Can’t wait to get one of these!

Marco Tosatti posted at his place about the Synod and a well-known con-game called “three card monte”.

In the course, however, he included this.

Oh yeah… gotta get me one o’ these!   Maybe a full Pontifical set!

No doubt they will be sold in the vest best clerical places in Rome.

Keep those contributions coming!

Meanwhile, speaking of con-games, I understand that the wooden demon dolls they lugged into the close Mass of the Synod (“walking together”), were – I as questioned in the another – not the same wood demon dolls as got dumped into the drink the other day.

Recovered…. riiiiiiight.

And… yes… the chasuble is a joke.


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  1. NBW says:

    Truly a con game! How many demon dolls do they have stashed? How much of the Amazon did they deforest in creating those pagan idols? May God have mercy on them and us!

  2. Johann says:

    The only Pachamama products I would support selling are dart boards and toilet paper.

  3. Benedict Joseph says:

    Its not funny. Throw these dogs a bone and they’ll run with it. I can see the nuns on the bus whipping them up right now.

  4. Grant M says:

    Pachamama Mia! Here we go again!

  5. Charles E Flynn says:

    Is is true that the Pachamama chasuble is reversible, and has on the other side, in a nod to the hermeneutic of continuity, a golden calf?

  6. Felipe says:

    I’d like to see Pachamamas used at all Parish Festivals as targets for the BB Gun Booth

  7. PetersBarque says:

    Of course they didn’t recover those vile pagan idols, and of course Jorge lied and said they did. What is crystal clear, even to this dumb ox, is that this liberation guru and his minions blatantly oppose the One, Holy, Catholic, and Apostolic Church.

  8. Laurelmarycecilia says:

    go to and tons of other places Of course they all knew what this ‘thingie’ was and what it signified How disingenuous of the whole lot. This is an idol used as an icon of the Communitarian movement which is Marxism under another name (the adherents will protest this characterization, of course) ………. think anarchy then global control through environmentalism. That Bergolio should bless this thing (looking closely at the Vatican garden ceremony) says it all.

  9. Elizabeth Rose says:

    So, did they have pachamama at the closing Mass? I cannot find out whether it was present or not.

  10. John21 says:

    A bit of a stretch maybe, but would you (or anyone) think that the demon idol carvings they apparently had set up at the Mass today at the Vatican be reminiscent of the desolating abomination of Matthew 24:15?

    Just a thought.

  11. The Cobbler says:

    Desolation? Eh, it’s not over before Elijah shows up, gets killed, and gets resurrected, right?

    Come to think of it though, I’m not actually aware of anything we should do different in the end. Stay Catholic? Check. GO TO CONFESSION? Check. Pray and fast? Check. Perform the spiritual and corporal works of mercy? Check.

    Stay in school, kids, and don’t do idols.

  12. bourgja says:

    Is it fitting that the Church of Santa Maria in Transpontina is the church of the Carmelites, whose founder St. Elijah memorably conquered the priests of the false gods of Ba’al?

  13. jaykay says:

    bourja: indeed, and he also called down fire from Heaven. Then he had them slain. (Mendelssohn’s “Elijah” dramatises it wonderfully, in King James prose and great music).

    Well, ok, the slaying bit at the brook Kishon might be a teeny bit over the top these days, but a ducking in the brook Tiber has already been done to certain idols. :)

  14. MI1 says:

    Although mockery can be an effective response to an outrage, I’m afraid we’re trivializing an ominous turning point in the Catholic Church.

  15. Sonshine135 says:

    Maybe the new Diconesses can wear those vestments?

  16. Charles E Flynn says:

    @Elizabeth Rose,

    Take a look at this Regina Magazine posting, and click it to enlarge it.

    If the interpretation is correct, while the (now regrettably-familiar) Pachamama idol is not present, it has a surprising stand-in. I strongly suspect the stand-in has a specific gravity greater than that of water.

  17. JustaSinner says:

    Should have burned them. No ‘miraculous ‘ recovery from a good, stout fire!

  18. Fr. Timothy Ferguson says:

    It’s missing a maniple with a parrot on it.

  19. Gab says:

    There are no feathers! That’s just unseemly!

  20. Suburbanbanshee says:

    The thing with neopagan stuff is that very few people playing around with it will actually believe literally in gods and goddesses, preferring instead to believe that they are invoking and controlling
    natural forces, or aspects of their own personalities. Occult stuff, but trying to be mechanical about it.

    So adding political theater to deliberate avoidance of specificity and tradition, even in their occult version of religion, makes the whole thing even more an exercise in denial, without making it a healthier or safe bunch of things to do.

    OTOH, possibly these people are so.ignorant and atheistic that they do not realize their danger and their stupidity, or that there is a real God Almighty Who is not to be mocked.

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