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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.

Prominent Church people critique procedures of CDF

Catholics decry modern-day inquisition

An international group of Catholic sisters, priests and lay people, all of whom have been ‘delated’ (i.e. reported) and subjected to ‘examination’ by the Vatican’s Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith (CDF), formerly known as the Holy Office of the Roman Inquisition, have said that this body “doesn’t reflect the gospel values of justice, truth, integrity and mercy that the Catholic Church professes to uphold” and that are called for by Pope Francis.

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