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A CLIMATE OF SUSPICION

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This past March, the Vatican’s Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith (CDF) censured 69-year-old Jesuit theologian Jon Sobrino citing statements in his books Jesus the Liberator (1993) and Christ the Liberator (2001) that are either "erroneous or dangerous."

     In their Notification, the CDF admitted that Fr. Sobrino doesn’t deny the divinity of Christ, but fails to "affirm" it with "sufficient" clarity.

     In this particular case, the Vatican hasn’t banned Sobrino from teaching in Catholic universities or prohibited him from publishing. But the methods used by the CDF continue to stir deep concerns among Catholics.

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