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being a catholic in the past and not now the Latin was so that the masses of people could not understand it also the priest had his back to the people.


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To say that an ecclesial body is in partial, or imperfect, communion with the Catholic Church is not to say that the members of these bodies are only partially "members of the body of Christ": [People] who believe in Christ and have been truly baptized are in communion with the Catholic Church even though this communion is imperfect. The differences that ...


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As Jecko comments, true Catholic tradition is more than its catechism. I am unaware of a novena that fits this description, but traditions do change and it may, for example, have been a Catholic tradition with Church approval when your priest was a young man. It is hard to imagine an ordained priest inventing something like this. Also, perhaps the claims ...


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In short, the answer is “yes,” if that is at all possible. By “last rites” is usually meant the administration of the Sacraments to the dying: namely, the Sacrament of Reconciliation (Confession), the Annointing of the Sick, and the Eucharist, commonly called the Viaticum (the “food for the journey”). (Evidently, Reconciliation and the Eucharist are given ...


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An appendix of Vatican exorcist Fr. Gabriele Amorth's An Exorcist Tells His Story (pp. 37-40) cites: Fr. Domenico Pechenino, Ephemerides Liturgicæ (1955), pp. 58-59. Card. Nasalli Rocca, pastoral letter for Lent, Bologna, 1946. Pope Pius XI, reproduced in Civiltà Cattolica, 1930, vol. III. The translation of the entire appendix below is based on the ...


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Evangelii Gaudium doesn't use the word "capitalism" (or any of its variations) even once. Pope Benedict XVI says "capitalistic" once in Caritas in veritate §41: The continuing hegemony of the binary model of market-plus-State has accustomed us to think only in terms of the private business leader of a capitalistic bent on the one hand, and the State ...


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St. Damien ministered to leper colonies, himself becoming infected with leprosy: One cannot modify the form or matter of a sacrament without invalidating it.


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The original Douay-Rheims Study Bible is the most doctrinally "correct" Catholic study Bible and English translation because: It is translated from the Latin Vulgate, with comparisons to the original languages; the 4th Session of the Council of Trent on the Canonical Scriptures authorized the Vulgate as the official translation of the Church:But if any one ...


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As someone else stated in an answer to a similar question of yours, "The Catholic Church does stand behind the verse, but insists that it be read in context, and in the context of the literary genre of the passage." In fact, that would be the answer to any question about whether the Catholic Church "stands behind" a particular verse. There's a similar law ...


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I will add to brasshat’s answer the perspective of the Catholic Church. As brasshat mentioned, the Catholic Church does not, in general, recognize the validity of Anglican Holy Orders (see Apostolicae curae, especially number 36), hence—unless a particular cleric can prove that he has obtained valid Holy Orders, say, from an Orthodox bishop—it must conclude ...


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The Catholic Church considers the Bible to be the inspired word of God: God is the author of Sacred Scripture. "The divinely revealed realities, which are contained and presented in the text of Sacred Scripture, have been written down under the inspiration of the Holy Spirit." (Catechism of the Catholic Church, paragraph 105; the quote is taken from ...


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There are three things which are necessary for a sacrament to be valid. The form, the matter, and the intent. I once heard a priest say that he could come riding into the Church naked, on an elephant, and so long as he had unleavened bread and wine, said the mass using the right words, and intended for the Mass to be valid, it would be. Having read the Book ...


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Before continuing, it should be noted that this topic is discussed among theologians, but there is no official teaching which all Catholics are bound to. That's true for most questions which begin with "Why doesn't God just?" This is especially true in a specific case. Your question is one of theodicy. It can be made briefer with "Why do good things happen ...


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The churches of the Anglican Communion recognize the validity of Holy orders conferred by the Roman Catholic Church, so that a Bishop, Priest or Deacon who converted from Catholicism to Anglicanism, would remain a Bishop, Priest or Deacon, and could serve in the appropriate roles in the Anglican Church, subject to the relevant canon(s) of the various ...


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Yes; Catholicism teaches that Joseph and Mary had a true marriage. In the first place, consummation is not required for a marriage to be valid in the Catholic Church. What is necessary is (more or less) that the man and woman vow to be with each other, as one, forever; and that they intend to be together for the purpose of having and raising children. In ...


