Thursday, September 13, 2012

Quote of the Day

As an academic theologian and a practicing Catholic I try to maintain a difficult but important balancing act – deeply rooted in the Catholic tradition – between upholding the revealed doctrinal truths which are part of the timeless and unchanging mystery of our faith, and entering into reasoned and informed debates about issues of morality, society and values which are contingent and capable of being adapted to different cultures and contexts. I do not believe that an informed theological contribution to issues of public interest is detrimental to the interests of the Church. On the contrary, I believe such debate bears witness to the theological vigor and social dynamism of Catholic Christianity, and allows us to draw on a long and rich intellectual tradition to play an active role in society today.

– Tina Beattie
Quoted in Frank DeBernardo's article,
"British Theologian’s Lecture Is Cancelled
Because of Marriage Equality Stand
Bondings 2.0
September 13, 2012

See also the previous Wild Reed post:
Quote of the Day – January 14, 2012

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