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As in most such cases: It depends on the context and is complicated. The relevant norms of the CIC are: Can. 213 The Christian faithful have the right to receive assistance from the sacred pastors out of the spiritual goods of the Church, especially the word of God and the sacraments. Can. 980 If the confessor has no doubt about the disposition of the ...


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Absolution cannot be denied for truly penitent sinners: 1980 Code can. 980If the confessor has no doubt about the disposition of the penitent, and the penitent seeks absolution, absolution is to be neither refused nor deferred.


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Can a church pastor prohibit sacraments to people for any reason, other than mortal sin? The short answer is no. This is bared out in Geremia’s answer. Can. 980 If the confessor has no doubt about the disposition of the penitent, and the penitent seeks absolution, absolution is to be neither refused nor deferred. Difficult times and situations bring out ...


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Is there a difference between “co-redeemer” and “co-redemptrix”? Technically co-redeemer is masculine and co-redeemptrix is female. Definition of co-redemptrix A woman whose participation is believed by some Roman Catholics to be essential for the redemption of humanity Specifically: Virgin Mary The title of co-redeemer is occasionally applied the the ...


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Can a church pastor prohibit sacraments to people for any reason, other than mortal sin? Yes, the Pandemic, is the perfect example as it prohibits the Mass goers to attand Sacrament of the Holy Mass in full capacity of the Church, even if one is pious and have no mortal sin. The Church since the start of pandemic last year prohibits the faithful to attend ...


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There is no difference; Redemptor (Redeemer) and Redemtrix (Redemptress) are simply the Latin for Redeemer in the masculine and feminine forms. The Council of Trent (a Council as yet unrivaled in terms of authority) authoritatively taught that Christ is quote, "alone our Redemmer and Saviour" (Session XXV, emphasis mine; note that this doesn't ...


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Why are there heretics? Why don't they think acts of sodomy are sins? Because of sin and ignorance, the "mystery of iniquity" (2 Thes. 2:7). Specifically, though, because they think condemning homosexual acts (like condemning acts of contraception, adultery, divorce, and concubinage) is not "inclusive", "welcoming", "...


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Does Total Consecration to Mary imply a supernatural wisdom? Generally speaking I believe it does imply a supernatural wisdom coming from God. The Total Consecration to Mary of Pope St. John Paul II is based on the works of St. Louis de Montfort, notably True Devotion to Mary, which he often mentioned in various talks and communications. St. Louis de ...


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According to Pope Francis Mary is not only the bridge joining us to God; she is more. She is the road that God travelled to reach us, and the road that we must travel in order to reach him. Pope Francis like Pope St. John Paul II famous "Totus Tuus" originated from the Total Consecration to the Immaculate Heart of Mary written by St. Louis-Marie ...


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There is no unique argument from the Catholic Church about those objections, but being myself a Catholic I will offer mine. Since IMV this argument has nothing specifically Catholic about it, I will speak just as a Christian. Sure enough, many Christians may disagree with this answer, particularly with the work on the epistemological foundation. Core of the ...


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I have not found anything regarding the Chinese Patriotic Society but there are reports that Xi Jinping has done as you suggest : Catholic churches were torn down or denuded of their crosses and statues. Images of the Madonna and Child replaced with pictures of “People’s Leader” Xi Jinping. Signs posted outside evangelical churches forbidding anyone under ...


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Google calendar for catholic holdiays/holy days of obligation? Questions: Of what denomination/s and region/s is this above calendar? Is there some kind of catholic google calendar that covers all regions? Or at least a list of google calendar links for each region (eg the philippines, hong kong, united states, argentina, etc) ? Hopefully, it includes all ...


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What are the origins that lead Pope St. Pius X in 1906 to approve the prayer invocation: “Mary Virgin Priest, pray for us”? Prior to Pope Pius X’s approval to this invocation, Blessed Pope Pius IX had manifested his approval of the same title in a letter addressed to Msgr Oswald Van den Berghe, author of Marie et le Sacerdoce. Marked by the priestly piety ...


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The supernatural, theological virtue of faith admits degrees; someone can have more of it than another. St. Thomas Aquinas, Summa Theologica II-II q. 5 a. 4 ("Whether faith can be greater in one man than in another?") co.: man's faith may be described as being greater, in one way, on the part of his intellect, on account of its greater certitude ...


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According to Catholic Church, to what extent is faith a gift of God in terms of Romans 12: 3? 3 For I say, by the grace that is given me, to all that are among you, not to be more wise than it behoveth to be wise, but to be wise unto sobriety, and according as God hath divided to every one the measure of faith. Faith is one of the three theological virtues ...


