Showing posts with label Pachamama. Show all posts
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Monday, November 18, 2019

"Not Just Saint Peter's Basilica, But the Entire Vatican Should be Exorcised"

Pachamama in St. Peter's Basilica
Theologian and pastor Don Alfredo Morselli speaks with the usual openness about idolatry in the Vatican and encourages an exorcism to purify the Vatican. Il Fatto Quotidiano interviewed him.
Q: Share the appeal of Catholics who complain idolatrous acts during the Amazon Synod. Do you consider them as such?
Don Morselli: I do not know what to call cultic acts of worshiping realities that are not God.
FQ: Some deny it, eg. Bishop Felipe Arizmendi Esquivel, emeritus bishop of San Cristobal de las Casas in Mexico.
Don Morselli: I know: He said that "they are not goddesses; there has been no idolatrous worship. They are symbols of Amazonian realities and experiences that have not only cultural but also religious motives, but not worship, because this is due only to God." It reminds me of a certain priest who was invited to dinner on Friday. When he was served meat so as not to embarrass his hosts, he blessed the meal with the words, "I baptise you cod." That's exactly what happened now. They baptized the idols "cod".
QQ: Why is it idolatry?
Don Morselli: St. Thomas Aquinas defines as worship a cult, in which one uses one's body to worship God, and since we are of two intellectual and sensitive natures, we must offer God a double worship: the spiritual, the spiritual, the spiritual the whole devotion of the soul; and the physical, which consists in the external humiliation of the body (S. Th. II-IIae q. 84 a., 2 co.). In the Vatican Gardens, they have their faces on the ground and the rump in the air: this was clearly an "external humiliation of the body" (and the humiliation of the spectators' eyes), that was an act of worship. In St. Peter's Basilica, she was carried around in procession with songs and prayers ...
Q: Can you not, like Bishop Esquivel, see it as a "symbol of experience" and not as an idol?
Don Morselli: To be an idolater one does not have to consider an idol that one worships to be an idol. It is enough to worship something that is not God. Jesus commanded the devil: "You will worship the Lord your God and serve him alone" (Mt 4:10, Lk 4: 8). The Pachamama, call her "goddess," call her "experience," call her "worth," but it is not "He alone." You do not throw yourself in front of it!
Q: Don Bux said that St. Peter's Basilica should be exorcised. What do you think about it?
Don Morselli: How could I contradict such an outstanding scholar? Moreover, the Scriptures say, "The gods of the nations are demons" (Ps 95: 5). And: "They sacrificed to spirits who are not deities, and gods whom they did not know before, newcomers who had come recently, and whose fathers were not afraid" (Deut 32:17). In any case, when we look at the various scandals, it does not just take an exorcism: it would be wise to bless the rainwater when it rains in Rome. This is faster and it will exorcise the whole Vatican and not only St. Peter's. I speak - so it is clear - of the human misery of some churchmen and not of the Holy Church. And I believe that Church history is always, as John Paul II said, "Church history is a history of holiness".
Q: Could not the Pachamama rituals be seen as an act of inculturation of the faith?
Don Morselli: Cardinal Biffi said culture comes from cultivating and cultivating is a thing that is good and fitting to do. It is not all civilization that produces a people's culture, but only when a people cultivates itself according to the truth. Only God "has done well" (Mk 7:37), but man, through original sin and consent to the devilish temptations, can produce sinful acts that can be reflected in the general practices of a people. And that is not civilization: idolatry and pantheism can not be considered as such.
Q: Do you expect to be accused once more of being an enemy of the Pope?
Don Morselli: I have inherited the spirit of Dubia from Cardinal Caffarra: you can ask the pope questions, but you do not set him down and do not fight him. Just as in politics, when one no longer had any arguments, those "fascists" who were not communists were called "enemies of the pope". But I am a friend of the Pope, of all Popes, Peter to Francis, unlike those who in the past had opposed John Paul II and Benedict XVI. had rebelled and now raise Francis on the shield. One can not cast out the Pope with the Pope and read the ordinary teaching in a spirit of break. However, the doctrine of faith is to be assumed in its unquestioning totality.
Translation: Giuseppe Nardi
Image: MiL
Trans: Tancred vekron99@hotmail.com
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Don Nichola Bux: "Perform an Exorcism on Saint Peter's Basilica"


