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" Infallibility in the spiritual order of things, and sovereignty in the temporal order, are two words perfectly synonymous. The one and the other denote that high power which rules over all other powers — from which they all derive their authority —... "
The Pope, Considered in His Relations with the Church: Temporal ... - Page 2
by Joseph Marie comte de Maistre - 1850 - 369 pages
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The Invitation Heeded: Reasons for a Return to Catholic Unity

James Kent Stone - Catholic converts - 1870 - 341 pages
...of a teaching Church must be practically infallible. This is what De Maistre means when he says : " Infallibility in the spiritual order of things, and...pretext of error or injustice, it no longer exists." * But it has been proved, with a redundancy of argument, that a Church which is divinely commissioned...
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Pages from the autobiography of a convert to Rome, by W.N.

W. N - 1879
...synonymous. The one and the other denote that high power which rules over all other powers — from which all derive their authority — which governs, and...pretext of error or injustice, it no longer exists." A reader not accustomed to think carefully what words mean, might confuse what De Maistre calls " Sovereignty"...
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Third series

Sir James Fitzjames Stephen - Literature - 1892
...only that it should enjoy the right common to all possible sovereignties, which all act of necessity as if infallible, for every government is absolute, and from the moment that it can be resisted under the pretence of error and injustice it exists no longer. ' Sovereignty...
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A Modern Maistre: The Social and Political Thought of Joseph de Maistre

Owen Bradley - Philosophy - 1999 - 273 pages
...deIinition "absolute." All governments act "as if infallible" whether or not they make real mistakes. "For every government is absolute, and from the moment it can be resisted, under pretext ot error or injustice, it no longer exists" (Maistre, DM pape, oc a:a). A suspect authority is no authority...
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