Then why does the incantation of... "Ego te absolvo a peccatis tuis[I absolve you from your sin] prove a power of the priest as Alphonsus de Liguori wrote in the article?<quoted text>
Priests act in persona christi here. Their authority is understood from scripture.
Here's the full prayer of absolution:
God the Father of mercies, through the death and resurrection of His Son, has reconciled the world to Himself and sent the Holy Spirit among us for the forgiveness of sins; Through the ministry of the church, may God give you pardon and peace, and I absolve you from your sins, in the Name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit.
So, no problem here.
Anyone can say something in the name of Jesus without having any ordained power at all.
Just more Catholic nonsense.
Have they changed?
How about this piece of arrogance?
The Pope is of great authority and power, that he is able to modify, declare, or interpret even divine laws.
The Pope can modify divine law, since his power is not of man, but of God, and he acts as vicegerent of God upon earth... Lucius Ferraris, in Prompta Bibliotheca Canonica, Juridica, Moralis, Theologica, Ascetica, Polemica, Rubristica, Historica, Volume V, article on Papa, Article II, titled Concerning the extent of Papal dignity, authority, or dominion and infallibility,#30, published in Petit-Montrouge (Paris) by J. P. Migne, 1858 edition.
Have they recanted from this arrogance?
"We declare, say, define, and pronounce that it is absolutely necessary for the salvation of every human creature to be subject to the Roman Pontiff (Pope Boniface VIII, the Bull Unum Sanctum, 1302).