=RonniSanMiguel;11042342]I was looking at Judas Thaddeus’ thread about praying his private devotion and one of the responses got me wondering. The response said that priests are not infallible and can give faulty advice. My question is: isn’t the Magisterium made up of priests? When do they get the Holy Spirit’s protection from teaching error? This is just something that got me wondering.
Don’t get me wrong, I am a traditional Catholic, faithful to the Church and her teachings, I just got curious about when the Spirit’s protection from error kicks in. Thanks! Please go easy on me. I’m a newbie and usually super shy! Going out on a limb here with my question. Thanks!
“Infallibility” apples conditionally to Only the Pope
Then to the Magisterium [made up al ALL ofthe Bishops in Communion with the Pope"
and Then on ONLY matters of Faith beliefs and Morals.
It must be “clearly articulated” as being an Infallible pronouncement
However; EVERYTHING taught by the Pope and the Magisterium requires on Faith and Morals; requires assent of our minds and wills. Even if not "Infallibly defiened nd declared.
[QUOTE]Can. 748 §1. All persons are bound to seek the truth in those things which regard God and his Church and by virtue of divine law are bound by the obligation and possess the right of embracing and observing the truth which they have come to know.
§2. No one is ever permitted to coerce persons to embrace the Catholic faith against their conscience.
Can. 749 §1. By virtue of his office, the Supreme Pontiff possesses infallibility in teaching when as the supreme pastor and teacher of all the Christian faithful, who strengthens his brothers and sisters in the faith, he proclaims by definitive act that a doctrine of faith or morals is to be held.
§2. The college of bishops also possesses infallibility in teaching when the bishops gathered together in an ecumenical council exercise the magisterium as teachers and judges of faith and morals who declare for the universal Church that a doctrine of faith or morals is to be held definitively; or when dispersed throughout the world but preserving the bond of communion among themselves and with the successor of Peter and teaching authentically together with the Roman Pontiff matters of faith or morals, they agree that a particular proposition is to be held definitively.
§3. No doctrine is understood as defined infallibly unless this is manifestly evident.
Can. 750 §1. A person must believe with divine and Catholic faith all those things contained in the word of God, written or handed on, that is, in the one deposit of faith entrusted to the Church, and at the same time proposed as divinely revealed either by the solemn magisterium of the Church or by its ordinary and universal magisterium which is manifested by the common adherence of the Christian faithful under the leadership of the sacred magisterium; therefore all are bound to avoid any doctrines whatsoever contrary to them.