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In simplest form: Vatican II declared some very important things to be true which (in the minds of those who object) are radically incompatible with previous Church tradition. As the website of Sodalitium Pianum, an offshoot of SSPX, states: The teaching of Vatican II concerning episcopal collegiality, religious liberty, ecumenism, non-Catholics ...


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In addition to those mentioned in MattGutting's answer, there are others who object to Vatican II because of the damage wrought on the Church following Vatican II. Here are a few examples: The council was called when there was no need to call a council. Why fix what's not broken? Hence damage has come to the Church from within the Church and that was made ...


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A catholic within the parameters set by the Magestarium can interpret this verse in the following ways: Sexual immorality can be a valid reason for civil divorce. But such divorced couples cannot remarry. The word used in Matthew 19:9 for sexual immorality is: porneia. This word can also mean marriage with close relatives. (Ordinary Greek word for adultery ...


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Good question! In the New American Bible (Revised Edition), which is the translation authorized by the U.S. Council of Catholic Bishops for use in the United States, Matt. 19:9 reads: I say to you, whoever divorces his wife (unless the marriage is unlawful) and marries another commits adultery. (Note: you don't specify which translation you're using; ...


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The Catholic Church understands these verses in the context both of the rest of the chapter and of statements made about the responsibility of public authorities in the rest of the Bible. The New American Bible, Revised Edition, reads for Romans 13:1–2: Let every person be subordinate to the higher authorities, for there is no authority except ...


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Well, first of all, people who object to Vatican II are an extremely small portion of Catholics. If I understand correctly, the majority of priests who use the older rites of mass (the traditional latin mass), do not form part of these groups. The groups who reject Vatican II, who form a tiny minority of Catholics, are indeed composed mostly of people ...


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The Wikipedia article on Monophysitisism answers your question when it says: There are two major doctrines that can indisputably be called "monophysite": Eutychianism holds that the human and divine natures of Christ were fused into one new single (mono) nature: His human nature was "dissolved like a drop of honey in the sea". Apollinarism or ...


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According to Merriam-Webster, a mantra is a sound, word, or phrase that is repeated by someone who is praying or meditating So I suppose that one might consider a Hail Mary or the other prayers used in the Rosary as a sort of mantra. Whether one would really want to depends on your view of meditation and meditative prayer. Merriam-Webster's Concise ...


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Yes. The Catholic Church has repudiated the Spanish Inquisition. In fact the late Pope John Paul II has apologized for the atrocities committed during the Spanish inquisition. In the Apostolic letter "TERTIO MILLENNIO ADVENIENTE" he made this apology: Hence it is appropriate that as the second millennium of Christianity draws to a close the Church ...


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By what Church permission or instruction is the priest allowed to skip the Act of Penitence and the Kyrie Eleison On some occasions, for example, when the Mass is joined to another rite such as the celebration of a sacrament or the Divine Office penitential rite can be omitted (GILH 94-95). Other than this the Act of Penitence cannot be skipped. Regarding ...


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Pentecost is called the "Church's birthday" for a reason, and that reason is the Holy Spirit. As for the idea of "Was He quiet the whole time since the first century?" Um, no. The Protestant Reformation was just that - a re-formation of the original church. While we may disagree about what it means to be the first church, we acknowledge that we are ...


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Code of Canon Law Can. 1060 Marriage possesses the favor of law; therefore, in a case of doubt, the validity of a marriage must be upheld until the contrary is proven. Thus the Church recognizes the marriages of non-Catholics as well and considers them valid until proven otherwise. Answering assuming the party with no encumbrances is Catholic ...


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Commentator Alfred Barnes has some thoughts. First he points to Hebrews 1:14. The entire verse and his commentary are with reading but here are some excerpts. Are they [angels] not all ministering spirits, sent forth to minister for them who shall be heirs of salvation? Are they not all - There is not one of them that is elevated to the high rank of ...


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The key issues 1) The Vatican II Sect masquerading as the Catholic Church is not the Catholic Church but a counterfeit church prophesied in Revelation and multiple Catholic prophecies. 2) Antipope John XXIII (the second one) and his successors are heretics and have no authority to change the Mass or anything else, since heretics are outside the Church and ...


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Yes, there were subsequent ecumenical councils that dealt with the matter. As explained in the Catechism of the Catholic Church, paragraph 468: After the Council of Chalcedon, some made of Christ’s human nature a kind of personal subject. Against them, the fifth ecumenical council at Constantinople in 553 confessed that "there is but one hypostasis [or ...


