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From the monthly archives: June, 2014

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Scripture, Tradition flow from the one source of revelation

June 23, 2014
GLEN ARGAN
WESTERN CATHOLIC REPORTER

Seemingly miniscule changes in wording can hide major shifts in understanding. So it was when the Second Vatican Council's Constitution on Divine Revelation (Dei Verbum) spoke of "Tradition" in comparison with "traditions" referred to in the teaching of the 16th century Council of Trent. The shift from the plural to the singular and from a small "t" to a capital "T" augured a significant shift in Church teaching. For Joseph Ratzinger, this was but one sign in Dei Verbum indicating that Tradition had come to mean something quite different than the strict "passing on" of unchanging truths and laws inherited from the past.

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It pleased God to reveal himself to humanity

June 9, 2014
GLEN ARGAN
WESTERN CATHOLIC REPORTER

The most basic question about divine revelation is "why?" Why would God choose to reveal himself to humanity? Every person has an in-built sense of the divine, a sense that at the heart of all that exists, there is mystery. In every culture, religion spontaneously arises because of this wonderment in the face of being.

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