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They would be considered at least in the first stages of marriage. Which is not like an engagement, but the first part of a two step process to become fully married (but just the first step means that you're married). To directly answer your question, they were married - a true marriage. However I assume that the Catholic church believes that the second ...


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It appears that the Church's typological approach to interpreting Messianic prophecy is grounded for the most part in the New Testament information that is later referenced to Old Testament passages. What is primarily considered to be 'Messianic' in nature is largely attributed to that which refers, in hindsight, to Christ, who is in fact the Messiah. The ...


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In the Catholic Church, laicization (sometimes called “defrocking”) of a priest is much more complicated and is imposed as a penalty much less frequently than, say, the removal of a minister in other denominations. That is because the Catholic Church has a properly sacramental understanding of the priesthood. According to Catholic teaching, once a man is ...


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"A man cannot have salvation, except in the Catholic Church. Outside the Catholic Church he can have everything except salvation. He can have honor, he can have Sacraments, he can sing alleluia, he can answer amen, he can possess the gospel, he can have and preach faith in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit; but never except in the ...


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The word catholic does translate to universal; however, only the use of a capital C determines the difference in the church or the word universal. As it is I also believe that the creed does mean the Catholic Church as well based on its traditions and the fact the Catholic Church was the original church founded by Jesus and St. Peter in 30 +- A.D. Protestant ...


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Must there be a Pope when Christ returns? Nothing in Catholic theology forbids the possibility of Christ returning during an "interregnum" (i.e., after the death of the last Pope, be it days or centuries afterwards). In fact, there is evidence that Antichrist is an anti-pope (either a valid Pope who has apostatized or an invalid pope from the start). See ...


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Catholics do not hold to a theology in which there is an allotted sequence of time (such as a 'seven year tribulation' or a 'one thousand year millennial reign of Christ' after the said 'seven year tribulation') for souls to either believe or not believe in the return of Christ. Pope John Paul II referred to such ideas as 'millenarian fantasies', bereft of ...


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It depends upon the crucifix. The Christus Rex crucifix has Jesus on the cross, reigning in either high priestly, or kingly robes. This is quite apparently the triumphant, risen, living Christ. On the other hand, the figures on the crucifix with the suffering Christ, always seem to include a spear wound in his side, and usually a bowed head. Since ...


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It appears we have no true historical information on the alleged vision of Pope Leo XIII. The Global Catholic Network says that in 1934 a German writer, Father Bers, investigated the origins of the story of Leo’s vision. “Wherever one looks,” he observed, “one may find this claim — but nowhere a trace of proof.” Father Bers quoted a priest who visited with ...


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I'm not going to get in to prophecy or Jerry Lahayesque end times shenanigans, but the chances that the pope survives the end times are pretty slim. I'd be more worried about a pope not recognizing the Anti-Christ than a pope not recognizing Christ. St. Irenaeus Quotes Daniel in explaining what's going to go down in the end times: Strength of arms ...


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The bread and wine we offer at Mass do become, in Catholic understanding, "truly, really, and substantially, the body and blood together with the soul and divinity of our Lord Jesus Christ"1, and this is what we consume in the Eucharist. However, this does not mean—as I mentioned in this answer—that the sacrificial offerings are no longer like ...


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Ave Maria! A distinction needs to be made regarding Our Lord Jesus Christ's 'universal salvation' (if this is the correct wording) and Universalism. Saint John Paul II made a number of comments about salvation (shown below) - and it is true Our Lord has given His life so that he may save each and every soul. But each and every soul is required to ...


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The Catechism of the Catholic Church has a paragraph specifically referenced as "Spiritism — forbidden" in its index, and which unequivocally and categorically condemns the practice of spiritism. 2117 All practices of magic or sorcery, by which one attempts to tame occult powers, so as to place them at one's service and have a supernatural power ...


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"Reversion" is straightforward. Once a Catholic, always a Catholic. However, the falling-away from the Church is contrary to Canon Law: 209 §1 Christ's faithful are bound to preserve their communion with the Church at all times, even in their external actions. This is something which may be confessed and absolved, and that — with the ...


