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What do you think is the future of Catholic Theology?

Jesuit Paul Fitzgerald explains his excitement and interest in what he refers to as the next “great shift” in Catholic Theology. As the numbers of clergy decline, the laity will more and more take over the task of theological development , and the Church will certainly see changes in the way we do theology, how the sacraments are understood, and even the way Catholics address the basic questions of faith.

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About the Interviewee: Rev. Dr. Paul J. Fitzgerald, S.J.

Fr. Fitzgerald, S.J. is the Senior Vice President For Academic Affairs at Fairfield University. He formerly taught theology at Santa Clara University and has written on a variety of theological topics. He received doctorates from La Sorbonne and Institut Catholique de Paris and specializes in Sociology of Religion and Practical Theology.

About the Interviewer:

Dr. Alfred Benney is a professor of Religious Studies at Fairfield University. He has a Ph.D in Theology from the Hartford Seminary Foundation and teaches courses in Non-Traditional American Religions and Christian Religious Thought. His research interests include "how people learn"; "the appropriate use of technology in teaching/learning" and "myth as explanatory narrative". He has published work on teaching with technology.

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