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Has the Catholic Church changed which sins incur excommunication?

In light of modern technological progress, has the Catholic Church changed which sins incur excommunication?
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Should Christians have a conscience about pagan or idolatrous nomenclature?

Given that much of modern science is steeped in atheism/secular humanism/agnosticism, and that those who don't believe in magic or magic persons (God/gods/spirits/demons/fairies, etc.) ironically seem ...
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How do continuationists explain the absence of video recordings of undeniable miracles?

A common objection to the belief in the continuation of miracles is the absence of undeniable evidence, such as video recordings, going viral in social media, which is kind of strange given the almost ...
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Is Artificial Intelligence being applied to Christian Doctrine and to Scriptural Interpretation?

I recently read an insightful essay written three years ago by Henry Kissinger (now 98 years old) called How the Enlightenment Ends which is a warning regarding, among other things, the usage of ...
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Has a healing miracle ever been recorded on camera?

Simple question: has a healing miracle ever been recorded on camera? I'm open to answers from any Christian groups/denominations.
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What is the oldest recorded filmed Catholic mass?

Where can I view the oldest filmed recording of a mass?
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Under what circumstances, if any, can audio assistive technology be used in confession?

This recent answer mentions that it is not permitted to use the internet or cellular communications (i.e., phone) in (private) confession. It also mentions a story of a certain catacomb with ...
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Google calendar for catholic holdiays/holy days of obligation?

The one I've been subscribing to for almost 2 years is this one en-gb.christian#holiday@group.v.calendar.google.com This can be accessed here or here I guess (re region: I have not seen any ...
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Did the invention of the printing press change Christianity?

Before 1440 and the invention of the printing press, most Christians would not have had their own personal bible. So I would assume the only place they would see one would be in a church read by a ...
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According to Catholicism, is sexual activity with a robot adultery?

The secular press has provided wide coverage to the legal aspects of sexual relationships with a robot, in the context of infidelity and divorce laws. For instance, in this recent article, a scientist ...
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Could a Catholic priest potentially use a digital tablet (iPad, etc.) for the Lectionary or the Book of the Gospels during mass?

In the Catholic Masses I have been to, it begins with a procession of the priest along with acolytes and such and someone is holding up the Book of the Gospels decorated in gold or otherwise. This ...
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What is the Catholic teaching on technology and faith?

We were asked this question in class today and I find it fascinating: Should our actions as scientists or engineers in the creation of our story be guided by our faith? I would like to hear what the ...
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Catholic's view on artificial self-enhancement

I am writing a story wherein a pill to increase empathy and awareness of your fellow human being is invented. I was wondering what the view of the Catholic church is on self-enhancement. I went to a ...
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Is modern technology part of the Divine Intention? [closed]

These days we have very advanced technologies which our forefathers could not have think of. Are the discoveries and inventions part of the Divine Plan or Intention? Genesis 1:28 (NIV) God blessed ...
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What does the Bible say in regards to technological development? [closed]

With regards to technological advances, the study of technology and continuing to make medical and convenience advancements that prolong life, and the "playing god" complex. What does the Bible have ...
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