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12. Apostasy

1. Apostasy, in the simple sense of the word, is therenouncing of the faith. Hence, apostasy is a sin of unbelief.

2. In Catholic countries a ruler who proves apostate is,upon excommunication, justly deprived of the allegiance of hissubjects.

"Lord, here burn, here cut, and dry up in me all that hinders me from going to You, that You may spare me in eternity."
St Louis Bertrand

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"Obedience is the true holocaust which we sacrifice to God on the altar of our hearts."
St Philip Neri

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"Every man naturally desires knowledge; but what good is knowledge without fear of God? Indeed a humble rustic who serves God is better than a proud intellectual who neglects his soul to study the course of the stars."
Thomas á Kempis

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