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Lutherans do pray: Pastor: In the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Ghost Congregation: Amen during a typical service just as it says in the online hymnal here: http://www.lutheran-hymnal.com/online/page5.html Or see an older 1912 source: ¶ The Congregation shall rise, and the Minister, standing at the Altar, shall say: ...


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Unlike in Catholicism, there is no unified and singular Protestant body of doctrine, so a “Protestant answer” to your question cannot be given. I can, however, provide an answer given by the popular Protestant theologian, scholar, and commentator Matthew Henry who in his commentary of Malachi 1, says: In these verses, they are charged with ingratitude, ...


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To those of you using CCC 838 for your answer, you have a problem. There was no divine inspiration behind that paragraph. That paragraph uses the Second Vatican Council document Lumen Gentium for it's inspiration. CCC 841-844 also use Lumen Gentium, as well as Nostra Aetate for their inspiration. Both documents have statements that completely contradict ...


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There were many people involved in the formation of the Anglican church, and they had different purposes for it. The most prominent initial issue was of course Henry VIII's desire to get a divorce. But equally significant was the authority of Rome in England: Henry passed laws prohibiting legal appeals to Rome, and removing the church's authority to make ...


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The Vatican Congregation for Divine Worship and the Discipline of the Sacraments publishes the Missale Romanum or Roman Missal. The Vatican writes the Roman Missal in Latin, then the churches throughout the world translate the Roman Missal into their respective languages. The "Holy, Holy, Holy" hymn is a translation of the Latin "Sanctus, Sanctus, Sanctus" ...


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The Catholic Church requires attendance at a Catholic Mass on Sunday's and Holy days of Obligation. Attending another Christian Church does not meet this obligation. The precept of the Church specifies the law of the Lord more precisely: "On Sundays and other holy days of obligation the faithful are bound to participate in the Mass."117 "The precept of ...


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The split between the Anglican sect and Catholicism was mutual: Henry VIII made it clear he was forming a new sect separate from the Catholic Church when he declared himself, against the papacy, "Supreme Head of the Church of England." Pope Paul III excommunicated Henry VIII. Hence, there is no middle ground. (source)


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The Catholic church's response to the eternal condition of a "Protestant" is both inconclusive, and troubling. It's position thatbit, and it alone contains the truth of the Gospel, is bybit's own definitions flirting with heresy. It is additionally troubling that based on catechism #841, the Catholic church leaves little doubt thatbit considers a practicing ...


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The Catechism of the Catholic Church has this to say concerning the reserection of the dead. http://www.vatican.va/archive/ccc_css/archive/catechism/p123a11.htm Here is a breif excerpt from that page: IN BRIEF 1015 "The flesh is the hinge of salvation" (Tertullian, De res. 8, 2:PL 2, 852). We believe in God who is creator of the flesh; we believe in the ...


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The Catechism of the Catholic Church sums it up: The term "flesh" refers to man in his state of weakness and mortality.1 1Cf. Gen. 6:3 ["My spirit shall not remain in human beings forever, because they are only flesh"], Ps. 56:5 ["What can mere flesh do to me?"], Isa. 40:6 ["All flesh is grass, and all their loyalty like the flower of the ...


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TL;DR: Briefly, the answer is that Jesus knew he was the Son of God from all eternity, and his human intellect was aware of that fact from the moment of the Incarnation. Mary did not have to tell him; Jesus, rather, would have needed to tell her. The Hypostatic Union and the Incarnation The reason that Jesus would have had to know his identity stems ...


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I believe the only addition to the excellent answer by @AndrewLeach's answer is [God] cannot deny himself [e.g. sin, break his promises or oaths], the thing we do when we sin. According to Scripture and therefore Catholic Teaching, this appears to be the ONLY thing that God CANNOT do. What can God really NOT do? "Nonsense remains nonsense even if we ...


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The O.P. asks about the Catholic position regarding the “emotions” of God, especially as found in the Old Testament. Based both on Scripture and sound philosophical principles, the Church holds that strictly speaking God (in His Divine Nature) does not have emotions in the same sense that human beings do, for the simple reason that He is not a human being. ...


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This Opening draws from Knowledge of Jesus Christ | New Advent. I believe this question is best answered by first stating what the Catholic Church teaches were the kinds of knowledge in Christ. Since Christ is God-made-man, he possesses two natures, and therefore two intellects, the human and the Divine. The kinds of knowledge in Christ's human intellect ...


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According to Richard Noll's book "The Aryan Christ: The Secret Life of Karl Jung," Jung's friend Otto Gross' father Hans, who invented the crime lab, also gave a lot of credit to blood libel theories. Noll there mentions that the Roman Catholic Church has canonized and more recently decanonized "martyrs" of this hypothetical ritual human sacrifice by one ...


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This is going to be tricky. The Orthodox Church's rules on mixed marriages are similar to those of the Roman Church. If a Catholic is marrying an Orthodox Christian in the Church she will be required to agree that the children will be raised Orthodox. This is a major reason why religiously mixed marriages are discouraged, especially if/when both parties have ...


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According to the Catholic Church, your daughter's marriage to a non-Catholic, without her bishop's permission, is invalid; so she would absolutely need to marry in the Catholic Church. From the section "Mixed Marriages" of the Code of Canon Law: Can. 1124 Without express permission of the competent authority, a marriage is prohibited between two ...


