Why Vatican II’s Definition of Church Makes Sense

Posted February 7, 2019 8:59 pm by Casey Chalk

Why Vatican II’s Definition of Church Makes Sense

One of the most common criticisms of the Second Vatican Council is that it changed the teaching regarding the relationship between the idea of the Church of Christ and the Roman Catholic Church. Much of the debate among interpreters (and detractors) of Vatican II has centered around the phrase subsistit in, found in the conciliar document Lumen Gentium (LG), which declares: “This Church constituted and organized in the world as a society, subsists in the Catholic Church.” The confluence of history, theology, and Latin often leads many passersby to consider the debate over this phrase to be obscure and thus

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