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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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Priestly Authority

Hus, Wycliffe, or Luther were not the first to interpret the priesthood as a bid to monopolize the graces given to all the elect. Nor were Machiavelli and Spinoza the first to interpret Israel’s polity in secular terms. No, all of … Continue reading

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