§2 edit. . Alloc. . apud Const., p. 891. Quocirca iidem Decessores Nostri Apostolica fortitudine continenter obstiterunt nefariis iniquorum hominum molitionibus, qui despumantes tanquam fluctus feri maris confusiones suas, ac libertatem promittentes, cum servi sint corruptionis, fallacibus suis opinionibus et perniciosissimis scriptis Catholicæ religionis civilisque societatis fundamenta convellere, omnemque virtutem ac iustitiam de medio tollere, omniumque animos mentesque depravare et incautos imperitamque præsertim iuventutem a recta morum disciplina avertere, eamque miserabiliter corrumpere, in erroris laqueos inducere, ac tandem ab Ecclesiæ Catholicæ sinu avellere conati sunt. XLII. Ad apostolicae, 22 augusti 1851. Encycl. LXIV. The Council stated: “Over and above all this, in taking up the matter of religious freedom this sacred Synod intends to develop the doctrine of recent Popes on the inviolable rights of the human person and on the constitutional order of society.”27 However, in no way did the Council intend to apply the principles of religious freedom in a person’s relation to the state, as set forth in the Dignitatis Humanae, to a person’s relationship to the Church. Prophetiae et miracula in sacris Litteris exposita et narrata sunt poetarum commenta, et Christianae fidei mysteria philosophiaarum investigationum summa; et utriusque Testamenti libris mythica continentur inventa; ipseque Iesus Christus est mythica fictio. Gubernium potest suo iure immutare aetatem ab Ecclesia praescriptam pro religiosa tam mulierum quam virorum professione, omnibusque religiosis familiis indicere, ut neminem sine suo permissu ad solemnia vota noncupanda admittant. Verum ecquis non videt, planeque sentit, hominum societatem religionis ac veræ iustitiæ, vinculis solutam nullum aliud profecto propositum habere posse, nisi scopum comparandi, cumulandique opes, nullamque aliam in suis actionibus legem sequi, nisi indomitam animi cupiditatem inserviendi propriis voluptatibus et commodis? IN ALLOCUTIONIBUS CONSISTORIALIBUS, IN ENCYCLICIS ALIISQUE APOSTOLICIS LITTERIS He only “manifestly” condemned the action of one who would knowingly and deliberately reject papal authority and separate from the Church. § X. Errores qui ad liberalismum hodiernum referuntur. [and] . . To understand the “mind of the Council on the nature and aims of the individual documents,” it is important to remember John XXIII’s statement that the teachings would be “predominately pastoral” (i.e., not “entirely pastoral”). LXXI. Epist. Mt 10:14; Lk 10:16). XVI. XX. XII. Thus it is to become a civil right.7, The Council certainly revised the teaching of Pius IX on religious liberty, but did it reverse his doctrine? Today, threats to religious liberty in the United States are very much in the news. Therefore, it leaves untouched traditional Catholic doctrine on the moral duty of men and societies toward the true religion and toward the one Church of Christ.28. LIV. Itaque hisce Nostris Litteris Vos iterum amantissime alloquimur, qui in sollicitudinis Nostræ partem vocati summo Nobis inter maximas Nostras acerbitates, solatio, lætitiæ, et consolationi estis propter egregiam, qua præstatis, religionem, pietatem, ac propter mirum illum amorem, fidem, et observantiam, qua Nobis et huic Apostolicæ Sedi concordissimis animis obstricti gravissimum episcopale vestrum ministerium strenue ac sedulo implere contenditis. Aliae vires non sunt agnoscendae nisi illae, quae in materia positae sunt, et omnis morum disciplina honestasque collocari debet in cumulandis et augendis quovis modo divitiis ac in voluptatibus explendis. This bull was a response to Philip IV’s threat to separate from the Church “by refusing to permit his bishops to attend the Pope’s council in Rome” and by attempting to establish a separate French kingdom apart from the Holy Roman Empire.18 Addressing the universal Church, Boniface VIII stated: “Outside this Church there is no salvation and no remission of sins . Qui pluribus, 9 novembris 1846, posterior in Litteris Apost. . toward individual men, . XlV. Iure naturae matrimonii vinculum non est indissolubile, et