Ep. 31 - The Amazon Synod and recent developments in the Church, with Matthew Bunson of EWTN


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Your hosts Dr. Grazie Christie and Andrea Picciotti-Bayer are joined by Dr. Matthew Bunson, a senior contributor to EWTN and widely respected scholar, teacher, and commentator. They discuss the recent Synod on the Amazon, as well as the fall meeting of the US Catholic Bishops and what happened at the meeting. Dr. Bunson explains to our hosts what a synod is; the reasons why the Synod on the Amazon was called in the first place; priestly celibacy and questions about the possibility of married priests in the Amazon, and the next steps after the Synod; evangelization and the importance of not turning the Church into an “NGO;” moving the modern ecological movement into a Catholic ethos; the election of Archbishop Jose Gomez as President of the US bishops; and more. Helpful links: http://www.usccb.org/bible/readings/112419.cfm https://www.ewtn.com/special-event/amazon-synod-13871 https://twitter.com/MattBunson?ref_src=twsrc%5Egoogle%7Ctwcamp%5Eserp%7Ctwgr%5Eauthor https://www.catholicnewsagency.com/news/i-just-wanted-to-be-a-priest-archbishop-gomez-elected-president-of-usccb-93833 https://www.catholicnewsagency.com/news/amazon-synod-document-calls-for-married-priests-and-increased-roll-for-women-20862

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