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In all books about dogmatics, ascetisism and/or mysticism of the Orthodox Church that I've read, or even web articles, there's no such thing as drawing parallels between the human sexual act and the Holy Trinity. In fact, the only comparisson of the Holy Trinity to something worldly*, that I know of, is made by Saint Athanasius of Alexandria: Adam is ...


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Usually when these sort of statements are made it is due to the infinity of God. The concept works like this. As God has no boundaries he has no parts or pieces of personality. He is only one boundless being, no more loving then just, no more holy then wise but infinite in all his qualities. In this sense you could say all his properties are identical in ...


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The issue of Morality is associated and similar to the existence of evil. Evil Changes and adapts in creation, the more we try to fight it, the more resourceful that evil (lack of morality) becomes. It is ever changing and ever challenging to the Church of God as it faces Modernism in the Catholic Church especially. The link for The Church’s full ...


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If you're looking for a Catholic answer, your best bet is to look through Part 3 of St Thomas Aquinas's Summa Theologica. Questions 9-13 seem particularly relevant to your inquiry. You can find a digital copy of the Summa below, among various other places online: http://dhspriory.org/thomas/summa/TP.html


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Number 79 in the the YouCat asks if Jesus has a soul, a mind and a body just as we do. I don't think you're going to find a Catholic answer that speculates on what Mary may or may not have said to Him outside of scripture, although there are early extra-biblical accounts of Jesus' miracles during His hidden life. Some are spontaneous and some are at Mary's ...


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Your question as stated, is about how Cain murdered Abel. At the risk of sounding condescending (which I don't want to be, but just wish to cover the required territory in my answer) you have not asked why. The answer for why is clearly given in scripture, it was for jealousy that his brother's sacrifice was considered acceptable to God. As for how: it was ...


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For Catholics, one can read from the Catechism paragraphs 328-336. In terms of a guardian angel, we read the following, showing the Catholic Church believes children do not lose their angels: 336 From infancy to death human life is surrounded by their watchful care and intercession. [Cf. Mt 18:10; Lk 16:22; Pss 34:7; 91:10-13; Job 33:23-24; Zech 1:12; ...


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In the cannan scriptures the answer is not stated, but in the book of Jasher it is. I suppose most would not considder it doctrine since it is not in the current bible but in the book of Jasher it states 25 And Cain hastened and rose up, and took the iron part of his ploughing instrument, with which he suddenly smote his brother and he slew him, and Cain ...


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There are indeed some sins which cause excommunication simply by being committed. Such excommunications are called latae sententiae excommunications (in Latin, more or less, "[excommunications] of a hidden sentence"). Acts which can incur such an excommunication include: a physical assault against a bishop or the Pope; procurement of an abortion; ...


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Generally Roman Catholics ('Catholics') do not use the term Proselytize due to the connotations associated with that term. I will therefore assume 'proselytize' in your question is synonymous with 'mission work'. (Pope Francis recently raised eyebrows by saying, in an interview, that “proselytism is solemn nonsense, it makes no sense.”) "The Church’s ...


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No, the Catholic understanding of justification not occurring by grace alone has not changed. The 1999 Joint Declaration on the Doctrine of Justification has not created any new doctrine, but restates Catholic doctrine on this point. The Canons of the Sixth Session of the Council of Trent include, among others, the following statements: CANON I. If any ...


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The weapon itself is never stated, though there are many potential options. Often, I've heard it said that Cain used the jawbone of an ass, but this is likely a conflation of stories with Sampson. While searching for the verses, I found an interesting possible answer, however it all comes down to a guessing game: ...


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The pontifical council for promoting Christian unity has a twofold role: The promotion within the Catholic Church of an authentic ecumenical spirit according to the conciliar decree Unitatis Redintegratio; To develop dialogue and collaboration with the other Churches and World Communions. The Church in no way associates this Minestry with a change in its ...


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You're correct that Methodist don't accept sola scriptura, but instead prima scriptura. Not only that, they also reject sola fide. That is because they teach synergism. Now, I do know some Pentecostals also hold to synergism, and therefore reject sola fide. Also, if you consider Anglicanism to be Protestant (which most don't, but they are related) there are ...


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Because the question has been edited, so will be my answer. A Catholic should continuously make efforts to deepen his faith and the knowledge of the teachings of the Catholic church, to form his consciousness to be able to distinguish what is a sin and what is not, but finally, nobody is a judge in his own case. I think this may be thought as the reason ...


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There is no list of items that "must" be blest by a priest (or a deacon), yet we Catholics are used to blessing everything. There are items that can be required to be blest by a certain person. The crucifix of St. Benedict is required to be blest by a deacon or priest. There really isn't a source of which I am aware one can go to to find this kind of ...


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I recently learned that if someone is excommunicated from the church it does not mean that they are condemned but rather holds a view that is contrary to what the Catholic Church teaches. Once the person has come to a point of reconciliation with the church the excommunication is lifted and the person will be in full communion once again. Find a Priest ...


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This is more complicated than you might expect, since Catholicism and Protestantism (which often takes a "salvation by grace alone" approach) can have slightly different approaches to concepts like justification, salvation, faith, grace, and merit. In Catholic belief, salvation is achieved not in an instant, nor by predestination before birth, but over a ...


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Robert Haas really nailed it. Much of the reported theological differences concern language and not reality. Catholics do believe that the Pope may speak infallibility under certain and very specific conditions. Although even here when we start to get into the theological specifics the conflict with Orthodox theology is arguably still only a question of ...



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