St. Peter's Basilica is to be exorcised to cleanse him of the demons. This is the advice of the well-known liturgist Don Nicola Bux for the Santa Marta after the PachamamagateThe counselor and personal friend of Benedict XVI. explains why this is necessary. Bruno Volpe from La Fede Quotidiana spoke with him.
Q: Monsignor Bux, in some pictures you can see the controversial Pachamama not only in the Roman church of Santa Maria in Traspontina, but also in Saint Peter. What do you think?
Don Nicola Bux: "The true worshipers will worship the Father in spirit and in truth; for that is how the Father wants to be worshiped "(Jn 4:23).
"In the Spirit" means that worship is not limited to a sacred place, like the Temple of Jerusalem for the Jews. "In truth" means that it is not contaminated by idolatry or syncretism, something created by our hands. The church is not just a gathering place, but the dwelling place of God among the people. That is why it is called the "house of God." It is the "heaven that descends to earth," the presence of the Lord coming to save. The annual consecration day of a church commemorates this. That is the Catholic identity: if it is lost, everything is destined for collapse.
A sacrilege was committed, that is, a holy place was desecrated or unworthily treated. Sacrilege is a grave sin, says the Catechism of the Catholic Church, especially when it is directed against the Eucharist (CCC, 2120), which is present, preserved and worshiped in the churches. The sacred space helps man not to forget God: If the church, as it has been for several decades, becomes a multipurpose hall for concerts, conferences, and other human protagonism, where does man go to seek God?
The Communists have transformed the churches into ballrooms, gymnasiums, factories, etc., so that the human soul stops in its search for man and stops searching for God. If it is the clergy themselves who put an idol on the throne in caricature of the true God and the work of Satan, then, as the Scriptures teach, the Lord will surely leave the temple, and a cleansing will be necessary to bring Him back.
The temple is a symbol of our soul: if we defile it with demonic acts, the Holy Spirit gives it up. Let us not forget what the apostle writes in admirable words:
"He who spoils the temple of God, God will destroy him. For the temple of God is holy and you are" (1 Cor 3:17).
Cardinal Sarah, Prefect of the Congregation for Divine Worship and the Order of the Sacraments, could perform an exorcism in St. Peter's Basilica, thus purifying the basilica.

Text: Giuseppe Nardi
Image: MiL
Trans: Tancred vekron99@hotmail.com
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Sunday, November 17, 2019

The Incas Sacrificed Beautiful Children to Pachamama


 One of the ice mummies: a child brought to the gods as human sacrifices by the Incas.


(Lima) The work of archaeologists in Peru was reported at the end of September without any direct connection with the Amazon Synod.  It was a research activity that has particular relevance in view of the recent, so pervasive presence of Pachamama portrayals.

The Pachamama, which literally means "World Mother," rather than "Mother Earth," was a deity of South America that ruled over one of several worlds (Pacha means world, Pachakuna are the worlds), which also means cosmos and era.

The Incas, the high culture of South America encountered by the Spaniards as they explored the newly discovered continent, worshiped the Pachamama as a dragon goddess.  They sacrificed animals to their gods and other deities, as well as humans on special occasions.  The human sacrifices that could be proven so far were all children.

The archaeologists now know so much: These children, who were sacrificed to the pagan gods by the Incas and who were found by archaeologists on the tops of volcanoes, could come from different parts of the empire.  The archaeologists, especially Polish, know at least a dozen places in Peru where the Incas sacrificed some 500 years ago to their gods on the tops of mountains or volcanoes.  These human sacrifices were part of the Capacocha ritual.

Dagmara Socha, bio-archaeologist of the Centro de Estudios Andinos (CEAC) of the University of Warsaw in Cuzco, studied together with Rudi Chavez Perea, director of the Santuario Andinos Museum of the Catholic University of Santa Maria (Universidad Catolica de Santa Maria) in Arequipa (Peru), carried out the project on the remains of these children for several years.

This year, researchers focused on the children sacrifices placed on two volcanoes, the 6,288 meter high Ampato and the 5,665 meter high Picchu Picchu.  Several decades ago, the American anthropologist Johan Reinhard found the mummies of these children in a sitting position on stone platforms.  At present, these ice mummies are kept refrigerated at the Museo Sancturios Andinos.

