Confab on ‘sensus fidei’ document set

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QUEZON City, Nov. 22, 2014—A series of talks that will seek to start a discussion on “Sensus Fidei in the Life of the Church”, a document released by the International Theological Commission (ITC) earlier this year, is scheduled on Nov. 29, Saturday, 8:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. at Leong Hall Auditorium, Ateneo de Manila University (AdMU), Loyola Heights, Quezon City.

Dubbed “Rules for Thinking with the Church?” the symposium aims to provide answers to the following questions:

• What exactly is the “sensus fidei” (sense of the faith) and how can it be identified?

• How does the sensus fidei relate to the ecclesiastical magisterium of the pope and the bishops, and to theology?

• What are the conditions for an authentic exercise of the sensus fidei?

• Is the sensus fidei something different from the majority opinion of the faithful in a given time or place, and if so, how does it differ from the latter?

The organizers believe all of these questions require answers if the idea of the sensus fidei is to be understood more fully and used more confidently in the Church today.

The talks lined up for the event are as follows:

• “Young People and Golden Rule Catholicism in the Philippines”

Jayeel S. Cornelio, Ph.D., Director, Development Studies Program, AdMU

• “The International Theological Commission’s ‘Sensus Fidei’ in the Life of the Church’ (2014) – A Critical Introduction”

Emmanuel S. de Guzman, Ph.D., President, DaKaTeo (Catholic Theological Society of the Philippines)

• “A Moral Perspective”

Peter O. Pojol, SJ, Department of Theology, AdMU

• “Where Is Women’s Wisdom in the Life of the Church?”

Rachel Joyce Marie O. Sanchez, Department of Theology, AdMU

The symposium is open to the public.

To confirm their attendance, interested parties are requested to visit www.facebook.com/events/302204843308469/?fref=ts

For further inquiries, email event organizer Ruben Mendoza at rcmendoza@ateheo.edu. (Raymond A. Sebastián / CBCPNews)

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