Monday, December 3, 2012

Sticking with

"The Second Vatican Council did not define any dogma, in the sense that it proposed no doctrine with a definitive act. However, even if the Magisterium proposes a teaching without directly invoking the charism of infallibility, it does not follow that such a teaching is therefore to be considered 'fallible' - in the sense that what is proposed is somehow a 'provisional doctrine' or just an 'authoritative opinion'. Every authentic expression of the Magisterium must be received for what it truly is: a teaching given by Pastors who, in the apostolic succession, speak with the 'charism of truth' (Dei Verbum, n. 8), 'endowed with the authority of Christ' (Lumen Gentium, n. 25), 'and by the light of the Holy Spirit' (ibid.)." --L'Osservatore Romano, On adhesion to the Second Vatican Council

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