…judges Francis’ idea on the harmony among good and evil

  • Synods are convoked when novelties arose in distorted minds

A synod, which has not always been enjoined in other cases, unless something new arose in distorted minds or something ambiguous in a pronouncement so that, if there were any obscurity, the authority of sacerdotal deliberation might illumine those who were treating the ambiguous pronouncement in common, just as first the impiety of Arius and then that of Nestorius, lastly that of Dioscorus and also of Eutyches caused this to be done. (Denzinger-Hünermann 343. Saint Simplicius, Epistle Quantum presbyterorum to Acacius, Bishop of Constantinople, January 9, 476)

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