UPDATED: The book, entitled From the Depths of Our Hearts, addresses the ‘dark time’ the Catholic priesthood is enduring because of Church scandals and ‘the constant questioning of their consecrated celibacy.’
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GUEST EDITORIAL: The Pan-Amazon synod manifested a certain lack of ‘care for all the Churches’ in three ways.
Should women be ordained to the permanent diaconate? Delegates at the Pan-Amazon synod repeatedly returned to that question.
‘In this synod we have had the grace of listening to the voices of the poor and reflecting on the precariousness of their lives,’ the Holy Father said Oct. 27.
Franciscan Bishop Evaristo Pascoal Spengler, who leads the territorial prelature of Marajó in Brazil, spoke at a news conference on Oct. 25.
ANALYSIS: Will the Pan-Amazon Synod help the Church meet the challenge posed by the explosive growth of sects in the region — and learn from their Protestant brethren’s success?
Despite last week’s meeting of some synod fathers with six left-wing Brazilian politicians, Paolo Ruffini said that ‘nothing in the synod can be interpreted in a political manner.’
According to Matteo Bruni, the cardinal and the synod’s ‘special secretaries’ are principally responsible for the text of the final report.