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For more discussion on this after I have time to read the encyclical.
In the meantime the Church has provided a way out of this paradox.
Meanwile, Consider this article:
“The dogma of infallibility was formally proclaimed at the First Vatican Council in 1870. There are several requirements for a dogmatic, papal infallible pronouncement: (1) The pronouncement must be made by the lawful successor to Peter. (2) The subject matter must be in the area of faith and morals. (3) The pope must be speaking ex cathedra, that is from the very seat and office of Peter. In this way he must be specifically intending to proclaim a doctrine, binding the entire Church to its assent. If one or more of these elements is missing, there is no infallible pronouncement. Most “examples” of papal “errors” emerge when critics ignore the necessity of these three points. (Madrid, pp. 135-136, Pope Fiction)…”
the whole article is worth reading to put this paradox of fallibility and false conclusions in perspective.
In teaching statistics, I’ve shown that conclusions based on data are always subject to revision when faced with one more conflicting piece of information.
Conclusions “proven” through observations can be falsified through one conflicting observation. You can’t “prove” anything through “facts.”
Only through logical tautology,
The Pope cannot assert with infallibility that the sun revolves around the earth.
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