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He also opposed the definition for practical reasons. Such a definition would frighten Protestants and confirm their gravest fears about Catholicism. 55 54 55 England, Works, 5:92. Peter Richard Kenrick, Concio in Concilio Vaticano habenda et non habita (Naples: Typis Fratrum de Angelis, 1870); English translation in Raymond 44 American Catholic Religious Thought Kenrick left Rome before the First Vatican Council voted in favor of the definition of papal infallibility. Although he eventually accepted the Vatican Council’s teaching on papal infallibility, he never formally rejected his original objections to the definition.

When God created Adam, Brownson held, he created him to live under a supernatural providence. God revealed to Adam from the beginning that there was an order of life above our natural human life and this primitive revelation was communicated to the entire human community through tradition. This primitive revelation contained intimations of a God-man as a fact that was to take place or that had 43 44 45 46 Brownson, Works, 5:130. The American Republic: Its Constitution, Tendencies, and Destiny (Detroit: H.

During the First Vatican Council, Peter Richard Kenrick, the Archbishop of St. Louis, expressed the conciliar position in opposition to the infallibilist forces. Prior to the council he neither felt the need nor had the opportunity to discuss the issue of papal infallibility, but during the council he asserted that the doctrine was not definable because the evidence of Scripture and tradition was either silent on or opposed to the doctrine. He argued against a definition of the doctrine, furthermore, because of his understanding of a council’s role in the church.

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