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    Papal Infallibility Those outside the Church generally misunderstand the Catholic teaching on papal infallibility. In particular, fundamentalist Christians often confuse the charisma of papal infallibility as something that affects the pope’s status. They imagine Catholics believing the pope to be sinless or unable to sin. Secularists and irreligious people believe papal infallibility to be a fairly new concept. They also speculate it was invented as a means to defend the church against the emerging threats of scientific innovation. Others insist Catholics believe every statement by the pope to be infallible, whereas some believe a teaching of the church can only be infallible when the pope uses a magical incantation to explicitly define it.…

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    Concluding with Narnia’s rebirth into new and fuller life, The Last Battle necessarily engages with themes of judgement, salvation, and eternity. C. S. Lewis closes his chronicle with Narnia perfectly realized in eternity, where all of its heroes rejoice in Aslan’s presence. Delving deep into theology, Lewis undergirds his events and imagery with powerfully coherent message about salvation. Lewis’s vision of the final judgement reflects a distinctly Catholic theology through its communication of…

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    The Italian Renaissance is one clear example. During the period of the High Renaissance (1450-1527), which was when art and sculpture met their peak in Italy, things were going on all over the place in Venice, Milan, the Papal States, Spain, France, and Rome. Not only did the French invade Italy, starting a vicious war, but Machiavelli wrote The Prince, which changed the Italian minds of literature forever. Overall, I disagree with this assumption because of the prosperity of the Renaissance…

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    progressed the theme in Italy became prominently individualism (Atkinson, 2013). Artists of this time wanted to creates their personal idea of the perfect individual in society. They wanted to portray this through art. The Medici Political change during the Renaissance often depended on the region an individual was located. The Italians centered around a strong central government (Italian Renaissance (1330-1550), 2016). During the Italian Renaissance, political exiles was huge in politics in…

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    The King of England, King Edward, claimed the French throne his own. The French apposed this claim. King Edward also angered the French with his possession of French territory. The French believed this endangered their policy of centralization. There was also dispute over control of French land known as Flanders. Flanders ' cloth industry depended on wool imported from England. In the Hundred Years ' War France had the advantage of fighting the war on their own turf, with a larger population,…

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    Aquinas was a 13th century philosopher, theologian, logician. He became the driving force behind the Catholic church during the Scholastic movement. The church would often use Aquinas to defend the church in scholarly settings, and used his writings to teach incoming priests. During his time of writing one of his most famous works, Summa Theologica, the seventh crusade was coming to an end. This was also at a time where the Papacy was struggling to spread their claim farther and farther away…

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    Giuseppe Mazzini was an Italian nationalist, patriot, and revolutionary leader during the 19th century. Before Italian unification was achieved, Italy had been divided into several states, which were dominated by Austrian authority. Mazzini was quite radical for his time, as he believed that Italy should be unified as a democratic republic where there was universal suffrage, which enfranchised women. He also wanted to see an end to the temporal power of the pope and an end to Austrian…

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    In modern Church history, one of the most contentious and controversial issues that the Roman Catholic Church has had to deal with in its ecumenical dialogue with other Christian churches is the Dogma of Papal Infallibility. This dogma was officially promulgated by Pope Pius IX at the First Vatican Council (1869-1870) in the Dogmatic Constitution Pastor Aeternus. This magisterial document defined the role and ministry of the pope within the Church. In their attempt to define the Petrine office,…

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    Pope Abuse Of Power

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    "This was a last gasp from the pope screaming at the European rulers, 'Hey, I'm still relevant! I speak for God!!'" The dogma of papal infallibility states that when the pope speaks ex cathedra , then nothing that he says is flawed or incorrect and is directly from God. The Vatican Council stated: We teach and define that it is a dogma Divinely revealed that the Roman pontiff when he speaks ex cathedra, that is when in discharge of the office of pastor and doctor of all Christians, by virtue of…

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    My Faith Research Paper

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    never grew entirely interested in being a disciple of Christ. This has changed as I have grown and become more mature. I now am more interested in faith, yet I question just about every aspect of Christianity. Thankfully, I was pushed this year to build arguments on why I believe in the Catholic teachings. As a method to support my beliefs, I learned a great deal about arguments against the Catholic faith. Through reading the Case for Christ and learning about vital parts of our faith in Why Am…

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