AMAZON SYNOD’S STATIONS OF THE CROSS FUSE POLITICS AND PAGANISM WITH PIETY

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VATICAN (ChurchMilitant.com) – Indigenous rituals and political protest merged with the popular devotion of the Stations of the Cross Saturday morning in Rome. Over 250 delegates at the Amazon Synod took part in the procession, with banners and signs marking what they deem the pain and injustice felt by the indigenous peoples of the Amazon. Bishops, priests,

A New Pact of Catacombs

Shrouded by darkness on the night of Nov. 16, 1965, 42 bishops led by the “red” Abp. Hélder Câmara of Olinda and Recife, Brazil, secretly left the Vatican and met at the Santa Domitilla Catacombs on the edge of Rome. As the curtain fell on Vatican II, they celebrated Mass and signed a secret document