yes yes but the greatest fools are those who think and seem to accept that even Jesus Christ , as God, could be wrong - He really knowing human nature as it is foresaw all this bickering over the issue of infallibility of the Pope even after being inspired by the Holy Ghost and provided an insurance against it namely the Magisterium to confirm or deny all or any utterances by the Pope - the Magisterium consists of "successors of the Apostles" as at Jn.14:26 - wincam
Huh? Where did you read that Jesus established a Magisterium?
And who declares the Magisterium to be infallible? The Pope?
From your own Catholic resources:
1. The Magisterium is incapable of fully understanding every truth found in the Deposit of Faith, for the Faith contains mysteries beyond complete human comprehension. Therefore, the teachings of the Magisterium are always necessarily significantly limited in their understanding of the teachings of the Deposit of Faith.
2. The Magisterium is incapable of fully expressing every truth found in the Deposit of Faith, for the Faith contains truths beyond the ability of mere human language to fully express. Therefore, the teachings of the Magisterium are always necessarily a limited expression
of the ineffable truths found in the Deposit of Faith.
3. The Magisterium is incapable of teaching every truth
, each one of which, individually, it is capable of teaching. For the Deposit of Faith contains so many truths that, “if each one was written, the world itself, I suppose, would be unable to hold the books that would be written.” (Jn 21:25).
Therefore, the sum total of all the teachings of the Magisterium, in understanding, expression, and number, is necessarily always significantly less
than the sum total of all the teachings of the Deposit of Faith. And further development in the understanding, expression, and number of truths taught is always possible. For God is infinite Truth.
4. The Magisterium can only be exercised by the Bishops and the Pope. Individual Bishops, other than the Pope, can only exercise the Magisterium non-infallibly.
5. The Magisterium teaches infallibly only under certain conditions; whenever those conditions are lacking, the teaching is non-infallible. All non-infallible teachings allow for the limited possibility of error
, but never to such an extent as to lead the faithful away from salvation.
6. The Magisterium is limited to teaching the truths found, explicitly or implicitly, in the Deposit of Faith (Tradition and Scripture). Nothing outside of the Deposit of Faith can be taught by the Magisterium
, even under the non-infallible Ordinary Magisterium. All things to the contrary not withstanding.
7. The faithful are only required to believe with theological faith, that is, with the full assent of faith properly due to the teachings of Christ, the infallible teachings of Tradition
, Scripture, Magisterium. Any requirement to adhere to the non-infallible teachings of the Ordinary Magisterium must always necessarily have significant limitations in the type and degree of assent, and must always necessarily permit the possibility of limited faithful dissent. For the non-infallible teachings admit a limited possibility of error
, but belief in error is never required by Christ.8. It is not always clear which teachings are infallible and which are non-infallible. It is not always clear whether an idea is a teaching of the Magisterium at all. Nor will it ever be completely clear, prior to the Return of Jesus Christ.
9. The temporal decisions of the Pope and the Bishops are not teachings
, but judgments of the prudential order. Any exercise of the temporal authority of the Church is fallible
10. The Pope and the Bishops, in whom the ability and authority of the Magisterium solely resides, are imperfect and are sinners
. As a result, they teach less clearly and less fully
than they otherwise could teach, and their ordinary non-infallible teaching contain more errors and more imperfections than it otherwise would contain.
11. The Magisterium often teaches later, rather than sooner. As time passes, the truths of the Faith become clearer to the Church on earth, and this understanding eventually, and usually very slowly, makes its way into the teachings of the Magisterium.
12. The Magisterium is unresponsive to the immediate needs of the faithful for guidance on particular questions of faith and morals
. The Magisterium does not respond, in a timely manner, to each and every error of faith or morals that develops in the world, or among the faithful, or even among the Bishops. Thus, the faithful are often left, for a considerable period of time, without the guidance of the Magisterium on a particular question of importance to their salvation.