Louis IX
Christians must hold to every statement of the Nicene Creed to hold the Faith. It is all or nothing. At least that is what was once taught.
123jussi
When one repudiates the natural law and the authority of the Church you have repudiated everything. To not be an apostate one must believe all that God commands,to pick and choose is to make yourself god and an apostate.
Ultraviolet
The Church explicitly disagrees. Repudiating the authority of the Church is schism. It is not apostasy. Disbelieving one or more divine truth is not apostasy, either. It is heresy. I linked Canon Law for a reason. :/

Repeatedly contradicting The Church's legal definitions in favor of your own is also repudiating "the authority of the Church". Applying your standards, doing this means "…More
The Church explicitly disagrees. Repudiating the authority of the Church is schism. It is not apostasy. Disbelieving one or more divine truth is not apostasy, either. It is heresy. I linked Canon Law for a reason. :/

Repeatedly contradicting The Church's legal definitions in favor of your own is also repudiating "the authority of the Church". Applying your standards, doing this means "you have repudiated everything." ;-)
123jussi
You need to do more home work! Schism is rejecting the authority of the pope not the church. When you believe men can marry men and same sex relationships are ok and abortion is no worse than social injustice , and that the word of God and the authority of the church need not be followed you are an apostate.
Ultraviolet
"You need to do more home work! Schism is rejecting the authority of the pope not the church." You should take your own advice before assuming I have not done so. ;-)

It seems my linking the law was not enough. I truly must quote it.

"schism is the refusal of submission to the Supreme Pontiff or of communion with the members of the Church subject to him."

...and that, dear heart, is The …More
"You need to do more home work! Schism is rejecting the authority of the pope not the church." You should take your own advice before assuming I have not done so. ;-)

It seems my linking the law was not enough. I truly must quote it.

"schism is the refusal of submission to the Supreme Pontiff or of communion with the members of the Church subject to him."

...and that, dear heart, is The Church. Schism is not just rejecting the authority of the pope. ;-)
123jussi
So how are they not apostates,is supporting gay marriage being in communion with the members and accepting the authority if the church?
Ultraviolet
Canon Law 751 states "apostasy is the total repudiation of the Christian faith." To date, no one within The Church's current leadership has totally repudiated the Christian faith. The accusation of "apostasy" is made entirely too frequently and more often than not, just as inaccurately. There is some irony in making an error while condemning the errors of others.More
Canon Law 751 states "apostasy is the total repudiation of the Christian faith." To date, no one within The Church's current leadership has totally repudiated the Christian faith. The accusation of "apostasy" is made entirely too frequently and more often than not, just as inaccurately. There is some irony in making an error while condemning the errors of others.