Benedict XVI and Cardinal Sarah answer Amazon doubts on celibacy
Ignatius Press: book due to ship Feb. 20

From book cover. $16.96 if ordered online, Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI and Cardinal Robert Sarah, prefect of the Congregation for Divine Worship, have co-authored a book on the crisis in the Church and on priestly ministry. From the

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2020-01-13T10:19:32-08:00January 13th, 2020|Categories: Priesthood|Tags: , , |10 Comments

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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2019-12-13T15:21:27-08:00December 14th, 2019|Categories: Vatican News|Tags: , , |22 Comments

Bishop McElroy brings Amazon to the U.S.
A "bunker mentality has arisen"

On November 6, San Diego Bishop Robert McElroy delivered the MacTaggart Lecture at St. Mary’s University in San Antonio, Texas. In his talk, entitled “Rekindle the Fire,” Bishop McElroy discusses his experience attending the recent Pan-Amazon Regional Synod in Rome

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2019-11-11T01:31:16-08:00November 11th, 2019|Categories: Bishops and church leaders|Tags: , |23 Comments

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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2019-10-28T07:50:01-07:00October 28th, 2019|Categories: Vatican News|Tags: |17 Comments

Who said it is the Virgin Mary?
Amazon synod spokesman says wooden figure of nude pregnant woman present at synod-related events is not the Virgin Mary: "It is an indigenous woman who represents life”

Fr. Giacomo Costa, a communications official for the Amazon synod, said Wednesday a wooden figure of a nude pregnant woman, which has been present at events related to the synod, is not the Virgin Mary, but is instead a

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2019-10-16T14:22:00-07:00October 16th, 2019|Categories: Vatican News|Tags: |16 Comments

Cardinal Mueller responds to Amazon Synod document
Wrote a 7-page analysis citing, among other things, a 'false teaching' on revelation

That the working document for October’s Synod of Bishops calls the Amazon region a source of revelation is a “false teaching,” Cardinal Gerhard Mueller said Tuesday. If in the Instrumentum laboris of the Amazon synod, which will take place in October,

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2019-07-17T13:46:28-07:00July 17th, 2019|Categories: Bishops and church leaders|Tags: , |4 Comments