“What is entrusted to you is not what you have discovered. It is what you have received, not what you have thought up for yourself. It is a matter, not of ingenuity, but of doctrine; not of personal opinion, but of public tradition. You are not the author, but the guardian. So preserve inviolate and undamaged the trust of the Catholic Faith” (St. Vincent of Lérins, The Commonitory 22)

Would that all those entrusted with the sacred mission of guarding the faith took such a position!

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