EPISCOPAL CONFERENCES AND TEACHING AUTHORITY
by William H. Marshner
Vol. V No. 10, October 1988
ANGELA GRIMM, Editor
The Catholic Center
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A key item on the agenda of the meeting of the U.S. bishops next month is the Vatican’s draft guidelines on the theological and juridical nature of episcopal conferences. The central question up for debate is whether episcopal conferences, such as the National Conference of Catholic Bishops, possess any magisterial teaching authority of their own.
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