Posts Tagged ‘Radical Inclusion’

Radical inclusion and Francis’ pastoral view of the church

Thursday, April 27th, 2023
Radical inclusion

To properly understand McElroy’s radical inclusion proposals, it is necessary to situate them in the context of the pastoral ecclesiology and synodal process advocated by Pope Francis. The pastoral ecclesiology of Pope Francis is the background for McElroy’s essay. Francis envisions a consciously expansive church characterized as a mother that excludes no one. A priority Read more

Cardinal McElroy responds to his critics on sexual sin

Monday, March 6th, 2023
Cardinal Robert McElroy

In January, America published an article I wrote on the theme of inclusion in the life of the church. Since that time, the positions I presented have received both substantial support and significant opposition. The majority of those criticizing my article focused on its treatment of the exclusion of those who are divorced and remarried Read more

Bishop trumps Cardinal: McElroy labelled a heretic

Monday, March 6th, 2023

US Cardinal Robert McElroy is a heretic, hints a US Catholic bishop in an essay called ‘Imagining a Heretical Cardinal’. In his ‘First Things’ magazine article, conservative prelate and canon lawyer Thomas Paprocki (pictured) cites an unnamed cardinal’s views on how the Church should minister to LGBTQ people and divorced and remarried Catholics. While he Read more

Radical inclusion can’t supersede Catholic doctrine

Monday, February 20th, 2023
Radical inclusion

I came of age in the 1960s. It was an era of civil unrest, race riots, anti-war protests, and the sexual revolution. One of the popular bumper stickers at the time stated: Question Everything. These societal events coincided with the sessions of the Second Vatican Council and its early implementation. The council brought beautiful and Read more