Sentence Examples


  • Pastor aeternus, cap. iv.); " we teach and define as a divinely revealed dogma, that the Roman Pontiff, when he speaks ex cathedra - i.e.
  • The pope when teaching ex cathedra acts as head of the whole episcopal body and of the whole Church.
  • (e) Again, not all dogmatic teachings of the pope are under the guarantee of infallibility; neither his opinions as private instructor, nor his official allocutions, however authoritative they may be, are infallible; it is only his ex cathedra instruction which is guaranteed; this is admitted by everybody.
  • But when does the pope speak ex cathedra, and how is it to be distinguished when he is exercising his infallibility?
  • To issue an infallible statement " you make a dogmatic statement ' ex cathedra ' from the chair of Peter ".

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