in variis casibus divortium proprie dictum auctoritate civili sanciri potest. Omnes religionis veritates ex nativa humanae rationis vi derivant; hinc ratio est princeps norma qua homo cognitionem omnium cuiuscumque generis veritatum assequi possit ac debeat. Ius in materiali facto consistit, et omnia hominum officia sunt nomen inane, et omnia humana facta iuris vim habent. In no way does this contradict Pius IX’s teaching on religious liberty. Ut autem omnis dubitatio et difficultas amoveatur, earumdem Litterarum exemplar ad Vos perferri iussimus. But from their point of view that is why they condemn the Council for undermining unchangeable Church teachings. In conclusion, we must call the change in the Church’s teaching on religious liberty between Pius IX and Vatican II a “development of doctrine” and not a “reversal” of doctrine. encycl. not to be restrained by either ecclesiastical or civil authority,” Vatican II taught that “all men” should have this religious liberty but “within due limits.” While Pius IX restricted religious liberty with the words “erroneous” and “not to be restrained by either ecclesiastical or civil authority,” Vatican II restricted the same religious liberty by the words, “within due limits.”. Hinc potest de instructionibus iudicare, quas Ecclesiae pastores ad conscientiarum normam pro suo munere edunt, quin etiam potest de divinorum sacramentorum administratione et dispositionibus ad ea suscipienda necessariis decernere. Lettera di S. S. PIO IX al Re di Sardegna 9 settembre 1852. Thus, the Second Vatican Council issued Dignitatis Humanae so that all people would be free to seek truth and practice their religion under these new secular states. So, we come to the crux of the matter, which is that the Church no longer exists in the same kind of world as she did during the time of Pius IX’s Quanta Cura. XXXIV. The primary purpose of Dignitatis Humanae, therefore, was to defend the human person against those “merely human powers” (e.g., the state) who would “prohibit” the “free” search for “truth” and the exercise of religion in society, but especially the “free” search for the truth and exercise of the Catholic faith.36, As such, the state must protect the free exercise of religions, especially Catholicism, because God directs man’s life through religious acts based on the formation of man’s conscience to the divine law. These questions are more urgent than ever, which is why I have revisited an article which I wrote many years ago on this subject, and have updated it for the present moment. authority,” which implied that a Catholic could dissent from the Pope and separate from the Church. Omnia indiscriminatim dogmata religionis christianae sunt obiectum naturalis scientiae seu philosophiae; et humana ratio historice tantum exculta potest ex suis naturalibus viribus et principiis ad veram de omnibus etiam reconditioribus dogmatibus scientiam pervenire, modo haec dogmata ipsi rationi tamquam obiectum proposita fuerint. § IX. Leamos con atención esta encíclica, pues muchos de los errores de hoy son «hijos o nietos» de los errores aquí denunciados por Su Santidad Pío IX, Beato de la Iglesia Católica. Denique cœlestium omnium donorum copiam Vobis a Deo ex animo adprecantes singularis Nostras in Vos caritatis pignus Apostolicam Benedictionem ex intimo corde profectam Vobis ipsis, Venerabiles Fratres, cunctisque Clericis, Laicisque fidelibus curæ vestræ commissis peramanter impertimur. The intention of the Church during Vatican II can be grasped from Pope John XXIII’s opening speech at the Council. § I. Pantheismus, Naturalismus et Rationalismus absolutus. According to many heterodox theologians, the answer is yes. Fortunata facti iniustitia nullum iuris sanctitati detrimentum affert. Atque etiam impie pronunciant auferendam esse civibus Ecclesiæ fa­cultatem «qua eleemosynas Christianæ caritatis causa palam erogare valeant», ac de medio tollendam legem «qua certis aliquibus diebus opera servilia propter Dei cultum prohibentur» fallacissime prætexentes, commemoratam facultatem et legem optimæ publicæ œconomiæ principiis obsistere. Reipublicae status, utpote