“Nothing Great Is Done Suddenly”

The ceremony held in the Vatican gardens in the presence of Pope Francis, in which a naked and pregnant woman was venerated, with ritual dances typical of the pagan Amazonian peoples, had a huge worldwide impact. No wonder. How should the faithful understand such religious syncretism? How can one understand Pope Francis’ approval of all

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

The Synod of Contradiction: No to Brazil’s Government, Yes to Leftist Politicians

Unfortunately, we Brazilian Catholics are facing yet another contradiction in the policy of Cardinal Hummes, Rapporteur of the Amazon Synod, regarding the Brazilian government. The UOL website reported on October 4 that while “Pope Francis has vetoed the presence of incumbent Brazilian politicians and military leaders” at the Rome Synod, at the same time, the

Three Errors in the Synod’s Approach

A Church with an amazonian face

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

Would the Synod Approve the Nazi Resurrection of Pagan Gods?

The Amazon Synod is fraught with contradictions. The Synod Fathers discuss the Amazon while at the same time vetoing the participation of representatives of the Bolsonaro government. They claim that riverside populations lack religious assistance while forgetting that, in the country’s cities, millions are waiting to hear the preaching of the Gospel. Today, I want

‘A path is open for the ordination of women’ synod bishop claims

A Brazilian bishop has called for the ordination of women to the diaconate for service in the Amazon region. The bishop said that 2009 revisions to canon law could allow for the ordination of women deacons, but a leading canon lawyer in the Vatican has disputed that idea. Bishop Evaristo Pascoal Spengler, OFM leads the

Ford Foundation Funding for Key Synod Participants Discussed Again Today

However, little clarity was provided about the reasons for such funding from the pro-abortion foundation, and its significance was downplayed by synod representatives. Bishop Mário Antônio da Silva with a tucum ring VATICAN CITY — The vice president of the Brazilian bishops’ conference today sought to downplay the fact revealed on Thursday by the Register that a

Reports by Small Working Groups Confirm Concerns About Synod

The Amazon Synod is moving ahead quickly and safely in the direction set by its promoters and organizers. Although with different nuances, the Synod Fathers appear to agree substantially on the proposals to present in the final document. Indeed, the reports by the Small Working Groups delivered to the General Secretary of the Synod, and

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