Doug asks a reasonable question

I’m aware of no doctrine concerning the wisdom of the hierarchy. The only thing approaching it is the extremely left-handed compliment of infallibility (which encompasses the laity too insofar as it addresses the sensus fidelium). And all Infallibility means is that the Holy Spirit will not let the Church define error as doctrine, no matter how stupid and/or wicked we are. This is hardly an endorsement of Catholic greatness or wisdom, just as a strong leash is not a testimony to the friendliness of the Doberman. There is no wisdom in the Church except for the Holy Spirit, and he’s enough.