Originally posted by Nemesio
LH, Ivanhoe, or anyone:
Do you know of a list of [b]all the historical canons and whatever other documents pertaining
to faith and/or morals that are considered infallible?
I recall that you said the canons of these various councils, but I don't want to have to sift
through ones that are disciplinary and, thus, irrelevant to my study.
Reposting from the other thread.
All canons and proclamations of the Church considered infallible can be found in Denzinger-Schönmetzer's Enchiridion Symbolorum. Not having used DS myself, I don't know if it contains only the dogmatic extracts of the Councils and Papal Bulls or the full texts.
Cardinals Ratzinger and Bertone published a partial, non-exhaustive list of infallible teachings of the Church in 1998, but I haven't seen this list either.
One minor point: 'infallibility' is a property of the Church relating to certain teachings (which are 'true'😉. It is meaningless to speak of the documents themselves as being infallible. The teachings are also commonly referred to as being 'infallible' because it is known through the infallibility of the Church.
With respect to the General Councils, it is usually not difficult to tell which teachings are infallible:
(1) It will be a matter of dogma - faith and/or morals
(2) Some kind of 'formula' (e.g. "We believe and proclaim" or "If anyone holds X, let him be anathema" )
Disciplinary canons are those pertaining to Church organisation, pastoral responsibilities of clergy and religious, acts of excommunication etc.