1 – Proselytism among Christians is in itself a grave sin

According to the Oxford Dictionary ‘proselytize’ means ‘convert or attempt to convert someone from one religion […] to another,’ while ‘proselyte’ means ‘a person who has converted from one opinion, religion […] to another.’ Ever since the time of Jesus, the Church – as guardian of the truth – has given special importance to attracting all people to its midst, thus leading them toward salvation. In other words, it employs a proselytism for the good, in the full sense of the word. However… perhaps other methods are more pleasing to God.


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Teachings of the Magisterium

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John Paul II

Today conversion is seen as ‘proselytizing
The Pope has the power to teach, govern and sanctify with the authority of Jesus Christ himself

Sacred Scripture

One should evangelize regardless of the obstacles
Paul fears for himself if he does not preach the Gospel

Gregory XVI

Uprightness alone, when separated from the Church, does not gain salvation

Pius IX

Conciliators are enemies of the Church


One who seeks to satisfy a heretic, grows closer to him

Vatican Council II (Ecumenical XXI)

The duty of the Church and the faithful is to teach and fulfill all that Christ commands

Paul VI

In dialogue with others, we should guard ourselves from the contamination of their errors

 Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith

The relativism of our days is not a motive to cease the Church’s evangelizing activity

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