FaithExplainer
Ricardo da Silva, S.J.
Pope Francis has held up the Congolese liturgy as a model for similarly inculturated rites in other parts of the Catholic world.
FaithFaith and Reason
David AlbertsonJason Blakely
With the much-anticipated release of Pope Francis’s new encyclical “Fratelli Tutti” on Oct. 4, Catholic Christians would do well to revisit his critique of false realism and false nostalgia, and his call for the church to foster a political attitude of faithful and daring dreaming.
Kukama boys watch boats on the Amazon's Maranon River near Dos de Mayo in Peru's Loreto region. As the 2020 COVID-19 pandemic increasingly exposes fault lines between the rich and poor, the eight bishops of Peru's Amazonian region have urged the government to pay particular attention to the needs of indigenous people. (CNS photo/Barbara Fraser)
FaithVatican Dispatch
Gerard O’Connell
Vatican officials said the Ecclesial Conference of the Amazon aims to be “an effective channel for taking up, from within the territory, many of the proposals that emerged” at the Pan-Amazonian synod.
Politics & SocietyNews
Barbara Fraser - Catholic News Service
Catholic bishops from South America are warning that the pandemic will engender "a humanitarian and environmental tragedy" is something is not done to alleviate conditions particularly in the Amazon basin.
Politics & SocietyNews
Eduardo Campos Lima - Catholic News Service
The Brazilian bishops' conference has established a commission to assist dioceses and prelatures in areas where mining operations are harming communities and the environment.
FaithShort Take
Mauricio López Oropeza
The Amazon synod wrought three significant changes in the Catholic Church's way of proceeding.