from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- adj. Having the ability to resist decay or failure; lasting.
- adj. Having no flaw or defect; perfect.
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- adj. Not defectible.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. Not defectible; unfailing; not liable to defect, failure, or decay.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Not defectible; not liable to defect, failure, or decay; unfailing; not defeasible.
The position to which I am wedded is that the Catholic Church is indefectible, and that therefore truth and authority in her can never been separated.
And 1 you also know, but you won't admit it, because you think that to admit it would be to admit that the Church is not indefectible.
Do you mean that because the Church is indefectible, nothing that the Pope says can be wrong, or at least seriously wrong?
The Church is indefectible: she has never stopped and will never stop and can never stop teaching what has been taught from the beginning which was circa A.D. 33, not 1962.
I do agree with you in that "the Dogma of Faith that Christ has constituted the Catholic Church indefectible, by His Own Virtue".
In other words, both Luther, and those partisans of the SSPX who have defended the heretical proposition that Authority and Truth have separated at some historical point in the history of the Catholic Church, have alike shown themselves to have denied the supernatural Dogma of our Faith that the Catholic Church is indefectible.
I deny, here and now, every argument of human ingenuity that has been advanced, or ever will be advanced, against the Dogma of Faith that Christ has constituted the Catholic Church indefectible, by His Own Virtue.
But at least, there is always someone who still have an indefectible faith and hope...
We must not forget that the Protestant heresy does hold that the Church of Christ is infallible and indefectible, but that this reality cannot be identified with any visible body of Christian men on earth.
The Latin texts have been prepared with great care as to sound doctrine, exact wording "free from all ideological influence and otherwise endowed with those qualities by which the sacred mysteries of salvation and the indefectible faith of the Church are efficaciously transmitted by means of human language to prayer, and worthy worship is offered to God the Most High" Liturgiam Authenticam, n.