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  • [Catholic Causus] Defrocked Priest Is the Primary Influence of Amazon Synod

    08/15/2019 9:58:26 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 2 replies
    Gloria TV ^ | August 15, 2019 | Gloria TV
    [Catholic Caucus] Defrocked Priest Is the Primary Influence of Amazon Synod … Defrocked Priest Is the Primary Influence of Amazon Synod The laicized Franciscan priest Leonardo Boff is the primary source of inspiration upon the working document of the upcoming Amazon Synod. The title of Boff’s book "Cry of the Earth, Cry of the Poor" is even a subheading in the Synod document. Boff is also widely quoted in other parts of the document. Roberto de Mattei calls Boff the reference “theologian” of the document. Monsignor Nicola Bux thinks that Boff was an advisor for the document. Boff as a...
  • [Barf Alert] In Colombia, bishops, religious listen to Amazonians before synod

    08/15/2019 8:23:34 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 4 replies
    National Catholic Reporter ^ | August 15, 2019 | Manuel Rueda
    In Colombia, bishops, religious listen to Amazonians before synod Isidoro Jajoy, a shaman from Colombia's Inga tribe, blesses people in Bogota Aug. 14, 2019, during a preparatory meeting for the October Synod of Bishops for the Amazon. (CNS/Manuel Rueda) Bogota, Columbia — Bishops, nuns, priests and residents of the Amazon basin met in Colombia's capital city in mid-August to prepare for a special Synod of Bishops for the Amazon this fall at the Vatican. The meeting gave bishops who will be attending the synod a chance to develop proposals and listen to residents of the Amazon region, before they head...
  • [Catholic Caucus] Swiss bishop warns against ‘destruction of the priesthood and ...

    08/06/2019 12:50:07 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 3 replies
    LifeSite News ^ | August 6, 2019 | Maike Hickson
    [Catholic Caucus] Swiss bishop warns against ‘destruction of the priesthood and of the sacred character of the Church’ August 6, 2019 (LifeSiteNews) – Bishop Marian Eleganti, the auxiliary bishop of Chur, Switzerland, delivered a video message on his Kath.net blog defending the sacred character of the priesthood, which is not a “profession like any other.” Eleganti points out that the mission of the priest is threefold: “to govern, to preach, and to sanctify.” Any attempt at separating these three offices of the priesthood, he adds, would lead to “the destruction of the priesthood and of the sacred character of...
  • [Catholic Caucus] What Benedict XVI Would Say To the Synod For the Amazon

    08/05/2019 7:09:34 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 4 replies
    L'Espresso ^ | August 5, 2019 | Sandro Magister
    [Catholic Caucus] What Benedict XVI Would Say To the Synod For the Amazon The forward march toward the synod for the Amazon is increasingly construed as a pitched battle with its epicenter in Germany and with very high stakes: the essence of Jesus' mission, and therefore of the Church as well.Of German language and stock, in fact, are the leaders of both formations. On one side Cardinal Cláudio Hummes and Bishop Erwin Kräutler, the biggest promoters of the synod. On the other cardinals Gerhard Müller and Walter Brandmüller, very severe critics of how the assembly has been set up. With...
  • [Catholic Caucus] Viganò: ‘Christ is Absent’ From Amazon Synod Working Document

    08/01/2019 2:57:59 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 3 replies
    Church Militant ^ | August 1, 2019 | Stephen Wynne
    [Catholic Caucus] Viganò: ‘Christ is Absent’ From Amazon Synod Working Document Warns Instrumentum Laboris reflects 'post-Christian Catholic theology' ROME (ChurchMilitant.com) - Archbishop Carlo Maria Viganò is sounding alarm over the upcoming Amazon Synod. Speaking to Dr. Robert Moynihan, founder and editor-in-chief of Inside the Vatican, Abp. Viganò said earlier this week that the Instrumentum Laboris — the synod's working document — is an alarming sign that post-Christian ideology is gathering strength inside the Church. "Where is the Christian message here?" he asked. "In fact, the figure of Christ is absent. The Synod working document testifies to the emergence of a post-Christian Catholic theology,...
  • What might a truly Catholic Amazon Synod look like?

