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U.S. theologians appointed to Vatican’s International Theological Commission

Sep 29, 2021

By Hannah Brockhaus

In addition to 12 new appointments, Pope Francis renewed the terms of 16 members. Read more

Theologians say there is ‘doubt’ of sacramentality in marriages between ‘baptized non-believers’

Mar 5, 2020

By Hannah Brockhaus

The International Theological Commission this week published a study into the question of whether two “baptized non-believers” can contract sacramental... Read more

Pope Benedict XVI on Aug. 28, 2010.

Benedict XVI reflects on 50 years of the International Theological Commission

Nov 30, 2019

By Courtney Mares

Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI sent a message to the International Theological Commission this week reflecting on the theological contributions of... Read more

Pope Francis greets Cardinal Luis Francisco Ladaria, who as prefect of the CDF, leads the International Theological Commission.

Pope Francis: Synodality is what the Lord expects of the Church

Nov 29, 2019

By Courtney Mares

Pope Francis told the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith’s theological commission Friday that synodality will be key for... Read more

International Theological Commission document proposes lived synodality

May 17, 2018

By Andrea Gagliarducci

A newly released document from the Vatican’s theological advisory commission seeks to explain and advance “synodality,” a concept of particular... Read more