Papal Paganism’s Kiss of Death

Pope Francis is walking away from most forms of historic Roman Catholicism, taking countless followers with him.

I use the word apostasy deliberately. Apostasy means a complete “standing away from,” an abandonment of essential truth. In three areas, the Pope is leading the Catholic Church into areas of doctrinal and practical heresy that go far beyond any they have promulgated in previous history—in the areas of homosexuality, of interfaith relations with Islam, and of animistic paganism.

 

Pope Francis is walking away from most forms of historic Roman Catholicism, taking countless followers with him. Obviously Protestants do not accept works righteousness, the divinization of Mary, papal divine inspiration and many other Roman Catholic doctrines. However, Protestants and Catholics believe that God created the world; that Jesus is the Son of God, born of a virgin; that he died and rose again physically; that he will return, and so on. Protestants could depend on Rome to stand with the rest of Christendom in defending a basic Christian worldview against the forces of atheistic secularism and religious paganism in such areas as pro-life and pro-marriage issues.

What will happen when the present consequences of papal apostasy create a worldwide church whose beliefs undermine all that historic Christianity stands for? What levels of spiritual confusion will inhabit the thoughts of the watching world? What will they believe true Christianity to be? Will they be seduced by this false form of it?

I use the word apostasy deliberately. Apostasy means a complete “standing away from,” an abandonment of essential truth. In three areas, the Pope is leading the Catholic Church into areas of doctrinal and practical heresy that go far beyond any they have promulgated in previous history—in the areas of homosexuality, of interfaith relations with Islam, and of animistic paganism.

Homosexuality

As an Argentinian cardinal, Francis supported civil unions for gay couples[1] As Pope, on July 29, 2013, when questioned about the validity of the practice of homosexuality, he famously stated “Who am I to judge?”[2]One could have answered him: “You’re only the Pope!” On September 20, 2014, Francis named Archbishop Blase Cupich as Archbishop of Chicago, replacing the strongly anti-LGBT Cardinal Francis George. Cardinal Cupich has recently been exposed for having hidden accusations against more than 500 homosexual priests.[3] Later Francis named Robert McElroy, another leading voice for LGBT equality, as Bishop of San Diego, California.[4] In 2018 Francis told a gay survivor of clergy sexual abuse: “…that you are gay does not matterGod made you like this and loves you like this and I don’t care.”[5] In general, one could say that if Francis does not care then there is no hope that he will condemn the massive homosexual abuse now being uncovered in the church and even in the Vatican itself. On the contrary, under his papacy, much will be covered up or justified, with little or no traditional moral or theological teaching.

Benjamin Wiker, a conservative professor at Franciscan University notes that:

as Christianity slowly evangelized the pagan Roman Empire, the widespread acceptance of men having sex with boys was replaced by widespread moral revulsion (and the appearance of anti-pedophilia laws that followed upon it). The same is true for homosexuality, sexual slavery, abortion, infanticide and euthanasia. They became moral issues…only because of Christian evangelization.[6]

Wiker sees a horrible irony. By failing to stop the recent sexual scandals in the Roman church, the very men most authoritatively charged with the evangelization of all the nations are moving full-steam ahead to bring about the devangelization of the nations:

This is a massive, massive crisis in and for the [Catholic] Church because a deeply-embedded worldwide homosexual network among our priests, bishops, and cardinals is actively engaged in bringing about the full de-Christianization of the world by preying on boys between 12-18, literally recreating Greco-Roman sexual culture in our seminaries and dioceses.[7]

Islamic Catholicism 

The official Facebook page of Turkey’s pro-government daily, Sabah, was filled with praise for the destruction of the iconic Notre Dame Cathedral, leading some to think the raging fire was due to an Islamic terrorist attack[8] Ironically, the present Pope is now in league with Islam to burn down the last remains of already weakened Catholic beliefs.

On February 4, 2019, just months before the world’s eyes beheld the flames on the Seine, Pope Francis and the Grand Imam of Al Azhar, Ahmad Al-Tayyeb, signed a document in Abu Dhabi, capital of the United Arab Emirates, on “Human Fraternity for World Peace and Living Together.”[9] The declaration, which they wrote together, opens in the name of a god who is a supposed mixture of the biblical God and Allah. But the triune God of Christians, Father, Son and Holy Spirit, is thoroughly denied by Islam. The Sura concerning “authentic worship” states: “He, God, is one! God, the Eternal One! He will not generate, nor was he generated, and none is equal to him! (Koran, Sura 112: 2, 4).” Allah, being a singularity, is impersonal, so the god “worshiped” in the Abu Dhabi declaration is (like the “god” of the Masonic-inspired French revolution) the god of “human fraternity,” “which embraces all men, unites them and renders them equal.”[10] The Abu Dhabi document affirms that the “pluralism and the diversity of religions, color, sex, race and language are willed by God in His wisdom, through which He created human beings.”

Significantly, Ahmad Al-Tayyeb is a hereditary sheik of the Confraternity of Sufis for Upper Egypt and, in the Islamic world, Al Azhar, the university of which he is rector, is characterized for its teaching of Sufi (the New Age version of Islam) esotericism, as “an initiatory bridge” between Eastern and Western Freemasonry.[11] It is well known that Sufism “solves” the problem of Allah’s impersonality by making all humans divine. In so doing, however it loses God’s transcendence, as do all versions of Oneist spirituality. Ultimately, both Sufism and the Francis-Tayyeb document sink into forms of religious paganism.