According to Dr. Socha believed the Incas that at the time of sacrifice, children would become mediators between the gods and humanity.  The Incas, said the scientist, considered the children as pure and immaculate.  Therefore the human sacrifices had to be impeccable and virginal.  Accordingly, they were carefully selected.  Their status should have made it easier for the gods to make concrete decisions.

However, the scientists do not yet know the exact criteria in choosing the sacrificed children.  Socha told Szymon Zdziebłowski of Science in Poland, a website of the Polish Ministry of Science, that they needed "extraordinary qualities" such as beauty or a certain social background.  In one of the girls, whose remains were found on a platform on the Picchu Picchu, the researchers found a deliberate deformation of the head, which was extended specifically.  It is well known that this practice was not applied in the mountains, but in the plains and coasts of the Inca Empire.  This could mean that this girl came from a family living in a region far from the place of sacrifice.

 Using their teeth, the scientists were able to determine that the girl had either starved for a certain time or had suffered a severe trauma at the age of three.  At the time, the girl was allegedly brought to Cusco by her parents to be prepared for her offering for three years.  The trauma may have been caused by the separation from the parents, either first in Cuzco or already at home.  Then the child would have been brought to the capital by representatives of the theocratic Inca Empire.

Some of the mortal remains of six children examined by Dagmara Socha this year were mummified, if not all.  Other remains are poorly preserved and some have burn marks.  Socha explains that the Incas erected sacrificial platforms in places exposed to lightning.  There is ample evidence that these platforms have been repeatedly hit by lightning.  In the cosmology of the Incas, lightning represented
connections between the various god-worlds (Pachakuna) and the human world.

 While the altitude of the sacrificial sites meant that the sacrificed children were preserved as permafrost corpses, so-called ice mummies, some were indeed very well preserved, this is not always due to the lightning strikes for their clothes.

 According to the Incas, a person struck by lightning was being bestowed with great honor, as a god expressed interest in him.

The mummies studied by the Polish archaeologist are now in a similar state as before their discovery.  The mummies did not have to be moved.  Scientists used X-rays to minimize interference with the remains.  This made it possible to discover also many objects that were given to the children as grave goods: gold brooches for fastening the robes, wooden objects such as ritual cups, but also a gold tube and even petals.

The best-known example of a surviving human sacrifice of the Incas is the boy from El Plomo, who was found in 1954 near the summit of the 5424 meter high Cerro El Plomo in Chile.  At the time of his sacrifice, he was eight years old.  His skin was soft at the time of the discovery, as if he had just passed away.  The sacrifice was almost 500 years back.  The boy then was mummified by being transported to lower altitudes and becomes almost rock hard.

 All in all, 192 sacrificial ceremonial sites have been located on 192 mountains in the former Inca Empire.  So far, 27 surviving human sacrifices of the Capacocha ritual have been discovered on 14 mountains.  All were found over 5400 meters above sea level, which explains their conservation.

The Capacocha ritual was part of the religiously motivated state cult in the Inca Empire.  The boy of El Plomo was sacrificed after 1483, when central Chile was incorporated into the Inca Empire, and before 1533, when the Spaniards reached the area and put an end to the human sacrifices.

 
 Coronica (1615): human sacrifice on the mountains

 According to the scientists, the children were stunned with coca leaves and fermented drinks before being "buried" alive.  At least in the high-altitude sacrificial sites, they quickly froze, largely maintaining the squatting posture in which they had to sit.  In this position they were then worshiped - eerily scary - like living dead.

 Don Felipe Waman Puma de Ayala, an Indio, born around 1550 in the Spanish Viceroyalty of Peru, in what is now southern Peru, wrote a history of more than a thousand pages of Andean peoples, including 398 drawings (see illustration) ).  His mother tongue was Quechua, the language of the Inca Empire.  As a boy, he learned Spanish.  One of his drawings also shows how a child sacrificed on a mountain is worshiped.  His chronicle ends with his death in 1615. The description describes that in pre-Christian (pre-Columbian) time, human sacrifice was common.  The mentioned drawing expresses this, but also that at the beginning of the 17th century the sacrificed children were still worshiped by some of the Indians.

In detail, Don Felipe Waman portrays Puma de Ayala's sacrificial customs for the various deities, including Pachakamaq.  All were sacrificed in addition to other offerings and children in greater or lesser numbers.

