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IF THERE IS any true moment of grace and conversion of heart, it is Holy Christmas, the day of the Nativity of the Lord, the day from which the years of the world are counted. The familiar atmosphere of the day of Christmas softens the hardest hearts, but above all it is the beauty of the liturgy that is capable of touching them, as happened to the French writer Paul Claudel (1868-1955) on December 25, 1886.
Who was the worst Pope in the history of the Church? Many retain that it was Alexander VI, a Pope excessively criticized. According to St. Robert Bellarmine it was John XII (937-964), whom he defines “omnium pontificum fere deterrimus”, “practically the worst of all pontiffs” (De Romano Pontifice, l. II, cap. XIX, in De controversiis christianae fidei, Apud Societatem Minimam, Venetii 1599, p. 689).
Ideas do not travel on their own through history: they are incarnated by men. And among the apostles of the “Church of the Amazonian face” we have Claudio Hummes, Emeritus Archbishop of San Paolo, President of the Ecclesial Pan Amazonian Network (Repam) and appointed rapporteur-general by Pope Francis for the Synod which opened last Sunday October 6th in the Vatican.
There are, at this moment, two religions within the Catholic Church. The first is the traditional Catholicism, the religion of those who, in the current confusion, continue to be faithful to the immutable Magisterium of the Church.