In light of recent discussions, we are happy to state our full confidence in Christopher, who continues to show great responsibility and openness in listening carefully to various observations and reflections on his work and in taking them into account. He and the Theology of the Body Institute are in communication with us, their local ordinaries. They work with our episcopal blessing. In our view their programs, courses, and materials reflect strong fidelity to the teaching of the Church and to the thought of Pope John Paul II. As such, we consider them of superb value for promoting the New Evangelization.
Friday, September 18, 2009
Christopher West Receives Support from Bishops
Christopher West has been quite the lightning rod lately. I don't think the discussion was handled in the proper way (i.e., in the public sphere), so I am happy to post this letter of support from Cardinal Rigali and Bishop Rhoades. Here is a snip.