Beyond saying and unsaying theologies

There is the theology of unsaying. It is concerned with apophasis. It cannot describe or define God. It follows a neti neti logic, which we call via negativa. It is unsaying God. Derrida says that the fact that this unsaying of God regards every predicate that we can use to describe God as inadequate to portray the essence or...

At the Foot of the Cross

Forgiveness comes to us in two ways. First of all, we are told that we ought to forgive those who show some remorse, repentence, confess and do some sort of penance. While this flow of forgiveness is based on conditional logic, there is another way forgiveness embraces us. This form of forgiveness is a gift and is unconditional. Derrida...

Thinking Gift to think Grace

Justice has been always thought of together with the law. We think that law is the delivery of justice. Derrida on the contrary invites and incites us to think justice outside the law. Some Derridian scholars suggest that St. Paul also thinks Justice outside the law. We are told that Paul thinks of divine justice outside the law and...

Towards a Crucified Theology

The Logic of the cross is portrayed as the folly of God to the human eye. St. Paul celebrates it in his first letter to the Corinthians (1 Cor. 1: 22-25). Cross does interrogate the human logic of power. It does present us with a weak God. There is what we may call weak theology of the cross. It...

Laudato Deum of Pope Francis

Pope Francis gave us a new Apostolic exhortation after eight years of his path breaking encyclical Laudato Si. The holy father , laments that not much action has followed the message of Laudato Si. Pope Francis has intimately tied together ecological concerns with the dignity of the human person in his message. The care of human life is bound...

AI and Priestly Ministry

AI is growing by leaps and bounds. It will change human destiny in the immediate future. This future is already present. It is capable of great promises as well as destruction. It is capable of taking us to new heights at the same time can destroy humanity as well as our planet earth. This is why we are in...

After Theology

What will it require theology to de-theologize itself. How are we to approach this task. Perhaps, St. Paul’s kenotic Christology is already a form of de-theology. This effort of de-theologizing theology brings us to what we may call after theology . Kenosis is very close to deconstruction. Does theology needs to be de-theologized? The question is deep and difficult...

Pastoral Practices and Pastoral Innovation Lab

Pastoral Innovation Lab has both the challenge and opportunity to securitize how some pastoral practices inscribe themselves as forms of mediating grace and Christian life. Thus, for instance pastoral practices of novena as ways of preparing individually as well as collectively for the celebration of feast are looked upon as channels of grace that we hope will evangelize us...

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Hypocrisy is the tribute that vice pays to virtue.

- Fr Victor Ferrao