A journal of academic theology

The Teaching Authority of Episcopal Conferences

[Pope John Paul II in Apostolos suos has decreed that doctrinal statements to be issued by episcopal conferences either must have been approved unanimously, or, if approved by a two-thirds majority, must have received the recognitio of the Holy See. The author argues that these requirements are consistent with Cardinal Joseph Ratzinger’s opinion that the teaching authority of bishops belongs only to individual bishops, and to the entire college with the pope.]

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