omnium iurium origo et fons, iure quodam pollet nullis circumscripto limitibus. Pius IX in his encyclical Quanta Cura (1864) repeated this condemnation. Tuas libenter, 21 decembris 1863. bilingue, a c. di Peter Hünermann, Centro editoriale dehoniano, Bologna, 2012, p. 1024-1041. Auctoritas nihil aliud est nisi numeri et materialium virium summa. Meminit unusquisque, 30 septembris 1861. Singulari quidem, 17 martii 1856. Whosoever, therefore, knowing that the Catholic Church was made necessary by God through Jesus Christ would refuse to enter her or to remain in her, could not be saved.”42 And, the Council taught that Catholics must assent to all faith and moral teachings of the pope when it s, In matters of faith and morals, the bishops speak in the name of Christ and the faithful are to accept their teaching, and adhere to it with a religious assent of soul. Nastus et Nobiscum, 8 dec. 1849; in Alloc. ad Episc. In the years preceding Vatican II, the Church’s experience of governments underwent a significant change. Tridentini forma sub infirmitatis poena non obligat, ubi lex civilis aliam formam praestituat, et velit hac nova forma interveniente matrimonium valere. Exactly ten years later, on December 8, 1864, Pius IX surprised the world with two bombshell documents: the Encyclical Quanta Cura and the Syllabus. Pius IX was only following Catholic tradition when he judged “erroneous” the claim that the Catholic citizen should have “all manner of liberty . conc. The Fathers stated: that all men are to be immune from coercion on the part of individuals or of social groups and of any human power, in such wise that in matters religious no one is to be forced to act in a manner contrary to his own beliefs. - Cum rationalismi systemate cohaerent quoad maximam partem errores Antonii Günther, qui damnantur in Epist. In his 1864 document Quanta Cura, Pius IX labeled “erroneous” the opinion that the “liberty of conscience and of worship is the proper right of every man.”1 But this seems to contradict what the Second Vatican Council declared in its 1965 document Dignitatis Humanae (Declaration on Religious Freedom) that “in matters religious no one is to be forced to act in a manner contrary to his own beliefs.”2 So, did Vatican II reverse or contradict the teaching of Pius IX on religious liberty? issued an encyclical letter 'Quanta cura,' denouncing certain dangerous heresies and errors of … XXVII. Wratislaviensem Dolore haud mediocri, 30 aprilis 1860. King and Miller grant that Quanta cura satisfies the condition regarding the subject, which is that the pope must be teaching as head of the universal Church (and not, for example, as a private person). Frising. Alloc. In Quanta Cura Pius IX stated that it is “erroneous” to say that, liberty of conscience and of worship is the proper right of every man, and should be proclaimed and asserted by law in every correctly established society; that the right to all manner of liberty rests in the citizens, not to be restrained by either ecclesiastical or civil authority; and that by their right they can manifest openly and publicly and declare their own concepts, whatever they be, by voice, by print, or in any other way.6. ad Archiep. epist. . Postulat optima civilis societatis ratio, ut populares scholae, quae patent omnibus cuiusque e populo classis pueris, ac publica universim instituta, quae litteris severioribusque disciplinis tradendis et educationi iuventutis curandae sunt destinata, eximantur ab omni Ecclesiae auctoritate, moderatrice vi et ingerentia, plenoque civilis ac politicae auctoritatis arbitrio subiiciantur, ad imperantium placita et ad communium aetatis opinionum amussim. And it is the latter that must be taken into great consideration with patience if necessary, everything being measured in the forms and proportions of a magisterium which is predominately pastoral in character.24. Thus, the Council put the Church’s teachings into modern terms so that people today could understand them. VII. Interestingly enough, many Catholics at the other end of the spectrum (arch-conservatives) also believe the Second Vatican Council allowed