The Church’s teachings have been re-interpreted in the light of modern understandings of history, sociology, the sciences and other fields of human endeavour, and then re-expressed in language more suitable for the times. By and large, however, the teachings themselves have not changed.
My two cents
But that’s the first step down the slippery slope of moral relativism. The language here is loaded with humanistic overtones. Against this background, who’s to say that dogma won’t remain as dogma? I guess I was hoping for (theistic) religion to be more absolutist; that way I can put faith in it.
Dixon, R. (2005). The Catholic Community in Australia. Adelaide: Openbook Publishers.