Considering that it is infallible Catholic doctrine, sure. Every Catholic is supposed to know and believe this.
God alone swears securely, because He alone is infallible.--Augustine of Hippo, Nicene and Post-Nicene Fathers, First Series: Volume VIII, St. Augustine on the Psalms, Psalm LXXXIX, Sec. 4
Please let me know when the Catholics decide to follow the infallible teachings of Vatican I or the infallible teachings of Vatican II.
posted on 12/16/2004 9:08:59 AM PST
("Let's give thanks to the Lord above, for Santa Claus comes to night."-from Here come SC)
No argument here against St. Augustine. It refutes nothing. In fact, it is the very principle upon which the temporal aims of state are to be aligned linearly with the spiritual aims of the Church. That aim or objective is, of course, the eternal salvation of the immortal souls of Her members.
"Please let me know when the Catholics decide to follow the infallible teachings of Vatican I or the infallible teachings of Vatican II."
After they quit confusing what's infallible and what isn't, and as soon as they quit believing that there are any new Catholic teachings. After they've figured out that ultimate reality in 2005 is the same ultimate reality of 1302.
When it happens, it'll be self-evident.
posted on 12/16/2004 9:27:33 AM PST
(Quicumque vult salvus esse, ante omnia opus est, ut teneat catholicam fidem)
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