DOMINUS IESUS: JESUS CHRIST IS LORD. Talk Handout. I. Proclamation as Spiritual Warfare (Walkthrough of 2 Cor ). A. God’s Strategy: Enlighten all. Declaration Dominus Iesus: full text, concordances and frequency lists. So much for the Congregation’s own synthesis of Dominus Jesus. . To be sure, some other leading figures in the English-speaking hierarchy provided more.

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This form of approval [i. And often is there not ennglish lack of transparency in granting the permission to teach Church doctrine the nihil obstat? On the other hand, the ecclesial communities which have not preserved the valid Episcopate and the genuine and integral substance of the Eucharistic mystery, are not Churches in the proper sense; however, those who are baptized in these communities are, by Baptism, incorporated in Christ and thus are in a certain communion, albeit imperfect, with the Church.

I could formulate certain statements on my own without even waiting to receive them, because they are repeated time and again, regardless of the subject treated. How do you explain this moralization of the intellectual clash, which now seems a constant for theologians?

The fundamental contents of the profession of the Christian faith are expressed thus: Such a position would claim to be based on the notion that the truth about God cannot be grasped and manifested in its globality and completeness by any historical religion, neither by Christianity nor by Jesus Christ.

How long we’ve waited for those words! Gregory the Great, Moralia in Iob, Praefatio, 6, In this sense, one can and must say that Jesus Christ has a significance and a value for the human race and its history, which are unique and singular, proper to him alone, exclusive, universal, and absolute. What is more, the Declaration was personally approved by him in a very solemn way; and, even if one does not agree with my arguments above for including DI in the Papal Ordinary Magisterium, the Declaration at the very least still participates in it.

Even when Cassidy or Kasper could not attend a meeting, each received all of the documentation on the matters discussed. DUNN Church can still be saved through a grace mysteriously related to her no.

iesux In a certain number of cases a correspondence was begun with the candidates, whose explanations often made it possible to change the decision from negative to positive. From this view, it is particularly interesting that it has not been published also in Greek, Church Slavic and other languages spoken by Eastern Churches; these Churches are old, respectable and undoubtedly from the legal perspective of the Church equal in many points with the Doimnus Catholic Church. The Sovereign Pontiff John Paul II … with sure knowledge and by his apostolic authority [certa scientia et auctoritate sua apostolica], ratified and confirmed this Declaration … and ordered its publication italics in original.


Information about how the Roman Catholic Church understands the fact that it was entrusted with the magisterium can be found in the fore mentioned brochure: AAS 92 After we have learned about this, we must ask about the sense of the document issued in Vatican and especially about the fact, if there are any changes in attitudes of the Roman Catholic Church itself toward other Churches.

Its author was no one of less importance than the cardinal Josef Ratzinger, prefect of the Congregation for Faith and Doctrine earlier Inquisition ; it was published under the auspices of the pope who gave it his approbation.

At the close of the second millennium, however, this mission is still far from complete. Second Vatican Council, Decree Unitatis redintegratio, 4. I can find no contradiction, then, between Dominus Iesuswhich only repeats the central ideas of the Council, and the consensus on justification. DI invites theologians to explore whether and in which way the historical figures and positive elements of other religions might fall 5.

Baltimore, MD Subscriptions: Living witnesses and the written word refer to one another. The Roman Catholic Church believes itself to be successional to the Church originated by him; however there are elements of truth and sanctification beyond it.

If the Church could not declare authoritatively on even those issues of the Christian Faith, then Imbelli concluded the Magiste- rium no longer served any legitimate role: It is not an irrevocable text for Catholics … because it fails to represent fully the profoundest teaching of Vatican II concerning divine salvation and the religions of the world. Here is a translation of the Italian version of the interview.


With the incarnation, all the salvific actions of the Word of God are always done in unity with the human nature that he has assumed for the salvation of all people.


The prevailing voice in the Roman Catholic Church says that the point of the declaration is not in any case a proclamation of a new doctrine. He thus declared against the commonly spread indifferentism and made an effort to secure a prominent post for the [Roman] Catholic Church Gaudron, M.

The Church’s tradition, however, reserves the designation of inspired texts to the canonical books of the Old and New Testaments, since these are inspired by the Holy Spirit.

The document begins with the words “Dominus Iesus” ; this is the brief formula of faith contained in the First Letter to the Corinthians Click here to sign up. The New Testament attests to this fact with clarity: How do we reconcile that behavior with what is in Dominus Iesus?

The one subject which operates in the two natures, human and divine, is the single person of the Word. Irenaeus, Adversus haereses, III, 24, 1: The Sovereign Pontiff John Paul II, at the Audience of June 16,granted to the undersigned Cardinal Prefect of the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith, with sure knowledge and by his apostolic authority, egnlish and confirmed this Declaration, adopted in Plenary Session and ordered its publication.

The Analysis of the declaration Dominus Iesus

For this reason it is not enough to continue in the religion one has inherited, but one must remain attentive to the true good and thus be able to transcend the limits of one’s own religion. The way in which the dispute is now being conducted is certainly wrong. The Church’s constant missionary proclamation is endangered today by relativistic theories which seek to justify religious pluralism, not only de ennglish but also de iure or in principle.

Luther claimed that the Church, in a theological and spiritual sense, could not be embodied in the great institutional structure of the Catholic Church, which he regarded instead as an instrument of the Antichrist. Irenaeus in contemplating the preeminence of Jesus as firstborn Son: He wants his Church to be based iesjs positive doominus in the Gospel Matthew 16,