Can a group of people really claim to be infallible? This comes from the Catholic Catechism which I am studying for the (I really only know more that 6) time: Although individual members of the Church can err and even make serious mistakes, the Church as a whole can never fall away from God's truth. Well I am sorry. Yes it can. And if you do not believe me look to the inquisitions and crusades and modern wealth as opposed to saving lives. Believe me I want a church that gives all and loves in Christ's nature but statements like these made in 2013 are a problem. "the Church never erred"?
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I am not Catholic but I am catholic and my proposition is directly from catechism which I was charged in teaching as an ordinariate. "Church" infallibility is doctrine. Individuals within the church can fail.
Oh, okay Ericdierker, I stand corrected. Thank you. A little knowledge can be dangerous, so I appreciate your widening my knowledge:)
Today our lives are filled with phone ques and corporate matters. No one is anyone but a number. Notions of infallibility are best left for dark ages.
I read you loud and clear retief2000 but who accepts responsibility. It is a "never me but....".
I wonder if we have ever really changed, regardless of the trappings of life. Catholic Theology is a pretty interesting area of study if one is so inclined.
when I was charged in early life with lawyer type knowledge of Canons I learned well. When I was charged with later life teaching Catechism I learned that I knew nothing. I am humbled by the teaching and yet required by faith to question for others.
I once heard a priest talking about the nature of doubt and about how essential doubt is in the development of faith. God gave us intellect for a reason.
Retiief 2000 I am not done. Let us keep looking and searching for love.