We both agree that it is clearly there for Dogma. The question is what does the church say about its other teachings? Obvious options:
- All the teachings regarding religion are inspired by the Holy Spirit
- None of the other teachings are inspired by the Holy Spirit
- The church doesn’t have a position on this
- We can mix and match 1,2 and 3 for different types of teaching or
- There is some sort of presumption that the other teachings are inspired.
My guess would be 5.
I tend to think of the Holy Spirit acting in the church (and indeed acting in us) generally. Certainly we think the Holy Spirit acts in the church for Transubstantiation. (that of course isn’t even close to a teaching) But I also would guess the Holy Spirit would guide the church in pronouncements such as that a marriage is a null. In other words it would hopefully be there when people take any religious issue to the church for guidance including excommunications etc.
What is giving me pause is this line of thought: I thought the infallibility does not stretch to every teaching only dogma. So what I am suggesting is the Holy Spirit is guiding the church regarding matters yet there actions and teachings still wouldn’t be infallible. Perhaps it wouldn’t be any different than how the Holy Spirit can guide us but sometimes we aren’t sure we are correctly following the guidance on an individual level. Sometimes the Church says she is sure she is following the Holy Spirit and hence its dogma. Other times the Church isn’t so definite.
Ok back to you to add some confusion.
BTW: I have vague thoughts that the “God breathed” came from “Divinely inspired” where “inspiration” comes from a similar Greek root for “respiration.” God Breathed into the Gospel.