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As usual, my answer is long-winded, but it is, I hope, worth reading nevertheless. In answering many such questions, we need to take the long view, so to speak, and treat an important issue such as this one in the context of the entire canon of Scripture, which we today--unlike the saints of old--have the privilege of possessing in its fullness. Did ...


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See "Priestly celibacy in patristics and in the history of the Church" by Roman Cholij or Card. Stickler's The Case for Clerical Celibacy: its historical development and theological foundations. Priests have always been prohibited to marry, all the way back to Apostolic times, in both the Eastern or Western Church. Sometimes, though, married men have been ...


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Introduction When did the prohibition of marriage for priests in the Catholic church originate? For those called who have made themselves eunuchs for the sake of the kingdom of heaven, they do so because they have been called to it and the joyfully receive it. Mt 19:12(RSVCE) 12 For there are eunuchs who have been so from birth, and there are ...


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Veils undoubtedly emerged as tradition from Egypt and Jewish culture, Islam in Middle East tradition, adopted by tribes in England, and Celtics, as a remnant of bride stealing, and bride purchase, carried down to modern times after experiments of its makeover and marketing as an artical of beauty and purity, an essential for formal weddings. Will same sex ...


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First, discipline and punishment are separate things. Discipline molds. Punishment penalizes. Dumbed-down Americanized English tends to confuse the two. Yet, both have their uses. Whether they're okay depends on who one asks and which way the political winds are blowing at the moment. Second, in addition to the first answer above, it is debatable ...


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Code of Canon Law Can. 1060 Marriage possesses the favor of law; therefore, in a case of doubt, the validity of a marriage must be upheld until the contrary is proven. Thus the Church recognizes the marriages of non-Catholics as well and considers them valid until proven otherwise. Answering assuming the party with no encumbrances is Catholic ...


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Jehovah's Witnesses believe adultery is the only appropriate reason for divorce. "You have heard the law that says, 'A man can divorce his wife by merely giving her a written notice of divorce.' But I say that a man who divorces his wife, unless she has been unfaithful, causes her to commit adultery. And anyone who marries a divorced woman also ...



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