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Author Topic: Yet more Catholic codswallop

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Yet more Catholic codswallop
on: September 11, 2019, 13:38

The Pope is paving the way for Vatican approval of spirit-worship in a desperate attempt to tackle a shortage of priests in the Amazon, critics have claimed.

A synod planned by Pope Francis for next month has provoked the fiercest clash yet between the pontiff and his conservative critics.

The council is due to discuss the dearth of clergy in the Amazon as well as the fires affecting the region.

However, Walter Brandmüller, a German cardinal, has claimed that a document prepared ahead of the synod is “heretical” because of its respect for indigenous faiths and their veneration of nature.

“In the context of the call for harmony with nature, there is even talk about the dialogue with the spirits,” he complained in a scathing essay published in June. The 90-year-old cardinal claimed references to “Mother Earth” echoed the Hitler Youth, who he said also evoked “a pantheistic idolatry of nature”. The synod document also backs the ordaining of older married men in the Amazon as a one-off solution to a clergy shortage so severe that some remote parishes are visited by a priest only twice a year.

Wow! The RC Church can't even get enough superstitious recruits in the Amazon.


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