    08/01/2019 9:50:23 AM PDT · by ebb tide · 2 replies
    The Catholic Thing ^ | July 29, 2019 | Robert Royal
    What might a truly Catholic Amazon Synod look like? July 29, 2019 (The Catholic Thing) — On Friday, Cardinal Gerhard Mueller — former head of the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith (CDF) — published a second commentary on the Synod for the Amazon, to be held in Rome this October. It follows an earlier critique of his, both of them blistering about the radical nature of what is largely a German "paradigm," not only for the rainforests of South America, but for the whole Church. The good Cardinal begins by noting something that has been widely reported but not...
  • [Catholic Caucus] Müller Strikes Again: Amazon Synod Will Turn Church Upside Down

    07/27/2019 5:43:46 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 3 replies
    Gloria TV ^ | July 27, 2019 | Gloria TV
    [Catholic Caucus] Müller Strikes Again: Amazon Synod Will Turn Church Upside Down The Synodal Process of the German bishops is about changing the priesthood into a system of well-paid, preferably female functionaries.This is Cardinal Gerhard Müller's assessment in another ten page statement (July 26) published on LifeSiteNews.com.Müller wonders why the “desolate” German Church feels called to be a model for the rest of the Church, pointing out that the protagonists of both, the German Synodal Process and the Amazon synod are “nearly identical."They are a “wrecking ball“ and “financially and organizationally connected“ by way of the rich relief agencies of...
  • [Catholic Caucus] Cardinal Barreto: A Surprise (perhaps) Now Explained

    07/26/2019 10:45:12 AM PDT · by ebb tide · 4 replies
    4Christum.blogspot ^ | July 24, 2019 | Julio Loredo de Izcue
    [Catholic Caucus] Cardinal Barreto: A Surprise (perhaps) Now Explained The nomination as cardinal of the Most Rev. Pedro Barreto Jimeno, Archbishop of Huancayo, Peru, in May 2018, was a capital surprise. Some compared it to a small atomic bomb. Indeed, Peru has always had only one cardinal, that of the primatial see of Lima, the country’s capital, which thus became a point of reference for the Church at the national level. Other seats such as Arequipa, Trujillo and Cusco could have aspired to this honor, given their historical and cultural importance. With all due respect to its citizens, certainly not...
  • [Catholic Caucus] Retired bishop of Amazon's most sprawling diocese defends synod

    07/25/2019 7:45:02 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 1 replies
    La Croix ^ | Christa Pongratz-Lippitt, Vienna Robert Mickens, Rome
    [Catholic Caucus] Retired bishop of Amazon's most sprawling diocese defends synod Erwin Kräutler, 80, says women, as well as married men, should be eligible for priesthood Emeritus Bishop Erwin Kräutler received the Right Livelihood Award in 2010 for opposing the controversial Bel Monte Dam. Photo: Right Livelihood AwardsThe Synod of Bishops' special assembly for the Pan-Amazon Region, which is set to take place next October at the Vatican, will be not be derailed by those who have harshly criticized the assembly's working document (Instrumentum Laboris).That's the promise of Bishop Erwin Kräutler, an Austrian-born Precious Blood Missionary who has spent most of...
  • [Cath Cauc] The Vatican’s Supervisor of Religious Life Declares: Pope Francis Wants Married Priests

    07/24/2019 1:44:37 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 11 replies
    Fatima Perspectives ^ | July 23, 2019 | Christopher Ferrara
    [Catholic Caucus] The Vatican’s Supervisor of Religious Life Declares: Pope Francis Wants Married Priests Pictured above [center] is Cardinal João Braz de Aviz, Prefect of the Congregation for Institutes of Consecrated Life and Societies of Apostolic Life. This photograph of a “Prince of the Church” speaks louder than a thousand words on the shambles to which religious life in the Church has been reduced since Vatican II.At any rate, as LifeSiteNews reports, Braz has just admitted — is anyone really surprised? — that “it was Pope Francis who directed that bishops at the upcoming Amazon Synod discuss ordaining married men...
  • [Catholic Caucus] Amazon Synod is a ploy for ‘radical re-structuring’ of Church: Dubia cardinal

