At first glance, the pagan modifications appear to represent indigenous people but, according to faithful Catholics, represent the culmination of “the travesties of the modernist movement.”
For example, the Church of Santa Maria in Traspontina in Rome, dating from the 16th century — and a stone’s throw from St. Peter’s Basilica — has been transformed into a shrine to Amazonian indigenous culture — as well as liberation theology.
The ancient Carmelite church displays a magic circle blanket resting atop the ancient marble floor of a side altar and is adorned with indigenous objects of pagan Mother earth worship.
Scattered about the circle are two wooden statues of a naked pregnant woman, a musical pipe, a rattle, wooden bowls, and a wooden boat situated at the edge of the circle. …..