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Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith

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The Roman Catholic Church
The Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith



Introduction | The Congregation | Documents and Decisions | Applications



A Dicastery of the Roman Curia of the Catholic Church

From the Apostolic Constitution Pastor Bonus (art. 48-51):

"The proper duty of the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith is to promote and safeguard the doctrine on faith and morals in the whole Catholic world; so it has competence in things that touch this matter in any way. Fulfilling its duty of promoting doctrine, the Congregation fosters studies so that the understanding of the faith may grow and a response in the light of the faith may be given to new questions arising from the progress of the sciences or human culture. It helps the bishops, individually or in groups, in carrying out their office as authentic teachers and doctors of the faith, an office that carries with it the duty of promoting and guarding the integrity of that faith. To safeguard the truth of faith and the integrity of morals, the Congregation takes care lest faith or morals suffer harm through errors that have been spread in any way whatever."

The Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith (CDF), previously known as the Supreme Sacred Congregation of the Roman and Universal Inquisition or the Supreme Sacred Congregation of the Holy Office, is the dicastery of the Roman Curia charged with safeguarding the doctrine of the Holy Church.

The current Prefect of the Congregation is His Eminence Cardinal Anselme Clement, O.S.B. of Silar.
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II. The Congregation

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Membership

In addition to its leadership, the Congregation's membership is comprised of two halves: members (cardinals, archbishops, and bishops. They vote on all actions of the Congregation) and consultors (theologians, both lay and clerical, who advise the congregation). Leading the Congregation are a prefect, a secretary, and an undersecretary.

OOC: If you are interested in becoming a member or consultor or joining the leadership of the Congregation, please TG me. All members, consultors, and leaders must be members of the Catholic Church.

PositionNameCountry of Origin
PrefectHis Eminence Cardinal Anselme Clement, O.S.B.Silar
SecretaryHis Eminence Cardinal Raccio di CanossaDelmonte
UndersecretaryVACANT
MemberVACANT
ConsultorVACANT


Duties


The Congregation serves three distinct roles:
1. To promote the true doctrine of the Church and clarify on doctrinal matters where question arises
2. To examine writings and opinions where there is a belief of their being contrary to the faith, to render judgments on such matters, and to prevent the spread of dangerous doctrines in the Church.
3. To act as the court for many canonical criminal matters according to the norms of the Church


Canonical Crimes
While many canonical crimes are managed at the diocesan level, certain matters are reserved to the Congregation. Some examples are:
-Ordination of a bishop without papal mandate
-Desecrating the Blessed Sacrament
-Breaking the Seal of the Confessional and other crimes against the Confessional
-Clerical sex abuse
-Simulation of the sacraments, esp. ordination
-Heresy, schism, apostasy

Reports of these crimes should be directed to the Congregation for resolution. If you would like to report a crime, please submit a report.

The Congregation also provides members of the faith with answers to questions of faith (called dubiums). If you would like to pose a dubium, please submit your question to the Congregation.
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III. Documents and Decisions

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The following decisions and documents have been issued by the Congregation:





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IV. Applications

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If you would like to bring the attention of the Congregation to a matter, please submit the appropriate application. Having recieved your missive, the Congregation will consider the matter at hand and take appropriate action as well as render an official reply.

Please address all applications to His Eminence Cardinal Anselme Clement, O.S.B., Prefect of the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith. If possible, include a formal communique as well.

Though it is preferred, it is not necessary to be a member of the Church to submit any application. However, the Congregation, specifically the Prefect, reserves the right to deny any application submitted for any reason, disclosed or undisclosed.

Please note that the Congregation only has competence in its disciplinary role over the Catholic hierarchy. Thus, any nation named as the location of a canonical crime must be registered as a member of the Catholic Church and thus have its hierarchy recognized as in communion with the Catholic Church. Other accusations will summarily be met with dismissal on the basis of a lack of jurisdiction.

Code: Select all
[align=center][b]Report of Canonical Crime[/b][/align]
[b]Nation name:[/b]
[b]Nation the crime was committed in (if different):[/b]
[b]Diocese/Archdiocese the crime was committed in:[/b]
[b]Parties of the crime:[/b]
[b]Nature of the crime:[/b]
[b]Details:[/b]
[b]Additional notes:[/b]


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[align=center][b]Submission of [i]Dubium[/i][/b][/align]
[b]Nation name:[/b]
[b]Body/Person posing the [i]dubium[/i]:[/b]
[b]Question:[/b]
[b]Additional notes:[/b]


Code: Select all
[align=center][b]Request for Action on Opinion/Writing[/b][/align]
[b]Nation name:[/b]
[b]Body/person requesting action:[/b]
[b]Action requested:[/b]
[b]Author of opinion/writing:[/b]
[b]Opinion/Writing:[/b]
[b]Additional notes:[/b]
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Postby Silar » Sun Dec 02, 2012 7:53 pm

The Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith


To: All the Faithful
From: His Eminence, Cardinal Anselme Clement, O.S.B., Prefect of the Congregation of the Doctrine of the Faith
Re: An open letter



It is my personal pleasure to announce that the CDF will be accepting correspondence to its offices regarding matters of Faith and Morals. Should you have any questions, do not hesitate to contact my office.

Your humble servant in Christ,
+Anselme Cardinal Clement, O.S.B.
His Royal and Serene Majesty Pius Alartho, By God's Grace, High King of Silar and its Commonwealth, Defender and Protector of the Holy and Catholic Faith
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Postby Eumachus » Sun Dec 02, 2012 8:44 pm

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Report of Canonical Crime

Nation name: The Archbishophric of Eumachus
Nation the crime was committed in (if different):Evil Lord Bane
Diocese/Archdiocese the crime was committed in:: all in the nation
Parties of the crime:the bishops of Evil Lord Bane
Nature of the crime:Homosexuals were given the sacrament of matrimony
Details:n/a
Additional notes:n/a

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The Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith


To: His Excellency, the Archbishop of Eumachus
From: His Eminence, Cardinal Anselme Clement, O.S.B., Prefect of the Congregation of the Doctrine of the Faith
Re: A Reply to your Report of Canonical Crimes



Having received the formal report of a canonical crime posted by Your Excellency to our office, we examined the issue at hand, namely the allegations of Catholic Bishops in Evil Lord Bane having performed same-sex marriages. We make the following reply:

The Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith has found that the hierarchy currently present in Evil Lord Bane is not registered or recognized by the Catholic Church or the See of Rome and thus we have no jurisdiction in the matter. Thus, under Canon 1505, section 2, paragraph 1 ("A libellus can be rejected only if the judge or tribunal is incompetent") we dismiss the case against Evil Lord Bane on the basis that the accused are not in communion with the Apostolic See and therefore are not under our competence to judge or discipline.

Rome, from the Offices of the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith, 9 December 2012
Anselme Cardinal Clement
Prefect
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His Royal and Serene Majesty Pius Alartho, By God's Grace, High King of Silar and its Commonwealth, Defender and Protector of the Holy and Catholic Faith
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Postby Eumachus » Sun Dec 09, 2012 5:21 pm

Request for Action on Opinion/Writing

Nation name:Archbishophric of Eumachus
Body/person requesting action:Eumachus Conference of Bishops
Action requested:Excommunication
Author of opinion/writing:Father Lanton Mueller
Opinion/Writing:Catholic Evidence for Gay Jesus
Additional notes:n/a


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