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Pontifical Academy for Life member: term ‘intrinsically evil’ too restricting

January 30, 2018

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CWN Editor's Note: Gerhard Hoever, a moral theologian at the University of Bonn, was named a corresponding member of the pontifical academy in 2017. Academicians are classified as ordinary members, honorary members, corresponding members, young members, or former members.

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  • Posted by: Randal Mandock - Jan. 31, 2018 5:40 PM ET USA

    "Höver argues that changes in perception, 'namely, space and time,' have an “effect on specific theologies.'" "Asked if the academy’s leaders were aware of their views before they were selected, the spokesman told the Register 'we knew' but added that it was important to provide them 'space'." Pope Francis' Magisterial guidelines that "time is greater than space" have made the notion of sin and intrinsically-evil acts "outdated" and too "black and white." This counters sensus fidelium for 2000yr

  • Posted by: garedawg - Jan. 30, 2018 10:59 AM ET USA

    That would be like an engineering department at a major university hiring a professor who does not believe in Newton's Laws of motion.