    07/24/2019 8:32:13 AM PDT · by ebb tide · 4 replies
    LifeSite News ^ | July 23, 2019 | Maike Hickson
    [Catholic Caucus] Amazon Synod is a ploy for ‘radical re-structuring’ of Church: Dubia cardinal July 23, 2019 (LifeSiteNews) – Cardinal Walter Brandmüller – one of the two remaining dubia cardinals – published today in the German newspaper Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung a critique of Professor Hubert Wolf's public and strong attempt at undermining priestly celibacy.  Professor Wolf is a German church historian and one of the participants of the private and unannounced pre-Amazon Synod June 26 meeting in Rome which called for female deacons and for married priests. Shortly after this meeting, he gave an interview on July 18, in which he claims...
  • [Catholic Caucus] Announcing the ROUNDTABLE at the eve of the Pan-Amazon Synod

    07/22/2019 2:41:48 PM PDT · by ebb tide
    Voice of the Family ^ | July 22, 2019 | VOTF
    [Catholic Caucus] Announcing the ROUNDTABLE at the eve of the Pan-Amazon Synod ROUNDTABLE: Our Church – reformed or deformed? Voice of the Family will be hosting a roundtable discussion to address critical questions for the Church and for the family at the eve of the Synod of Bishops for the Pan-Amazon region, to be held in October 2019 in Rome. WHAT IS AT STAKE AT THE UPCOMING SYNOD OF BISHOPS? Voice of the Family was formed to assist bishops to uphold the Church’s teaching on the family at the synods on the family (2014-2015). During the course of the two family...
  • [Catholic Caucus] Bishop Schneider, Church Leaders Slam Amazon Synod as ‘Ideological’ Tool

    07/20/2019 5:27:45 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 2 replies
    Church Militant ^ | July 19, 2019
    [Catholic Caucus] Bishop Schneider, Church Leaders Slam Amazon Synod as ‘Ideological’ Tool Calls for institution of eucharistic adoration 'in all of Amazonia' VATICAN CITY (ChurchMilitant.com) - Bishop Athanasius Schneider has joined a growing chorus of Catholic voices troubled over the upcoming Amazon Synod in Rome. In an essay for Austrian website kath.net on Wednesday, the auxiliary bishop of Astana, Kazakhstan slammed proponents of a married Amazonian clergy as tricksters attempting to deny the peoples of the South American interior "the ability to sacrifice priests to the Church from their midst." Turning to the Spirit of the World "For two thousand years, all peoples,...
  • [Cath Cauc] Vatican religious life chief: Pope wants priestly celibacy questioned at Amazon Synod

    07/19/2019 8:04:17 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 6 replies
    LifeSite News ^ | July 19, 2019 | Martin M. Barillas
    [Catholic Caucus] Vatican religious life chief: Pope wants priestly celibacy questioned at Amazon Synod ASUNCION, Paraguay, July 19, 2019 (LifeSiteNews) — Cardinal João Braz de Aviz, prefect of the Congregation for Institutes of Consecrated Life and Societies of Apostolic Life, said it was Pope Francis who directed that bishops at the upcoming Amazon Synod discuss ordaining married men to the priesthood.  In a July 10 interview with Paraguay’s ABC Color daily, Cardinal Braz referred to the drop in priestly vocations in Europe and elsewhere, despite growth in Africa and Asia. Regarding the disparity, he said it was Pope Francis...
  • Bishop Schneider: Pope Francis has ‘strict duty’ to reaffirm priestly celibacy ...

