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Ladislas Örsy: A Reflection and Dialogue


Reaching a century is always a milestone, one that few of us reach and fewer still with the same energy and vibrancy as Father Ladislas Örsy, the American-based Hungarian Jesuit and canonist who turned 100 on 30th July. His decades of work are well worthy of a tribute. This essay is both a reflection on some of his key ideas and a dialogue from two virtual discussions; one I had with Fr Örsy and the other with Professor Rik Torfs, Dean of the Faculty of Canon Law at Leuven University, where Fr Örsy was a theology student. Our starting point was the controversies currently faced by the church. Fr Örsy notes, “there are many crises, which may at times seem insurmountable, surrounding the church today.”

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