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If existence is greater than nonexistence, how could it have been better for Judas not to have been born (Mt. 26:24)?

Using natural reason it seems necessary to conclude that hell is a less evil fate than annihilation. If we recognize that evil is a lack of good, and existence is a good, then we can conclude that ...
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Do clerics sin mortally if they omit one minor hour from LOH or pray them at the wrong time? [duplicate]

Do clerics (transitional deacons and priests) sin mortally if they omit one minor hour (minor hours are all except the office of readings, lauds, and vespers) from LOH without serious reason? If ...
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Persecution in Christianity

I had a strange exchange with a user on this forum. They took a view I doubt Thomas Aquinas would have agreed with. They felt that anything that interfered with saying the Mass was persecution. Let ...
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How do Catholic Proponents of Priestly Celibacy Interpret Peter having a wife?

Catholics would say that Peter (by virtue of being first Pope) is a Bishop. How would such Catholics (though not all Catholics hold to this view) that say Priests must be unmarried and celibate ...
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According to Catholic Church, does Mark have a distinction among the Evangelists for recording trivial details?

We see in Mark 4:38-40 , a trivial detail: A great windstorm arose, and the waves beat into the boat, so that the boat was already being swamped. But he was in the stern, asleep on the cushion.. Mtt ...
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Why does Scripture imply Jesus had siblings if Mary was "ever virgin" per Catholic belief? [duplicate]

If Mary remained "ever virgin", even after the birth of Jesus, then why does Scripture refer to in Mark 6:3, Matthew 13:55, John 7:3, Acts 1:13 and 1 Corinthians 9:5 which mention "...
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Are there any Early Church Fathers, Doctors of the Church or Catholic Saints who believed the world would possibly end by a comet hitting the earth?

Are there any Early Church Fathers or Doctors of the Church or Catholic Saints who believed the world would possibly end by a comet hitting the earth or coming in close contact with it? The other day, ...
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Was any Doctor of the Church martyred?

Was any Doctor of the Church martyred?
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Does Catholicism say that it is ok to pray at inter-religious thanksgiving services?

I have noticed some denominational Christians (Episcopalians, Lutherans) engaging in joint community oriented prayer services for Thanksgiving in the United States that involve Islamic, Hindu and ...
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What information is contained in series of books called "The Papal Teachings" by The Benedictine Monks of Solesmes?

I was shopping for a beer stein from the American Chesterton Society store (shameless plug or context, you tell me :) ) and I noticed a few books in one of the pictures advertising it. I found them ...
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According to Catholicism what is today's referent of "my house of prayer" in Isa 56:6-8?

Isaiah 56:6-8 is God's invitation to the Gentiles to come to the Temple to bring their burnt offerings and their sacrifices to the "house of prayer for all peoples": 6 “And the foreigners ...
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How can you explain Matthew 24:36? [duplicate]

Matthew 24:36 (NIV) But about that day or hour no one knows, not even the angels in heaven, nor the Son, but only the Father. I am aware that Jesus does not know the time of the final judgement in ...
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Virgin Mary under the title of "Warrior Queen"?

I heard that a Polish anthem or hymn addressed Our Lady as the "Warrior Queen". Which hymn was this? Is "Warrior Queen" one of her official titles?
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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 was the Early Church's position on Purgatory?

I like to look at views that the Eastern Orthodox and Catholic Church share. One of those views that they don't share is purgatory. This got me thinking. Is there any evidence that the Early Church ...
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Did the Catholic Church make a conscious effort in re-naming the seven days of the week?

We see the Church having had great influence on many aspects of the development of human kind, including education, culinary habits etc. The very division of history by the term Before Christ and ...
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Were the Dictatus Papae considered to be spoken "ex cathedra"?

In 1075, Pope Gregory the Seventh decreed the Dictatus Papae, also called the Papal Dictats. One part of the document makes the claim that: The Roman Church has never erred. Nor will it err, to all ...
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Modern archaeological searches for the Tomb of Mary, the Mother of Jesus at Ephesus?

