In 2008 Christianity Today published an article which referenced an important development in Roman Catholic theology, that had been little heard of ever since. Here is the Article: http://www.christianitytoday.com/ct/2008/octoberweb-only/143-11.0.html It references a Synod of Vatican bishops, that took place some time during the 2008-2009 period. Here are the relevant excerpts: You really have to read between the lines to see what's going on here, as even the CT article is confused beyond belief. The meaning I've tried to extract from it is not at all clear if one were to just read the article straight through. Nevertheless, a common thread emerges. Vatican II established an important position of strong inerrancy: The first draft at Vatican II said "the entire sacred Scripture is absolutely immune from error." But the final draft concluded that the "books of Scripture must be acknowledged as teaching solidly, faithfully, and without error that truth which God wanted put into sacred writings for the sake of salvation." And the 2009 Synod watered down the strength of that, by converting the "is" into a "might": "According to Allen, some of the more conservative Catholic leaders expressed concern over early drafts of the synod's working document, Instrumentum Laboris..."Allen reported that the working document said, "With regards to what might be inspired in the many parts of sacred Scripture, inerrancy applies only to 'that truth which God wanted put into sacred writings for the sake of salvation.' (emphasis added)""The English translation from the current synod's working document would signal further weakening of the Roman Catholic Church's doctrine of inerrancy. The blog 'Called to Communion' wrote a post on Vatican's view of Inerrancy in 2010 in their usual blustering fashion: http://www.calledtocommunion.com/2010/10/vatican-ii-and-the-inerrancy-of-the-bible/ but interestingly, no mention was made of this important Synod resolution from just a year earlier. This leads me to believe that they just weren't aware of what the Vatican has done. And based on how little I hear of this even today, it seems that few know of this 2008/2009 Synod even today. All this finally brings me to my question: What IS the Vatican's doctrine of Inerrancy? Did Vatican II stand as an important bulwark asserting Inerrancy? Did the recent Synod weaken this doctrine, as CT and conservative Roman Catholics claim?