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How were the Vatican I and Vatican II councils related?

What was the difference between The First Vatican Council and the Second? Was the Second Council a continuation of the first? What does a 'Pastoral' Council mean?
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What was the first light in Genesis 1?

When going through the book of the beginnings(Genesis) chapter 1. It appears two sun's were created or two moons. What was the first light from "let there be light" before the other two lights that ...
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Is there any significant relation between Jesus and Egyptian mythology? [closed]

I'm just beginning to study Horus, Isis, Set, and the relationship between them, what they did, and what is good / evil in God's eyes. Do you have any guidance on how to approach learning these ...
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Who was God talking to, at Babel?

At Genesis 11: 5-7 we read: " The Lord came down to see the city and the tower, which mortals had built. And the Lord said, “Look, they are one people, and they have all one language; and this is ...
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What is the Dispensational Interpretation of Daniel’s Stone Kingdom?

I would like to understand the following vision from the viewpoint of the Dispensational system of prophecy. What is the stone kingdom, and when did it arrive? Does it begin at John the Baptist’s ...
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Why is there no first Sunday in Ordinary Time?

After the Baptism of the Lord, there’s the second Sunday of Ordinary Time. What happened to the first Sunday of Ordinary Time?
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Did any early church Christian writers ever place Origen in a early martyrology or menologium?

Did any early church Christian writers ever place Origen in a early martyrology or menologium? There are many early Church Fathers. Some are canonized saints, while some are not. Origen is not ...
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According to Protestants, isn't the bishop of Rome still a bishop nonetheless?

The progressive critique of fundamental premises of the Catholic faith in the 'Reformation' eventually gave rise—however sympathetically or hostilely you wish to understand this change of mind; as a ...
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David was forbidden to build the Temple. Was David punished for doing what God had asked him to do? [closed]

God forbade David to build the Temple because of the warring and killing that God himself had commanded of David. This wasn't a sin, so why is it that David was not allowed to build the temple for God?...
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Specifically, who is The Bible for? [closed]

Instruction manuals are designed for the apt and not the incapable. The Bible is an obvious instruction manual. The singular one apt to “fulfill the prophesy” is the Christ. Does not then it logically ...
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Why do The Twenty Four Elders enjoy the promises made only to Christ? [closed]

The identity of The Twenty Four Elders has been disputed rigorously for centuries. They presently enjoy the rewards offered to Christ at his entry into heaven. Considering the multiple use of the word ...
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Miracles of the Bible versus the Qur'an

A skeptic said it is intellectually dishonest for me to believe in miracles in the Bible but not in the Qur'an. Is it? What are some Biblical basis for not believing in every miracle, or that every ...
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What prophets came from Galilee?

This question talks about how in John 7:52, the Pharisees claimed that "no prophet comes out of Galilee." The accepted answer discusses how commentators often point out the Pharisees' mistake, and N.T....
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Keep the Sabath

Can you tell me why is there 10 commanmends for Christian's to follow but I was told by a JW neighbour when I asked about the sabbath being holy and meant that we stop doing all the other things we do ...
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Regarding the ambiguity of the “hanging” of Judas in Matthew 27:5

Matthew 27:5 (ESV) And throwing down the pieces of silver into the temple, he departed, and he went and hanged himself. The Greek of that verse which is translated into the bold part above is the ...
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Was St. John Vianney the first parish priest to become canonized?

I saw a local play about the life of St.John Vianney (1786–1859). One of the characters noted that in over 1800 years of Catholic history, a parish priest had never become a saint (to which another ...
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Is There A Hierarchy in the Body of Christ [on hold]

With regards to authority does the Five Fold Gifts have more authority than those who operate in another gift? When someone in leadership is wrong can a layman point out their error or is that ...
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Can a priest validly celebrate a mass without anybody else present?

Say that a priest for whatever reason wanted to do a mass by himself. He does all the parts of the liturgy, including the consecration of the Eucharist. The only thing is, he’s completely alone; ...
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Lazy o in English… SUN or SON?

SON OF GOD or SUN OF GOD? A question to all christian groups (except Gnostic). Due to the lazy o in Hebrew, and the bible being condensed in the 4th century, will we ever truly know is the bible ...
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What evidence is there that the thief on the cross was not baptized?

In Luke chapter 23, there is an interaction between Jesus and two thieves on the cross. One of the thieves mocks the Savior, telling him to save himself. The other thief rebukes the first, and ...
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What explains the similarities in appearance between Jesus and a certain angel?

The primary physical description for Jesus is Revelation 1:13-15. I noticed that this physical description is essentially identical to the angel in Daniel 10:5-6 (unnamed, maybe Gabe). Each is/has: ...
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Parallel German (Martin Luther's 1534) and English Bible in PDF format?

I've been looking specifically for a PDF version of the Martin Luther 1534 translation of the Bible with a Parallel English translation (preferably KJV, but any edition will do). I've been hitting a ...
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What is the difference in original sin and our nature to sin from a Reformed or Calvinist view?

There is another question like this on the CSE but seems to be answered with the Catholic view in mind. As a Calvinist, I have become quite confused or I am just not properly understanding the ...
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Are there any Unitarian Catholic Churches?

Preface to Question: Weird question, I know that Catholicism's orthodox teachings are trinity, so this question is strange to me also. Growing up, I was not raised catholic and believed that Jesus ...
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Apart from any claim related to antiquity, does the modern Roman Catholic Church claim to be'The Body of Christ'?

