This modern approach included teaching the spiritual traditions of the natives and using Indigenous ceremonies in Catholic religious services, in spite of the fact that native spiritual traditions involve calling upon the spirits of the dead and venerating deities of nature like “mother earth,” such as was witnessed in the smudging ceremony in which Pope Francis took part last week.
“With respect to education,” Mongeau said, “we actively support two middle schools that concentrate primarily on Indigenous children. They give a lot of attention to individual pupils and their families and teach Indigenous cultural and spiritual traditions… Concerning language and culture, we encourage the use of Indigenous languages and ceremonies in Catholic religious services.” Read More …
Opinion: Incorporating pagan practices into traditional Catholicism is not new. In fact, last Saturday, in my interview with Jimmy DeYoung Jr. on the Prophecy Today Radio broadcast, I said this:
Rome was the seat of Constantine, the Roman emperor who in 325 AD at the Council of Nicaea, held a weakening empire together by uniting Rome with Christianity. While Constantine refused to fully embrace the Christian faith, he merged many pagan beliefs and practices and appointed himself Pontifex Maximus, giving rise to the office of the Bishop of Rome.
And Rome, not coincidentally, is the seat of the Vatican, the world’s largest Christian denomination, the home of the Bishop of Rome, and the likely future residence of a powerful religious leader that will be neither Catholic or protestant but leader of a new state religion. Revelation 13:11 calls him the False Prophet.
Also included in the incorporation of Catholic and pagan practices is something called a ‘smudging ceremony‘ in which Pope Francis recently participated.
Smudging is a tradition, common to many First Nations, which involves the burning of one or more medicines gathered from the earth. The four sacred medicines used in First Nations’ ceremonies are tobacco, sage, cedar, and sweetgrass. The most common medicines used in a smudge are sweetgrass, sage, and cedar.
Smudging is traditionally a ceremony for purifying or cleansing the soul of negative thoughts of a person or place.
Article, Mongeau: “We are also exploring,” with Indigenous and non-Indigenous Christians ways to decolonize the practice of the Christian faith and to encourage Catholics in Canada to appreciate the richness of Indigenous spiritualities.”
Pope Francis is the first Jesuit pontiff:
The Jesuit order started in 1540 by Ignatius of Loyola and 6 companions. The mission of the Jesuit is to bring all denominations (and tribes) under the authority of the Roman Pontiff.
On October 4, 2020, Pope Francis attended an act of idolatrous worship of the pagan goddess Pachamama. He allowed this worship to take place in the Vatican Gardens, thus desecrating the vicinity of the graves of the martyrs and of the church of the Apostle Peter. He participated in this act of idolatrous worship by blessing a wooden image of Pachamama. On October 7, the idol of Pachamama was placed in front of the main altar at St. Peter’s and then carried in procession to the Synod Hall. Pope Francis said prayers in a ceremony involving this image and then joined in this procession. When wooden images of this pagan deity were removed from the church of Santa Maria in Traspontina, where they had been sacrilegiously placed, and thrown into the Tiber by Catholics outraged by this profanation of the church, Pope Francis, on October 25, apologized for their removal and another wooden image of Pachamama was returned to the church. Thus, a new profanation was initiated. On October 27, in the closing Mass for the synod, he accepted a bowl used in the idolatrous worship of Pachamama and placed it on the altar.
There is only one cleansing of the soul that no pagan ritual can offer, and that is to put your faith in Jesus Christ.
“He has not dealt with us according to our sins, Nor punished us according to our iniquities. For as the heavens are high above the earth, So great is His mercy toward those who fear Him; As far as the east is from the west, So far has He removed our transgressions from us.” Psalm 103:10-12
Prophecy Today Radio August 6 HERE