In commemoration of the opening of the new academic year at the Dominican House of Studies, we invite you to revisit an article published in the Winter 2011 issue of Dominicana: ✠ J. Augustine Di Noia, O.P., “Theological Method and the Magisterium of the Church,” Dominicana 54:2 (2011) 51-61.
In this article, Archbishop Di Noia shows that the Magisterium is not merely an intrusive, external authority, as it is often portrayed. By working and thinking within the framework established by the Magisterium, the intellectual integrity of Catholic theologians is safeguarded and fostered, not undermined. This article complements the Archbishop’s article “Discere et Docere: The Identity and Mission of the Dominican House of Studies in the Twenty-First Century,” which appeared in The Thomist 73:1 (2009) 111-127.
The students at the Dominican House of Studies ask our readers to keep us in your prayers as we continue our formation within the Dominican theological tradition this academic year.