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Revelation on Tap: Vatican I and the “Amoris Laetitia” Controversy
— The Daily Eudemon (@TheDailyEudemon) August 26, 2017

"As Brian Tierney has argued in Origins of Papal Infallibility, 1150-1350, the doctrine was originally conceived as a bridle–preventing popes from contradicting their predecessors–rather than a permission to alter established doctrines and practices. Put another way, it was a way of re-affirming–against the backdrop of an increasingly powerful medieval papacy–Catholic belief in the definitive and final nature of Christian revelation, by which the papacy, too, is bound."