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Anonymous Ben wrote:

Hi, guys —

  • Does the Church support religious freedom?
  • Should Luther and other heretics have been executed by the Church?

As a practicing Catholic, I would appreciate a sound answer.

Thank you,


  { Does the Church support religious freedom and should Luther and other heretics be executed? }

Paul replied:


The Church respects freedom of conscience for each individual and expects each person to form their consciences according to what they understand to be truth and goodness.

No one should be forced to become a Catholic, even though it is the way to happiness and fulfillment in this life and the next.

Nonetheless, those who know Christ is divine and that He established the Catholic Church with the fullness of truth and grace for our salvation, must evangelize — to show, invite, (and/or) persuade others to accept what God has given us in His Catholic Church.



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