CNA: Priestly celibacy discussed as Amazon synod gets underway

POPE OPENING SESSION SYNOD AMAZON

Some participants at the Vatican’s Synod of Bishops on the Amazon have responded critically to a proposal that the Church ordain married men – so called viri probati – in response to a shortage of priestly vocations in the Amazon region of South America. A source inside the synod told CNA that Cardinal Robert Sarah, prefect of

Cardinal Burke: Amazon Synod working doc ‘is a direct attack on the Lordship of Christ’

Cardinal Raymond Burke has spoken out against the misuse of the Amazon synodal process, blasting its recent exploitation to change both the doctrine and disciplines of the Catholic Church. The synod is set to take place in Rome this month from the 6-27.  “The fundamental concept of a synod was to call together representatives of

BRAZIL AND CO2 EMISSIONS

What is the contribution of Brazil to the greenhouse effect with emissions of carbon dioxide (CO2) from fossil fuels into the Earth’s atmosphere? The media accuses Brazil of being one of the great emitters of CO2. We are ranked as the world’s fourth largest CO2 emitter without explaining what is being compared, from what data,

The Amazon Synod’s Bad New Ally: The Brazilian Workers’ Party (PT), Uniting Progressivism and Leftism

Look who is defending the cause of the Amazon Synod – Brazil’s Workers’ Party (PT)! “We are ready to contribute to this very important Assembly, which is being attacked by the Bolsonaro government simply because its theme is that the Amazon is being destroyed and given over to foreign capital. Everyone who supports it deserves

Global Warming: A Scheme to Redistribute Wealth

As the “science” behind man-made global warming has been increasingly discredited, the story has changed. Now it’s not about saving the environment but about redistributing wealth, says a leading member of the United Nations Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change. Ottmar Edenhofer, a co-chair of the IPCC’s Working Group III and a lead author of the

Brazilian Bishop: “The Church’s Mission is to bring the Gospel to Everyone, Including the Indigenous. No Culture is Above Christ”.

On his radio program of October 1, Most Rev. Adair Guimarães, Bishop of Formosa (State of Goiás-Brazil) spoke about the Amazon Synod. Here are some of the most relevant excerpts: Let us pray for our Church in these difficult times. Many people [are] concerned about this Amazon Synod because many voices have proposed topics beyond

News Release: Let the Bishops Speak About Christ at the Amazon Synod, Not the Blending of Religions

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Rome, October 4, 2019 “The Special Synod for the Pan-Amazon Region is an opportunity for a true revival of the Gospel of Our Lord Jesus Christ and should avoid any temptation of religious syncretism.” The Brazilian Institute Plinio Corrêa de Oliveira has issued this appeal to the Synod Fathers, who will gather in Rome from

Cardinal Burke: our task is to announce Christ and defend the Faith

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“The working document for the Amazon Synod is totally unacceptable, we must do everything we can to defend the integrity of the Catholic faith.” “It is also dishonest to present a Synod supposedly for the evangelisation of the Amazon, when the true objective is to revolutionise the whole Church.” These are statements by Cardinal Raymond

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