Click Here For Important Information Regarding This Site | Keep Us Online
Error | Truth
King Henry VIII
Seventh Day Adventists
Notice: Clicking above link leaves this site
More Info. | Problem with link?
Reminder: While we must hate sin, we must simultaneously love sinners. Do not inflict or wish harm on anyone.
"[E]very true Christian detests heresy, and all that savors thereof!" (Liturgical Year)
"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. 3:10-11)
"For not every sin, however grave and enormous it be, is such as to sever a man automatically from the body of the Church, as does schism or heresy or apostasy." (Pope Pius XII)
"No one shall pray in common with heretics and schismatics." (Council of Laodicea, 365 A.D.)
"Can. 731 § 2 It is forbidden that the Sacraments of the Church be ministered to heretics and schismatics, even if they ask for them and are in good faith, unless beforehand, rejecting their errors, they are reconciled with the Church." (1917 Code of Canon Law)
"None must 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, 398 A.D.)
"Can. 2316 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)
"Can. 1325 § 2 After the reception of baptism, if anyone, retaining the name of Christian, pertinaciously denies or doubts something to be believed from the truth of divine and Catholic faith, [such a one is] a heretic; if he completely turns away from the Christian faith, [such a one is] an apostate; if finally he refused to be under the Supreme Pontiff or refuses communion with the members of the Church subject to him, he is a schismatic." (1917 Code of Canon Law)
"Our Lord Jesus Christ, when in His Gospel He testifies that those who are not with Him are His enemies, does not designate any special form of heresy, but declares that all heretics who are not with Him and do not gather with Him scatter His flock and are His adversaries: He that is not with Me is against Me, and he that gathereth not with Me scattereth" (St. Cyprian)
"Has the truth so failed you that you have not recognized yourself as a schismatic when you withdrew from the Apostolic See? Have you not even read that the Church was founded by Christ Our Lord upon the chief of the Apostles? If you had read this, where did you believe the Church to be? Outside of him in whom alone are clearly all the Apostolic Sees? Why, therefore, did you wander away? What hope did you have for your salvation?" (Pope Pelagius I)
"I have learned however, that certain persons from elsewhere, who have evil doctrine, have stayed with you; but you did not allow them to sow it among you, and you stopped your ears so that you would not receive what they sow... Do not err, my brethren: the corrupters of families will not inherit the kingdom of God. And if they who do these things according to the flesh suffer death, how much more if a man corrupt by evil teaching the faith of God, for the sake of which Jesus Christ was crucified? A man become so foul will depart into unquenchable fire; and so also will anyone who listens to him." (St. Ignatius of Antioch, hearer of St. John the Apostle, c. 110 A.D.)
"And yet this same gentle and loving Saint [John the Evangelist] was the inflexible enemy of heresy; for heresy, by destroying Faith, poisons Charity in its very source. It is from this Apostle that the Church has received the maxim she gives to us, of shunning heresy as we would shun a plague: If any man come to you and bring not the doctrine of Christ, receive him not into the house, nor say to him 'God speed thee', for he that saith unto him 'God speed thee', communicateth with his wicked works (2 Jn. 1:10-11). St. John having one day entered one of the public baths, he was no sooner informed that the heresiarch Cerinthus was in the same building, than he instantly left the place as though it were infected. The disciples of Cerinthus were indignant at this conduct of the Apostle, and endeavored to take away his life by putting poison into the cup from which he used to drink; but St. John having made the sign of the cross over the cup, a serpent was seen to issue from it, testifying both to the wickedness of his enemies and to the divinity of Christ, This apostolic firmness in resisting the enemies of the Faith made him the dread of the heretics of Asia; and hereby he proved how justly he had received from Jesus the surname Son of Thunder" (Dom Gueranger)
"Now We consider another abundant source of the evils with which the Church is afflicted at present: indifferentism. This perverse opinion is spread on all sides by the fraud of the wicked who claim that it is possible to obtain the eternal salvation of the soul by the profession of any kind of religion, as long as morality is maintained. Surely, in so clear a matter, you will drive this deadly error far from the people committed to your care. With the admonition of the apostle that 'there is one God, one faith, one baptism' (Eph. 4:5) may those fear who contrive the notion that the safe harbor of salvation is open to persons of any religion whatever. They should consider the testimony of Christ Himself that 'those who are not with Christ are against Him,' (Lk. 11:23) and that they disperse unhappily who do not gather with Him. Therefore 'without a doubt, they will perish forever, unless they hold the Catholic faith whole and inviolate.' (Symbol S. Athanasius) Let them hear Jerome who, while the Church was torn into three parts by schism, tells us that whenever someone tried to persuade him to join his group he always exclaimed: 'He who is for the See of Peter is for me.' (St. Jerome, epistle 57) A schismatic flatters himself falsely if he asserts that he, too, has been washed in the waters of regeneration. Indeed Augustine would reply to such a man: 'The branch has the same form when it has been cut off from the vine; but of what profit for it is the form, if it does not live from the root?' (St. Augustine, in psalm. contra part. Donat)" (Pope Gregory XVI, "Mirari Vos", 1832 A.D.)
