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Theologian steps down as consultant to US bishops’ committee following publication of letter critical of Pope Francis

November 02, 2017

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CWN Editor's Note: Father Thomas Weinandy, a member of the International Theological Commission since 2014, led the US bishops’ Secretariat for Doctrine and Pastoral Practices from 2005 to 2013. Here are links to the text of his letter and Cardinal Daniel DiNardo’s subsequent statement on dialogue within the Church.

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  • Posted by: dmva9806 - Nov. 05, 2017 11:47 AM ET USA

    Filioque - that will happen when clericalism and political astuteness are not the driving motives for bishops. I don't mean that care of the flock is not a strong motivator for them, but it is n to the driving one.

  • Posted by: filioque - Nov. 04, 2017 12:42 PM ET USA

    When, oh when, will any US bishops stand up and say that the USCCB does not speak for them?

  • Posted by: james-w-anderson8230 - Nov. 04, 2017 9:27 AM ET USA

    More Political Correctness rather than leading and protecting the sheep.

  • Posted by: shrink - Nov. 02, 2017 9:38 AM ET USA

    When the little boy speaks out that the emperor is naked, the cardinal cuts out his tongue and accuses him of giving scandal.