Amazon Synod: Leonardo Boff Runs the Show

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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

What Saint Francis’ Economy Was Like (in times of pauperist heresies)

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This second article on the upcoming Assisi Conference of March 2020 (Francis Economy), follows a first piece published in La Verità on May 15th. Today I would like to limit myself to some historical-spiritual considerations. Many varieties of pauperistic heresies developed in the Middle Ages from the 12th to the 13th century, during the time

An Awkward Ally for the Synod’s Organisers

The old saying, “tell me who you are with and I will tell you who you are” has no absolute value for individuals, who may have legitimate reasons to relate to evil people (although that rarely happens). But it does absolutely apply to institutions and initiatives that promote a religious creed or a philosophical or

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