“Ministries with an Amazonian Face”: An Eclipse of the Catholic Priesthood and the Hierarchical Character of the Church (the end)

In a recent interview with journalist Edward Pentin, Roman correspondent of the National Catholic Register, Cardinal Gerhard Müller commented that the Instrumentum laboris for the next Special Synod for the Amazon “has been written mostly by a group of German descendants and not by people who are living there. It has a very European perspective,

“Ministries with an Amazonian Face”: An Eclipse of the Catholic Priesthood and the Hierarchical Character of the Church (3)

In the previous articles of this series, we showed how, during the post-conciliar crisis, the essential difference between the clergy and the laity was gradually blurred in the name of the ecclesiology of the People of God and of the recognition of new “lay ministries” in the official texts of the Church. From the European

“Ministries with an Amazonian Face”: An Eclipse of the Catholic Priesthood and the Hierarchical Character of the Church (2)

In the previous article we presented a summary vision of the triple munus – pastoral, magisterial and priestly – that Our Lord Jesus Christ entrusted to the Church through the ministerial priesthood of the clergy, transmitted by the laying on of hands in ordination. We also saw how the sacrament of Holy Orders is the

“Ministries with an Amazonian Face”: An Eclipse of the Catholic Priesthood and the Hierarchical Character of the Church (1)

Christ established Peter and as Prince of the Apostles

The Working Document of the coming special Synod on the Amazon[1]  has set a time bomb. It states that “the Church is to be incarnated in Amazonian cultures that have a high sense of community, equality and solidarity, so clericalism is not accepted in its various forms of manifestation.” It adds that the Amazonian tribes

The ‘Big Bertha’ of Cardinal Brandmüller

Dear Dr. Valli, Since your blog is dealing extensively with the Synod on the Amazon, I would like to convey to you some of my observations about the recent position taken by Cardinal Walter Brandmüller on the Instrumentum laboris. I hope they will be of interest you and your readers. Thank you! With an act

El Sínodo al servicio de la agenda neo-pagana

Vatican News

Presentación del documento Instrumentum Laboris sobre el sínodo de la amazonía en Roma El periodista Edward Pentin, del National Catholic Register, tuvo la amabilidad de solicitar mis primeras impresiones del Instrumentum laboris de la próxima Asamblea Extraordinaria del Sínodo de los Obispos, publicado este lunes (17 de junio). Lo hago con mucho gusto como editorial

The Synod at the Service of the Neo-Pagan Agenda

Antoine Mekary - ALETEIA - MEDIA

Original version in Spanish Antoine Mekary – ALETEIA – MEDIA Edward Pentin, Rome correspondent for National Catholic Register, was kind enough as to request my first impressions on the recently released Instrumentum laboris for the next Extraordinary Assembly of the Synod of Bishops.   The Instrumentum laboris of the coming Extraordinary Assembly of the Synod of Bishops, made

A “Church with an Amazonian Face” and the Danger of an “Ethnic Heresy” (Part 2)

During the two long episcopates of Bishop Samuel Ruiz and Bishop Felipe Arizmendi in the diocese of San Cristóbal de Las Casas, Mexico (1959-2017), a Diocesan Directory for the Permanent Indigenous Diaconate[1]  was established and promulgated in January 1999. It was intended to serve as a model in the pursuit of the “goal of achieving

A “Church with an Amazonian Face” and the Danger of an “Ethnic Heresy” (Part 1)

One of the most delicate balances kept in the Catholic Church is the proper relationship between its parts and the whole, between diocesan communities and the universal Church, between the bishops and the Pope, between the Latin rite and the Eastern rites. This is evident  in the Schism of the East, the Anglican rupture, the

Indian Theology: Between Religious Syncretism and a Return to Paganism (2)

In the previous article, we briefly described the emergence of Indian Theology as a cultural recycling of Liberation Theology. We concluded by pointing out that this theology aims to recover the traditional religious thought of indigenous peoples favor a synthesis of that thought with Catholic theology. The Zapotec priest Eleazar López Hernández, a “midwife” of