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Toward the secondary question of how Catholics approach ecumenical prayer, ecumenism is generally encouraged by the Catechism and the teaching of the bishops. What is allowed to the faithful Catholic is to join in those spiritual activities which we can engage in together in an honest way, since the Catholic church teaches that all Christians have a real ...


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There is a canon law prohibiting common prayer with heretics. It therefore depends on who is interpreting the relationships between denominations. The particular priest most probably has the conviction that Christians that are in communion with Rome are heretics. Others will tell you a different story. Hope that this clarifies more than it adds more ...


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"Our" represents to all Humans across the world, which means we all have originated from our heavenly father, and we are his children. He guides us the way like the father guides his children. we are calling him as heavenly father because, it is how Jesus Christ, our teacher who thought us to do so.


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I think this is a misunderstanding of the purpose of prayer, and as such, no such prayer will be answered, in general. However, we must bear in mind that Christianity is not about rules so much as it is about your relationship with God. Someone who has spend a lot of time building his relationship with God and learning to be obedient to God so as to grow ...


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To those who read the scriptures, Blessed Virgin Mary was one of those who meditated. Luke 2:51 says ".... and his mother kept all these things in her heart." (RSV) . Some other editions indeed use the word "meditated on " in lieu of "kept in mind". How would Mary have meditated on the events involving Jesus ? By sitting still for long hours ? No, a humble ...


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I'm a Catholic, so I guess you can take my words with a grain of salt, but I think the defining feature of Christian meditation is the focus on God through Grace. From my point of view, the physical techniques that the, say, Buddhists use are not wrong per se, but rather are just things humans can do to help them contemplate something. Since Buddhists and ...



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