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I agree with Matt Gutting, and I would add that the direction of focus is an important difference. Disclaimer: I am answering from the Catholic perspective here, and my knowledge of other religions is not extensive. Edit, in response to people asking for a source. Catechism of the Catholic Church, paragraph 2708 reads: Meditation engages thought, ...


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To the question, "When did the Church stop executing people" I answer that is a false premise. Probably akin to "when did you stop beating your wife?" To the question, "Can a reasonable differentiation be made between the actions of the state acting in the name of religion and the policies of the religion proper?" I suggest that you look into emperor Otto ...


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The 39 Articles are the foundational document of Anglicanism (though not all Anglicans accept them now). The major points of difference with Catholicism which are explained in the Articles are: Anglicanism does not accept the books of the Apocrypha as inspired. (Article 6) Anglicanism says that our righteousness before God is based only on the merit of ...


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Worshiping the Angels is condemned by the Bible. Colossians 2:18 says "Let no one disqualify you, insisting on asceticism and worship of angels, going on in detail about visions, puffed up without reason by his sensuous mind". So we can not accuse Catholics of Angel worship. The actual term used by the Catholics for Angels and Saints is veneration (Dulia in ...


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As I said in the answer to the question you have quoted, Catholic Church did not execute people. It was the secular authorities, who were afraid that heretics would be cause of an insurrection, executed them. The main aim of the inquisition was not to put people to death but to save them from their executioners. It was the secular authorities who stopped ...


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All public Masses used to be a "High Mass," but Low Masses, which developed out of the private mass (missa privata), were introduced to accommodate churches with an insufficient number of clergy to be able to perform a High Mass. See: Jungmann, Josef A, and Francis A Brunner. The Mass of the Roman Rite Its Origins and Development (Missarum Sollemnia). New ...


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Answering the second question first, in general there are two types of Masses: the Requiem, or Mass for the dead, and the usual Mass. Both Types of Masses may be either said or sung. There are some unique variances in Masses on several particular days, for example, Ash Wednesday, Palm Sunday, Holy Thursday, Good Friday, Pentecost, and Corpus Christi, due to ...


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First Answering Q. According to Catholic Tradition - Was Jesus' experience on Earth scripted? No it wasn't, but it followed a known 'script'. Q. Or did human actors shape it? Yes they did. Q. Specifically: According to Catholic Tradition - Were the people who came into contact with Jesus acting of their own free will? Yes they were. Q. Specifically: Or ...


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In Shamanism | New Advent mantras are incantations. Reciting the Holy Rosary is praying, which is raising one's mind and heart to God [cf. Penny Catechism, 141], therefore, they are diametrically opposed. From What is a Mantra?, mantras don’t have particular meanings ― they are simply 'vibrations of consciousness', therefore, there isn't any intersection ...


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Why would one choose to pray to an Angel or a Guardian Angel over Jesus at times? That is a very good question. I am borrowing here from an answer I had given to a person when I was asked the same question about praying to the saints in heaven. I think the answer to this question is found in the Fatherly heart of God. God, as a father, desires to ...


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Why would one choose to pray to an Angel or a Guardian Angel over Jesus at times? When Catholics say they pray to a saint or angel in heaven, that means they are asking these creatures to pray for them. It does not mean they are worshiping the creatures. Now why ought we call upon the saints to pray for us? St. Thomas Aquinas says: According to ...


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What is currently called the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith used to be called Congregation for Universal Inquisition (erected in 1542), which changed its name to Congregation of the Holy Office in 1908. The Spanish Inquisition was just the Spanish branch of the Inquisition. Also, a good book on the Inquisition, which dispels the myth that the ...


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Modern Catholic christology describes a Hypostatic union. Wikipedia discusses briefly how this is historically related to Dyophisitism: Theodore of Mopsuestia [argued] that in Christ there were two natures (dyophysite) (human and divine) and two hypostases (in the sense of "essence" or "person") that co-existed. However in Theodore's time the word ...


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Why the titled is conferred Certain ecclesiastical writers have received this title on account of the great advantage the whole Church has derived from their doctrine. Who confers it To these great names others have subsequently been added. The requisite conditions are enumerated as three: eminens doctrina, insignis vitae sanctitas, Ecclesiae ...


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First, to do an exegesis on the passage in question, I would not that there is a parallel passage to your citation from John in each of the other three Gospels: Matthew 21:12-13; Mark 11:15-17; and Luke 19:45-46. Comparing Jesus words in the three Synoptic Gospels, with those in John, one finds that John gives a more benign description of the activities in ...



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