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On the Perpetual virginity of Mary (original question). The doctrine is part of the teaching of Catholicism and Anglo-Catholics, as well as Eastern and Oriental Orthodoxy, as expressed in their liturgies, in which they repeatedly refer to Mary as "ever virgin". Source - Wikipedia, which cited vatican.va, items 499 + 500 499 The deepening of faith ...


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Presuming it is a valid confession with the right intention, forgetfulness of the priest is no basis for thinking one's sins are not forgiven.


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I disagree with the OP about his thesis that the Church has always been overtly anti-Semitic/Jewish. The examples are not compared to the time period in which they were expressed to see what the rest of the world said and how they said what they said. As a matter of fact, the Church has not been anti-Jewish in any official capacity. St. Augustine has ...


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The definition of Papal Infallibility of the Vatican I Council placed serious limits on this idea so that a Pope's statement/teaching is only infallible on faith and morals when speaking ex cathedra (from the chair [of Peter]). Papal Infallibility also does not mean the Pope is impeccable. The Pope and Bishops, Priests and Deacons are the God-ordained ...


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That's not what the Catholic Church teaches, nor does it consider things in this language, generally. The Catholic Church teaches that any Catholic that has an abortion is automatically excommunicated by the action of murdering her child. This excommunication would have to be applied by the woman's bishop to have actual force.


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episcopal collegiality, religious liberty This denied the pope’s authority over the bishops. Therefore Peter’s seat, is vacant, to the extent that collegiality denied the seat authority “ all men should be at once impelled by nature and also bound by a moral obligation to seek the truth, especially religious truth” the Fathers were effectively ...


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Vatican II was implemented by the Roman Catholic Church basically to ecumenise with other Christian Denominations. And the ultimate goal in doing this is to finally end up causing the Protestant Churches who are supposed to be protesting against the unbiblical doctrines and practices of Rome to stop protesting and to unite with the Catholic Church on common ...


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Even though the OP states, '[t]his is ecclesiastical theoretical contemplation,' it is not far-fetched; it is a serious question that I believe Catholics ought to consider. Would the Church continue? Yes, that's the promise of Christ. In what form? This is where this answer aligns with Geremia's answer by looking at history. What has been is what will ...


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I believe this ending conclusion and summary - Thus, even if public authority commanded that every religious institution perform same-sex marriages, if the Church believed that such a command contravened the will of God, it would refuse to do so. - in MattGutting's answer to Homosexual marriages in the Catholic church sums it up well. The Lord Jesus himself ...


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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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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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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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Scripture doesn't teach us to pray to angels nor even to Jesus, nor to the Holy Spirit, but to the Father alone. Jesus himself taught us to pray to the Father. "After this manner therefore pray ye: Our Father which art in heaven..." (Matthew 6:9) He also taught us to pray to the Father in his name (John 14:13-14). This is why Protestants begin their ...


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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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Firstly, Medjugorje is a false apparition. Secondly: I always thought that we get graces when we pray, do good deeds and so on. So grace comes through some kind of action. We can make ourselves more cooperative with and receptive to God's graces by praying, but our actions do not of themselves produce grace; otherwise, we would be able to save ...


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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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There is no requirement for a man to say anything for the repentant to receive absolution. It is God who forgives sin (Isaiah 43:25-26) when it is confessed (1 John 1:9) by the repentant person (Acts 3:19) who acts in forgiveness toward others (Mark 11:25) by the power of Christ's blood and grace (Ephesians 1:7, Matthew 26:28) whereby the sin is removed ...


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In order to answer your question fully well, first we need to understand what gives absolution to a sinner who confesses. The sins of a confessor will not be absolved simply by stating the them. In order to achieve absolution either perfect contrition or partial contrition (also known as attrition) is required. Contrition is sincere and complete remorse for ...


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THE official Bible in the Roman Catholic Church is the Latin Vulgate Bible or it could be the Enlish version which contained 73 books.46 books in the Old Testament and 27 in the New testament. Those Bibles comprised only 66 books both Old and New testament are not Catholic Bible. For the Catholic believers much better to use the Catholic Bible than to use ...


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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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The poser of the question's understanding is that there are sacramental and non-sacramental confessions. This post aims to answer by starting with the definition of the Sacrament of Reconciliation or Penance and proceeding with an explanation of the process of Going to Confession. I believe with that, a clear understanding will emerge. Penny Catechism, 112 ...


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Are Angels more accessible than Jesus? A. Not after the coming of Our LORD Jesus Christ. Heb 8:11 (RSVCE) 11 And they shall not teach every one his fellow or every one his brother, saying, ‘Know the Lord,’ for all shall know me, from the least of them to the greatest.[a] Footnotes: a. 8.11 This verse means merely that knowledge of God will be ...


