Benedict XVI’s Legacy: Theology Rooted in the Logos, by Roland Millare

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By Roland Millare, The Catholic Thing, Jan. 7, 2023

Roland Millare, STD is Vice President of Curriculum and Program Director of Clergy Initiatives for the St. John Paul II Foundation (Houston). Dr. Millare holds a doctorate in sacred theology (STD) from the Liturgical University at the University of St. Mary of the Lake (Mundelein, IL). …


During the time of the Church Fathers, to serve the Church as an intellectual and to answer the call to holiness were not mutually exclusive. The desert monk Evagrius (c. 346–399) exhorts us to remember that “the one who is a theologian, prays.” Over time, to be both an intellectual and saint was the norm for certain men and women such as St. Thomas Aquinas, St. Bonaventure, St. Theresa Benedicta of the Cross, and St. John Paul II.

In his writings and through the witness of his life,  Benedict XVI demonstrated how we should answer the exhortation of the Swiss theologian, Hans Urs von Balthasar to begin and end our theology “on one’s knees.” In other words, the vocation of the academic and the call to sanctity should never be mutually exclusive. …

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