See this online text:
- “On Consulting the Faithful in Matters of Doctrine”, by Saint John Henry Newman, The Rambler, New Series, Volume I, Part II (July 1859).
- The text is included on pages 198 – 230 of The Rambler, New Series, Volume I (London: Burns and Lambert, 1859), which may be read online, and is available in mobi, epub, pdf, and other formats, at Internet Archive. It may also be read online on this page of Newman Reader (Copyright © 2007 by The National Institute for Newman Studies. All rights reserved.)
- The text as reprinted in Consensus and the Development of Doctrine: Revolutionary Texts by John Henry Cardinal Newman, edited by James Gaffney (New York: Image/Doubleday, 1992), pp. 392-428, may be read online at the Internet Modern History Sourcebook, which states: “Unless otherwise indicated the specific electronic form of the document is copyright. Permission is granted for electronic copying, distribution in print form for educational purposes and personal use. If you do reduplicate the document, indicate the source. No permission is granted for commercial use of the Sourcebook. © Paul Halsall, October 1998”
- The text was partially republished as Note V, “The Orthodoxy of the Body of the Faithful during the Supremacy of Arianism”, on pages 445 – 468 of The Arians of the Fourth Century, by John Henry Newman (London, New York, Bombay, Calcutta: Longmans, Green, and Co., 1908). It may be read online at Internet Archive. It may also be read on this page of Newman Reader (Copyright © 2007 by The National Institute for Newman Studies. All rights reserved.)
See also the following related text(s):
- “On Consulting the Faithful in Matters of Doctrine”, by Walter Cardinal Brandmüller. Reflection delivered at the symposium ‘Catholic Church: Where are you heading?, Rome, April 7, 2018, translated by Diane Montagna of LifeSiteNews (All rights reserved). The text is published in the article “Cardinal Brandmüller warns Catholics not to heed ‘majority’ but ‘minority who truly live the faith’“ (Apr 7, 2018) at LifeSite News; and it may be read online on this page of Catholic Culture.
- [Note: This was the subject of a comment by Bishop Athanasius Schneider, on pages 37 – 38 of Catholic Church: Where Are You Heading? Theologian Dániel Fülep’s interview with Bishop Athanasius Schneider Auxiliary Bishop of the Archdiocese of Saint Mary in Astana Astana, Kazakhstan, July 2018, translated by Gábor Sallai, edited and published by Dániel Fülep (Budapest, 2018), which is available in pdf format at the Magyar Elektronikus Konyvtar. This text states: “The texts can be freely copied, distributed or otherwise used, subject to proper acknowledgement of the source.”]
- Sensus Fidei in the Life of the Church, by the International Theological Commission (2014). May be read online on this page of Catholic Culture, on this page of the EWTN Library, and at the Holy See. [See also the review by Dr. Jeff Mirus, “The ITC’s compelling exploration of the sensus fidei—the sense of faith”, at Catholic Culture.]
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“THE episcopate… did not, as a class or order of men, play a good part in the troubles consequent upon the Council; and the laity did… [I]t was by the faithful people, under the lead of Athanasius and the Egyptian bishops, and in some places supported by their Bishops or priests, that the worst of heresies was withstood and stamped out of the sacred territory.”
(Saint John Henry Newman, “The Orthodoxy of the Body of the Faithful during the Supremacy of Arianism“)
“But some one will ask, How is it then, that certain excellent persons, and of position in the Church, are often permitted by God to preach novel doctrines to Catholics?… Let us listen, then, to Holy Moses… [who] writes thus in Deuteronomy…
For the Lord, your God, tries you, to know whether you love Him with all your heart and with all your soul.”
(Saint Vincent of Lerins, Commonitory For the Antiquity and Universality of the Catholic Faith Against the Profane Novelties of All Heresies, x)