irreformable


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irreformable

(ˌɪrɪˈfɔːməbəl)
adj
(of a person) incapable of giving up a reprehensible habit or immoral way of lifeincapable of being improved by alteration or correction of abuses
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In addition, these two examples of magisterial teaching in the previously mentioned encyclicals are neither infallible nor necessarily irreformable simply because they are papal encyclicals.
They also found that the document needed to be more pastoral, lacked an ecumenical spirit, was insufficiently scriptural, and did not acknowledge differences in types of dogma as if all teachings were irreformable.
As the Theological Commission of the First Vatican Council stated: "infallible definitions of popes and councils are irreformable of themselves and do not require the approbation of the people" (Dulles 1978: 88).
And in doing this he paints a portrait of mid 15th-century Rome that is illuminating and serves as a corrective to those who hold the jaundiced and indefensible view that the papacy is constitutionally irreformable and that things have never been worse in Rome than they are now.
No one type of confession is exclusively valid, no one statement is irreformable.
Its origins lay in the view that such measures were necessary to enlist Catholic allegiance to a reformed state and thus undercut support for more militant Republicanism who viewed the Northern state as irreformable.
While the Turks are rendered as irreformable barbarians, and the Serbs only a little less so, the attribute of civilization is never denied the Greeks.
And therefore his definitions, of themselves, and not from the consent of the Church, are justly styled irreformable, since they are pronounced with the assistance of the Holy Spirit, promised to him in blessed Peter, and therefore they need no approval of others, nor do they allow an appeal to any other judgment.
While Vatican II affirms the teaching of Vatican I that the solemn "definitions [of the Roman pontiff] are rightly said to be irreformable of themselves, and not from the consent of the church, for they are delivered with the assistance of the holy Spirit which was promised to him in blessed Peter" (LG no.
For Identity adherents today, the Jews are literally, by genes, the seed of Satan, unconvertible, irreformable, invariably working to destroy the true race of "white Israel" they so confusingly and insidiously imitate.
However, the public debates show little evidence of agreement, with Sinn Fein arguing at one extreme that the Royal Ulster Constabulary, the Northern Ireland police force, is irreformable and must be disbanded, and, at the other extreme, various loyalist groups maintaining that nothing can be changed.