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Tuesday, October 8, 2019

VATICAN REALITY CHECK: What about Amazon infanticide?

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Reporting from Rome, Michael Matt breaks down the Day 2 press conference from the Amazon Synod.

One brave reporter asked the panel what's to be done about the fact that some twenty Amazon tribes still practice infanticide.


Even though the Synod's own UN spokesperson today admitted that infanticide is a problem, Jesuit Cardinal Baretto Jimeno rebuked the reporter, telling him to bring evidence of the claim next time.

Three questions: If Amazon culture is more or less sacred, how can the UN tell those tribes to stop committing infanticide?

Second: How does the Vatican go about determining which of the Amazon people should be listened to and learned from, and which need to be avoided for still engaging in infanticide?

Third: How can the Vatican care about infanticide in the Amazon when they  just got through embracing the communist People's Republic of China, which has been engaging in gendercide for centuries?

And, finally, Greta Thunberg received public kudos from the panel today for being, like Francis, from the peripheries and yet still  ready to help save the planet.

Plus, it turns out that "Jesus was an Indian, too!"

Beam me up, Scotty!



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Michael J. Matt | Editor

Michael J. Matt has been an editor of The Remnant since 1990. Since 1994, he has been the newspaper's editor. A graduate of Christendom College, Michael Matt has written hundreds of articles on the state of the Church and the modern world. He is the host of The Remnant Underground and Remnant TV's The Remnant Forum. He's been U.S. Coordinator for Notre Dame de Chrétienté in Paris--the organization responsible for the Pentecost Pilgrimage to Chartres, France--since 2000.  Mr. Matt has led the U.S. contingent on the Pilgrimage to Chartres for the last 24 years. He is a lecturer for the Roman Forum's Summer Symposium in Gardone Riviera, Italy. He is the author of Christian Fables, Legends of Christmas and Gods of Wasteland (Fifty Years of Rock ‘n’ Roll) and regularly delivers addresses and conferences to Catholic groups about the Mass, home-schooling, and the culture question. Together with his wife, Carol Lynn and their seven children, Mr. Matt currently resides in St. Paul, Minnesota.