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Friend of John Paul II: Illegitimate Theology Threatens to Undermine Humanae Vitae
The National Catholic Register ^ | 5/14/18 | Ed Pentin

Posted on 05/15/2018 7:42:50 PM PDT by marshmallow

Professor Stanislaw Grygiel warns against theologians who ‘raise man’s weakness to the dignity of the principle of life.’

Theologians who wish to soften the teaching of Blessed Paul VI’s encyclical Humanae Vitae are contaminated by “political interests and sociological digressions” and are putting human weakness rather than Christ at the center of salvation, a longtime friend of Pope St. John Paul II has said.

In a recent address, Stanislaw Grygiel, visiting professor of philosophical anthropology at the Pontifical John Paul II Theological Institute for Marriage and Family Sciences, said such theologians are prompting a theology that is a dangerous threat to the faith and leading to a “new casuistry.”

The professor, a former student of John Paul II, said such “pragmatic theology,” which seeks to change the encyclical’s teaching against artificial contraception, “cannot but be illegitimate theology.”

Quoting 19th Polish poet C.K. Norwid, he called it “bastard” theology because, to Norwid, “all practical, pragmatic intelligences are not Christian — and all Christian intelligences are non-practical.”

Grygiel was speaking at the launch last month of Karol Wojtyła and Humanae Vitae — a book by Polish theologian Don Paweł Gałuszka on the contributions of St. John Paul and Polish theologians to the encyclical of Paul VI (see Grygiel’s complete speech below).

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TOPICS: Catholic; Moral Issues; Theology

1 posted on 05/15/2018 7:42:50 PM PDT by marshmallow
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I don’t know if this is applicable, but the last time I went to church, the Catholic priest started babbling about global warming. I won’t be coming back any time soon. Pope Francis has turned it into house of communist indoctrination.

2 posted on 05/16/2018 10:06:20 AM PDT by PA-RIVER
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