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awarded  Popular Question
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comment If God is omniscient how can he “Forget our Sins”?
It sounds like you should ask about what a particular Christian faith group thinks about the meaning of God forgetting our sins and transgressions.
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awarded  Nice Question
Jul
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comment What does it mean for a priest to bless an object or person?
From a related answer, "a blessing is just the minister of the Church invoking a Divine Benediction upon a person or thing." This seems clear. But what is a "Divine Benediction"?
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awarded  Student
Jul
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asked What does it mean for a priest to bless an object or person?
Jul
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comment What is Holy Water in Catholicism?
Might want to change "salt is a purifying agent against evil" with "salt is traditionally a purifying agent against evil", or something like that. I don't think the Church actually teaches that all salt purifies against evil.
Jul
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comment Why do Catholics observe Eucharist every Sunday?
Don't have time for a full answer, but here's a quick summary. Catholics don't have services, they have mass. The most important part of the mass is the Eucharist. There is no mass without the Eucharist, by definition. Everything else in the mass points towards the Eucharist. We celebrate mass every day, but Catholics are only required to attend every Sunday.
Jul
26
comment Are Catholics allowed to read the NIV translation?
It should be added that the Church doesn't claim, AFAIK, to know everything there is to know about proper interpretation of the Bible. Over time, the Church adds more wisdom to its magisterium (teaching authority).
Jul
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awarded  Organizer
Jul
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revised Why did the conclave elect Pope Stephen I, when he died prior to taking office?
be specific about Papal infallability
Jul
25
revised From a Fundamentalist standpoint, what does the phrase “Inspired, infallible, inerrant Word of God” mean?
added fundamentalism tag
Jul
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revised Why do Protestants allow contraception?
add protestantism tag
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awarded  Informed
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suggested suggested edit on From a Fundamentalist standpoint, what does the phrase “Inspired, infallible, inerrant Word of God” mean?
Jul
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comment Where does the concept of a “God-shaped hole” originate?
Marc, would you like to chat about that aside?
Jul
25
comment What is Holy Water in Catholicism?
I don't think a specific liquid is used for holy water, except perhaps that it be clean. As far as I understand, when ordinary water is blessed by a priest it becomes holy water. I have no good answer for your third question, except that it serves as a reminder of God. I'm sure holy water is more significant than that, though. I await a better answer. :-)
Jul
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comment Ruling on eating pork in Christianity as per Bible?
Different denominations have different answers. Are you wondering about a specific denomination?
Jul
25
comment Can Humans become Angels?
Some Christians believe that humans can become angels, some don't. How about asking what a specific Christian tradition thinks?