The Pachamama, Pope Francis, and the Pandemic

In several recent pronouncements, Pope Francis has hinted that the current coronavirus pandemic is a revenge of nature. “A Revenge of Nature”? In a March 22 interview with Spanish journalist Jordi Évole, Pope Francis was asked whether the present pandemic … Continue reading

The Amazon Synod: What Are the Real Stakes?

The Amazon Synod is causing irritation and perplexity for countless Catholics, as can be seen in the reaction to the initial working document (Instrumentum laboris), a sort of green proclamation tinged with clear sympathies for the (pagan) habits of the … Continue reading

Sins of Impurity? No Worries, Says Pope Francis

Commenting on Pope Francis’s statements during his recent trip to Mozambique, the Italian daily Il Fatto Quotidiano, headlined: “Pope Francis: ‘Gluttony and lust are not grave sins. Clericalism, fixated on sex, is a true perversion in the Church.’” Supporting the Sexual … Continue reading

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