Was There a “Genocide” of Native Peoples in Iberian America?

Undoing slanders against the colonization of America Introduction How true are the accusations that the Church in America was complicit in the destruction of native peoples and their political, cultural, social, and ethnic annihilation? The best answer to that is another question: Did this “destruction” really occur? The best thing to dispel the specific accusations

The Pan-Amazon Synod and Vatican Contradictions: Yes to China, No to Brazil

The contradictions of Vatican policy become more pronounced as the Pan-Amazon Synod draws near. As the Brazilian daily O Estado de S. Paulo reported, “The Vatican has vetoed the participation of incumbent politicians in the Synod, denying a request by the Brazilian government, which is the main interested party in the discussions as most of

Long Live the Aboriginal Peoples’ Unproductivity!

Those already of a certain age remember the propaganda in favor of agrarian reform in various Latin American countries in the sixties, and later the arguments put forward by Marxists and leftist Catholics in the clerical and civil spheres. The refrain then used to drag countries into this insane project was always the same: Landowners

Deep Ecology and De-growth

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I think Saint Augustine is the author of the maxim, “no great thing is created suddenly.” In any case, it is very wise and applies not only to good things but also to harmful ones. Thus, a serious illness normally begins with small symptoms that become increasingly harmful over time. The reader of this page

Ecology, a New and Mean Religion?

Ataque ao metrô

Concerns over the environment, climate change, indigenous peoples, and the future of humanity are increasingly a kind of collective hysteria that ignores rationality and justifies the most insane measures. A few weeks ago, a group called “Individualistas tendiendo a lo salvaje” (Individualists Tending to the Wild) issued a statement on its website claiming responsibility for

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