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What was the impetus for restoring the Consecration of a Virgin in the 20th Century?

The United States Association of Consecrated Virgins says the following about their sacramental: The Consecration of a Virgin is one of the oldest sacramentals in the Church, and one of the fruits ...
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Can a penitent bring another person with them to confession, such as an interpreter or caregiver?

Say that a person wanted to go to Confession, but they wanted someone to join them. Perhaps an interpreter* or a caregiver (of the sort that helps with medical or mental issues). Would that be ...
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What are St. Thomas Aquinas's views on fatherhood?

What are St. Thomas Aquinas's views on fatherhood? Did he define fatherhood (paternitas)?
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sectarianism in Christianity

Much like the Jews and Muslims, Christians are also separated into many different sects. What is the history of sectarianism in Christianity? Did Jesus prophecy that his followers will also divide? ...
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Do Jehovah’s Witnesses recognize marriage out of their religion?

I am dating a Jehovah Witness male who is a marvelous man. He is divorced from his wife after 22 years of sub standard wife treatment. I am born and raised Christian and we have open dialog over our ...
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If an Eastern Rite Catholic marries in the Western rite, does he/she need to formally change rites?

All the Eastern rites of the church are in communion with the Pope, else they would be a variant of Orthodox Christianity. However, say there was an Eastern Rite man marrying a Western Rite woman. ...
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Do Catholics believe in other apparitions like Mary? Or is she unique in this respect?

From the outside looking in, it appears that the Catholic believe that Mary has and does appear to people somewhat frequently. It seems to be called "apparitions" . You read more about them on this ...
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Why don't Christians keep kosher and Shabbos, being Jesus was Jewish and obviously did? [duplicate]

My question is a simple one: if Jesus was Jewish, he would have kept kosher, so why don't his followers? Thank you.
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Does the biblical criteria for prophethood constitute that Muhammad is a true Prophet of God? [on hold]

What is the criteria for Muhammad to be a true Prophet of God? Elaboration of the question: Biblical criteria as in what are the biblical requirements for a prophet to be a true Prophet of God. ...
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Who were the Black Canons on the Augustinian Priory of Inchmahome in Scotland?

Recently, while on holiday in Scotland, I visited the ruins of the Augustinian Priory of Inchmahome on the Lake of Mentieth, near to Aberfoyle and Loch Lomond. The priory was founded in 1238 by the ...
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Aside from St. Vincent Ferrer, are any other saints said to have had the “gift of tongues”?

What I am not asking about: Glossolalia, as practiced by Charismatics in the modern day. What I am asking about: St. Vincent Ferrer was born in Spain and travelled as far north as Germany and ...
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How does Catholic Church adapt its dogma to the tremendous changes that happen in human society? [duplicate]

Introduction I have recently read 21 Lessons for the 21st Century by Yuval Noah Harari which also deals with some issues the religion has faced or might face in the 21st century (source): In the ...
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Was Jesus Christ the God? [on hold]

Peace be with you! Does God need food and water to stay alive? Did Jesus Christ need food and water to stay alive? Was Jesus Christ the God when he needed food and water to stay alive?
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Why did Our Lady of Lourdes say “I am the Immaculate Conception” and not “I am immacutalely conceived” or “I am the Mother of God”?

In 1858 St. Bernadette asked for the name of the beautiful Lady who was appearing to her. The Beautiful Lady answered her "I am the Immaculate Conception." Why didn't she simply tell her she was the ...
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Why was it said Salvation is only through Jesus?

It was stated in the answer (https://christianity.stackexchange.com/a/15634/45797) to a question (How were people saved before ~33AD?), as follows; No one, either prior to the cross or since the ...
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If God intends to destroy Jesus would he be able to prevent Him? [on hold]

If God intends to destroy Jesus would he be able to prevent Him? If God intends to destroy me, you, us all - who would be able to prevent Him? The question is: Can anyone prevent Him? Can Jesus ...
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how can we say that jesus as the wisdom at city gates? [on hold]

the book of proverb introduces the lady wisdom which is co-existed with god, and in the gospel of john we find jesus, the incarnated word who also existed with the father. can we identify any ...
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Magi Kings. Good or bad?

Recently I have a doubt related to the Three Magi Kings. Although, we all know that there are "denominations"that celebrate a special day in honor of them, there are others that do not. In Matthew ...
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Difference between Christ and Messiah?

Really need to understand the difference between Christ and Messiah
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Tackling Catholic philosophy and theology

I'd like to read and understand Catholic theology, philosophy and Tradition as best as I can. I'm a biologist and not a philosopher/theologian -- and as such, I cannot (and thus far have not) ...
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Why is the Bishop of Rome the successor of Peter if he was also Bishop of Antioch? [duplicate]

The Pope as the head of the Catholic Church is the successor of Peter the apostle, through a doctrine called the papal primacy of the Bishop of Rome. Basically, the Catholic position is that Jesus ...
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Does God need food and water to stay alive?

Peace be with you! Does God need food and water to stay alive? Did Jesus Christ need food and water to stay alive? Was Jesus Christ the God when he needed food and water to stay alive?
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Did God want Satan to tempt Jesus as a means of showing the spiritual realm that Jesus's love for and loyalty to God was undeniable?

Matthew 4:1 "Then Jesus was led by the Spirit into the wilderness to be tempted by the devil." I am wondering if God wanted Jesus to be tempted by Satan as a means of showing Satan and the demons, ...
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Genesis Chapter 3 serpent origins [closed]

1 Now the serpent, the devil, was more crafty than any of LORD God's creation. He said to the first human woman, “Did God really say, ‘You must not eat from any tree in the garden’?” 2 The woman ...
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How did Jethro know Moses's God?

