Pope Francis Brakes on Theology, Accelerates on Politics

Conservative Catholics from around the world were relieved, even elated, with the publication of the Post-Synodal Apostolic Exhortation “Querida Amazonia”, issued by Pope Francis on February 12th as the conclusive document of the Special Synod of the Pan-Amazon region that took place in Rome last October. The Exhortation seemed indeed to meet the requests of

Is it Magisterium or not? The tangled language of the Synod

Is it Magisterium or not? The tangled language of the Synod

In the aftermath of the Amazon synod, there is a question which no one knows how to answer: is the final document part of the Magisterium or not? It has been officially said that the Apostolic Exhortation “Querida Amazonia” is part of the magisterium but the Final Document of the synod is not. But in

“Amazon Jungle Indians Were Used to Attack the Catholic Faith”

by Fernando Beltrán Fr. Ignacio María Doñoro, a missionary priest in the Amazon, states: “I think that today, more than ever, in the Amazon and anywhere else in the world, what is needed is not the ordination of married people but priests in love with Christ.” What are the major difficulties of evangelization in the

With ‘Querida Amazonia,’ It’s ‘Deja Amoris’ All Over Again

Progressives the world over were bitterly disappointed by the seeming sense of betrayal by Pope Francis. At the same time, though, the Holy Father did not reject the proposal. It’s déjà Amoris all over again. After a confusing day at the Vatican and in the Catholic media, it is becoming clear how the question of

Key architects of Amazon Synod disappointed with new papal exhortation

However, some say married priests and female ‘ordination’ are still on the table. Bishop Erwin Kräutler and Professor Paulo Suess – both of whom met Pope Francis in 2014 to lobby for changes in the Amazon region, including married and female priests – have given signs of disappointment in recent interviews about the post-synodal exhortation

Querida Amazonia Allusions, ambiguity, and poetry: By how you write, I can tell you what your Magisterium is

In order to give one’s personal assent in matters of faith and morals, the believer must have a clear understanding of exactly what it is he is assenting to. All the rest is just literature. Just like Amoris Laetitia, Pope Francis’ apostolic exhortation Querida Amazonia uses a style of language that emphasises the use of

‘Querida Amazonia’ keeps hot-button issues burning

Progressive cardinals and bishops are challenging the finality of the papal exhortation on married priests and women’s ordination by arguing that Querida Amazonia doesn’t shut down debate on burning issues threatening to divide the Church. “Querida Amazonia doesn’t resolve or close any of the questions,” Cdl. Michael Czerny, who presented the exhortation to a packed

‘Querida Amazonia’: On the Question of Married Priests, a Papal Pattern Returns

In regard to the magisterium of Pope Francis it’s not just what he teaches, but how. In both Amoris Laetitia and in regard to capital punishment, the manner of magisterial teaching was novel. The pattern is now repeated with Querida Amazonia, the Holy Father’s post-synodal apostolic exhortation. A Synod With a Predetermined Goal The key

“Dear Amazonia…” – The Match Is Only Postponed

The post-synodal Apostolic Exhortation of Pope Francis is published at last. Querida Amazonia is not a very long document: 111 paragraphs, divided into four sections which have the goal of expressing what “resonates” with the Pontiff after the experience of the synod, while not wanting to replace or simply repeat the Final Document of the

Pope releases new exhortation on Amazon Synod

MAIKE HICKSON and PATRICK B. CRAINE Pope releases new exhortation on Amazon Synod While the text fails to accept the progressives’ most high-profile proposals, many are sure to argue that it leaves ample room for them to advance a revolutionary agenda. Pope Francis released his official text on the Amazon Synod today at noon Rome