Is Global Warming Really Happening?

For politicians, celebrities, journalists, the United Nations, and Pope Francis, the belief that mankind is causing a steep rise in temperature of the Earth’s atmosphere is more than just a theory, but an article of faith. According to this belief, man’s production of greenhouse gases, particularly carbon dioxide, is the primary cause of an unprecedented

Indigenous Anthropology: A Cultural Revolution that Threatens Christian Latin America (IV)

Indigenous Anthropology: A Cultural Revolution that Threatens Christian Latin America (IV) Equating man with animals Egalitarian materialism reduces man, created in the image and likeness of God and endowed with intelligence, will and sensibility, to the category of mere animal: God established an admirable order in creation and put animals, endowed with remarkable instinct but

From Liberation Theology to Ecofeminist Theology A Revolution Entrenched in the Church (II)

Introduction We continue with installments from the study, From Liberation Theology to Ecofeminist Theology in order to help readers understand the ideological positions hidden behind those who encourage this new theology supposed to guide the next Synod on the Amazon. Feminist theology in the words of its own authors The book Del Cielo a la

More Roman Confusion about Religious Pluralism

The just-released Instrumentum Laboris for the upcoming Synod, “Amazonia, New Paths for the Church and for an Integral Ecology,” implicitly accepts the presupposition that God willed the diversity of religions – religious pluralism. And that presupposition lies behind its faulty concept of inculturation. Acceptance of religious pluralism predisposes the authors of this document to understand inculturation as primarily the

Indigenous Anthropology: A Cultural Revolution that Threatens Christian Latin America (I)

Professor Luis María Mesquita Errea, of the  Center for Historical, Genealogical and Heraldic Studies of the Mayorazgo de San Sebastián de Sañogasta, La Rioja, Argentina, gave an interesting and incisive lecture about Indigenist Anthropology at the Symposium titled Jornadas de Hispanidad, held in Cordoba, Argentina, in August 2005. The author turned his work into a

The Epic Missionary Endeavor that Formed Portuguese-Brazilian Christianity

From the Discovery until our days, the great work carried out by the missionaries to Christianize and civilize Brazilian aborigines Were it not for the villages, the catechesis of the Indians would be nothing more than a chimera. With their own government and authority, they were the effective and original method of indigenous conversion in

NOTE ON THE AMAZON REGION AND DROUGHTS IN BRAZIL’S SOUTHEAST ¹

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Some claim that deforestation will turn the Amazon into a desert.According to the definition given by the World Meteorological Organization, a desert is a region in which it rains less than 200 mm per year. Therefore, with an average precipitation of 2,400 mm per year, the Amazon would never be classified as a desert. The

The Long March of a Certain Ecology toward Tribalism

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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

The Catechesis of the Indians in the History of Brazil

Discovery of Brazil

In the year 1556, Dom Pero Fernandes Sardinha – Brazil’s first bishop – took the ship Nossa Senhora da Ajuda [Our Lady of Help] accompanied by ecclesiastics, aristocrats, and entire families, sailed to Portugal. A fatal shipwreck ensued shortly after they left Salvador. Those who escaped the shipwreck – and there were many – were

Is the Amazon Synod Going to Lead Us to Eco-Socialism?

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There have long been lingering suspicions that the Amazon Synod is going to be a progressive festival, especially considering its key call for the “abolition of celibacy” for pseudo-pastoral reasons. However, concrete evidence to document this suspicion was lacking. Now, this evidence is gradually beginning to emerge. Bishop Edson Taschetto Damian The Jesuit’s Georgetown University