An argument to be the Universal Church (made by any organisation) might be the argument of continuity and antiquity, that an organisation can trace its existence back to antiquity such that it can ...
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Concerning the Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults

Why do the American and Canadian Rites of Initiation differ in numbering and in the way that the rites are sometimes celebrated?
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Did the Wise Men see the Star of Bethlehem at the east ? [migrated]

We read at Matthew 2:1-2 King James Version (KJV): " Now when Jesus was born in Bethlehem of Judaea in the days of Herod the king, behold, there came wise men from the east to Jerusalem, saying, ...
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What was the Crown of Thorn in the Lord's Passion made of?

At Matthew 27:29 we see : "..and after twisting some thorns into a crown, they put it on his head. They put a reed in his right hand and knelt before him and mocked him, saying, “Hail, King of the ...
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How can Wisdom be Jesus if Wisdom was created?

Proverbs 8:22 (KJV) The Lord possessed me in the beginning of his way, before his works of old. Even if you take the stance that Proverbs 8:22 means God possessed me at the beginning (i.e. as opposed ...
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What mean “one God”? [duplicate]

Thou believest that God is one... James 2:19 ASV The Bible teaches us that there is one God. The Doctrine of the Trinity says there is only one being in three persons. What does "one being" mean? ...
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Different greek cases for Theos [migrated]

Trying to improve my understanding of biblical greek and ran across something odd. Theos - Θεός is nominative. Theon - Θεόν is accusative. TheO - Θεῷ is dative. Theou - Θεοῦ genitive Theoi - θεοί ...
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Besides Jesus, is there any other figure in the Bible that would claim that some of the prophecies in the Scriptures were about him?

Besides Jesus, is there any other figure in the Bible that would claim that some of the prophecies in the Scriptures were about him?
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Sources for baptismal exorcism of infants?

Are there any Christian texts before 600 CE which discuss the exorcism of infants or suggest that due to ancestral sin or for similar reasons infants are under the power of evil spirits? In ancient ...
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What was the Jewish understanding of baptism?

Considering the message of John the Baptist and the Jewish leaders reaction to it, what was the existing Jewish thought about Baptism? Who needed to be baptized and when?
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Why do some Christians bowdlerise words like “God”, writing “G-d” instead?

Some Christians bowdlerise words like "God", writing it as "G-d" or even "G d". This practice is likely inspired by the Jewish practice to do similar. But while some Jews explain their practice as a ...
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Are females given official priesthood in any christian denomination? [on hold]

My friend in UK claims to have gone to a church where the priest is a woman. Are females given official priesthood in any christian denomination?
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According to Catholicism, when is the Scripture source of infallible doctrine and when is it not?

Infallible doctrines and dogmas of the Catholic Church are directly or indirectly based on Scripture. As this page states: The Church's Magisterium exercises the authority it holds from Christ to ...
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What evidence exists to support church traditions regarding the deaths of the following apostles?

The Bible tells us that King Herod had James killed by the sword (Acts 12:2) but says nothing about the death of Peter, although Jesus made reference to his martyrdom (John 21:18). Is there any ...
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What does the Orthodox Church actually teach about Original Sin?

I've read from this link as followed : In the Orthodox Faith, the term “original sin” refers to the “first” sin of Adam and Eve. As a result of this sin, humanity bears the “consequences” of ...
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How come God didn't bless the land animals with reproduction? [migrated]

According to Genesis 1, among all the living creatures (humanity included), the Lord didn't specifically bless the land beasts with reproduction and multiplication. In Genesis 1:24-25 He just created ...
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If we had to make distinction, which is greater, faith or hope? [Catholic Perspective]

I assume the existence of God a priori. I am looking for an answer from a Catholic perspective.
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Heart of the earth

On what basis do some assume that the phrase "heart of the earth" is equivalent to a burial tomb? For as Jonas was three days and three nights in the whale's belly; so shall the Son of man be three ...
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If God could make Mary sinless, why not anybody else?

In this thread one of the answers states that Catholic tradition has Mary as sinless from conception (if I read it correctly). I don't want to sound flippant here but this begs the question: if God ...
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I'm trying to find a kids' Christian cassette tape

The cassette was made in the 80s or 90 that start with two little girls talking. One of the songs goes like this faith is believing in something I cannot see faith is important if you want to make God ...
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In the belief of the Pentecostals, is God moral, immoral or amoral?

I've been studying on the nature of God and His character. While reading the New Testament I noticed that God operated in a different way in terms of His behavior. In the Old Testament, God had ...
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Would frozen holy water still retain its blessing?

Say that a person had a container with holy water and the water within it froze. Would that frozen holy water still retain its blessing and be efficacious in protecting against evil, be able to be ...
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What does St. Augustine allude to when he writes in 'Confessions'?

In Book 1 of St. Augustine's 'Confessions', we read "Tell me, O God, I beg you; in your mercy tell me, pitiable creature that I am, did my infancy come after some other period of my existence which is ...
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Obligation to get married with partner?

Are Catholics obligated to get married with their partner (i.e., Is the Catholic faith against domestic partnerships)?
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Keeping the Sabbath and Colossians 2:16

Colossians 2:16-17, 20-21 says, 16 So let no one judge you in food or in drink, or regarding a festival or a new moon or sabbaths, 17 which are a shadow of things to come, but the substance is of ...
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In Catholicism, is an object a third-class relic if touched by a saint when they were alive?

So, I know that a piece of a saint's body counts as first-class relic. And I know that third-class relics can be created by touching them to a first-class relic. But usually people only talk about ...

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