"Let them abandon heresy and return quickly to the Catholic Church. Let them neither doubt the possession of their inheritance nor despair of the forgiveness of their sins. For anyone who does not believe that within the Catholic Church all sins can be loosed deprives himself of the forgiveness of sins if, persevering the same hardness of an impenitent heart, he departs from this world alienated from the Church's society." (St. Fulgence of Ruspe, 6th century A.D.)
Topic: Heresy & Schism
(click links below)
For Catholic Teachings, Try...
» Reflections: Heresy/Heretics & Schism/Schismatics | Heresy / Heretics / False Teachers | Schism / Heresy
» Definitions: Heresy | Heretics | Schism | Schismatic
» Heresy / Heretic (Topical Scripture)
» Heresy / Error / False Teachings (Biblical References)
» Those Outside The Church (Topic Page)
» Catholic Apologetics (Topic Page)
» Non-Catholics Section [Apologetics/Defense of the Faith – Great for Catholics Too!]
» Coming Home Section ["A Resource for Lapsed Catholics, Former Catholics, 'Cafeteria-Catholics', Lukewarm Catholics, Non-Catholics, & Those Who Love Them"]
» First Things First (For Non-Catholic 'Christians')
» Challenges For Non-Catholic 'Christians':
Where Was Your 'Church' When...?
Do You Always Put Catholics on the Defensive? Allow Us to Put You On the Defensive...
» Biblical References For Various Catholic Beliefs
» Are All Religions the Same / Are All Equally Good? / Does it Matter Which 'Church' One is in? (Apologetics)
» Truth / Doctrine (Apologetics)
» Do You Deny that Jesus Established a Visible, Hierarchical Church? (Apologetics)
» How Important Is It To Be Catholic? / Must I Be Catholic To Be Saved? [Geared Towards Non-Catholics]
For Other Catholic Information, Try...
» Looking for Councils that dealt with specific heresies/schisms? Try Ecumenical Councils
» Looking for Popes that dealt with specific heresies/schisms? Try The Popes: From St. Peter to Present
» Catholic Apologetics: Q & A [Incl. Q & A for Protestants, Mormons, Jehovah's Witnesses, Anglicans, Orthodox, 'Old Catholics', Etc.] (Note: Click links to view answers)
» In Reality, There is No Such Thing as a Non-Catholic Christian (User-Submitted Article)
» Actual Charity vs. the Appearance of Charity: False charity is NOT Christian! (User-Submitted Article)
» Flier: Breaking Off Contact With Heretics (Holy Scripture)
» Apologetics Fliers: Biblical References For Various Catholic Beliefs | Non-Catholic 'Christian' Challenge: Is Your Religion True? | Non-Catholic 'Christians': Challenges (4-in-1 flier) | More Fliers...
» Heresy & Schism [Catholic Basics: Q & A (Resources)]
» Looking For Information Concerning (the Heresiarch) Martin Luther? Try "Setting The Record Straight About Luther: Important Things Catholics Should Know About The 'Reformer'" (MyCatholicSource.com Article Reprints)
» Listing of Possible Dissenters
» 10 Bible Passages That Point To The Catholic Church, Not Protestantism (A MyCatholicSource.com 'Exclusive Article')
» Books That Helped Me Covert To The Catholic Faith (A MyCatholicSource.com 'Exclusive Article')
» Does it Really Matter if I'm Catholic or Not? [Geared Towards Catholics]
» 10 Notable Catholic Converts (A MyCatholicSource.com 'Exclusive Article')
» Overcoming Heresy, Schism, & Error
» Helping Your Fallen Away Loved One
» Prayers for Conversion - Try Prayers & Devotions Section
» Other Prayers:
Prayer for the Church (Enemies, Heresies)
Prayer for Unbelievers (St. Francis Xavier)
Prayer for Those Who Have Strayed & Unbelievers
Prayer for the Church (Unity Under the Roman Pontiff)
Prayer for Propagation of the Faith & Return of the Straying
Prayer to the Blessed Virgin Mary for Heretics and Schismatics
Prayer to the Blessed Virgin Mary for the Return of Separated Brethren
» Request Prayers For Conversion (Topic Page: Prayer Requests)
» Becoming a Catholic (Topic Page)
» Green Scapular ("Well known for countless miracles of cures and conversions...")
