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CCC 2286-7 is referring to unintuitive extensions of scandal. A teacher who prevents her students from learning would be causing scandal by indirectly leading them to do future evil through ignorance. A teacher who angers her students is both preventing them from learning, and is undermining their trust in legitimate authorities (i.e. teachers). I think ...


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Reminiscent of Ephesians 6:4And you, fathers, provoke not your children to anger: but bring them up in the discipline and correction of the Lord. St. Thomas's commentaryWhen he says And you, fathers, provoke not your children to anger, it is not that the fathers must give in to their will in all matters. Here it must be noted that the authority of a father ...


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If baptism washes away original sin, why do women still get periods and pain? Baptism removes both Original Sin and actual sin from our souls. Let me point out first the aspect of what Baptism does. The Catechism of the Catholic Church states: 1263 By Baptism all sins are forgiven, original sin and all personal sins, as well as all punishment for sin.66 In ...


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The Catechism is not exactly a clear to get an answer to this question. Although the Bible says that pain during childbirth is a punishment (as well as man's toil, which I can attest to and woman being subjected to her husband, which I can't exactly attest to but I've heard things about in antiquity). Although it is proper to each individual, original sin ...


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The strange thing about death penalty is that there is no uniformity across the nations on the crimes to which it is applicable, level of the court which is competent to award it, different authorities to whom appeal can be made, and the manner by which the convict is put to death in execution of the penalty. India, for instance, is a secular nation where ...


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