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RELATIVE MYSTERY

A truth whose existence had to be supernaturally revealed by God, but, once revealed, its essence or meaning can be grasped by the light of natural reason. The existence of angels is a relative mystery.

All items in this dictionary are from Fr. John Hardon's Modern Catholic Dictionary, © Eternal Life. Used with permission.

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