Skip to comments.[Catholic Caucus] Hermeneutics of Magisterium (1)
Posted on 05/15/2019 3:23:43 PM PDT by ebb tide
Some five years ago, PF (Pope Francis) wrote: "I have written an encyclical and an apostolic exhortation, and I continually make declarations and give homilies, and this is Magisterium".
On a more recent occasion, he said that the liturgical dispositions of the 1960s and 1970s were 'irreversible', and added: "This is Magisterium".
Such an understanding of what Magisterium is and how magisterial teaching operates seems to me to be at the level of toddler-talk. It must give rise to the suspicion that none of the teaching of someone who functions at this sort of level can be analysed as adult or as authentically magisterial.
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