In a move some theologians say undermines the credibility of the leading English-language Catholic theological journal, the Vatican has pressured it to publish a scholarly essay on marriage, unedited and without undergoing normal peer review.
The essay, which appeared in the June 2011 issue of the quarterly Theological Studies, published in Milwaukee under the auspices of the Jesuits, upholds the indissolubility of marriage. It was a reply to a September 2004 article in which two theologians argued for a change in church teachings on divorce and remarriage.
The Vatican has been pressuring the editors at Theological Studies since not long after the publication of the 2004 essay, according to theologians not connected to the journal or to the Jesuit order. The Vatican aim is to weed out dissenting voices and force the journal to stick more closely to official church teachings.
Tuesday, August 30, 2011
Jesuit Paper Supports the Church's Teaching on the Indissolubility of Marriage
Edit: The sad thing is that when the Jesuits actually defend the Church's teaching rather than undermine it, it is news. Not sure why these theologians complaining about credibility even have a job. Who are these alleged theologians who are undermining the credibility of the Church and the Jesuit Order?