Europe Burns to the Sounds of Synodal Fiddles

Roberto de Mattei has written a worthwhile article for the Voice of the Family Digest, The Coming Civil War.

The serious problem that Europe faces due to the unchecked immigration of non-assimilating Muslims will inevitably, in the mind of the Italian author and the French source he cites, lead to civil war. It is not a question of “if” but of “when.”

Meanwhile, a gathering called the Synod on Synodality will take place this Fall to discuss what Pope Francis described in these terms:

“I am well aware that speaking of a ‘Synod on Synodality’ may seem something abstruse, self-referential, excessively technical, and of little interest to the general public,” Pope Francis said on Aug. 26.

The Holy Father went on to say why, in spite of all this, the Synod is really important. But its importance does not seem to have anything to do with spreading the Catholic Faith or preserving its Sacred Deposit. The agenda is to change the faith once delivered to the saints according to a distorted notion of doctrinal development. Obviously. Progressivists love this and traditionalists hate it, while that middle position that tries to straddle the abyss between the two seems harder to maintain. (Read Bishop Strickland’s August 22 Pastoral Letter to see how a clear-sighted American Bishop sees things.)

As this Synod designed to accommodate the faith of the Church to the shifting moral sands of modernity meets, the prophesy of Saint Charles de Foucald falls inexorably upon France:

If the Christians of France fail to understand that it is their duty to evagelise their colonies [he is speaking of their African colonies, inhabited then by uncivilized Muslims, many of whose unconverted and unassimilated descendants now enjoy French citizenship without being either French or Catholic], it is a fault for which they will have to render an account, and it will result in the loss of a vast number of souls who might have been saved. [See The Apostolic Heart of Brother Charles.]

In his article, Professor De Mattei lifts a paragraph from Jean-Pierre Maugendre, who informs us of another important prophesy of “Brother Charles of Jesus”:

“France is in a state of mortal sin, and one day it will be punished. But we also know that it is always possible to heal, even from mortal sin. As long as one repents and makes amends. On 29 July 1916, the now sainted Charles de Foucauld prophesied from his hermitage in Tamanrasset, ‘If we do not succeed in making these people French, they will drive us out. The only way to make them French is for them to become Christians.’”

Sadly, the warnings of the ascetic hermit-evangelist went unheeded. He himself has suffered the ravages of an ecumenical makeover (much like the “tree hugger” Saint Francis) while the Church and her eldest daughter have become even less generous in their evangelical efforts. The result? A tsunami of “infidels” (to use the Saint’s word) overcoming the homeland and threatening real — not figurative — civil war.