A Clear Word on the Amazon: Interview with Jonas Marcolino Macuxi

False myths and true lies about the condition of the indigenous peoples of the Amazon and their predicament are circulating as never before. Perhaps the most correct and intelligent thing to do would be to listen to the voice of those directly involved, without interposed media. We are fortunate to be able to do so

The Amazon Synod and the Utopia of Poverty

Catholic doctrine teaches that both poverty and wealth are means that can serve to reach our main goal, which is eternal salvation. For this reason, the  Church does not condemn the fact of being rich or poor, but only people’s attachment to riches and contempt of poverty, attitudes at odds with the first Commandment of

Three Key Paragraphs of Amazon Synod’s Final Document

Full texts of the propositions relating to the ordination of married men, a female diaconate and an Amazonian rite, their voting numbers, plus some brief observations. Here below are the texts of the three most controversial and discussed matters of the synod which wraps up on Sunday (Vatican working translation). Female Diaconate 103. In the

Swiss Bishop: It is not conceivable that in the Vatican Gardens people fell on their faces in front of Pachamama

“The Pachamama is not the Virgin Mary, the Mother of the Church. It is not conceivable that in the Vatican Gardens people fell on their faces in front of her, that she stands everywhere in prominent places and is being carried around, where it would be better to honor and display the miraculous image of