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About Richard Gaillardetz

Richard R. Gaillardetz is the Joseph Professor of Catholic Systematic Theology at Boston College and the current chair of the BC Theology Department. He is a past president of the Catholic Theological Society of America and is the editor of The Cambridge Companion to Vatican II (Cambridge University Press, 2020).

RICHARD R. GAILLARDETZ. A promising roadmap for ecclesial reform and conversion. One of the world’s top ecclesiologists analyzes an unprecedented Church governance report

The Australian Catholic Bishops Conference (ACBC) and the Catholic Religious of Australia (CRA) instituted the Implementation Advisory Group to respond to the Royal Commission Report. That group, in turn, created the Governance Review Project Team (GRPT). This team was tasked … Continue reading

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RICHARD R. GAILLARDETZ. May the Global Church Discover “Light from the Southern Cross.” Review and analysis of “potentially groundbreaking document” on Church governance

As the entire world struggles with the challenges, tragedies, and constraints imposed by the current COVID-19 pandemic, the Catholic Church finds itself in the midst of an altogether different kind of global pandemic, one of a distinctly spiritual and ecclesial … Continue reading

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