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

It’s the Sun, Stupid

Edmund Contoski “Who are you going to believe, me or your own eyes?”—Groucho Marx.Who are you going to believe, those claiming global warming or the temperature records you can see with your own eyes? “Who are you going to believe, me or your own eyes?”—Groucho Marx. Who are you going to believe, those claiming global

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,

The President and the Amazon


The challenge is to enforce the Brazilian Forest Code and ensure the management of the areas already assigned The presidential elections of 2018 gave rise to debates and controversies on, among other things,  the occupation and preservation of the Amazon region. Alarmist pundits denounced the forest’s imminent devastation, the abandonment of conservation policies, and agriculture