Animistic Paganism 

The Pope plans to lead a synod October 6–27, 2019, entitled: “Amazonia: New Paths for the Church and for an Integral Ecology.” The preparatory work has already been done with Francis’s appointment of a number of South American archbishops deeply associated with “liberation theology,” the “theology” that denies the supernatural and espouses socialistic Marxism.[12] These new leaders are “rethinking” liberation theology, to create “regeneration theology,” a novel Latin American derivative of liberation theology, in which the church is “regenerated” by the spirits of Native American animism, who are a “source of God’s revelation.”[13]Interestingly, the shamans of these native religions were often homosexuals and human sacrifice was widespread among them. A Roman Catholic commentator admits that the document does not call for conversion, as in the past, but for the Church to “enrich herself with clearly pagan and/or pantheistic elements of belief.” Not even witchcraft is sidelined in this enrichment, because “indigenous rituals and ceremonies are essential for integral health.”[14] This philosophy of human unity and planetary health, of which the Pope has often spoken, fits neatly with the concerns of the United Nations and with other internationalist bodies that are intent on changing hearts, minds, and society “for the Planet.”[15]

A traditionalist Catholic scholar asks a pointed question: “Will the Amazonian Synod…be a new phase in this rejection of the Church’s mission….? Will Pope Francis kneel before representatives of the indigenous people [of South America]? Will he ask them to transmit to the Church their tribal wisdom of which they are carriers?”[16] This author concludes that “The instrumentum laboris (working document) is nothing short of an invitation for humanity to take a fatal step towards the final abyss of the anti-Christian Revolution.”[17]

This most recent Interfaith attempt will celebrate Masonic and Islamic Sufist paganism infused by South American primitive animism and witchcraft. It is little wonder that the world-renowned Austrian Catholic philosopher, Dr. Josef Seifert (pro-life author of many noteworthy books on Catholic doctrine), seeing what the Pope is doing, has signed a petition calling on the bishops of the world to “investigate Pope Francis for heresy.”[18]

Roman Catholicism as we know it is under serious attack from within. Its liberal office holders at the highest level in the Curia and the papacy will bring down the traditional edifice of faith more effectively than any exterior enemy.

As never before, true Christians must defend the Twoist Gospel of the Creator and Redeemer revealed in Jesus the Son, who, through his atoning death, is the only source for human flourishing and the only way to redemption. This gospel will remain through all the turmoil of a world progressively seduced by a growing pseudo-Christian occult interfaith, masquerading as the only hope for global salvation.

Dr. Peter Jones is scholar in residence at Westminster Seminary California and associate pastor at New Life Presbyterian Church in Escondido, Calif. He is director of truthXchange, a communications center aimed at equipping the Christian community to recognize and effectively respond to the rise of paganism. This article is used with permission.


[1]Robert Shine, “Pope Francis Supported Civil Unions While Archbishop,” New Ways Ministries (March 21, 2013).

[2]Art.cit.

[3]Michael Voris, “Special Report—Cardinal Cupich Under Investigation,”Church Militant (June 20, 2019).

[4]Art.cit.

[5]Art.cit.

[6]Benjamin Wiker is Professor of Political Science, Director of Human Life Studies, and Senior Fellow of the Veritas Center at Franciscan University. http://www.ncregister.com/blog/benjamin-wiker/from-a-moral-historical-perspective-this-crisis-is-worse-than-you-realize.

[7]http://www.ncregister.com/blog/benjamin-wiker/from-a-moral-historical-perspective-this-crisis-is-worse-than-you-realize.

[8]“Turkey: Many Celebrate the Burning of the Cathedral of Notre Dame,” Robowombat Gatestone Institute (May 18, 2019).

[9]Roberto de Mattei “The most terrible schism the world has ever seen,” Rorate Caeli (May 1, 2019, posted on 5/1/2019, by ebb tide)

[10]Art.cit, the words of the Catholic theologian, Roberto de Mattei. De Mattei: “The most terrible schism the world has ever seen” Rorate Caeli (May 1, 2019).

[11]Gabriel Mandel, Federico II, il sufismo e la massoneria, Tipheret, (Acireale 2013), referenced in the above article.

[12]Edward Pentin’s website: “Amazon Synod Working Document Criticized for serving Neo-pagan agenda,” https://edwardpentin.co.uk/amazon-synod-working-document-criticized-for-serving-neo-pagan-agenda.

[13]Peter Kwasniewski, “[Catholic Caucus] Why Amazon Synod working doc’s notion of ‘inculturation’ is a false approach,” LifeSite News (June 20, 2019).

[14]Art. cit.

[15]http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-religion/3727470/posts.

[16]Roberto De Mattei, “Dear Cardinals and Bishops, do you really want a Church like this? The Amazonian Church of Pope Francis,” Rorate Caeli (June 20, 2019). See also the Aldo Maria Valli blogspot.

[17]Kwasniewski, art.cit.

[18]May 6, 2019, LifeSiteNews.