Understanding Infallibility

There’s a delicious scene in Brideshead Re-visited where the spiritually illiterate Rex Mottram is being instructed in the Catholic faith and the priest asks, “If it were raining and the Holy Father said it was sunny, how would you then explain papal infallibility?” Rex ponders for a moment and says, “I suppose I would say that it must be spiritually sunny.”

Similar incomprehension and ignorance surround the subject of papal infallibility amongst our separated brethren. Their problem with understanding this relatively easy to understand belief is made worse by several foundational assumptions which they have picked up from their Protestant education. Read more.

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