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What would happen if the Pope taught a heresy? That is the question. Starting with relevant Q & A from the Penny Catechism 83., 92. & 93. What is the ninth article of the Creed? The ninth article of the Creed is, 'the Holy Catholic Church; the Communion of Saints'. Is the Pope infallible? The Pope is infallible. What do you mean when you say that ...


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We call the Pope "Father" in the first place as a bishop. The concept of the "apostolic succession" to which the Catholic Church subscribes means that bishops are considered successors of the apostles, "those sent out" (apostoloi in Greek) by the Lord, and thus are acting on behalf of Our Father in Heaven. The Catechism of the Catholic Church, speaking of ...


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Heretics lose their office in the Church. Pope Paul IV, Bull Cum ex Apostolatus Officio, Feb. 15, 1559: “1… Remembering also that, where danger is greater, it must more fully and more diligently be counteracted, We have been concerned lest false prophets or others, even if they have only secular jurisdiction, should wretchedly ensnare the ...



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