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Against Heretics and Schismatics
False ecumenism, so widespread and common in our days and coming from high ecclesiastical authorities, affirms that is not charitable to condemn heretics, schismatics, and other enemies of the Catholic Church.
To stop attacking these people is falsely presented as an act of love, and a obligation of Catholics. The truth, however, is the opposite as one can read
in the Saints and Doctors of the Church.
We transcribe below a text of St. Francis of Sales, Doctor of the Church, universally known for his goodness and charity. He strongly advises us to condemn
the enemies of the Church.
St. Francis of Sales
The declared enemies of God and His Church, heretics and schismatics, must be criticized as much as possible, as long as truth is not denied.
It is a work of charity to shout: "Here is the wolf!" when it enters the flock or anywhere else.
(Introduction to the Devout Life, part III, chap. 29)
Posted May 3, 2006
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