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  • In Amazon, without a priest, ‘there is a hole in the family’

    In Amazon, without a priest, ‘there is a hole in the family’

    • Feb 2, 2020

    Catholics who work in the Amazon say members of small, isolated villages believe the church could be more present in their lives if it allowed the ordination of married men — a plan being considered on a limited basis for the Amazon region.

  • Integral ecology: Challenging people to broaden their focus of concern

    Integral ecology: Challenging people to broaden their focus of concern

    • Sep 21, 2019

    Integral ecology — a phrase often used when discussing the Synod of Bishops for the Amazon — highlights not just the interconnectedness that exists among God, humanity and creation, but also recognizes how political, economic, cultural, social and religious values and decisions are interrelated and affect the way people live with one another on the planet and use its resources.

  • Amazon inhabitants hope synod will address lack of priests

    Amazon inhabitants hope synod will address lack of priests

    • Sep 21, 2019

    The upcoming Synod of Bishops for the Amazon will focus on the devastating effects of climate change on the environment and on indigenous communities, but it also will look at ways to meet the spiritual needs of the region’s people.

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