Post by Admin on Nov 20, 2019 13:37:05 GMT
Before you read the following article, please keep in mind dear friends, that the scandalous errors on near-constant display within the Conciliar Church all have their foundation and dare one say, the permission to act as they do, right from Vatican II. Most of these clergy simply think they are faithfully following the tenets of that pernicious Council. This is why they are not formally heretical clergy. The vast majority think they are simply following the teachings of the Church since 1965.
With respect to the article that follows, recall that ...
Vatican II's Gaudium et Spes §36 states: "... [All] believers of whatever religion have always heard His revealing voice in the discourse of creatures."
Nostra Aetate §2 states: 'The Catholic Church rejects nothing that is true and holy (vera et sancta) in these religions. She looks with sincere respect upon those ways of conduct and of life, those rules and teachings which, though differing in many particulars from what she holds and sets forth, nevertheless often reflect a ray of that Truth which enlightens all men."
Let us continue to pray for these misguided Conciliar clergy, schooled in the ways of a most evil Council.
Video of Vatican cardinal at Pachamama, ‘Father Sun’ ceremony surfaces
SAN MARCOS SIERRAS, Argentina, November 19, 2019 (LifeSiteNews) ― A video of a leading prelate has emerged, showing the cardinal participating in a ceremony honoring two pagan gods.
Cardinal Gianfranco Ravasi of the Pontifical Council for Culture was filmed walking around a blanket as part of a noisy procession honoring Pachamama, a fertility goddess, and Tata Inti, Father Sun, in the so-called “hippy town” of San Marcos Sierras in the Cordoba province of Argentina. During the ceremony, a shaman describes what is on the blanket.
“Here is our spirituality. Here are our symbols, sacred symbols. There are the clay jars. There is the ear of maize. There is the earth. There is the water. Elements that have always accompanied us. That have accompanied us and are the cause of our life,” the man shouts in Spanish.
The speaker is clear that at least some people taking part in the ritual have invoked pagan gods.
“Therefore, with my brothers and sisters, we have begun this encounter,” the shaman says.
“We have asked permission from Mother Earth. We have asked permission from Father Sun, Tata Inti. And, surely, each of my brothers and sisters, while they were walking, were in an interior dialogue with what they believe. Therefore, we have now begun this celebration because we understand the importance and worth of this encounter.”
A spokesman for Cardinal Ravasi told LifeSiteNews via email that the video shows an event sponsored by a Vatican department responsible for interfaith dialogue.
“The event reported in the video happened as part of a Courtyard of the Gentiles – the Department of the Pontifical Council of Culture responsible for the dialogue with non-believers – event, which focused on folkloric and cultural traditions of the indigenous peoples of Argentina and Paraguay,” the Pontifical Council of Culture office explained by email.
The office further explained that the event, which took place at in 2015, “involved the participation of scholars of ethnography, theologians and representatives of the local communities and the local Church as well as social activists and local missionaries.”
According to his spokesman, Cardinal Ravasi had visited various centers that provide important social and economic support to the poor as well as ensuring the evangelization of the area.
“The ritual featured in the video was a cultural performance and was only one of many events and performances included in the event. The ritual was not celebrated as an explicitly religious ceremony, in so far as the nature of the event has to be considered folkloric and cultural,” the spokesman said.
During the ceremony the shaman, for whom Spanish is clearly a second language, sometimes spoke in an indigenous tongue, to which he referred in the first remarks captured by the video.
“I [spoke] in one of the languages that was present before 1492. Before the Church and the other culture arrived here. These languages were here...." he said.
"Our spirituality, our faith were here before they arrived.”
The speaker was clear that the ritual was religious in intention, saying, “This spiritual ceremony that we walk is a walk in a circle from which nothing escapes, where everything is contained, and with everything and everybody and everything around us.”
He continued: “We have asked Mother Earth to say that all of you are invited to this meeting. And we have listened and certainly because they want to hear our voice, who we are, how long we have been here, and what our spirituality is about.”