How Catholic is the CTSA?

In June 1997, Cardinal Bernard Law of Boston aroused great indignation by writing that the Catholic Theological Society of America "has become an association of advocacy for theological dissent" and, in fact, "a wasteland."

To assess the validity of this characterization one has only to peruse the recent volumes of the CTSA Proceedings. The latest volume, based on the 1997 convention, is a show-case example. The convention theme...

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About the Author

Cardinal Avery Dulles, SJ, held the Laurence J. McGinley Chair of Religion and Society at Fordham University until his death in December 2008.