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Magisterium

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Mysterium Fidei – CDF

The Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith's Declaration in Defense of the Catholic Doctrine of the Church  Against Certain Errors of the Present Day is best known by the first two words of the Latin text, Mysterium Fidei.  It was written in response to...

Teaching Authority of the Church – Vatican II

This excerpt from Vatican II's Dogmatic Constitution on the Church, Lumen Gentium, paragraph 25, explains the authority of the Magisterium or Apostolic teaching authority of the Church and the way in which Catholics are bound to submit to that authority....

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Papacy & Bible — Pope as Servant of the Word

The teaching authority of the Church, and especially the Papacy, are seen by some as competing with the authority of the Bible. This essay explains the Catholic position that the Pope and all Church authority are under the authority of God's Word coming to...