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

Marriage doesn’t solve the priest shortage, says head of Ukrainian Rite

Archbishop Sviatoslav Shevchuk, Major Archbishop of the Ukrainian Greek Catholic Church, has urged those considering allowing priests in the Latin rite to marry in order to help solve a crippling shortage, to proceed with caution, saying marriage has not curbed shortages in his own rite. With five blooming seminaries in Ukraine alone, “thanks be to

African Cardinal fears Westerners are taking over Amazon Synod to advance dissident agenda

An African cardinal who is no stranger to mission territory raised concern that the upcoming Amazon Synod is being taken over by Westerners to promote an agenda contrary to Catholic teaching.  Cardinal Robert Sarah, the Guinean Prefect of the Congregation for Divine Worship, gave voice to his worries in a recent French-language interview with the National Catholic Register’s Edward

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

Why Catholics must stick close to Virgin Mary to survive the great apostasy

“It was through the Blessed Virgin Mary that Jesus came into the world, and it is also through her that he must reign in the world,” writes St Louis Grignon de Montfort in the introduction to his masterpiece, True Devotion to Our Lady. The fact that Jesus must reign through Mary is linked by our Saint

The Genesis of Christian Civilization in Brazil

The great epic of Portuguese missionaries in the evangelization and colonization of Brazil Harsh was the reality that the Portuguese encountered when they arrived in Brazil  five hundred years ago. The natives did not correspond to the myth of the “noble savage” living in a paradisiacal America. Before the Discovery, Brazil was inhabited by a

Global Warming, Global Myth, Part 3

Some scientists skillfully utilize the news media to promote a view of carbon dioxide and global warming that ignores contrary evidence or pretends it doesn’t even exist.  The media suck this up, puke it all over the airwaves and the newspapers, and the public, not knowing any better and awed by these scientists with Ph.D.s,

Brazilian Bishop Opposes Errors of Amazon Synod

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Most Rev. Antonio Rossi Keller, Bishop of Frederico Westphalen (State of Rio Grande do Sul), has issued on social networks a strong warning against the errors of the Amazon Synod. He stated: “These are difficult times for the One, Holy, Catholic and Apostolic Church of Christ. “They are times of betrayal and defection especially by

Shades of green VII

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Sustainable Agriculture in Brazil CHAPTER 6 – TROPICAL INTENSIFICATION THE GENETICALLY MODIFIED CROPS EXPANSION Brazil cultivated 49.1 million hectares with transgenic or genetically modified varieties (GMOs) in the 2016/2017 harvest, the largest increase in planted area in the world. Brazilian agriculture lags behind only the United States (70.9 million ha) in the world ranking of

Note to Vatican Enviro-Boosters: The Amazon Is Pretty Awful

“Gatherers and hunters par excellence.” That phrase from the Amazon Synod’s solemn-sounding Instrumentum Laboris is hard to let go. Its glittering fatuity is the keynote of a Vatican syllabus for a theologized pre-industrial age in communion with “the identity of the cosmos.” A neo-neolithic age. It is impossible to think the bishops believe their own cant. Max Scheler’s