The Indians, a Privileged Class

Pe. Antônio Vieira SJ

Undoing the slanders against the colonization of the Americas In the overseas kingdoms, all are full-fledged citizens This common Catholic mentality meant that the kingdoms of Spain and Portugal did not look upon new possessions as mere colonies or additions, but as parts of themselves: “The basic concept of the Spanish Empire is not what

On the shortage of priests

A statistical analysis of the evolution of the clerical and lay populations of the Church since Vatican II Introduction While the stated main topic of the Amazon Synod is to address the shortage of priests in the Amazon region, it is clear from the Instrumentum Laboris, that unrelated matters are being introduced. These topics such as

An Introduction to the Terrifying Tribal World Being Proposed

Sometimes you hear and learn things while napping. In the relaxed ambiance of a resort, imagine a tourist enjoying a full-month vacation stretching out in a comfortable easy chair where he closes his eyes for a nap. He gently lets his memory wander in search of comforting memories that will be enticing to sleep. People’s

Four Exorcists Urge Day of Fasting, Prayer and Reparation Dec. 6

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The priests suggest the Rosary and prayers to the Sacred Heart, as well as “some form of penance, such as fasting, abstinence and other forms of mortification” Four exorcists have issued a joint statement asking Catholics worldwide to dedicate Dec. 6 as a day of fasting, prayer and reparation, “for the purpose of driving out

The Incas Sacrificed Beautiful Children to Pachamama

The work of archaeologists in Peru was reported at the end of September without any direct connection with the Amazon Synod.  It was a research activity that has particular relevance in view of the recent, so pervasive presence of Pachamama portrayals. The Pachamama, which literally means “World Mother,” rather than “Mother Earth,” was a deity

The Political Pan-Amazon Synod?

NEWS ANALYSIS: A set of ideological presuppositions, derived from the political left and also rooted in some strands of liberation theology, informed both the synodal discussions and the synod’s final document. The Pan-Amazonian synod that took place last month highlighted an array of sociopolitical and environmental concerns affecting both the indigenous people of the region

‘Act of true charity’: Bishop Schneider praises initiative calling Pope to repent for Pachamama idolatry

Bishop Athanasius Schneider, the auxiliary bishop of Astana, Kazakhstan, praised as an “act of true charity” a statement by over 100 priests and lay scholars who called on Pope Francis to repent for the idolatry of Pachamama that took place during the Amazon Synod. In a new interview with the German Catholic newspaper Die Tagespost,

Dutch bishop joins statement calling for Pope to repent of Pachamama idolatry at Amazon Synod

Bishop Robert Mutsaerts, auxiliary bishop of ’s-Hertogenbosch in the Netherlands, has joined the signatories of the “Protest against Pope Francis’ sacrilegious acts” whose statement protesting the pagan worship in the Vatican went online on November 12. He is the second bishop to have signed the statement since Archbishop Carlo Maria Viganò joined the original signatories

“Pachamama Slayer” Tells his Story at TFP Washington Bureau

Millions of Catholics around the world were outraged when participants of the Pan Amazon Synod in Rome solemnly carried a nude fertility idol from Peru called a “Pachamama” in a procession in Saint Peter’s Basilica. In the inaugural ceremony in the Vatican Gardens, Pope Francis cheerfully received and blessed the idol. Later on during the

How Did We Get to This Situation?

I have been asking myself this question for some years now: How have we come to this situation? I am referring to the situation we see today in this church 2.0, as I called it in a previous article, not to mention what we see happening in civil society. Watching those who remain silent, almost