Much to do has been made about the Amazon Synod. There have been condemnations of heresy, statements of apostasy, and acts of schism from the Synod’s authors.
There has been heroic virtue to preserve the Deposit of Faith – The Teaching of Christ handed down to our present day. The heart of the Church is the source of Faith.
The fight for the Truth has been battling since the beginning of the Scriptures. Prophets have been killed, Church Fathers have been exiled, good Popes have been sent away and threatened with murder.
The Truth who is Jesus Christ (John 14:6), has been much maligned and attacked through history. It is a typical and suicidal attempt at eviction. An eviction that is foolish, evil and outright stupid:
He is before all things, and in him, all things hold together (Colossians 1:17).
God holds all things together. Without Him, you would not exist. He cannot be evicted, exorcised or exiled. If you were able to do so, you would cease to exist.
We are held to the Apostolic Faith (Pastor Aeternus, Chapter 4, Section 9). The Catholic Church is not a cult of personalities, but a People of Supernatural Faith in the Divine Being – God.
All other arguments fail. The Church is not to worship Man, or his ideas, to serve Man for the sake of Man. The Church is here to serve God who deserves all honor and worship.
“Worthy is the Lamb (Jesus Christ) who was slain, to receive power and wealth and wisdom and might and honor and glory and blessing!” (Revelation 5:12).
“[F]aithfully adhering to the tradition received from the beginning of the Christian faith,” (Pastor Aeternus, 4, 9).
Even the pope himself is bound by the Apostolic Faith. Even the pope is bound by the Tradition that he himself defines. Even the Apostles were bound as well (Matthew 16:19, see 18:18). The Truth binds everyone, even Christ himself who is that Truth (John 14:6) and “cannot deny Himself” (2 Timothy 2:13; Catechism of the Catholic Church, Paragraph 159).
Do the Synod Fathers hope to escape Truth? One would think the Germans who authored much of the Pre-Synodal Document do, since it denies the all-male priesthood, and the infallible teaching of the nature of dogma itself (Pastor Aeternus Chapter 4, Section 9). Celibacy is not a dogma but a discipline.
Heresy is Dogmatic Error. You are pitting you will against infallible teaching and will make a “shipwreck of [your] faith” (1 Timothy 1:19, Catechism of the Catholic Church, paragraph 891) to go against it. To reject dogma damns a culpable person to Hell if they persist in that error unto death (Catechism of the Catholic Church, Paragraph 1022).
The Measure of Man
The measure of Mankind is that he is made in the image of God (Catechism of the Catholic Church, paragraph 31). Like a mirror, if the Man that reflection is based upon is gone, the image is gone.
So it is with the Church, who is as a whole intended to be the image of God. Should her members reject the Truth, they reject Christ, the image upon which all mankind is based. She ceases to be the actual image of God but the image of herself, or the Devil who tempted Eve to eat the fruit of the Tree of the Knowledge of God and Evil (Catechism of the Catholic Church, 396).
Pray for the Amazon Synod. Another Synod of Evil composed by Francis. He has a pattern of challenging dogma. So did Popes Honorious I and John XXII. They were condemned as heretics.
Sweet Heart of Jesus, be our Salvation. Amen.
Immaculate Heart of Mary, be our Hope. Amen.
Amazon Synod (Podcast).
Francis in Heresy (Podcast)?