More blah blah from the Holy See about the antics surrounding the Amazon (“walking together”) Synod… Amazoniana Synod… cha cha cha…
We’ve seen the photos of the ubiquitous carving of the pregnant woman, which is pretty obviously some sort of pagan thing. Now an official of the panamazoniana walking together party has made a helpful, clarifying statement.
[Just… “life”. Right.].- Fr. Giacomo Costa, a communications official for the Amazon synod, said Wednesday a wooden figure of a nude pregnant woman, which has been present at events related to the synod, is not the Virgin Mary, but is instead a female figure representing life.
“It is not the Virgin Mary, who said it is the Virgin Mary?” [I sure didn’t!] Costa said Oct. 16 at a press conference for the Amazon synod, a meeting taking place in the Vatican Oct. 6-27 on the ministry of the Church in the region.
Costa referred to a controversial image of a female figure which was part of a tree-planting ceremony in the Vatican Oct. 4. The same figure has been present in the vicinity of the Vatican at various events happening during the synod, under the “Casa Comun” initiative. [On a side note, I was with a group of writers recently, one of whom affirmed that that infamous and very obvious male carving made another apparition, but with a significantly reduced calling card. For those who say that it was not, in fact, a… calling card…. FAIL.]
The wooden figure of a pregnant woman has been described as both a Marian image and as a traditional indigenous religious symbol of the goddess Pachamama, or Mother Earth. [Which is more plausible. Really. Think about it. Marian or pagan? You’ve seen it, right?]
When told “many people have said” the woman is a figure of the Virgin Mary, Costa added “‘many have said,’ okay, as you like, but I have never heard that.” [You haven’t heard that? Then why are you in the job you are in?]
“There is nothing to know. It is an indigenous woman who represents life,” he stated, adding that his information commission will look for more information about it, but “it is a feminine figure” and is “neither pagan nor sacred.” [Uh huh. I’m totally buying that explanation. It’s nothing, just “life”… neutral. That’s why you see it all the time.]
Paolo Ruffini, prefect of the Vatican communications dicastery, said Wednesday he sees the figure as “representing life.” [Well that settles that! HE sees it that way. Okay.]
“Fundamentally, it represents life. And enough. I believe to try and see pagan symbols or to see… evil, it is not,” he said, adding that “it represents life through a woman.” He equated the image to that of a tree, saying “a tree is a sacred symbol.” [I refer the readership to the incident with St. Boniface and an axe. Yes, a tree can be a sacred symbol. Think “Jesse Tree”, or the “Tree” of Calvary. But those are made obvious by their contexts and the tradition behind them, not to mention their being rooted in the soil of Scripture. That carved wooden thing? Nope. ]
Ruffini said that interpretation is his personal opinion, and he was not speaking as the head of Vatican communications or synod communications.
He added that “We know that some things in history have many interpretations” and he would look for more information about the image and inform journalists about what he finds out.
Cristiane Murray, vice director of the Holy See press office, added that more information about the wooden figure should be sought from REPAM or the organizers of the events where the image has been present. [Lemme get this straight. No one in the Press Office has sought information from REPAM (massively funded by German money, by the way). And no one knew what it was before it was allowed to be part of a … whatever the hell that was… in the Vatican gardens and then being seen all over the place ever since? There was no vetting of this? Good grief. Spanky And The Gang Has A Synod.]
Mauricio Lopez, REPAM’s executive secretary, told CNA after the press conference that he could not comment on the press conference, directing CNA to Costa’s remarks, as the “official spokesperson” of the Synod. [No one’s talking.]
REPAM (the Pan-Amazonian Ecclesial Network), a group backed by the bishops’ conferences in Latin America, describes itself as an advocacy organization for the rights and dignity of indigenous people in the Amazon. The network is involved in operations for the synod assembly and is one of 14 groups on the organizing committee of the Casa Comun initiative, which is promoting more than 115 events hosted by a loose network of groups, connected in varying degrees to the Catholic Church.
Okay. Now we know. It’s a pagan idol. The other day they were out in front of S. M. Traspontina dancing around this stuff.
No matter how deluded these people might be, or well-meaning, what they are doing is actually summoning demons.
Meanwhile, here’s something by Piero della Francesca that doesn’t scream PAGAN WORSHIP. His Madonna del Parto.
Overshadowed by the Holy Spirit, she becomes the New Ark.