- Jul 15, 2020
A leader of the Rosebud Sioux Tribe has accused the Church of taking part in the most “tragic genocide, ecocide and ethnocide the human history can remember” against the indigenous peoples of the Americas.
It’s admittedly a bit of a discordant note in a synod of bishops in which the Church’s social gospel, focused on the poor, the climate and the indigenous people of the region, is a touchstone, but one prelate taking part says the point of departure really shouldn’t be the slums of the Amazon but the person of Christ.
Once again the Synod of Bishops for the Amazon pondered the idea of married priests Tuesday, with one prelate saying the issue is being studied from different perspectives, including that of Church doctrine.
A shirtless protest in front of one of the world’s largest cathedrals. A discredited papal representative heading to Portugal from Chile acknowledges failures in responding to allegations of clerical sexual abuse. And as murder rates continue to rise, a Mexican cardinal says that killing cannot be the solution to conflict.
While the Catholic Church has made strides to include the voice of women, especially in the Synod of Bishops for the Amazon, women should be included among synod voting members and in church leadership positions, a German theologian said.
Catholics should admit their crimes against nature in confession, according to one prelate at the Vatican’s ongoing summit on the Amazon region.