The Eastern Churches and St. Thomas Aquinas
(02-07-2012, 01:42 PM)Melkite Wrote: Trent, what heresy did I profess?  Private revelation CAN NOT BE binding.  No doctrine can be based on it fundamentally.  If you're taking info that only came from private revelation and declaring it de fide, you're the heretic, not me.  In adding to the faith, you have cut yourself off from it.

Except that doctrine of pains in purgatory is defined by a Council, namely the Council of Florence 'Also, the body of Christ is truly confected in both unleavened and leavened wheat bread, and priests should confect the body of Christ in either, that is, each priest according to the custom of his western or eastern church. Also, if truly penitent people die in the love of God before they have made satisfaction for acts and omissions by worthy fruits of repentance, their souls are cleansed after death by cleansing pains; and the suffrages of the living faithful avail them in giving relief from such pains, that is, sacrifices of masses, prayers, almsgiving and other acts of devotion which have been customarily performed by some of the faithful for others of the faithful in accordance with the church's ordinances.

You need not believe them to be literal fire (though such is the common teaching) but that there is pain of some form is De Fide

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Re: The Eastern Churches and St. Thomas Aquinas - by TrentCath - 02-07-2012, 03:23 PM

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