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Let's look at information on the gift of papal infallibility. Why call it a gift? Can't we just believe anything we want? See the following links for the answer.

It's always a good idea to start with the Catechism. Look at paragraph No. 890 and following for the different ways the Church proclaims infallibly at scbor-romeo.org/ccc/p 123a9p4.htm.

The First Vatican Council proclaimed Papal Infallibility in 1870. To read about this in detail see Session 4, Chapter 4 at piar.hu/councils/ecum20.htm.

Catholic Answers addresses misconceptions our separated brothers and sisters in Christ have about the doctrine at catholic.com/library/ papal_infallibility.asp.

The Immaculate Conception was infallibly proclaimed by Blessed Pope Pius IX in 1854. You can read about what he said in proclaiming it at papalencycl icals.net/Pius09/p9ineff.htm.

So important to the Church is preserving and guarding the teachings handed down to us by the apostles that the Roman Curia has a Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith. You can read about their purpose and statements on the Vatican site at vatican.va /roman_curia/congregations/cfaith/index.htm.

Representing the Holy Spirit that descended “like a dove” and hovered over Jesus when he was baptized.

Bishop Burbidge: The Pandemic is Our ‘Pentecost Moment’

This “21st century Pentecost moment” brought on by the pandemic, Bishop Michael Burbidge said, has underscored the need for good communication in the Church across all forms of media, in order to invite people into the fullness of the Gospel.