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Amazon Synod’s working document is ‘invitation to apostasy’: Catholic author

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Watch online for free as lay Catholics from across the world address critical Amazon Synod issues TOMORROW, October 4th.  Click here to join.

October 3, 2019 (LifeSiteNews) — José Antonio Ureta says he is “very much concerned” with the upcoming Pan-Amazonian Synod, primarily because its working documents are “an invitation to apostasy” and “an application of indigenous theology, which is nothing but a post-Marxist surrogate for liberation theology.”

Ureta will be speaking at Voice of the Family’s Amazon Synod roundtable, which will be held at Hotel Massimo D’Azeglia in Rome on Friday, October 4. The gathering, titled “Our Church – reformed or deformed?” will feature some of the most well-known Catholic voices in the world. The discussion will be live-streamed online at no cost by LifeSiteNews from 3:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m Rome Time (9:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon U.S. Eastern Standard Time).

Ureta is a senior researcher for the French Society for the Defense of Tradition, Family and Property. Tradition, Family, and Property is a traditionalist Catholic organization founded in Brazil by Professor Plinio Corrêa de Oliveira in 1960. Oliveira was a Catholic politician, writer, and intellectual who helped conservative, anti-communist bishops who attended the Second Vatican Council. In 2018, Ureta published Paradigm Shift, a book that assessed Pope Francis’ first five years in office.

Ureta made his remarks in a promotional video for the Amazon roundtable. Ureta believes the synod’s working documents “summarize all the theological, pastoral, anthropological, cultural, and socio-economic praxis that Pope Francis and the promoters of the synod want to promote inside the Church and in society at large.”

Click here to register to watch the roundtable online for free!

The Pan-Amazonian Synod will take place between October 6 and 27. At stake are the gifts of celibacy, the nature of the priesthood, and the concept of evangelization itself. Given the gravity of the synod, this roundtable discussion is too important to miss! Click here to register to watch the roundtable online for free!

Participants in the roundtable discussion, which will be moderated by John Smeaton, chief executive of the Society for the Protection of Unborn Children (UK), include:

  • John-Henry Westen (LifeSiteNews, Canada)
  • Prof. Roberto de Mattei (Corrispondenza Romana, Italy) 
  • Dr. Taylor Marshall (author, USA)
  • Michael Matt (The Remnant, USA)
  • Michael Voris (Church Militant, USA) 
  • Jeanne Smits (Journalist, France)
  • Marco Tosatti (Stilum Curiae, Italy)
  • José Antonio Ureta (TFP, France)
  • Riccardo Cascioli (La Nuova Bussola Quotidiana, Italy) 

The discussion will be held in English with simultaneous translation into Italian. 

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