Tuesday, July 10, 2007

Clarifying Lumen Gentium

Not that I thought Lumen Gentium was all that confusing when I read it back before I was even a Catholic, but apparently I was just lucky or something. However, given the propensity of some of the innovative bent to, well, innovate, I'm not surprised that clarification of the term "subsistit in" or "subsists in" was needed. It's not stating anything new or earth-shattering, but yet we have places like Fox News already saying "Pope Benedict XVI says Orthodox churches are defective and other Christian denominations are not true churches" so apparently nothing is out of reach of their ability to deform. The full document can be found here.