Friday, August 26, 2011

An interview with Bishop Lafitte (Jean Lafitte: how's that for a name?) from the Pontifical Council for the Family. He specifies that Pope John Paul's work clearly "belongs to the Magisterium" since it is apparent that the Pope intended to present his series of talks as teachings. This is significant, because there are some voices in the world of theology that seem to write off the Theology of the Body as not being "Church teaching" because it was "only" delivered in the form of Wednesday audience talks. (Not to mention that the content of his talks has also been incorporated into the Catechism.)