Cardinal: Pope’s Amazon exhortation defectively quotes canon law, undermining the priesthood

Footnote 136 of Querida Amazonia quotes canon law in a defective way, according to Cardinal Paul Josef Cordes. Cardinal Paul Josef Cordes, a retired curial cardinal living in Rome, has written an analysis of the new concept of the priesthood as discussed by Pope Francis in his February 12 post-synodal exhortation on the Amazon region, Querida

Cardinal who advises Pope Francis: Path to married priests still ‘open’

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Cardinal Oswald Gracias, a member of the Pope’s C6 Council of Cardinals as well as the head of the Indian bishops’ conference, has claimed in an interview that the path to married priests is still “open.” He calls Pope Francis “very clever” by “endorsing the final document” of the Amazon Synod, thus leaving it “a

Vatican theologian: Church ‘slips into pantheism’ with Pope Francis’ Amazon exhortation

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On February 12, Monsignor Nicola Bux, a prominent theologian and former consulter to the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith during Benedict XVI’s pontificate, commented on Pope Francis’ new post-synodal exhortation Querida Amazonia, saying that the document has “problematic openings that are perhaps far greater than the theme of celibacy itself.” In further comments

Pope’s ghostwriter, advisor claims Francis blazed path to married priests in Amazon exhortation

Archbishop Fernández said that married priests and more could come by way of an ‘Amazonian rite’ An Argentinian archbishop close to Pope Francis, who is widely regarded as the principal ghostwriter of the Pope’s controversial 2016 exhortation Amoris Laetitia, is claiming that the Pope blazed a path to married priests in his new Amazon exhortation.

Key architects of Amazon Synod disappointed with new papal exhortation

However, some say married priests and female ‘ordination’ are still on the table. Bishop Erwin Kräutler and Professor Paulo Suess – both of whom met Pope Francis in 2014 to lobby for changes in the Amazon region, including married and female priests – have given signs of disappointment in recent interviews about the post-synodal exhortation

‘Act of true charity’: Bishop Schneider praises initiative calling Pope to repent for Pachamama idolatry

Bishop Athanasius Schneider, the auxiliary bishop of Astana, Kazakhstan, praised as an “act of true charity” a statement by over 100 priests and lay scholars who called on Pope Francis to repent for the idolatry of Pachamama that took place during the Amazon Synod. In a new interview with the German Catholic newspaper Die Tagespost,

Key Amazon Synod organizer calls for Pachamama to be ‘integrated’ into Catholic liturgy

A bishop who was a key organizer of the recently concluded Amazon Synod in Rome said in an interview that the pagan “Pachamama” statues that were present throughout the synod should be “integrated” into Catholic liturgy. At an October 30 presentation of his new book, Renewal Now (2019), Bishop Erwin Kräutler commented upon the Amazon

100 priests, lay scholars call Pope Francis to repent for Pachamama idolatry at Amazon Synod

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Previous Next An international group of 100 priests and lay scholars published a statement today to protest the pagan worship of Pachamama that took place last month during the Amazon Synod in Rome with Pope Francis’ active participation and apparent support. They called upon the Pope to “repent publicly and unambiguously of these objectively grave

Six cardinals and bishops who condemned pagan ‘Pachamama’ rituals at Vatican

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Paulo Suess Three cardinals and three bishops have separately voiced opposition to paganism in Church ceremonies in the Vatican surrounding the Amazon Synod, including the Oct. 4 pagan ceremony in the Vatican Gardens where people bowed down and worshiped the Pachamama idol as Pope Francis and other top-ranking prelates looked on.  Catholics around the world

German bishops’ website overflows with praise for Amazon Synod’s final doc

As expected, German bishops, priests, and laymen have been responding favorably to the Amazon Synod’s final report that called for “ministries” for women, the ordination of married men, and an “Amazonian rite.” Katholisch.de, the news website of the German Bishops’ Conference, is now eagerly publishing many of these supportive statements. Access to priesthood shouldn’t be