these freedoms. Philosophia tractanda est, nulls supernaturalis revelationis habita ratione. Apostolicae Sedis, Romanarumque Congregationum decreta liberum scientia progressum impediunt. Errores de civili Romani Pontificis principatu. . Singulari quadam, 9 decembris 1854. Abrogatio civilis imperii, quo Apostolica Sedes potitur, ad Ecclesiae libertatem felicitatemque vel maxime conduceret. must freely exercise . De temporalis regni cum spirituali compatiblitate disputant inter se christianae et catholicae Ecclesiae filii. Confodiuntur, prior in Epist. Quanta Cura Forbidding Traffic in Alms Pope Benedict XIV - 1741 To the Venerable Brothers, the Primates, the Metropolitans, the Archbishops, and all the Bishops who are in … With how great care and pastoral vigilance the Roman Pontiffs, our predecessors, fulfilling the duty and … Continue reading → ad Card. Alloc. This right of the human person to religious freedom is to be recognized in the constitutional law whereby society is governed. Apost. Pius VI Decessor Noster docebat «Regularium abolitio lædit statum publicæ professionis consiliorum evangelicorum, lædit vivendi rationem in Ecclesia commendatam tamquam Apostolicæ doctrinæ consentaneam, lædit ipsos insignes Fundatores, quos super altaribus veneramur, qui nonnisi a Deo inspirati eas constituerunt societates» (5). Neque ignoratis, hac etiam nostra ætate, nonnullos reperiri, qui Satanæ spiritu permoti, et incitati eo impietatis devenerunt, ut Dominatorem Dominum Nostrum Iesum Christum negare, eiusque Divinitatem scelerata procacitate oppugnare non paveant. Episcopis, sine gubernii venia, fas non est vel ipsas apostolicas Litteras promulgare. Again opening with episcopal pleasantries Pius proceeds to call the hierarchy’s attention to the “monstrous portents of opinion which prevail…in this age” (Quanta cura 2). Development means that each thing expands to be itself, while alteration means that a thing is changed from one thing into another.”45 Dogmas are seeds that grow and sprout new fruit but remain essentially the same; they do not, and cannot, change, but they can develop and widen to meet new challenges. Litt. Ecclesia non est vera perfectaque societas plane libera, nec pollet suis propriis et constantibus iuribus sibi a divino suo Fundatore collatis, sed civilis potestatis est definire quae sint Ecclesiae iura ac limites, intra quos eadem iura exercere quest. LXIX. «Rogemus, Venerabiles Fratres, de intimo corde et de tota mente misericordiam Dei, quia et ipse addidit dicens: Misericordiam autem meam non dispergam ab eis. LXXII. Ecclesia non solum non debet in philosophiam unquam animadvertere, verum etiam debet ipsius philosophiae; tolerare errores, eique relinquere ut ipsa se corrigat. X. Cum aliud sit philosophus, aliud philosophia, ille ius et officium habet se submittendi auctoritati, quam veram ipse probaverit; at philosophia neque potest, neque debet ulli sese submittere auctoritati. A further clarification of the Second Vatican Council’s intention to issue their teachings through a “magisterium which is predominately pastoral in character” can be obtained from a statement by Pope Paul VI shortly after the close of Vatican II. (4) S. Leon, Epist. At vero alii instaurantes prava ac toties damnata novatorum commenta, insigni impudentia audent. Dum vero id temere affirmant, haud cogitant et considerant, quod libertatem perditionis(3) prædicant, et quod si «humanis persuasionibus semper disceptare sit liberum, nunquam deesse poterunt, qui veritati audeant resultare, et de humanæ sapientiæ, loquacitate confidere, cum hanc, nocentissimam vanitatem quantum debeat fides et sapientia christiana vitare, ex ipsa Domini Nostri Iesu Christi institutione cognoscat » (4). Proclamandum est et observandum principium quod vocant de non interventu. Neque contenti amovere religionem a publica societate, volunt religionem ipsam a privatis etiam arcere familiis. Praeter potestatem episcopatui inhaerentem, alia est attributa temporalis potestas a civili imperio vel expresse vel tacite concessa, revocanda propterea, cum libuerit, a civili imperio. to keep HPR reaching clergy around the