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Based on the 1965 Vatican 2 document
Declaration on Christian Education - Nos. 11
"It is the role of these faculties to make more
into the various aspects of the sacred sciences
so that an ever deepening understanding of sacred Revelation is obtained,
the legacy of Christian wisdom handed down by our forefathers is more fully developed,
the dialogue with our separated brethren and with non-Christians is fostered,
and answers are given to questions arising from the development of doctrine"
The phrase "deepening understanding" suggests that
"the development of our understanding of doctrine"
is better than "the development of doctrine"
Doctrines don't change. What changes and improves
is our understanding and formulation of doctrines
Jesus, please bless all students and staff in seminaries and theological colleges