In today's brave new world of ecumenism, the Catholic Church no longer claims to be unique, right?
After all, Vatican II didn't say that the Church of Christ is the Catholic Church.
It merely said that the Church of Christ "subsists in" the Catholic Church.
So that means the Catholic Church no longer views itself as the "one true Church," right?
Not so fast . . .
1. The Source of the Issue
The source of the issue is found in Vatican II's dogmatic constitution on the Church, Lumen Gentium, where we read:
8. This Church [the Church of Christ] constituted and organized in the world as a society, subsists in the Catholic Church, which is governed by the successor of Peter...READ MORE