Let the Amazon Learn From China, Where the Church Flourished With Very Few Missionaries. Celibate

The mantra with which the proponents of married priests justify their demand is the irreversible shortage of celibate priests in regions with small communities scattered over remote places, like the Amazon or the islands of the Pacific. It must be guaranteed – they say – that the celebration of the Mass is offered to all

Do Indigenous Religions Contain “Seeds of the Word”? (I)

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Undoing slanders against the colonization of America Our first article aimed to demonstrate the utter falsity of the accusation that the brave Portuguese and Spanish conquistadors perpetrated the “greatest genocide in history” by practically exterminating indigenous peoples (as the apostate ex-friar Leonardo Boff claims). In this second article, divided into two parts, we will continue

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

Is Poverty an Ideal for All?

The Instrumentum Laboris and documents of the Ecclesial Network for the Amazon (Repam) have contradictory aspects regarding the poverty of Amazonian populations and poverty in general. On the one hand, they say that since Amazonian inhabitants are among the poorest on the planet, they deserve special attention and care. On the other hand, they say

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

Indian Tribalism: The Communist-Missionary Ideal for Brazil in the Twenty-First Century (XX) (Last in this series)

November 30, 1977 | Plinio Corrêa de Oliveira PART III “Aggiornate” Missionary Voices Section XIII To Meddle With Bishop Casaldaliga… The Church could normally heal these evils, but to what extent are they finding a remedy in Her? It is not credible that evils such as these can find a remedy without the intervention of

Synod: With such Guests, You Can Imagine How the Party Will Be…

Bishop McElroy As a homeowner cannot fail to invite relatives to a wedding or family party, his true preferences show in the list of personal guests. The same happens in a Synod. There are some mandatory participants, such as the heads of Roman dicasteries and the bishops of the region concerned. The Pope – the

African Cardinal fears Westerners are taking over Amazon Synod to advance dissident agenda

An African cardinal who is no stranger to mission territory raised concern that the upcoming Amazon Synod is being taken over by Westerners to promote an agenda contrary to Catholic teaching.  Cardinal Robert Sarah, the Guinean Prefect of the Congregation for Divine Worship, gave voice to his worries in a recent French-language interview with the National Catholic Register’s Edward

Liturgy According to the Promoters of the Pan-Amazon Synod: Communion with God or with (Evil) “Spirits”?

The Pan-Amazonian Ecclesial Network (REPAM), the main organizer of the coming Extraordinary Assembly of the Synod of Bishops, promoted a seminar at the Missionary Cultural Center in Brasilia from July 16 to 18. Among the features of the event, the one that most aroused interest and feedback was an “indigenous mystic” ceremony to bring “protection

Pope invites pro-abortion UN leaders to Amazon Synod

Two famous names associated with both the United Nations and abortion are on the guest list for the upcoming Synod on the Amazon.   American economist Jeffrey Sachs, 64, and Korean former Secretary-General of the United Nations Ban Ki-moon, 75, are among the 185 people invited to the synod, which will take place in Rome between October 6 and 27.