Can Dogma Develop?

Michael Lofton answers whether dogma can develop and in what sense a theologian may speak about the development of dogma. References are made to documents from the International Theological Commission and the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith. Examples are also given from Boniface VIII’s Unam Sanctam to Pope Pius IXth and Lumen Gentium of the Second Vatican Council.

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Bishop Barron, Tim Staples, Pope Francis and Eastern Orthodoxy

Bishop Barron, Tim Staples, Pope Francis and Eastern Orthodoxy Michael Lofton addresses Bishop Robert Barron endorsing Fr. James Martin’s new book. He also engages Tim Staples who claims the Vatican’s clarification vindicated Pope Francis and also answers whether Eastern Orthodoxy is a valid alternative to Catholicism in light of its scandals.

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