» Coming Home: Scripture Resources
» Heresiarch (Definition) ['Quick Help' Page]
» When A Person Is Called A Heretic ('Quick Help' Page)
» Difference Between Heretic, Apostate & Schismatic ('Quick Help' Page)
» Is The Catholic Church The Only True Church? ('Quick Help' Page)
» Why Can There Be Only One True Religion? ('Quick Help' Page)
» Extra Ecclesiam Nulla Salus (Definition) ['Quick Help' Page]
» Founders Of Non-Catholic Religions ('Quick Help' Page)
» If Someone Denies One Article Of The Catholic Faith, Are They Still Catholic? ('Quick Help' Page)
» Does The Denial Of One Article Of Faith Make A Person A Heretic? ('Quick Help' Page)
» Who Is Not Christian & Should No Longer Be Called Christian? ('Quick Help' Page)
» Term For Those Who Propagate Heresy Or Join In Worship With Non-Catholics ('Quick Help' Page)
» List Of Possible Dissenters ('Quick Help' Page)
» Family Member Becoming Protestant ('Quick Help' Page)
» How Can I Assist My Fallen Away Loved Ones? ('Quick Help' Page)
» Catholics Who Have Children Baptized Or Educated Outside The Church ('Quick Help' Page)
» Can Marriage Bond Be Dissolved Due To Heresy, Incompatibility, Or Desertion? ('Quick Help' Page)
» Is It Ever Acceptable For Catholics To 'Worship' In Common With Heretics & Schismatics? ('Quick Help' Page)
» Is It Generally Recommended For Catholics To Be 'Yoked With Unbelievers' & Heretics? ('Quick Help' Page)
» Is It Acceptable For Catholics To Use Protestant bibles? ('Quick Help' Page)
» Have Some Protestants Intentionally Corrupted Passages Of Scripture? ('Quick Help' Page)
» Is It Acceptable To Receive Communion At Another Faith? ('Quick Help' Page)
» Why Is It Said That Protestants "Feel At Home" In The New Mass? ('Quick Help' Page)
» Is It Acceptable For Catholics To Believe In Reincarnation? ('Quick Help' Page)
» Is 'The Rapture' A Catholic Doctrine? ('Quick Help' Page)
» Non-Catholic Visitor Presumes Salvation Outside The Church ('Quick Help' Page)
» Reaching Protestants ('Quick Help' Page)
» What Do Baptists & Catholics Have In Common? ('Quick Help' Page)
» Resources For Dealing With 'Jehovah's Witnesses', Mormons & Others Outside The Church ('Quick Help' Page)
» What Resources Do You Have Regarding Heresy & Schism? ('Quick Help' Page)
» How To Foster Christian Unity ('Quick Help' Page)
» Schismatics (Definition) ['Quick Help' Page]
» Apostates (Definition) ['Quick Help' Page]
» Will We Debate Non-Catholics? ('Quick Help' Page)
» More Topical Scripture: Church | Pope | Truth | More...
» Also Try: Tough Love in the New Testament
» More Apologetics:
Do You Believe That Your Non-Catholic 'Christian Church' Will Gain You Salvation?
Do You Reject the Concept That There is a Certain Defined Body of Doctrine That You Must Believe?
Do You Believe That No One Should Tell You What to Believe?
Do You Believe There is No Such Thing as Heresy? That All Beliefs Are Equal?
What is Truth? / How is Truth Recognized?
Is the Catholic Church the Only True Church?
Is it Necessary to Belong to the Catholic Church For Salvation?
Where Do You Claim Protestant 'Pastors' Received Authority From?
Do You Reject the Concept of Authority in the Church? Do You Believe That Obedience is Not Due to Any Hierarchy in the Church?
Do You Reject the Papacy / the Pope?
Do You Reject Some (or All) of the Sacraments?
Thinking About Becoming a Christian? Should You Become Catholic or Protestant? (To be truly Christian, one must be Catholic)
How Does One Convert to Catholicism?
» More Reflections:
Against Novelty / Novel Doctrine
Against Religious Indifferentism
All Non-Catholic 'churches' Must Be Sunk in Pernicious Errors
Anglican Ordinations Declared Invalid
Better to Be a Bad Catholic Than a Good Protestant?
