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The Church's Sacraments Today
The question of the validity of sacraments among the various sects is one that has been posed numerous times, and I also wrestled at one point with the various conflicting bits of information out there.
It is not the goal of this article to discuss whether or not such and such a sect possesses valid sacraments or a valid priesthood. That being said, however, it still behooves us to examine the true doctrine and principles on sacramental validity, lest practical errors in this regard should give rise to sins of heresy or schism.
Saint Augustine, Address to the People of the Church at Caesarea: “No man can find salvation except in the Catholic Church. Outside the Catholic Church one can have everything except salvation. One can have honor, one can have the sacraments, one can sing alleluia, one can answer amen, one can have faith in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Ghost [not a supernatural, saving faith], and preach it too, but never can one find salvation except in the Catholic Church."