What is dissent and heresy, and can a person be charged with embracing a dissenting ideology?
Using the analogy of baseball; the only umpires in the game that have authority to determine what is fair (orthodox) and foul (dissent and heresy) are the bishops and the Holy Father. That's their job!
That does not mean that you can't steer people
away from a book, a person, a movement, or a program that you believe to be less than
faithful and sound. I just would be careful not to go around saying that
a specific movement, book, program, or person, is guilty of dissent or heresy, when the bishops and the
Pope have not made a pronouncement.
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