Idiotic logo meets false theology…
Pokémon at the Vatican:
The Youth Synod’s Preliminary Meeting
One can only face-palm at the aesthetic junk that emanates from the Vatican II Sect, which is a perfect mirror of its disastrous theology. With a logo apparently being needed for every significant event, here is the one they put together for their pre-synod meeting with the youth, which is currently taking place in Rome:
The question that inevitably arises is: What in the world is this? Four Poké Balls decorating a Christmas tree? Billiard balls caught in a ventilator? …Or what?? Like with many other Novus Ordo logos and emblems, this image too is just screaming spiritual maturity and sophisticated theology, isn’t it?
Actually, this pitiful aesthetic travesty actually reflects very well Francis’ idea of “listening to the youth” to know what path his sect must travel. Being enamored with — and therefore always looking for — novelty is one of the hallmarks of Modernism. Paradoxical phrases like “creative tradition” are then used to make the novelty more digestible and give it a veneer of legitimacy; certain biblical concepts are distorted and then adduced in support (a favorite passage of theirs to cite is Mt 13:52, the true meaning of which is explained here). Other biblical passages, on the other hand, are always happily glossed over (e.g. Jer 6:16; Gal 1:6-9; 2 Thess 2:14; 1 Tim 6:20).
In October of this year, it is time again for the biannual ordinary synod of “bishops” in the Vatican, and this time the topic is “Young People, the Faith and Vocational Discernment”, as the official Synod 2018 web site states on its masthead. In the pre-synod meeting now taking place in Rome (Mar. 19-24), roughly 300 men and women between the ages of 16 and 29 are gathered, ostensibly to tell the “bishops” and the “Pope” what they think about it all:
The purpose of the Pre-Synodal Meeting, to take place in Rome from 19 to 24 March 2018, is to provide the opportunity for young people to produce a document, which expresses their view on the state of things, their ideas, their feelings and their recommendations, to be presented to the Synodal Fathers, who will meet in October 2018 to treat the topic: Young People, the Faith and Vocational Discernment. Participating in this meeting will be around 300 young people, representing young people from the 5 continents.
The youths attending this aren’t even all Novus Ordo — some have a different religion or none at all.
Yesterday, Mar. 19, Francis met with the members of the pre-synod at the Maria Mater Ecclesiae International “Pontifical” College. Two videos of the occasion have been released (photos available here):
As always, Francis had plenty to say. So far, Vatican News has not provided a full English translation of Francis’ opening address, only of the five questions he was asked and his answers. English summary reports of the “papal” address are available, however, some of which are linked in the paragraphs that follow.
Meeting with youngsters was a welcome opportunity for Francis to once more unleash his infamous Naturalist blather, empty of significant content but rich in buzzwords and metaphors: He spoke about not “putting make-up” on or “anesthetizing” feelings; he wants a “young face” for his church, without “make-up”, lest it be merely “artificially rejuvenated”; he claimed that “without risk a young person grows old, and it also makes the Church grow old” — a gratuitous assertion the ultimate meaning of which is anyone’s guess. Of course his hapless audience also received warnings against that dreaded “terrorism of gossip”, the scourge of “rigidity”, and that “sick mentality” of clericalism, which, ironically, he as the “Dictator Pope” is more guilty of than anyone. Francis even managed to include the word “castrate” in one of his answers, although this time at least he kept his talk free of terminology from the sodomite underworld.
Francis explicitly called the youth to speak their minds “frankly and freely”. From past experience, however, we know that this generous concession is verbal only and merely applies to those things Francis doesn’t mind hearing about. (Case in point: When the youth show an attachment to the Traditional Latin Mass or the real Catholicism of the past, he only has harsh words for them and suddenly no longer cares about what the “Spirit” may be telling him through the youth. Francis only rolls out the “god of surprises” when the surprise is in agreement with his thinking.)
The emptiness of the Vatican II religion was on full display when Francis fielded the question of an unbaptized French lady who was struggling to find the meaning of life and wanted to know where to start looking. Francis’ answer? Essentially: Blah blah discernment… blah blah accompaniment… blah blah many Catholic clerics aren’t any good at this… blah blah find someone [else] to talk to… blah blah ask someone who knows. How’s that for giving spiritual direction and preaching the Gospel! Really, the utter claptrap this man spouts on a daily basis is beyond parody!
Slogans like “the Church is young at heart” make for great headlines but are useless for anything else, because no one knows what they actually mean. Giving speeches rich in words but poor in content is one of Francis’ specialties. Indeed, it is a favorite Modernist tactic to drown the reader/listener in a flood of words, which explains why the Vatican has produced so many endless documents since the council (consider, for example, the excessive length of Gaudium et Spes, Pacem in Terris, Populorum Progressio, Ut Unum Sint, Fides et Ratio, Evangelii Gaudium, Laudato Si’, and Amoris Laetitia).
