- Oct 4, 2002
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+1 Having read the documents by Newman I don't think he meant to go any further in 'developing doctrine' than, say, St. Vincent.minasoliman said:The way I have heard it explained, I don’t think development of doctrine necessarily contradicts unchanging dogma. The principles seem sound, but their “development” lead to a different path.Alpha60 said:The principle of the development of doctrine was further expressed as a tenet of the Roman Catholic Church by St. Henry Newman. This was a serious error on his part, and if and when Rome and the Orthodox reunite, and I pray it is a matter of "when", we will need the Roman pontiff to issue an encyclical rejecting the principle of the development of doctrine in favor of the alternative idea, the Orthodox idea, of one ancient Apostolic faith, unchanging in doctrine; all that changes is the means by which we proclaim the Gospel in response to various heresies and confusions, to address the ever-changing spiritual diseases of humanity.Sharbel said:I agree that it makes sense, but it has changed. The Catholic Church has a long tradition of changing teachings and then, when the voices pointing them out turn too loud, turning the changes into dogmas.The young fogey said:Gorazd: Catholic teaching on divorce and remarriage makes sense and is unchangeable.