From Cardinals to Commissars: II (An American Redoubt against Synodality)

(Open Letter to Pope Francis continued)

Our objective in the Taverns is to teach of the values that formed the American Republic. We have a project to update the Declaration of Independence and the 27 grievances against King George III adapting it to the current Globalist threat of free governance. I was curious to see if I could adapt the grievances of the Declaration of Independence to the Church of Synodality and was surprised at how easy the exercise was. It took a mere two hours to review and adapt the language and provide it on the Taverns blog as a first draft.

However, I almost decided against publishing this opinion. My brother, far more learned than I, reminded me that Pope Leo XIII had taught against the heresy of Americanism. I reviewed Pope Leo XIII letter to the Cardinal Archbishop of Baltimore of the time, Testem Benevolentiae Nostrae, (1899) and saw in this article no content objectionable to the concerns of Leo XIII. Rather this article aligns with his concerns and the warnings against the propagation of Americanism as a Church of the avant-garde actually still apply but rather as South Americanism. This South Americanism spirit is actually now taken up by the Synodality Church and the warnings provided by the Leo XIII in Testem Benevolentiae Nostrae, should be adapted to a warning against South Americanism. These grievances then are a manner of registering a protest against the Synodality Church and in the Spirit of Testem Benevolentiae Nostrae cite the concerns of Pope Leo XIII and in this case, South Americanism.

Let it be far from anyone’s mind to suppress for any reason any doctrine that has been handed down. Such a policy would tend rather to separate Catholics from the Church than to bring in those who differ. There is nothing closer to our heart than to have those who are separated from the fold of Christ return to it, but in no other way than the way pointed out by Christ.

This list of grievances is not against Leo XIII and the doctrinal cohesion of the Roman Catholic Church but against Francis and the incoherent version of the Church offered by a Synodality Church. The Synodality Church is not the Church of Leo XIII.. The American Church in the United States may oddly be the final redoubt of Roman Catholic faith; a redoubt against Synodality and the doubt it propagates. And for this reason, we seek the intercession of Pope Leo XIII.

I dedicated these grievances under the title: A Declaration of Roman Catholic Re-dependence to Bishop Strickland of Tyler Texas.. It won’t be as elegant as Thomas Jefferson, but I may proffer a list of Catholic intensions in the spirit of Thomas Jefferson with the doctrinal assertion of St. Athanasius in conformity with the instruction of Leo XIII.

…But if by Americanism are to be understood certain endowments of mind which belong to the American people, just as other characteristics belong to various other nations, and if, moreover, by it is designated your political condition and the laws and customs by which you are governed, there is no reason to take exception to the name (Leo XIII)

