- The Scriptures seem rather certain of the fact that no human is ever infallible
Jesus is human
Jesus is infallible.
When I wrote down this line I knew someone would come up with what you just wrote.
I think you are well aware what I meant.
But just to address your comment, are you saying this:
Jesus is human ---> Jesus is infallible, therefor the Pope is infallible?
If the above is true then I have some more for you:
Jesus is human --->Jesus is without sin, therefor the Pope is without sin?
Jesus is human ---> Jesus is God, therefor the Pope is God?
There is a lot of misunderstanding about infallibility.
It is not that the Pope is infallible in his own personal strength and power, or make decision on his own personal authority
It is Jesus that is infallible and he gifted a share in his infallibility to his Church and he gave a share in his authority to the Church and to the individual apostles and their succesors.
The Pope, either alone in certain cases, or more normally in conjunction with all the bishops of the world can exercise that charism of infallibility that Christ gifted to his Church. They are sharing in Christ's infallibility with the assistance of the Holy Spirit.
No man can raise someone from the dead in his own strength and power, or forgive sins on his own authority, or drive out devils on his own authority, only with the authority of Christ and the power of the Holy Spirit.
This is what Jesus promised to his Church, that the Holy Spirit would lead it into all truth (Jn 16:13), that the gates of hell would not prevail against it Mt 28:20. He promised he would not leave his Church on its own (Jn 14:18).
The term Papal infallibility is used as a shorthand, but the definition is quite clear:
".......we teach and define as a divinely revealed dogma that when the Roman Pontiff speaks EX CATHEDRA, that is, when, in the exercise of his office as shepherd and teacher of all Christians, in virtue of his supreme apostolic authority, he defines a doctrine concerning faith or morals to be held by the whole Church, he possesses, by the divine assistance
, promised to him in blessed Peter that infallibility which the divine Redeemer willed his Church to enjoy
in defining doctrine concerning faith or morals.