2011 Annual Convention
The Catholic Theological Society of America adopted the following Resolution during its 2011 Annual Convention in San José, California:
The Catholic Theological Society of America regrets deeply that the provisions established by the American Bishops in the document Doctrinal Responsibilities: Procedures for Promoting Cooperation and Resolving Disputes Between Bishops and Theologians were ignored in passing judgment on Quest for the Living God by Professor Elizabeth A. Johnson, C.S.J. These provisions came from the CTSA and from the Canon Law Society of America. After six years of deliberation, debate, and consensus, they were submitted to the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith and obtained its review and concurrence. Then they were presented to the entire body of American Bishops at the regular meeting of the Conference and approved overwhelmingly for use in the United States. They were not imposed upon any diocese as an obligation of law but presented as careful provisions and directions in order to avoid precisely the situation in which we find ourselves.
In light of this, the CTSA recommends to the American Bishops that they establish a committee that would evaluate the procedures of the Committee on Doctrine that led to their statement.
Motion to approve passed, 147 in favor, 1 opposed, 2 abstentions.
CTSA Resolution 2011 Convention, Correspondence
2006 Annual Convention
The Catholic Theological Society of America unanimously adopted the following Resolution during its 2006 Annual Convention in Texas:
We, the Catholic Theological Society of America (CTSA) stand in solidarity with our brothers and sisters who are undocumented immigrants. In faithfulness to the Gospel of Christ and the social teachings of the Catholic Church, we affirm the dignity of all human beings, regardless of national origin, and we call for just, comprehensive, and humane immigration reform.