 Its primer Nueva Corónica y Buen Gobierno was made fully accessible on the Internet a few years ago by the Copenhagen-based Congolese Bibliotek, in whose possession it is located.

Basically, it should be not that in past epochs ago, more or less, human sacrifices existed in all peoples and cultures in pre-Christian times.  That the true God does not want human sacrifices, He made clear already in Genesis, the First Book of the Bible, in the prevented sacrifice of Isaac by his father Abraham.  In the time of Abraham, and long after that, human sacrifices in the Middle East were obviously common practice.  In Divine Pedagogy, the great work of civilization, God led Abraham and his descendants away from human sacrifice for the time being because of the incomprehension of human beings, as an intermediate stage, as an animal sacrifice, although God Himself did not want that.  Where Christianity came, this cruelty was overcome, which illustrates its outstanding civilizational significance - and makes the contrast to the return of pagan amazons as the Pachamama in the context of the Amazon Synod all the more evident.

 Text: Giuseppe Nardi
 Picture: Primer Nueva Corónica y Buen
Trans: Tancred vekron99@hotmail.com
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Sunday, November 10, 2019

Resistance Against the Pachamama Abomination

Pachamama depictions were burned as part of a rite of expiation.


(Rome) The Pachamama scandal, which Pope Francis not only tolerated in the context of the Amazon Synod, but actively supported, continues to draw more attention  - although largely hushed up by the secular media.  Three current examples: the courageous Catholic who disposed of the idols in the Tiber revealed himself;  Cardinal Gerhard Müller rejected the attempts to justify the showing of the Pachamama figures;  In Mexico, Pachamama replicas were publicly burned as part of a rite of expiation.

 An Austrian Pro-Lifer

 The Austrian life protector Alexander  Tschugguel (for all not in the know: pronounced Tschuggúal, in this Tyrolean family name, the ue Diphthong is pronounced ua) was identified as the main organizer of that action, on the 21st of October in Rome, the Pachamama representations  were removed from the church of Santa Maria in Traspontina and disposed of in the Tiber.  Tschugguel also organized the recent march for life in Vienna.  Kath.net conducted an interview with him, which had explained  "that it is something that clearly contradicts Catholic doctrine."  When he saw the rituals in the Vatican Gardens, he had the idea of ​​putting an end to the spectacle and making a journey to Rome.  For disposal in the Tiber the young activist said:

 "I wanted to make sure that these idols are no longer used in church and for church purposes.  So, symbolically, it seemed best to throw them into the Tiber.”


The Pro-Lifer Alexander Tschugguel

Pope Francis had not only tolerated the showing of the pagan goddess Pachamama, but supported it in the Vatican Gardens by his presence, and by his explicit presence in St. Peter's, and finally, just before the end of the synod, by his declaration to the synods.  He told the synod fathers of  the rescue of the figures  by the Carabinieri and apologized to "all" who felt insulted by the action.  The pope did not apologize for the erection of a pagan idol in St. Peter's Basilica and in the church of Santa Maria in Traspontina and for bishops bringing the statue into the Synod's Hall in procession.  There was no question of asking God for forgiveness anyway..

 Tschugguel rejects the criticism of his action.  She had addressed neither the Amazon Indians nor against the Pope:

 "It was all about making this visible violation of the first commandment impossible.  It is also successful!  At the closing ceremony of the Synod the statues were not there. "

 Only now does he confess to the action, because otherwise during the synod everything would have been focused on the persons involved and not on the signal and the message of the action.


 Pope Francis with Pachamama in the Vatican Gardens

 "We plan to stand up for these beliefs in the future, but we do not see it as our task to do activism.
Nevertheless, we wanted to give the action a face, because we do not want to hide.  It is important that people again understand the teaching of Christ our Lord.  Then they can face the problems of the world in a sovereign way.  When the Church changes the teaching in favor of the zeitgeist, the faithful lose their hold. "

 A German cardinal

 Cardinal Gerhard Müller, who criticized early on the passing of the pagan idol repeated his criticism in a sermon in Denver in the State of Colorado (USA).  There he attended a priestly meeting last week, where Cardinal Raymond Burke was also present.  The priest Brian Harrison wrote a memoir of the sermon published by LifeSiteNews.

