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There's no difference between the two in respect of Eucharistic transubstantiation; hence answering "the spiritual", "the natural", or "both" are equally meaningless. My answer to a question on the Catholic understanding of the nature of transubstantiation is supposed to make it clear that what is changed in transubstantiation is the substance of the bread; ...


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Both. Christ is substantially present: body, blood, soul, and divinity. The Original Rheims New Testament commentates on 1 Cor. 15:44 saying: As to become spiritual doth not take away the substance of the body glorified: no more when Christ's body is said to be in spiritual sort in the Sacrament, doth it import the absence of ...


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The bishop, or at least the Ordinary of the particular church, is the one who has ultimate pastoral care over all the people in his diocese: In exercising the function of a pastor, a diocesan bishop is to show himself concerned for all the Christian faithful entrusted to his care, of whatever age, condition, or nationality they are, whether living in the ...


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In order to understand this, it is necessary to understand the possible bases for Catholic a theological belief. My answer here discusses the role of Sacred Tradition and Sacred Scripture in the Church; and my answer here begins a discussion of the Magisterium of the Church. These three are the grounds on which the Catholic Church can declare something to ...


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It is in prophecy of Isiah regarding the birth of the Messiah. "Before she travailed, she brought forth; before her pain came, she was delivered of a man child” (Isa 66:7)


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St. Thomas Aquinas categorizes the senses of Sacred Scripture as follows (Summa Theologica I q. 1 a. 10 c.): The author of Holy Writ is God, in whose power it is to signify His meaning, not by words only (as man also can do), but also by things themselves. So, whereas in every other science things are signified by words, this science has the ...


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The Catholic Church teaches, in the decisions of the 1909 Pontifical Biblical Commission (Latin original), that at least The first three Chapters of Genesis contain narratives that correspond to objectively real and historically true events (rerum vere gestarum narrationes quae scilicet obiectivae realitati et historicae veritati respondeant), no myths, ...


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The ultimate Catholic "study bible" (not just commentary) is the Original Douay-Rheims Bible.


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I've found an explanation, written by a Catholic priest, which can shed some light on the topic of the Assumption of Mary. In summary, these are the main sources he mentions: The dogma of the Immaculate Conception. Since Mary is, as Scripture says, "full of grace", she's free from sin, and from its effects, too, being death the principal of them. ...


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It would be worthwhile to read the entire Apostolic Constitution of Pius XII defining the Dogma of the Assumption - Munificentissimus Deus, promulgated November 1, 1950. The summary of the reasoning for the Pope's declaration, pronouncement, and definition appears in paragraph 41. Since the universal Church, within which dwells the Spirit of Truth ...


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Pope Boniface VIII said there are two swords: Both, therefore, are in the power of the Church, that is to say, the spiritual and the material sword, but the former is to be administered for the Church but the latter by the Church; the former in the hands of the priest; the latter by the hands of kings and soldiers, but at the will and sufferance of the ...


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God through Jesus Christ or God-made-man Jesus Christ is the devil's conqueror CCC 539 The evangelists indicate the salvific meaning of this mysterious event: Jesus is the new Adam who remained faithful just where the first Adam had given in to temptation. Jesus fulfills Israel's vocation perfectly: in contrast to those who had once provoked God ...


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Christʼs saving work is celebrated in sacred memory by the Catholic Church on fixed days throughout the course of the year. Through the yearly cycle the Church unfolds the entire mystery of Christ and keeps the anniversaries of the saints. Each day is made holy through the liturgical celebrations of the people of God. As the events which are celebrated ...


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Starting of with a definition In my answer to What is the difference between a dogma, a doctrine, an infallible statement, an ex cathedra statement, etc.?, Dogmas are revealed truths which have been formally defined or proposed by the Church. Answer Saints Anne & Joachim as parents of the Blessed Virgin Mary, whose Memorial is on July 26 in the ...


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The Catholic Church is ambiguous about the very existence of Saints Anne and Joachim. In the apocryphal Infancy Gospel of James, believed to have been written around 150 CE, they are described as the parents of Mary, mother of Jesus and, although the Infancy Gospel of James is non-canonical, this became Christian tradition. However, since the genealogies of ...


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Here is an incomplete list of some Catholic commentaries: • St Thomas Aquinas, “Catena Aurea” (Golden Chain) (English translation by J H Newman), Baronius Press (online: Matthew, Mark, Luke, John) • Father George Haydock , “Haydock’s Commentary”, 1859 • “Navarre Bible”, under development in Spain • Scott Hahn and Curtis Mitch, “Ignatius ...


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Perhaps this is what you have in mind: Haydock's Catholic Bible Commentary, 1859 edition. About This Commentary (quoting directly from the website) This Catholic Bible commentary, following the Douay-Rheims Bible text, was originally compiled by Catholic priest and biblical scholar Rev. George Leo Haydock (1774-1849). This transcription is ...


