Pope Epimanes IV, nearing his 90th birthday, longs to be remembered for having made an infallible pronouncement for the Church. He tells his Chancellor to begin making arrangements for the pronouncement ex cathedra. The great day arrives, and Pope Epimanes solemnly declares that Coca-Cola is an instrument of the devil because the red can and carbonation leads people into a lascivious and dissipated lifestyle. "Henceforth," he declared, "no Catholic can drink Coca-Cola. It is contrary to the morality of the Church. This is an infallible pronouncement."
Is this pronouncement binding on Roman Catholics?