Catholic Dictionary

Term

THEOLOGIAN OF THE PONTIFICAL HOUSEHOLD

Definition

Until the present title was established by Pope Paul VI, the person was called Master of the Sacred Palace. Originating in the thirteenth century and traditionally a member of the Dominican Order, from Pope Leo X to Pius XI he gave the Imprimatur to books published in Rome. He is now the Theologian of Trust of the Pope, consultor to the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith, prelate of the Congregation of Rites, and generally consultor of the Commission for Biblical Studies. He belongs to the Pontifical Family and lives at the Vatican.