Assumption of Mary...


#1

So did this dogma only become part of the church in 1950? I read Pope Pius XII made it so on this day. Any clarity would be appreciated.


#2

No, it was “part of the church” from the very beginning. It’s in the Bible, both by necessary implication and by allusion in Revelation 12. The declaration in modern times was a declaration that it was in fact part of the church from the very beginning.


#3

Dogma is normally declared in response to heresy. Whenever heresy arises, the Church must declare revealed truth, in order to defend the truth.


#4

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