In the Amazon Married Deacons Are Already Saying Mass. And the Pope Knows It

For a few days a video has been circulating on the web in which an Italian priest of the highest rank, among those closest to Jorge Mario Bergoglio, says that in the Amazon the celebration of the Mass by married deacons is already a de facto reality, authorized by the local bishops. And Pope Francis,

The Synod of Great Ruptures

The “new civilization,” dreamed up by the organizers of the Amazon Synod, rejects the city, preferring the jungle; rejects politics, preferring ecology; rejects the law, preferring the primitive situation of indigenous tribes. Cardinal Walter Brandmüller has described the Synod’s working document as “heretical” and “apostate,” and it breaks with the traditional teaching of the Church

Amazon Synod: Off to a Bad Start

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The Synod on the Amazon will be held in October 2019 under the title “Amazonia: New Paths for the Church and for an Integral Ecology”. Reading its preparatory document dated June 8, 2018, one is struck by its praise of the culture of indigenous peoples and even wonders if it was ever necessary to evangelize

Pope Francis’s Green Friends

“Show me who your friends are and I will tell you who you are.”  Laudato Si, Pope Francis’s encyclical published on June 18, 2015, marked a paradigm shift in the Vatican’s treatment of environmental issues. Among left-wing activists and politicians, it put the Vatican on the map of organizations promoting “green” ideology. In the mainstream