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21 February 2018

The things Catholics don’t talk about


Silence in the Catholic Church about awkward points of doctrine is not confined to artificial birth control (Clifford Longley, 17 February). According to Dominus Iesus issued by Cardinal Ratzinger in 2000, “the ecclesial communities which have not preserved the valid Episcopate and the genuine and integral substance of the Eucharistic mystery, are not Churches in the proper sense”. 


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