‘Symbol of life’ or ‘Pachamama’: Vatican and REPAM synod organizers divided on identity of mysterious statue?

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Previous Next The precise identity of the mysterious carved female statue used in a ceremony in the Vatican Gardens is still unknown as the Vatican insists it signifies “fertility and life,” while volunteers where the statue is on display describe it as “Mother Earth” and “Pachamama.”  In response to a question from LifeSite at Friday’s

Key Amazon Synod organizer: Final document ‘already written’ but ‘no one knows’ who authored it

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A key organizer of the Amazon Synod has confirmed that the final document is “already written,” but has said that “no one knows” who wrote it. In comments to LifeSite outside the Synod Hall on Tuesday evening, Austrian-born Bishop Emeritus Erwin Kräutler of Xingu, Brazil, who is regarded as the principal author of the synod’s

Bishops, priests challenge Amazon Synod working doc for ‘contradicting’ Catholic faith

In view of the upcoming Amazonian Synod, an international group of Catholic prelates, priests and laity, who have chosen to remain anonymous due to a “climate of intimidation” in the Church, today addressed a brief statement to Pope Francis and the synod fathers identifying four areas of the working document which they say are “contradictory” to the

Catholic philosopher: Amazon Synod working doc promotes ‘most dangerous’ form of socialismo

The working document for the upcoming Amazonian synod promotes the “most dangerous” form of socialism and is “absolutely unacceptable,” says a European philosopher. In an interview with LifeSite at this year’s Roman Forum Summer Symposium in Gardone Riviera, Italy, Austrian philosopher Professor Thomas Stark said the liberation theology once condemned by the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith under

Theologian: Amazon Synod attempting to ‘demolish’ the Church from within

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Another respected theologian is sounding the alarm on the upcoming Amazon Synod, saying it is an attempt to “create another church” by “demolishing” the true Church from within. Monsignor Nicola Bux, a theologian and former consulter to the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith during Benedict XVI’s pontificate, said in a recent interview that “what we