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[Catholic Caucus] Hermeneutics of Magisterium (1)
Fr Hunwicke's Mutual Enrichment ^ | May 15, 2019 | Fr John Hunwicke

Posted on 05/15/2019 3:23:43 PM PDT by ebb tide

[Catholic Caucus] Hermeneutics of Magisterium (1)

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.


TOPICS: Apologetics; Catholic
KEYWORDS: francischurch; francismagisterium
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.
1 posted on 05/15/2019 3:23:43 PM PDT by ebb tide
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