Declaration of American IndependenceDeclaration of Roman Catholic Re-dependence
Grievance 1
He has refused his Assent to Laws, the most wholesome and necessary for the public good.He has resisted assent to the Catholic tradition the most wholesome and necessary for salvation
Grievance 2
He has forbidden his Governors to pass Laws of immediate and pressing importance unless suspended in their operation till his Assent should be obtained; and when suspended, he has utterly neglected to attend to them.He has forbidden his bishops to allow for extraordinary liturgical celebrations in Latin unless he personally approves and when rejected he has utterly neglected to attend to them.
Grievance 3
He has refused to pass other Laws for the accommodation of large districts of people, unless those people would relinquish the right of Representation in the Legislature, a right inestimable to them and formidable to tyrants only.He has threatened to accommodate the expression of orthodox faith of large districts of faithful, unless those people relinquish the right to worship in good custom, a right inestimable to them and formidable to tyrants only
Grievance 4
He has called together legislative bodies at places unusual, uncomfortable, and distant from the depository of their Public Records, for the sole purpose of fatiguing them into compliance with his measures.He has obliged worship of the extraordinary right in places unusual, uncomfortable of distant from the parish of their record for the sole purpose of fatiguing them into compliance with his measure
Grievance 5
He has dissolved Representative Houses repeatedly, for opposing with manly firmness his invasions on the rights of the people.He has removed faithful bishops for opposing with manly firmness his invasions on the right of pious practice of some people
Grievance 6
He has refused for a long Time, after such Dissolutions, to cause others to be elected; whereby the Legislative Powers, incapable of Annihilation, have returned to the People at large for their exercise; the State remaining, in the mean Time, exposed to all the Dangers of Invasion from without, and Convulsions within.He has refused after such removals to cause others to be appointed that may affirm the Catholic faith, incapable of Annihilation, they still asserting the need for a proper catechesis for their exercise; the faithful remaining in the mean time exposed to dangers of invasions of values from outside the Church and confusion of instruction within.
Grievance 7
He has endeavored to prevent the population of these States; for that purpose obstructing the Laws for Naturalization of Foreigners; refusing to pass others to encourage their migrations hither, and raising the conditions of new Appropriations of Lands.He has endeavored to prevent seminarians of these States, for the purpose of obstructing orthodoxy; refusing to pass others to encourage vocations and raising conditions and barriers for the ordination of priests
Grievance 8
He has obstructed the Administration of Justice by refusing his Assent to Laws for establishing Judiciary Powers.He has obstructed the understanding of justice by refusing honest assent to Canon Law and confusing deliberative powers of reason with political narrative.
Grievance 9
He has made Judges dependent on his Will alone for the tenure of their offices, and the amount and payment of their salaries.He has made Cardinals dependent on his Will alone for the tenure of their offices and the privileges they are wont to enjoy
Grievance 10
He has erected a multitude of New Offices, and sent hither swarms of Officers to harass our people and eat out their substance.He has erected new dicasteries and sent thither swarms of Jesuits to harass Catholics and eat out their theological substance
Grievance 11
He has kept among us, in times of peace, Standing Armies without the Consent of our legislatures.He has kept among us, standing committees without proper instruction of faith
Grievance 12
He has affected to render the Military independent of and superior to the Civil Power.He has affected to render his infallibility independent of and superior to the Deposit of Faith
Grievance 13
He has combined with others to subject us to a jurisdiction foreign to our constitution, and unacknowledged by our laws; giving his Assent to their Acts of pretended Legislation.He has combined with globalist values to subject us to a jurisdiction foreign to our faith and unacknowledged by the magisterium; giving value to their pretended altruistic intention.
Grievance 14
For quartering large bodies of armed troops among us.For quartering Jesuit attitudes among us
Grievance 15
For protecting them, by a mock Trial from punishment for any Murders which they should commit on the Inhabitants of these States.For protecting them from defrocking and punishment for any moral crimes committed on innocent parishioners of various states
Grievance 16
For cutting off our Trade with all parts of the world.For cutting off the spirit of Catholic conversions with all parts of the world
Grievance 17
For imposing taxes on us without our consent.For taxing us with LGBTQ values without our consent
Grievance 18
For depriving us in many cases, of the benefit of trial by jury.For depriving us in many cases of the benefit of Thomistic discernment
Grievance 19
For transporting us beyond Seas to be tried for pretended offenses.For transporting us beyond the Holy See in shame for pretended offenses against Synodality
Grievance 20
For abolishing the free System of English Laws in a neighboring Province, establishing therein an Arbitrary government, and enlarging its Boundaries to render it at once an example and fit instrument for introducing the same absolute rule into these Colonies.For abolishing the referral to the Deposit of Faith, establishing an arbitrary approach to developing doctrines of faith and morals and enlarging these values to render it a fit instrument for introducing these false globalist values into the Church
Grievance 21
For taking away our Charters, abolishing our most valuable Laws and altering fundamentally the Forms of our Governments.For taking away the Charters of tradition  and altering fundamentally the form of Church governance
Grievance 22
For suspending our own Legislatures, and declaring themselves invested with power to legislate for us in all cases whatsoever.For suspending tradition and declaring dicasteries with powers to contradict moral and faithful instruction in most cases whatsoever
Grievance 23
He has abdicated Government here, by declaring us out of his Protection and waging War against us.He has abdicated his authority here by declaring us out of his pastoral interest and waging a war against us
Grievance 24
He has plundered our seas, ravaged our coasts, burnt our towns, and destroyed the lives of our people.He has plundered the deposit of faith, ravaged our scripture and burnt our cultural identity destroying the lives of the faithful
Grievance 25
He is at this time transporting large Armies of foreign Mercenaries to complete the works of death, desolation, and tyranny, already begun with circumstances of Cruelty & Perfidy scarcely paralleled in the most barbarous ages, and unworthy the Head of a civilized nation.He is at this time transporting large groups of mercenary Synodalists to complete the works of spiritual death, desolation and tyranny, already begun with circumstances of cruelty and perfidy willfully misunderstanding the intention of the Second Vatican Council, scarcely paralleled in the age of the Arians and unworthy of the Chair of St. Peter
Grievance 26
He has constrained our fellow Citizens taken Captive on the high Seas to bear Arms against their Country, to become the executioners of their friends and Brethren, or to fall themselves by their Hands.He has constrained our fellow faithful and taken captive the Bishops in their Sees, to bear down against their faithful and become the executioners of synodality or fall themselves to His hands
Grievance 27
He has excited domestic insurrections amongst us, and has endeavored to bring on the inhabitants of our frontiers, the merciless Indian Savages whose known rule of warfare, is an undistinguished destruction of all ages, sexes, and conditions.He has excited activist Catholics amongst us and has endeavored to bring on the weak of the frontiers of their faith the merciless discourse of false doctrines whose known intention is the  undistinguished moral destruction of sexuality, family and conditions of faith

