“Ministries with an Amazonian Face”: An Eclipse of the Catholic Priesthood and the Hierarchical Character of the Church (2)

In the previous article we presented a summary vision of the triple munus – pastoral, magisterial and priestly – that Our Lord Jesus Christ entrusted to the Church through the ministerial priesthood of the clergy, transmitted by the laying on of hands in ordination. We also saw how the sacrament of Holy Orders is the

Has the Church Never Dealt with This Matter?!


The seminar titled “Synod of the Amazon: Contributions from Sustainable Development” was held in Manaus, capital of the State of Amazonas, between March 7 and 8 with the participation, among others, of His Eminence Cardinal Cláudio Hummes and the Chancellor of the Pontifical Academy of Sciences, Bishop Marcelo Sánchez Sorondo. In his opening address, His


A German theologian[1] analyzes the astounding book Have Courage, Change the World and the Church Now! authored by one of the main organizers of the Synod for the Pan-Amazon Region: the Austrian bishop Erwin Kräutler. [1] Father Johannes Stöhr was born in Berlin and was ordained a priest in 1958. He was a professor of

LifeSiteNews interviews Editor of Pan-Amazon Synod Watch


Peruvian expert in liberation theology reveals ‘scheme’ behind the Amazon Synod ROME, June 22, 2019 (LifeSiteNews) — The upcoming synod of bishops on the Amazon region is a “scheme” aimed at “revamping” the Church according to the “most radical versions of liberation theology,” a Peruvian author has said. Julio Loredo, president of the Italian branch

“Ministries with an Amazonian Face”: An Eclipse of the Catholic Priesthood and the Hierarchical Character of the Church (1)

Christ established Peter and as Prince of the Apostles

The Working Document of the coming special Synod on the Amazon[1]  has set a time bomb. It states that “the Church is to be incarnated in Amazonian cultures that have a high sense of community, equality and solidarity, so clericalism is not accepted in its various forms of manifestation.” It adds that the Amazonian tribes

The Amazon Train Has Left. Next Stop: Germany

A few days ago, in his blog Settimo Cielo, the well-known Vaticanist Sandro Magister published this commentary on the current state of the work for the coming Pan-Amazon Synod. We invite all our readers to read it: On Monday, June 17, the Synod on the Amazon, to be convened in Rome in October, was given

Rwanda and the Upcoming Synod on the Amazon


The month of April 2019 marks the 25th anniversary of the fastest and most cruel genocide of our time: 800,000 people dead in 100 days. In April and part of May, 1994, members of the Hutu tribe of Rwanda relentlessly killed women, children, the elderly, and anyone from the Tutsi tribe with machetes. Are there

“Habemus Papam Ecologistum”

laudato si

Pope Francis’ encyclical Laudato si employs the word “nature” 74 times, “environment” 55 times, and the expression “Jesus Christ”, designating the second Person of the Holy Trinity, only once. A non-deified Galilean master, simply called “Jesus,” appears 22 times, the same number as “technology” and less than half as “science”, evoked 55 times. Yet the

Feminist Theology and “Tribal Morals”

Elina Vuola

Feminist theologians make a severe criticism of liberation theologians who preceded them. This is what the Finnish writer Elina Vuola states in her book, La ética sexual y los límites de la Praxis [Sexual Ethics and the Limits of Praxis], published by the Abya-Yala publishing house, dependent on the University of the Salesians in Quito,