I’m having a hard time phrasing my question, so forgive me. What I’m confused about is the idea of infallibly proclaimed doctrines, and then other dogma and doctrines that are not from the pope, but still expected to be believed.
For instance, the Pope declared that the IC and infallibility of the Pope were to be believed infallibly. However, there are many other doctrines- Mary ever-virgin, Mediatrix, faith and works together, the Assumption, confession, etc, which have not been infallibly declared (right?) and yet the RC must believe them, I think? :shrug:
Also, there is the fact that some of these doctrines were very much fought against, especially the IC and Papal infallibility. If this was just a proclamation of what always was, why such strong offense taken at the councils?