Fr. Joseph Bluett Anticipates the Teaching of Pope Pius XII on Heresy and Separation from the Church

“Mortal sin, as such, does not break the tie which binds a man as a constituent member to the visible Body which is Christ’s.  Only such a sin as public heresy, schism, or apostacy does that, and then only because such a sin breaks the tie of visible unity with the Body.”
(Fr. Joseph Bluett, S.J., “Mystical Body of Christ” and “Catholic Church” Exactly Coextensive, The Ecclesiastical Review, October 1940, pp. 324-325)

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