“Pachamama Slayer” Tells his Story at TFP Washington Bureau

Millions of Catholics around the world were outraged when participants of the Pan Amazon Synod in Rome solemnly carried a nude fertility idol from Peru called a “Pachamama” in a procession in Saint Peter’s Basilica. In the inaugural ceremony in the Vatican Gardens, Pope Francis cheerfully received and blessed the idol. Later on during the

How Did We Get to This Situation?

I have been asking myself this question for some years now: How have we come to this situation? I am referring to the situation we see today in this church 2.0, as I called it in a previous article, not to mention what we see happening in civil society. Watching those who remain silent, almost

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

Two Synods: One on the Amazon, One in Germany

Two synods are beginning that will have serious consequences for the unity of the Church. The first is called “Amazon Synod,” but it is public knowledge that its organization, funding and participants largely come from the German world. The other “synod” begins on the first Sunday of Advent, that is, December 1. It will take

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

The Synod of Contradiction: No to Brazil’s Government, Yes to Leftist Politicians

Unfortunately, we Brazilian Catholics are facing yet another contradiction in the policy of Cardinal Hummes, Rapporteur of the Amazon Synod, regarding the Brazilian government. The UOL website reported on October 4 that while “Pope Francis has vetoed the presence of incumbent Brazilian politicians and military leaders” at the Rome Synod, at the same time, the

Defaced Mural in Brazil of Sweden Activist to be Removed

On the eve of the Amazon Synod, people in the Amazon region are in a bad mood. A mural in the city of Sinop (MT) 500 km from the capitalof Cuiabá, depicting Swedish activist Greta Thunberg, 16, criticized by city council members, was defaced on Tuesday, October 1. On her face was written, “Lula is

‘Symbol of life’ or ‘Pachamama’: Vatican and REPAM synod organizers divided on identity of mysterious statue?

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Previous Next The precise identity of the mysterious carved female statue used in a ceremony in the Vatican Gardens is still unknown as the Vatican insists it signifies “fertility and life,” while volunteers where the statue is on display describe it as “Mother Earth” and “Pachamama.”  In response to a question from LifeSite at Friday’s

Former nun participating in Amazon Synod: Female ‘ordination’ ‘simply has to come’

Regina Reinart Female “ordination” “simply has to come,” an employee of the German bishops’ relief agency Misereor said in an October 12 interview, adding that “the house of cards has to fall.” Those words came from Regina Reinart, who is participating at the current Pan-Amazon Synod in Rome, in an interview with the website weltkirche.de.