Does anyone know when (if ever) they are infalible? Which ones can be changes? What parts of the Catholic Church are not required?Answer Question
Answer by CinderAmethyst at 10:46 AM on Jul. 26, 2009
Answer by Anonymous at 11:09 AM on Jul. 26, 2009
The ancient practice of asking the Saints in heaven to pray with us and for us goes back to the early church. The Bible shows that they are in heaven interceding on our behalf and taking our prayers up to God.
Answer by Anonymous at 11:37 AM on Jul. 26, 2009
Answer by Anonymous at 11:39 AM on Jul. 26, 2009
Answer by Anonymous at 11:44 AM on Jul. 26, 2009
Answer by drink-lover at 3:55 PM on Jul. 26, 2009
Doctrine is all the Church teaching in matters of faith and morals. Dogma is that part of doctrine which has been divinely revealed and which the Church has formally defined and declared to be believed as revealed. So all dogma is doctrine, but not all doctrine is dogma.
All that the Church teaches in the area of faith and morals is infallible to the extent to which it has been defined - so both doctrine and dogma can be infallible. This article explains it more.
Since dogmas are divinely revealled they do not change. Doctrine doesn't "change" but over time it can develop as we come to better understand it.
Answer by eringobrough at 4:19 PM on Jul. 26, 2009
Answer by eringobrough at 4:21 PM on Jul. 26, 2009
Growing up catholic I have to say no catholic is perfect.(i believe that is what infalible means LOL i still haven't had my coffee yet) .
Coffee is such a helpful thing! :-). No, infallible doesn't mean perfect. Infallible means unable to teach error. The pope as an individual is NOT infallible/perfect/without error/sinless/whatever. What the CC is saying with the doctrine of infallibly is that Christ is protecting His flock by giving the Pope (and the Magisterium) the ability to say the right things when making official statements about faith and morals. The Church claims that these proclamations are "infallible," not that Church leaders are "indefectible."
Answer by eringobrough at 4:25 PM on Jul. 26, 2009
Alot of Catholic teachings are based on man made laws. No meat on friday, birth control, and my favorite confession.
Catholics don't think so - and you've mixed up doctrines/dogmas/and disciplines. No meat on Friday is a discipline - it's a way of practicing our belief that we need to prepare ourselves to receive the Real Presence of Christ in the Eucharist on Sunday. We don't think it's been divinely revealled that it's bad to at meat. Birth Control is a doctrine - the Church has always taught that contraception is wrong (all Christian denominations taught that unil around 1930 - guess others thought God must have changed His mind). Confession as a sacrament is a dogma - Jesus has revealled to us that we should experience God's forgiveness through the sacrament of Confession.
Answer by eringobrough at 4:30 PM on Jul. 26, 2009