U.S. Jesuit forbidden by Vatican to teach as Catholic theologian

"Serious doctrinal error"
Following a five-year inquiry, the Vatican has forbidden an American Jesuit priest from teaching as a Catholic theologian because of what were called “serious doctrinal errors” in his work.

The investigation by the Vatican’s doctrinal agency centered on a 1999 book by Roger Haight, Jesus: Symbol of God, which interprets traditional doctrines about Christ, the Trinity and salvation, among other topics.

Haight had been teaching at Weston Jesuit School of Theology in Cambridge, Massachusetts, when he was notified in 2000 of an investigation into his book by the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith in Rome. The Vatican said his responses that year to questions “neither clarified nor corrected the errors that had been pointed out,” according to Catholic News Service (CNS).

 

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