“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

Deep Ecology and De-growth

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I think Saint Augustine is the author of the maxim, “no great thing is created suddenly.” In any case, it is very wise and applies not only to good things but also to harmful ones. Thus, a serious illness normally begins with small symptoms that become increasingly harmful over time. The reader of this page

Environmental Psychosis and the New Socialism

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The fires that occurred in the Brazilian Amazon region this week attest to the rise of a new world psychosis: environmentalism. And as a solution to this new disease, a universal prescription: stop human growth and development. Let us consider the facts. Since President Bolsonaro took office, earlier this year, international pressure began with concern

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

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Ecofeminist Theology Promotes a Profound Sexual Revolution One of the aspects of the new “missiology” that stands out is the complete indifference of its adepts regarding nudity in Amazonian tribes. “It will be difficult to find, among anthropologists and missionaries of all time, someone who tried to live inculturation in an indigenous people in a