[quote=“Thinker_Doer, post:1, topic:559635, full:true”]
“the church teaches”.
What does this mean? The expression: “The pope teaches” is perfectly sensible. The pope is person, and person can teach. The expression: “The Magisterium teaches” is problematic, since the magisterium is the “teaching authority”, which is a concept, but an “authority” is not a person, who can teach. The church is composed of individuals, who are able to teach… but what they say is frequently different from what others say. So which individual should be taken as a correct representation of what the church “teaches”?
[/quote]All infallible teachings on matters of faith and morals are in the ‘Catechism of the Catholic Church.’