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I am a Spanish-Native speaker, and yes, it exists. There's a version or translation of the bible named "Biblia Latinoamericana" and is widely used between Catholics (from Latin America), and it's official according to the Catholic Church. It is commented, and normally it is a gift when a believer finishes the "First Communion" (I just translated it ...


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Rakfisk is a traditional Norwegian dish, which is made by burying trout or char in the ground for several months, and then eaten without cooking. It is traditionally eaten around Christmas, but it is not a specifically Christian tradition (any more than turkey or mince pies). Since it is eaten at Christmas, the burying would have to have happened several ...


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An Advent Wreath can have: a) 3 purple candles and 1 pink candle; or b) 4 white candles. Apart from the fact that they should be disposed in a shape in harmony with the circular shape of the wreath, there are no other geometric requisites. Supposing that we choose a), each Sunday you light one candle, in this order: purple-purple-pink-purple. The pink one ...


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The advent wreath is an evergreen wreath with four candles. One is rose (pink) and the other three are purple. Before lighting any candles on the wreath you should bless the wreath on the first Sunday of Advent. Make the Sign of the Cross 1 The Father or head of the household then prays "Our help is in the name of the Lord." The family then responds "Who ...


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This is not clear purely from Church law, but it appears unlikely. Canon 752, section 1 of the 1917 Code of Canon Law reads: Adultus, nisi sciens et volens probeque instructus, ne baptizetur; insuper admonendus ut de peccatis suis doleat. That is: An adult is not to be baptized, unless knowing and willing, and having been properly instructed; ...


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Repeating the questions as I read them in the OP: 1. How does the Catholic Church explain their belief that Jesus picked faulty Peter to build upon? 2. Why does the Catholic Church adhere to this point of view, that Peter is the foundation that Jesus built his whole church on? 3. What is the reason that the CC adheres to this idea that Peter could be the ...


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The answer you seek is here: Bishops Are Successors of the Apostles | General Audience of Pope St. John Paul II [the Great], 8 July 1992. "Presbyters" (= elders cf. Priest | New Advent), first subordinate rank of the hierarchy, were among the "various helpers" who assisted the Apostles in their ministry. From the article, that the Bishops are the ...


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You are correct in pointing out that Mary was immaculately conceived and therefore freed from original sin... but she also was sinless in life by the grace of God... Hail Mary, full of grace (no room for sin if you are filled with grace), and the angel of God (word of God) confirmed this upon greeting her during the annunciation. So, Jesus did not die for ...


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Having been a Protestant and now being a Catholic, it seems that it would be important to note that there is a prominent view among certain groups of Protestants that the Bible is meant to be taken as literally as possible (literal in all historical elements). The Catholic Church generally has not held such an opinion (it was basically mocked by Augustine). ...


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February 2nd (40 day celebration, ending with the Presentation) People confuse the Christmas Season with the Christmas Shopping Season http://www.chastitysf.com/seasons.htm At Christmas we celebrate the Word become flesh, coming to dwell among us as the light of the human race, just after the darkest point of the solar year. Christmas, therefore, is a holy ...


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There is not any real difference between the Catholic teaching on inerrancy of Scripture and the generic "Protestant" view given in the answer above. The two definitive documents in recent history are probably Pope Leo XIII's encyclical Providentissiumus Deus and the Second Vatican Council Document Dei Verbum. These points more or less summarize the position ...


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Haven't looked in the Catechism, but you probably know as well as I do that Elder isn't a designation given in the Catholic Church as it is in certain protestant denomination. Perhaps we don't really need them because we believe that all the Bishops are successors to the Apostles. Or perhaps we don't designate them as such because we've got similar ...


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I'd like to post more or less a paraphrased pseudo-lazymans synthesis of Saint John Paul's Letter Salvici Doloris, which got me through a secular university's class on Job swimmingly. First of all, the answer to the problem of evil is tied with the meaning of suffering. If it weren't, it wouldn't matter whether it was evil or not, I think so Salvific ...


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Jesus was God and knew well the character and faults of Peter his disciple. The gospels give us a look at his impetuosity-asking Jesus 'if it is you, tell me to walk on the water', arrogance - wanting to call fire down from heaven, cowardice- denying the Lord, etc. None of the twelve apostles were perfect. One doubted, one betrayed, one denied and all of ...


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The primary reason that the Church holds Peter as first Primate of the Church is that he was the first to confess who Jesus was: Simon Peter holds the first place in the college of the Twelve;1 Jesus entrusted a unique mission to him. Through a revelation from the Father, Peter had confessed: "You are the Christ, the Son of the living God." Our Lord then ...


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From the Catechism of the Catholic Church: 412 But why did God not prevent the first man from sinning? St. Leo the Great responds, "Christ's inexpressible grace gave us blessings better than those the demon's envy had taken away." and St. Thomas Aquinas wrote, "There is nothing to prevent human nature's being raised up to something greater, even after ...


