Sunday, July 22, 2007

Catholic Dogma



"By Dogma in the strictest sense is understood a truth immediately (formally) revealed by God which has been proposed by the Teaching Authority of the Church to be believed as such.

...Dogma in its strict signification is the object of both Divine Faith (Fides Divina) and Catholic Faith (Fides Catholica); it is the object of the Divine Faith (Fides Divina) by reason of its Divine Revelation; it is the object of Catholic Faith (Fides Catholica) on account of its infallible doctrinal definition by the Church. If a baptised person deliberately denies or doubts a dogma properly so-called, he is guilty of the sin of heresy (CIC 1325, Par.2) and automatically becomes subject to the punishment of excommunication (CIC 2314, Par. I)."

-Ludwig Ott, Fundamentals of Catholic Dogma, pgs 4-5

A list of dogmas that must be believed (those listed as "De fide.") by all Catholics can be found here. I wanted to list them out in this post, but there are too many to type.

3 comments:

Ellen said...

What happened to gojira's blog?

Carrie said...

I don't know! I noticed it disappeared this weekend??

starry1 said...

IMO, you need to be a lawyer to make sense out of their dogmas. So much for the faith of a child...most adult Catholics don't know or understand the dogma, let alone a child.