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Cardinal warns Church about slipping into idolatry of ‘mother earth…Gaia’ worship

Discussion in 'Current News & Events' started by redleghunter, Feb 21, 2020.

  1. redleghunter

    redleghunter Thank You Jesus! Supporter

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    Cardinal warns Church about slipping into idolatry of ‘mother earth…Gaia’ worship


    February 21, 2020 (LifeSiteNews) – Cardinal Paul Josef Cordes, the former President of the Pontifical Council Cor Unum and defender of the dubia cardinals, has written a review of biblical and other related sources with regard to the relationship between the Creator – God – and His creation, the earth, the cosmos, the animals. His analysis, written for LifeSiteNews (published in full below), is aimed to assess the question of whether or not it is fitting for a Christian to worship “Mother Earth.” This theme was present during the Amazon synod in Rome which concluded in October.

    As it is shown with the help of multiple sources – not the least St. Paul – creation that was originally “good” in God's eyes, was deeply wounded after the Fall of Man. Writes Cordes: “In St. Paul, the contrast between God and the cosmos is evident; the Apostle attributes it to sin, which came into the world through the First Man (Rom 5:12).”

    The 85-year-old cardinal, who has lived in Rome since 1980, shows that such a “brief biblical review is critical of any nature mysticism. Homogenous planetary religions, esotericism and shamanism line its path.”


    “The light of Revelation opposes decidedly all worship that is not directed at God,” he adds.

    “Not worship of cosmic powers, but deliverance from them is the biblical message. The coming of Christ brings it about,” the German cardinal writes.

    More at the link: EXCLUSIVE: Cardinal warns Church about slipping into idolatry of ‘mother earth…Gaia’ worship
     
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  2. GaveMeJoy

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    But you can still worship Mother Mary.

    glad to see clear lines regarding the planetary/creation worship idea.
     
  3. chevyontheriver

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    No, you can't worship Mary. You can only worship God. That is why so many Catholics are against the whole Pachamama thing. It's just wrong, we know it's wrong, we won't worship Pachamama, and we don't worship Mary.
     
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    “In the Catholic Church, the veneration of Mary, mother of Jesus, encompasses various Marian devotions which include prayer, pious acts, visual arts, poetry, and music devoted to the Blessed Virgin Mary. Popes have encouraged it, while also taking steps to reform some manifestations of it.” Singing, praying, venerating, poetrying, etc seems a lot like worship to me. But I’m not Catholic so it’s hard for me to understand
     
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  5. chevyontheriver

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    Yes, it's hard for you to understand. The Pachamama thing is idolatry. It's got Catholics going bonkers specifically because it's different than veneration of Mary.

    You make a very common mistake in thinking that all prayer is worship. It's not. In fact it's still a common enough idiom to ask a question with a "pray tell" added to it. So your estimation that Catholics worship Mary is wrong. We don't. And except for a terrible aberration in the Vatican a few months ago, we Catholics do not worship Pachamama. Cardinal Paul Josef Cordes speaks for an awful lot of us in saying that Pacahmamaism is intolerable.
     
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