Stephen Pearl Andrews, “A Short Method with the Infallibility of the Pope” (1876)

A SHORT METHOD WITH THE INFALLIBILITY OF THE POPE.

Doubtless, when the Pope is truly fulfilling his function of Supreme Pontifex, of Pontifex Maximus, he is infallible; for it is only when he makes no mistakes that he is fulfilling that function. So every other man, when doing rightly his supreme devoir, is infallible, for the same reason. It is only when a man is off the tripod that he makes mistakes, because to make mistakes is to be off the tripod.

Stephen Pearl Andrews.


Stephen Pearl Andrews, “A Short Method with the Infallibility of the Pope,” The Index 7 no. 346 (September 28, 1876): 465.

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