I have been a Protestant all my life, but I have been recently seriously investigating Catholicism seriously, and just came across something that disturbed me that I haven’t seen critically examined much.
The statements of the Council of Florence are considered infallible, correct? If so, what do we make of this?
“Therefore [the Church] strictly orders all who glory in the name of Christian, not to practise circumcision either before or after baptism, since whether or not they place their hope in it, it cannot possibly be observed without loss of eternal salvation.”
The full statement can be read here:
This seems to contradict Scripture, and statements of the Church before and since on circumcision.