Question on Lumen Gentium


#1

Lumen Gentium # 22: “However, the order of Bishops, which succeeds the college of apostles in teaching authority and pastoral government, and indeed in which the apostolic body continues to exist without interruption, is also the subject of supreme and full power over the universal Church, provided it remains united with its head …”

Does this mean that the apostolic body is the subject (one in submission), or has a subject (another is in submission) for “supreme and full power over the universal Church”

In other words, are they subject, or are others subject?


#2

In this case I don't think "subject" means "one who submits," but more like the subject of a sentence, the one doing the action.

Otherwise the rest of the sentence doesn't make sense; it would say, their subjection to the pope depends on their subjection to the pope.


#3

The bishops are subject to Jesus Christ, to be faithful to Him, through the apostles. So the bishops are authorized by Christ in the Church to administrate and teach the faith, and to care for the souls entrusted to them...Servants of God.


#4

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Lumen Gentium # 22: “However, the order of Bishops, which succeeds the college of apostles in teaching authority and pastoral government, and indeed in which the apostolic body continues to exist without interruption, is also the subject of supreme and full power over the universal Church, provided it remains united with its head ...”

Does this mean that the apostolic body is the subject (one in submission), or has a subject (another is in submission) for "supreme and full power over the universal Church"

In other words, are they subject, or are others subject?

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In this particular example, the latter.


#5

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