans are on the list.
Today Sandro Magister has posted an analysis by someone who really understands Germans and what they are up to.
Walter Card. Brandmüller has written about the Instrumentum Laboris. He is not kind to it, even if he is clear. HERE It makes for dire reading. A sample:
On Denying the Sacramental-Hierarchical Character of the Church
In a similar manner – though expressed rather in passing – no. 127 contains a direct attack on the hierarchical-sacramental constitution of the Church, when it is being asked as to whether it would not be opportune “to reconsider the notion that the exercise of jurisdiction (power of government) must be linked in all areas (sacramental, judicial, administrative) and in a permanent way to the Sacrament of Holy Orders.” From such a wrong view stems then (in no. 129) the call for the creation of new offices which correspond to the needs of the Amazonian peoples.
The liturgy, the cult, however, is the field in which the ideology of a falsely understood inculturation finds its expression in an especially spectacular manner. Here, certain forms from the natural religions shall be positively adopted. The Instrumentum Laboris does not hold back from demanding that the “poor and simple peoples” may express “their (!) faith with the help of pictures, symbols, traditions, rites, and other sacraments” (!!) (no. 126e).
This certainly does not correspond to the precepts of the Constitution “Sacrosanctum Concilium,” nor to the ones of the Decree on the Church’s Missionary Activity, Ad Gentes, and it shows a purely horizontal understanding of liturgy.
Each meeting of the Synod gets interestinger and interestinger.
🎼 Amazoniana Synod! 🎶🎶