The “Synod on Synodality” is the plan of the Third Pornocracy in the Vatican to institute perpetual revolution world without end in the name of Vatican II, according to their evil godfather, Cardinal Martini.
And so, with the new release of the Instrumentum Laboris by the #VaticanSchismaticWay we are treated to more of what the late Cardinal Pell called “this potpourri, this outpouring of New Age good will.” Let us analyse the means and method of this “hostile takeover of the Church of Jesus Christ.”
What term should faithful Catholics use to describe the Synod on Synodality and the machinations of the enemies of Christ under this pontificate? https://t.co/mZLXK25hVe
— OnePeterFive (@OnePeterFive) May 2, 2023
The Newspeak of the Schismatic Way(s)
Utilising the effeminate, false gospel of psychology (already masterfully weaponised by James Martin and the #GermanSchismaticWay) the document issues the “The radical call” which is “to build together, synodally, an attractive and concrete Church: an outgoing Church, in which all feel welcome.”
The central presupposition, of course, is that “The protagonist of the Synod is the Holy Spirit” and thus the “task” of the “Synodal Assembly… will be to open the whole Church to welcome the voice of the Holy Spirit.”
But how do we distinguish the Holy Spirit from the zeitgeist? or from the evil spirit?
St. Vincent of Lérins gave us some basic guidelines for this, which is the subject of a recent text from Emmaus Academic:
To its credit, the Instrumentum Laboris does say that “it is the responsibility of the Pastors to verify the relationship between the aspirations of their communities and the ‘sacred deposit of the Word of God entrusted to the Church’ (DV 10), a relationship that allows those aspirations to be considered a genuine expression of the People of God’s sense of faith.” But let’s have that full quote from Dei Verbum 10 shall we?
Sacred tradition and Sacred Scripture form one sacred deposit of the word of God, committed to the Church. Holding fast to this deposit the entire holy people united with their shepherds remain always steadfast in the teaching of the Apostles, in the common life, in the breaking of the bread and in prayers (see Acts 2, 42, Greek text), so that holding to, practicing and professing the heritage of the faith, it becomes on the part of the bishops and faithful a single common effort.
But the task of authentically interpreting the word of God, whether written or handed on, has been entrusted exclusively to the living teaching office of the Church, whose authority is exercised in the name of Jesus Christ. This teaching office is not above the word of God, but serves it, teaching only what has been handed on, listening to it devoutly, guarding it scrupulously and explaining it faithfully in accord with a divine commission and with the help of the Holy Spirit, it draws from this one deposit of faith everything which it presents for belief as divinely revealed.
It is clear, therefore, that sacred tradition, Sacred Scripture and the teaching authority of the Church, in accord with God’s most wise design, are so linked and joined together that one cannot stand without the others, and that all together and each in its own way under the action of the one Holy Spirit contribute effectively to the salvation of souls
In other words, Catholics are commanded to be rigid as St. Paul said (II Thess. ii. 15). Or as Dr. John Joy explains, referring to the same Apostle:
The faithful must take care, therefore, to be well formed in the tradition of the Church, especially the sacred Scriptures, the common teaching of the fathers and doctors, and the infallible decrees of popes and councils, so that they may not be led astray if the bishops, or the pope, or even an angel from heaven should preach a gospel contrary to that which we have received from the apostles (cf. Gal 1:8).
Hereticalising a Dogma
But we know that the enemies of Christ misuse the infallibility of the sensus fidelium, to promote their heresy (again, as James Martin has already demonstrated), and that’s the whole mechanism of the #VaticanSchismaticWay. This is why the axiom is created in the beginning (emphasis in the original).
This is what emerges with great force from all the continents: an awareness that a synodal Church is founded on the recognition of a common dignity deriving from Baptism, which makes all who receive it sons and daughters of God, members of the family of God, and therefore brothers and sisters in Christ, inhabited by the one Spirit and sent to fulfil a common mission.
Thus Holy Baptism itself is twisted to their evil end which in their newspeak is described as “a true co-responsibility among all the members of the Church, which is manifested in the participation of all.”
This is not the true participation of lay rulership and nobility in the Church, according to the dogma of the Two Swords. It is a masterful manipulation of opinion polls, modern technology, and heresy to implement the vision of Cardinal Martini. Note how the dogma of the sensus fidelium is misapplied:
Through one Baptism all Christians participate in the sensus fidei (supernatural sense of the faith; cf. LG 12), which is why in a synodal Church all the Baptised must be listened to attentively.
