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Italian Freemasonry Magazine Strongly Endorses Pope Francis’ Human Fraternity Document

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A document on human fraternity which Pope Francis and Sheikh Ahmed el-Tayeb, Grand Imam of Al-Azhar university, co-signed last year in Abu Dhabi, has been given a ringing endorsement in the magazine of Italy’s largest Freemasonic fraternity. The Document on Human Fraternity for World Peace and Living Together is “innovative” and a “slow-release drug” that could […]

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Cardinal Sarah: The Priesthood ‘Is In Mortal Danger’

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Cardinal Robert Sarah has made a further impassioned plea not to weaken the mandatory celibacy rule for priests, saying it would be a catastrophe that would amount to an “attack on the Church and her mystery.” In an exclusive Feb. 7 interview with the Register in advance of the publication later this month of the […]

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The Book Scrubbing Controversy

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The book’s rollout caused a backlash against Benedict appearing as co-author of the book, even though it appears the Pope Emeritus had given at least tacit prior approval for the full manuscript. The controversy regarding the book on the priesthood and priestly celibacy with parts penned by Benedict XVI and Cardinal Robert Sarah has produced […]

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The Political Pan-Amazon Synod?

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A set of ideological presuppositions, derived from the political left and also rooted in some strands of liberation theology, informed both the synodal discussions and the synod’s final document. The Pan-Amazonian synod that took place last month highlighted an array of sociopolitical and environmental concerns affecting both the indigenous people of the region and the […]

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Pachamama: No Stranger to the United Nations

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Is the Vatican using Pachamama to advance a broader United Nations agenda? The United Nations Environment Programme published a children’s textbook in 2002 interestingly entitled Pachamama — a course on why the world’s environment is being degraded and an assessment of “how our Mother Earth is doing today.” The UNEP says in the book that […]