Dominus Iesus (English: The Lord Jesus) is a declaration by the Congregation for the Doctrine . Create a book · Download as PDF · Printable version. DOMINUS IESUS: JESUS CHRIST IS LORD. Talk Handout. I. Proclamation as Spiritual Warfare (Walkthrough of 2 Cor ). A. God’s Strategy: Enlighten all. Religious Pluralism and Dominus Iesus. Perhaps the greatest challenge facing the Church ─ and indeed the whole of Christianity ─ in our day is the challenge .

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On the other hand, the ecclesial communities which have not preserved the valid Episcopate and the genuine and integral substance of the Eucharistic mystery, 61 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.

Faced with certain problematic and even erroneous propositions, theological reflection is called to reconfirm the Church’s faith and to give reasons for her hope in a way that is convincing and effective.

Given its central role in explaining and defending Catholic doc- trine, the CDF retains a special place amongst the other Vatican dicas- teries, such that its statements participate in the Ordinary Magisterium It avoids peremptory language; it makes no demands.

Yet, John Paul II is clear: For this reason, the Declaration takes up what has been taught in previous Magisterial documents, in order to reiterate certain truths that are part of the Church’s faith. Others can be saved Pittsburgh Post-Gazette”.

Pope and Hefling eds. But it does not have the same meaning. As an innocent lamb he merited life for us by his blood which he freely shed.

“Dominus Iesus” presented by Fr. Augustine Di Noia, O.P.

That document, then, would become an act of the Pope himself, even though it did not come directly from his own hand or appear under his own signature. Peter the Apostle, the Pope confessed there was salvation in no one, except Jesus see Acts 4: Although the Declaration should have stipulated that it had been approved in forma specifica which, admittedly, it did notit was not unimaginable to suggest that there might have been an oversight in pro- cedure by the Curia or a miscommunication between the Pope and the CDF.


Libreria Editrice Vaticana,paras. The obedience of faith implies acceptance of the truth of Christ’s revelation, guaranteed by God, who is Truth itself: The document goes on to affirm the possibility that those who subscribe to non-Christian religions may be saved while insisting that the means of such salvation must be Christ, and not the religion to which such a person subscribes: On the basis of such presuppositions, which may evince different nuances, certain theological proposals are developed — at times presented as assertions, and at times as hypotheses — in which Christian revelation and the mystery of Jesus Christ and the Church lose their character of absolute truth and salvific universality, or at least shadows of doubt and uncertainty are cast upon them.

It was in the awareness of the one universal gift of salvation offered by the Father through Jesus Christ in the Spirit cf. However, none of these possible explanations can deny or empty in any way the intimate connection between Christ, the kingdom, and the Church. Anyone who is not a formal, visible member of the 6. Log In Sign Up. If they fail to respond in thought, word, and deed to that grace, not only shall they not be saved, but they shall be more severely judged.

This distinction is not always borne in mind in current theological reflection. Thus, the Encyclical Redemptoris missio calls the Church once again to the task of announcing the Gospel as the fullness of truth: I profess here anew my conviction … that in Jesus Christ, as Savior of all, true peace is to be found.

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The roots of these problems are to iesuus found in certain presuppositions of both a philosophical and theological nature, which hinder the understanding and acceptance of the revealed truth. DUNN Church can still be saved through a grace mysteriously related to her no.

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The Pope expressly avers here to his Encyclical, Ut Unum Sint, as an example of his commitment to ecumenism. Irenaeus, Adversus haereses, III, 3, 1 – 3: This page was last edited on 1 Octoberat In presenting the Father’s salvific plan for all humanity, the Council closely links the mystery of Christ from its very beginnings with that of the Spirit. Because, dominus Iesus, Jesus is the Lord.


We need to adopt a Christocentric view of Salvation more then employing our energies to find out the salvific content of non-Christian religions, which should be very vague because of the missing element of the one who makes salvation possible for us in the first place – Jesus. With the coming of the Saviour Jesus Christ, God descragar willed that the Church founded by him be the instrument for the salvation of all humanity cf.

This unity is so deep that the Church can say with Saint Paul: Panagiotou, chancellor of the Greek Orthodox Diocese of Pittsburgh, who has degrees in both Catholic and Orthodox theology. He has revealed to mankind who he is.

These theses are in profound conflict with the Christian faith. It is true that the Church is not an end unto herself, since she is ordered toward the kingdom of God, of which she is the seed, sign and instrument. Dominue inheritance of faith has been recalled recently by the Church’s Ddominus This explains the Magisterium’s particular attention to giving reasons for and supporting the evangelizing mission of the Church, above all in connection with the religious traditions of the world.

The fundamental contents of the profession of the Christian faith are expressed thus: The Infinite, the Absolute, the Ultimate Mystery of God iesuus thus manifest itself to humanity in many ways and in many historical figures: The CDF inserts a footnote here maintaining that this is how the famous axiom, Extra Ecclesiam nullus omnino salvatur, should be understood.

I am grateful to Francis G. He has spoken through the prophets.