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Introduction: If the pope had the authority, would he have posed the question? Answering from Church Tradition. What guides the Church in every age is to refer back, through the Church Fathers, to the Apostolic Age [Divine public revelation was closed]. cf. St. Vincent of Lerins: The "Vincentian Canon", AD 434: (3) Now in the Catholic Church itself we ...


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Pope Francis’ Martians are “people living in such unions [same sex] request[ing] a child’s baptism” cf. Instrumentum Laboris 2014, No. 120. It appears that the question was posed for the purpose of setting the stage for the upcoming synod. This is what the Pope said: "Just as if, for example, tomorrow an expedition of Martians came … green, with long noses ...


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Baptism leaves an indelible mark on the soul, but heresy separates one from the Church. Canon 2314, 1917 Code of Canon Law: “All apostates from the Christian faith and each and every heretic or schismatic: 1) Incur ipso facto excommunication Pope Leo XIII, Satis Cognitum (# 9), June 29, 1896:  “… can it be lawful for anyone to reject any one ...


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I'll start with the "state of Christian grace" bit. The common teaching (and probably not limited to Catholics) is that people who die not in a state of grace do not go to heaven. BUT, the church also teaches that we don't know who is in a state of Christian grace, or not. One of the teachings of the Roman Catholic church is that once a person has been ...


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This tradition comes from two facts: The way the verse John 3:5 'Jesus answered, "Very truly I tell you, no one can enter the kingdom of God unless they are born of water and the Spirit' , was interpreted. The fact that infant mortality was high in the generations before us. The church interpreted this verse as to mean that no one who is not baptized ...


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The color white is primarily symbolic of the pure state of the baby's/adult's soul along with the renewal of life after being cleansed of original sin by the Holy Spirit. But as with all symbolism, there are many more things associated with the color (according to Wikipedia): According to surveys in Europe and the United States, white is the color most ...



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