Cardinal Burke, Bishop Athanasius Schneider and several other prelates have signed and published “a declaration of the truths relating to some of the most common errors in the life of the Church of our time.”  The declaration affirms Church teaching on 40 Catholic truths including the following:

  • There is a Hell and those who go there suffer for eternity
  • Church teaching can never contradict what was previous Church teaching
  • Muslims do not offer to God the same supernatural worship as do Christians
  • Ecumenism intends that non-Catholics enter the Catholic Church
  • God does not will the diversity of religions
  • No one has a natural right to choose the moral evil of sin
  • Anyone in a state of grace has the God-given strength to live a moral life
  • Intrinsically evil actions such as abortion or euthanasia are wrong in all circumstances
  • Sexual acts are only moral within a valid marriage and when open to life
  • Christ is truly, really and substantially present in the Eucharist
  • Prior to receiving Holy Communion all mortal sins must be confessed in number and kind
  • Holy Communion can’t be given to those living in a public state of objectively grave sin
  • Holy Communion can’t be given to those who reject the Catholic faith
  • Only men can be ordained priests

A full copy of the declaration is published on the National Catholic Register site.

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