Cardinal Mueller speaks in Washington

The National Catholic Register has a report.   An excerpt:

Cardinal Müller spoke at the invitation of President John Garvey of Catholic University. His lecture, “Donum Veritatis: The Contribution of the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith to the Theological Enterprise,” focused on theology’s purpose in spreading the Gospel.

The study of God’s truth, the cardinal said, is ultimately for the service and love of the Church.

“The person proclaiming the truth has as his or her object not simply something intellectual, but human communion. That means that the truth must be transmitted in a way that offers an opportunity for people to give themselves unreservedly,” he stated.

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The cardinal stressed that the magisterium “is not an extrinsic service imposed upon the Church,” but instead “occurs within” and “arises directly” from “Christian doctrine and the truth.”

Rather than bind the Church, the magisterium frees the Church to better give of itself, he said.

Read more: http://www.ncregister.com/daily-news/cardinal-mueller-the-church-and-theology-exist-to-enlighten-and-evangelize/#ixzz3ICvK3xCQ

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