Modern archaeological searches for the Tomb of Mary, the Mother of Jesus at Ephesus? On October 18, 1881, relying on the descriptions in the book by Brentano based on his conversations with Emmerich, ...
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Has there been an official pronouncement by the Catholic Church regarding the Gospel of Thomas?

The Gospel of Thomas is considered to be a 'Gnostic' gospel, discovered in 1945. It contains various sayings attributed to Jesus, and has some significant overlap with sayings of Jesus' in the ...
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Did the 1st Century Church Accept the Deuterocanonical books?

I understand that both the Eastern Orthodoxy and the Catholic Church accept the Deuterocanonical books as scripture. However, since their founding (I understand that they would both claim to begin ...
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Pius XII denied beatification of "a very well known founder of a religious order"?

Sr. Pascalina Lehnert, Pope Pius XII's housekeeper and secretary, wrote in His Humble Servant ch. 11: One example was the beatification process of a very well known founder of a religious order. The ...
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Why Don't Protestants Cross Themselves?

Most Protestants (excluding a majority of Lutherans and Anglicans), don't cross themselves. What is the basis behind this?
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Does Romans 8:1 Cast Doubt On Purgatory?

Romans 8:1: There is therefore now no condemnation for those who are in Christ Jesus. How do Catholics respond to the apparent incompatibility between this verse and purgatory? That being that we ...
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According to Catholic Church, did Jesus belong to the Essenes sect of Judaism?

According to Josephus, there were four prominent sects of Judaism at the time of Jesus'ministry namely, Essenes, Pharisees, Sadducees and Zealots. In the NT we come across a number of people ...
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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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How do Catholics deal with prophecies of future perpetual animal sacrifice?

I was having a friendly discussion with a Jewish person about the Scriptures. He took issue with some of the verses in the book of Hebrews, chiefly this verse (bracketed inclusions and italics my own):...
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What was the Catholic position on the Johannine Comma in the early twentieth century? [duplicate]

The Comma Johanneum is found in some versions of 1 John 5:7–8 such as the KJV, a disputed text that has been used since at least the Middle Ages to defend trinitarian doctrine. Nowadays scholars ...
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Are the arguments made by Popes in "social encyclicals" religious in nature?

Many Catholic friends of mine are seeking religious exemptions to the various Covid-19 mandates. Especially ones who either work from home can prove acquired immunity. For them, notwithstanding the ...
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Who are these people in this Catholic Reformation meme that are considered more influential than Martin Luther?

I've seen this meme running around from some Catholic folks responding to Reformation Day Who are these people, and what did they do that (in the minds of Catholics) reformed the Catholic Church more ...
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What level of submission do Catholics give to random things the Pope says?

I was listening to the Megyn Kelly show Episode 193 about 1:30 into it with her interview with Alan Dershowitz he called her something like a heretic for having views contrary to Pope Francis on the ...
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Can a Catholic participate in an effort that furthers the political ends of a politician who holds views contrary to the Catholic faith?

I believe the matter of voting for politicians who work towards evil ends is well established in this question According to Roman Catholicism, is it a sin to vote for pro-choice politicians? but ...
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Cyprian of Carthage manuscript and authentication help

Do we have dated manuscripts and authentication that Cyprian of Carthage wrote de ecclesiae catholicae unitate? I've been looking around the internet and can't find any authentication, aside from it ...
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What does the Catholic Church teach about the communication that takes place among the Persons of the Trinity?

We read in Mtt 24:36 (NRSVCE): But about that day and hour no one knows, neither the angels of heaven, nor the Son, but only the Father. Here, Jesus does not mention Holy Spirit being privy to the `...
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Can Catholics morally object to sharia law?

