Home » Overview of Documents on Teaching on our Website

Overview of Documents on Teaching on our Website

Why the paedophilia scandal happened: …in the RC Church
What about you, do you want to go away too?
The Credibility of the Church Today by  Gregory Baum
Feminism, Vatican-style by Tina Beattie
“Who May Dwell Within your Tent?” commission on Woman …  Belgian Bishops, 1998
God, Women and the Question of Power by Veronica Brady
Gender and the ‘Sensus Fidelium’  by Veronica Brady
Women’s Ordination and Infallible Teaching, An Inquiry by Peter Burns
Sidney Callahan’s Assessment of ‘Ordinatio Sacerdotalis’ 1996
A Pope the Laity Wants by by Sister Joan Chittister
Chittister: We can’t suppress the Spirit
Collegiality (or lack of it !) in the Catholic Church by  John Wijngaards
Reasons for Resignation  by Paul Collins, 2001
Structures of Authority by Bill Cosgrave, 1995
What about Donum Veritatis, the  ‘Instruction …. on the Theologian?
A Question of Conscience by Charles Davis 1967 index
The General Problem / Charles Davis , Ch.1
The Change in Man’s Self-understanding / Charles Davis , Ch.2
From Hierarchical orders to Free Organizations / Charles Davis, Ch.3
The Historical Approach to Truth and Faith / Charles Davis, Ch.4
The Christian Church and the Wider Society / Charles Davis, Ch.5
Concience. The Irish Catholic Bishops’ Conference, 1998
Once again, women are being cast out of the Catholic Church
Catholic Theological Soc. of America /… the ordination of Women
Papal Teaching on Slavery by John Wijngaards
Women priests: the issue that keeps resurfacing / E. Curti.2011
The Tenacious Voice of Women. R. Vendrik & the Pontifical Commission
Use the Gifts God Gives. Monsignor John Egan 2001
Equal is as Equal does. Publ. by The Women-Church Convergence, 1995.
Do these errors and mistakes in the past prove the teaching authority…
Womenpriests: Keeping Mum or Speaking Out? 1996 Transl. from Dutch
Frequently asked questions on Teaching Authority in the Catholic Church
Fidelity to Jesus and the ordination of women by Joseph Fitzmyer
The Reception of Doctrine: New Perspectives by Richard Gaillardetz
God and our new Selves. Why there is the need of a new Catechesis
God and our new Selves. Why the Church needs to be reformed in our time
The Place of Silencing in the Teaching of the Church by J. Gramick
Gisbert Greshake’s Assessment of ‘Ordinatio Sacerdotalis’
A letter to the Pope by Bernhard Häring
The fear has gone – and So have they by Bishop John Heaps
Laws don’t change people by Bishop John Heaps
A priesthood without clericalism by Bishop John Heaps
Authority in the Roman Catholic Church. Theory and practice. Review
A theologian’s dilemma on women priests by Peter Hebblethwaite
Peter Hünermann’s Assessment of ‘Ordinatio Sacerdotalis’
Concience. The Irish Catholic Bishops’ Conference, 1998
Open Letter to John Paul II by 14 women religious from India
Review by Anne Baring  of The  Inquisition, by M.Baigent & R. Leigh
Jesus Responds to John Paul II. ( after Ordinatio Sacerdotalis)
Elizabeth A. Johnson’s Assessment of ‘Ordinatio Sacerdotalis’
The Call of Conscience by Michael Keane
David Knight’s Assessment of ‘Ordinatio Sacerdotalis’
Waiting for Vatican III. Women’s Ordination and Infallibility by H.Kung
“ On Not Inventing Doctrine” by Nicholas Lash
What is meant by the ‘ordinary magisterium’? By L.Örsy
Do the Roman authorities promote a wrong understanding of ‘ordinary …’?
The Question of Admitting Women to the Ministerial Priesthood 1978
Foundations and Context of the Magisterium by Ladislas Örsy, SJ
Teaching Authority by Ladislas Örsy
If God reveals truth, why do we need a teaching authority?/ Örsy
Teaching Authority – Catholic Universities – Academic Freedom
Bibliography on the Teaching Authority by Ladislas Örsy
Shedding Light on Church Teachings. Talks with Bishop Raymond Lucker
Non-reception by the faithful of teaching on exclusion of women
Patriarchal and Hierarchical Nature …Barrier to Women’s Participation
… Perceptions of Women in the Catholic Church of Australia
Two contrasting Perceptions of Women in the Catholic Church of Australia
Violence in the Church by Camilo Macisse
The Ordinary Universal Magisterium. Conditions affecting its infallible teaching
Theologians Assess ‘Ordinatio Sacerdotalis’
The Ordinary Universal Magisterium by John Wijngaard
Coping with a Christ who does not want women priests … McAleese
Mary McAleese The Outsider
It Won’t Wash With Women by Mary McAleese
Living with Authority by Mary McAleese
Muzzling the theologians by Richard McBrien
Soline Vatinel, the Archbishop and Me
Theologians and the Magisterium by Richard A McCormick
Count me out! Response to Ordinatio Sacerdotalis (1994) by M McDonagh
The voice of theologians in general councils from Pisa to Trent
Mistakes by the Teaching Authority in Rome
On a closed debate. Editorial by Joseph Moingt 1994
Catholic Patriarchy by Peter C. Morea
Letter to Pope John Paul II by Josefa Theresia Münch
Should Women be Silent in the Church? by Josefa Theresia Münch
Address to .. Church Personnel Administrators, by Bishop Frank Murphy
This Teaching Cannot Be Infallible (in response to Ordinatio Sacerdotalis.)
