Category Archives: Letter to the Duke of Norfolk

Infallibility and the Sensus Fidelium

After Vatican I, Newman suggests that a condition, in the order of knowing, for the reception of a magisterial dogmatic definition — conciliar in this case, but applying equally to papal ex cathedra definitions — is the reception of that definition by the faithful: … Continue reading

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Newman takes down Bentham and Kant

“Conscience is not a long-sighted selfishness, nor a desire to be consistent with oneself; but it is a messenger from Him, who, both in nature and in grace, speaks to us behind a veil, and teaches and rules us by … Continue reading

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