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What would happen if the Mass were not celebrated worldwide on a given day?

For example, if no Mass were celebrated worldwide this Sunday, what would happen? Is there any teaching in Catholicism about this? It doesn't necessarily have to be on a Sunday; it could be on a ...
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Is it within Catholic teaching or theology, to say that someone MUST wear a Brown Scapular?

Looking for some guidance from Catholic theologians or people well familiar with Catholic theology. Is is okay to say, that someone "must always wear their brown scapular" in order to ...
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Is the Trinity in the Blessed Sacrament (the Blessed Host)

In the Catholic Church, we believe that Jesus Christ is present -- body, blood, soul and divinity -- in the Holy Eucharist (Blessed Sacrament/Blessed Host). I would like to know if it is only the ...
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From a moral perspective, how would a Catholic moral theologian justify modesty?

From the Catechism of Pope St. John Paul the Great: §2521 Purity requires modesty, an integral part of temperance. Modesty protects the intimate center of the person. It means refusing to unveil what ...
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What does paragraph 915 in the Catholic Catechism mean?

I was recently reading the Catechism and came across paragraph 915, which has left me with some questions. It is the first sentence of 915 that's bothering me. It says: "Christ proposes the ...
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What status does the Roman Cathechism have nowadays?

I actually find the Roman Catechism much more interesting to read than the Catechism of the Catholic Church (CCC) we have nowadays. The CCC is actually less easy to read than the Roman Catechism for ...
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Since God allows Satan to exist, why should we pray for him to be crushed?

I am reading An exorcist tells his story, and in it the author discusses a prayer by Pope Leo XIII: St. Michael the Archangel, defend us in battle. Be our defense against the wickedness and snares of ...
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Has the Catholic Church always believed that sex before marriage is fornication?

We know from the Bible that fornication is a sin: Acts 15:20 But that we write unto them, that they abstain from pollutions of idols, and from fornication, and from things strangled, and from blood. ...
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Is dissent on minor questions answered in the Catholic Catechism considered sinful?

I understand that the catechism of the Catholic church is the authoritative teaching of the ordinaries of the church, and ultimately that of the Pope. However, it is a complex and voluminous body of ...
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Is it common to pray to know if the Catholic Church is true?

I'm LDS and I'm wondering if it common for Catholics to pray to know their Church is true? Or is it much more common to find historical, theological, and scriptural proofs for belief?
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Is the social teaching of the Catholic Church entirely geared toward Western democracies?

I was thinking about [the amendments to the Catholic Church's teaching on the death penalty](Today, however, there is an increasing awareness that the dignity of the person is not lost even after the ...
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What is Thomas Aquinas's "Dec. præc."?

The Catechism of the Catholic Church (par. 1955), cites "St. Thomas Aquinas, Dec. præc. I." What is the English (or even the Latin) name of this work "Dec. præc."?
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What are the main arguments the Catholic Church uses in support of the sole interpretive authority of the Magisterium?

According to the Catechism (CCC 100) "The task of interpreting the Word of God authentically has been entrusted solely to the Magisterium of the Church, that is, to the Pope and to the bishops ...
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Where can I find the list of changes to the Catechism of the Catholic Church since the 1997 second edition?

Besides the change to CCC 2267 approved by Pope Francis on Aug 2, 2018, where can I find other updates to the Catechism since the 1997 Second Edition (published in 2000 with Glossary and Index, ISBN ...
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What is the true meaning of CCC-310?

I've been reading the Catechism, and reached the 310th point; it's about Divine Providence and the scandal of evil. I am having a hard time understanding the following passage: "With infinite ...
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Can God deliberately bring a good through a moral evil, according to Catholicism?

The Catechism says: God is in no way, directly or indirectly, the cause of moral evil. He permits it, however, because he respects the freedom of his creatures and, mysteriously, knows how to derive ...
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Is God indirectly responsible for moral evil, according to Catholicism?

I thought it was obvious that God is indirectly responsible for moral evil. For example, God created the Devil, and the Devil freely chose to do evil. But the Catechism says "God is in no way, ...
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Does the Catholic Church have any teaching on cannibalism?

Does the Catholic Church have any teaching on cannibalism? I wasn't able to find much about it.
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Does the English translation of the Catholic Catechism incorrectly list 'generosity' as a fruit of the Holy Spirit?

I want to check the conclusion I arrived at answering this related question. The English translation of the CCC lists the fruits of the Holy Spirit as (1832) "charity, joy, peace, patience, ...
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How does the Catechism translate "longanimitas"?

In the Vulgate, one of the twelve fruits of the Holy Spirit is "longanimitas" (Gal 5:22-23), which is often translated into English as "longanimity" or "long-suffering." ...
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What Parts of Libertarianism are Incompatible With Catholicism?

Full Libertarianism is generally accepted as incompatible with Catholic teaching. What parts are generally opposed to Catholicism and the Catechism?
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What are some exercises, according to Catholicism, to keep a mindfulness on Christ?

So throught my life my relationship with christ was very "secular", although I believed in the religion only on sundays or on rare ocasions would I remember of christ. But this has changed, ...
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How are teachers culpable for scandal?

The Catechism of the Catholic Church refers to these people who are guilty of scandal Teachers who provoke their children to anger CCC - 2286 Is that teachers who are just being mean to their ...
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If baptism washes away original sin, why do women still get periods and pain?

Catholic doctrine states that baptism washes away sin including original sin. Well, periods and pains related to child birth are the punishment for original sin, at least for women. Why are we still ...
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What is the new understanding that emerged about the death penalty that recently entered the Catechism?

What the heck does this sentence added to the Catechism mean? In addition, a new understanding has emerged of the significance of penal sanctions imposed by the state. https://press.vatican.va/...
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According to Catholicism can you be saved without being baptised?

