9 – I would not speak about ‘absolute’ truths – truth is a relationship

‘The truth is incontrovertible. Malice may attack it, ignorance may deride it, but in the end, there it is’. With these words Churchill well expressed the consistency and resilience of truth, so often unappreciated in our days, where unabashed cynical relativism, subjectivism and changing values have so often deviated humanity from He who is the Way, Truth and Life. Our confused generation questions just as Pilate did: ‘What is truth?’ (Jn 18:38). Is it a sign of the times that Francis doesn’t wish to speak of an absolute truth?

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Teachings of the Magisterium

Enter in the various parts of our study

Authors

Catechism of Trent

If there is only one God, there is only one absolute Being

Gregory XVI

There is only one Faith: salvation is not obtained just anywhere

Vatican Council I (Ecumenical XX)

There is only one true God, therefore, only one Truth

John Paul II

Grave consequences of doctrinal relativism - heresies have been promoted
Errors of denying the moral implications of the existence of absolute truth

Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith

One should not avoid placing emphasis on the absolute character of the Christian Truth

Benedict XVI

Love, caritas, originates in Absolute Truth

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