6 August 2019 | Mark Anthony Beale | St. Mark the Evangelist
When it was announced that the Synod of Bishops for October 2019 was going to be on the Pan-Amazonian Region, I mistakenly thought that it was only a minor synod, and nothing to do with me or with the Church Universal. After all, it was only about the Amazon, and I am an Englishman who lives in the quaint country of England with its green, rolling hills, centuries-old castles and buildings, and its towns and cities founded by the mighty Romans. When I perused through Catholic media reading about this Amazon Synod, I, sipping on my tea, thought nothing of it. It was of little consequence to me as to what happens on the other side of the world.
And then it happened.
In June of this present Year of the Lord, 2019, the Vatican released the Instrumentum Laboris (IL), or the Working Document, of the Pan-Amazon Synod. The IL is the document that the bishops of the Synod are going to be using to guide them in their discussions on the state of the Church in the Pan-Amazon Region (the Region). Needless to say that, rather than being inconsequential either to myself or to any Catholic that doesn't domicile in the Region, this Synod is very consequential to the whole of the Church Universal in more ways than one.
A casual peruse of the IL makes evident that what is being pushed by this Synod is not Catholicism, but some sort of Syncretism, Gnostic Environmentalism, Neo-Paganism. In essence, the IL states that the Catholic Church needs to learn from and adopt the heathenism of the native peoples of the Region, and pushes the noble savage myth, to wit, "a representative of primitive humankind as idealized in romantic literature, symbolizing the innate goodness of humanity when free from the corrupting influence of civilization." Yes, the IL pushes the idea that civilisation is corrupting; the same civilisation built by the Catholic Church. If this sounds familiar, that's no coincidence. Francis had made it well known that he despises Christendom, promotes Socialism, attacks the teachings of the Church every which way he can, and now seems hell-bent on making sure the Church (and the West) adopt the ways and practises of the natives of the Region, the same natives who are known for engaging in rampant sodomy, adultery, rape and paedophilia.
I have already posted two little commentaries on the IL that can be viewed here and here. I have it in mind to go through the IL and comment on its points, but I realise that such a commentary will be somewhat voluminous, and may take some time, and may well still be produced in two months time when the dreaded Synod comes to pass. And then, more commentary will have to be made regarding what happens within that Synod, and then further commentary on what the resulting Post-Synodal Apostolic Exhortation is going to say. For now I would refer you to the Beast of the Amazon Part 1 and Part 2 series by What Catholics Believe, in which Fr. William Jenkins walks through some of the passages from the IL.
I will try and endeavour to comment, or at least link to, articles and videos on the subject of the Amazon Synod to give you a idea of what most likely is going to happen. And please note: The Amazon Synod is a blueprint of what Francis wants for the WHOLE CHURCH. It seeks to adopt the religious beliefs and practises of the heathen natives, blending it with Catholicism. Rather than converting the heathen natives to the true Religion of Jesus Christ, the Catholic Church is to convert Herself to the heathenism of the Amazon natives. If this isn't the One World Religion of the Antichrist, then I don't know what is!
 Fr. Williams Jenkins is a member of the Society of St. Pius V, a split off from the Society of St. Pius X. He was one of the nine priests expelled from the latter Society by Archbishop Lefebvre; the SSPV has no canonical status within the Catholic Church. They are a traditionalist society that does not use the Roman Missal of 1962, which the SSPX and the FSSP do, but rather uses an earlier missal since the SSPV holds that the 1962 Missal of John XXIII to be a departure from tradition. The SSPV holds that the Chair of Peter has not been occupied by a true Pope since 1958 (called Sedevacantism). Naturally, I do not condone the canonical status and views either of the SSPV or of Fr. Jenkins. Interesting to say, about half of the nine priests left the SSPV and founded their own group. Schism breeds schism, as both the Greeks and the Protestants have shown. I only link to him since he says many truthful things about the IL, and that is all I am presenting.