No. As Scripture
declares and as the Catholic Church has always held, Catholics should not
'worship' in common with heretics and schismatics...
"After a first
and second warning, break off contact with a heretic, realizing that such a
person is perverted and sinful and stands self-condemned." (St. Paul, Ti.
comes to you and does not bring this doctrine, do not receive him in your house
or even greet him; for whoever greets him shares in his evil works." (St. John,
the 'apostle of love', 2 Jn. 1:10-11)
"Can. 1365 One
who is guilty of prohibited participation in religious rites is to be punished
with a just penalty." (1983 Code of Canon Law)
"[B]y the very
fact that a person communicates in the sacraments with a heretic who is cut off
from the Church, he sins" (St. Thomas Aquinas, Doctor of the Church and
"greatest theologian in the history of the Church")
either pray or sing psalms with heretics; and whomsoever shall communicate with
those who are cut off from the Communion of the Church, whether clergymen or
laic, let him be excommunicated." (Council of Carthage)
Whoever in any manner willingly and knowingly helps in the promulgation of
heresy, or who communicates in things divine with heretics against the
prescriptions of Canon 1258, is suspected of heresy." (1917 Code of Canon Law)
participation in worship (communicatio in sacris) which harms the unity of the
Church or involves formal acceptance of error or the danger of aberration in the
faith, of scandal and indifferentism, is forbidden by divine law." (Second
Vatican Council) [Note: Participation in such activities inherently involves
dangers of scandal and indifferentism, at the very least.]
"Fly from them
and from their doctrines; do not go near them, for you know that whoever is
found in a place where outrage has been offered to the king has to come into
court to be questioned according to law. Even if he can prove he was not guilty
he will be condemned for want of zeal. Do not sit with heretics nor associate
with apostates. It would be better to dwell with a demon than with a renegade.
For if you abjure the demon he will flee, for he cannot stand before the name of
Jesus, but even were you to exorcise the apostate ten thousand times he would
not cease from his wickedness or renounce his folly. It would be better to teach
demons than to try to convince heretics." (St. Ephraem the Syrian, Doctor of the
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