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*Image: The Trinity as depicted in The Coronation of the Virgin by Enguerrand Quarton,  1452-53 [Charterhouse of Villeneuve-lès-Avignon, France]

By Fr. Thomas G. Weinandy, OFM, Cap., The Catholic Thing, June 6, 2021

Thomas G. Weinandy, OFM, a prolific writer and one of the most prominent living theologians, serves as a member of the Vatican’s International Theological Commission. His newest book is the second volume of Jesus Becoming Jesus: A Theological Interpretation of the Synoptic Gospels.

Fr. Thomas G. Weinandy, OFM, Cap.Every Sunday and Solemnity, the Church professes the Nicene-Constantinopolitan Creed, which confesses the doctrines of the Council of Nicaea (325 AD) and the First Council of Constantinople (381 AD). It contains the foundational truths of the Catholic faith – those concerning the Trinity, the Incarnation, the work of salvation, and the Church.

Despite its revered ancestry, there are those within the Church, sadly even among the hierarchy, who now disparage Church dogmas. They allege that these doctrines are lifeless canons that detract from the living and life-giving Gospel, and that to fixate on dogmas and their defense manifests psychological and spiritual pathology. They believe that such people who do such things are a nuisance and opponents to Church renewal. …

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