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Catholicism - Consequences of not believing in all dogmas

This is an interesting question. Many people are not particularly clear on what dogmas really are and why they are important. The Catechism of the Catholic Church says: The dogmas of the faith 88 The ...
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According to Catholic teaching, what is the status of a priest who does not agree with the Church's stated teachings on homosexuality and gender?

Heresy is simply the rejection of specific doctrines while still claiming to be faithful to the Church. So any Catholic that "denies the sin of homosexuality" is obviously a heretic. There ...
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What did the fathers of the early church think of Tertullian?

Like today, those in the early church had differing opinions regarding Tertullian. Some were largely critical, some largely complimentary, and some more balanced. The first writings we have ...
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Do the Catholics consider Orthodox Christians heretics?

No. Perhaps the best statement of the current Roman Catholic position on the schism can be found in Unitatis Redintegratio from Vatican II. Essentially, the Roman Catholic Church holds that the ...
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What's the difference between apostasy and heresy?

Apostasy and Heresy are always defined relative to the perspective of a religion or a religion's sect/denomination. Since we are dealing with many denominations and many religions, this answer is ...
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Do Catholics have a religious duty to report possible cases of heresy committed by a priest to their local bishop?

Do Catholics have a religious duty to report possible cases of heresy committed by a priest to their local bishop? Canon Law states the following: Can. 1364 — § 1. An apostate from the faith, a ...
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In the Catholic Church, is there a punishment for "heresy"?

The 1983 Code of Canon Law says §1 An apostate from the faith, a heretic or a schismatic incurs a latae sententiae excommunication, without prejudice to the provisions of can. 194 §1 n....
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When did a "formal act of correction" of a pope's statement happen in the past?

The Doctor of the Church St. Robert Bellarmine (1542-1621) collected 40 cases—from Pope St. Peter to Pope Innocent VIII (reigned 1484-1492)—of where a pope or anti-pope was said to have erred in faith ...
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According to Catholic teaching, what is the status of a priest who does not agree with the Church's stated teachings on homosexuality and gender?

According to Catholic teaching, what is the status of a priest who does not agree with the Church's stated teachings on homosexuality and gender? The short answer is that such a priest would be ...
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Since transubstantiation is Roman Catholic Dogma, are self described Roman Catholics who reject it in heresy?

According to the Roman Catholic definition of heresy and the Pew Research survey, are 22% of Roman Catholics in the United States heretics and automatically subject to excommunication? Assuming that ...
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Which pre-Nicene Christians who helped shape the trinity doctrine are now considered heretics?

The definition of "heretical" is not universally agreed upon, even by Catholics and Protestants, particularly when applied to views that preceded the final establishment of "orthodoxy.&...
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How did the early church fathers refute Adoptionism?

Adoptionism had been declared a heresy by the Synod of Antioch in A.D. 268, which meant that neither Lucian, Arius, nor Eusebius could openly embrace it. After that Synod, anyone who dared claim that ...
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Is Meister Eckhart's teaching condemned by the Roman Catholic Church?

John Hardon, S.J.'s Catholic Dictionary says this in the entry for "Eckhart": General name for the spiritual teaching of Meister Eckhart (1260-1327), the German Dominican mystic and of his ...
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Are any fundamental Protestant beliefs historically heretical?

Your point that “Protestants reject almost all the heresies identified by pre-Reformation creeds and councils” is highly significant. There is no difficulty with them using the same words but ...
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Which heresy did Spurgeon accuse Pusey of?

The following quotes show that Spurgeon accused Pusey (and his followers) of 1. Attempting to Re-unite Anglicanism with Catholicism Nowadays Dr. Pusey dreams that the Anglican and the Russian ...
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In Catholicism, why is heresy a mortal sin?

Heresy is a species of unbelief, which is a sin against the theological virtue of faith, which resides in the intellect. St. Thomas Aquinas, discussing whether unbelief is the greatest sin, says (...
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According to Catholic teaching, what is the status of a priest who does not agree with the Church's stated teachings on homosexuality and gender?

No, no, no, these answers are wrong. Heresy within the Catholic Church has very specific delineations. To begin, heresy requires 'public' and 'obstinate' denial of 'doctrinal imperatives'. Next, the ...
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Why is denial of the primacy of the bishop of Rome considered a Schism, not a Heresy?

St. Thomas Aquinas answers this well in Summa Theologica II-II q. 39 a. 1 ("Whether schism is a special sin?") ad 3: …heresy is essentially opposed to faith, while schism is essentially opposed to ...
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Why is denial of the primacy of the bishop of Rome considered a Schism, not a Heresy?

According to Canon law, it is technically both: Can. 751 Heresy is the obstinate denial or obstinate doubt after the reception of baptism of some truth which is to be believed by divine and Catholic ...
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How is it that Georgian Orthodox Church are in full communion with the Eastern Orthodox Church when they have a different biblical canon?

What's missing in the above answers I think is perhaps a couple of concepts that we Orthodox take for granted, but may not be readily apparent to Westerners. First is the attitude towards Canon Law. ...
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How is it that Georgian Orthodox Church are in full communion with the Eastern Orthodox Church when they have a different biblical canon?

The 85th Apostolic Canon, ratified at the Quinisext Council in Trullo in 692, enumerated the list of Old Testament books: Let the following books be counted venerable and sacred by all of you, ...
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In the Catholic Church, is there a punishment for "heresy"?

From the Code of Canon Law: Can. 751 Heresy is the obstinate denial or obstinate doubt after the reception of baptism of some truth which is to be believed by divine and Catholic faith; apostasy is ...
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Catholicism - Consequences of not believing in all dogmas

Adapted from this answer: The Church's Theological Notes or Qualifications Listed below are the so-called theological notes and their associated censures from the table in Sixtus Cartechini, S.J.'s ...
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On what grounds was Arius refuted at the First Council of Nicaea?

The records of the 1st Ecumenical Council do not, I believe, include the discourse that preceded the condemnation against Arius and his followers. We do know, however, that Athanasius of Alexandria ...
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What word describes the heresy of "Jesus is the Son of Himself"?

I think this could be considered a type of modalism: the belief that there is only one person of God, who appears in different times or contexts as the father, son, and holy spirit, but does not by ...
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What word describes the heresy of "Jesus is the Son of Himself"?

I think this is a logical mistake more than a theological mistake, and I don't think this is a named heresy. If anything, it seems like a violation of the communication of properties; something ...
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How did the "dubia cardinals" accuse and respond to Pope Francis's «Amoris Lætitia»?

In September 2016, four cardinals, with the support of many other clerics, questioned the orthodoxy of Francis's document on marriage and the family, Amoris Lætitia, in the form of five dubia ("...
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Was Leo Tolstoy a heretic?

A really interesting question since as a Christian who opposes the use of lethal force by Christians, I have tended to count Leo Tolstoy as an ally of sorts since he also takes Jesus' command to 'love ...
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How best to analyse Moral Therapeutic Deism from the viewpoint of biblically-centered Reformed Protestantism?

I found an article about the origins of Moralistic Therapeutic Deism (MTD), first coined by sociologists Christian Smith and Melina Lundquist Denton in their 2005 book Soul Searching: The Religious ...
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