Had a few questions about the following errors condemned by Pius IX (was the syllabus an infallible document?). My main question for each of the statements cited below: Does the Church still maintain that these are errors and act/teach in defiance of these attitudes?
*55. The Church ought to be separated from the .State, and the State from the Church. – Allocution “Acerbissimum,” Sept. 27, 1852. *
Does the Church still try to be directly intertwined with any governments?
*48. Catholics may approve of the system of educating youth unconnected with Catholic faith and the power of the Church, and which regards the knowledge of merely natural things, and only, or at least primarily, the ends of earthly social life. – Ibid. *
Why don’t we hear more preaching against public education?
*24. The Church has not the power of using force, nor has she any temporal power, direct or indirect. – Apostolic Letter “Ad Apostolicae,” Aug. 22, 1851. *
Since the Church exercises so little direct temporal power in today’s society, and no force that I know of, does that mean we believe its no longer necessary to do so, or that the Church doesn’t have this power?