“Ministries with an Amazonian Face”: An Eclipse of the Catholic Priesthood and the Hierarchical Character of the Church (the end)

In a recent interview with journalist Edward Pentin, Roman correspondent of the National Catholic Register, Cardinal Gerhard Müller commented that the Instrumentum laboris for the next Special Synod for the Amazon “has been written mostly by a group of German descendants and not by people who are living there. It has a very European perspective,

Vatican’s former doctrine head criticizes Amazon synod working doc for ‘false teaching’

The cardinal who was tasked by Pope Benedict with defending the doctrine of the Catholic Church has criticized the Pan-Amazon Synod’s working document (Instrumentum Laboris) for its “radical u-turn in the hermeneutics of Catholic theology” and for its “false teaching.” Cardinal Gerhard Müller, former Prefect of the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith (CDF), said the “main

PanAmazonian Association Sends Pope Francis a Letter on the Amazon Synod

By deliberation of its Board of Directors, the Associação PanAmazônia (PanAmazonian Association) has addressed an open letter to Pope Francis expressing concern about the orientation of the Synod of bishops on the Amazon. It invites the Supreme Pontiff to take advantage of this coming meeting to reassess the Church’s vision of the real problems of

The Cynical Myth of a Global Warming “Consensus”

An article of faith of the modern environmental movement is the scientific “consensus” behind man-made global warming. Global warming activists and even serious scientific organizations claim that 97% of the world’s scientists unreservedly accept this theory. It is often the first and most common argument used by climate activists, from Al Gore to the Greenpeace

Shades of Green (I)

Shades of Green (I) PRESERVED AREAS IN BRAZIL A PRESERVATIONIST TYPE OF AGRlCULTURE In absolute numbers, agriculturists as a whole have destined 177 million hectares for the preservation of native vegetation and biodiversity. The extent is unequaled, regardless of the unit of measure: 177 km² or 437 million acres. And it is also impressive percentagewise:

What Does Cardinal Hummes Really Think?

 In early February, the Brazilian media reported extensively about the concern of the Brazilian Army and government were having with some guidelines of the Synod on the Amazon that could affect national sovereignty.[1]  In his inaugural lecture at the School of Theology of the Pontifical Catholic University of São Paulo on February 19, to which

The Sun, Not CO2, Determines Our Climate

By Edmund Contoski Sunspots are dwindling to lows not seen in 200 years. In 2008, during the solar minimum of cycle 23, there were 266 days with no sunspots. This is considered a very deep solar minimum. The chart above clearly shows a weakening trend of sunspots in solar cycles 22, 23 and 24. These

To which Tribe do the Synod Indians Belong?

Antony Burckhardt There were Indians in Hollywood Westerns. With feathers in their hair and a bow in their hands, they would seize the stagecoach before having to cross the Rio Grande fleeing John Wayne. There were also Hergé’s Indians [from The Adventures of Tintin]… With their blowguns, they guided Tintin and his dog Snowy to

Indigenous Anthropology: A Cultural Revolution that Threatens Christian Latin America (III)

“A Barbarian is First of All One Who Believes in Barbarism” (Lévi-Strauss) Denying the State of Barbarism with a Mere Play on Words “A barbarian is first of all a man who believes in barbarism,” maintains the structuralist ethnologist Lévi-Strauss (apud Boivin, 68). Even more of a barbarian, despite his studies, was the one who