Editor’s Note: Fr. Davide Pagliarani, Superior General of the Society of St. Pius X (elected in July 2018), has released a succinct statement (reprinted below) condemning the outrages against Our Lord Jesus Christ that occurred during the recent Pan-Amazon Synod. He characterized the idolatrous ceremonies and radical final document as “putrid fruits.” CFN urges all Catholics who grieve over the wounds being inflicted on the Mystical Body of Christ by this Dictator Pope to join in the day of fasting (Nov. 9) and all priests to offer a Mass of Reparation on Nov. 10, as requested by Fr. Pagliarani. We will be happy to post any other public declarations condemning the putrid fruits of the Amazon Synod issued by any other superiors of Traditionalist orders or institutes. Please contact us via our website. – Brian M. McCall, Editor-in-Chief
Menzingen, October 28, 2019
On the feast of Saints Simon and Jude, Apostles
Dear Members of the Society,
The recent Synod on the Amazon was witness to terrible scenes where the abomination of idolatrous rites was played out within the sanctuary of God in new and unthinkable ways. And then, the final document of this tumultuous assembly attacked the holiness of the Catholic priesthood, pushing for both the abolition of ecclesiastical celibacy and the establishment of a female deaconate. Truly, the seeds of apostasy which our venerable Founder, Archbishop Marcel Lefebvre, had identified from the earliest days as being at work in the Council, continue to yield their putrid fruits with renewed effectiveness.
In the name of inculturation, pagan elements are increasingly integrated into divine worship and we can see, once again, how the liturgy that followed of the Second Vatican Council is perfectly suited to this.
In response to these events, we call on all members of the Society, including Third Order members, to observe a day of prayer and reparation, because we cannot remain indifferent to such attacks on the holiness of Holy Mother the Church. We ask that a fast be observed in all our houses on Saturday, November 9th. We invite all the faithful to the same and we also encourage children to offer prayers and sacrifices.
On Sunday, November 10th, 2019, each priest of the Society will celebrate a Mass of reparation, and in each chapel, the Litanies of the Saints, taken from the liturgy of the Rogations, will be sung or recited to ask God to protect His Church and to spare it from the punishments that such acts cannot fail to draw down upon it. We urge all priest friends, as well as all Catholics who love the Church, to do the same.
Such is due to the honor of the Holy Roman Catholic Church founded by Our Lord Jesus Christ, which is neither idolatrous nor pantheistic.
Don Davide Pagliarani
Reprinted with permission from FSSPX News.