Much like Purgatory, the doctrine of papal infallibility is one of the most misunderstood and scrutinized teachings of the Catholic Church. Misconceptions abound that papal infallibility means the pope is never wrong, or even that the pope is incapable of sin when confused with the concept of impeccability. However, even the Vicar of Christ is just a man and capable of being wrong and sinning just like anyone else. If that’s the case, what exactly is papal infallibility?
Question for thought:
- How well do I understand the two doctrines that have been affirmed by Papal Infallibility?