Church dogma

To the Editor: The New Hampshire Catholic Diocese sanction of the Richmond Slaves of the Immaculate Heart of Mary requires them to submit to binding Church interpretation as regard to the principle “Outside Church No Salvation.”

The dogma (not principle) “Outside Church No Salvation” was defined to clarify and affirm the Faith by Pope Innocent III, Fourth Lateran Council, and is binding as stated.

“The meaning of the sacred dogmas is ever to be maintained which has once been declared by Holy Mother Church, and there must never be any abandonment of this sense under the pretext or in the name of a more profound understanding.” So said Pope Pius IX at the First Vatican Council.

WARREN GODDARD

Portsmouth

Warren Goddard

Portsmouth