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"All the faithful, both clerical and lay, should be accorded a lawful freedom of research, freedom of thought and freedom of expression."

Gaudium et Spes, no 62.



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1. Our research aims at building up reliable academic archives of study pertaining to crucial issues facing the Catholic Church, and make them accessible to all via the Internet.

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4. We realise that our findings, however much resulting in favour of specific conclusions, should always remain open-ended and be subject to further verification.

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7. Though English will be used as our basic language of communication,we do not exclude material in other major international languages.



VATICAN II

"The faithful ought to work in close conjuction with their contemporaries and try to get to know their ways of thinking and feeling as they find them expressed in current culture. Let the faithful incorporate the findings of new sciences and teachings and the understanding of the most recent discoveries with Christian morality and thought."

"Theological research, while deepening knowledge of revealed truth, should not lose contact with its own times, so that experts in various fields may be led to a deeper knowledge of the faith."

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