Of theology, that is. The Committee on Doctrine of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops is hosting a conference in September, “The Intellectual Tasks of the New Evangelization.” The purpose? “The Committee hopes this conference will provide an occasion to build relationships between bishops and the next generation of theologians.”
A good idea indeed. Today, the academic Establishment in Catholic theology tends to set itself up as an authority over and against the teaching role of the bishops. It’s a counterproductive outlook that needs to change.
Interested? The Committee on Doctrine has a grant to subsidize travel and lodging for young theologians. Check it out.