Cannot Have God For Father Without Church For Mother
Christ Founded Only One Church
Duty to Profess / Defend the Faith
Duty to Reject Strange Doctrine
Gospel Doesn't Support False Tolerance
Heaven Cannot Be Entered Without the Keys
Marriage Between Catholics & Non-Catholics
Necessity of Being Catholic For Salvation
Necessity of Union With the Roman Pontiff
No Good Hope of Salvation For Those Outside the True Church
No Salvation Outside the Church
Non-Association with Heretics / Schismatics
One Cannot Find the Way to Salvation in Just Any Religion
One Should Not Be Open Minded to Error
Personal Interpretation of Scripture / Rejection of Truth
Protestantism Established With Much Persecution / Bloodshed
Protestantism is Not Another Equally Pleasing Form of the Same Christian Religion
Solicitude For Those Outside the Church
Some Considering Their Deserved Punishment Would Prefer That There Be Nothing After Death
Some Don't Want To Convert Because They Want to Continue in Their Sinful Ways
The Spirit of Christ Refuses to Dwell Through Sanctifying Grace in Those Severed From the Church
Those Gathered Outside the Church of Christ
Those Not United to the Body of the Church Are Not Her Members or in Communion With Christ
Those Who Make Scripture Mean What They Want it to Mean
Those Who Mention Only Jesus' Clemency
Those Who Reject the Church Reject Christ
Those Who Say They Are Not Confided to Peter Confess That They Are Not Christ's Sheep
True Catholics / True Christians
The True Church Can Be Recognized From Her Origin
True Holiness Belongs to the Catholic Church Alone
What Jesus Says vs. What Protestantism Says
Who Are Truly Numbered Among the Members of the Church
For More Try: Non-Catholics Section | Coming Home Section
» More Topic Pages:
Mixed Marriages (e.g. Marriage Between Catholic & Protestant)
» Who Are Included as Members of the Church? - Try Mystici Corporis Christi (On The Mystical Body Of Christ, Pope Pius XII, 1943)
» Other Papal Documents:
On Condemning The Errors Of Martin Luther (Exsurge Domine), Pope Leo X, 1520
On The Nullity Of Anglican Orders (Apostolicae Curae), Pope Leo XIII, 1896
On Liberalism And Religious Indifferentism (Mirari Vos), Pope Gregory XVI, 1832
On Promotion Of False Doctrines (Quanto Conficiamur Moerore), Pope Pius IX, 1863
Syllabus Condemning The Errors Of The Modernists (Lamentabili Sane), Pope St. Pius X, 1907
On The Doctrines Of The Modernists (Pascendi Dominici Gregis), Pope St. Pius X, 1907
The Oath Against Modernism (Sacrorum Antistitum), Pope St. Pius X, 1910
The Syllabus Of Errors Condemned By Pope Pius IX (Syllabus Errorum), Pope Pius IX, 1864
Classic Encyclicals: Errors / Modernism
» Please Don't Do That! Reasons Catholics Shouldn't Lend Their Support To Non-Catholic Efforts (User-Submitted Article)
» "One drastic way to reach a Protestant" (Post of the Month, 4/09)
» Some Bible Q & A:
Does the Bible prove the Catholic faith? Does the Bible prove the Protestant faith?
Have some Protestants intentionally corrupted passages of Scripture?
What is the difference between Catholic Scripture and Protestant 'bibles'?
Is it acceptable for Catholics to use Protestant bibles?
» Some Holy Eucharist/Mass Facts:
Holy Communion Has Always Been Forbidden to Heretics and Schismatics
Catholics Should Not 'worship' in Common With Heretics and Schismatics
» More on Sacraments (Topic Pages): Baptism | Confirmation | Penance / Confession | Holy Eucharist | Matrimony | Holy Orders (Priests) | Extreme Unction / Anointing of the Sick (Sickness/Illness)
» Excommunication: Definition | Reflections
» "10 Commandments" According to the Ignorant & Misguided - PC & False Christianity: A Scriptural Response
» For Heresies in Alleged Apparitions, Try: Marian Apparitions at Medjugorje: True or False? | Also Try Here For Apparition Information
» For Information on the 'Divine Mercy Devotion' Controversy, Try Here (Topic Page: Divine Mercy)
» For Vatican II & Post-Vatican II Related Information (e.g. Protestantized Mass, Protestant Observers, Modernist Errors, Etc.), Try...
