An Introduction to the Terrifying Tribal World Being Proposed

Sometimes you hear and learn things while napping. In the relaxed ambiance of a resort, imagine a tourist enjoying a full-month vacation stretching out in a comfortable easy chair where he closes his eyes for a nap. He gently lets his memory wander in search of comforting memories that will be enticing to sleep. People’s

The Incas Sacrificed Beautiful Children to Pachamama

The work of archaeologists in Peru was reported at the end of September without any direct connection with the Amazon Synod.  It was a research activity that has particular relevance in view of the recent, so pervasive presence of Pachamama portrayals. The Pachamama, which literally means “World Mother,” rather than “Mother Earth,” was a deity

Interculturation: Only Drumming and Feathers?

Those who take the trouble of monitoring the Amazon Synod briefings end up with mixed feelings. All statements deal with “going out,” “openness,” “recognition,” “integral ecology,” etc. However, listening to some of the Synod Fathers, it seems that such expressions do not go beyond secondary concessions on liturgy and catechesis. Those proposing this “moderate” vision

The Synod on the Amazon, the spirit of Pachamama and the spirit of Elijah

What was the Amazon Synod and where will it lead us? The response to this question cannot certainly be limited to an analysis of the final document, voted on October 26, 2019. The Pan-Amazonian Synod is part of a process that should be considered in its progressive phases and context, even in the media, so

Why Catholics honoring Pachamama is a result of apostasy

How can it happen that idolatry enters the temple of God without a bad conscience, but rather with a bold rejoicing? Statuettes, which were eventually and officially identified as “Pachamama” idols, were not only the focus of a loud media hype for being rightly thrown into the Tiber, but became the symbol and the cipher

Coincidence? After Synod, scientists demand population control because of ‘climate emergency’

11,000 scientists have signed onto an article declaring that “the world population must be stabilized—and, ideally, gradually reduced,” because a “climate emergency” threatens “the fate of humanity.” Written by the Alliance of World Scientists and full of alarmist, apocalyptic language, the article was published today in BioScience. “Still increasing by roughly 80 million people per

“Nothing Great Is Done Suddenly”

The ceremony held in the Vatican gardens in the presence of Pope Francis, in which a naked and pregnant woman was venerated, with ritual dances typical of the pagan Amazonian peoples, had a huge worldwide impact. No wonder. How should the faithful understand such religious syncretism? How can one understand Pope Francis’ approval of all

The Pope and the statuettes: a surreal situation

Speaking off the cuff to the Synod Fathers, the Pope asked for forgiveness for the pagan statuettes being thrown into the Tiber. However, the police have recovered them and on Sunday they may be exposed during the concluding Mass for the Synod on the Amazon. An incredible epilogue which signals a disaster for the Vatican

Would the Synod Approve the Nazi Resurrection of Pagan Gods?

The Amazon Synod is fraught with contradictions. The Synod Fathers discuss the Amazon while at the same time vetoing the participation of representatives of the Bolsonaro government. They claim that riverside populations lack religious assistance while forgetting that, in the country’s cities, millions are waiting to hear the preaching of the Gospel. Today, I want

Amazon Synod participants must stop pretending pagan ‘Pachamama’ is OK

Quite a lot of what is happening at the Synod on the Amazon right now in Rome is shrouded in mystery, since the press is not being allowed to see the texts of synod addresses — even those of Pope Francis. We are left to contemplate the outward spectacle, which started with a strange tree-planting