world. XI. encycl. It makes a lot of sense and it serves to clarify what the Church teaches about conscience with regard to the state and to the Church respectively. Cum catholica, 26 martii 1860; in Alloc. . Why is the Catholic population decreasing in numbers? Quocirca omnium fidelium pietatem excitare existimavimus, ut una Nobiscum Vobisque clementissimum luminum et misericordiarum Patrem ferventissimis humillimisque precibus sine intermissione orent, et obsecrent, et in plenitudine fidei semper confugiant ad Dominum Nostrum Iesum Christum, qui redemit nos Deo in sanguine suo, Eiusque dulcissimum Cor flagrantissimæ erga nos caritatis victimam enixe iugiterque exorent, ut amoris sui vinculis omnia ad seipsum trahat, utque omnes homines sanctissimo suo amore inflammati secundum Cor Eius ambulent digne Deo per omnia placentes, in omni bono opere fructificantes. Tridentini canones, qui anathematis censuram illis inferunt, qui facultatem impedimenta dirimentia inducendi Ecclesiae negare audeant, vel non sunt dogmatici vel de hac mutuata potestate intelligendi sunt. XLVIII. Romani Pontifices et Concilia oecumenica a limitibus suae potestatis recesserunt, iura principum usurparunt, atque etiam in rebus fidei et morum definiendis errarunt. Iamdudum cernimus, 18 martii 1861. Who can be so grudging to men, so full of hate for God, as to try to prevent it?”44. Quanta cura ac pastorali vigilantia Romani Pontifices Prædecessores Nostri, exsequentes demandatum sibi ab ipso Christo Domino in persona Beatissimi Petri Apostolorum Principis officium, munusque pascendi agnos et oves, nunquam intermiserint universum Dominicum gregem sedulo enutrire verbis fidei ac salutari doctrina imbuere eumque ab venenatis pascuis arcere, omnibus quidem ac Vobis præsertim compertum exploratumque est, Venerabiles Fratres. Quod quidem quantopere adversetur, catholico dogmati plenæ potestatis Romano Pontifici ab ipso Christo Domino divinitus collatæ universalem pascendi, regendi, et gubernandi, Ecclesiam, nemo est qui non clare aperteque videat et intelligat. apud Const., p. 200. Novos, 28 sept. 1860; in Alloc. Eiusmodi pestes saepe gravissimisque verborum formulis reprobantur in Epist. Singularis Nobisque, 29 sept. 1864. § V. Errores de Ecclesia eiusque iuribus. Si semper antea, 20 maii 1850; in Litt. Certainly, there is to be development and on the largest scale. 1. It was understood that the Church and state would govern according to principles flowing from the divine and natural law.12 The religious freedom of Catholics depended on this Church-state alliance.13 So, when Pius IX issued Quanta Cura, he was speaking against the principles of the Enlightenment and its aftermath of persecution against the Church, aimed at destroying the alliance between the Church and the state.14. LXX. Frising, Tuas libenter, 21 decembris 1863. 6. XXXI. XLI. . Ephes. Capel, J. H. Newman, and Archbishop Manning in defense of the Vatican Decrees; see below, § 31. Or must Catholics continue to form their consciences in light of the established teachings of the Church? In fact, because society did not heed the warning of Pius IX, the civil governments of these former Catholic nations were now comprised of communists who persecuted the Church. Etenim funestissimum Communismi et socialismi docentes ac profitentes errorem asserunt «societatem domesticam seu familiam totam suæ existentiæ rationem a iure dumtaxat civili mutuari: proindeque ex lege tantum civili dimanare ac pendere iura omnia parentum in filios, cum primis vero ius institutionis, educationisque curandæ». Enimvero falsum est, civilem cuiusque caltus libertatem, itemque plenam potestatem omnibus attributam quaslibet opiniones cogitationesque palam publiceque manifestandi, conducere ad populorum mores animosque facilius corrumpendos ac indifferentismi pestem propagandam. XXIV. Hic vero haud possumus, quin maximis meritisque laudibus Vos efferamus, Venerabiles Fratres, qui episcopalem vestram vocem contra tantam impietatem omni zelo attollere minime omisistis. Volumus tamen, ut ea omnia serventur, quæ in commemoratis Litteris præscripta sunt, et ea excipiantur, quæ excepta