100 priests, lay scholars call Pope Francis to repent for Pachamama idolatry at Amazon Synod

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Previous Next An international group of 100 priests and lay scholars published a statement today to protest the pagan worship of Pachamama that took place last month during the Amazon Synod in Rome with Pope Francis’ active participation and apparent support. They called upon the Pope to “repent publicly and unambiguously of these objectively grave

German bishops’ website overflows with praise for Amazon Synod’s final doc

As expected, German bishops, priests, and laymen have been responding favorably to the Amazon Synod’s final report that called for “ministries” for women, the ordination of married men, and an “Amazonian rite.” Katholisch.de, the news website of the German Bishops’ Conference, is now eagerly publishing many of these supportive statements. Access to priesthood shouldn’t be

Amazon Synod, the Real Stakes

The Amazon Synod is causing irritation and perplexity in countless Catholics, as can be seen in the reaction to the initial working document (Instrumentum laboris), a sort of green proclamation tinged with clear sympathies for the (pagan) habits of Amazonian peoples. The malaise increased with the publication of the list of Synod participants, which includes

THE AMAZON SYNOD IS A SIGN OF THE TIMES

The Synod of the Amazon is a sign of the times. So its Instrumentum laboris says. Who could disagree? And what times these are! Some are saying hopefully that the Synod of the Amazon will change the Church forever, that the Church will never be the same again. Others are saying that the Synod is

Amazon Synod shows good and evil becoming friends in the Vatican

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We now know a bit more about what happened after the pagan ceremony of the “Pago a la tierra” (“Payment to the Earth”) in the Vatican gardens under the pope’s very eyes. The next evening, on Saturday, October 5, the group of “indigenous” Amazonians — wearing feathers, t-shirts, and trendy sports shoes — and their

Married Priests Barely Pass. Women Deacons Flunk. The Criticisms of a Synod Father

The synod for the Amazon ended its work today, October 26, with a point-by-point vote on the concluding document. But this document has no normative effect whatsoever. It was simply handed over to Pope Francis so that he may decide what is to be done, and write it in a post-synodal exhortation expected in the

Pan Amazon or Pistoia Synod?

Perhaps for fear of Cardinals Brandmüller, Müller, and Burke, and not to prove Bishop Athanasius Schneider right, the Vatican judged it prudent to remove the Pachamama statue from the closing Mass of the Special Assembly of the Synod for the Pan Amazon Region. Perhaps for the same reason, the scandalous pantheistic references of the Instrumentum

A Clear Word on the Amazon: Interview with Jonas Marcolino Macuxi

False myths and true lies about the condition of the indigenous peoples of the Amazon and their predicament are circulating as never before. Perhaps the most correct and intelligent thing to do would be to listen to the voice of those directly involved, without interposed media. We are fortunate to be able to do so

The Amazon Synod and the Utopia of Poverty

Catholic doctrine teaches that both poverty and wealth are means that can serve to reach our main goal, which is eternal salvation. For this reason, the  Church does not condemn the fact of being rich or poor, but only people’s attachment to riches and contempt of poverty, attitudes at odds with the first Commandment of

Three Key Paragraphs of Amazon Synod’s Final Document

Full texts of the propositions relating to the ordination of married men, a female diaconate and an Amazonian rite, their voting numbers, plus some brief observations. Here below are the texts of the three most controversial and discussed matters of the synod which wraps up on Sunday (Vatican working translation). Female Diaconate 103. In the