“Nothing Great Is Done Suddenly”

The ceremony held in the Vatican gardens in the presence of Pope Francis, in which a naked and pregnant woman was venerated, with ritual dances typical of the pagan Amazonian peoples, had a huge worldwide impact. No wonder. How should the faithful understand such religious syncretism? How can one understand Pope Francis’ approval of all

“De-growth” — From Theory to Practice¹ (VIII)

Introduction The unrelenting praise of the organizers of the coming Amazon Synod’s for the rudimentary production system of that region’s indigenous people gives rise to a  question: Does this praise include a condemnation of human progress? If so, what is the doctrine underpinning this condemnation? What does “de-growth” mean? These are the topics we will

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

Lorenzini,_Kena_-FILSA_2016_fRF03

What Will Happen When Ecofeminist Theologians Teach Amazonian Tribes? In general, pagan peoples who have not known Revelation are marked by customs that contradict morality and good customs, including homosexuality, cannibalism and infanticide. However,  such customs among them lack an ideological justification; they are a fatal consequence of not fighting against the vices of fallen

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

Ivone

“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

Deep Ecology and De-growth

Gaia

I think Saint Augustine is the author of the maxim, “no great thing is created suddenly.” In any case, it is very wise and applies not only to good things but also to harmful ones. Thus, a serious illness normally begins with small symptoms that become increasingly harmful over time. The reader of this page

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

Feminismo

Ecofeminist Theology Promotes a Profound Sexual Revolution One of the aspects of the new “missiology” that stands out is the complete indifference of its adepts regarding nudity in Amazonian tribes. “It will be difficult to find, among anthropologists and missionaries of all time, someone who tried to live inculturation in an indigenous people in a