Synod on the Amazon

Gerard O’Connell January 14, 2020
Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI did not co-author the book ‘From the Depths of Our Hearts’ with Cardinal Robert Sarah and asked to have his name removed as co-author, according to Archbishop Georg Gänswein.
Students at Xavier High School in Chuuk, Federated States of Micronesia. (Photo by Emily Zlevor, courtesy of Xavier High School. Provided to America Media by Mary McAuliffe.)
Mary McAuliffe November 22, 2019
The accusations of paganism and idolatry at the Synod on the Amazon sent a troubling message about the universality of the church, writes Mary McAuliffe, a teacher at a Jesuit school in the Pacific.
Pope Francis said there are plans to include a definition of ecological sins in the church's official teaching.
Luke Hansen, S.J. November 11, 2019
What were the results of the Amazon synod?
Luke Hansen, S.J. November 07, 2019
Deacon Andrade de Lima, the son of farmers who grew up on the banks of the Amazon River in the Solimões region, said he is involved in the formation of pastoral workers in the region and assists the bishops in the implementation of their decisions.
A member of the Mura community. (Photo courtesy of Repam)
Luke Stocking November 07, 2019
Foreign-owned mining companies are threatening the lands of indigenous peoples in the Amazon, writes Luke Stocking of Caritas Canada. Four Mura villages are part of a test case of more responsible business practices.