Christians often criticize sharia law because the death penalty is applied for crimes like adultery, apostasy, fornication, etc. Sharia is often compared to the legal laws given in the O.T, but it is ...
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Why do some Catholics avoid communion at Novus Ordo masses?

Is there a consensus among some traditionalists in the Catholic Church that it is not licit to receive communion at a Novus Ordo mass? Even an otherwise solemn Mass proclaimed by the Bishop of the ...
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According to the Catholic Church is it offensive to dress as a Catholic priest and perform “communion”?

In the context of a conversation about cultural appropriation, I was trying to convey to another person how offensive it can be to see one’s cultural traditions turned into a performance by someone ...
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What is the biblical basis for Mary being given immense authority in heaven?

In True Devotion to Mary, a book written in 1843 by Saint Louis de Montfort, is found the following quote: ... in heaven and on earth everything, even to God Himself, is subject to the Blessed Virgin,...
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According to Catholicism, what is the difference between veneration and devotion?

I've seen both terms (veneration and devotion) used when referring to the Catholic attitude toward Mary and the Saints. According to Catholicism, what is the difference between these two terms?
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According to Catholicism, to what extent is the spiritual growth of a Christian impaired by his/her lack of devotion to Mary and the Saints?

According to Catholicism, if a Christian lacks devotion to Mary and the Saints, is he or she spiritually "handicapped" or "missing out" spiritually? For example, let's suppose that ...
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If the Immaculate Conception is true, then why can't God create everyone free from original sin? [duplicate]

The Catholic Church teaches Mary, from the moment of conception, was free from original sin by the grace of Jesus. If this is true (which I do hold), then why does God not create everyone free from ...
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Alternative scripture for Purgatory besides 2nd Maccabees? [duplicate]

When pressed on the issue of Purgatory, the most common Catholic response is a reference of 2nd Maccabees 12:41-46. However, I was wondering if any other verse references exist? I'll take anything ...
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Where does St. Bernard say "A long period of chastity is a second virginity.”?

Fr. Ludovic-Marie Barrielle, Do I Have a Vocation?, ch. 5, claims: “A long period of chastity” says Saint Bernard, “is a second virginity.” Where does St. Bernard say this?
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When to approach the Communion rail?

When exactly are the faithful supposed to approach the Communion rail? Immediately after the priest genuflects after receiving the Host, immediately after he genuflects after receiving the Precious ...
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How does Catholic sacramental theology explain the efficacy of the sacraments conducted by a priest who is in the state of mortal sin?

As far as I know, a mass said by a priest who has lost friendship with God (in the state of mortal sin) is valid by the principle of ex opere operato, justified by the resolution of the Donatist ...
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In Catholicism, after receiving absolution from mortal sin, how do we regain the effects of the sacraments of baptism & confirmation?

In Catholicism we are given certain sacramental character and effects after we receive the sacraments of Baptism and Confirmation: Res Et Sacramentum: the abiding purpose, the sacramental character: ...
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In Catholicism, what happens to the gifts of the Holy Spirit after we committed a mortal sin?

If a baptized and confirmed Catholic commits a mortal sin, what are the effects on the seven gifts of the Holy Spirit received in the sacrament of baptism and later intensified (sealed) in the ...
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According to Catholicism, what are concrete and practical ways by which Christians can be filled (and stay filled) with the Holy Spirit?

The concept of "being filled" with the Holy Spirit is mentioned multiple times in the New Testament, and according to the book of Acts it appears to have been a crucial aspect of the early ...
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According to Catholicism, how should Christians "seek" and "find" God?

Many Christians encourage people to "seek" God. Similarly, many Christians claim that God can be "found". I'm also well aware of the existence of many passages in the Bible that ...
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What is the Protestant understanding of the Greek "anamnesis" and "poieo" in Luke 22:19?

The Roman-Catholic Church argues that Christ has established the ministerial priesthood (as distinct from the priesthood of all believers, cf. 1 Peter 2:9), at the first supper. Particularly, ...

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