Bishop Grech, Backer of Relaxed Communion Rules, Picked for Key Synod Position

The bishop was the principal author of Malta’s guidelines endorsing reception of Communion by divorced and civilly remarried Catholics, and also has been accused of strong-arm actions against critics. VATICAN CITY — In a significant appointment in light of Pope Francis’ emphasis on synodality, Bishop Mario Grech of Gozo, Malta, was named today as the

Rebutting Alarmism at the Global Climate Action Summit | Part One

Scientific panel on the Global Climate Action Summit organized by the Heartland Institute and the Independent Institute and held in Oakland, California, on September 13, 2018. Note: Not all of the ideas necessarily reflect the position of Pan-Amazon Synod Watch.

Indigenism, the New Face of Communism

Mons. Tomás Balduino

“We are converting to other religious forms.” (Father Diego Irarrázabal, CSC) How to explain the unexplainable? Or how to explain the idyllic praise of the indigenous cultures of America, including by churchmen, almost as if the Indians are conceived without original sin? For example, the 8th Inter-Church Meeting of Basic Christian Communities of Brazil, attended

German bishops have been funding the Liberation Theology connected to the Amazon Synod for decades

In light of the October 6-27 Pan-Amazon Synod in Rome, LifeSiteNews reached out to Adveniat and Misereor – the two relief agencies of the German Bishops’ Conference – asking whether, and to what extent, they have funded theologians or institutions of Liberation Theology, especially in Brazil. The German Bishops’ Conference has provided Liberation Theology efforts

Cardinal Müller Accuses: From This Synod They Have Driven Out Jesus

Cardinal Müller

The Synod on the Amazon has begun. “But it will have consequences for the universal Church,” warns Cardinal Gerhard Müller, in a lengthy interview with Matteo Matzuzzi for the newspaper “Il Foglio,” released on the very day of the opening of the work. “If one listens to the voices of some of the protagonists of this

Hermes Rodrigues Nery: “Let the Vatican Not Allow Globalism to Occupy the Amazon”

Pro-life professor: “The October Synod risks encouraging the challenge to Brazil and self-management for indigenous peoples.” “The Triple-A corridor or Anaconda Corridor is a prelude for the internationalization of the Amazon, putting at risk the sovereignty of local States and particularly Brazil. As Brazilian Catholics we would like an unequivocal explanation and precise statement that

Cardinal Müller: John Paul II’s ban on female priestly ordination is a ‘dogma,’ includes diaconate

Cardinal Gerhard Müller, the former Prefect of the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith, has provided LifeSiteNews with a statement on why the Church’s teaching of an all-male priesthood is infallible and therefore not up for a corrective discussion. In his comments, Cardinal Müller refers to Pope John Paul II’s authoritative document Ordinatio Sacerdotalis (1994). In

Amazon Tribal Chief Concerned Synod Will Promote Ideology of Primitivism

Jonas Marcolino Macuxí, the chief of the Macuxi tribe, asserted promotion of ‘primitivism’ has brought conflict to the region since the 1970s. An Amazon tribal chief told a Rome conference on Saturday that a “dictatorship” of missionary workers teaching liberation theology has sought to prevent development in the region, thus keeping indigenous people in poverty

‘Facts don’t matter’ with global warming

Sky News host Andrew Bolt says “the facts don’t matter” when it comes to global warming, proving that the movement is not fulled by a science but by “religion”. Note: Not all of the ideas necessarily reflect the position of Pan-Amazon Synod Watch.

Cardinal Marc Ouellet Defends Priestly Celibacy Ahead of Pan-Amazon Synod

The prefect for the Congregation for Bishops, who wrote the new book, Friends of the Bridegroom: For a Renewed Vision of Priestly Celibacy, said celibacy will be understood if the priest has a better sense of his own priesthood. Cardinal Marc Ouellet, the prefect of the Congregation for Bishops, presented a book Wednesday arguing that in