What is the meaning of 'De fide'?


#1

Ott’s book, ‘Fundamentals of Catholic Doctrine’, continually uses the Latin term “De fied” without any expination; I assume it represents “Defined” Dogma. He also uses “Sent. certa.”; does this mean ‘Doctrine’?


#2

Hi Edgar,

“De Fide” means of the faith. That which is “De Fide” must be believed by Catholics.
“Sent. Certa” is an observation that is certain.

Fr. Vincent Serpa, O.P.


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