Both the Council and the early post-conciliar Church praised man, discoverer of the laws of history and nature, manipulator of material forces, master of time and conqueror of space, committed to achieving a humanization of nature that ensures peace and the progress of peoples. Instead, the new pastoral care laments man’s insertion in nature, denounces
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
November 30, 1977 PART III “Aggiornate” Missionary Voices Section VIII The Indian, the Only Proprietor Contrary to the hostile position it takes towards private property in contemporary society, updated missiology is extremely covetous of the collective property of the Indian tribes. The native, even when settled in one place, does not develop the land such
The working document for the upcoming Amazonian synod promotes the “most dangerous” form of socialism and is “absolutely unacceptable,” says a European philosopher. In an interview with LifeSite at this year’s Roman Forum Summer Symposium in Gardone Riviera, Italy, Austrian philosopher Professor Thomas Stark said the liberation theology once condemned by the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith under
November 30, 1977 PART III “Aggiornate” Missionary Voices Section VII Striking At Civilization It is understandable that, deviating so profoundly from Catholic missionary tradition, the “updated” missiologists might formulate serious objections against it, as well as against its glorious corollary, the Church’s civilizing action. 30. The Methods of Anchieta and Nobrega Allegedly Caused the Dissolution
PART III “Aggiornate” Missionary Voices Section VI New Catechesis 22. The Indian Cannot Be Considered as Having Undesirable Psychic and Cultural Characteristics. From the “Diretório Indígena” [Indian Directory] developed by the Mission Anchieta, of Mato Grosso, as approved by the CNBB (according to a summary by Jornal do Brasil): The acculturation of the natives… ought to
PART III “Aggiornate” Missionary Voices Section IV Idyllic and “Evangelical” Description of Indian Life The idyllic description of native societies made by the “aggiornati” missionaries, although they defend themselves against this, brings to mind the myth of the “noble savage” with which Rousseau charmed, excited, and inflamed France near the end of the XVIII Century.