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Cardinal Marc Ouellet, prefect of the Congregation for Bishops.

Vatican summit on 'theology of the priesthood' will look at questions raised in recent synods

Cardinal Marc Ouellet announced Monday that the Vatican will host a theological symposium on the priesthood that will touch on... Read more

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

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

Bible.

CDF official: Anthropology and Scripture document is not 'open' to same-sex unions

The secretary of the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith, Archbishop Giacomo Morandi, said Friday that a new document... 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

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

2019 Ratzinger Prize winners with Pope Francis Nov. 9, 2019.

Theology in 'dialogue with cultures' renews humanity, Pope Francis says

When theology and philosophy engage with cultures in creative ways, they become a powerful tool for renewing humanity with the... Read more

Raphael's The School of Athens (1511)

Why do priests study philosophy?

Philosophy does not teach its students the Bible. It does not teach one how to minister to a congregation. It... Read more

Pope Francis delivers speech in Naples, Italy June 21, 2019.

In Naples, Pope Francis calls for theological dialogue with Islam, Judaism

In Naples Friday Pope Francis delivered a speech calling for theological dialogue with Islam and Judaism in pontifical universities as... Read more

Church of San Gregorio Armeno in Naples, Italy,

Pope Francis to discuss 'Veritatis Gaudium' in Naples

The Vatican announced Monday that Pope Francis will travel to Naples in June to discuss the impact of the apostolic... Read more

Pope Francis at the general audience May 23, 2018.

Pope Francis: Include the Holy Spirit in art, theology

In the face of the difficulties of the modern-age, artists and theologians need the inspiration of the Holy Spirit –... Read more

Pope Francis receives absolution during a penitential celebration at St. Peter's Basilica, March 28, 2014.

Pope to theologians: Spiritual conversion should precede pastoral solutions

On moral, theological issues, conversion of heart – in Greek, metanoia – should take place before the development of pastoral... Read more

Does God make people gay? A theologian responds

Sexual attraction does not define identity, a priest has said, after comments attributed to Pope Francis have prompted questions about... Read more

Pope Francis in St. Peter's Square, March 14, 2018.

The theological formation of Pope Francis

A recent letter from Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI has become the subject of controversy, after a Vatican office admitted to... Read more

Pope Francis celebrates Mass.

Commentary: Placuit Deo against new paradigms

The first stirring sentences of the new CDF letter to bishops, Placuit Deo, reject the very notion of a “new... Read more

Germain Grisez. Courtesy of Mt. St. Mary's University.

Germain Grisez had ‘a lively sense of Providence,’ long-time friend says

A longtime friend of distinguished theologian Germain Grisez will celebrate the scholar’s funeral Tuesday, at St. Anthony Shrine Roman Catholic... Read more

Pope Francis at the General Audience in St. Peter's Square, Oct. 25, 2017.

Theologian resigns from USCCB committee after publishing letter to Pope Francis

A member of the Vatican’s International Theological Commission has resigned his position as a consultant to the USCCB’s Committee on... Read more

Augustine Institute offering scholarships for a master's in theology

If you've been waiting for the extra push to pursue a master's degree in theology, this scholarship opportunity might be... Read more

Bishop Robert Barron, auxiliary bishop of Los Angeles.

Bishop Robert Barron to academics: debate Ross Douthat, don't dodge him

Bishop Robert Barron has weighed in amid a media controversy after the Synod on the Family, saying some academic critics... Read more

Dr. William E. May, of the Pontifical John Paul II Institute for Studies on Marriage and Family at the Catholic University of America, died Dec. 13, 2014.

William May, the prof who renounced his dissent from Humanae Vitae

William E. May, a professor who retracted his one-time dissent from Humanae vitae and became an influential pro-life teacher and... Read more

Arizona State University.

Priest lauds Catholic class offerings at largest state school

Arizona State University's partnership with a Catholic college providing theology courses to students won praise from scholar Father Robert Spitzer... Read more

Father Vincent Twomey, Benedict's former student at the Mariapoli Center in Castel Gandolfo, Italy on September 1, 2013.

Students of Benedict XVI gather for Mass, annual dialogue

Former students of Benedict XVI met for the first time without him this year for their annual “Schülerkreis” discussions, although... Read more