CNA: Priestly celibacy discussed as Amazon synod gets underway

POPE OPENING SESSION SYNOD AMAZON

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

Cardinal Burke: Amazon Synod working doc ‘is a direct attack on the Lordship of Christ’

Cardinal Raymond Burke has spoken out against the misuse of the Amazon synodal process, blasting its recent exploitation to change both the doctrine and disciplines of the Catholic Church. The synod is set to take place in Rome this month from the 6-27.  “The fundamental concept of a synod was to call together representatives of

African Cardinal fears Westerners are taking over Amazon Synod to advance dissident agenda

An African cardinal who is no stranger to mission territory raised concern that the upcoming Amazon Synod is being taken over by Westerners to promote an agenda contrary to Catholic teaching.  Cardinal Robert Sarah, the Guinean Prefect of the Congregation for Divine Worship, gave voice to his worries in a recent French-language interview with the National Catholic Register’s Edward

Pope invites pro-abortion UN leaders to Amazon Synod

Two famous names associated with both the United Nations and abortion are on the guest list for the upcoming Synod on the Amazon.   American economist Jeffrey Sachs, 64, and Korean former Secretary-General of the United Nations Ban Ki-moon, 75, are among the 185 people invited to the synod, which will take place in Rome between October 6 and 27. 

Brazil: Growing Reaction against the Amazon Synod

A growing number of Brazilians are showing concern about the pernicious consequences that may derive from the upcoming Pan Amazon Synod, which will open in the Vatican in a week. At first, few understood exactly what it was about. In fact, the Synod’s documents circulated almost exclusively among experts, that is to say, the followers

Amazon Synod proposing ‘blueprint for a new Church,’ warns Catholic leader

Julio Loredo

The guiding documents for the upcoming Amazonian Synod contain “the blueprint for a new Church,” are permeated with “tribalism,” and present “witchcraft” as a new paradigm for theology, a Peruvian author has claimed.  Julio Loredo, author of Liberation Theology, a life jacket for the poor made of lead [Teologia della liberazione. Un salvagente di piombo per i poveri (Cantagalli,

They’re Saying It…

Crux, the well-known American Catholic online newspaper, has published a long article signed by Christopher White, which deserves some comment. Beginning with its title, “Catholic reactionary group raising its profile ahead of Amazon synod” the article takes issue with “a network of far-right groups in Brazil … with a long history of opposing Vatican II

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

Leonardo Boff

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