Saturday, October 09, 2021

Christus Vincit, Christus Regnat, Christus Imperat, Part II

As the preposterously-named "Synod on Synodality" opens, and our shepherds embark on an orgy of intellectual onanism while the Church burns, let us commemorate the one bright spot in another idiotic Synod that took place two years ago this month:

I for one was electrified by this.

There are those who decried this as a setup and a stunt, especially after it came out that Taylor Marshall was behind it.  It would certainly have qualified as a setup and a stunt if Taylor Marshall had also been the one to bring idols into churches in the first place, thus playing both the arsonist and the fire department; but the case for that obviously cannot be made.  No, the responsibility for creating this whole situation unquestionably lies with the organizers of the Amazon Synod, and ultimately with the Pope, who publicly approved of it.  Pushback was essential, even if every blogger, podcaster and "professional Catholic" on earth was behind it.

What Alexander Tschugguel and his friend did, with Taylor Marshall's financial backing, somebody had to do.  Let those who criticize the event because it wasn't carried out by the right sort of people ask themselves whether they would have done it, if given the chance.  Somebody had to pull those idols out of that church, even if they couldn't get them all: Tschugguel said taking out all of the pagan crap would have needed a truck (and they had to keep a low profile and move fast, since they were, after all, doing something "illegal").  Somebody had to videotape it, so that it could not be chalked up to mere "theft."  Somebody had to galvanize the faithful Catholics, sunk in gloom at the spectacle of idolatrous rites in the heart of Christendom on earth.  Somebody had to splash cold water over the modernists in the hierarchy who, in their towering arrogance, probably never foresaw any pushback from the faithful Catholics.    Above all, somebody had to vindicate the honor of God, which was being outraged by His own prelates.  

And there are probably other, hidden reasons why it had to be done.  I'm prepared to bet that the fate of these particular idols probably made a lot of liberal priests around the world think twice about putting them up in their own churches, lest equally dramatic results ensue.  Also, this small act of reparation may well have mitigated the worldwide punishment we have been suffering under since the Amazon Synod, and of which I have no doubt that the Synod was the proximate cause.

In short, the tossing of these totems into the Tiber made the world a better place, and probably in more ways than we can see with our mortal sight, this side of the General Judgment.  God bless everyone involved, and may something similar happen to derail this year's synodal circus.

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