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Felix Wilfred

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University of Madras


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UcaNews


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Christian Studies


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Department of Christianity at the University of Madras


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Blogs - Vincentian History Research Network

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The appointment was recently announced by Dr. Felix Wilfred, Editor of Concilium in a letter to Fr. Pilario, who currently serves as Dean of St. Vincent's School of Theology in Quezon City, Philippines.


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The appointment was recently announced by Dr. Felix Wilfred, Editor of Concilium in a letter to Fr. Pilario, who currently serves as Dean of St. Vincent's School of Theology in Quezon City, Philippines.
The appointment was recently announced by Dr. Felix Wilfred, Editor of Concilium in a letter to Fr. Pilario, who currently serves as Dean of St. Vincent's School of Theology in Quezon City, Philippines.


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Father Felix Wilfred says the Vatican has released Dignitas Personae (dignity of the person) at the appropriate moment, when biomedical research is at its height and humanity is at a crucial phase.
Such an intervention was necessary for defending human dignity and life, he told UCA News on Jan. 3. Father Wilfred is president of Concilium (council), a leading theological journal appearing in seven European languages. He formerly served as secretary of the Theological Advisory Committee of the Federation of Asian Bishops' Conferences, predecessor of the Office of Theological Concerns. The Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith (CDF) released Dignitas Personae on Dec. 12. Father Wilfred, who until recently was president of the arts faculty at a government-run university, organized a national conference on bioethics recently in Chennai, 2,095 kilometers south of New Delhi, where he is based. The Vatican stand is along expected lines, but the new document's tone is more open and inviting, which is good, he remarked. He also lauded the document for defending the dignity of the human person and for pointing out that benefits of biomedical research should reach the poor and the sick, not merely the rich. Dignitas Personae also rightly warns against the genetic selection of offspring for creating higher quality human beings and playing God, Father Wilfred observed, noting that this too would be something only the rich could afford. According to the theologian, the Vatican instruction guards against irresponsibility in biomedical research and serves as a caveat in an increasingly consumerist society. It would have been enhanced, however, had it addressed the social and political aspects of biomedical research instead of focusing just on ethical and anthropological aspects, Father Wilfred said. There is a need to address social and political aspects of biomedical research, he explained, because conflict and competition exist among countries that try to dominate such research. The priest also pointed out that the Vatican instruction is mostly a list of prohibitions and could put off some people by not providing viable alternative solutions in a detailed manner. The document refers to the alternative of adoption in passing, but does not emphasize it or deal adequately with surrogacy, in Father Wilfred's view. He also found it to be totally silent on the matter of HIV-infected people in relation to questions of biomedical research and reproductive technologies. On the other hand, the theologian welcomed the Vatican's openness to new methods such as altered nuclear transfers and collection of stem cells from umbilical cords. Father Wilfred maintained the Vatican has enormous influence in political and scientific circles, and said he expects the document will serve as a moral point of reference for policy makers, medical practitioners and researchers. The Indian theologian also expressed hope the Vatican would join the global debate on bioethical issues and reflect it in future documents. Biomedical research constantly redefines human beings and could benefit Christian anthropology, he said.


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Indian theologian Father Felix Wilfred "For the first time, Asians are thinking what Christianity is all about and what it means to Asian people and cultures," Father Felix Wilfred said.He shared this and other observations with UCA News on Aug. 18 at his base in Chennai, Tamil Nadu state, 2,095 kilometers south of New Delhi.The priest, who recently turned 60, is a former secretary of the Theological Advisory Committee of the Federation of Asian Bishops Conferences' (FABC).A few years ago, the committee was given the higher status of an FABC office.Father Wilfred said Asians are "absorbing Christianity in their own manner, based on their civilization and culture, and Asian theology is facilitating that process," thereby enabling a different understanding of Christianity.Asians used to understand Christianity as missioners had described it, but they now understand it "from their experiential and cultural point of view."After years of travel all across Asia, Father Wilfred has concluded that two of the region's major civilizations, Chinese and Indian, approach Christianity differently from others.The resulting "good things" help the world, and lead to "a dynamic understanding of faith, Christ and Church," he said.Another gift of Asian theology, he pointed out, is a new understanding about other faith traditions.The theological contributions spawned in Asia, he observed, have not only helped the Church see the Holy Spirit working in other religions, but also helped Christians "move from simply tolerating people to accepting other religions as part of God's saving grace."Asian theology, he added, promotes the experience of mystery that envelopes the Asian religious ethos and helps Christians join the quest of humanity.On reaching 60, Father Wilfred retired as a professor at the Department of Christian Studies at government-run University of Madras in Chennai.He has also served as a visiting professor in Nijmegan, Netherlands, and Muenster, Germany.Now, he is the new president of Concilium (Council), a leading theological journal published in seven European languages.During his retirement, he added, he intends to focus on ethical problems "that are very important to humanity's existence."He said he wants to bring together various disciplines to address those problems, and he plans to facilitate a dialogue of science, religion and the humanities in a way unlike that of traditional approaches.As part of this dialogue, the Asian Centre for Cross Cultural Studies, which he founded in Chennai, will organize interactions among biotechnologists, philosophers and theologians.ia_chennai_tamil_nadu_state_1.gifMeanwhile, Indian Church leaders honored Father Wilfred by releasing a festschrift for him at a ceremony on July 22 in Chennai.A festschrift is a compilation of essays written by contemporaries in honor of a person who has contributed significantly in a particular field.During the gathering, Salesian Archbishop Malayappan Chinnappa of Madras-Mylapore hailed the priest as "a courageous and perceptive theologian who interprets Christianity and its teaching in the local context of life in a meaningful and relevant way."According to the prelate, Father Wilfred has given Christian theology "a local integrity by removing its Western garb."Reverend K. Rajarathnam, former head of the National Council of Churches of India (NCCI), commended Father Wilfred for taking Christian theology "beyond theoretical assertions about the truth of the Gospel."The Protestant leader told the assembly that the Catholic priest's writings are "outstanding contributions to a Christian Church."NCCI is the national association of Protestant and Orthodox Churches in India.Father D. Alphonse, principal of a theological college in India, described Father Wilfred as "the forerunner of peoples' theology in India" and said Father Wilfred has "tremendously influenced" young theologians in India.Father Cruz Hieronymus, a biblical scholar, credited Father Wilfred for placing Indian and Asian theology on the world theological map.


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"The Vatican should engage in dialogue with theologians when there is a conflict in doctrine and should not silence them," said Father Felix Wilfred in the wake of the Vatican notification concerning Jesuit Father Jon Sobrino, a Latin American theologian.He spoke to UCA News, an Asian church news agency.In a document made public March 14, the Congregation for the Doctrine of Faith warned that some works by the Jesuit priest from El Salvador contain ideas that are "erroneous or dangerous propositions."The Vatican did not take action against him.Father Wilfred -- who has worked with Father Sobrino for more than 10 years in various theological publications, including Concilium, an international theological journal published in seven European languages -- called the Vatican notification "highly regrettable."


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