The Synod as the Arm of Leviathan
Fatima Perspectives #1247
Over the past five years, Jorge Mario Bergoglio, as Pope Francis, has perfected the modus operandi by which he proposes to remake the Church according to his liking. Recall, in that regard, the stunning admission of Father Thomas Rosica, English-language attaché of the Vatican Press Office, that with Francis we now have a Church “openly ruled by an individual rather than by the authority of Scripture alone or even its own dictates of tradition plus Scripture…” And this absolute dictator, Rosica further declares (or better: exults) “breaks Catholic traditions whenever he wants” because he is “free from disordered attachments.” Disordered attachments, that is, to perennial Catholic teaching and practice, commonly known collectively as Tradition.
The modus operandi follows this ten-point plan:
(1) determine which Catholic tradition will be broken and then call a Synod to provide cover for the break;
(2) stage-manage the Synod from start to finish, stacking its voting membership with bishops sympathetic to the break;
(3) produce a “Final Document” that purports to represent the Synod’s decisions, but which is pre-written by the Synod controllers installed by Francis, who insert whatever “goodies” Francis would like to see, whether or not the Synod Fathers actually discussed them;
(4) strew the Final Document with poison pills in the form of ambiguities opening the way to the planned break with Tradition;
(5) rush the Synod Fathers into voting for the windy, absurdly verbose and impossible-to-digest Final Document on the Synod’s last day, providing review copies only in Italian;
(6) declare the entire sham a work of the Holy Ghost no one may question;
(7) follow up with implementation of the “decisions of the Synod” — meaning the decisions of Francis — including an “Apostolic Exhortation” that exhorts the break with Tradition;
(8) remind everyone forcefully that Francis, who “humbly” depicted himself as merely “the Bishop of Rome” on the night of his election, is really the Supreme Pontiff, who must be obeyed even if he flatly contradicts every one of his predecessors (e.g., by authorizing Holy Communion for public adulterers or by declaring the death penalty an immoral attack on human dignity despite 2,000 years of contrary Church teaching);
(9) announce that the Catholic Church is now “a synodal Church” and stay tuned for the next synodal bulletin from “the Spirit”;
(10) condemn as Pharisees and rigorists, in league with the Great Accuser, anyone who objects to the “decisions of the Synod” or the corruption, including sodomy, rife among Francis’ inner circle of Synod managers and other Tradition-breaking co-conspirators, including the head of his very household, caught in flagrante delicto with a young man in a malfunctioning elevator.
This would be a preposterously elaborate joke if it weren’t exactly the truth about our unprecedented situation in the midst of this incredible pontificate.
In his masterwork Leviathan, a defense of the absolute authority of the civil ruler even over matters of right and wrong, Thomas Hobbes wrote: “This is the Generation of that great Leviathan, or rather (to speak more reverently) of that Mortal God, to which we owe under the Immortal God, our peace and defense.” The “major part” having chosen the sovereign and thus given birth to the mortal god of the State, “he that dissented must now consent with the rest… or else be justly destroyed by the rest.” [Cfr. Leviathan, II 17, 18]
Today, in the Church, the “major part” of a conclave having chosen Francis, we are told that we must obey without question “the mortal god” whose own publicity apparatus has repeatedly called him “the successor of Christ.” But, perhaps even worse than Hobbes’ vision, “the Immortal God,” including His Sixth Commandment, appears to have been forgotten under the reign of this mortal one, and anyone who opposes him must be destroyed.
From which dystopian catastrophe may God, through the Triumph of the Immaculate Heart of Mary, soon deliver His Holy Church.