Skip to comments.Catholic Word of the Day: MAGISTERIUM, 05-19-14
Posted on 05/19/2014 7:44:06 AM PDT by Salvation
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The Church's teaching authority, vested in the bishops, as successors of the Apostles, under the Roman Pontiff, as successor of St. Peter. Also vested in the Pope, as Vicar of Christ and visible head of the Catholic Church. (Etym. Latin magister, master.)
All items in this dictionary are from Fr. John Hardon's Modern Catholic Dictionary, © Eternal Life. Used with permission.
Teaching authority -- any questions? LOL!
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