By David Martin
Cardinal Raymond Burke has come out and blasted the upcoming Amazonian Synod as a direct attack on Jesus Christ. The synod is scheduled to convene this month in Rome from the 6-27.
In an interview published Sept. 27 in First Things, the 71 year old cardinal told reporter Sohrab Ahmari, "The working document of the Pan-Amazonian synod is a direct attack on the Lordship of Christ. It says to people, ‘You already have the answers, and Christ is just one among many sources of answers.’ This is apostasy!"
The cardinal laments the misuse of the Amazonian Synod to try to change both the doctrines and disciplines of the Catholic Church.
"The fundamental concept of a synod was to call together representatives of the clergy and the lay people to see how the Church could more effectively teach and more effectively apply her discipline," Burke said. "Synods never had anything to do with changing doctrine or with changing discipline."
Yea, synods never had anything to do with starting a new religion. The Amazonian Synod is all about our "ecological conversion" and oneness with the planet, not about our oneness with God. It's about uniting the Catholic Church with the world. It calls upon the Church to bow to a planetary idol, not to its Crucified Savior and King on the cross.
According to Archbishop Viganò, 'Christ is absent' from the synod's working document. German Cardinal Walter Brandmüller openly says it contains "heresy" and approaches "apostasy."
The synod indeed marks a historic attempt to dethrone Christ and secularize the Catholic Church. For it seeks to dignify the superstition of pagan culture while standing against any attempt to convert man from indigenous ways. The faithful have every reason to speak out against this synod, for without prayer and militant action it promises to be another disaster for the Church.