Bishop of Orange appoints theological consultant

In newly created post, Dr. Pia de Solenni will offer Bishop Kevin Vann advice on questions of doctrine or dogma

The following comes from a September 26 Diocese of Orange press release: The Most Reverend Kevin Vann, Bishop of Orange, has appointed Pia de Solenni, SThD and associate dean of the Augustine Institute, to serve as the first Theological Consultant to the Office of the Bishop. In this newly created position within the Diocese of Orange, the Theological Consultant … [Read more...]

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Cardinal Burke: we must ‘resist’ those in the Church presenting false teaching on marriage

Addressed concerns about Pope Francis’ Amoris Laetitia at the Roman Life Forum conference

The following comes from a May 11 LifeSiteNews article by Pete Baklinski: Cardinal Raymond Burke stated on the weekend that faithful Catholics must “resist” a perspective within the Church that seeks to undermine the truths of the Catholic faith regarding the indissolubility of marriage and the real presence of Christ in the Eucharist. The general theme of the talk was … [Read more...]

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Ongoing formation

Scott Hahn speaks with Catholic educators in the L.A. Archdiocese

The following comes from a November 4 Angelus article by J.D. Long-Garcia: LAKEWOOD — Scott Hahn, the internationally-known Bible scholar and best-selling author, spoke before 400 gathered for the annual Archdiocese of Los Angeles Faith Formation Day for Faculty. He was ordained as a Presbyterian minister in 1982 at Trinity Presbyterian Church in Fairfax, Virginia. Yet, … [Read more...]

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Is this really going on at a Catholic college?

Theologians at USF, Santa Clara undermine church teaching

The following comes from an October 7 Catholic Education Daily article by Justin Petrisek:  With the start of a new academic year, some theologians are again using their positions as Catholic professors to undermine Church teaching. Recent examples include Vincent Pizzuto of the University of San Francisco (USF) and Gary Macy of Santa Clara University (SCU), both Jesuit … [Read more...]

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Queer Hispanic theology

The following comes from brochures sent to Cal Catholic in mid-April by one of our correspondents. “A decade ago, in a memorable article in the Journal of Hispanic / Latino Theology, James Nickoloff took notice of a “queer omission in U.S. Latino/a theology”— the field’s near-complete silence on questions of sexuality, particularly homosexuality.Nickoloff proposed that … [Read more...]

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Why Catholics don’t go around saying ‘we are saved’

In Sunday bulletin, San Francisco priest explains age-old theological dispute over salvation The following is taken from the March 18 Sunday bulletin of the National Shrine of St. Francis of Assisi in San Francisco. It was written by the shrine’s rector, Fr. Gregory Coiro, O.F.M. Cap. Today’s second reading from the Letter of St. Paul to the Ephesians seems to contradict … [Read more...]

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