November 2014
America;11/24/2014, Vol. 211 Issue 16, p34
The author comments on the 2014 Synod on the Family and considers the issue of whether church doctrine can change or develop. Topics discussed include the views of Cardinal Reinhard Marx and Blessed John Henry Newman about the doctrines of the Catholic Church, the church's teachings on usury, slavery and religious freedom, and the need for sacred tradition to develop over time for Christians to understand its fuller meaning.


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