December 24, 2007
Over the past five decades liberation theologians have stressed the notion of Christian practice or praxis Greek for doing that is the notion that being a disciple of Jesus Christ requires action that is congruent with the Gospel discloses its truth and transforms society According to Gustavo
April 02, 2007
Catherine Mowry LaCugna chose to teach her theology courses for the spring semester of 1997 knowing that she might die within the year. By April she was considerably weaker, but she completed the semester, teaching her last classes at the University of Notre Dame on Tuesday, April 29. On Thursday sh
The Vatican Concordat With Hitler's Reich: The Concordat of 1933 was ambiguous in its day and remains so.
September 01, 2003
Seventy years ago a fateful meeting occurred in Rome. The Vatican’s secretary of state, Cardinal Eugenio Pacelli (the future Pope Pius XII), and Germany’s vice chancellor, Franz von Papen, formally signed a concordat between the Holy See and the German Reich on July 20, 1933.
February 05, 2001
Yves Congar observed in Tradition and Traditions that the Christian tradition is a process as well as a content It involves agents who hand something on to recipients who in turn become agents of what they have received Although Congar shed light on this complicated phenomenon he left much unsai
Filling Theological Chairs: It is an affront to a bishop when his recommendation is rejected and the nihil obstat is withheld.
October 07, 2000
Editor’s note: In Germany, candidates for teaching positions in Catholic theology at universities and seminaries must receive a mandatum (nihil obstat) from a bishop. Since these academic positions are state appointments, this use of the nihil obstat arose over the last century in order to pre