Faith Vatican DispatchGerard O’ConnellNovember 07, 2019
Francis said that “to follow Jesus among the crucified” in today’s world involves many tasks.
Faith Vatican DispatchGerard O’ConnellNovember 06, 2019
They had come together, he said, to “celebrate God’s faithfulness in our 50-year journey and also to celebrate our faithfulness to his call,” as well as to celebrate Father Arrupe and the 57 Jesuits who “sacrificed their lives in the struggle for justice and equality.”
Faith DispatchesGerard O’ConnellNovember 01, 2019
The most important thing to emerge from the synod was the unequivocal commitment by the church to seek new ways to preach the Gospel and to promote justice and stand in solidarity with the Amazon’s 34 million inhabitants.
Faith Vatican DispatchGerard O’ConnellOctober 29, 2019
Bishop Robert W. McElroy of San Diego spoke with America on Oct. 27, the day it ended, and shared his reflections on the main topics addressed by the synod and the proposals made in its final document.
Faith Vatican DispatchGerard O’ConnellOctober 27, 2019
Pope Francis strongly denounced “predatory models” that are posing a deadly threat to the lives of the 34 million inhabitants of the Amazonian region.
Faith Vatican DispatchGerard O’ConnellOctober 26, 2019
The most important thing to emerge from the synod was the unequivocal commitment by the church in the nine countries of the Amazon region to seek new ways to preach the Gospel and to promote justice and stand in solidarity with its 34 million inhabitants.
Faith Vatican DispatchGerard O’ConnellOctober 25, 2019
The Mexican cardinal said “integral ecology” and the need for “ecological conversion” have been central points of the synod. “We all agreed that the church should be a factor for wakening consciences to care for the common home,” he said.
Faith Vatican DispatchGerard O’ConnellOctober 24, 2019
The cardinal expects the synod’s final document to highlight the different levels of “responsibility towards Mother Earth, towards the natural environment, and on this we are all in agreement. What is said of Amazonia is also true of the Congo basin.”
Faith Vatican DispatchGerard O’ConnellOctober 23, 2019
The polyglot Jesuit said he was struck most by “the violence the indigenous people have to experience”: “It’s violence against the rainforest and at the same time violence against the ethnic groups.”
Faith Vatican DispatchGerard O’ConnellOctober 21, 2019
The Indian cardinal described his experience during the synod so far as an “eye-opener,” allowing him to discover connections to what indigenous communities in his native land are experiencing.