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The Synod Fathers Speak 2: Christ Enters

The “short” document is online is here, in English. We’re taking a few paragraphs a day from it. The fourth sets the stage for a series of challenges that follow: We offer you the words of Christ: “Behold, I stand at … Continue reading

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Aparecida 85-86 — The Amazon

The Amazon basin is one of the most ecologically rich regions of the earth and has been called the “lungs of the earth.” However, as the bishops note in paragraph 85, citing Pope Benedict XVI, the devastation wreaked on the … Continue reading

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The Synod Fathers Speak 1

The final “small” document from the extraordinary synod is out, in English.  Another, longer form, is due out later. That presumably will contain “proper” language on this and that. I found the small version heartening and appropriate. Leading off with … Continue reading

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Aparecida 83 – 84 – Biodiversity and Native Peoples

As the bishops analyze the reality facing the Church, they turn to issues related to the environment, but in a very different manner than Western approaches. First of all, in paragraph 83, they relate the question of bio-diversities to the … Continue reading

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The Jan Brady of Luke 15

Foment, perhaps torment, about the synod continues today. One place online quoted someone who said that three-fourths of the bishops opposed the mid-meeting document that got people into an eruption. Of course, the usual blame was laid at the feet … Continue reading

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Aparecida 82 – Regional Cooperation

The bishops close the section on the socio-political dimension they note the efforts for regional cooperation in paragraph 82: In Latin America and the Caribbean there is a growing desire for regional integration through multilateral agreements, involving a growing number … Continue reading

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On A Truce

Bishop Robert Lynch, not a favorite with one of our regular commentators here, isn’t likely to be making fans with his recent call for a LCWR/CDF truce: The Church at this moment in time does not need an internecine war … Continue reading

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