Thursday, May 19, 2011

I do know such very clever people

This just in:

A friend has just finished an important project as part of his work on his Licentiate in Theology at the Angelicum...
Today I'm beginning to post St. Robert Bellarmine's classic work, De Ecclesia Militante. Despite its importance to the study of ecclesiology, to the best of my knowledge there is no English version available. I will be posting a (very rough) English translation, with the Latin text following in a later post. I hope that by making this text available on the internet, it will prompt other students to rediscover Bellarmine's theology.

Just a while ago, Pope Benedict wrote that the great crisis we face in the Church boils down to one of ecclesiology. Since the Second Vatican Council, we've forgotten what the Church is.

Subsistit in...

De Ecclesia Militante
Chapter One
About the Name of the Church