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Uncertaindrummer, if someone disagrees with the Church and fully understands then they are certaintly not in the Body of Christ. If they disagree with the Church, they disagree with Christ. But it is not accurate to say:

[quote:1jty802b]If you disagree with ANY Catholic dogma you disagree wit hthe WHOLE CHURCH [/quote:1jty802b]

The Cathecism states:
[i:1jty802b]838 “The Church knows that she is joined in many ways to the baptized who are honored by the name of Christian, but do not profess the Catholic faith in its entirety or have not preserved unity or communion under the successor of Peter.”322 Those “who believe in Christ and have been properly baptized are put in a certain, although imperfect, communion with the Catholic Church.”323 With the Orthodox Churches, this communion is so profound “that it lacks little to attain the fullness that would permit a common celebration of the Lord’s Eucharist.”324 [/i:1jty802b]

The Church recognizes that we agree quite a bit with other Christians. But just one disgreement will not permit you to share in the Lord’s Eucharist. So disagreeing with just ONE thing (assuming you clearly understood) just means your outside the Body. It does not mean you disagree with the “WHOLE CHURCH”.

What you said sounds alot like:
James 2:10
For whoever keeps the whole law and yet stumbles in one point, he has become (T)guilty of all.

This could have been what you were thinking about and applied it to “disagreeing”.

In Christ
~Victor