Note to Vatican Enviro-Boosters: The Amazon Is Pretty Awful

“Gatherers and hunters par excellence.” That phrase from the Amazon Synod’s solemn-sounding Instrumentum Laboris is hard to let go. Its glittering fatuity is the keynote of a Vatican syllabus for a theologized pre-industrial age in communion with “the identity of the cosmos.” A neo-neolithic age. It is impossible to think the bishops believe their own cant. Max Scheler’s

Beware Fake News on Amazon Fires

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The world is crying its heart out for the Amazon. Of course, no sensible person wants that vast and important territory to become a burning torch, devastating the richest source of freshwater on the planet and the largest complex of animal and plant life on earth. The self-proclaimed defenders of nature are directing their fury

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

Will the Upcoming Synod be “Amazonian” or “Masonic”?

The secretive role of the “tucum ring” sect in its preparation After Belgian journalists, Jürgen Mettepenningen and Karim Schelkens revealed, in their biography of Belgian Cardinal Godfried Daneels, the existence of the “Sankt Gallen mafia” – which contributed greatly to the election of Pope Francis – ordinary Catholics became aware of the strength of pressure

5 things the media won’t tell you about the Amazon fires

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[…] Thousands of fires are continually burning across the Earth every day of every year, and they always have. They have an animation of the last 20 years of this data. You won’t see much of a change, except that fires are worse in some areas and better in others from year to year. The map below

From Liberation Theology to Ecofeminist Theology A Revolution Entrenched in the Church (V)

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“Divinities, Rites and Cults” of Ecofeminist Theology The Instrumentum Laboris for the Synod on the Amazon refers in different places to the concept of divinity that indigenous peoples possess and to the rites they employ to worship that divinity and its connections with the earth. We thus find it useful to transcribe below another chapter

Environmental Psychosis and the New Socialism

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The fires that occurred in the Brazilian Amazon region this week attest to the rise of a new world psychosis: environmentalism. And as a solution to this new disease, a universal prescription: stop human growth and development. Let us consider the facts. Since President Bolsonaro took office, earlier this year, international pressure began with concern

Amazon Bishop Condemns the Instrumentum Laboris

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AMAZON MISSIONARY BISHOP: SYNOD PLANS MISS THE REAL PROBLEMS (CNA)A long-time missionary bishop of the Amazon River delta has said that the working document for an upcoming synod of bishops on the region does not address the actual problems faced by the Church in the region. Bishop José Luis Azcona, is the missionary bishop emeritus