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    IM, Topaz7, cville townie

    Freeperville.  I didn't want to mention the end source, let alone link there, but they've got one of the articles in question.  Here's a longer passage (internal cites omitted):

    One cannot discern its intended meaning through prayerful reading alone, for Scripture is "hard to understand" and individual misinterpretation can lead "to our own destruction". The Holy Spirit's guidance, acting through the Church, "the pillar and foundation of truth", is necessary to avoid error since "there is no prophecy of Scripture that is a matter of personal interpretation"....Sincerely motivated Christians studying the same texts have disagreed on the fundamentals of the faith, thereby dividing not only Protestants from Catholics, but also particular Protestant denominations from each other. Post-Reformation history does not reflect the unity and harmony of the "one flock" instituted by Christ, but rather a scandalous series of divisions and new denominations, including some that can hardly be called Christian. Yet Christ would not have demanded unity without providing the necessary leadership to maintain it. The same Catholic Church which infallibly determined the canon of the Bible must be trusted to interpret her handiwork; the alternative is to trust individual Christians, burdened with, as Calvin termed it, their "utterly depraved" minds, to overcome their tendency to rationalize, their selfish desires, and other effects of original sin. The choice is between Catholicism's authoritative Magisterium and subjective interpretation which leads to anarchy and heresy. All churches follow their own traditions, but the Catholic Church claims

    Hard-hitting catholic apologia, but hardly the hitpiece it's made out to be.

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