First, your daughter
has presumably already been baptized in the Catholic Church and baptism cannot
be repeated. Second, if Catholic enters a heretical, man-made 'church' this
would be a grave matter that would endanger salvation.
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illustrate the seriousness of the proposed action. For example, the Heresy
Reflections page above contains quotations such as...
"For not every
sin, however grave and enormous it be, is such as to sever a man automatically
from the body of the Church, as does schism or heresy or apostasy." (Pope Pius
heretics appear to have Christ, for none of them denies the name of Christ; yet
anyone who does not confess all that pertains to Christ does in fact deny
Christ." (St. Ambrose, Doctor of the Church)
"Can. 1364 §1 An
apostate from the faith, a heretic or a schismatic incurs a latae sententiae
excommunication, without prejudice to the provision of Can. 194 §1, n. 2; a
cleric, moreover, may be punished with the penalties mentioned in Can. 1336 §1,
nn. 1, 2 and 3. §2 If a longstanding contempt or the gravity of scandal calls
for it, other penalties may be added, not excluding dismissal from the clerical
state." (1983 Code of Canon Law)
who belong to God and to Jesus Christ - they are with the bishop. And those who
repent and come to the unity of the Church - they too shall be of God, and will
be living according to Jesus Christ. Do not err, my brethren: it anyone follow a
schismatic, he will not inherit the Kingdom of God. If any man walk with strange
doctrine, he cannot lie down with the passion." (St. Ignatius of Antioch, hearer
of St. John the Apostle, c. 110 A.D.)
"Has the truth of
your Catholic mother so failed you, who have been placed in the highest office
of the priesthood, that you have not at once recognized yourself as a
schismatic, when you withdrew from the apostolic sees? Being appointed to preach
the Gospel to the people, had you not even read that the Church was founded by
Christ our Lord upon the chief of the Apostles, so that the gates of hell might
not be able to prevail against it (cf. Matt. 16:18)? If you had read this, where
did you believe the Church to be outside of him in whom alone are clearly all
the apostolic sees? ... Why, therefore, did you, already dearest in Christ,
wander away from your portion, or what hope did you have for your salvation?"
(Pope Pelagius I, 560 A.D.)
May God grant your
daughter the grace to remain a member of the Catholic Church – or if she has
already left the Catholic Church, to promptly return to it.
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