esse declaravimus. Quanta Cura. . Atque eisdem fidelibus inculcare, nunquam desinite, omnem veram felicitatem in homines ex augusta nostra religione, eiusque doctrina et exercitio redundare, ac beatum esse populum, cuius Dominus Deus eius (8). LXXIII. mem. In it, the Pope decries what he considers significant errors afflicting the modern age. Gregorio XVI prædecessore Nostrodeliramentum appellatam (2) nimirum «libertatem conscientiæ et cultum esse proprium cuiuscumque hominis ius, quod lege proclamari, et asseri debet in omni recte constituta societate, et ius civibus inesse ad omnimodam libertatem nulla vel ecclesiastica, vel civili auctoritate, coarctandam, quo suos conceptus quoscumque sive voce, sive typis, sive alia ratione palam publiceque manifestare, ac declarare valeant». not to be restrained by . Quibus quantisque, 20 aprilis 1849. Pius IX had the rights and freedom of the individual citizen in mind, and feared an attempt to establish a so-called social order apart from the divine and natural law, based upon “civil law alone,” under the banner of “communism.”15 He knew that the goal of those proposing this so-called new freedom of conscience was that “religion” be “removed from civil society” and that “the teaching and authority of divine revelation” be “repudiated.”16 He knew that these people were trying “to disturb not only the ecclesiastical but also the public welfare, and to overturn the just order of society, and to destroy all rights, divine and human.”17 Moreover, Pius IX understood that at that time the Church had to maintain her “alliance” with the state to defeat the onslaught of communism and defend the divine and natural law. In conflictu legum utriusque potestatis, ius civile praevalet. - Huc facere possum duo alii errores: de clericorum caelibatu abolendo et de statu matrimonii statui virginitatis anteferendo. LIII. Atque contra sacrarum Litterarum Ecclesiæ sanctorumque Patrum doctrinam, asserere non dubitant, «optimam esse conditionem societatis, in qua Imperio non agnoscitur officium coercendi sancitis pœnis violatores catholicæ religionis, nisi quatenus pax publica postulet». LXI. (5) Epist. Nulla ratione ferri potest, Christum evexisse matrimonium ad dignitatem sacramenti. Immo in ipsis clericorum seminariis methodus studiorum adhibenda civili auctoritati subiicitur. In order to answer this question correctly, one must understand that an official Church teaching is what the Church intended by the teaching at the time of the teaching, rather than what one can read into the formulation of the teaching later on.8 Keeping this in mind, let us examine the historical context of both Quanta Cura and Dignitatis Humanae to understand the “manifest mind and will” of the Church when she pronounced these teachings.9, Pius IX issued his encyclical Quanta Cura on December 8, 1864, less than one hundred years after the beginning of the age of Enlightenment and the persecution of the Church during the French Revolution.10 An “alliance” or “‘happy concord . 22 ad Synod. Maxima quidem, 9 iunii 1862. Ecclesia non habet potestatem dogmatice definiendi, religionem catholicae Ecclesiae esse unice veram religionem. That is, it must be shown in such a way that his supreme Magisterium is acknowledged with reverence, the judgments made by him are sincerely adhered to, according to his manifest mind and will.43. For them, “religious liberty” goes beyond a concept to a very practical question. In tanta igitur depravatarum opinionum perversitate, Nos Apostolici Nostri officii memores, ac de sanctissima nostra religione, de sana doctrina, et animarum salute Nobis divinitus commissa, ac de ipsius humanæ societatis bono maxime solliciti, Apostolicam Nostram vocem iterum extollere existimavimus. LV. § VIII. Frising. LXIII. Many, if not most, progressives and liberals applaud the Council for making more freedom possible, and they believe Catholics may join secular society in accepting contraception, abortion, and variations of man-woman marriage, including same-sex marriage and sexual relationships outside of marriage. XLIV. Fr. LII. A Reply to Robert T. Miller. (6) Clement. III. Carthag. By