John Allen Jr. reports
on the appointment
of Jesuit Fr. Luis Ladaria, a Spaniard, as secretary of the
Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith. He uses the term
he coined “affirmative orthodoxy” in regards to Ladaria.
Which he previously described as “I mean a tenacious defense
of the core elements of classic Catholic doctrine, but presented in a
relentlessly positive key. “
I found one of the nice little
testimonials on Fr. Ladaria stick out.
“He is also very human. He laughs a
and is very gracious with the women who clean our offices etc.”
And he smiles at children.
Though I am all for describing people working at the CDF in a
human way instead of as breeds of dogs.
Appointing a Jesuit as Secretary of the CDF since many of the
theologians investigated come from the same order. OK
gratuitous Jesuit swipe and Fr. Ladaria certainly looks like another
very good appointment by the Pope.