Decree of Reform of ecclesiastical studies of philosophy


Jordi Girau Reverter


Espíritu: ISSN 0014-0716, Year 60, Issue 142 (jul-dec), 2011, pages 403-406




With the symbolic and eloquent date of January 28, 2011, liturgical memory of Saint Thomas Aquinas, and at the request of the Congregation of Catholic Education, the Holy Father Benedict XVI approved the reform of the ecclesiastical studies of philosophy, which until now came to be governed by the Apostolic Constitution Sapientia christiana and the corresponding Ordinationes (1979). The Decree embodying this reform, signed by the Prefect of the Congregation, Cardinal Zenon Grocholewski, and its Secretary, Archbishop Jean-Louis Luis Brugès, OP, is composed of a dense and argued preamble, a second part of the rules of the Sapientia christiana affected by the reform, the derived norms applicable (Ordinationes) and, finally, some brief transitory norms.



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