For years, a theological debate has raged over the relative merits of Chris West's theological teachings. This debate has brought bishops, priests and lay people into public and private opposition to one another as the relative merits of his teachings have been discussed.
In order to bring unity to the Church, I propose that those in the debate formally request their bishops to pose a minimum of the following questions to the appropriate Vatican congregations:
"Can the Easter Candle legitimately be taught to be a phallic symbol?"
"Can the baldachin legitimately be taught to be a symbol of the altar as marriage bed?"
"Is continence to be taught as a virtue?"
"Are the Theology of the Body audiences to be considered the centerpiece of catechetical importance?"
If the CDF or CDW ruled in favor of the Westians, then West's critics would be forced into apology and silence.
Of course, if either congregation ruled against the Westians, we would expect necessary changes to be made in the presentations the Westians make to their audiences.
I am perfectly willing to submit myself to Rome in this fashion.
Are the Westians?