Dealing with the Deceptive Dimond Demimonde
(01-17-2012, 07:49 PM)Vox Clamantis Wrote: EENS is a dogma of the Church. Understanding what that means, exactly, is where the problems lie.

The Dogma:

Pope Eugene IV, Council of Florence, “Cantate Domino,” 1441, ex cathedra:
“The Holy Roman Church firmly believes, professes, and proclaims that none of those
existing outside the Catholic Church, not only pagans, but also Jews, heretics and
can become participants in eternal life, but they will depart ‘into
everlasting fire which was prepared for the devil and his angels’ [Matt. 25:41],
unless before the end of life they have been added to the flock; and that the unity
of this ecclesiastical body (ecclesiastici corporis) is so strong that only for those
who abide in it are the sacraments of the Church of benefit for salvation, and
do fasts, almsgiving, and other functions of piety and exercises of a Christian
soldier produce eternal rewards. No one, whatever almsgiving he has practiced,
even if he has shed blood for the name of Christ, can be saved, unless he has
persevered within the bosom and unity of the Catholic Church.”

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Re: Dealing with the Deceptive Dimond Demimonde - by Spencer - 01-17-2012, 11:54 PM

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