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The Church Says ‘Yes’ When God Says ‘Yes’ — and ‘No’ When He Says ‘No’

Pope Pius IX (center, seated on throne) convenes the First Vatican Council on Dec. 8, 1869.

“In order to preserve the Church in the purity of the faith handed on by the apostles, Christ who is the Truth willed to confer on her a share in his own infallibility.” (CCC 889)