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What objective, foolproof method do Eastern Orthodox have for working out which side is correct in the case of a Schism?

In essence you are asking an epistemological question: How can one side "know" that it is correct in a theological debate? The question could just as well apply to any Christian body, let alone the ...
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Did the original reformers believe in a Magisterium?

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 "...
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What paths exist in the Catholic Church for a certain theological position to become recognized as dogma?

It seems you're asking how a material (definable) dogma becomes a formal (defined) dogma. material (definable) dogma: a truth revealed by God that the Church has not yet proposed one has to believe ...
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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?

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 ...
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What is the earliest mention of the Three Pillars of Catholicism?

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 ...
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Why does the Roman Catholic Church not hold to the perspicuity of Scripture?

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 ...
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In what sense is the bible is "clear"/perspicuous?

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 ...
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What paths exist in the Catholic Church for a certain theological position to become recognized as dogma?

"What paths exist in the Catholic Church for a certain theological position to become recognized as dogma? What steps are taken for a dogma to be defined and declared within the Catholic Church. How ...
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What objective, foolproof method do Eastern Orthodox have for working out which side is correct in the case of a Schism?

There are at least three ways that the Eastern Orthodox use to determine "correctness" on any issue. First and foremost, they believe they are the earliest church founded by Christ and apostles. "...
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According to Martin Luther, which Councils contradicted each other?

Luther, at the Diet of Worms, offered to show, at any time that might be assigned to him, that councils had erred. He does not seem to have been taken up on this directly, although conversations may ...
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Who are the members of the International Theological Commission for the 10th Quinquennium?

On July 27, 2021, Pope Francis appointed 12 new theologians and renewed 16 members of the International Theological Commission to serve as the 10th Quinquennium (2021-2026) with its first plenary ...
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What does "authentic magisterium" entail in Lumen Gentium?

Volume 3 (of 5) of the Exegetical Commentary on the [1983] Code of Canon Law (PDF pp. 3269-70) elucidates the "authentic magisterium" that appeared, from Lumen Gentium §25, in 1983 Code Can....
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What does Lumen Gentium 25 mean about submission?

Exegetical Commentary on the [1983] Code of Canon Law (PDF pp. 3271-2) describes what obsequium* religiosum means: *p. 916 (PDF p. 948) of New Commentary on the [1983] Code of Canon Law: "An ...
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According to the Catholic church, was there a New Testament writer who was not a bishop?

According to the Catholic church, was there a New Testament writer who was not a bishop? The only one that I am not sure of is St. Luke. Even here, I believe that he was a bishop, even if I can not ...
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Are Papal Encyclicals in Effect Unless Revoked (e.g., Acerbo Nimis)?

Are Papal Encyclicals in Effect Unless Revoked (e.g., Acerbo Nimis)? Not all papal encyclicals deal exclusively on faith and morals. Some deal with ecclesiastical discipline and as such Church ...
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How does the Magisterium protect the faithful and the general public against misinformation of the Catholic faith in the Internet Era?

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 ...
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Are Catholic Canonizations Infallible?

Are Catholic Canonizations Infallible? The short answer is yes. Some argue that only a certain amount of infallibility is involved here because faith and morals or not directly involved. But there ...
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On the Etymology of the Term "Magisterium" in the Catholic Church

Etymology of the Term "Magisterium" in the Catholic Church? Fr. John Hardon's Modern Catholic Dictionary, has a very simple definition of the modern term of Magisterium. Magisterium The ...
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If a Catholic believes scripture supports a heretical position, but denies that position himself based on the Magisterium, is he a heretic?

If a Catholic believes scripture supports a heretical position, but denies that position himself based on the Magisterium, is he a heretic? According to the Catholic Church: Doubtful. If ”he concludes ...
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What are the main arguments the Catholic Church uses in support of the sole interpretive authority of the Magisterium?

According to the First Vatican Council, Pastor æternus ch. 4 "Concerning the Infallible Teaching of the Roman Pontiff", the supreme power of teaching (supremam quoque magisterii* potestatem)...
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What information is contained in series of books called "The Papal Teachings" by The Benedictine Monks of Solesmes?

What information is contained in series of books called "The Papal Teachings" by The Benedictine Monks of Solesmes? This series of books are a gathering of papal teachings by the Teaching ...
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What information is contained in series of books called "The Papal Teachings" by The Benedictine Monks of Solesmes?

They're collections of magisterial documents from various popes. Some are available in e-book format: The Church (1962) The Liturgy (1962) Matrimony (1963)
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What is the relationship between Aquinas and Magisterium?

Generally, the writings of Saint Thomas Aquinas are considered by the Catholic Church to be second only to those writings contained in the canon of Sacred Scripture. Given this, much attention ought ...
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How does the Magisterium protect the faithful and the general public against misinformation of the Catholic faith in the Internet Era?

To address the overarching concerns expressed here, the Church does continue her practice of approving materials for the faithful to learn from even to this very day. Bishops usually have appointed a ...
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According to Martin Luther, which Councils contradicted each other?

Martin Luther is referencing contradictions in, amongst other things, the claims of primacy over the church by Rome. This takes shape in various historical attempts. Examples that follow are primacy,...
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What objective, foolproof method do Eastern Orthodox have for working out which side is correct in the case of a Schism?

As far as deciding on a question that may be divisive within the Church, the Orthodox Church may not have one "center" such as the Pope, but they do still have Councils of Bishops, much like the ...
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Identifying General and Universal Magisterium

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 ...
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In what sense is the bible is "clear"/perspicuous?

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 ...
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In what sense is the bible is "clear"/perspicuous?

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 ...
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What is the earliest mention of the Three Pillars of Catholicism?

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 ...
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