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All scripture is to be understood literally When the term are properly understood, all passages of the Bible should be taken both literally and spiritually. As the Catechism says: According to an ancient tradition, one can distinguish between two senses of Scripture: the literal and the spiritual, the latter being subdivided into the allegorical, moral ...


Many teachings of the Catholic Church are held ambiguously or pronounced in such a way that their meanings can be revised with the passage of time. Only when the pope speaks ex cathedra does he speak infallibly for the Catholic Church, and this has not happened on the matter of biblical hermeneutics. Pope Leo XIII preferred the Bible to be read literally ...

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