AMAZON SYNOD’S STATIONS OF THE CROSS FUSE POLITICS AND PAGANISM WITH PIETY

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VATICAN (ChurchMilitant.com) – Indigenous rituals and political protest merged with the popular devotion of the Stations of the Cross Saturday morning in Rome. Over 250 delegates at the Amazon Synod took part in the procession, with banners and signs marking what they deem the pain and injustice felt by the indigenous peoples of the Amazon. Bishops, priests,

Will Radical Environmentalism Infect the Amazon Synod?

There must be no compromising of our Catholic values to join in what has become an increasingly godless, anti-life and anti-human movement. I have written two previous articles here at the National Catholic Register expressing my serious concerns about the working document (instrumentum laboris) of the Amazon Synod. The first article focused on the document’s near-deification of the

Amazon Synod Checkmate: Infanticide, the Unwanted and Carefully Hidden Question

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A very important issue is reverberating in the media and social networks: infanticide in certain indigenous tribes that belies the idyllic “paradise” propagated by the Brazilian Bishops’ Conference, CIMI,  and high-ranking promoters of the Amazon Synod. This Question Checkmates the Synod In a press conference on the Amazon Synod on October 8, Swiss journalist Giuseppe

Cardinal Sarah: Ideological push in Amazon synod an ‘insult to God’

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The push by some Westerners to use the Vatican’s Amazon synod to advance their personal agendas is an insult to God and his plan for the Church, Cardinal Robert Sarah said in an interview published this week. “This synod has a specific and local objective: the evangelization of the Amazon. I fear that some Westerners

Canon lawyer priest on Amazon Synod’s pagan tree-planting: ‘This is horrendous’

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Reacting to Pope Francis’s participation in a “pagan religious ceremony” on the grounds of the Vatican, a canon lawyer said on EWTN’s The World Over that the ceremony was “horrendous” and that Catholicism is supposed to “overthrow pagan false notions,” not be taught by them. On October 4, Pope Francis observed as an Amazonian woman

Pan-Amazonian Pandemic: A Pivotal Moment in the Church

Contrary to the picture painted by the Pan-Amazonian Synod planners, Western culture has brought great blessings to this world Note: This is the second article in series in which I express my serious concerns about the working document (instrumentum laboris) for October’s Pan-Amazonian Synod. In the first article in this series, we noted that the working

Bishop Grech, Backer of Relaxed Communion Rules, Picked for Key Synod Position

The bishop was the principal author of Malta’s guidelines endorsing reception of Communion by divorced and civilly remarried Catholics, and also has been accused of strong-arm actions against critics. VATICAN CITY — In a significant appointment in light of Pope Francis’ emphasis on synodality, Bishop Mario Grech of Gozo, Malta, was named today as the

German bishops have been funding the Liberation Theology connected to the Amazon Synod for decades

In light of the October 6-27 Pan-Amazon Synod in Rome, LifeSiteNews reached out to Adveniat and Misereor – the two relief agencies of the German Bishops’ Conference – asking whether, and to what extent, they have funded theologians or institutions of Liberation Theology, especially in Brazil. The German Bishops’ Conference has provided Liberation Theology efforts

How Amazon Synod would abandon Church by changing priesthood

Note: On Oct. 4, 2019, Voice of the Family, a coalition of pro-life and pro-family organizations, hosted a roundtable discussion in Rome to address critical questions for the Church and for the family on the eve of the Synod of Bishops for the Pan-Amazon region. Below is the full address given by José Antonio Ureta. In

CNA: Priestly celibacy discussed as Amazon synod gets underway

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Some participants at the Vatican’s Synod of Bishops on the Amazon have responded critically to a proposal that the Church ordain married men – so called viri probati – in response to a shortage of priestly vocations in the Amazon region of South America. A source inside the synod told CNA that Cardinal Robert Sarah, prefect of