Amazon Synod working document earns strong criticism from Amazon experts

In recent weeks, unexpected clergymen and laymen have raised their voices against the Amazon Synod. These individuals come from the Amazon region or have worked there and thus have deep knowledge of the larger situation of the Amazon. Based on their own experience, they have come to criticize the Amazon Synod’s working document that is

In the Amazon Married Deacons Are Already Saying Mass. And the Pope Knows It

For a few days a video has been circulating on the web in which an Italian priest of the highest rank, among those closest to Jorge Mario Bergoglio, says that in the Amazon the celebration of the Mass by married deacons is already a de facto reality, authorized by the local bishops. And Pope Francis,

Amazon Synod: Leonardo Boff Runs the Show

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Leonardo Boff and Pope Francis Along with his less famous brother Clodovis, Leonardo Boff is known to most people as a liberation theologian. Pope Francis invited him to contribute to the Encyclical Laudato Si on safeguarding the “common home.” What does liberation theology have to do with the problem of the environment? Leonardo Boff, who

The Instrumentum Laboris for the Amazon Synod Condemns Private Property and Exalts Poverty

The serious and just accusations made against the Instrumentum Laboris (IL) for the Amazon Synod have focused on the fact that its text is contrary to the Tradition of the Church and the teachings of Revelation. However, there is a central aspect in the drafting of the IL that has not been sufficiently considered:  Its

Cardinal Pell’s Letter, a Torpedo on the Amazon Synod

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A letter from prison attributed to Cardinal Pell has circulated on Twitter, immediately triggering an investigation by the authorities of the state of Victoria. The cardinal, awaiting sentence, risks another sanction. In the letter, other than talking about his situation, he sends a clear signal regarding the upcoming Synod on the Amazon. While waiting for

Catholic philosopher: Amazon Synod working doc promotes ‘most dangerous’ form of socialismo

The working document for the upcoming Amazonian synod promotes the “most dangerous” form of socialism and is “absolutely unacceptable,” says a European philosopher. In an interview with LifeSite at this year’s Roman Forum Summer Symposium in Gardone Riviera, Italy, Austrian philosopher Professor Thomas Stark said the liberation theology once condemned by the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith under

Woodstock and the Coming Amazon Synod

Media from around the world have devoted plenty of space to comment on the 50th anniversary of the Woodstock Festival held in the United States in August 1969. We are not going to restate the facts here but try to answer a question that can give us insights about current topics: Was Woodstock a success

Amazon Synod preparer calls for Mass, Church with pagan elements

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For those who wish to understand what is really going on as the October synod on the Amazon looms on the horizon, the words and “dreams” — to use his own expression — of an indigenous Brazilian Salesian priest, Fr. Justino Sarmento Rezende, are among the most revealing. Fr. Justino is considered to be a pivotal element

InfoVaticana interviews Mr. José Antonio Ureta

by InfoVaticana Amazon Synod: ‘Missionaries that do Not Evangelize, Married Indigenous Priests, Worship of Pagan Idols’ InfoVaticana speaks with José Antonio Ureta, researcher of the Pro Europa Christiana Federation and author of the book, Pope Francis’ Paradigm Shift: Continuity or Rupture in the Mission of the Church?, about the coming Synod on the Amazon. There

Amazon Synod: Off to a Bad Start

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The Synod on the Amazon will be held in October 2019 under the title “Amazonia: New Paths for the Church and for an Integral Ecology”. Reading its preparatory document dated June 8, 2018, one is struck by its praise of the culture of indigenous peoples and even wonders if it was ever necessary to evangelize