ROUNDTABLE: The Register speaks with theologians Tracey Rowland, Father Thomas Joseph White, John Cavadini, and Matthew Bunson for their thoughts on St. Irenaeus of Lyon being declared a Doctor of the Church.
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During the “Paschal Controversy” in the 2nd century, Irenaeus played a decisive role in mediating the dispute over the date of Easter.
“St. Irenaeus of Lyon, who came from the East, exercised his episcopal ministry in the West: he was a spiritual and theological bridge between Eastern and Western Christians,” Pope Francis wrote.
In a speech to a group of Catholic and Orthodox theologians last October, Pope Francis called St. Irenaeus “a great spiritual and theological bridge between Eastern and Western Christians.”
Archbishop Castillo said that “lay person comes from laos, which means people. And God wanted to sanctify his people, and if we are here, it is to serve them.”
COMMENTARY: In 1970, Pope Paul VI declared St. Catherine (Sept. 27) and St. Teresa (Oct. 3) doctors of the Church.
“If the peace of the Church causes joy in heaven, then divisions must give birth to grief.”
St. Catherine of Siena is a saint, mystic and doctor of the Church. Here are 8 things about her to know and share.