Day #67: Lumen Gentium Explanatory Note 1-2

Not to too quickly close the book on the Dogmatic Constitution on the Church, the Council gives us a four-article explanatory note as an appendix to the official Latin version of the document.

Basically, this is a closer look at Chapter III (on the hierarchy).  In particular, these notes look at what precisely is mean by “College of bishops” and it explains some of the word choices.

This may seem significant to the avearge layperson, but it shows us just how much care and attention the Council Fathers put into every word of the Council Documents.

No Scripture citations or footnotes.

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