Is faith through Jesus Christ without baptism enough for salvation? According to the bible, “without faith, it is hard to please God”. If someone at a young age whose been baptised didn’t have faith ...
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How does the Church define reason?

How does the Church define reason? Does the Catechism of the Catholic Church give a definition? Fides et Ratio did not have a definition even if it is a encyclican on the subject. I find this a bit ...
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Where does this definition of humility come from, if not the Catechism of the Catholic Church?

I have found a couple claims like this online: The Catechism of the Catholic Church describes humility in this way: "The virtue by which a Christian acknowledges that God is the author of all good. ...
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What is the meaning of "rigid Catholic" according to the mind of Pope Francis?

A look on the definition of the word "rigid" means - unable to bend or be forced out of shape, not flexible. From the point of view of Catholic faith or teachings or much better according to the mind ...
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Aren't Romans Catholics cults? As they have different doctrine comparing to Christianity [closed]

In Christianity, the churches always teach about the doctrine of Christianity, the fundamental beliefs, how Christian view God as a Trinity God, the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit are equally al-...
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Do Catholics believe that people can be saved without hearing the name of Christ? [duplicate]

Do Catholics believe that people can be saved without hearing the name of Christ? I came across this while listening to John MacArthur on Catholicism, and Billy Graham What do Catholics believe is ...
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What is the will of the (Catholic) Church when she baptizes?

The Catechism of the Catholic Church says that, in an emergency, any person with the right intention can baptize. And “the intention required is to will to do what the Church does when she baptizes.” (...
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What is the Justification of a priest acting in persona Christi?

What is the justification used in Catholicism to justify the doctrine of a priest acting in persona Christi? Scriptural and catechismal references please.
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Do Catholics have a "profession of faith" in Jesus Christ before baptism?

I was looking through one of the older catechism books and I seem to recall it mentioning that a profession of faith in Jesus generally precedes a baptism. Is this true?
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Death Penalty 2018 - Pope Francis vs Trent?

I understand that this question is touchy, and I myself wanted to break a hole through my wall when I heard what the Pope said, I have calmed down by God's grace. And I realize that traditionalists, ...
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Does Pope Francis' rewording on the subject of capital punishment in the Catechism trump those of Pope John Paul II's encyclical Evangelium vitae?

Does Pope Francis'rewording on the subject of capital punishment in the Catechism of the Catholic Church trump those of Pope John Paul II in his encyclical letter Evangelium vitae? I have always ...
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How has opinion on the death penalty among American Catholics shifted since 1974?

In 1974, the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB), "by a substantial majority, voted to declare its opposition to capital punishment" (source). In 1980, it reaffirmed this stance in ...
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Did Pope Francis declare that according to the teaching of the Catholic Church capital punishment is intrinsically evil?

The Internet is full of news that Pope Francis has amended the Catechism of the Catholic Church to forbid capital punishment under all circumstances. One thing remains unclear for me, however: Did ...
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What is a Catechism and when and how did they originate

One Protestant source says it wasn't until the 16th century that the word "catechism" came into use and it refers to the Heidelberg Catechism, first published in 1563 and approved by the Synod of Dort ...
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What kinds of things are mutable in Latin Rite Catholic Liturgy?

I got this email excerpt from the Compendium of the Catechism of the Catholic Church emailed to me today. Is everything immutable in the liturgy? In the liturgy, particularly in that of the ...
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Annulment: How do Catholic courts evaluate evidence admission? (Fruit of the poisonous tree)

Example: Say I'm married and I snoop into my spouse's personal belongings and discover some kind of evidence that, if it would be admissible, would prove beyond reasonable doubt (or balance of ...
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About praying for the dead and anointing of the sick

If a someone is dying you give him the anointing of the sick in the catholic church and all his sins are forgiven. Let's assume a person X dies in a mortal sin like skipping mass. Or any mortal that ...
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Is a indulgence valid if granted the night before?

Say a person is granted indulgence after Saturday night mass, (which fulfilled the Sunday obligation). Does that mean he can not be granted indulgence the following morning? I'm assuming an ...
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What is the meaning of CCC-135?

CCC-135: The Sacred Scriptures contain the Word of God and, because they are inspired, they are truly the Word of God. I don't understand the sentence above, because (to me) "contain the Word of ...
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What is the Catholic belief concerning Deuteronomy 24:16 [duplicate]

While preparing for a lesson this Sunday I came across Deuteronomy 24:16. (KJV) The fathers shall not be put to death for the children, neither shall the children be put to death for the fathers: ...
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How did the doctrine of the pope having "supreme, full, immediate, and universal power in the care of souls" originate?

The Pope enjoys, by divine institution, "supreme, full, immediate, and universal power in the care of souls" This is the text of paragraph 937 of the Catechism of the Catholic Church. How did this ...
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Salvation for Protestants who knowingly reject Catholicism? [duplicate]

Is there salvation for Protestants who have researched, prayed, and ultimately rejected Catholic teachings? Explanation: I am a Protestant aligning most closely with Baptists. I am engaged to a ...
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Are these citations from St. Ignacius of Loyola?

There are two very known 'quotes' of St.Ignacius of Loyola, sometimes also atributed to St.Augustine: “Pray as if everything depended on God and work as if everything depended on you.” and “...
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What is the difference between "Catechism" and "Canon Law" in Catholicism?

What is the difference between "Catechism" and "Canon Law" in Catholicism? I have the Catholic Catechism (CCC). Yet I also see the Canon law code quoted from...what's the difference? are they two ...
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What was the role of Christianity in establishing Monogamous societies? [closed]

I was wondering about the question of 'How has the society become to be monogamous?' when I saw on Wikipedia (Polygamy) that Christianity seems to be the only religion that says clearly that we should ...
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