Featured Mini Documentary Produced by Saint Gabriels Newsroom in 2015
I was recently told that dogma creates trouble; people just need to be nice to each other, we don't need dogma.
The person who told me this was not Catholic, but I'm not sure it makes a difference in what the statement meant.
I can't speak for other beliefs, but the Catholic Church rarely defines dogma. One of the things that distinguishes dogmata from doctrines is that a dogma must be divinely revealed. That is a distinctly limiting factor. Jimmy Akins reminds us that the term 'dogma' has itself undergone a change. Prior to 1700, the term was used to describe opinions. Clearly that meaning has changed.
But we do have dogmata.