Querida Amazonia

Latin American bishops to ask Pope for married priests in wake of new Amazon exhortation

Close collaborators of the Pope made it clear that Francis' post-synodal exhortation Querida Amazonia did not close the door to the married priesthood. By Maike Hickson, LifeSite News, March 4, 2020 Monsignor Pirmin Spiegel, the head of the German bishops' relief agency Misereor, announced... read more
Bishop Athanasius Schneider

Bishop Schneider analyzes Pope’s Amazon text: ‘a glimmer of hope’ despite deficiencies

Although Querida Amazonia’s stance on priestly celibacy comes as a relief, the document contains ‘lamentable doctrinal ambiguities and errors,’ Bishop Schneider writes in exclusive in-depth analysis By Diane Montagna, LifeSiteNews, February 19, 2020 In a new in-depth analysis of the... read more

Faith in Humanity

By Michael Pakaluk, Catholic Thing, February 18, 2020 “If I do not go away, the Advocate will not come to you,” says Jesus to the Apostles at the Last Supper, according to John (16:7). “As if He said plainly,” writes Gregory the Great, “If I withdraw not My body from your eyes, I... read more

Pope shares with U.S. bishops his frustration with reaction to Amazon text

Catholic News Service, February 13, 2020 ROME - Pope Francis told a group of U.S. bishops that, like them, he is accused of not being courageous or not listening to the Holy Spirit when he says or does something someone disagrees with - like not mentioning married priests in his document on the... read more

Pope Francis Sets Aside Proposal on Married Priests

The decision, in a letter on Catholic life in remote Amazon areas, is a victory for conservative forces who had warned that change there would put the church on a slippery slope. By Jason Horowitz and Elisabetta Povoledo, New York Times, February 12, 2020 VATICAN CITY — Pope Francis has... read more

Cardinal Müller: ‘Querida Amazonia’ Is a Document of Reconciliation

National Catholic Reporter, February 12, 2020 “The entire letter is written in a personal and attractive tone. The Successor of Peter [wants] to win all Catholics and Christians of other denominations, but also all people of good will, for a positive development of this region," so that “all... read more