VIDEO: Bp. Schneider praises expelling of 'Pachamama' idol at Amazon Synod
By John-Henry Westen, LifeSiteNews, October 31, 2019
Bishop Athanasius Schneider is truly one of the most awe-inspiring bishops in the Catholic Church today. An intrepid defender of truth raised up by God, he recently wrote an open letter condemning the idalatrous “Pachamama” statue featured so prominently throughout the Amazonian Synod. For today’s Special Episode of The John-Henry Westen Show, I wanted to share with you the highlights of His Excellency’s awesome statement.
In his letter, Bishop Schneider drew attention to several of the many verses in Scripture that warned against the worship of false gods. He said that he had to speak up in respoinse to the Amazon Synod because “syncretism and paganism are like poisons entering the veins of the Mystical Body of Christ.” As a successor to the Apostles, entrusted with care for God’s flock, he continued, “I cannot remain silent in the face of the blatant violation of God’s holy will and the disastrous consequences it will have upon individual souls, the Church as a whole, and indeed the entire human race.”
Noting the “evasive and contradictory” answers given by persons in the Vatican Press Office on what the Pachamama idols truly represented, His Excellency firmly stated, “Catholics cannot accept any pagan worship, nor any syncretism between pagan beliefs and practices and those of the Catholic Church. The acts of worship of kindling a light, of bowing, of prostrating or profoundly bowing to the ground and dancing before an unclothed female statue, which represents neither Our Lady nor a canonized saint of the Church, violates the first Commandment of God.” ….