Obsequium religiosum

How magisterial authority works

Today in class many of you had questions about degrees of magisterial authority, and what Church Council are all about.  This is not the topic of our current course, but in a way these questions could arise in every course, so we should try to work through them.

We can get a good start in just a few pages.  Click here for an essay I wrote last year, when I was trying to find the clearest way to express the nature of the Church’s magisterial authority.  If any of you want to get together and discuss it at any point, just let me know and we’ll set something up.

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