Archive E.J. Hutchinson Ecclesiastical Polity Nota Bene Philosophy Sacred Doctrine

The Catholic Retreat To Commitment

In the 1950 encyclical Humani Generis, Pius XII, relying on Pius IX, makes a rather startling claim about the duty of theologians in the church: It is also true that theologians must always return to the sources of divine revelation: for it belongs to them to point out how the doctrine of the living Teaching […]

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John Paul II and Evolution

Some readers have inquired as to whether Pope John Paul II’s views on evolution are consistent with the restrictions of Humani Generis which I included in my essay. I am happy to be corrected on this matter and would invite emails from more informed readers, but my understanding is that, however different in tone, John Paul II’s […]