Sunday, January 17, 2010
The Rev. Edward Schillebeeckx, a Roman Catholic theologian who helped reshape Catholicism during the Second Vatican Council and whose writings were later investigated for heresy, died on Dec. 23 in Nijmegen, the Netherlands. He was 95.
Here are some highlights from the NY Times article:
After the council, Father Schillebeeckx continued pressing for the kind of changes it had initiated. He published and lectured widely on basic theological matters like the nature of revelation and salvation, and on issues of church discipline he argued for democratic procedures in church governance and the ordination of married people, both men and women, to the priesthood.
He helped prepare the “New Dutch Catechism,” which the Dutch bishops published in 1966 and which sold widely.