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 A Duty Of Conscience
From the SocialEdge: In the conclusion to his hopeful book Amazing Church, a tome which proves that the creaking structures of the Roman Catholic Church do change over time, the great Canadian theologian Gregory Baum states that whenever the Church enters a new ethical horizon, where dormant truths re-appear with new clarity and urgency, great debates and dialogue break out at all levels of the Church. In the end after hearing and integrating these "signs of the times" official teaching changes.

 A Lesson For Today?
Bishops and theologians at the Council of Trent
What happened at Trent may help Catholics and observers outside the church to reflect upon the current tension between the magisterium and theologians and suggest better ways to deal with it. The problem is not new in the church, but today it is certainly acute.

 A Living Faith
“A Living Faith” is a thought provoking series of presentations and discussions of essential Roman Catholic themes taken from the new Catechism. Major themes are brought to life by the distinguished faculty members of the Weston Jesuit School of Theology and the people who participate in open discussions. “A Living Faith” is meaningful for Catholics and people of all faiths who want to gain a better understanding of the fundamental concepts and beliefs of the Catholic Church.

 A talk with The Rev. Richard P. McBrien
Life as a theologian, commentator - and lightning rod
Catholicism in America is riven by internal debates - often about gender, sexuality, and authority - and seemingly unending controversies, about politics and parish closings and the handling of sexual abuse. Whenever one of these battles catches the attention of the evening news, one of the likely commentators is the Rev. Richard P. McBrien, a theologian at the University of Notre Dame

The estrangement between academic theology and the institutional Church is one reason many younger Catholics are now turning to neo-traditionalist circles for instruction.

 America's Theologian
An archive of articles by John Courtney Murray
In light of the continuing debate about the legacy of John Courtney Murray, S.J., America magazine offers here an archive of articles by the noted American theologian.

 American Theological Library Association
ATLA Historical Collections Digitized and Made Available via EBSCOhost® ~
EBSCO has partnered with American Theological Library Association (ATLA) to provide new collections of historical monographs and serials in digital format. ATLA Historical Monographs Collection: 19th Century, ATLA Historical Monographs Collection: Early 20th Century and ATLA Historical Serials Collection.

 Art of the possible
Pope Benedict’s choice of Bishop Gerhard Müller to be his next doctrinal chief means that a tough defender of Catholic orthodoxy has been given the top job. But Müller is no ideologue – could he consider reform? A leading theologian offers his own six-point plan for change.

 Papal Documents
John Paul II: Encyclicals, Apostolic Letters and Exhortations

 Catholic Bishops
Statements of Bishops' Conferences and Pastoral Letters of individual Bishops...

 Early Church Fathers
Writings, sermons and exhortations by some of the early Catholic Church Fathers.

Study guides, texts, net links and online resources for the study of Theolgy.

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