In Dominus Iesus (2000) the CDF gave an explanation of "subsists in" significantly different from the one it gave in 1985.
subsists in the Catholic Church as something she can never lose, and we hope that it will continue to increase until the end of time" (Unitatis redintegratio no.
Understanding "subsists in" to mean "continues to exist in," one can also say that the church of Christ subsists--though not fully--in the Orthodox churches.
In Responses to Some Questions, issued in summer 2007, the CDF returned to the question of the meaning of "subsists in." The second question to which it responded is, What is the meaning of the affirmation that the church of Christ subsists in the Catholic Church?
In this explanation of "subsists in," it seems to me that the CDF has conflated the two meanings discussed above.
As I noted above, when the word "subsists" is understood to mean "continues to exist," one can say that the church of Christ subsists, though not fully, in the Orthodox churches, for the reason that since they are "true particular churches," the church of Christ must continue to exist in them.
For these things, which have descended by tajall--and even after their descent remain within the scope (iah) of the origin and subsist in its continuous presence--do not possess anything that the origin lacks.
Similarly, man too can only rise and subsist by taking the hand of God and being connected to Him.
Delfin Lee still subsists
in light of our pending petition before the Supreme Court questioning the CA's decision quashing said warrant."
This Church, constituted and organised in this world as a society, subsists in the Catholic Church, governed by the successor of Peter and the Bishops in communion with him."
Nevertheless, the word "subsists" can only be attributed to the Catholic Church alone precisely because it refers to the mark of unity that we profess in the symbols of the faith (I believe ...
Why was the expression "subsists in" adopted instead of the simple word "is"?
* The one Church of Christ, through which he continues his presence and work of salvation, "subsists in the Catholic Church, governed by the successor of Peter and by the bishops in communion with him."
In discussing what it described as the essential role of the Church in salvation, the document also touches on the ecumenical issue when it states that "there exists a single Church of Christ, which subsists in the Catholic Church, governed by the successor of Peter and by the bishops in communion with him."
It notes that the Second Vatican Council also recognized that outside the Church's structure "many elements can be found of sanctification and truth." But it would be wrong to conclude from this that "the one Church of Christ could subsist also in non-Catholic Churches."