“Nothing Great Is Done Suddenly”

The ceremony held in the Vatican gardens in the presence of Pope Francis, in which a naked and pregnant woman was venerated, with ritual dances typical of the pagan Amazonian peoples, had a huge worldwide impact. No wonder. How should the faithful understand such religious syncretism? How can one understand Pope Francis’ approval of all

From Liberation Theology to Ecofeminist Theology: A Revolution Encroached in the Church (X)

Introduction: The expression “Pachamama” or “Mother Earth” has become commonplace as the appreciation for indigenous things grows. However, ecofeminist theologians have sought in it a deeper meaning than the one attributed by pagan pre-Columbian peoples. We do not know if the writers of the Synod’s Instrumentum Laboris agree with the theses of ecofeminists, but the

From Liberation Theology to Ecofeminist Theology: A Revolution Encroached in the Church (IX)

Introduction The recent fires in the Amazon have brought to the fore the issue of using natural resources versus adopting a tribal, supposedly uncontaminated, and environmentally friendly way of life. As we will see, the current debate has been taking place for a long time, and the promoters of tribalism are taking advantage of an

“De-growth” — From Theory to Practice¹ (VIII)

Introduction The unrelenting praise of the organizers of the coming Amazon Synod’s for the rudimentary production system of that region’s indigenous people gives rise to a  question: Does this praise include a condemnation of human progress? If so, what is the doctrine underpinning this condemnation? What does “de-growth” mean? These are the topics we will

From Liberation Theology to Ecofeminist Theology: A Revolution Encroached in the Church (VII)

Introduction The Instrumentum Laboris for the Synod on the Amazon presents such a radical transformation of Catholic and religious life that many must ask how they intend to achieve it. We present below a hypothesis raised by male and female theologians of ecofeminism who proposed, several years ago, formulas to “solve” this problem. Now, the

From Liberation Theology to Ecofeminist Theology A Revolution Entrenched in the Church (VI)

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What Will Happen When Ecofeminist Theologians Teach Amazonian Tribes? In general, pagan peoples who have not known Revelation are marked by customs that contradict morality and good customs, including homosexuality, cannibalism and infanticide. However,  such customs among them lack an ideological justification; they are a fatal consequence of not fighting against the vices of fallen

From Liberation Theology to Ecofeminist Theology A Revolution Entrenched in the Church (V)

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“Divinities, Rites and Cults” of Ecofeminist Theology The Instrumentum Laboris for the Synod on the Amazon refers in different places to the concept of divinity that indigenous peoples possess and to the rites they employ to worship that divinity and its connections with the earth. We thus find it useful to transcribe below another chapter

From Liberation Theology to Ecofeminist Theology A Revolution Entrenched in the Church (IV)

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Ecofeminist Theology Promotes a Profound Sexual Revolution One of the aspects of the new “missiology” that stands out is the complete indifference of its adepts regarding nudity in Amazonian tribes. “It will be difficult to find, among anthropologists and missionaries of all time, someone who tried to live inculturation in an indigenous people in a

From Liberation Theology to Ecofeminist Theology A Revolution Entrenched in the Church (III)

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Ecofeminist Theology Ideologically Supports the Most Extreme Demands of the Coming Pan-Amazon Synod We will now continue with the topic of “ecofeminist theology” and its influence on the convocation of the next Synod on the Amazon. As we will see, if they are not stopped, the transformations proposed by ecofeminist theologians can have profound consequences

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