Dialog Teologic XXIII/46 (2020)
81 p., 17×24, ISSN 1453-8075, 15 lei.
La direzione spirituale come relazione di aiuto
This article, entitled The spiritual direction as a relationship based on offering help highlights the task of the Spiritual Director, who walks alongside the seminarian, aiding him in the art of discernment. This ongoing process is always under the guidance of the Holy Spirit, who works through the gifts of the Spiritual Director and the seminarian. In this article, we will begin with the fact that, in order to accompany someone in spiritual growth it is necessary to engage well in a period of discernment. Both spiritual direction and discernment bear fruit under the guidance of the Holy Spirit.
Incurrunt in excommunicationem: brief history of canonic punishment of abortion
According to the 1983 Code of Canon Right, the person guilty of abortion, followed by the effect, automatically falls into the excommunication latae sententiae given to the bishop. This article sets out the penalties for this crime, which the Second Vatican Council called an “abominable crime” (GS 51). The punishments based on the Holy Scripture are reviewed, then those provided by the councils of the first millennium and those proposed by the patristic teaching, and then, to analyze the penitential manuals and Byzantine right, following the presentation of abortion punishments in medieval jurisprudence and pontifical teaching until the codification of canon right. At the end, the text shows the punishments prescribed by the codes of canon right – that of 1917, that of 1983 and that of the Eastern Churches –, ending with an incursion into Orthodox law.
Der mariologische Ansatz von Joseph Ratzinger
In diesem Artikel wird es den mariologischen Ansatz von Joseph Ratzinger analysiert. Dessen erster Teil skizziert drei methodische Aspekte, die für eine redliche Auslegung der Enzyklika „Redemptoris Mater“ von Papst Johannes Paul II. wichtig sind. Nach der Skizzierung dieser drei methodischen Aspekte werden drei inhaltliche Schwerpunkte der Enzyklika präsentiert. Der zweite Teil des Artikels analysiert das Buch „Die Tochter Zion“ von Joseph Ratzinger. Hier werden die drei großen Mariendogmen ausgelegt, und zwar: Maria, Jungfrau und Gottesmutter, ihr Freisein von der Erbsünde und die Aufnahme des Leibes und der Seele Marias in die himmlische Herrlichkeit.
Christian Creationism and Scientific Evolutionism
The question regarding the origin of man is one of the oldest ones. But it came again at the surface of wondering with the anthropological revolution caused by Charles Darwin in the 19th century with his evolutionary theory about natural selection. Nowadays, after more than one century, after the scientific crisis, after the Intelligent design debate, on calmer water, the truth about creationism, evolutionism and their relationship seem clearer. But before assuming a certain position concerning those two it is needed a process of understanding the roots of such visions, their intentions, and their consequences.