The Pope’s ‘teaching’ on why women can’t be priests – a new focus?
On Consulting the Faithful in Matters of Doctrine by J.H. Newman 1859
 “Ordinatio sacerdotalis” unleashes debate on the Magisterium
Profession of Faith and Oath of Fidelity. 1989
Are bishops, parish priests, etc. still bound by the ‘oath of fidelity’  …
Profession of Faith and Oath of Fidelity (+ a commentary by CDF) 1998
Ann O’Hara Graff’s Assessment of ‘Ordinatio Sacerdotalis
Integrity by Joseph S. O’Leary, The Furrow, August 1985
A Teaching Not Received by Hugh O’Regan
Infallibility Explored by Ladislas Orsy
What is the position of the pope within the college of bishops? By L. Örsy
Do the Roman authorities not realise that doctrine ‘develops’? By L. Örsy
If God reveals truth, why do we need a teaching authority? By L. Örsy
 Who possesses the revealed Word of God, the bishops and the Pope or….?
What does it mean to teach doctrine ‘with authenticity’? By L. Örsy
 Do also the bishops and the Pope belong to the ‘learning Church’?
Do the bishops and the Pope underestimate the laity? By L. Örsy
What does magisterium, ‘teaching authority’, mean? By L. Örsy
Does the Pope rely too much on his own advisers? By L. Örsy
The M Word By Bede Griffiths
Where does the infallibility of the magisterium find its source? / Örsy
Are there non-infallible binding teachings? By L. Örsy
Do theologians have a share in ‘teaching authority’? By L.Örsy
Does every part of Catholic doctrine share in the infallibility of revealed truth? By L.Örsy
Are the bishops and the Pope infallibile when they issue practical, pastoral decrees? By L.Örsy
How do we ‘surrender in faith’ to authentic doctrine set forth by the magisterium? By L.Örsy
What did Vatican II mean with obsequium fidei, ‘obedience in faith’?
Can a theologian legitimately dissent from officially taught doctrine?
How to determine the limits of legitimate dissent? By L.Örsy
Can clear guidelines for dissent be formulated? By L.Örsy
Have theologians an essential task, that is distinct and complementary to those of the Pope and the bishops
Why does dissent provoke such opposition and friction in the Church? By L.Örsy
When does an institute of learning become a ‘university’? By L.Örsy
What types of Catholic university do we find? By L.Örsy
What makes a university Catholic?
How are theologians in Catholic universities ‘bonded’ to the Church?
Do theologians who receive a ‘canonical mission’ teach with a higher authority? By L.Örsy
Do the Roman authorities attribute excessive importance to law?
Can clear guidelines for dissent be formulated? By L.Örsy
What are the limits of academic freedom? By L.Örsy
Do the Roman authorities damage the Church by exercising excessive control? By L.Örsy
Infallibility Explored – the Professor replies By L.Örsy
Where are the Priest-Prophets? By Fr. Owen O’Sullivan
Papal Documents on the Ordination of Women
Overview of contemporary theologians re infallibility of teaching
What Peter Might Say to John Paul II by A Milavec
The Errors of Pope Pius IX
Refining the Question About Women’s Ordination by H. Pottmeyer
May a theologian’s dissent be voiced through the public media?
The Charismatic Element in The Church by K Rahner
“Subjects or Objects? Women within Catholic Social Teaching”
Infallibility Explored – the Cardinal responds by Card. Ratzinger
Who exactly do we mean by the Roman teaching authorities? By J.Wijngaards
The Universal Ordinary Magisterium – Inter Insigniores
No Authority to Ordain Women – Inter Insigniores
Infallibility is untenable By Rosemary Radford Ruether
Can Men be Ordained? By Rosemary Radford Ruether
The secret examination of new Bishops
Is Our Institutional Church Unjust? By E. Silvius
The teaching authority and slavery
Discussion on the Popes and Slavery
The Duty of Speaking Out
It’s Time to Speak our by a group of French Priests
Francis Sullivan’s Assessment on ‘Ordinatio Sacerdotalis’
Francis A. Sullivan’s argument with Archbishop Bertone
St. Thérèse and the Question of the Ordination of Women
Obedience, a questionable virtue by Marie Louise Uhr
Women’s Ordination: Barriers and Boundaries by Marie Louise Uhr
Statement of Sr. Christine Vladimiroff
Church without women leaders by J Wijngaards
The Free media: A price worth paying by John Wilkins
Free speech in the Church by Alain Woodrow
Patristic Testimony on Women’s 0rdination in Inter  Insignores
Pope John II’s letter concerning ordination of women by J Wright
What about the Women? by Phyllis Zagano