Monthly Archives: April 2016

From the Irish Times reporter, Paddy Agnew.

An appeal by dissident theologians for “accountability and transparency” within the Catholic Church’s powerful Congregation For the Doctrine of the Faith (CDF) has yet to receive a response from the Vatican authorities.
Vatican senior spokesman, Father Federico Lombardi, said he had not read the document, adding that it was very unlikely that there would be any public response from the CDF.
Other Holy See insiders suggested that there was nothing new in the dissidents’ critique, adding that it looked like similar criticism “voiced 10, 20 or 30 years ago”.

Article in La Republica on our letter to the CDF: (Translation)

Translation from Italian of the article in “Repubblica” on 25 April:

The revolt of the theologians put on the index of the former Holy Office: “Put an end to secret trials”
For some they are prophets. For others, on the contrary, heretics. They consider themselves simply theologians, united however by an ungrateful destiny. And that arises from the fact that in recent years the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith (CDF), the Holy Office of the past, it has “put them on the index” because of their theological positions, or imposed silence on them, sometimes going so far as to ban their teaching, or even excommunication.

Gerry Moloney, on his treatment by the CDF

My colleague, Gerry Moloney, is a good example of how the CDF treats people. He is one of the signatories of the statement that came out today. (20th)
Gerry’s reaction to the censure by the Vatican was different to mine, in that he remained silent, and kept it secret for a long time. Just now, in his blog, he has written about it. I reproduce his account here:

heartbreak at the hands of medieval Vatican practices

My life changed forever on a sunny afternoon in late May 2011.

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