On AsiaNews I read that Pope Benedict spoke to participants in the plenary session of the International Theological Commission. He outlined the guidelines theologians must follow in their work as he discussed the Commission’s own study on the “nature of theology, its meaning and methods”.
Vatican City (AsiaNews) – For Pope Benedict XVI the “fundamental virtue” of theologians is to obey “the faith” so that they can co-operate with ‘truth” which “objectively” is “God’s Revelation in Jesus Christ.” This way, theologians “do not talk about themselves” but let “the truth speak through them”.
The other day in The Pill er um Tablet I saw….
Jesuit head praises liberation theology (from The Tablet)
THE NEW Superior General of the Jesuits, Fr Adolfo Nicolás Pachón, has spoken out in defence of liberation theology, writes Jon Stibbs.
In an interview with the Spanish national El Periódico, the Spaniard described liberation theology as “a courageous and creative response to an unbearable situation of injustice in Latin America”. Fr Nicolás regretted that the South American based movement had not been given a “vote of confidence” from other church leaders. “It needs more time,” he said.
While liberation theology was becoming established in South America Fr Nicolás was working in Asia where he developed a reputation as a liberal. He defines the Jesuits’ work as helping “the poor, the marginalised and the excluded”, and has said he is more interested in missionaries’ “cultural dialogue with local people” than imposing doctrinal orthodoxy.
I wonder what the new Secretary of the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith, Archbp. Ladaria, SJ, thinks about this.
We need a sound theological examination of Christ as Liberator.