Posts Tagged ‘Beloved Amazon’

Querida Amazonia: A Reflection Comments 0

Thursday, February 20th, 2020
steve lowe

Pope Francis’ 2015 encyclical letter Laudato si’, on care for our common home, the Earth, continued the tradition of the prophets and of popes before him who have spoken out on global concerns, such as Pope John XXIII’s Pacem in Terris on world peace when the world sat on the knife-edge of nuclear war; and Read more

Five takeaways from Querida Amazonia Comments 0

Monday, February 17th, 2020

Pope Francis has just issued an important document entitled “Querida Amazonia,” or “Beloved Amazon.” It is a post-synodal apostolic exhortation, that is, the Holy Father’s summing up of the Synod of Bishops for the Pan-Amazonian Region, which took place in October of last year. The synod gathered Catholic bishops, clergy, theologians and lay people, including Read more

Pope Francis slams those who exploit Amazon region Comments 0

Thursday, February 13th, 2020

A new document by Pope Francis slams countries and companies exploiting the Amazon region and calls on the Catholic Church to find new paths and methods to minister to its indigenous people. But those new paths do not include the ordination of married men to the priesthood in the region. The document, called “Querida Amazonia” Read more