Tag: Synod of Bishops

Christians must shun self-worship, pope says at synod’s final Mass

Christians must shun self-worship, pope says at synod’s final Mass

| Barbara J. Fraser | October 28, 2019 | 0 Comments

Poor people from the Amazon have shown that God’s creation must be treated “not as a resource to be exploited but as a home to be preserved, with trust in God,” Pope Francis said.

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Synod document: New ministries can serve evangelization in Amazon

Synod document: New ministries can serve evangelization in Amazon

| Junno Arocho Esteves | October 26, 2019 | 0 Comments

To proclaim the Gospel message of hope, the Catholic Church in the Amazon must open new paths of evangelization in the region, including by instituting new ministries for lay men and women, the Synod of Bishops said.

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Synod calls for more Church roles for women, but stops short of diaconate

Synod calls for more Church roles for women, but stops short of diaconate

| Cindy Wooden | October 26, 2019 | 0 Comments

Members of the Synod of Bishops for the Amazon asked that women be given leadership roles in the Catholic Church, although they stopped short of calling for women deacons.

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Cardinal talks about listening at the synod, being loyal to the pope

Cardinal talks about listening at the synod, being loyal to the pope

| Cindy Wooden | October 22, 2019 | 0 Comments

Austrian Cardinal Christoph Schonborn of Vienna said that as a European member of the Synod of Bishops for the Amazon, his first task is to listen and his second task is to examine ways his lifestyle and that of his community contribute to the suffering of the Amazonian people.

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‘Loving neighbor as yourself implies caring for earth,’ theologian says

‘Loving neighbor as yourself implies caring for earth,’ theologian says

| Barbara J. Fraser | October 21, 2019 | 0 Comments

The Synod of Bishops for the Amazon is calling Catholics to an ecological conversion in their personal lives and in the Church throughout the world, a theologian participating in the synod said.

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From sidewalk weeds to Amazon waterways, the wonders of creation abound

From sidewalk weeds to Amazon waterways, the wonders of creation abound

| Barbara J. Fraser | October 21, 2019 | 0 Comments

The forests, rivers and swamps of the Amazon basin do many things. They lock away carbon and methane, two key greenhouse gases. They produce half of the rain that falls over the region. They are a source of timber, fruit and medicines.

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Thieves steal statues used at synod prayer, throw them in the river

Thieves steal statues used at synod prayer, throw them in the river

| Cindy Wooden | October 21, 2019 | 0 Comments

Two men entered a Catholic Church near the Vatican early Oct. 21 and stole copies of a statue of a pregnant woman that had been a centerpiece of several prayer services connected to the Synod of Bishops for the Amazon.

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Development proposals at synod raise questions about indigenous rights

Development proposals at synod raise questions about indigenous rights

| Barbara J. Fraser | October 17, 2019 | 0 Comments

Proposals for Amazonian development made by well-known observers at the Synod of Bishops for the Amazon could conflict with the expectations of indigenous people unless they are included in decision-making, some synod participants said.

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U.S. bishops speak at synod for the Amazon

U.S. bishops speak at synod for the Amazon

| Carol Glatz | October 15, 2019 | 0 Comments

The Synod of Bishops for the Amazon is not a “referendum” on priestly celibacy; it is looking for ways to provide for the sacramental life and formation of the people there, U.S. Cardinal Sean P. O’Malley of Boston said.

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Indigenous bring needed diversity of expression to synod, speakers say

Indigenous bring needed diversity of expression to synod, speakers say

| Carol Glatz | October 8, 2019 | 0 Comments

People in Western countries need to see the different cultural expressions of faith that exist in other parts of the world, said some participants at the Synod of Bishops for the Amazon.

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Cardinal Baldisseri explains who’s at Amazon synod, how it works

Cardinal Baldisseri explains who’s at Amazon synod, how it works

| Cindy Wooden | October 8, 2019 | 0 Comments

While the Synod of Bishops for the Amazon is focused on one small, but important geographical area, the issues involved impact the universal Catholic Church, said Cardinal Lorenzo Baldisseri, secretary-general of the Synod of Bishops.

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Synod is a time to listen, discern, not despise, pope says

Synod is a time to listen, discern, not despise, pope says

| Junno Arocho Esteves | October 7, 2019 | 0 Comments

The Synod of Bishops for the Amazon is a time of reflection, dialogue and listening to the needs and sufferings of indigenous people, Pope Francis said.

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