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Conversion to Catholicism does not make one an adulterer. Other factors would come into play here. If either the person wanting to convert or the Spouse was previously married and divorced, then the Church might consider the marriage as adulterous, but the matter would need to be brought before the marriage tribunal for a decision. If neither party had been ...


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For interest's sake, I have heard several Catholic exorcists remark that prayers in Latin are much more powerful against Satan. I do not know why that is (can anyone explain the reason for this?) but it seems that it would seem that while the prayers in any language can be effective (for all prayer is the movement of the heart towards God), the same prayers ...


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The Catholic Perspective I first ran across the word "spiration" in the discussion of the Holy Spirit's relation to the Trinity, found in Aquinas' Summa Theologica (First Part, Question 27). Aquinas has just finished talking first about God as an individual being, and then has begun discussing what it means for God to be a Trinity. He begins by talking ...


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The means of any forgiveness is penance. The following is taken from the Catechism of the Catholic Church: ARTICLE 4: THE SACRAMENT OF PENANCE AND RECONCILIATION 1422 Those who approach the sacrament of Penance obtain pardon from God's mercy for the offense committed against him, and are, at the same time, reconciled with the Church which they have ...


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As far as what's necessary for salvation, we'd have to start with Baptism: Men are bound to that without which they cannot obtain salvation. Now it is manifest that no one can obtain salvation but through Christ; wherefore the Apostle says (Rom. 5:18): "As by the offense of one unto all men unto condemnation; so also by the justice of one, unto all men ...


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Answer in brief Do Catholics also have Assurance of Salvation? No, Catholics have no certainty of their personal salvation, but they do have 1) an assurance that God intends to save humanity through his church, and 2) a hope that they may be among the saved. At what point in their life can they say that they are saved and will go to Heaven? When ...


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There is a document issued by the Congregation for Catholic Education (which oversees among other thing the seminary formation of priests) issued in 2005 that goes into detail about policies for admitting those with homosexual tendencies to the priesthood: it has the rather long title Instruction Concerning the Criteria for the Discernment of Vocations with ...


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It may not be the only "purpose of life", but it's one of the things that we get to do. "15 The Lord God took the man and placed him in the orchard in Eden to care for it and to maintain it." -- Genesis 2:15 (NET) from: https://lumina.bible.org/bible/Genesis+2 Jesus gives us additional purposes of life in the Gospels: “37 Jesus said to him, “‘Love the ...


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First, to place the quoted statistics in context, in Gay Catholic Priests and Clerical Sexual Misconduct, at page 2, Donald L. Boisvert and Robert E. Goss cite Reverend Donald Cozzens, respected rector of the Cleveland seminary, from his book, The Changing Face of the Catholic Priesthood that the Catholic priesthood has become a gay profession. Cozzens ...


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The apparent 'contradiction' you seem to note needn't be a 'contradiction'. I'll illuminate on that point. In our 21st century eyes, Israel is the nation located in the Middle East. But in biblical language, 'Israel' is more precisely the people whom God graces and interacts with through covenants. God's promise is to 'Israel'. It should be understood ...


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Liturgical practice As regards the Catholic Church, the Mass that is now in common use—the Mass promulgated in 1970, sometimes referred to as the “Ordinary Form”—prescribes kneeling only during the Eucharistic Prayer, during which (in accord with Catholic belief) the bread and wine are transformed into the Body and Blood of Jesus Christ. The faithful kneel ...


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Did God Make Humans To Directly Perform His Will In The Physical Universe? Since God created the physical universe, it would seem unlikely that he has need of our efforts to accomplish things in that universe. Ecclesiastes 12:13 Let us hear the conclusion of the whole matter: Fear God, and keep his commandments: for this is the whole duty of man. ...


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I don't know of anyone who made this formulation explicit. One example of where all four are present is in the Confessions of Augustine: Scripture: Confessions quotes from scripture extensively. Reason: Augustine describes at length the importance of Cicero and Plato in his conversion, and how even there he saw God's light through their reason. Experience: ...



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