The Eastern Churches and St. Thomas Aquinas
(02-13-2012, 01:54 PM)INPEFESS Wrote:
(02-13-2012, 06:39 AM)TrentCath Wrote:
(02-13-2012, 06:36 AM)INPEFESS Wrote:
(02-13-2012, 06:28 AM)TrentCath Wrote: 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.

. . . such as, for example, dogmatic definitions as well as the final word on any given doctrinal matter upon which the bishops of the Church are divided.

Indeed, the office of the papacy truly secures the "principle of unity."

Indeed, I was taking that as a given.

I don't think it is with our Eastern brothers, I'm afraid.

True enough.

I forgot, at least under the old code a private vow of virginity made by someone after the age of 18 can also only be dispensed by the holy see.

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Re: The Eastern Churches and St. Thomas Aquinas - by TrentCath - 02-13-2012, 02:37 PM

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