Academic journal article The Catholic Historical Review

Paolo VI E la Collegialita Episcopale: Colloquio Internationale Di Studio, Brescia 25-26-27 Settembre 1992

Academic journal article The Catholic Historical Review

Paolo VI E la Collegialita Episcopale: Colloquio Internationale Di Studio, Brescia 25-26-27 Settembre 1992

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Paolo VI e la collegialite episcopale: Colloquio Internazionale di Studio, Brescia 25-2627 settembre 1992. [Pubblicazioni dell'Istituto Paolo VI, 15.] (Brescia: Istituto Paolo VI; Rome: Edizioni Studium. 1995. Pp. xvi, 389. Lire 70,000 paperback.)

After devoting several international colloquia to Pope Paul VI's activity before and during the Second Vatican Council, the Istituto Paolo VI has begun to sponsor research and colloquia on his work after the close of the Council. This work presents the papers and discussions that were presented at the colloquium held in Brescia in 1992. Like earlier volumes in the series, this one is carefully edited and handsomely produced.

Eight major papers are devoted to Paul VI's concept of collegiality, his motu proprio "Sollicitudo omnium Ecclesiarum" on papal representatives, the development of the College of Cardinals, his ideas of and participation in the Synod of Bishops, and his views of episcopal conferences. Conspicuously absent is any consideration of the implications for the question of collegiality of the controversy provoked, including among some bishops and episcopal conferences, by the issuance of Humanae vitae.These essays differ more greatly in scholarly quality than those in earlier volumes, in part perhaps because several of them were written not by scholars but by curial and other participants in postconciliar events from which some of them found it difficult to achieve any critical distance. …

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