JP II, Novel Teachings quote
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It should be noted, that "new doctrines" are not necessarily bad.  What is bad is new revealed truths/dogma--truths that are de fide. 

However, the Church also develops from that one deposit other doctrines that are not revealed, but are intimately connected to revelation and the Church even teaches these infallibly.  These are classified as doctrines of ecclesiastical faith or to be definitively held (de fide ecclesiastica definita or sententia definitive tenenda).  In addition, the Church develops and teaches theological conclusions classed as theologically certain (truths logically following revealed and historical propositions) as well as "Catholic doctrine" (doctrines enunciated by the Magisterium, but not as divine revealed or intimately connected to revelation--this term is also used in broad way to refer to anything from this level up to dogma).  All of these are  not part of the original revelation and are therefore new at whatever point in history they are first proposed and the Church has continued over the centuries to do so.

For example, the declaration Dignitiatus Humanae explicitly states that its doctrine is not revealed, but that it is deriving its doctrine from truths that are revealed as well as from reason and historical facts.  As such, it falls within one of these latter categories (rather than being a revealed dogma).  It seems to me from the context, this is the kind of new doctrine the Pope was referencing. 
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Re: JP II, Novel Teachings quote - by Justin - 06-23-2013, 02:33 PM
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