- Apr 13, 2021
According to Mexico’s most important cardinal, the Catholics who stole the small wood statue of a topless pregnant woman and those within the Church who are climate change deniers are the “black sheep” of the 1.3 billion-member family that is the Catholic Church.
The role of women in Church served as the major theme at Wednesday’s Vatican press briefing.
Bolivia’s bishops said Sunday’s presidential poll showed “obvious signs of fraud” and endorsed a runoff vote.
Activists supporting women’s ordination held a prayer vigil along the banks of the Tiber on Tuesday.
An indigenous organization has denounced the theft and destruction of a wooden statue of a naked pregnant woman from a church in Rome on Monday.
Facing what signatories call an “avalanche of consumerism,” 40 bishops pledged Sunday to assume a “happily sober lifestyle, simple and in solidarity with those who have little or nothing; to reduce the production of garbage and the use of plastics, favoring the production and commercialization of agro-ecological products; and using public transport whenever possible.”
Early Sunday morning in Rome, some of the 180 bishops participating in the Oct. 6-27 Synod of Bishops on the Amazon will make a pilgrimage to the Catacombs of Domitilla on the outskirts of Rome to renew a promise by bishops at Vatican II to live like the poor.
One of the few indigenous priests participating in this month’s Synod of Bishops on the Amazon has weighed in on the issue of celibacy, saying it is a virtue everyone can live, but refrained from offering an opinion on the debate surrounding married priests in the Amazon.