Dogma vs Doctrine

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A dogma is a formal teaching of the Catholic Church by a Pope in a formal statement, or a wide council of bishops united with the Pope. A dogma is true and binding for all believers and must originate from truths of divine revelation.

Doctrines are official teachings of the Catholic Church but are informal statements. Co-Redemptrix, Mediatrix and Advocate are Marian doctrines the Lady of All Nations asked to promulgate into The Fifth Marian Dogma, but the Catholic Church has not formalized yet.  The Church has defined most dogmas to defend doctrines from attacks or misunderstandings.

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