Dr. John P. Joy . In effect, God is produced in man and in the world, and all things are God and have the very substance of God, and God is one and the same thing with the world, and, therefore, spirit with matter, necessity with liberty, good with evil, justice with injustice. The article will show that these teachings are consistent with each other: first in regard to a person’s freedom in religious matters in relation to the state; and second in regard to a person’s freedom in religious matters in relation to the Church. For when we compare the infallible teachings of Pope Pius IX in the Syllabus of Errors and in Quanta Cura, to the decrees of Vatican II, we find an absolutely irreconcilable difference. Etenim probe noscitis, Venerabiles Fratres, hoc tempore non paucos reperiri, qui civili consortio impium absurdumque naturalismi, uti, vocant, principium applicantes audent docere, «optimam societatis publicæ rationem, civilemque progressum omnino requirere, ut humana societas constituatur et gubernetur, nullo habito ad religionem respectu, ac si ea non existeret, vel saltem nullo facto veram inter falsasque religiones discrimine». It had been employed to define, on December 8, 1854, the dogma of the Immaculate Conception, which asserted that the freeing of the Virgin Mary from all taint of original sin had occurred at the moment of her conception.  et communionem apostolicæ Sedis habentibus, Venerabiles fratres Alloc. L. Laica auctoritas habet per se ius praesentandi Episcopos et potest ab illis exigere ut ineant dioecesium procurationem, antequam ipsi canonicam a Sancta Sede institutionem et apostolicas Litteras accipiant. Two out of the sixteen Council documents, Lumen Gentium (Dogmatic Constitution on the Church) and Dei Verbum (Dogmatic Constitution on Divine Revelation), have the word “Dogmatic” in their very titles because they are “Dogmatic” by nature.26 The formulations of doctrine in these documents do not essentially depend upon the changing historical situation and, therefore, they remain the same from age to age. Causae matrimoniales et sponsalia suapte natura ad forum civile pertinent. Petamus et accipiemus, et si accipiendi mora et tarditas fuerit quoniam graviter offendimus, pulsemus, quia et pulsanti aperietur, si modo pulsent ostium preces, gemitus, et lacrymæ nostræ, quibus insistere et immorari oportet, et si sit unanimis oratio.... unusquisque oret Deum non pro se tantum, sed pro omnibus fratribus, sicut Dominus orare nos docuit (13) » Quo vero facilius Deus Nostris vestrisque, et omnium fidelium precibus, votisque annuat, cum omni fiducia deprecaricem apud Eum adhibeamus Immaculatam sanctissimamque Deiparam Virginem Mariam; quæ cunctas hæreses interemit in universo mundo, quæque omnium nostrum amantissima Mater «tota suavis est... ac plena misericordiæ... omnibus sese exorabilem, omnibus clementissimam præbet, omnium necessitates amplissimo quodam miseratur affectu (14) » atque utpote Regina adstans a dextris Unigeniti Filii Sui Domini Nostri Iesu Christi in vestitu deaurato circumamicta varietate nihil est, quod ab Eo impetrare non valeat. Neganda est omnis Dei actio in homines et mundum. In this way, the First Vatican Council quoted St. Vincent’s understanding that dogma must be explicated: “let the understanding, the knowledge, and wisdom of individuals as of all, of one man as of the whole Church, grow and progress strongly with the passage of the ages and the centuries; but let it be solely in its own genus, namely in the same dogma, with the same sense and the same understanding.”46. Liberum cuique homini est eam amplecti ac profiteri religionem, quam rationis lumine quis ductus veram putaverit. Obligatio, qua catholici magistri et scriptores omnino adstringuntur, coarctatur in iis tantum, quae ab infallibili Ecclesiae iudicio veluti fidei dogmata ab omnibus credenda proponontur. . Leonard Feeney, and some progressives, like Charles E. Curran and Bede Griffiths, have understood Boniface VIII’s teaching in Unam Sanctam to mean that only Catholics could be saved. (14) S. Bernard. 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