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31. The sensitive issue of "correcting errors" deserves special reflection. As affirmed by the bishops of the United States in 1977, "the bishop holds the primary position of authority over programs of catechesis..... [and the] teaching of what is opposed to the faith of the Catholic Church, its doctrinal and moral positions, its laws, discipline, and practice, should in no way be allowed or countenanced in catechetical programs at any level" [NCD, 47].
The bishops continue that "Catholics should always measure their moral judgments by the magisterium..... for the Church is the indispensable guide to the complete richness of what the Church teaches" [NCD, 190].
Moreover, "conscience, though inviolable, is not a law unto itself; it is a practical dictate, not a teacher of doctrine. Doctrine is taught by the Church, whose members have a serious obligation to know what [she] teaches and adhere to it loyally" [NCD, 190]. [----------]
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