US bishops quietly adopt protocols for theological investigations [CNAU]

Aug 19, '12 6:00 am
The US bishops’ committee tasked with enforcing church doctrine quietly adopted new procedures for investigating theologians a year ago, apparently unbeknownst to the theologians whose teachings and writings would be subject to the protocols, reports NCR Online.


For the most part, the theologians that are calling out for dialogue aren’t very interested in dialogue with the bishops before they publish their books. It seems they are expecting more from the bishops than they themselves are willing to give.

If they bothered to keep their bishop in the loop before their work was published, they would find that they could have a great dialogue and avoid publishing things that would need to be corrected.

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