Posts Tagged ‘Pan Amazon synod’

Indigenous-rite ceremonies could enhance liturgy

Thursday, October 17th, 2019

One proposal at the Pan-Amazon Synod is for indigenous- or Amazonian-rite ceremonies to be used to enhance and enrich the liturgy. Cultural signs and gestures could be incorporated into the liturgy without changing what is essential for Catholics, bishops say. Bishop Rafael Escudero Lopez-Brea of Peru, says this suggestion isn’t about Catholics asking for a Read more

Opponents of the pan-Amazon synod discard Catholic social doctrine

Thursday, July 11th, 2019

Much has been made in Catholic circles about the working document for the synod of bishops scheduled for this fall, currently titled “The Amazon: New Paths for the Church and for Integral Ecology.” One of the most important critics of the agenda set out in the instrumentum laboris is German Cardinal Walter Brandmüller, who has Read more

Preparing for the Synod on Amazon: An interview with Cardinal Claudio Hummes

Monday, July 1st, 2019

On October 15, 2017, Pope Francis announced a Special Synod on the Pan-Amazon Region to take place in Rome. Its main objective is to “find new paths for the evangelization of that portion of the people of God, particularly the indigenous people who are often forgotten and often face a bleak future due to the Read more