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Fratelli Tutti: An Authentic Vision of Dialogue?


It was the publication of the motu proprio Traditionis custodes in July 2021 and the subsequent reaction among some theologians and commentators which invites me in the present paper to ask: how dialogical is the theology of Pope Francis? To echo the words of Gregory Hillis, professor of theology at Bellarmine University in Louisville and regular commentator in the Jesuit magazine America, and certainly not one who would be described as a traditionalist (liturgically or otherwise): “I have long found Francis’ vision of dialogue attractive. For this reason, I find myself confused by his response to Catholic traditionalism.”

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