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JesuiticalOctober 13, 2023
Pope Francis greets Emilce Cuda, an Argentine theologian and head of office of the Pontifical Commission for Latin America, at the Vatican March 17, 2017. (CNS photo/Vatican Media)

Ashley and Zac get schooled in social justice from a Latin American perspective. Emilce Cuda, the Secretary of the Pontifical Commission for Latin America and the highest ranking lay woman working in the Vatican, joins the podcast to explain how “el pueblo”—ordinary, working class people—are at the forefront of a burgeoning synodal church. They also discuss:

  • Populism in Latin America versus North America
  • Pope Francis’ vision for a church that does social justice
  • What it’s like working as a lay woman in the Vatican

In Signs of the Times, the hosts share updates about the Synod on Synodality, including some of the hot topics emerging from inside the hall: concern for the poor, the environment, welcoming marginalized groups including women and L.G.B.T.Q. Catholics, formation and a lot more. They also discuss Pope Francis’ remarks concerning the terrorist attack on Israel last Saturday.

What’s on tap:

Malbec (from Argentina!)


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