Friday, November 26, 2010

Except from Pius XI, Studiorum Ducem

Here is some food for thought for that inimitable species of humankind, the internet Thomist, who prowl about the ‘net seeking the ruin of... well, interesting philosophy and freedom of theological opinion.

Pius XI, Studiorum Ducem, trans. James H. Ryan in The Encyclicals of Pius XI, p. 95 : “No one, of course, may exact of professors either more or less than the Church, the mother and teacher of all, demands of them, for on those questions on which different authorities of our Catholic schools express different views and are not in agreement, certainly no teacher can be compelled to accept an opinion which does not appear to him the more logical one”.

2 comments:

Matt said...
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Matt said...

Would this mandate apply to religious orders? Very interesting.