NewsThu Sep 5, 2019 - 10:33 pm EST
Watch historic Amazon Synod roundtable discussion for free
ROME, Italy, September 5, 2019 (LifeSiteNews)— Catholics from across the world will now be able to watch online at no cost next month’s historic roundtable discussion on the upcoming Amazon Synod of Bishops. The event will be live-streamed Friday, October 4 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).
Hosted by Voice of the Family, “Our Church – reformed or deformed?" will feature for the first time ever lay leaders like Dr. Taylor Marshall, Michael Matt, Professor Roberto de Mattei, and John-Henry Westen joining forces to tackle the hard questions being discussed at the Synod.
LifeSite originally charged viewers to watch the event – partly because of the approximately $15,000+ cost associated with holding the event at Hotel Massimo D’Azeglio in Rome.
After extensive discussions, LifeSite is now offering the event free to everyone who registers. We do not want to put the slightest obstacle to having thousands of people signing up for this incredibly important discussion. We believe the Amazon Synod poses a real threat not just to the Catholic Church, but to the whole world in general. EVERYONE should be able to view this event.
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. Cardinal Walter Brandmüller, one of the two remaining dubiacardinals, called the synod's working document “heretical” and an “apostasy” from Divine Revelation.
Given the gravity of the synod, this roundtable discussion is too important to miss! Instead of a mandatory fee, LifeSite is asking its registrants to donate a charitable gift of whatever they can to help cover the costs for this one-of-a-kind event. Again, do not miss out on this opportunity. 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. More details are available on Voice of the Family’s website.