    07/19/2019 8:16:35 AM PDT · by ebb tide · 18 replies
    LifeSite News ^ | July 19, 2019 | Maike Hickson
    Bishop Schneider: Pope Francis has ‘strict duty’ to reaffirm priestly celibacy at Amazon Synod July 18, 2019 (LifeSiteNews) – Bishop Athanasius Schneider, the Auxiliary Bishop of Astana, Kazakhstan, has stated that Pope Francis has a "strict duty, as given to him by God" to uphold the "apostolic inheritance of priestly celibacy" at the upcoming Amazon Synod and to pass on this inheritance "to his own successor and to the next generation." "He may not support in the slightest way – by silence or by an ambiguous conduct – the obviously Gnostic and naturalistic contents of parts of the Instrumentum...
  • Theologian: Amazon Synod attempting to ‘demolish’ the Church from within

    07/18/2019 7:18:46 AM PDT · by ebb tide · 7 replies
    LifeSite News ^ | July 17, 2019 | Diane Montagna
    Theologian: Amazon Synod attempting to ‘demolish’ the Church from within ROME, July 17, 2019 (LifeSiteNews) — Another respected theologian is sounding the alarm on the upcoming Amazon Synod, saying it is an attempt to “create another church” by “demolishing” the true Church from within. Monsignor Nicola Bux, a theologian and former consulter to the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith during Benedict XVI’s pontificate, said in a recent interview that “what we are facing is an the attempt to genetically modify the Church.”  Asked why he believes the working document [Instrumentum laboris] for the upcoming synod has been so...
  • Benedictine theologian calls Amazon Synod working doc ‘biodegradable Christianity’ in ... critique

    07/10/2019 2:40:30 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 7 replies
    LifeSite News ^ | July 10, 2019 | Diane Montagna
    Benedictine theologian calls Amazon Synod working doc ‘biodegradable Christianity’ in searing new critique ROME, July 10, 2019 (LifeSiteNews) — A Benedictine theologian has joined the chorus of voices criticizing the working document of the upcoming Synod of Bishops on the Amazon, calling it “biodegradable Christianity.” In an analysis published by Italian journalist Aldo Maria Valli on July 2, Dom Giulio Meiattini, a monk of the abbey of Madonna della Scala in the southern Italian province of Bari, said the Instrumentum laboris proposes and contains nothing less than a “reversal” of the “very idea of Church and Christian faith.” “The Person of Christ and His Gospel disappear; they...
  • STOP THE SHAMAZON SYNOD

    07/08/2019 6:21:40 AM PDT · by ebb tide · 13 replies
    The Remnant Newspaper ^ | July 5, 2019 | Michael Matt
    STOP THE SHAMAZON SYNOD He came in like a wrecking ball... The Amazon Synod is widely being recognized, among serious people, for the patronizing, liberal sanctification of indigenous religions that it is. Brussels and the Vatican are using the Amazon region as the laboratory for religious experimentation which promises to alter and deface the Bride of Christ beyond recognition. Germany's pro-LGBT Bishop Franz-Josef Overback stated proudly: [The Synod] will bring the Church to a point of no return," after which "nothing will be as it was." Just so! In fact, the Shamazon Synod is nothing less than the Vatican's formal...
  • The Final Skirmish of the Final Battle?

    06/29/2019 7:40:17 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 85 replies
    Fatima Perspectives ^ | June 28, 2019 | Chris Ferrara
    The Final Skirmish of the Final Battle? Finally, a Prince of the Church has had the courage to denounce the Instrumentum Laboris (IL) for the upcoming “Pan-Amazon Synod” for what it is: “heretical” and “an attack on the foundations of the Faith.”  The threat goes far beyond even the obvious conspiracy to use the supposed scarcity of priests in the vast but sparely populated tropical forests of the region as a pretext to introduce both married priests and some sort of female “deacon” into the life of the Church.In an interview published by LifeSiteNews, Cardinal Walter Brandmüller, one of the...
  • The ‘Amazon Synod’: The Latest Outrage for Faithful Catholics

    06/26/2019 5:33:44 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 6 replies
    The Stream ^ | June 26, 2019 | John Zmirak
    The ‘Amazon Synod’: The Latest Outrage for Faithful Catholics Like most Catholics and many Christians, I’ve found the phenomenon of Pope Francis deeply puzzling. His reign has been weird from the very outset. First, Pope Benedict resigns for murky reasons, not long after getting a phone-book-size report on gay shenanigans inside the Vatican. That report never sees the light of day. The night Pope Benedict resigns — the first papal abdication in more than 500 years — St. Peter’s gets struck by lightning.Then the cardinals elect a man most of them don’t know. An obscure bishop from Argentina disliked by...