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[Catholic Caucus] The Problematic Theologians of the ‘New Paradigm’
National Catholic Register ^ | March 2, 2018 | Matthew E. Bunson

Posted on 03/02/2018 12:56:47 PM PST by ebb tide

In an effort to promote the so-called new paradigm surrounding the interpretation of Pope Francis’ 2016 apostolic exhortation Amoris Laetitia (The Joy of Love), three seminars were held last month for invited bishops and select theologians at three Catholic universities around the country.

The group of theologians invited is noteworthy not because of their expertise on the topics of marriage and family, but because of their public opposition to some of the Church’s long-taught traditions.

Called “New Momentum Conferences on Amoris Laetitia,” the seminars were spearheaded by Cardinal Blase Cupich of Chicago, fresh from his February speech on Amoris Laetitia at Cambridge University in England, and coming on the heels of a conference on the apostolic exhortation at Boston College last October.

Catholic News Agency reported Feb. 12 that it had obtained a letter from Cardinal Cupich inviting some U.S. bishops to the conferences. The gatherings offered a “tailor-made program that goes from why Amoris Laetitia provides ‘New Momentum for Moral Formation and Pastoral Practice’ to how to provide formative pastoral programs.”

The seminars brought together several selectively invited bishops “to have a conversation with the aid of theologians” at Boston College, the University of Notre Dame and Santa Clara University. The events were by invitation only and were closed to the media. (emphasis ET's)

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TOPICS: Apologetics; Catholic; Moral Issues
KEYWORDS: cupich; francischurch; heresy; mcelroy; tobin

1 posted on 03/02/2018 12:56:47 PM PST by ebb tide
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As George Weigel reminded all of us, the Church doesn’t do paradigm shifts.

“Something is broken in Catholicism today and it isn’t going to be healed by appeals to paradigm shifts,” Weigel said in his trenchant commentary for First Things. “In the first Christian centuries, bishops frankly confronted and, when necessary, fraternally corrected each other. That practice is as essential today as it was in the days of Cyprian and Augustine — not to mention Peter and Paul.”

2 posted on 03/02/2018 12:59:12 PM PST by ebb tide (We have a rogue curia in Rome)
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Pope’s March 2018 Prayer Intention: Formation in Spiritual Discernment

That the Church may appreciate the urgency of formation in spiritual discernment, both on the personal and communitarian levels.

3 posted on 03/02/2018 1:19:11 PM PST by ebb tide (We have a rogue curia in Rome)
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