The Catholic Dogma
By Fr. Michael Müller
“Extra Ecclesiam Nullus omnino Salvatur.” “Out of
the Church there is positively no Salvation” (Fourth Lateran Council, in
“Error, cui non resistur, approbatur; et Veritas,
cum minime defensatur.” “Not to oppose erroneous Doctrine is to approve of
it, and not to defend at all true Doctrine is to suppress it.” (Innocent III)
New York, Cincinnati, and Chicago:
Printers to the Holy Apostolic See
1888, by Elias Frederick Schauer
Table of Contents
Chapter I. Introductory
Chapter II. The Infallible and only True Guide to
Chapter III. The Great Revolt Against
Chapter IV. Dishonesty of His Impudence
Chapter V. Refutation of the False
Assertions of Rev'ds Sir Oracle, Cronin and Young, Divided into Two Parts.
There is no salvation out of the Church.
§ 1. S.O begins to comment on some answers,
contained in our little work, "Familiar Explanation of Christian
Doctrine," (first edition)
§ 2. S.O. continues to speak ex cathedra.
§ 3. S.O. examines and explains the question
and answer, "Have Protestants any faith in Christ? A. They never
§ 4. What Catholic faith is.
§ 5. What Protestants' belief in Christ is.
§ 6. More false oracles of Sir Oracle.
§ 7. S.O. declares truth to be rant and abuse.
§ 8. S.O. continues to declare false what is
§ 9. S.O. declares wholly untrue what he
§ 10. S.O. avows that our conclusion is correct, but
tells more d--d lies.
§ 11. S.O. declares that the final sentence of the
Eternal Judge, "I know you not--Depart from me, etc." will fall,
not on Protestants, but only on bad Catholics; but from his own words it is
proved that Protestants, too, are included in that sentence.
§ 12. S.O. declares the honest life of Protestants a
standing reproach to bad Catholics.
§ 13. S.O.'s. pharisaical language.
Those who live in heresy without being
guilty of the sin of heresy.
§ 1. Natural Law.
§ 2. The written Law.
§ 3. The New Law or the Law of Grace.
§ 4. Conscience in general.
§ 5. Kinds of conscience:
1. The right or true conscience.
2. The certain conscience.
3. The timorous or tender conscience.
4. The doubtful conscience.
5. The lax conscience.
6. The perplexed conscience.
7. The scrupulous conscience.
8. The erroneous or false conscience.
§ 6. What heretics are not guilty of the sin of
heresy -- Refutation of Rev. A. Young's erroneous doctrine on divine faith of
§ 7. Invincible or inculpable ignorance neither
saves nor damns a person.
§ 8. How Almighty God leads to salvation those who
are inculpably ignorant of the truths of salvation.
§ 9. Those who sincerely seek the true religion.
§ 10. S.O. on confession.
§ 11. S.O. points out the road to heaven for heathen
and Protestants of every denomination.
§ 12. S.O. gives us credit for our correct doctrine
in a way very dishonorable to himself.
§ 13. S.O. as Catechist.
§ 14. Liberalism condemned by the Church.
Alphonsus Maria Liguori,
Founder of the Redemptorists