With this open letter, I consider myself absolved from such instruction that replaces the Roman Catholic Church with a false Synodality Church and call on those Cardinals that remain true to rise against the false concept of this Synodality Church and take side with the faithful and indiestri American Catholics and using the words of or own declaration of Independence assert them as a Declaration of Roman Catholic Redependence. Adapting the final paragraph of our Declaration of Independence:

We, therefore, the Catholics of the United States of America, in virtual communion assembled, appealing to the Supreme Judge of the world for the rectitude of our intentions, do, in the Name, and by authority of the Lamb of God and His Mother , solemnly publish and declare, that all Roman Catholics are absolved from all allegiance to the Synodal Church, and that all communion with these globalist intentions ought to be totally dissolved; and that we ask the strong Cardinals and Bishops of our faith that have full Power to levy the Truth, conclude this discussion of the Synodal Church and reestablish traditional doctrine in wonderful new ways and to do all other acts and things which the Chair of St. Peter may of right do. And for the support of this Declaration of Roman Catholic Dependence, with a firm reliance on the protection of divine Providence, we mutually pledge to each other our lives, our fortunes and our sacred honor.

We are not a mean Church but are certainly being attacked by a most unbecoming meanness. Let’s stand firm in a resolution of defense of our faith. It is from America that this final defense against the false teaching should rightly come because we are precisely free and smart. We are not a Church bound to a narrow parliament called Synodality driven by a particular religious order. We are a Holy Roman Catholic Church built on the Apostles and the very revelation of Jesus Christ as incarnate to his very sacred heart.

America has done far more to lift people out of poverty through freedom than the entire global ethic of liberation. We know that and understand that to the core of our political being. And it isn’t because we are conservative. It is because we are genuine interested in the well-being of our fellow man through Christ and Constitution. American Catholics rightly ought always look with suspicion on the autocratic tendency of central power, even in Rome particularly when it is billed as democratic under the guise of Synodality. Americans have fought too many wars and tilled too many fields; built too many cars and assembled too many computers and drilled too many oil wells and unearthed too many coal mines and provided more economic means to the world and are too pragmatic to accept the values of a Synodality Church. And some of us even understand Latin! We don’t believe in royal parliaments in America for we fought both King and Parliament in our revolution. For the same reason, we don’t really believe in Synodality. What we see is the weaponization of Papal powers to impose a personal and progressive vision of the Church that contradicts our sense of the Divine.

I am reminded of how Aaron the high priest betrayed Moses. That sacrifice of the golden calf was the first listening and synodal Church. Aaron did a good job of listening to the people then and betrayed the mission of Moses in that first Synod on Synodality. The high priest himself fashioned the golden calf at the request of the people and the first deposit of faith came crashing with anger on earth when Moses shattered those stone tablets. Yet the content of the tablets was not shattered. The dust was swept and the shattered bits recomposed to became central to the contents of the Ark of the Covenant, the original store room for the Deposit of Faith in a real way. The new Ark of the Covenant now accommodates a much larger scope of salvation and the deposit is the Church itself and the curation of that deposit is central to its governance. Synodality is the Golden Calf that shatters the Church, the Deposit of Faith., the Ark of the Covenant But the content is always preserved by the Holy Spirit and written in our own hearts. These are the little Arks of the Covenant pleasing to God that are offered as a holocaust. There’s nothing new under the syn of Synodality is as old as sin and the golden calf. We would do better to disregard every document, every letter and every instruction coming from Rome since Benedict XVI if it means the preservation of our soul and feel no compunction for refusing to listen to the church that really isn’t listening. We have an obligation to fight for our faith and in fact it may even be a mortal sin if we do not start resisting the false Church being foisted on us by a College of Commissars instead of a College of Cardinals.

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