According to Francis, the Novus Ordo Sect is “in need of young prophets”, and apparently he thinks that the very people who have grown up on YouCat, DoCat, and the Novus Ordo Missae (“New Mass”) are going to fill that role. Heaven help us!
But it gets worse: Just today Vatican Media reports that the “Pope” has released yet another interview book, this time, one for the youth: God is Young is its idiotic title, and the content isn’t any better. Some excerpts in English are available here:
- “Pope Francis: God Is Young” (Vatican News)
The book is filled with such incredibly deep and meaningful statements as, “A young person is something like a prophet, and needs to realize that. He or she needs to be aware of having the wings of a prophet, the attitude of a prophet, the capacity of prophesying, of speaking but also of acting”. The youth are told of “facelifts of the heart” and the “wrinkles of experiences”. We are assured that “the salvation of the elderly is to give the young the memory, this makes the elderly true dreamers of the future; while the salvation of the young is to take this teaching, these dreams, and bear them prophetically into the future.”
Thankfully, the English edition of this profound-sounding but ultimately-useless junk won’t be available until Oct. 2, but the Italian, Spanish, French, German, Portuguese, Polish, Croatian, Slovak, Slovenian, and Czech editions went on sale today.
Let’s be clear about one thing: The youths involved in and affected by all this are victims, not perpetrators. Our criticism is not directed at them. They don’t know any different — their whole lives they’ve known only the Modernist Sect, and to their minds that is the Catholic Church. We must pray for them that they will be able to escape the clutches of the “operation of error” (2 Thess 2:10) set up to eclipse the Catholic Church until the day that God chooses to deliver her.
“By listening to young people, the Church will once again hear the Lord speaking in today’s world,” the 2018 synod’s preparatory document declares. In this telling statement, the Novus Ordo hierarchs once again demonstrate that they are blind and leaders of the blind (cf. Mt 15:14; Lk 9:60). A church that has to learn divine revelation from its youth is not the Catholic Church, because the Catholic Church teaches the youth, and she teaches always “the Way, and the Truth, and the Life” (Jn 14:6), that is, “Jesus Christ [who is] yesterday, and today; and the same for ever” (Heb 13:8). This is because her teaching, like her mission, was given her by God 2,000 years ago:
And as for you, let the unction, which you have received from him [the Holy Ghost], abide in you. And you have no need that any man teach you; but as his unction teacheth you of all things, and is truth, and is no lie. And as it hath taught you, abide in him.
(1 Jn 2:27; cf. Jn 16:13)
It is a Modernist idea, not a Catholic one, that divine revelation is to be sought in the lived experience of man. The Modernist Nouvelle Theologie (or “New Theology”, condemned by Pope Pius XII here) has made human experience a theological locus (source) from which to draw data for the science of Sacred Theology. This is why documents like Amoris Laetitia can appeal to the concrete circumstances of life as potentially containing a “divine permission” to transgress the moral law:
Yet conscience can do more than recognize that a given situation does not correspond objectively to the overall demands of the Gospel. It can also recognize with sincerity and honesty what for now is the most generous response which can be given to God, and come to see with a certain moral security that it is what God himself is asking amid the concrete complexity of one’s limits, while yet not fully the objective ideal.
(Antipope Francis, “Apostolic Exhortation” Amoris Laetitia, n. 303)
This staggering blasphemy we have dismantled in our podcast on the topic here.
So, the synod preparatory document has the truth exactly backwards: The Church does not hear the voice of the Lord by listening to young people; rather, young people hear the voice of the Lord by listening to the (true) Church, as Fr. Anthony Cekada pointed out on Twitter a few months ago. In this juxtaposition we see the difference between Modernism and Catholicism: The Modernist begins with man and concludes something about God; the Catholic begins with God and judges all things by His revealed truth. The Modernist goes to man to say something about God; the Catholic goes to God to seek the truth about man.
With that in mind, Novus Ordos should really take to heart the following divinely inspired quotes about youth:
Remove anger from thy heart, and put away evil from thy flesh. For youth and pleasure are vain. (Ecclesiastes 11:10)
My son, from thy youth up receive instruction, and even to thy grey hairs thou shalt find wisdom. (Ecclesiasticus [Sirach] 6:18)
Young man, scarcely speak in thy own cause. If thou be asked twice, let thy answer be short. In many things be as if thou wert ignorant, and hear in silence and withal seeking. In the company of great men bake not upon thee: and when the ancients are present, speak not much. (Ecclesiasticus [Sirach] 32:10-13)
In like manner, ye young men, be subject to the ancients. And do you all insinuate humility one to another, for God resisteth the proud, but to the humble he giveth grace. (1 Pet 5:5)
The Pokemon synod is scheduled for October of this year. It will be to the youth and vocations what the 2014/2015 synods were to holy matrimony.
Just wait till Francis releases his post-synodal exhortation in the first half of 2019, just in time for World Youth Day in Panama. Although we obviously don’t know the contents yet, we’re going to predict that the title will be Juventutis Gaudium.
If only it were funny.
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