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I guess I take a slightly different view. To me, the parable of the workers in the vinyard in Matthew 21:1 ff. is about human attitudes about entitlement, than anything else. At the end of the day, settlement was made first with those who went out at the eleventh hour, and last with those who went out the first hour. When those who were engaged the 11th hour ...


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A possible answer to this parable can be found by looking at two passages. Matthew 19:27-30: "Peter answered him, “We have left everything to follow you! What then will there be for us?” Jesus said to them, “Truly I tell you, at the renewal of all things, when the Son of Man sits on his glorious throne, you who have followed me will also sit on twelve ...


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I love this parable. The labourers symbolize humans, so you and me and everyone else. The householder is God. Working in the vineyard represents being faithful to God in your lifetime. And the money symbolizes Heaven/God's Glory. The first group of people work for the whole day. So this means that the first group are faithful and obedient to god for their ...


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God always and continually calls people, some very early on in their lives (e.g. Samuel), through to some in the twilight of their lives, even on their death beds (e.g. the good thief). The reward is the same though there is a variation in degrees [of glory]. Just as the denarius is stamped with an image, the reward of the elect who have worked in the ...


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The Catholic translations of Matthew 6:7 do not use the word "repetitions," which the Protestant translations use, probably in part to ridicule purely Catholic forms of prayer, like the Rosary. For example, the Latin Vulgate says: Orantes autem, nolite multum loqui, sicut ethnici. … Literally: And when you are praying, speak not much, as the ...


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Typically, there are two circumstances under which saying of the Hail Mary (specifically, as opposed to other prayers) is encouraged: In saying the prayer, or sequence of prayers, known as "the Rosary" As part of a common form of penance after Confession (for example, "For your penance, say ten Hail Marys and five Our Fathers.") Certainly in the first ...


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It will be hard to find an official "Catholic Corporate response" for something that is not official. It is not official to say the prayer multiple times just like that. It is official to say it many times as part of the rosary, but rosary, is a form of mediation; Rosary has "official", prescribed "mysteries" to meditate. So it is not vain repetition, as ...


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No man can serve two masters: for either he will hate the one, and love the other; or else he will hold to the one, and despise the other. Ye cannot serve God and mammon. (Matthew 6:24) Money is a means of exchange. It is essential that we use money in our day to day activities. Usage of money does not mean we worship money. It is the love of money ...


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From the Daily Roman Missal, According to the Roman Missal, Third Edition THE HOLY INNOCENTS, MARTYRS, Feast, December 28 This feast celebrates the memory of the male children King Herod ordered to be killed in his attempt to kill the infant Christ. These innocent victims thus bear witness to Christ in the world and God's care for even the most ...


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1 Corinthians 8 (NIV): 8 Now about food sacrificed to idols: We know that “We all possess knowledge.” But knowledge puffs up while love builds up. 2 Those who think they know something do not yet know as they ought to know. 3 But whoever loves God is known by God. 4 So then, about eating food sacrificed to idols: We know that “An idol is nothing at ...



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