Jethro appeared to be a friendly guy to Moses, and even appeared to agree with what Moses believed in, especially in theological terms (i.e. worshipping Yahweh). If that's the case, then how did ...
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Were the early Christians known by any other name?

We see in Acts 11:24-26 (NRSVCE): "For he was a good man, full of the Holy Spirit and of faith. And a great many people were brought to the Lord. Then Barnabas went to Tarsus to look for Saul, and ...
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Is Jesus the last Prophet?

Many Muslims believe that the Prophet of Islam is the Last prophet of God. Does this belief of 'last' Prophet exist in Christianity as well? Do any Christians believe that any other prophet will ...
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James first or Paul's letters

Is the letter of James promoting "Faith without deeds . . .is empty" in response to Paul or are the Pauline references to "Faith alone" a response to James? In reading them it seems James might the ...
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Can a Catholic priest excommunicate someone for premarital sex?

I was a Catholic. I did my sacraments according to the Catholic lifestyle. When I was born, I was baptized. Around age of 8 years, I got my First Holy Communion, and around 14 years of age, I went to ...
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I have a birth Mark on my left side and feel like my life isn't chosen for me. I have found that said yeshua was stabbed on the left side [closed]

enter image description here Hmm I haven't found anything that said I am anything special. I pray to yhwh and I learned his name is yeshua. I have dreams of future events when a kid. As a adult I have ...
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Where did people who lived in Jesus's time go to when they died?

This sounds weird but when Jesus existed between approx. 6-3 BCE to 33 CE in Judea as a man (still retained His God nature) how were people living in this exact time frame judged after they died? ...
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Did Lucifer sacrifice himself for the world for the goodness, happiness and prosperity of everyone? [on hold]

Because according to the OT, Jesus is not the only son of God, because there are many sons of God: And it came to pass, when men began to multiply on the face of the earth, and daughters were born ...
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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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Why is the Gospel of Luke the only Gospel to claim Jesus was John the Baptist's cousin?

Why is Luke's Gospel the only of the four Gospels to make the assertion that Jesus was the cousin of John the Baptist?
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Can an indulgence be obtained for a deceased non-Catholic Christian?

The Manual of Indulgences published by the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops states that The faithful can obtain partial or plenary indulgences for themselves, or they can apply them to ...
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Who was Luke related to in the Bible?

Who was Luke related to in the Bible
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easy yoke and heavy cross

I am having difficulty reconciling a tension that I see in the teachings of Jesus. In Matthew 11:28--30 Jesus tells us 28 “Come to me, all you that are weary and are carrying heavy burdens, and I ...
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Regarding the practice of “cast lots”. Was this done by Jews only or did others practice it?

Regarding the practice of 'cast lots' in the Old Testament. Was this used by Jews only or did others use this method?
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What does “and the truth will set you free” mean? [closed]

John 31 So He said to the Jews who had believed Him, “If you continue in My word, you are truly My disciples. 32 Then you will know the truth, and the truth will set you free.” What does mean? Does ...
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The Mystery of King Og - I don't quite understand it [closed]

So I recently watched a video about King Og, and from it, I developed a few theories. The video talked about King Og who was probably the last giant on earth, and he was also the last oldest man on ...
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Is Neochristianity a heretical subsect? [closed]

People are getting fed up with the Vatican pedophilic scandals This extremely weird new sect has pseudognostic et pagan concoction of beliefs enterwebbened with christianity that we are so used to ...
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Where does calling Heaven “My True Country” come from?

I was reading C.S. Lewis' Mere Christianity yesterday; in the chapter on Hope, Lewis refers to Heaven and his "True Country". Perhaps it's a coincidence, but there's a Newsboys song with that as a ...
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Should dating couples who put themselves regularly to the occasion of sin be granted absolution if they do not have a will to avoid such situations?

Definitions. dating couple = (young) man and (young) women who have a boyfriend-girlfriend relationship between them. Question. Should dating couple which regularly (or just without any good reason) ...
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Zechariah 14 and Acts 1 according to those who reject the deity of Christ

Zechariah 14:1-5 (DRB) Behold the days of the Lord shall come, and thy spoils shall be divided in the midst of thee. 2 And I will gather all nations to Jerusalem to battle, and the city shall be ...
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Did Jesus Christ study Psalm 2? [closed]

Did Jesus Christ study Psalm 2 that he claimed to be the son of God? Did Jews of his time not read Psalm 2 where it explicitly says that David was a son of God just as Jesus claimed to be, that they ...
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What did Evangelist Luke mean by 'many' in his introductory statement? [migrated]

We see the introductory paragraph of the Gospel according to Luke, as follows: Since many have undertaken to set down an orderly account of the events that have been fulfilled among us, Luke 1 ...
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Was Jesus good at singing? [closed]

At Matthew 26: 27-30 we see: Then he took a cup, and after giving thanks he gave it to them, saying, “Drink from it, all of you; for this is my blood of the covenant, which is poured out for many ...
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Does the text of the 13th Century Vita of St. Dymphna still exist today?

The 1913 Catholic Encyclopedia says the following about St. Dymphna: The earliest historical account of the veneration of St. Dymphna dates from the middle of the thirteenth century. Under Bishop ...
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Recommendations for Ancient Greek NT “versions”

What are some methods I can use to look for and find an Ancient Greek Bible that I can buy and use? My goal is to find one that would be as accurate as possible to the manuscripts. If my use of "...
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What does “son of thy handmaid” means in Psalm 86:16 and Wisdom 9:5?

King Solomon and King David identified themselves both as servant although King and more so, both of them said they are the "son of thy handmaid". Are the mothers of King Solomon and King David a ...

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