Rev. Michael J. Wrenn

Rev. Michael J. Wrenn is the director of the Catechetical Institute of the New York Archdiocesan Department of Education, Yonkers.

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A Case Study: Censorship in Scriptural Studies

Michael J. Wrenn “Rene Laurentin has now turned his attention to the two Infancy Gospels with the sound scholarship, perceptiveness and deep spiritual penetration which characterize his work. . . . With this book the Infancy Gospels are restored to us with a new life.” — Cardinal Joseph Ratzinger in the Preface to Laurentin’s book … Read more

Curran, Dissent, & Rome: A Symposium

Fading the material contained in Cardinal Ratzinger’s communication of September 25, 1985, bearing the protocol number 48/66 of the Sacred Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith, reminded me of a noble effort made by the late Cardinal Cooke to deal with dissent from Church teaching especially as this concerned the enterprise of religious education. … Read more

The Talmud and the National Consultation on the Family

A full page statement published as a High Holy Day Message of the distinguished Jewish Theological Seminary of America appeared in the September 23, 1982 issue of the New York Times. It read, in part as follows: Two men are crossing a desert. They are three days from the nearest water hole. One of the … Read more

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