Pachamama and the Gods of Ancient Greece. The Lesson of Paul in Athens

The synod for the Amazon has been filed away, but the “scandal” that accompanied its unfolding is far from being healed. Generating this “sign of contradiction” was Pope Francis himself, at first on October 4 in the Vatican Gardens, by attending prostrations in front of unidentified objects of worship including a wooden statuette of a

Married Priests? Yes, But in Perfect Continence. The Lesson of the Church’s First Centuries

Fr. Thomas Michelet

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

From Words to Deeds. The Six Points On Which the Post-Synodal Exhortation Is Already Written

With the synod for the Amazon filed away, the anticipation is now over what Pope Francis will decide, on the basis of the votes delivered to him in the final document. To judge by the improvised speech in Spanish that Jorge Mario Bergoglio gave in the synod hall at the end of the sessions, on the afternoon of