The Amazon Synod and National Sovereignty

It happened. Brazil, a state that declares itself secular, has been drawn into an international imbroglio of a religious nature that could cost its sovereignty over the Amazon. The threat is not coming from the military powers of Russia or China, but from the institutional strength of a state with a meager .44 km² of

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

A Mission That Baptized No One in Fifty-Three Years: The Flawed Evangelization Model of the Pan-Amazonian Synod

David Kopenawa

Since 1965, the Institute of the Consolata for Foreign Missions, originally from Turin and present in 28 countries, has had a mission among the Yanomamis in Brazil. The mission is currently led by the Italian priest Fr. Corrado Dalmolego, assisted by three women religious of the Institute’s female branch. Fr. Corrado Dalmolego In a recent

The Amazon, Lung of the World?

Amazônia, Amazonas, Amazona, Amazon

This nonsense, one of many environmental myths, is often repeated, like a mantra. Yet, some time ago, even the unsuspected Brazilian magazine Super Interessante[1]published this revealing comment: ‘Lung of the world.’ What do you think when you hear hearing this expression? It can only be that the Amazon is the world’s largest producer of oxygen,

George H. W. Bush, Emmanuel Macron, and the Slow Death of Climate Politics

Gilets Jaunes

Three recent events in three different countries illustrate just how far the fortunes of climate change politics have fallen. The first event was the death of George H. W. Bush, forty-first president of the United States. His passing on November 30 at the age of 94 occasioned an outpouring of sympathy from across the world.