At a certain point, a pattern becomes clear — only those who wish to close their eyes do not see it. Married priests — and perhaps women deacons — are on the way. The Synod of Bishops on the Pan-Amazon Region comes to a conclusion, with the participants voting on the final report on Saturday.
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
“All the great evils of the world are because of money,” said Claudio Cardinal Hummes upon renewing the “Pact of the Catacombs” in Rome. We ask where Cardinal Hummes was when countless Brazilians took to the streets in huge demonstrations against corruption, greed, and embezzlement of public funds. What did the cardinal, now rapporteur of