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South America’s Amazon: culturally diverse, globally important

South America’s Amazon: culturally diverse, globally important

| Barbara J. Fraser | July 9, 2019 | 0 Comments

When Pope Francis came face to face with more than 2,000 Amazonian indigenous people in Peru in January 2018, he told them the place where they live is holy ground, and that they and the Amazon region are important to the Catholic Church and the entire world.

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Synod of Bishops on the Amazon document raises possibility of married priests, roles for women

Synod of Bishops on the Amazon document raises possibility of married priests, roles for women

| Junno Arocho Esteves | June 17, 2019 | 0 Comments

The Catholic Church must find ways to reach indigenous Catholics deprived of the sacraments in the most remote areas of the Amazon rainforest, and that may include ordaining married elders, said the working document for the Synod of Bishops on the Amazon.

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Jesuit: Without the Amazon, ‘we all go under’

Jesuit: Without the Amazon, ‘we all go under’

| Rhina Guidos | April 1, 2019 | 0 Comments

At the start of a mid-March gathering at Georgetown University, organizers asked church leaders, activists and members of indigenous communities to think of a person they knew who had worked in defense of the environment and to call out his or her name.

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Vatican volume tracks church statistics

Vatican volume tracks church statistics

| June 21, 2018 | 0 Comments

Pope Francis called for a special Synod of Bishops to focus on the Amazon region not primarily because of the rainforest’s key role in the ecological health of the planet, but mostly because he sees pastoral needs there that require special attention.

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Secondhand books and recycled grace: why stewards share

Secondhand books and recycled grace: why stewards share

| Christina Capecchi | January 20, 2011 | 0 Comments

Nothing feels like a better bargain than a one-cent book, so I always click on Amazon’s used category.

Not only does it save me money, it comes with the added benefit of footprints from a previous reader — marks flagging the sentences that struck someone somewhere, a person who can unknowingly offer me a flashlight for the story ahead.

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