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Papal Infallibility (Series)

The dogma of papal infallibility was enunciated by Vatican Council I in 1870. Contraception represents the first serious threat to the principle of infallibility to emerge. It also represents a great crisis of authority for the Vatican. In this series of articles, Stephen D. Mumford, DrPH, founder and President of the North Carolina-based Center for Research on Population and Security, reveals the history and dynamics of the dogma of papal infallibility, the dogmas’ importance to some Catholics, its consequences for Catholicism and humanity, and how the Church is on an inevitable course of self-destruction.