Some Infallibility !

The following is a quote from the August 25, 1997 issue of Newsweek: This week a large box shipped from California and addressed to ‘His Holiness, John Paul II’ will arrive at the Vatican. The shipping label lists a dozen countries – from every continent but Antarctica – plus a number, 40,383, indicating the quantity of signatures inside. Each signature is attached to a petition asking the pope to exercise the power of papal infallibility to proclaim a new dogma of the Roman Catholic faith: that the Virgin Mary is ‘Co-Redemptrix, Mediatrix of All Graces and Advocate for the People of God.’ Such a move would elevate Mary’s status dramatically beyond what most Christians profess. But in the last four years, the pope has received 4,340,429 signatures from 157 countries – an average of 100,000 a month – supporting the proposed dogma. Among the notable supporters are Mother Teresa of Calcutta, nearly 500 bishops and 42 cardinals, including John O’Connor of New York, Joseph Glemp of Poland, and half a dozen cardinals at the Vatican itself.

My question is this: If these infallible pronouncements are from God Himself, how could lobbying the Pope influence the process?

Read passages like II Timothy 3:16-17 to see that the scriptures are our sole authority in religion.

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