Former vicar general of Rome: Ordaining married men in Amazon a ‘wrong choice’

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

Two Synods: One on the Amazon, One in Germany

Two synods are beginning that will have serious consequences for the unity of the Church. The first is called “Amazon Synod,” but it is public knowledge that its organization, funding and participants largely come from the German world. The other “synod” begins on the first Sunday of Advent, that is, December 1. It will take

Man who threw Pachamama idol into Tiber speaks out

The man who tossed the infamous Pachamama statue into the Tiber River has revealed his identity today in a video explaining why he removed the “pagan idol” from Santa Maria in Transpontina church near the Vatican last month. Alexander Tschugguel, 26, of Vienna, Austria, spoke to LifeSite co-founder John-Henry Westen, telling him, “for me, it

Three Errors in the Synod’s Approach

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Facing the Amazon Synod, we need to pay attention in order to avoid making three errors. The first is to consider the Synod, its themes, and the theological approach of the Instrumentum laboris (IL) as deriving from the needs of our times, something which has no previous history and is unaffected by a long period

INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE: Commenting Strictly on the Instrumentum Laboris’ Statements on Climate and Ecology

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Numbers refer to items of the original document. “9. The Amazon River basin and the surrounding tropical forests nourish the soil and regulate, through the recycling of moisture, the cycles of water, energy and carbon at the planetary level. The Amazon River alone sends 15% of the total fresh water of the planet every year into

INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE: Brazil was born under the Southern Cross, under the sign of the Cross

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1nVXAP4PaiI Brazil’s first name was the Land of the Holy Cross; its first monument, a cross; its first public act, a Holy Mass. Pero Vaz de Caminha, scribe of the Fleet of the Order of Christ, sent the King of Portugal, Dom Manuel “The Fortunate”, a letter describing the discovered lands. It ends thus: “The

A New Pact of Catacombs

Shrouded by darkness on the night of Nov. 16, 1965, 42 bishops led by the “red” Abp. Hélder Câmara of Olinda and Recife, Brazil, secretly left the Vatican and met at the Santa Domitilla Catacombs on the edge of Rome. As the curtain fell on Vatican II, they celebrated Mass and signed a secret document

News Release: Let the Bishops Speak About Christ at the Amazon Synod, Not the Blending of Religions

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Rome, October 4, 2019 “The Special Synod for the Pan-Amazon Region is an opportunity for a true revival of the Gospel of Our Lord Jesus Christ and should avoid any temptation of religious syncretism.” The Brazilian Institute Plinio Corrêa de Oliveira has issued this appeal to the Synod Fathers, who will gather in Rome from

Amazon Synod proposing ‘blueprint for a new Church,’ warns Catholic leader

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The guiding documents for the upcoming Amazonian Synod contain “the blueprint for a new Church,” are permeated with “tribalism,” and present “witchcraft” as a new paradigm for theology, a Peruvian author has claimed.  Julio Loredo, author of Liberation Theology, a life jacket for the poor made of lead [Teologia della liberazione. Un salvagente di piombo per i poveri (Cantagalli,