Archive Nota Bene Steven Wedgeworth

Prof. Thomas Pink on Vatican II and Religious Coercion

I’m excited to announce a miniseries of essays between Prof. Thomas Pink of King’s College London and myself. Earlier this year, I posted two essays on Roman Catholicism and religious liberty (here and here). These were brought to the attention of Prof. Pink, and he and I began an email correspondence over the summer. Prof. […]

Archive Civic Polity Reformed Irenicism Steven Wedgeworth

The Dignitatis Humanae Revolution

A little over a week ago, we began the argument that the disruption currently occurring within the Roman Catholic Church is an inevitable reverberation of the 20th century. A fundamental transformation then occurred, and the classic position on religious liberty and the rights of the human conscience was been replaced by a new teaching. We […]

Archive Civic Polity Ecclesiastical Polity Steven Wedgeworth

The Catholic Church Has Already Been Transformed

The continuing fallout from Pope Francis’sĀ Amoris Laetitia appears to be reaching a decisive moment. The bishops of Malta have released an interpretation of Amoris Laetitia which supports and applies what might be called the “progressive” interpretation. It allows for those people who have been divorced and remarried, hitherto a state considered mortal sin, to receive […]