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Amazon Synod attacks fossil fuels, plastics, Western eating habits
Vatican veers near enthusiasm for blood and soil

Pachamamma idols in Rome: "theology with an Amazonian face" (Photo from Catholic World Report) The Vatican’s Amazon Synod is done. But its mischief lives on in the ideological distortions of its final document, “Amazonia: New Ways For The Church

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Amazon Synod attacks fossil fuels, plastics, Western eating habits
Vatican veers near enthusiasm for blood and soil
2019-12-13T15:21:27-08:00

Pope Benedict XVI “the deepest thinker”
So says filmmaker Werner Herzog

Benedict XVI at the German Bundestag in 2011 Werner Herzog, the well-known film director and film legend [Aguirre, the Wrath of God (1972), Nosferatu the Vampyre (1978), Fitzcarraldo (1982)], praised Benedict XVI in a December 7 interview with German

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Pope Benedict XVI “the deepest thinker”
So says filmmaker Werner Herzog
2019-12-11T10:28:15-08:00

Peter’s Pence money ends up behind Elton John biopic
What were Vatican officials thinking?

From Rocketman trailer A fund in which the Vatican’s Secretariat of State has invested tens of millions of euros has links to two Swiss banks investigated or implicated in bribery and money laundering scandals involving more than one billion

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Peter’s Pence money ends up behind Elton John biopic
What were Vatican officials thinking?
2019-12-09T13:16:41-08:00

Cardinal Zen blunt on Vatican secretaries of state
Cardinal Jozef Tomko was effective

Cardinal Zen: Pope "doesn’t answer my letters." (Photo from AsiaNews.it) Cardinal Joseph Zen has described Vatican policy toward China as “terrible, terrible, terrible” in a new interview. Cardinal Zen said that he strongly suspects that a diplomatic agreement between

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Cardinal Zen blunt on Vatican secretaries of state
Cardinal Jozef Tomko was effective
2019-12-06T10:07:03-08:00

Bergoglio, the young Peronist
Retired bishop Gracida cites Sandro Magister on pope's closeness to Bolivian ex-president Morales

Evo Morales presents Pope Francis with crucifix on hammer and sickle, 2015. (Photo from NBC News) In Argentina, the student and labor uprisings flared up shortly after those in Paris or Los Angeles, in 1969, the year in which

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Bergoglio, the young Peronist
Retired bishop Gracida cites Sandro Magister on pope's closeness to Bolivian ex-president Morales
2019-11-15T12:11:23-08:00

Papal nuncio lectures U.S. bishops
Adopting missionary impulse is barometer of communion with the pope

The apostolic nuncio to the United States told the nation’s bishops that their commitment to evangelization is the measure of their communion with Pope Francis. Archbishop Christoph Pierre addressed the bishops during the opening session of the USCCB general

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Papal nuncio lectures U.S. bishops
Adopting missionary impulse is barometer of communion with the pope
2019-11-12T09:23:24-08:00

Former papal nuncio Vigano goes after Pachamama
Watch video of man who tossed idol into the Tiber

Archbishop Carlo Maria Viganò is urging the re-consecration of St. Peter’s Basilica, in light of what he calls “the appalling idolatrous profanations” that have been committed in its walls through the veneration of the Pachamama statue. In a Nov. 6

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Former papal nuncio Vigano goes after Pachamama
Watch video of man who tossed idol into the Tiber
2019-11-08T07:17:29-08:00

Who’s in favor of women deacons?
In first for a U.S. bishop, San Diego's Robert McElroy declares himself sympathetic to the idea

San Diego Bishop Robert McElroy said he supports allowing women to serve as deacons in the Catholic Church, in what appears as the first such public disclosure of a U.S. prelate since Pope Francis reopened consideration of the history

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Who’s in favor of women deacons?
In first for a U.S. bishop, San Diego's Robert McElroy declares himself sympathetic to the idea
2019-10-29T14:46:33-07:00

Not a surprise
Recommendation to allow married priests passes Amazon Synod by vote of 128-41

The meeting for the Synod of Bishops for the Pan-Amazonian region has approved a final document which calls for the ordination of married men as priests and for women to be considered for diaconal ordination. One of the document’s

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Not a surprise
Recommendation to allow married priests passes Amazon Synod by vote of 128-41
2019-10-28T07:50:01-07:00