Posts tagged "Pope Benedict XVI"

Cleaning the Catholic House of Dissent

Last week, Revealer contributor Jo Piazza sent us a press release that reminds us how the RCC conducts its discipline.  Maryknoll Superior General, Edward M. Dougherty, has focused the church's disapproval on Father Roy Bourgeois for his "public support of women's ordination."  Bourgeois was given 15 days to recant that support, or face...

In Defense of Relativism

03 February 2006 Austin Dacey, in one half of a pair of New York Times op-ed responses to Pope Benedict XVI’s new God-is-Love encyclical (the second written by Father Lorenzo Albacete), takes up an idea missing from “Deus Caritas Est”: Benedict’s pre-papal statements about the secular-humanist “dictatorship of relativism” which, the argument goes, rejecting moral absolutes, organizes its morality solely around...

Limbo’ed

29 December 2005 Ian Fisher of The New York Times News Service, undertakes a thoughtful investigation of the Vatican’s plans to remove the theory of limbo from Catholic doctrine — a question that was discussed at this month’s meeting of 30 Catholic theologians who advise Pope Benedict XVI. Though the Pope has not weighed in...