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Old 24th April 2007, 03:53 PM
Ron Conte Ron Conte is offline
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Originally Posted by Love The Fisherman View Post
Hi Ron,
Can you tell me please the specific differences between Dogmas and Infallible Teachings. A Dogma seems to me to be altogether more Formal and comprehensive. I could be wrong about this because I have only ever read the one you gave us. Thanks.

The word dogma is used with different meanings by different theologians.
There is no one standard meaning.

I use dogma to refer to any infallible teaching of the Magisterium,
including those taught under:
1. papal infallibility
2. solemn definitions of Ecumenical Councils
3. teachings of the universal Magisterium

Some persons narrow the meaning of dogma only to # 1 and 2 above,
but this is not supported by the definition given in the Catechism.
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