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The Chief Heretic in Canada
 Francis eneters pagan ceremony in Canada

Chief Heretic ...
The Real Renegade

Francis, in his ever-widening embrace of the heresy of Ecumenism, participated in worshipping pagan gods with indigenous Canadians while condemning the “ideological colonization” perpetrated upon native Canadians by Catholic missionaries, especially the “North American Martyrs”, all of whom were cruelly enslaved and viciously killed by Canada’s “Native Americans”  —  especially the Iroquois:

  • Saint Isaac Jogues

  • Saint Jean de Brébeuf

  • Saint Gabriel Lalemant

  • Saint René Goupil

  • Saint Jean de Lalande

  • Saint Antoine Daniel

  • Saint Noël Chabanel

  • Saint Charles Garnier (see Simply Catholic and Catholic Culture.)

But Francis, in his own ecumenical fervor, would rather attack the missionaries (or, as Francis calls them, “ideological colonizers”) than their murderers. Hence he embarks on what he calls a “penitential pilgrimage” to apologize for what missionaries were explicitly commanded to do by Christ Himself in His very last commission to them before He ascended to the Father!

Unlike Francis, however, the missionaries took Christ seriously.

An indigenous elder,

Native Canadian Elder summons the great Western  Grandmother with a turkey whistle

summons the great “Western Grandmother” with turkey whistle

Convening with the native-Canadian Elders and Chiefs, Francis and Friends become gravely and appropriately reflective, hands over hearts as instructed by the Elder who, after blowing a “Turkey Whistle” four times: once each for the North, South, East, and West, tells the cardinals with Francis, that they are to place their hands over their hearts, each of which he describes as a “talking stick” [?] and then asks the “Western Grandmother” [?] to “give us access to the sacred circle of spirits.” At that point, every Catholic (and human being) should have fled, rightly fearing the invocation of demons.

But not Francis! Or his coterie, including men with towering titles but apparently little faith:

  • Cardinal Christopher Collins, Archbishop of Toronto

  • Gerald Lacroix, Archbishop of Quebec and Primate of Canada

  • Cardinal Michael F. Czerny, S.J. prefect of the Dicastery for Promoting Integral Human Development

  • Cardinal Marc A. Ouellet, prefect of the Congregation for Bishops

  • Archbishop of Edmonton Richard W. Smith;

  • and the Vatican Secretary of State, Cardinal Pietro Parolin.

Of course, as good Ecumenists, the pope and prelates obey with obviously deep emotion:

Francis with hand over heart

Cardinals and Bishops lay hands over hearts for pagan ceremony

This is not merely deeply scandalous and shameful — but is a sampling of the increasing defection from Christ, Sacred Scripture, and authentic Church Teaching (preceding Vatican II). Ecumenism, it appears, has become a “religion” in its own right, not simply a “doctrine” of the new “Post-Conciliar catholic church” that emerged from Vatican II, but as a central and defining dogma within it. It is no longer an endeavor of the Catholic Church, but has replaced it, retaining the name merely to maintain revenue through a false sense of continuity with its glorious 2000-year history — an historical continuity that no longer exists ... and all remembrance of which it absolutely detests. The “Post-Conciliar catholic church” abolished genuine Catholicism in 1962 when it chose man over God and social remediation over the salvation of immortal souls.

De-Commissioning “the Great Commission”

Of course, this rabid emphasis on Ecumenism necessarily entails the renunciation of what is called “The Great Commission”, or Christ’s very last command to His Apostles:

“All power is given to Me in Heaven and in earth.  Going therefore, teach ye all nations; baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost. Teaching them to observe all things whatsoever I have commanded you” (Saint Matthew 28.18-20)
“Go ye into the whole world, and preach the gospel to every creature. He that believeth and is baptized, shall be saved: but he that believeth not shall be condemned.”  (Saint Mark 16.15-16)

Following the ritual, Francis delivered the speech condemning “ideological colonization” (i.e., evangelization), insisting that its complicity in fostering paganism was consonant with Ecumenism! Indeed, Francis argued that,

“The Holy See and the local Catholic communities are concretely committed to promoting the indigenous cultures through specific and appropriate forms of spiritual accompaniment that include attention to their cultural traditions, customs, languages and educational processes, in the spirit of the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples.”

Is this Francis’s ultimate “appeal to authority” — the U.N. … not God?
Sadly, yes.

Ah, yes, the Schools!

Catholic Culture
has a commendable article concerning the Church’s alleged responsibility in the matter of the Residential schools which we would be negligent not to present:

“The particular offense for which the Pontiff was busily apologizing was the role that Catholic religious orders played in the “residential schools” that took children from members of indigenous tribes away from their families, and educated them in European culture. Insofar as this program broke up families and denigrated tribal customs, it was indeed an offense. But…

First, it was not the Catholic Church that devised the plan for the residential schools; it was the Canadian government. Today the country’s government leaders, having made their own pro forma apology, are anxious to heap blame on the Church. But the Catholic religious orders involved were only carrying out the politicians’ plans.

The defects of the residential schools—the crowding, poor nutrition, inadequate health care, lax supervision—can be traced to the meager funding provided by the government. The religious orders ran these institutions as charities. Clerics and lay volunteers suffered in the cold and ate the bad food, sacrificing to help young people. Some of them died on the job, and were buried in poorly marked graves, alongside the indigenous children they had served. They do not deserve the blanket condemnation they are now receiving.

The current furor peaked more than a year ago, with sensational stories about mass graves at one residential school in British Columbia. But months later, no human remains have been found at that site! In fact the site has not even been excavated. Plenty of people have an incentive to speculate that children’s bodies are buried in mass graves; apparently no one has much incentive to discover the truth of the matter.”


Geoffrey K. Mondello
Boston Catholic Journal

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