papal infallibility

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Noun1.papal infallibility - belief of the Roman Catholic Church that God protects the pope from error when he speaks about faith or morality
infallibility - the quality of never making an error
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This was shown by her remarks about the pope's infallibility, personal judgment of others, intrinsic moral evil, division between Pope Francis and Pope Benedict, misstating the church's position on homosexuality, condemnation of a major religious order, etc.
It is well known that after Vatican I defined the dogma of papal infallibility, more than one attempt was made to extend the pope's infallibility to his ordinary magisterium.
Ironically, at the same time that the Vatican was learning to trust world capitalism with its money, it was also taking advantage of the Pope's Infallibility to issue regular encyclicals--pronouncements on ethics to the faithful--denouncing capitalism.