Cardinal Camillo Ruini: “In the Amazon, and also in other parts of the world, there is a serious shortage of priests, and Christian communities often remain deprived of the Mass,” Ruini, who was Vicar General of Rome from 1991 to 2008, said in a Nov. 3 interview with Italian daily Corriere della Sera. “It is
Thomas Michelet, a Dominican, teaches theology in Rome at the Pontifical University of Saint Thomas Aquinas, “Angelicum.” He did not take part in the synod for the Amazon, but he followed its discussions, in particular on the ordination of married men to the priesthood. He does not declare himself either for or against. But he
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 synod for the Amazon ended its work today, October 26, with a point-by-point vote on the concluding document. But this document has no normative effect whatsoever. It was simply handed over to Pope Francis so that he may decide what is to be done, and write it in a post-synodal exhortation expected in the