Dignitatis Humanae: Religious Liberty & the Church
Guardian Angels parish, 1310 Westport Rd, Kansas City, MO 64111
Sunday, April 25, 2021 at 7 PM CDT – 8:30 PM CDT
Dignitatis Humanae, the document on religious liberty issued by the second Vatican Council, states that “that all men are to be immune from coercion on the part of individuals or of social groups and of any human power.” And yet, nearly a century before, pope Pius IX condemned the proposition that “every man is free to embrace and profess that religion which…he shall consider true.”
Because it seemed to contradict previous magisterial teachings, Dignitatis Humanae has caused controversy ever since its promulgation. On April 25, Controversies in Church History will look at the history of the Church’s teaching on religious freedom since the 19th century and its bearing on the status of Dignitatis Humanae.
*Note: this lecture will be recorded and uploaded to our YouTube channel and podcast on Anchor, for those who cannot attend.*