Any discoveries that have a bearing on the doctrines of the Church have to be announced through the Magisterium. After the existence of Dust was confirmed by an investigator of the Consistorial Court of Discipline, the Magisterium decided that Dust was the physical evidence for original sin.
Every philosophical research establishment had to include on its staff a representative of the Magisterium, to act as a censor and suppress the news of any heretical discoveries.
- Northern Lights (Mentioned only)
- The Golden Compass (film)
- The Golden Compass (video game)
- The Amber Spyglass
- His Dark Materials (TV series), Series 1
- La Belle Sauvage (Mentioned only)
- The Secret Commonwealth