That’s Lumen Gentium 12, which correctly notes that the sensus fidelium is infallible. But as Robert Dodaro OSA points out in the aforementioned volume, the quote from St. Augustine explaining that passage in Lumen Gentium aligns perfectly with the Vincentian Canon. The critical factor which makes that Sensus Fidelium infallible is that the faithful are faithful. The Holy Spirit does not work through those who are dead in faith. A baptised heretic, or a Catholic in a state of mortal sin is not faithful.
Dodaro points out how the two modern instances of the Sensus Fidelium working with the Magisterium (as another infallible source), namely, the dogmas of the Immaculate Conception and the Assumption of Our Lady, do not enjoy assent from all or even most baptised non-Catholics.
Indeed, if Bl. Pius IX or Ven. Pius XII misused the Sensus Fidelium like the #VaticanSchismaticWay is doing now, we might not have these precious Marian dogmas in our time.
The document affirms that the Church is a “listening Church” and thus “All points of view have something to contribute to this discernment, starting with that of the poor and excluded.” But who are these “poor and excluded”? Certainly not the Trads, and certainly not all faithful Catholics, as in the Marian dogmas. “The poor and excluded” are those whom the Mafia wants to weaponise for their own ends, exactly as the Communists weaponise the poor:
The final documents of the Continental Assemblies often mention those who do not feel accepted in the Church, such as the divorced and remarried, people in polygamous marriages, or LGBTQ+ Catholics… In the light of the Post-Synodal Apostolic Exhortation Amoris Laetitia, what concrete steps are needed to welcome those who feel excluded from the Church because of their status or sexuality (for example, remarried divorcees, people in polygamous marriages, LGBTQ+ people, etc.)?
Bishops: Less Words, More Action
Once again, we return to our call to all good bishops out there: you must act now:
- Every bishop has jurisdiction over the communion of his diocese
- Every bishop has the power and authority to anathematize heresy. If he judges it necessary, he can also do this from a diocesan synod (synodality!).
- Every bishop has the ability to identify and name the chief errors of our time. The Declaration of Truths, signed in 2019 by prominent bishops like Cardinal Burke and Bishop Schneider, has already laid out the most common errors and opposed them.
- Every bishop should issue the charitable anathema for all Catholics in his diocese. Taking the aforementioned Declaration of Truths, a bishop can simply issue a decree such as this:
If anyone does not confess the truths contained in this declaration according to the sense and understanding that the Church has always taught and teaches, let him be anathema.
- If this seems too extreme, why not simply do the same with the Professio Fidei that is already on the books? or the Oath Against Modernism that is an infallible oath promulgated for decades since Pius X?
- Every case of heresy must be judged properly with truth and charity. This can and should be done locally, not only by the Dicastery for the Doctrine of the Faith at the Vatican.
As for us, Catholic parents, we need not fear. But rather, we must glory in the name of Catholic. We must thank God that He has called us to be saints in this our time. It is a glorious time to be a Catholic! Let us fight for the faith against this wicked regime by means of the Sacramental grace contained in our Confirmation.
If you were blessed to receive the old rite Confirmation, you got that slap on the face from the bishop. That slap was preparing you for the Schismatic Way(s), with all the corruption of clerics in our time. What will do you when they slap you on the face? Turn to them the other cheek, and dare them to slap you on the other side too. Then speak to this wicked regime with the words of the three children to the evil king:
For behold our God, whom we worship, is able to save us from the furnace of burning fire, and to deliver us out of thy hands, O king. But if he will not, be it known to thee, O king, that we will not worship thy gods, nor adore the golden statue which thou hast set up (Dan. iii. 17-18).
Let’s not cease to hope that God will bring good out of this evil. Perhaps it will help us restore the truly Catholic notion of lay rulership in the Church, which will promptly restore the Latin Mass and destroy ugly churches. But even if He doesn’t do that, we will resist this heresy and die as Catholics passing down the Faith to our children.
T. S. Flanders
Pope St. Silverius, Martyr
Timothy Flanders is the editor-in-chief of OnePeterFive. He is the author of City of God versus City of Man: The Battles of the Church from Antiquity to the Present and Introduction to the Holy Bible for Traditional Catholics. His writings have appeared at OnePeterFive and Crisis, as well as in Catholic Family News. In 2019 he founded The Meaning of Catholic, a lay apostolate dedicated to uniting Catholics against the enemies of Holy Church. He holds a degree in classical languages from Grand Valley State University and has done graduate work with the Catholic University of Ukraine. He lives in Michigan with his wife and six children.