The Eastern Churches and St. Thomas Aquinas
(02-12-2012, 09:06 PM)Silouan Wrote:
(02-12-2012, 08:22 AM)newyorkcatholic Wrote: Why should the Pope intervene in selection of bishops if there is no problem?


What can the Pope handle that a local synod could not?

Any number of matters reserved to the holy see, certain excommunications and censures (very serious matters), the Pauline and petrine privileges, apostolic indults, certain indulgences, the authoritative interpretation of Canon law and the deposition of bishops amongst other matters.

This is a result of the pope being the supreme law maker and law giver in the Church, the power of the keys and the fact that the jurisdiction of bishops both flows from and is subject to the popes.
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Re: The Eastern Churches and St. Thomas Aquinas - by TrentCath - 02-13-2012, 06:28 AM



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