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Relativism has ... become the central problem for the faith at the present time. No doubt it is not presented only with its aspects of resignation before the immensity of the truth. It is also presented as a position defined positively by the concepts of tolerance and knowledge through dialogue and freedom, concepts which would be limited if the existence of one valid truth for all were affirmed.

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A new intolerance is spreading, that is quite obvious. There are well-established standards of thinking that are supposed to be imposed on everyone. These are then announced in terms of so-called "negative tolerance". For instance, when people say that for the sake of negative tolerance [i.e. "not offending anyone"] there must be no crucifix in public buildings. With that we are basically experiencing the abolition of tolerance, for it means, after all, that religion, that the Christian faith is no longer allowed to express itself visibly.

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During the Theological Forum on “Theological Views on Religions and Cultures” held last July 21-23, 2011 at the Loyola School of Theology, Fr. James Kroeger, M.M., Professor of Systematic Theology and Missiology at LST, delivered a paper entitled, “An ‘Asian’ Dialogue Decalogue. Principles of Interreligious Dialogue from Asia’s Bishops". Fr. Jim’s paper is presented here in full.

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In commemoration of the 20th Anniversary of PCP-II, Loyola School of Theology is opening its PCP-II Archive, a collection of articles (.pdf) on PCP-II written by LST professors...

It is very difficult to evaluate events in the Church in the Philippines after the Second Plenary Council of the Philippines (PCP II) without having an understanding of what kind of council PCP II is. This understanding, therefore, will be our starting point. Then, we will discuss the ecclesiological notion of reception and how the Philippine Church has so far received PCP II. Finally we will have points for reflection...

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In commemoration of the 20th Anniversary of PCP-II, Loyola School of Theology is opening its PCP-II Archive, a collection of articles (.pdf) on PCP-II written by LST professors...

An ongoing study and reflection on the ecclesiology of the Second Plenary Council of the Philippines (PCP II) is an important task in charting the course of renewal which the Philippine Church should undertake. And if in fact PCP II is a "new Pentecost" for the local Church, it will be fitting to take the council's document as a concrete point of departure, for "realizing" the renewal of the Church in our country here and now...

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In commemoration of the 20th Anniversary of PCP-II, Loyola School of Theology is opening its PCP-II Archive, a collection of articles (.pdf) on PCP-II written by LST professors...

In exploring the pastoral implications of basic ecclesial communities (BECs) in the Philippine Church today, I take as point of departure the section from PCP II's Acts entitled, "Basic Ecclesial Communities: An Expression of Renewal". Belonging to Part II: A Church Renewed, the section speaks of the vision of the Church "today finding expression in one ecclesial movement"...

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In commemoration of the 20th Anniversary of PCP-II, Loyola School of Theology is opening its PCP-II Archive, a collection of articles (.pdf) on PCP-II written by LST professors...

The following pages contain the corrections introduced by the Congregation for Bishops into the text of the PCP II Resolutions as found in the Acts and Resolutions of the Second Plenary Council of the Philippines and as sent to Rome for review and approval...

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