Tuesday, November 17, 2009

An Ignatian Insight on Authority

“We should always be prepared so as never to err to believe that what I see as white is black, if the hierarchic Church defines it thus.” or in less convoluted english:

“We should always be disposed to believe that that which appears white is really black, if the hierarchy of the Church so decides” - St. Ignatius of Loyola.

Our professor read this in Reformation History yesterday to the horrified gasps of everyone else and to my 'amen'.

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