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.”
How did St. Irenaeus assist the papacy and the episcopacy in the early days of the Church? Primarily by making a rational defense of the truth of the faith.
Martyrdom, the shedding of one’s blood in testimony to Christ, is the ultimate sign of the credibility of Divine Revelation.