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Pope Francis adores the crucifix during the Good Friday liturgy at St. Peter's Basilica April 2, 2021.

Pope Francis to theologians: See ‘contemporary challenges in light of the Wisdom of the Cross’

Sep 21, 2021

By CNA Staff

He sent the message to an international theological congress in Rome. Read more

Father Andrew Liaugminas, a priest of the Archdiocese of Chicago and a recent appointee to the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith, teaches a class at Mundelein Seminary. Credit: Mundelein Seminary.

Chicago priest with a 'pastoral heart' named to Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith

Aug 20, 2021

By Kevin J. Jones

Father Andrew Liaugminas of the Archdiocese of Chicago has been appointed to serve at the doctrine section of the Catholic... Read more

Cardinal Marc Ouellet, prefect of the Congregation for Bishops.

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

Apr 12, 2021

By Courtney Mares

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’

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

Bible.

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

Dec 20, 2019

By Hannah Brockhaus

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

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

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

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

Nov 9, 2019

By Hannah Brockhaus

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?

Jul 26, 2019

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

Jun 21, 2019

By Courtney Mares

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

Feb 11, 2019

By Courtney Mares

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

Nov 17, 2018

By Hannah Brockhaus

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

Jul 27, 2018

By Hannah Brockhaus

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

May 22, 2018

By Mary Farrow

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

Mar 17, 2018

By Elise Harris

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

Mar 1, 2018

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

Feb 6, 2018

By JD Flynn

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

Nov 1, 2017

By JD Flynn

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

Oct 20, 2016

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

Oct 31, 2015

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

Dec 18, 2014

By Kevin J. Jones

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