Tuesday, June 6, 2017

QUOTATION: The Magisterium

Pope Benedict XVI
The teaching office of the apostles’ successors does not represent a second authority alongside Scripture but is inwardly a part of it. This viva vox is not there to restrict the authority of Scripture or to limit it or even replace it by the existence of another – on the contrary, it is its task to ensure that Scripture is not disposable, cannot be manipulated, to preserve its proper perspicuitas, its clear meaning, from the conflict of hypotheses.

--Pope Benedict XVI, “The Holy Spirit as Communion”, Pilgrim Fellowship of Faith