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  • BOOK III PRESS OFFICE OF THE CHURCH
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BOOK III

ANNOUNCEMENT SERVICE OF THE CHURCH

Can. 747 § 1. Christ the Lord has entrusted the Church with the goods of faith, so that, with the assistance of the Holy Spirit, she may holy, keep deeply researched, faithfully proclaim and interpret the revealed truth; therefore it is their duty and their innate right to preach the gospel to all peoples, also using their own social means of communication, regardless of any human violence.

§ 2. It is incumbent on the church always and everywhere to proclaim the moral principles also about the social order as well as to judge superhuman things of any kind, insofar as the basic rights of the human person or the salvation of souls require this.

Can. 748 § 1. All men are required to seek the truth in questions that concern God and his Church; By virtue of divine law, they have the duty and the right to accept and preserve the known truth.

§ 2. Nobody ever has the right to induce people to accept Catholic faith against their conscience by coercion.

Can. 749 § 1. Infallibility in the teaching office is possessed by the Pope whenever he, as the supreme shepherd and teacher of all believers, whose task it is to strengthen his brothers in the faith, definitely declares a doctrine of the faith or morals as binding.

§ 2. Infallibility in the magisterium also possesses the college of bishops whenever the bishops, gathered at an ecumenical council, exercise their magisterium by declaring a doctrine of faith or morals to be definitive as obligatory for the whole Church as teachers and judges of faith and morals; or whenever they, scattered over the world, while preserving communion with one another and with the successor Peter, together with the Pope in an authentic teaching on matters of faith or custom, come to one and the same, as a definitive, binding judgment.

§ 3. A teaching is only to be regarded as infallibly defined if this is clearly established.

Can. 750 -§ 1. Power of divine and Catholic faith is to be believed everything that is contained in the written or traditional word of God as the faith entrusted to the church and at the same time presented as revealed by God, be it by the solemn teaching office of the church, be it by its ordinary and general teaching office; this is also made evident by the joint adherence of the faithful under the leadership of the holy magisterium; therefore all are required to avoid doctrines of any kind that contradict these truths of faith.

§ 2. Everything and everything that is finally submitted by the Magisterium to the Church with regard to faith and morals is also to be recognized and maintained, i.e. what is necessary for the undamaged preservation and for the faithful presentation of the goods of faith;

therefore opposes the teaching of the Catholic Church, these are rejected as definitive sentences.

Can. 751 - Heresy is called the persistent denial of a truth to be believed by force of divine and Catholic faith after receiving baptism, or a persistent doubt in such a truth of faith; Apostasia is called the rejection of the whole of Christian faith; Schisman is the refusal to submit to the Pope or to communion with members of the Church who are subordinate to him.

Can. 752 - Not consenting to faith, but rather religious understanding and obedience of the will, is to oppose a doctrine which the Pope or the college of bishops proclaim on questions of faith or morals, whenever they exercise their authentic teaching office, even if they do not definitely intend to proclaim this doctrine as binding; the believers must also take care of what does not correspond to her.

Can. 753 The bishops who stand in communion with the head and members of the quorum, whether individually, at bishops' conferences or at particular councils, even if they do not have infallibility in doctrine, are the authentic proclaimers and teachers of the faith for the faithful entrusted to their care; the faithful are required to follow this authentic magisterium of their bishops with religious obedience.

Can. 754 All believers are obliged to obey the constitutions and decrees issued by the rightful authority of the Church for the presentation of a doctrine and for the rejection of confused views, but above all those of the Pope or the college of bishops.

Can. 755 § 1. The task of the whole college of bishops and especially of the Apostolic See is to cultivate and guide the ecumenical movement of both Catholics; The aim of the ecumenical movement is to restore unity among all Christians; to promote them is the power of the church's will to be kept Christian.

§ 2. Likewise, it is the task of the bishops and, in accordance with the law, of the episcopal conferences, to promote this unity and, according to necessity or the situation, to issue practical norms, observing the prescriptions of the highest authority of the Church.




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