Posts Tagged ‘Querida Amazonia’

Amazon bishop ‘disappointed’ by synod outcome

Monday, May 17th, 2021

A prominent bishop in the Brazilian Amazon has said there is marked disappointment in the region over the post-synodal Apostolic Exhortation Querida Amazonia. Erwin Kräutler, the bishop emeritus of Xingu in the Brazilian Amazon, expressed concern that not a word was said about opening up the Sacrament of Holy Orders to married men and ordaining Read more

It is time to ask, formally, for married priests and woman deacons

Monday, February 24th, 2020
married priests

Pope Francis’ post-synodal apostolic exhortation is only the beginning of the story. As church conservatives and progressives take to the internet and supposed neutral writers enter their own spins, everyone is forgetting about the forest and the trees. It is about the Amazon Basin, not about married priests or women deacons. Except it is. There Read more

Querida Amazonia: A Reflection

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

Pope Francis, neither yes nor not to married priests

Monday, February 17th, 2020
Climate change

It was disappointing but not a surprise that Pope Francis decided not to respond to the Amazon synod’s recommendation that the Catholic Church ordain mature, married men to make up for the huge shortage of priests in the Amazon region. Francis did not say yes to married priests, but neither did he really say no. Read more

Five takeaways from Querida Amazonia

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

Door still open on married priests, women deacons

Monday, February 17th, 2020

The door is still open on married priests and women deacons. Although Pope Francis’s exhortation on the Amazon bypasses making decisions about women deacons and married priests, there is still room to move, say number of the pope’s close advisors. In the post-synodal apostolic exhortation, Querida Amazonia (Beloved Amazon), Pope Francis released last week , Read more

Pope Francis slams those who exploit Amazon region

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