Doctrine at the service of the pastoral mission of the Church

The “teaser” I have posted below may lead you to think this is going to be some sort of boring historical piece.  Read on.  It gets interesting….reyanna

By Thomas P. Rausch, S.J.            May 9, 2016              Catholic NewWorld  On-line

In the fifth century, St. Vincent of Lèrins posed a question: “Is there to be no development of religion in the Church of Christ?” Today we could translate the question as: How can one preserve and transmit the precious deposit of the faith over time? In what sense can one speak of “the development of doctrine”?

Can there be a progress of religion in the Church of Christ?

Vincent of Lèrins answered as follows:

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