From it’s opening to its close and beyond, LifeSiteNews has insisted that the female statue used for the Amazon Synod was  ‘pagan’; an ‘idol’; even ‘satanic’; the ‘goddess’ of an uncivilized, savage people.

They have also hinted at being complicit in the criminal theft and attempted destruction of the statues.

Pope Francis had described the image as a pregnant woman with her Son in her womb“.  And even after a quite different interpretation of the image has been brought into focus by Pope Francis and the synod participants, the folks over at Life Site, rather than acknowledge their error in rushing to rash judgment, have dug in their heels and employed deceit and dishonesty to continue their false narrative.

From Oct 4 and all throughout the synod the image displayed by Life Site has been the “pregnant woman with her Son in her womb”. (Pope Francis)


And even as Pope Francis is closing the synod with a prayer  invoking the Virgin Mary who he said had become “Queen of Amazonia”, not by “conquering” but  by “enculturating herself”,  Life Site is still displaying the image of the “pregnant woman with her Son in her womb”


Life Site continues to rail against the image as ‘pagan’ and justifying the criminal theft of the statues while displaying the actual statues used for the synod that have a Papal blessing attached to them, that show a “pregnant woman with her Son in her womb.”


It was only after Pope Francis, in his Angelus address of the following Sunday, entrusted to Our Lady, Queen of the Amazon, her ‘poorest’ children and the whole world…


… that Life Site changed it’s display from the “pregnant woman with her Son in her womb” to that of a barren figure, empty and void of life, in order to continue it’s narrative of denouncing the synod and defaming Pope Francis.


The good news is, Life Site is losing ‘popularity’, but more importantly, it is losing support. The blindness of its followers is caused by the darkness they employ; a blindness that is healed in the Light of the “pregnant woman with her Son in her womb”.






  1. I don’t understand why we are making a big deal out of this statue. I may or may not be a pagan symbol. Was it “worshiped” by the people who gave it to the pope? Heaven forbid we Catholics have to deal with “worshiping idols” again! Personally, if this image is not a pagan idol but it is supposed to be their version of the Blessed Mother, then I don’t find it flattering at all towards Mary. Isn’t the more important issue the fact that discussions are being held to allow for female deacons and married priests? Also, allowing deacons to preside over the Liturgy of the Eucharist? This all seems to be a silly diversion. While the masses are focused on a statue that was thrown into the Tiber, the presses may be at work behind the scenes publishing the new “norms” of the Church (Deaconess? Father and his Mrs.? Father and his gay lover?) Brace yourselves, people! One more thing — there is no apostrophe in its in your final paragraph. Please fix it.


    1. That the focus of the synod suddenly became a single item used in the opening ceremony by those determined to ‘prove’ it a pagan idol is sad indeed. The indigenous Catholic people of the Amazon do not consider it so. As was exhibited so dramatically by the Life Site News treatment of it between the opening and the closing of the synod, the difference between the pagan representation and the Catholic representation is the God-Child in the Womb. It is God that is being worshipped.

      The conclusion of the synod has been finalized and given to the Holy Father for his review. In it was the recommendation that the tribal elders who are already Ordained Deacons and serving the Catholic Amazonians in the remote areas of the rainforest, be admitted to the Priesthood so as to offer the Sacraments to the people they serve who presently are only able to confess and attend Mass once a year when a missionary Priest travels to their villages. Any ‘new Norms’, done in private or public, before implementation must be approved and promulgated by the Vicar of Christ who holds Jesus’ promise of the Holy Spirit that the gates of hell shall not prevail against the Church of which he is the visible head. I would recommend not holding your breath waiting for an end to celibacy (wasn’t even mentioned) or female Ordained ministry which also was never considered in the discussions, which have been recommended to be continued, on the role of women, including what the definition of ‘women Deacon’ would include and not include.

      Thank you for the grammatical correction. Article has been edited.


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