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You can certainly re-join the Catholic Church. Your baptismal record should not have been wiped out; I believe parishes are required to keep records of all baptisms that were ever performed there. I wouldn't be surprised if the same goes for confirmations, but I'm not sure. To the best of my knowledge, all you need to do is to go to confession, confess ...


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I believe I have the confirmation letter stating that I left the church.... This is a serious issue. From what you say, I am assuming that you have formally defected from the Catholic Church. By law, this act would have been entered in your baptismal register.Actus formalis defectionis ab Ecclesia catholica If this is true, then just going to confession ...


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I will preface my answer by saying that the situation is unlikely, because, as the original poster says, such a disciplinary decision would imply a tacit recognition on the Church’s part that homosexual actions can be legitimate. (Homosexual tendencies are never at issue, only acting on those tendencies.) That is a matter that touches on the Church’s clear ...


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Owen Chadwick, in his book The Reformation, gives a few lists of the vices Erasmus saw in the church: Erasmus was not fired by a reforming passion or zeal. But his sensible and scholarly nose was otherwise offended by the stink of corruption. He despised ignorance, superstition, obscurantism, and wished to cure them. Because his pen was able to portray ...


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"Seeking moral advice" is not a confession, and so would not be subject to the strict seal of the confessional. However, if there is no need for the priest to divulge anything, then I would certainly expect something said in confidence to be kept confidential. To give a concrete example: If moral advice was sought as part of a sacramental confession, then ...


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Sounds like you are referring to the idea of the pre-existence of souls. This idea is lumped with "Origenism". Check this thread out here: What is " Origenism" This is an excerpt from orthodoxwiki.org/Apocatastasis: "The anathemas of the local Council of Constantinople in 453, which is understood by most commentators to be confirmed by the ...


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Ecumenical Councils are the top of the list, simply because the whole of the Church gets together to promulgate doctrine. These doctrines are signed by the Pope at the end of the Council, and are binding. Some of the doctrines are administrative in nature, and can be modified, changed, added to, or removed. Others, which deal with faith or morals, are ...


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Actually, Orthodox nuns (and monks) have vows of celibacy also: The monastic vows are essentially not different from those taken at baptism, with the exception of the vow of celibacy. (Source: Orthodox Christian Monasticism) And they do not wear rings, since they believe Christ to have one Bride, the Church. For example, see these pictures:


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There's... a lot. There aren't really exclusive non-overlapping 'kinds' of sin so much as there are a whole bunch of different classification schema we use which break up the landscape in different useful ways for different reasons. Catholic theologians have answered the question "What are the kinds of Sin" many, many times in different ways for different ...


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It could happen, definitely could happen and we, Catholics pray for the coming of the Kingdom every day. We also pray that Christ will return every day (hopefully not in Winter). And these are two different and similar things. The Kingship of God is that we live with Christ as our sovereign. The Kingdom is what Jesus was preaching about while He built His ...


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A Catholics Answer Isaiah's prophetic warning was for Judah and Jerusalem. Isaiah 2:1 It was fulfilled with the Babylonian captivity. It was again fulfilled when the Romans toppled Jerusalem. Isaiah's warning is for all God's children, even today. Do not allow your gluttonous desire for things of this world kill your desire to worship and serve the LORD ...


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Catholics should weigh the evidence for the universe’s age by examining biblical and scientific evidence. "Though faith is above reason, there can never be any real discrepancy between faith and reason. Since the same God who reveals mysteries and infuses faith has bestowed the light of reason on the human mind, God cannot deny himself, nor can truth ever ...


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You should not receive communion in a state of mortal sin. And thats true even if a priest or pope allows it. The reason being that if you receive communion in s state of sin, you are putting yourself at a great risk as Paul puts it in 1 Corinthians 11 27So then, whoever eats the bread or drinks the cup of the Lord in an unworthy manner will be guilty of ...


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I asked a similar question here and the answer is no. If you're baptized, your sins are forgiven, if you die you go straight to heaven. Priests will often remind their congregations of this tonight and make us all jealous.


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Cf. Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults (RCIA) | usccb.org Q. For who is the RCIA? A. RCIA is for the uncatechized candidates both baptized and unbaptized for the purpose of bringing them into full communion with the Catholic Church. Q. Are baptized but uncatechized candidates for reception into the full communion of the Roman Catholic Church ...


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The Catechism has Christ's true body 476 Since the Word became flesh in assuming a true humanity, Christ's body was finite.112 Therefore the human face of Jesus can be portrayed; at the seventh ecumenical council (Nicaea II in 787) the Church recognized its representation in holy images to be legitimate.113 477 At the same time the Church has ...



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