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Has the Catholic Church officially denounced the superstition involving Friday the 13th?

Has the Catholic Church officially denounced the superstition involving Friday the 13th? Superstition in all its forms has been condemned since the foundation of the Christendom. To denounce such a ...
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Must Catholics believe in Christ's historicity?

Yes, Catholics must believe in the historicity of Christ. Is there some philosophical doctrine in Catholicism which does not require to believe in the historicity of Christ No. This is the heresy ...
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What is a Catechism and when and how did they originate

Have a read of the Wikipedia article on Catechesis: churches have long been using the terms "catechist" to refer to teachers and "catechumens" to refer to students, both based on the Greek word ...
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Is the sign of the Cross as well as the crucifix a Catholic “trade mark”?

Is the sign of the Cross as well as the crucifix a Catholic “trade mark”? The Catholic Church does not have a trade mark on this subject, but the sign of the cross, crosses and crucifixes are ...
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Does Eastern Orthodoxy approve the use of contraception?

According to the Orthodox Church In America contraception is only permitted when danger or hardship would come to the family as a result of birth of a child as seen here on their website The ...
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How do Christian denominations define what the meaning of life is?

According to the Book of Mormon, the purpose of life to find joy: 2 Nephi 2:25 Men are, that they might have joy By nature, humans are miserable creatures: Mosiah 3:19 For the natural man is an ...
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What is a Catechism and when and how did they originate

I would like to share some further research I did on this question. Here is a short extract from the Catholic Encyclopedia: "Catechumen," in the early Church, was the name applied to one who had ...
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which denominations have a catechism and if possible can you add a link to it?

A summary of every catechism and every denomination which subscribes to a catechism would be near enough impossible. However, of the larger "camps" of denominations, the following at the very least do ...
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What is closest thing Baptists have to a catechism?

There are several Baptist Catechisms. The one our church uses is "The Shorter Catechism: a modest revision for baptist today". Here is the link http://www.vor.org/truth/95cat/te95ct01.html It is ...
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How do Christian denominations define what the meaning of life is?

The Westminster shorter catechism states: Q. What is the chief end of man? A. To glorify God and enjoy Him forever! The Heidelberg Catechism takes a more somber view of man and tackles the question ...
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How do Christian denominations define what the meaning of life is?

The Dutch catholic school catechism opens with (translated as good as I can) Why are we on earth? We are on earth so serve God and by doing so be happy here and hereafter The Dutch protestant ...
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In modern emerging Evangelicalism, how does less focus on General Revelation imply a more Experience-oriented religion?

Christian worldview But the why's of Christianity were left out. ... The satisfaction the students showed when they realized that the Christian worldview provided reasons and answers that the average ...
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In modern emerging Evangelicalism, how does less focus on General Revelation imply a more Experience-oriented religion?

But when there is less known about the strong Apologetic foundation of Christianity, it seems that the average Christian must rely on experiences he has encountered, to maintain his faith. Would this ...
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Has the Catholic Church officially denounced the superstition involving Friday the 13th?

The Church's attitude towards superstition has been described in detail in Ken Graham's answer. As an aside, the premise of the question is flawed: Surely the Catholic Church is aware that many of ...
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Is the sign of the Cross as well as the crucifix a Catholic “trade mark”?

According to Fr. Spiral, the sign of the Cross is the peculiar property of Catholics all the world over and so ancient that it is generally believed to have been introduced by the Apostles. Here is a ...
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Why is the first question of the Westminster Shorter Catechism so different from the Westminster Confession opening statement?

To discover why the first question of the Westminster Shorter Catechism appears to be different to the first section of the Confession (‘Of The Holy Scriptures’), I read comments written by those ...
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What is closest thing Baptists have to a catechism?

I would say Southern Baptist don't use a "catechism". I was a member for 20 years and never heard of a Baptist catechism. I am now a Regular Baptist. We don't use a catechism either. Each local ...
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