Can Catholics believe in some Christian Science beliefs?


Can I be a practicing Catholic and believe in some Christian Science ideas? :confused:


While the Catholic Church recognizes that all non-Catholic religions, however far removed they may be from Christian orthodoxy, have some truth, those truths non-Catholic religions hold are also found in the Catholic Church. In other words, other religions are only true insofar as they mirror Catholicism. Thus, there is no need to seek out truth in Christian Science; what truth that religion has is already found in Catholicism and is better explicated by the Catholic Church, which was founded by Jesus Christ, who entrusted the apostles and their successors to teach in his name.

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