Questions tagged [dogma]

For questions pertaining to the subject of dogma.

Filter by
Sorted by
Tagged with
23 votes
3 answers
3k views

Do the Catholic Church ex cathedra pronouncements about necessity of Catholicism to be saved still apply?

I think the following was spoken Ex Cathedra: “The most Holy Roman Church firmly believes, professes and preaches that none of those existing outside the Catholic Church, not only pagans, but ...
Gregory Magarshak's user avatar
8 votes
2 answers
218 views

What paths exist in the Catholic Church for a certain theological position to become recognized as dogma?

I'm trying to parse the words carefully to say "recognized as dogma" instead of "become dogma", but basically. How does a bill become a law, according to the Catholic Church. If, for instance, a ...
Peter Turner's user avatar
  • 34.6k
4 votes
5 answers
2k views

Which Catholic doctrines are infallible?

I know that the Pope can speak infallibly (ex cathedra), and that this has officially been done once, as well as three times before Papal infallibility was formally declared. I would assume that any ...
El'endia Starman's user avatar
2 votes
1 answer
413 views

Does Catholic Church have any dogma about homosexuality?

Does Catholic Church have any dogma about homosexuality? I have not heard nor found any. One is tempted to make the comparison with the "conditional nature of the private property rights" ...
TomR's user avatar
  • 607
6 votes
3 answers
388 views

In Catholicism, why is heresy a mortal sin?

According to Catholicism, an act of heresy is a mortal sin. "Heresy is the obstinate post-baptismal denial of some truth which must be believed with divine and catholic faith, or it is likewise ...
eques's user avatar
  • 3,148
4 votes
4 answers
343 views

Why doesn't the Pope try asserting doctrines ex cathedra to check if they're true?

My understanding is that the Catholic Church teaches that when the Pope speaks ex cathedra, he is infallible, because what he says in such instances is divinely protected from error. There are a lot ...
user avatar
3 votes
2 answers
407 views

Can the Pope speak ex cathedra about the return of Christ?

Can the Pope speak ex cathedra about the return of Christ? Specifically, if someone approached the Vatican, met with the Pope, and convinced him that he was the second coming of Christ, could the ...
Jim G.'s user avatar
  • 2,154
2 votes
1 answer
256 views

Did the Catholic Church infallibly define that we can demonstrate with certainty the existence of God with the light of natural reason only?

Question: Did the Catholic Church infallibly define that we can demonstrate with certainty the existence of God with the light of natural reason only? Thanks for any help.
Thom's user avatar
  • 2,029
8 votes
1 answer
136 views

How can Roman Catholic "consensus fidelium" provide genuine assurance of infallibility in situations where anathema is pronounced?

The website of the University of Dayton has a page dedicated to the dogmatic status and meaning of Mary's Perpetual Virginity. In it we find means by which the Church may have assurance of the ...
Mike Borden's user avatar
  • 17.3k
8 votes
2 answers
342 views

If salvation in Christ is not lessened without the perpetual virginity of Mary why must one believe the Dogma or be lost?

No one who knowingly and deliberately rejects the truth will be saved. It doesn’t matter how good of a Muslim, Jew, Baptist, or anything else he may be. If anyone rejects the truth of Christ and his ...
Mike Borden's user avatar
  • 17.3k
6 votes
1 answer
331 views

What is the latest position of Catholic Church on the existence of Limbo?

Catholics traditionally believe that infants who die before being baptized, go to a place called Limbo. It is not understood whether the belief comes out of a dogmatic teaching of the Church. My ...
Kadalikatt Joseph Sibichan's user avatar
6 votes
2 answers
416 views

Could "The human soul is created at the moment of conception." be defined as dogma?

Could the proposition The human soul is created at the moment of conception. be defined as dogma? (question idea courtesy Peter Turner, who asked "What paths exist in the Catholic Church for a ...
Geremia's user avatar
  • 39.3k
6 votes
1 answer
116 views

Objections to Natural Theology at the Time of Vatican I

The First Vatican Council, Dei Filius (1870) Dogmatic Constitution on the Catholic Faith defined the following: If anyone shall have said that the one true God, our Creator and our Lord, cannot be ...
DDS's user avatar
  • 3,189
1 vote
1 answer
182 views

What is meant by "Catholic Truths" in Ott's «Fundamentals of Catholic Dogma»?

Based, in part, on some rather passionate comments regarding theologians made by user Geremia in the post "Who Said: 'God Did Not Become Man in Order for Man to Become a Theologian'?", I ...
DDS's user avatar
  • 3,189
1 vote
3 answers
2k views

Is Satan capable of love?

Is Satan capable of love? It does not matter what name we give to the leader of the fallen angels: Satan, Lucifer or the Devil. What I desire to know is if the leader of the fallen angels, commonly ...
Ken Graham's user avatar
  • 71.4k