Dr. John Joy – Assent Owed to Non-Infallible Teachings of the Magisterium (R&T Lecture Series)

As part of the R&T Lecture Series, Dr. John Joy delivers a lecture in the scholastic disputatio style on the assent owed to non-infallible teachings of the Magisterium. Is the pope always infallible? How do we determine a teaching is not infallible? How do we determine which magisterial teaching to accept? These questions, and others, are explored by Dr. Joy. __________________________________________________________________

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Understanding the Magisterium By Michael Lofton, M.A.

  Introduction In an age when documents of the magisterium (the church’s teaching authority) have been widely disseminated, one can read about church teachings and easily become confused about their meaning or value. Much like a young boy who makes his way to the cockpit of an airplane and obliviously strikes random buttons, untrained readers […]

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A Micromanaging Magisterium?

Someone recently asked me if luck was a concept compatible with Christianity. I explained it goes against the Biblical concept of divine providence. At that point, the person asked me whether this was just my opinion or something the magisterium teaches. I explained it was my opinion and to my knowledge luck is not directly […]

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