What is the difference
between a heretic, an apostate, and a schismatic?
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"A baptized Christian,
who calls himself a Christian, yet obstinately denies or calls into doubt any of
the truths to be believed by Divine and Catholic faith, is a heretic; if
he abandons the Christian faith altogether he is called an apostate; if,
finally, he refuses to be subject to the Supreme Pontiff, or to have
communication with the members of the Church subject to the Roman Pontiff, he is
a schismatic." (1917 Code of Canon Law/Commentary, 1168, emphasis added)
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