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"Redemptrix" (English: "redemptress") is the feminine version of the masculine "redeemer". The Redeemer is Jesus Christ. The Co-Redemptrix is His Blessed Virgin Mother: A title of the Blessed Virgin as co-operator with Christ in the work of human redemption. It may be considered an aspect of Mary's mediation in not only ...


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Bishops unfaithful to Church teaching on homosexuality The Catechism teaches that homosexual acts are intrinsically disordered. Persons who suffer from same-sex attraction are called by the Church to live chaste lives. Homosexual “marriages” undermine God’s plan for the family, which is oriented to the rearing and educating of children through the ...


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Why do bishops (catholic) in some dioceses say that the Pope is outdated and ignoring scripture by refusing same-sex couples the sacrament of marriage ... I don't know if this is simply a misunderstanding: I'm living in Germany (just like the Bishop mentioned in your link) and last week I was talking to other people of my parish. It turned out that (the ...


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Catholics do not receive "small pieces of sacramental bread", but the Body of Christ (i.e., consecrated Hosts), under the appearances of bread. Cornelius à Lapide, S.J., on 1 Corinthians 11:21: at the time of S. Paul, in imitation of Christ, who, after the common meal* on the Passover lamb, instituted the Eucharist, the Christians instituted ...


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Are Catholics obliged to follow scientific evidence that they find disreputable with respect to the Covid-19 pandemic? The answer seems to be in the negative. But based on the Sacred Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith (CDF) guidelines, but the faithful are also bound by government rules and guidelines. The vaccines are a separate matter. Why? The CDF ...


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Volume 3 (of 5) of the Exegetical Commentary on the [1983] Code of Canon Law (PDF pp. 3269-70) elucidates the "authentic magisterium" that appeared, from Lumen Gentium §25, in 1983 Code Can. 752Although not an assent of faith, a religious submission of the intellect and will (religiosum tamen intellectus et voluntatis obsequium) must be given to a ...


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Exegetical Commentary on the [1983] Code of Canon Law (PDF pp. 3271-2) describes what obsequium* religiosum means: *p. 916 (PDF p. 948) of New Commentary on the [1983] Code of Canon Law: "An exact translation of obsequium is difficult, but 'submission' is not the best one because it exaggerates the force of the Latin. Such English terms as 'respect,' '...


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What is the Biblical Basis for God the Holy Spirit having a spouse? This is a metaphor for the Virgin Mary as having been espoused by the Holy Spirit as she became pregnant through the overshadowing of the Paraclete. The best place to start is at the Annunciation. 26 And in the sixth month, the angel Gabriel was sent from God into a city of Galilee, called ...


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Has the Lord handed over the souls of the redeemed to St Michael? Tibi trádidit Dóminus ánimas redemptórum in supérna felicitáte locamdas. Here follows the Church’s translation taken from the Exorcismus in Satanam et Angelos Apostaticos (page 40) of Rituale Romanum: To thee the Lord has entrusted the service of leading the souls of the redeemed into ...


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Is predestination a Catholic doctrine? If so, how does the Catholic Church harmonise the doctrine of predestination against freewill? The simple answer is YES. The Catholic understanding of predestination or divine election encompasses man’s free-will response in accepting God’s gift of eternal salvation. As Augustine, the great Father and Doctor of the ...


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That the Angel sat upon the stone on rolling it back (Mtt 28:2) is sufficient to prove that the Resurrection of Christ had already taken place; if it had not, the Angel would have stood in reverence. As for the seal, it was not intended to strengthen the closed entrance, as much as to serve as a check on the guards themselves, lest they be bribed by the ...


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The percentage of Catholic priests who indulge in sexual abuse may not be on higher side compared with that of doctors, teachers , policemen et al who have direct interaction with their clients in fiduciary capacity or otherwise. But unfortunately, the news value of alleged abuse by Catholic priests is much more than the other cases put together. The ...


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To answer this question properly, we need to define what the clerical sexual abuse scandal in the Catholic Church is. I see two primary layers: (1) that clerics sexually abused children and minors, and (2) bishops covered-up this abuse, protecting priests from legal consequences, and frequently enabling them to continue abusing. It is my argument that only ...


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Remarriage in New Testament St. Paul says it's better for widows (as for virgins, too) to remain unmarried: 1Cor 7:27 Art thou bound to a wife? Seek not to be loosed. Art thou loosed from a wife* [i.e., a widow]? Seek not a wife. *by either death of the spouse or separation But he does not prohibit widows from remarrying: 1Cor 7:28 But if thou take a wife,...


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How has the Chinese Patriotic Society modified the Bible in China? As far as any Christian denomination is concerned, China is a messy affair when it comes to Christianity in general. Believers are persecuted, arrested and often sentenced to prison without trial. The Chinese Patriotic Catholic Association in China would have to follow all the directives of ...


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