• Top synod cardinal says critics deserve attention and prayer, but not a veto

    Top synod cardinal says critics deserve attention and prayer, but not a veto

    • Oct 7, 2019

    One of three prelates tapped by Pope Francis as presidents of this month’s Synod of Bishops on the Amazon has urged participants to fear neither forging new paths for evangelization in the region, nor criticism of these novelties, saying critics of the synod’s agenda should be prayed for.

  • Critics accuse Amazon synod of ‘poly-demonism’

    Critics accuse Amazon synod of ‘poly-demonism’

    • Oct 4, 2019

    In the first of many counter-events to this months Synod of Bishops on the Amazon, key critics of Pope Francis blasted him promoting widespread heresy in the Church, saying his agenda for the 3-week gathering is demonic and calling on him to resign.

  • Modern-day ‘suffragettes’ push for voting rights in Amazon synod

    Modern-day ‘suffragettes’ push for voting rights in Amazon synod

    • Oct 2, 2019

    As the Pan-Amazonian synod approaches, women from several orders and organizations have banded together to demand that they be given voting rights over influential documents drafted during the meeting – a right typically awarded only to ordained men.

  • Resistance amps up as Amazon synod approaches

    Resistance amps up as Amazon synod approaches

    • Sep 17, 2019

    In his six years in office, Pope Francis has been no stranger to controversy or resistance, yet judging by the all-star lineup of opponents to his coming Synod of Bishops on the Amazon, the gathering is shaping up to be one of his most controversial initiatives since the 2014-2015 Synod of Bishops on the Family.