Commentary: Placuit Deo against new paradigms

Posted March 1, 2018 3:47 pm by Editor

Commentary: Placuit Deo against new paradigms

Washington D.C., Mar 1, 2018 / 01:10 pm (CNA).- The first stirring sentences of the new CDF letter to bishops, Placuit Deo, reject the very notion of a “new paradigm” by which “the newness of the Holy Spirit” could somehow mean a departure from the fullness of revelation which has already been revealed to us in Jesus Christ. Yet quickly the document turns to a different kind of “newness,” a newness which resembles the ancient errors of Gnosticism and Pelagianism, about which Pope Francis has frequently warned.

In the Vatican press conference, the new CDF prefect, Archbishop Ladaria, reiterated that the

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