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Questions to ask yourself before becoming a theologian

Question 1: Do I want to write books of Roman Catholic theology, faithful to the teachings of Tradition, Scripture, Magisterium, or would I prefer to write books that Catholics will actually read? Question 2: Am I comfortable being a member … Continue reading

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Faithful disobedience from temporal authority of the Church

While faithful dissent refers to the fallible teachings of the Magisterium (the spiritual authority of the Church), faithful disobedience refers to the fallible temporal authority of the Church. Again, this most often applies to a local Bishop whose orders, rules, … Continue reading

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non-marital sexual acts

What might a (future hypothetical) papal encyclical on sexual ethics teach concerning non-marital sexual acts? This teaching would certainly be based on and continuous with current teaching. Current Teaching Certainly the various types of non-marital sexual acts are individually condemned … Continue reading

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Roman Catholic Ethics and Infallible Dogma

There is a very common HERESY among Catholic moral theologians today, not on any particular point of ethics, but on the field itself in its entirety. The heresy is to treat all of ethics as a speculative field. Many moral … Continue reading

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The next Great Schism in the Church

There is a grave problem in Roman Catholic moral theology today, and it is about to cause a great Schism in the Church. The problem is two-fold: (1) many Catholic theologians, priests, and lay leaders are teaching false doctrine on … Continue reading

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143 German Catholic theologians commit public formal heresy

The German daily sueddeutsche.de has published the Memorandum of 143 Catholic university professors and theologians, mostly from Germany, with some from Austria and Switzerland. [Google translation] The document begins with a brief discussion of the sexual abuse crisis in the … Continue reading

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A Call for Less Civility

When a politician commits a grave error, his fellow politicians are slow to correct him, and their correction is only mild, if they correct him at all. When a physician working at a hospital behaves unethically, his fellow physicians are … Continue reading

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theologians imitate the Doctors of the Church

We are all called to imitate God, and Christ, and the Blessed Virgin Mary and all the Saints. [Matthew] {5:48} Therefore, be perfect, even as your heavenly Father is perfect. [1 Corinthians] {11:1} Be imitators of me, as I also … Continue reading

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my qualifications

My qualifications as a Roman Catholic theologian I am a baptized and confirmed Roman Catholic, who believes and practices the Catholic Faith. I have a bachelor’s degree in philosophy and theology (a double major) from Boston College, magna cum laude. … Continue reading

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