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comment Roman Catholic: Is piracy of information and media wrong in all circumstances?
@BCLC If you're suggesting that the concern is not the whole point of question, it is at least the motivation behind it -- quite obviously, I'd say. And, I think my answer is pretty clear: Yes, piracy is probably a sin; but the legal or permissible downloading of someone else's IP is by definition not piracy. And while I'd argue that it's not all that simple from a moral standpoint if piracy laws simply change, it is at least no longer a question of piracy if they do.
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comment Roman Catholic: Is piracy of information and media wrong in all circumstances?
@BCLC To respond to apparent concerns in the question regarding whether piracy (or any immoral act) may be morally permissible on the general grounds that "the other guy isn't playing nice." And the point of the remainder of the answer is that, by definition, it isn't actually piracy if you can reasonably presume you have the other guy's permission.
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comment Does a list exist showing Papal succession from Peter through our current Pope?
@sirdank Not all of them are saints ...
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comment “Blessed Virgin” - not Saint?
She is often referred to as Saint Mary. The Blessed Virgin and The Blessed Lady are titles that distinguish her from other virgins and ladies. It's Saint Virgin or Saint Lady because it sounds weird!
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comment How does the Catholic Magisterium advise the married laity to defend the institution of marriage?
Is it always necessary to not sound like a jerk?
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comment Does Catholic doctrine teach that atheists go to heaven, too?
@Daniel Nope! He's basically saying the same thing, that it's less a matter of where you are and more a matter of what direction your facing... maybe without stopping to discuss in-depth that atheism is still sin.
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comment Does Catholic doctrine teach that atheists go to heaven, too?
@daniel Do you interpret Cardinal Pell's statement as incompatible with this answer?
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comment Could a Catholic justify remaining an active member of the Catholic Church if the Pope permits homosexuals to receive Communion?
I'd suggest generalizing this question, which ultimately seems to boil down to, "If the Pope were to issue decrees contrary to dogma, are the faithful required by that dogma to leave the Church?"
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comment Does a list exist showing Papal succession from Peter through our current Pope?
@Hello The list above names antipopes, which I don't recall seeing in my in-bible lists.