I admit, my own education here is lacking tremendously.
Is there any resource available that lists Church teachings and the weight of authority each holds? I know some things outrank others (Ex: The Trinity vs. Priestly celibacy), but I don’t quite know how the scale here works.
I would love to have open, honest discussions, guided by the Holy Spirit about issues facing our Church today, but some things seem taboo.
I feel that in some instances, questions, answers, and their implications have been exhausted and put to rest (ex: The divinity of Christ), but some can still be open to study, interpretation and pastoral care (ex: divorced and same sex couples). Where is this line drawn?
(I hope I have made my points relatively clear.)