Idols in the Tiber: Not Theft, But Self-Defense


Tommaso Scandroglio     Contrary to the claims of Paolo Ruffini, prefect of the Vatican Dicastery for Communication, the action carried out by two unknown persons who threw Pachamama statues into the Tiber is an act of legitimate defense of the Catholic faith, rather than theft. Saint Thomas Aquinas says so, and here is why.

Ecuador Joins the Crusade for a Catholic and Prosperous Amazon

Previous Next From September 13-16, volunteers and friends of the Ecuadorian organization Blessed Pius IX Circle and of Brazil’s Plinio Corrêa de Oliveira Institute joined in a campaign that started in Brazil and extended to several Amazonian countries. Collecting signatures for a petition asking for “A Catholic and Prosperous Amazon,” they toured most capitals of

Environmental Madness (XXIII) (Last in this series)

Germany Celebrates 25th Anniversary Of The Fall Of The Berlin Wall

3. The Earth Charter, a New “Ten Commandments” The proposed Earth Charter presented at Rio 92  was not accepted because governments failed to reach a consensus. Mikhail Gorbachev, the former Secretary General of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union and later President of the Soviet Union, has dedicated himself to the promotion of ecological

Infanticide in Indian Tribes: Rusconi Answers Cardinal Barreto

In yesterday’s synod briefing (Tuesday, October 8, 2019), Cardinal Pedro Barreto said, answering one of our questions, that he had never heard that about twenty Amazonian indigenous peoples still practice infanticide. Never before was a site linked to the Brazilian Bishops’ Conference known to have hosted an article attacking a projected bill forbidding indigenous infanticide.

INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE: “Amazonian Face”: a Mask that Hides an Apostasy Eminence, Excellency, Reverend Fathers,Imperial and Royal Highness, Highness,Ladies and Gentlemen, I have been collaborating with the Plinio Corrêa de Oliveira Institute for many years and thank its directors for honoring me with the invitation to address such a select audience today. The theme I will cover is titled, “The Amazonian Face: a Mask that

Bishop Kräutler Also Knows That in the Amazon They Practice Infanticide. But He Does Not Want It To Be Punished

The previous post from Settimo Cielo on infanticide in the Amazon and on those who defend it in the Church struck a tremendous chord. But there’s something else. It is not true that prominent figures of the synod in progress are unaware of the existence of this practice among some tribes. Such sensational ignorance could in fact



VATICAN ( – Indigenous rituals and political protest merged with the popular devotion of the Stations of the Cross Saturday morning in Rome. Over 250 delegates at the Amazon Synod took part in the procession, with banners and signs marking what they deem the pain and injustice felt by the indigenous peoples of the Amazon. Bishops, priests,

“Amazonian” Paradigm or Christian Civilization? The Twenty-first Century at a Crossroads

Amazon, a Talismanic Word Amazon is one of the talismanic words of our age. The international media launched it in 1992, during the fifth centenary of the discovery of America and the 1992 Rio Earth Summit — the first world conference of heads of state on the environment – and re-launched it in recent weeks.

INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE: Commenting Strictly on the Instrumentum Laboris’ Statements on Climate and Ecology


Numbers refer to items of the original document. “9. The Amazon River basin and the surrounding tropical forests nourish the soil and regulate, through the recycling of moisture, the cycles of water, energy and carbon at the planetary level. The Amazon River alone sends 15% of the total fresh water of the planet every year into