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Starting with the second question, the Magisterial teaching of the Church likewise finds both decisions to be bad All things considered, it needs to be recognized that the thousands of abandoned embryos represent a situation of injustice which in fact cannot be resolved. Therefore John Paul II made an “appeal to the conscience of the world’s scientific ...


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I answer as an amateur Bible reader with no formal training in Biblical studies. One needs to distinguish between Catholic Bibles produced by Catholics, and Bibles labelled and sometimes even approved as Catholic Bibles that are in fact a rearrangement of a non-Catholic Bible in which the non-Catholic Apocrypha are inserted where the Catholic Bible expects ...


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For an understanding of this post, please see my answer to How do the Pope, Bishops, Priests relate to one another in the Catholic Church's hierarchy? Disciplining Delinquent Clergy I will consider the practice of the Western Church, governed by the Code of Canon Law, since it is the one I know best. Since the Eastern Churches are governed instead by ...


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False religions come from the Devil (Psa 95:5) and they therefore worship the Devil, that's why the Catholic Church uses words like diabolical and abominable in reference to Islam and wishes for their conversion. I posted all the references in the other answer you asked. So the Catholic Church taught historically that Muslims need to be converted but it ...


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Normally I do not even attempt to answer if there Catholic are LDS questions since I know so very little about either, however the problem of understanding that God is a spirit and accurately what it is. Seems to plague all the denominations. Therefore; I have decided that I will undertake to try to help clarify the concept and characteristics of the ...


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Muslims have an incorrect view of God, as they do not recognize the Trinity, nor the divinity of Christ. Muhammad was not a true prophet like Moses, Isaiah, etc. However, Muslims do worship the "same" God, and Catholics should treat Muslims with love and appreciate the good things they believe. The most authoritative and well-recognized doctrine comes ...


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The Catholic Church considers its origins to be diabolical and classifies it as a form of paganism. Pope Eugene IV, Council of Basel, Session 19, Sept. 7, 1434: “Moreover, we trust that with God’s help another benefit will accrue to the Christian commonwealth; because from this union, once it is established, there is hope that very many from the ...


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I believe the Pope has to speak "ex cathedra" for his statements to be binding. I don't believe Pope Francis was speaking ex cathedra when he was discussing those theories so the short answer would be no, Catholics aren't expected to believe in those things.


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What is “spirit” in Holy Spirit? Spirit = pneuma Vines definition primarily denotes the wind" (akin to pneo, "to breathe, blow"); also "breath;" then, especially "the spirit," which, like the wind, is invisible, immaterial and powerful. What can be confusing is that the word "spirit" can be used in different ways. God is called a spirit to differentiate ...


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The hierarchy of the Church The Church has a very “shallow” hierarchy that consists of the three ranks of ordained ministers: bishops, priests, and deacons. (See Catechism of the Catholic Church [CCC], 1554.) Relationships of priests and deacons to their ordinaries Priests and deacons are always members either of a diocese or of a society such ...


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The answer to your question is "No." At least in what was quoted in OP, Pope Francis did not say the Big Bang is true, nor did he say the Theory of Evolution is true. Essentially, he said that IF they are true, there still had to be a God to make them happen. EDIT: Just to clarify - I did not explain what the Pope meant, only what he said.


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Immediately at death the soul is judged by Jesus Christ, this is called the particular judgment. If you died a Baptized Catholic in a state of grace you will go to Purgatory or Heaven, otherwise you will go to Hell or Limbo of the children.[see notes] A soul in purgatory will suffer there for a time but ultimately end up in Heaven. Then at the end of the ...


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The Catholic Church teaches in the Catechism of the Catholic Church that prophecy is a gift: CCC 2004 Among the special graces ought to be mentioned the graces of state that accompany the exercise of the responsibilities of the Christian life and of the ministries within the Church: Having gifts that differ according to the grace given to us, ...


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Opening Generally I am averse to having competing posts. This answer is to add clarity to @MattGutting' answer because editing it would render it too long. This article Hierarchy | New Advent makes this very important distinction, that there is a twofold hierarchy in the Church, that of order and that of jurisdiction1. The Council of Trent defined that ...


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The Catholic Church has the Pope as its head. The basic structure underneath the Pope consists of a number of bishops, each of whom is assisted by a number of priests. Priests, in turn, are assisted by deacons (who are ordained, just as priests are, but who cannot "advance in the rankings" as priests can). However, there are a number of variances from this, ...


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One addendum to the highly referenced answer from FMS I'd like to make is that at Mass in the several times in which we say "and with your spirit" we are talking about the spirit in which the priest was ordained. Therefore sometimes when we talk about a person's spirit what we're really talking about is the in-dwelling of the Holy Spirit. I think you ...


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Under II. "BODY AND SOUL BUT TRULY ONE", from the Catechism of the Catholic Church, 365, the Church teaches that: 365 The unity of soul and body is so profound that one has to consider the soul to be the "form" of the body:1 i.e., it is because of its spiritual soul that the body made of matter becomes a living, human body; spirit and matter, in man, ...



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