Reading “Pastor aeternus”

The Paraphasic, which just had a series on “practical Mottramism,” which is, of course, the disorder that affected poor Rex Mottram so hilariously in Brideshead Revisited, and which has made an unhappy reappearance in our time, is engaging in a “close reading” of Pastor aeternus, the dogmatic constitution of the First Vatican Council that defined the dogma of papal infallibility—and the narrow circumstances under which infallibility can be invoked. We shall follow The Paraphasic‘s series with interest.