The Amazon Flows into the Tiber (With the help of the Rhine)

Dom Erwin kräutler

As the Pan-Amazon Synod approaches, the number of concerned voices is growing. What seemed until a few months ago an almost folkloric event, an echo from distant and mysterious lands without any impact on the European continent, now begins to be seen in its right dimension: a threat to the very foundations of the universal

The Long March of a Certain Ecology toward Tribalism

Conference of Stockholm

After the “demise” of Marxism, or rather of the real socialism that served as its carrier, the international left had to recycle quite a few concepts, including that of class struggle. The confrontation between the proletariat and the bourgeoisie was abandoned; now they talk about a conflict between the South (poor countries) and the North

Pan Amazon Synod: the Fulfillment of an Old Plan

“With this Synod, a 30 to 40 year-long journey of the Latin American Church reaches maturity.” With these words, Peruvian Cardinal Pedro Barreto, Vice-President of Repam (Pan-Amazonian Ecclesial Network) reveals a fundamental aspect of the coming Synod of Bishops to be held in Rome in October: It is an longstanding plan of the most daring

Who is the true inspirer of this “Church with an Amazonian face”?

It is now clear: the promoters of the Pan-Amazon Synod to be held in Rome in October want to reinterpret the Church from the ground up – its doctrine, sacraments, constitution, discipline, reshaping it according to an “Amazonian” style. They speak of a new “Church with an Amazonian face,” different from the one that has

The Indigenous Left Raises the Bar Regarding the Pan-Amazon Synod

As part of the preparations for the next Pan-Amazon Synod, last May 27, Pope Francis received the Indian chief Raoni Metukire of the Kayapó Amazon tribe in a private audience at Santa Marta in the Vatican. For decades Raoni has been fighting for the preservation of indigenous peoples and the Amazon rainforest, having received over

The Pan Amazon Synod, a serious ecclesiastical abuse of power

When Our Lord Jesus Christ said that we must give to God what belongs to God and to Caesar what belongs to Caesar, He established a clear distinction between Church and State. Distinction, not separation. They are two different societies by nature and purpose, even though, as Pope Leo XIII said, they were “happily united in concord and friendly interchange of good offices.”

Pan-Amazon Synod Draws Increasing Concern

As the date for the Pan-Amazon Synod called by Pope Francis for next October draws nearer, concern among the Catholic faithful is increasing.. For example, the government of President Jair Bolsonaro has manifested concern over what it deems an unwelcome interference by the Church in Brazil’s internal affairs. “We are worried and will try to

Indigenous Uprising against the Fifth Centennial

The Indigenist movement raised its head on the Fifth Centennial of the discovery of America in 1992, by manifesting an outright rejection of the civilizing and evangelizing work carried out on in the New World.  Orphaned by Marxist communism, the Left instigated this movement by reinventing class struggle, including the clash of indigenous peoples with

The New Class Struggle: The Death of Communism, or a Metamorphosis?

The King Is Dead: Long Live the King! Was 1991 the year communism died, or did it just undergo a metamorphosis? In one way or another, this problem dominated public discussion at that time. It went through academic and political environments, the media, social gatherings and salons, and even sacristies. Curiously enough, in addition to

Pan-Amazon Synod: Towards a Tribal and Ecological New Church?

The pontificate of Pope Francis has been punctuated by sensational gestures that have undermined doctrines, practices and structures hitherto considered consubstantial to the Church. He himself has defined this line as a “paradigm shift”, that is, a clear break with the Church that preceded him. Here is a new and sensational gesture that could upset