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Endnotes

  1. 1. Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith, Profession of Faith and Oath of Fidelity (9 January 1989): AAS 81 (1989), 105.
  2. 2.Cf. Code of Canon Law, canon 833.
  3. 3.Cf. Code of Canon Law, canon 747, 1; Code of Canons of the Eastern Churches, canon 595, 1.
  4. 4.Cf. Second Vatican Ecumenical Council, Dogmatic Constitution on the Church Lumen gentium, n. 25; Dogmatic Constitution on Divine Revelation Dei Verbum, n. 5; Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith, Instruction on the Ecclesial Vocation of the Theologian Donum veritatis (24 May 1990), n. 15: AAS 82 (1990), 1556.
  5. 5.Code of Canon Law, canon 750 Those things are to be believed by divine and catholic faith which are contained in the word of God as it has been written or handed down by tradition, that is, in the single deposit of faith entrusted to the Church, and which are at the same time proposed as divinely revealed either by the solemn Magisterium of the Church, or by its ordinary and universal Magisterium, which in fact is manifested by the common adherence of Christ's faithful under the guidance of the sacred Magisterium. All are therefore bound to avoid any contrary doctrines. 6.Code of Canons of the Eastern Churches, canon 598 Those things are to be believed by divine and catholic faith which are contained in the word of God as it has been written or handed down by tradition, that is, in the single deposit of faith entrusted to the Church, and which are at the same time proposed as divinely revealed either by the solemn Magisterium of the Church, or by its ordinary and universal Magisterium, which in fact is manifested by the common adherence of Christ's faithful under the guidance of the sacred Magisterium. All Christian faithful are therefore bound to avoid any contrary doctrines.
  6. 7.Cf. Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith, Instruction on the Ecclesial Vocation of the Theologian Donum veritatis (24 May 1990), n. 17: AAS 82 (1990), 1557.
  7. 8.Code of Canon Law, canon 752: While the assent of faith is not required, a religious submission of intellect and will is to be given to any doctrine which either the Supreme Pontiff or the College of Bishops, exercising their authentic Magisterium, declare upon a matter of faith and morals, even though they do not intend to proclaim that doctrine by definitive act. Christ's faithful are therefore to ensure that they avoid whatever does not accord with that doctrine.
  8. 9.Code of Canons of the Eastern Churches, canon 599 While the assent of faith is not required, a religious submission of intellect and will is to be given to any doctrine which either the Supreme Pontiff or the College of Bishops, exercising their authentic Magisterium, declare upon a matter of faith and morals, even though they do not intend to proclaim that doctrine by definitive act. Christ's faithful are therefore to ensure that they avoid whatever does not accord with that doctrine.
  9. 10.Cf. Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith, Instruction on the Ecclesial Vocation of the Theologian Donum veritatis (24 May 1990), n. 16: AAS 82 (1990), 1557.

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L'Osservatore Romano
Weekly Edition in English
15 July 1998, 1

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