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What are the theological implications of distributing Communion under one kind only? [duplicate]

When I attended my first Catholic mass some time in November, I noticed that the priest only distributed the Holy Eucharist under the species of bread, not wine. Upon further research, I learned this ...
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Have any Christian denominations or high-profile churches publicly presented a theological case against 'vaccine passes' for churches?

Where I live, injection passes ('vaccine passes' or 'health passes') are widely used to discriminate against uninjected people in basic civic life and travel, including most recently the government ...
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Did the lockdown of 2020 help Christianity grow in numbers, reform or renewal?

In the news recently is how the British Overseas Territory of Gibraltar, which at one time had a high “fully vaccinated” rate, is making plans to advise (but not yet require at this time) a Christmas ...
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What is the Biblical basis for civil disobedience, by not wearing a mask in the midst of COVID-19, despite health department rules?

In many places in the United States there are health department rules that require those attending worship inside a church to wear a mask. Yet, there are many churches that refuse to be in compliance ...
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Does the 5th Veritas Covid Whistleblower on Pfizer change the Catholic Church's position on the the morality of the Pfizer vaccine?

To some it would smack of nothingburger, but it's notable enough to publish as a "Whistleblower" report that Pfizer has been testing performing embryonic stem cell tests with more than just ...
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What is the Biblical basis for using fake 'vaccine passes'?

With many regions now moving toward using or already having in place medical passes ('vaccine passes') that only allow people to engage in certain basic aspects of civic life if they have had certain ...
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How do churches that have indefinitely suspended in-person services understand Hebrews 10:25?

Hebrews 10:23-25 says "Let us hold resolutely to the hope we profess, for He who promised is faithful. 24 And let us consider how to spur one another on to love and good deeds. 25 Let us not ...
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Does the Catholic Church have an official position on medical passes ('vaccine passes') being required to attend Mass?

I have already asked a question about the more general issue of medical passes ('vaccine passes') here Does the Catholic Church have an official position on domestic 'health passes' or '...
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Do Catholics have to request a religious exception for matters of conscience from their parish priest?

There are numerous stories on the National Catholic Register about Bishops who have decided to prohibit priests in their dioceses from granting religious exceptions for Covid-19 vaccines. Is there ...
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According to Catholic Bioethics are mRNA vaccines a transhumanist slippery slope?

The National Catholic Bioethics Center considers what I think is a straw-man argument against people who reject mRNA vaccines on ethical grounds because they're transhumanist. Myth 1: For vaccines ...
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Does the Catholic Church have an official position on domestic 'health passes' or 'vaccine passes' that could be used to control citizens' activities?

With recent news that France - along with other countries - is in the process of implementing a domestic 'pass sanitaire' (health pass, or vaccine pass) that could control people's ability to go to ...
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Has there been any denominational, official, public push-back against governments declaring in-person worship 'non-essential'?

Christians share certain beliefs that can be at odds with secular governments. In particular, Christians believe that salvation of souls is much more important than bodily health, as souls can exist ...
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According to the Catholic Church, can a priest hear a confession over a phone? [duplicate]

The Sacrament of Confession is central to Catholic practice, being closely tied to the Sacrament of Holy Communion. During a time of Covid-related lock-down measures and mandates restricting when, ...
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Does the Catholic Church accept that in-person Mass is not an 'essential service'?

In many places, in-person Masses were paused indefinitely due to Covid-19 related government mandates which labeled certain services as 'essential' and others are 'non-essential'. Ones that were '...
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Did God create the coronavirus? [closed]

If so, why? If not, why? If he didn’t create it, didn’t he at least know it would happen since he knows everything? Did he allow it to happen anyway? What reasons do we have to know this? Mention any ...
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Can a church pastor prohibit sacraments to people for any reason, other than mortal sin?

A friend of ours alerted us to an example (maybe there are more) of a Catholic Church (took a little checking to make sure it was really a Catholic Church) that is only allowing people who are ...
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Are Catholics obliged to follow scientific evidence that they find disreputable with respect to the Covid-19 pandemic?

Like most of the planet, I've been taking in gobs of information about Covid-19 and vaccinations. The latest news I read was that even the horribly abortion tainted Johnson and Johnson vaccine is ...
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Is there a good alternative word to “performance” to describe an evangelical worship team's actions?

Especially since we have switched from in person to live streamed services due to the COVID-19 pandemic, and continuing as we have had a phased return with both in person people and live steaming, we’...
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Could a Catholic Church minister distribute communion to the community while churches are closed?

All the Catholic churches where I live have been closed for some time. Is there a mechanism for the distribution of the eucharist to the community (such as extraordinary ministers), even while ...
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According to the Catholic Church, should 'vaccine passports' be contrary to Natural Moral Law?

I've read a lot of shocking stories lately from Lifesitenews and the like about the age of vaccine passports. I think they just assume that the reader will have an innate revulsion to them and don't ...
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According to Catholic Teaching: Why is God allowing COVID-19, when there seems to be no physical or moral good resulting from it?

According to Catholic Teaching: Why is God allowing COVID-19, knowing that many deaths are involved and many, many more are constantly getting sick. No moral or physical good seems to be resulting ...
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Does the parish priest have the authority to forbid communion in the mouth due to COVID pandemic?

Does the parish priest have the authority to forbid communion in the mouth due to COVID pandemic, if he does not have explicit permission from his bishop? Note that I am not saying that the bishop ...
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Do Christians foresee contradicting Government requirements in prolonged 'lockdown' conditions?

I received an email today from someone who has, thus far, complied with Government advice, concerned that prolonged lockdown conditions or 'semi-lockdown' conditions (which pose significant ...
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Does Pope Francis want Catholics to pray both new prayers at the end of the Rosary or just one or the other?

So this question might be rather meaningless in a few months, but I figured I might as well ask here in case someone can parse the Pope's meaning The Holy Father said: I am also providing two ...
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Is there a Patron Saint against the coronavirus?

Does the Catholic Church have a “Patron Saint against the pandemic caused by the coronavirus”?
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According to Catholicism, is it permitted for a priest to employ the Benedictio Deprecatoris prayer to stop the spread of the coronavirus?

In our daily living, the Church has given us a treasury of prayers from everything to blessings of various object such as holy water to exorcisms against the evil spirits that possess people. There is ...
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How to suggest more reasonable themes/paradigms for Covid-19 homilies (sermons) to Catholic priests and bishops?

While I am a fan of Catholic theology particularly and religious sciences and philosophy of religion generally (For example, I am trying to read journals such as Theological Studies from cover to ...
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Does a Mass intention have any value now, if the Mass will be held, possibly, a year later?

Does a Mass intention have any value now (as expressed, submitted and donation made now), if the Mass will be held, possibly, a year later (due to long waiting list of intentions)? I would like to ...
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If a sin can be dispensed, is it really a sin?

Question During the Coronavirus pandemic many Catholic bishops have decided to dispense the faithful from the obligation of attending Sunday Mass. The standard teaching is that missing Sunday Mass ...
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What measures do Catholic dioceses take at Mass during viral outbreaks?

What changes are made at Masses around the world because of outbreaks like the Covid-19/Coronovirus outbreak? For the last two weeks I've noticed a few changes, but we don't do communion in both ...
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