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tldr; No - the Reformers disavowed the concept of the Magisterium. If you read the Wikipedia article on the Magisterial Reformation it is plain to see that the usual usage of the term "Magisterial Reformers" isn't actually related to the concept of a teaching Magisterium: The Magisterial Reformation is a phrase that "draws attention to the manner in ...


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November 18, 1965 by Pope Paul VI in Dei Verbum section 10 Sacred tradition and Sacred Scripture form one sacred deposit of the word of God, committed to the Church. Holding fast to this deposit the entire holy people united with their shepherds remain always steadfast in the teaching of the Apostles, in the common life, in the breaking of the bread ...


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Perspicuity probably isn't gonna be a terribly popular word in the Catholic world. The Catholic Church doesn't hold any scripture to be self-interpreting, not even the things that seem obvious; this is a safeguard to preserve one authentic teaching authority of the Church. In a document promoting unity between Christian Churches in the 1970's this ...


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The doctrines of Original Sin are of the highest level, de fide or "of faith."(cf. this table of theological notes, the proximity of truths to Divine Revelation) The following comes from Ludwig Ott's Fundamentals of Catholic Dogma. Denzinger numbers (e.g., D 788) are references to his Sources of [Catholic] Dogma, a collection of Catholic dogma from Councils ...


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Documents of ecumenical councils receive their authority from the Pope who solemnly approves them. Councils give council to a Pope, and it is by his authority alone that their documents can be infallible. Conciliarism, which teaches that a general council of the Church has higher authority than the Pope, is a condemned heresy. The First Vatican Council's ...


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The Magisterium is not a group of people at all. The Magisterium is the authority that the Catholic Church claims, derived from the authority given to the apostles, to interpret Scripture and Sacred Tradition so as to maintain the true faith: The task of giving an authentic interpretation of the Word of God, whether in its written form or in the form of ...


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Write to the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith (CDF). That commission addresses doctrinal questions. From the profile page of Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith E-mail: cdf@cfaith.va For an example, which is relevant to the current discussions in the Church, please see this CDF October 22, 2014 response to the Question of a French ...


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This is probably a "no win" situation attempting to answer such a question and this will, in no way, be considered a comprehensive answer for such a simple question that has been so complicated by so many people with so many varying agendas. Many years ago, one of my Bible professors stated that the best commentary on the Bible is the Bible. In the nearly ...


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There has been talk of this: The Synod hopes that in the Church appropriate official bodies for digital culture and evangelization are established at appropriate levels, which, with the indispensable contribution of young people, promote ecclesial action and reflection in this environment. Among their functions, in addition to promoting the exchange ...


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I believe that the OP means: Identifying Ordinary and Universal Magisterium of the Catholic Church. I can understand some confusion on this topic as the terms in use are in no way constant and even are somewhat changeable. The Church has yet to update its' canonical language on this subject. The term ‘ordinary magisterium’ was first used by Pius IX in the ...


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Excerpts from https://www.tms.edu/m/tmsj15i.pdf (THE PERSPICUITY OF SCRIPTURE by Larry D. Pettegrew, Prof. of Theology, The Master's College) “Protestants hold that the Bible, being addressed to the people, is sufficiently perspicuous to be understood by them, under the guidance of the Holy Spirit; and that they are entitled and bound to search the ...


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If I understand correctly, the implication of the clarity of scripture is that the Bible is the what the Church uses to teach, reprove, correct, and train itself. The Church isn't just naturally always correct and won't just naturally stay correct without that. Theopedia https://www.theopedia.com/clarity-of-scripture "the meanings of the text can be ...


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There's an article in the Coming Home Network about the Rule of Faith. In it there are several interesting quotes from Church Fathers on the topic, let me select a few: From St. Basil the Great's De Spiritu Sancto (circa AD 375) we have (emphasis mine): Of the dogmas and kergymas preserved in the Church, some we possess from written teaching and others ...


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I apologize in advance for the huge wall of text. I actually had to trim this down quite a bit to fit under the 30,000 character limit! My own research and analysis The first revelation (at least in the sequence they are presented in The Poem of the Man-God) to deal with God's creation of humans is part of the section titled Birth of the Virgin Mary. In ...


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In Catholic teaching, what specific actual sinful act did Adam and Eve commit, and what level of authority can be applied to this teaching? Before going any further let us be in agreement that there were two people in Eden when the Original sin entered the world. These two individual sinned against God. That does not mean that they committed the same ...


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