Summa Theologica by St. Thomas Aquinas
SS: Treatise On The Theological Virtues
Q[39] Of Schism
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We must now consider the vices contrary to peace, which belong to deeds: such are schism, strife, sedition, and war. In the first place, then, about schism, there are four points of inquiry:

A[1] Whether schism is a special sin?

A[2] Whether it is graver than unbelief?

A[3] Of the power exercised by schismatics;

A[4] Of the punishment inflicted on them.