Stories & Reflections
De Mello was was born in Bombay, British India on 4 September 193, ordained into the Jeesuit priesthood in March 1961 He died from a massive heart attack in New York,
In 1998, 11 years after de Mello’s death, the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith, under the leadership of its Cardinal-Prefect, Joseph Ratzinger] (who later became Pope Benedict XVI), conducted a review of de Mello’s work and released a lengthy comment expressing their theological concerns. While the group showed appreciation for many of de Mello’s writings, some positions were found to be “incompatible with the Catholic faith”.
I decided to dedicate the 3 weekly posts to him. And I will write to Pope Francis to ask the cancellation of Ratzinger’s Notification
“Enlightenment is: absolute cooperation with the inevitable.”