giovedì 16 marzo 2023

Brazilian bishops accused by traditionalists of politicizing Lenten campaign

(Eduardo Campos Lima, Crux)
Since the National Conference of Bishops of Brazil (CNBB) announced that hunger was the theme of its 2023 Fraternity Campaign – a Lenten drive to collect funds for Catholic social works – Traditionalist Catholics have been accusing it of perverting the true significance of the penitential season with left-wing politics. Fraternity Campaigns have been promoted by the CNBB since the 1960s and have always dealt with social issues and raising awareness among Catholics about the Brazilian inequalities. Over the years, themes have included racism, unemployment, migration, environmental destruction, and Indigenous peoples. (...)