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Dogmatic Constitution on the Church (Lumen Gentium)

The central document of the Second Vatican Council,  Lumen Gentium  was promulgated by Pope Paul VI on November 21, 1964. This document is "the keystone" of the Council's whole Magisterium. It focuses on the whole Church as a communion of charity. With it, according to John…


Rapture: The End-Times Error That Leaves the Bible Behind

…Jerome • Flavius Josephus • St. Justin Martyr • Tim LaHaye • Pope Leo XIII • C. S. Lewis • Hal Lindsey • Lumen Gentium • Origen • Blaise Pascal • Pope St. Pius X • Pope Pius XII • Bertrand Russell • St. Polycarp • St.…

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…are incorporated into Christ, are placed in the People of God, and in their own way share the priestly, prophetic and kingly office of Christ, and to the best of their ability carry on the mission of the whole Christian people in the Church and in the world”. - Lumen Gentium #Christian #Vocation

What the Catholic Church Teaches About the Pope

…particular matter is declared infallible, Catholics are obliged to adhere in the spirit of obedience. In the Dogmatic Constitution on the Church, Lumen Gentium, the nature of infallibility is explained: "Bishops who teach in communion with the Roman Pontiff are to be revered by all as witnesses of…

Sacrament Spotlight: Holy Matrimony

…ANSWER:  This is a very hot question in the world. Some say that marriage is a human practice made by humans for the survival of the human race. Lumen Gentium argues that “God himself is the author of marriage.”  Furthermore, marriage is not a “purely human institution” (CCC 1603).  What does this…

The Year of Faith: Making the Most of It

…is a fitting date for the Year of Faith, because the Second Vatican council was the initial spark of the New Evangelization with its encyclical Lumen Gentium (Latin for "Light of the Nations") and the Catechism a key teaching resource for this New Evangelization. The Year of Faith is a special time…

Sacrament Spotlight: Holy Communion

According to the Papal Encyclical Lumen Gentium, what is the “source and summit of the Christian life”?  Hint: It’s not the Holy Spirit, the communion of saints, or the Holy See. Answer: It’s the Eucharist! The Eucharist is one of the oldest, if not the oldest, tradition in the Church.  And some…

Our Beautiful Queen: Lessons on the Queenship of Mary

…as that of her Son and God, since nothing is excluded from her dominion." The documents of the Second Vatican council reaffirm this doctrine. Lumen Gentium (Dogmatic Constitution on the Church) promulgated by Pope Paul VI in 1964, states: “Let the entire body of the faithful pour forth persevering…

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