Second Vatican Council (Topic Page)
Traditional Latin Mass (Topic Page)
Latin Mass & Catholic Tradition: Q & A (Incl. Modernism / Novelties Q&A, and Q&A Regarding Schismatic Catholic Organizations)
Cautionary Statement Regarding "Illicit" Latin 'Tridentine' Masses/Schism
Traditional Catholic (Topic Page)
Summary of Changes Since Vatican II: A Revolution in the Church?
Summary of Changes Since Vatican II: A Revolution in the Church? Plus Companion Article: "Vatican II and its Fruits": Paperback & Kindle Book Versions (Catholic Controversy Series / MyCatholicSource.com Article Reprints)
"The Traditional Latin ('Tridentine') Mass vs. the New (Novus Ordo) Mass" Plus Companion Article: "'Tridentine' Vs. Novus Ordo: Some Pictorial Comparisons": Paperback & E-book Versions (Catholic Controversy Series / MyCatholicSource.com Article Reprints)
"Catholics And Ecumenism: Why Do Traditionalists Disapprove Of False Ecumenism? Doesn't This Go Against 'The Council' (Vatican II)?" Paperback & Kindle Book Versions (Catholic Controversy Series / MyCatholicSource.com Article Reprints)
» For Information on Issues in Amoris Laetitia, Try Here (Special Feature - Amoris Laetitia: License to Sin & Profane?)
» "Great" Popes: When a Pope Should Be & Should Not Be Called Great (User-Submitted Article)
» What's Up With The Recent Papal Canonizations? Questionable Canonizations: Politics & Agendas (Guest Article)
» True Phobias Vs. False Phobias (A MyCatholicSource.com 'Exclusive Article')
» For Key Bible References Concerning the Catholic Faith, Try Catholic Bible References (A MyCatholicSource.com App)
» For Apologetics Books & Ebooks, Try Here (MyCatholicSource.com Media)
» For Apologetics Apps, Try Here (MyCatholicSource.com Apps)
Looking For Something Else?
Click Link Below For...
Guide To My Catholic Source.com
Setting The Record Straight About Luther
Important Things Catholics Should Know About The 'Reformer'
Don't miss this 'eye-opening' treatise concerning Martin Luther, the catalyst/leader of the 'Reformation' (a.k.a. Protestant Rebellion)
- - -
For More Information & To Purchase, Click Link Below...
Kindle Version Just $5.99 | Paperback $7.99
Notice: Prices are subject to change without notice and do not include any applicable taxes.
Referral/Incentive Program - Shop At Other Sites To Support This Site!
Note: For pricing, availability, shipping, product & seller info. click links below
The Catholic Church Has the Answer [Book] (Click to buy & for more info.)
Scripture Alone? 21 Reasons to Reject Sola Scriptura [Book] (Click to buy & for more info.)
'The Great Heresies' [Book] (Click to buy & for more info.)
The Facts About Luther [Book] (Click to buy & for more info.)
'Characters of the Reformation' [Book] (Click to buy & for more info.)
The Politically Incorrect Guide to Islam (and the Crusades) [Book] (Click to buy & for more info.)
Inside Mormonism [Book] (Click to buy & for more info.)
Answering Jehovah's Witnesses [Book] (Click to buy & for more info.)
No Salvation Outside of the Catholic Church [Book] (Click to buy & for more info.)
Kindle (Click to buy & for more info.)
GPS Navigator (Click to buy & for more info.)
Thousands More Items To Choose From! - Click Here To Shop
Notice: Clicking image/links above leaves this site. We do not recommend any website/product/service/seller/etc.
Reminder: Available items may differ from those pictured above.
Thanks For Visiting My Catholic Source.com!
** Page may contain third party advertisement(s) in any location. We are not responsible for content. Not an endorsement.
Important Notice: We make no guarantees regarding any item herein. Inclusion of any item herein does not imply endorsement. Clicking on a third party link leaves our site. We are not responsible for any third party site / product / service / content / etc. Third parties may not be Catholic. All use of this site is at your own risk. By using this site you indicate agreement to all terms. For terms information, click here.
MyCatholicSource.com ™, MyCatholicSource.org ™, CatholicCommunityCenter.com ™, CatholicCommunityCenter.org ™, BFSMedia ™, BFSApps ™, and other indicated & related items are trademarks of B.F.S.
MyCatholicSource.com, BFSApps, and BFSMedia are divisions of B.F.S.
Copyright © 2020-2023, B.F.S. All rights reserved.