Category Archives: heresies

You Don’t Understand How Heresy Works

Material heresy is an idea that contradicts a truth which must be believed with divine and catholic faith. Formal heresy is the sin of the person who adheres to material heresy. Formal heresy is a knowing and deliberate choice to … Continue reading

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We are Living in the Midst of Heresy and Schism

What would it be like, as faithful Catholic Christians, to live during the time of the Arian heresy? It is said that very many persons fell into this error, including many Bishops. More than a few local Councils supported its … Continue reading

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Canon 915: Teachers of Heresy may not receive Communion

Canon 915 says nothing about divorce and remarriage, explicitly. It forbids ministers to give Communion to persons obstinately persevering in manifest grave sin. It is interpreted to apply to the divorced and remarried, if they are in the situation where … Continue reading

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Germain Grisez justifies many direct abortions

In his book, ‘The Way of the Lord Jesus’, Roman Catholic moral theologian Germain Grisez openly rejects magisterial teaching against direct abortion to save the life of the mother. And he approves of partial birth abortions. Grisez claims that it … Continue reading

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Heresies taught by some conservative Catholic teachers

A partial list, in no particular order: Heresy 1: the claim that when confessing all the mortal sins that can be remembered, in kind and number, a penitent may omit confessing and even considering the number, because there are “exceptions” … Continue reading

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Dr. Ed Peters’ heretical position on Contraception

There is more than one way to assert a heresy. The simplest way is to directly contradict an infallible magisterial teaching. But another way is to substantially distort an infallible magisterial teaching. That latter form of heresy is what I’m … Continue reading

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Untenable Theories on Adam and Eve

There are several theories on Adam and Eve, held and promoted by various Catholics (mostly online), which are contrary to, or substantially incompatible with, definitive magisterial teaching. But let’s begin with what we must believe, as faithful Catholic Christians, about … Continue reading

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Teachers of Heresy are Not Worthy to receive Communion

Under both Canon 915 (external forum) and Canon 916 (internal forum), Catholics who teach heresy should not receive Communion. If Canon 915 is to be applied in the strict manner preferred by many papal critics, then it cannot be applied … Continue reading

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Reply to the Seven Accusations of Heresy

The Foolish Correction accuses Pope Francis of propagating seven heresies. This article will consider each claimed heresy, to see whether it is heresy and if so, whether Pope Francis has propagated each one. Introduction This section therefore contains the Correctio … Continue reading

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Dogma, Distortions, and Heresy

Over at Canon Law Blog, Dr. Ed Peters states that the teaching of the Magisterium condemning contraception as intrinsically evil is infallible under the ordinary and universal Magisterium (About That Humanae Vitae Rumor). Then he badly misstates the infallible teaching, … Continue reading

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On Lying, Mass Murder, and Heresy

[1] Deacon Jim Russell wrote an article, titled Combatants, Non-Combatants, and Double Effect, published August 10, 2017 at Crisis Magazine. [2] My article is here: Response to Deacon Jim Russell on Combatants and Double Effect, with a follow-up titled: A … Continue reading

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Joe Biden officiated at a Gay Marriage again

As reported in several sources, former Veep Joe Biden officiated at a same-sex marriage ceremony this past weekend. In 2016, Biden also officiated at a gay marriage. On both occasions, Biden had the role usually fulfilled by a priest or … Continue reading

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Radical Revisionist Ethics: Adultery and Lying

When I was getting my degree in philosophy and theology at Boston College (many years ago), I took a class in sexual ethics. The professor, Lisa Sowle Cahill, did in fact teach what the Church teaches on morality, including that … Continue reading

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The conservative Catholic subculture has gone astray from the true Faith

After Vatican II, liberal Catholics used the Council as an excuse for a number of serious errors on faith and morals, and on discipline. But the Council is not responsible for those errors, just as the Bible is not responsible … Continue reading

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The Doctrinal Crisis on Intrinsic Evil

In Roman Catholic moral theology, no teaching of Jesus Christ through His Church is more under attack than the teaching that intrinsically evil acts are always wrong. It is a difficult teaching to accept. The condemnation of intrinsically evil acts … Continue reading

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Can a Popular Idea also be Heresy?

What does Sacred Scripture say? [Exodus] {23:2} You shall not follow the crowd in doing evil. Neither shall you go astray in judgment, by agreeing with the majority opinion, apart from the truth. [Luke] {6:26} Woe to you when men … Continue reading

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Against Modern Heresies: Biblical Inerrancy

It is a well-established formal dogma in the Church that the Bible (Sacred Scripture) is entirely without error. Everything that the Bible asserts as true is certainly true, in the sense, to the extent, and in the way, that the … Continue reading

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Against Modern Heresies: Adam and Eve

The Church teaches infallibly in any of three ways: (1) Papal Infallibility, (2) Conciliar Infallibility, (3) ordinary and universal Magisterium. Infallible teachings are required to be believed by every Catholic with divine and catholic faith, that is, with the full … Continue reading

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Fr. Iannuzzi asks Can a Pope Become a Heretic?

Rev. Joseph L. Iannuzzi, STD, Ph.D. has written an in-depth article answering the question: Can a Pope Become a Heretic? [PDF file] Please download a copy and take the time to read it. Rev. Joseph Leo Iannuzzi is a doctoral … Continue reading

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Nine Teachings Opposed to Heresy and Schism

1. The first condition of salvation is to maintain the rule of the true faith. And since that saying of our lord Jesus Christ, “You are Peter, and upon this rock I will build my Church,” (Mt 16:18) cannot fail … Continue reading

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