Winter 2023

“Charity Builds Up” (1 Cor 8:1)—but Which Charity? On Víctor Manuel Fernández’s Theological Proposal

José Granados

Shortly after his appointment as the new prefect of the Dicastery for the Doctrine of the Faith, Víctor Manuel Fernández complained in an interview about the criticism he had received for a book he wrote as a young priest. Cardinal Fernández was right to ask that his theology be assessed on the basis of his broad academic production. In this article I examine his most important theological contributions. The task is of particular interest because of the responsibility that Pope Francis has entrusted to Cardinal Fernández to help him in his task of guarding the deposit of faith and promoting its knowledge and study.


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