From Liberation Theology to Ecofeminist Theology: A Revolution Encroached in the Church (X)

Introduction: The expression “Pachamama” or “Mother Earth” has become commonplace as the appreciation for indigenous things grows. However, ecofeminist theologians have sought in it a deeper meaning than the one attributed by pagan pre-Columbian peoples. We do not know if the writers of the Synod’s Instrumentum Laboris agree with the theses of ecofeminists, but the

Is Poverty an Ideal for All?

The Instrumentum Laboris and documents of the Ecclesial Network for the Amazon (Repam) have contradictory aspects regarding the poverty of Amazonian populations and poverty in general. On the one hand, they say that since Amazonian inhabitants are among the poorest on the planet, they deserve special attention and care. On the other hand, they say

From Liberation Theology to Ecofeminist Theology: A Revolution Encroached in the Church (IX)

Introduction The recent fires in the Amazon have brought to the fore the issue of using natural resources versus adopting a tribal, supposedly uncontaminated, and environmentally friendly way of life. As we will see, the current debate has been taking place for a long time, and the promoters of tribalism are taking advantage of an

“De-growth” — From Theory to Practice¹ (VIII)

Introduction The unrelenting praise of the organizers of the coming Amazon Synod’s for the rudimentary production system of that region’s indigenous people gives rise to a  question: Does this praise include a condemnation of human progress? If so, what is the doctrine underpinning this condemnation? What does “de-growth” mean? These are the topics we will

Long Live the Aboriginal Peoples’ Unproductivity!

Those already of a certain age remember the propaganda in favor of agrarian reform in various Latin American countries in the sixties, and later the arguments put forward by Marxists and leftist Catholics in the clerical and civil spheres. The refrain then used to drag countries into this insane project was always the same: Landowners

From Liberation Theology to Ecofeminist Theology: A Revolution Encroached in the Church (VII)

Introduction The Instrumentum Laboris for the Synod on the Amazon presents such a radical transformation of Catholic and religious life that many must ask how they intend to achieve it. We present below a hypothesis raised by male and female theologians of ecofeminism who proposed, several years ago, formulas to “solve” this problem. Now, the

The Instrumentum Laboris for the Amazon Synod Condemns Private Property and Exalts Poverty

The serious and just accusations made against the Instrumentum Laboris (IL) for the Amazon Synod have focused on the fact that its text is contrary to the Tradition of the Church and the teachings of Revelation. However, there is a central aspect in the drafting of the IL that has not been sufficiently considered:  Its

From Liberation Theology to Ecofeminist Theology A Revolution Entrenched in the Church (VI)

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What Will Happen When Ecofeminist Theologians Teach Amazonian Tribes? In general, pagan peoples who have not known Revelation are marked by customs that contradict morality and good customs, including homosexuality, cannibalism and infanticide. However,  such customs among them lack an ideological justification; they are a fatal consequence of not fighting against the vices of fallen

Woodstock and the Coming Amazon Synod

Media from around the world have devoted plenty of space to comment on the 50th anniversary of the Woodstock Festival held in the United States in August 1969. We are not going to restate the facts here but try to answer a question that can give us insights about current topics: Was Woodstock a success

From Liberation Theology to Ecofeminist Theology A Revolution Entrenched in the Church (V)

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“Divinities, Rites and Cults” of Ecofeminist Theology The Instrumentum Laboris for the Synod on the Amazon refers in different places to the concept of divinity that indigenous peoples possess and to the rites they employ to worship that divinity and its connections with the earth. We thus find it useful to transcribe below another chapter