There is ample room for exploration on Catholic theology; for if theology is not religious studies, neither is it catechism. But for that exploration to be authentically Catholic — and thus of use to the Church — it has to take Scripture and Tradition as its baseline, and it has to begin from the premise that the doctrinal boundaries of the Church, rooted in Scripture and Tradition, point exploratory theology in the right direction.
Don’t Know Much about Theology . . . - Weigel
"There is occasions and causes why and wherefore in all things."
- Fluellen, Henry V, 5.1