To me the key passage is this: "THE AUTHORITY OF THE POPE IS NOT UNLIMITED. IT IS AT THE SERVICE OF SACRED TRADITION." That is not a notion that sits well with a great many Catholics on this site.
To: ultima ratio; crazykatz; don-o; JosephW; lambo; MarMema; MoJoWork_n; newberger; Petronski; ...
"THE AUTHORITY OF THE POPE IS NOT UNLIMITED. IT IS AT THE SERVICE OF SACRED TRADITION."
From the Eastern perspective, the authority of the Pope does not exceed that of any other Patriarch.
I'm not saying this to offend, but to deliniate how far apart East and West remain.
I do not believe there is anything else that I can add.
posted on 11/24/2002 8:50:49 PM PST
To: ultima ratio
Of course the authority of the pope is subject to Tradition. The question is, however, what is traditional and what is customary?
posted on 11/24/2002 8:59:58 PM PST
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