https://www.geocentrismdebunked.org/geocentrism-and-the-unanimous-consent-of-the-fathers/To try to understand the Catholic Church's position on a geocentric creation as depicted literally in Scripture, one has to have studied the history of what I call Copernicus's revolution and Galileo's reformation , a study that took me 30 years. Indeed, we are in a much better time today to access the truth than any other time because all the documents of the subject have now been released from the Vatican's secret archives, and science has moved on over the last 400 years. Moreover, there was a time when all (especially traditional Catholics) thought Rome and the papacy couldn't put a foot wrong. Well since Vatican II and its popes, especially the latest one Pope Francis, it and they have demonstrated how churchmen now don't know where they are coming from or going to. Having studied the decline from Trent, its Mass and teachings, to Vatican II, it is now beyond doubt that it was the concession by popes and churchmen to heliocentrism that lowered the SUPERNATURAL Catholic faith down to a faith based on naturalism. Once this heresy entered the womb of the Church in 1820, it began a decline into Modernism that eventually manifested itself into the chaos we find in the Church today. To understand the geocentric v heliocentric reading of the Scriptures, one must go back to the early Church Fathers who had to defend the Catholic faith from the Gnostics and others who we are told refused to accept a literal reading of Scripture and claimed it was all metaphor. They were all Pythagoreans, men who brought many heresies with them into the Church, heresies condemned by the Fathers for over 300 years. Eventually these heretics put all their false beliefs into book form and waited for better times. That happened in 1460 when all the books were taken from the raided libraries of the Ottoman Turks were brought back into Italy. These books contained all the anti-Catholic heresies condemned by the Fathers, from divine wisdom that came directly from Thoth, the wisdom of god of the post-diluvian Egyptians to the formation of their many heliocentric worlds from atoms. In 1600 Bruno was burned at the stake for not repenting on many of these heresies.From 1545 to 1563, the Church held the Council Of Trent to stop all the heresies of the Protestant Reformation. Here is what it decreed;
‘The Vulgate Editions of the Bible is Accepted and the Method Prescribed for the Interpretation of Sacred Scripture, etc.
‘The sacred and holy, ecumenical, and general Synod of Trent, - lawfully assembled in the Holy Ghost, the Same three legates of the Apostolic See presiding therein, - keeping this always in view, that, errors being removed, the purity itself of the Gospel be preserved in the Church; which (Gospel), before promised through the prophets in the Holy Scriptures, our Lord Jesus Christ, the Son of God, first promulgated with His own mouth, and then commanded to be preached by His Apostles to every creature, as the fountain of all, both saving truth, and moral discipline; and seeing clearly that this truth and discipline are contained in the written books, and the unwritten traditions which, received by the Apostles from the mouth of Christ himself, or from the Apostles themselves, the Holy Ghost dictating, have come down even unto us, transmitted as it were from hand to hand; (the Synod) following the examples of the orthodox Fathers, receives and venerates with an equal affection of piety, and reverence, all the books both of the Old and of the New Testament - seeing that one God is the author of both - as also the said traditions, as well those appertaining to faith as to morals, as having been dictated, either by Christ's own word of mouth, or by the Holy Ghost, and preserved in the Catholic Church by a continuous succession. But if anyone receive not, as sacred and canonical, the said books entire with all their parts, as they have been used to be read in the Catholic Church, and as they are contained in the old Latin vulgate edition; and knowingly and deliberately condemn the traditions aforesaid; let him be anathema…. Furthermore, in order to curb imprudent clever persons, the synod decrees that no one who relies on his own judgment in matters of faith and morals, which pertain to the building up of Christian doctrine, and that no one who distorts the Sacred Scripture according to his own opinions, shall dare to interpret the said Sacred Scripture contrary to that sense which is held by holy Mother Church, whose duty it is to judge regarding the true sense and interpretation of the Holy Scriptures, or even contrary to the unanimous consent of the Fathers, even though interpretations of this kind were never intended to be brought to light. Let those who shall oppose this be reported by their ordinaries and be punished with the penalties prescribed by law.’ -- (Denzinger – 783/786)In his book, Copernicus makes reference to Pythagoras as inspiring his heliocentrism. But Osiander had put a preface in the book saying it was not written to prove heliocentrism as only God knows the order of the universe. But when Galileo said the Bible was interpreted wrong, Pope Paul V, in 1616 defined and declared his heliocentrism was formal heresy because it contradicted the Bible and its meaning HELD BY ALL OF THE FATHERS. Five of those who advised Pope Paul V heliocentrism was formal heresy HAD PRESIDED AT BRUNO'S trial in 1593-1600. In 1633 Pope Urban VII at Galileo's trial made it perfectly clear that the 1616 decree was ABSOLUTE and FINAL.But then came the 'proofs' and EVIDENCE for heliocentrism as Palm states above which I will deal with in the next post. Now such was the PRESSURE on the Church to admit it was wrong that in 1820 Fr Olivieri of the Holy Office persuaded Pope Pius VII to take heliocentric books off the banned-books-Index. This he did and thus began the cfforts of so many to try to demote the 1616 and 1633 decrees from irreversible decrees to nothing more than disciplinary. From then on any TOM, DICK, HARRY and DAVID were able to decide the Church's teaching to be believed by any who sought the truth.Now I have learned that we do not get our Catholic faith decisions from Toms, Dicks or David Palms, but from popes. NO POPE IN HISTORY EVER SAID THE 1616 DECREE WAS NOT INFALLIBLE, REVERSIBLE, OR WRONG. This to me was PROOF of its infallibility.But Pope Urban VIII made it quite clear that it was an 'infallible' decree. So did Fr Olivieri in 1820.