Posts Tagged ‘ecclesiology’

Francis and the ecclesiology of Amoris Laetitia

Friday, May 27th, 2016

The apostolic exhortation on love in the family, Amoris Laetitia, is a landmark document not only for the pontificate of Francis, but also in the history of modern papal teaching. This is not simply because of its approach to the hot-button issues of marriage and sexuality, but especially because of its vision of the Church. Read more

Theologian slams idea Vatican II didn’t advance doctrine

Tuesday, May 26th, 2015

A Jesuit theologian has scotched the notion that the Second Vatican Council was a pastoral council and did not propose new doctrines of the Church. Fr John O’Malley said this in an opening address to a conference on Vatican II at Georgetown University in Washington, DC. The conference was focused on the meaning and import Read more

Three myths about the church to give up for Lent

Tuesday, March 6th, 2012

I realize this comes a little late, but if anybody’s still on the market for something to give up for Lent, I’d suggest that the following misconceptions about the Catholic church and about Christianity in general would be dandy bits of intellectual junk to cut loose in the spirit of the season. Naturally, the venues Read more