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As far as I know, what makes a confession sacramental, so that the seal of the confessional applies to it, is that the penitent asks the priest for absolution. Even if the priest refuses absolution, he is still prohibited from revealing what he heard in that confession. Purple stoles, lines, and green and red lights are often involved, but I don't think the ...


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Starting with a definition of grace CCC 1996 Our justification comes from the grace of God. Grace is favor, the free and undeserved help that God gives us to respond to his call to become children of God, adoptive sons, partakers of the divine nature and of eternal life. [cf. Jn 1:12-18; 17:3; Rom 8:14-17; 2 Pet 1:3-4.] Followed by a ...


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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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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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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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I agree with the above answers but one thing I might add is that many catholics view the virgin mary as "The ark of the new covenant" As the ancient Israelites honored the ark of the covenant in the old testament. Let me explain better if I can, The ark of the covenant in the old testament contained the ten commandments and holy relics and it caried the ...


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Why can't Catholicism just drop its Marian devotion? Because she is the Mother of Our LORD, God himself, and also our Mother. Devotions to the Blessed Virgin Mary "'All generations will call me blessed': 'The Church's devotion to the Blessed Virgin is intrinsic to Christian worship.' The Church rightly honors 'the Blessed Virgin with special ...


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Why use a scared language in liturgical celebrations? The angelic doctor answers: The use of a sacred language in the liturgical celebration is part of what St. Thomas Aquinas in the Summa Theologiae calls the "solemnitas." The Angelic Doctor teaches: "What is found in the sacraments by human institution is not necessary to the validity of the ...


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This answer takes a different approach. That God cannot contradict himself, that there is scriptural coherency regarding the indissolubility of marriage, and from Church Teaching, the teaching on the indissolubility of marriage comes through Scripture and Tradition. There is an actual example right there in the Gospel cf. Mk 6:18 (RSVCE): “It is ...


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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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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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[General Introduction to] Devotions to the Blessed Virgin Mary "'All generations will call me blessed': 'The Church's devotion to the Blessed Virgin is intrinsic to Christian worship.' The Church rightly honors 'the Blessed Virgin with special devotion. From the most ancient times the Blessed Virgin has been honored with the title of "Mother ...


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THE HAIL MARY The greeting of the angel Gabriel opens this prayer.It is God himself who, through his angel as intermediary, greets Mary. The grace with which Mary is filled is the presence of him who is the source of all grace. Mary is Mother of God and our mother. We can entrust all our cares and petitions to her. She prays for us as ...


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Drawing from: Judaism | Crossing the Threshold of Hope | Pope St. John Paul II [the Great] Why did the Catholic Church change so radically after Vatican II in regards to the status of Jews? It is not so much a radical change, than recognition that while there have been setbacks and obstacles in the past, the insights which inspired the Declaration Nostra ...


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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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Understanding the question as asking: 1) In what context are all these labels used? 2) what do they signify? 3) and what is their canonical status according to the RCC? 4) Are some or all of them considered schismatics by the RCC? About the following groups/labels: 1.Traditional Catholics [Catholics who identify themselves as Trads] 2. SSPX - Society of ...


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Even though I am not Catholic, I teach the history of music, and thus, have become somewhat familiar with music practices in the early church. One point that struck me as a very valid one for the continued use of Latin is that it is a dead language. While that may not, at first glance, seem to be an advantage, it really is! We all know many words in our ...


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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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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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holy spirit is greatly manifested on Pentecost day where the apostles speak in many tongues understandable by people..this is one sign that shows that the main work of the holy spirit is to gather all nations to the bossom of their father one God through the many gifts he(holyspirit) gives.he breaks all barriers of racism,classes,status quo or even creed ...


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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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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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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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One of the comments: "This is too long. Please try to make it more concise." Is this passage a "call to action" for Catholics? Not especially, we are sinners and Jesus was not. Should Catholics be on alert for those who may hijack and corrupt the Church for unsavory purposes? Yes, see Acts IV. And should Catholics feel compelled or obligated to ...


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It's said that the full deposit of the faith was revealed by Jesus. For example, before Vatican II the Church was overtly anti-Jewish. A classic example would be the Jesuit's Civiltà Cattolica articles: Jewish Ritual Murder (1881) Jewish Question in Europe (1890) The Church has always been against Judaism, but never against Jews as a race. She has ...


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Rephrasing: Q1. Are Catholics assured/certain of salvation? Q2. Do Catholics hope that they can and will be saved? A1. lonesomeday's answer covers it. I would add it might also be a sin, that of presumption, to be absolutely and infallibly certain of salvation. A2. Recalling that for Catholics to be saved, they are to worship God by Faith, Hope, and ...


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The word "saeculum" is the Latin word used for "age" in many Catholic writings, and in the Scripture passages that you mention in your question. This word is defined as "a generation; the spirit of the age , the times; a hundred years, a century, an age" by this Latin dictionary. According to etymonline.com (and others), the English word "secular" derives ...



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