 The former faith prefect of the Church found clear words on the recent events in Rome.  The first criticism was the Vatican's lukewarm reaction to the latest column by Eugenio Scalfari in the daily La Repubblica.  In it the Masonry atheist claimed that Pope Francis had confirmed to him that although Jesus had been a "great man", he had not been the Son of God.  The Vatican had denied it, but that happened in a weak way.  Cardinal Muller recalled the words of the Apostle Peter, the first Pope, who
said to Jesus:



 "You are Christ, the Son of the living God."


 Cardinal Müller had harsh words against the Pachamama spectacle

 Accordingly, a clearer reaction from the Vatican would have been needed to dispel any doubt.  It would have been necessary to repeat the confession of Peter, and not from the mouth of a media spokesman, but from the mouth of the successor of Peter himself.

Cardinal Müller found clear words against the Pachamama spectacle

The Cardinal also condemned the cult-like Pachamama rituals  that had "nothing to do with a true inculturation" with sharp words.   Rather, what happened in Rome was a return to pagan myths rather than a cleansing of Indio culture in the light of the message of Christ.  As Christianity slowly spread in Roman and Greek culture, according to Cardinal Müller, it was endeavoring "not to preserve or revive the worship of pagan deities of the ancient pantheon".  Nor did it try to mix it with the Catholic cult in any way.  Referring to the Encyclical Fides et Ratio of Pope John Paul II, the Cardinal said that Christianity had adopted the best elements of civilization, but only for the one purpose of better explaining and promoting the revelation of God in Christ.

 A Mexican canon

 In Mexico City, Pachamama images were burnt last Sunday in front of a central church in the presence of the rector Hugo Valdemar and an exorcism was prayed.  By offering atonement, God was asked to forgive for the sacrileges that were "committed in Rome" in the previous weeks, as stated in the report of a believer present which was published by InfoVaticana.

 A month ago, hardly anyone knew the idol Pachamama outside of some Indio groups and neo-Norse circles.  Through the organizers of the Catholic Amazon Synod, it became known worldwide.  Hugo Valdemar is a canon at the Cathedral of the Archdiocese of Mexico City.  He and the faithful gathered for the expiation thought that the Pachamama figures in the Vatican Gardens could make their first appearance in the presence of Pope Francis on the feast day of St. Francis of Assisi.  The idols in Rome triggered a polemic, not least among Protestant free churches, who accuse Catholics of "idolatry" whose end is not yet foreseeable.


 Canon Hugo Valdemar

Not a few Catholics were irritated and annoyed by the attempt of synod organizers and the Vatican media to deny or disguise the pagan presence and idolatrous background of Pachamama activism.  In Latin America, you know exactly what you are talking about, because every day the Church is fighting against forms of idolatry and superstition.


 Pachamama Burn in Mexico City

 Canon Valdemar was 15 years under Cardinal Norberto Rivera spokesman for the Archdiocese of Mexico City.  He is one of the most famous priests in Mexico.  Above all, he is an excellent connoisseur of the pre-Christian, pagan religions of Central America and knows about the great
efforts of the missionaries, especially the Franciscans, to eliminate idolatry without any ifs or buts.

 Last Sunday, the canon referred to Our Lady of Guadalupe.  It is "like a great exorcism, which protects America from idolatry and prepares the way to meet Her Son Jesus Christ.” Many believers have called out to Heaven in recent days because of the confusion publicly and privately.

It is "unbearable" what happened with these "crazy things" in the month of October in Rome and was also experienced remotely by Catholics in America and Mexico, the report says:

 "We have the impression that we are experiencing a kind of collective obsession that drives people crazy and darkens their consciousness."

 The expiration through the burning of the pachamama figures was for the actions that took place during the Amazon Synod in Rome, but also for the Pachamama prayer of the Italian Episcopal Conference and the Pachamama songs in the Cathedral of Lima.  As for Mexico City, Pope Francis also installed a new archbishop in Lima to initiate a change of course for the local church.

 In Mexico City, three depictions of Pachamama were burned.  Canon Valdemar expressed the hope that the atonement and action might be a model for others.  God does not tolerate frivolous dealings with His things, let alone as regards idolatry that violates the First Commandment.

 Text: Giuseppe Nardi
 Image: InfoVaticana / Nuova Bussola Quotidiana / Youtube (Screenshots)

Trans: Tancred vekron99@hotmail.com
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 [1] Thanks to my colleague Martha Burger for the hint.

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