Rome, Italy, Nov 12, 2011 / 15:37 pm
Bishop Jean Laffitte, secretary of the Pontifical Council for the Family, said it is important for scholars of Pope John Paul II’s teachings on human sexuality not over emphasize their points of disagreement.
“We should not develop too much the disputes,” Bishop Laffitte told CNA Nov. 11.
Recently several voices—including Bishop Laffitte—expressed concern that some scholars may be overemphasizing the sexual aspect of Blessed John Paul II’s widely known “theology of the body.” The late Pope developed his insights into human sexuality and love in a series of 133 talks given between 1979 and 1984.
“It is true that when you have such a thought of John Paul II then it is huge—600 pages, 133 catechesis on human love—so I think it is possible to forget one element, even an important thought,” Bishop Laffitte said.