Let the Amazon Learn From China, Where the Church Flourished With Very Few Missionaries. Celibate

The mantra with which the proponents of married priests justify their demand is the irreversible shortage of celibate priests in regions with small communities scattered over remote places, like the Amazon or the islands of the Pacific. It must be guaranteed – they say – that the celebration of the Mass is offered to all

The Pan-Amazon Synod and Vatican Contradictions: Yes to China, No to Brazil

The contradictions of Vatican policy become more pronounced as the Pan-Amazon Synod draws near. As the Brazilian daily O Estado de S. Paulo reported, “The Vatican has vetoed the participation of incumbent politicians in the Synod, denying a request by the Brazilian government, which is the main interested party in the discussions as most of