Daily Archives: 20 December 2005

OT 15: The Study of Philosophy

Optatam Totius 15: The philosophical disciplines are to be taught in such a way that the students are first of all led to acquire a solid and coherent knowledge of man, the world, and of God, relying on a philosophical … Continue reading

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OT 14: More on Seminary Renewal

Optatam Totius 14 begins with a pragmatic thought: In revising ecclesiastical studies the aim should first of all be that the philosophical and theological disciplines be more suitably aligned and that they harmoniously work toward opening more and more the … Continue reading

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Decision in Dover (PA not DE)

Amy alerts us to a victory, not just for science, but for the Truth. Go tell it, your honor: Repeatedly … scientific experts testified that the theory of evolution represents good science, is overwhelmingly accepted by the scientific community, and … Continue reading

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OT 13: Revision of Ecclesiastical Studies

Section 13 begins a fifth chapter of Optatam Totius calling for the revision of the priestly training syllabus. Before beginning specifically ecclesiastical subjects, seminarians should be equipped with that humanistic and scientific training which young men in their own countries … Continue reading

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OT 12: “An Intense Introduction”

Optatam Totius 12 gives the “bishops” the choice of determining additional training beyond seminaries. Since they are identified in the plural, it may be that national conferences or regional or provincial groups would make these determinations. Here’s the text: In … Continue reading

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