condemned propositions


A proposition is –

heretical when it is directly opposed to a truth revealed by God and proposed by the Church

erroneous when it is contradictory to a truth deduced from two premises, one an article of faith, the other naturally certain

proximate to error when opposed to a proposition deduced with great probability from principles of faith

haeresim sapiens when it is capable of a good sense, but seems in the circumstances to have an heretical meaning

evil sounding or offensive to pious ears, when opposed to piety and the reverence due to divine things according to the common mode of speaking

scandalous when it gives occasion to think or act amiss

rash when opposed to the common sense of the Church in matters of faith and morals.

MLA Citation

  • Father James J McGovern. “condemned propositions”. Catholic Pocket Dictionary, 1906. CatholicSaints.Info. 5 November 2019. Web. 26 February 2021. <>