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Thursday, February 07, 2008

Juxtaposition without any need for comment.

From the letter of the Holy Father to then Fr. Gen. Kolvenbach, SJ dated Jan. 18, 2008:
...the General Congregation [should] reaffirm, in the spirit of Saint Ignatius, its own total adhesion to Catholic doctrine, in particular on those neuralgic points which today are strongly attacked by secular culture, as for example the relationship between Christ and religions; some aspects of the theology of liberation; and various points of sexual morality, especially as regards the indissolubility of marriage and the pastoral care of homosexual persons.

From an NCR article (by John Allen) and interview, dated Feb. 1, 2008 with Fr. David Smolira, SJ former Provincial of the Province of Great Britain:
Pressed as to whether the Jesuits see accepting official church teaching on the specific points mentioned in the pope’s letter as a matter of obedience, Smolira said, “I’m not sure it’s a matter of obedience, and I’m not sure that’s the best way of couching the issue.”




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