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Does the Catholic Church have a contingency plan for the case that the pope and all cardinals are dead? There is no known official contingency plan for the Catholic Church in the case that if God forbid the pope and the entire College of Cardinals were to perish due to some unforeseen catastrophic event such as a terrorist attack or some highly contagious ...


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A pastor is a priest with primary responsibility of the cure of souls over a parish (Canon 519) A parochial vicar (Canon 545) assists the pastor in carrying out those duties, most often due to the size of the parish, but Canon Law also allows appointing a parochial vicar over a portion of the parish (for example a group within the parish which speaks a ...


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A (validly) married Catholic cannot be invincibly ignorant of the sinfulness of adultery because marriage consent, "the efficient cause of matrimony" (Summa Theologica suppl. q. 45 a. 1), is consent to "the union of persons directed to one purpose" (ibid. ad 2; cf. q. 44 a. 1), or as Canon Law expresses it: 1917 CIC 1081 (1983 CIC 1057) ...


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What does Mary look like in the Fatima Apparitions? Your quotation from “We are not alone in the Universe” by Konrad Kulczyk, seems to be at odds with Catholic statements about Our Lady and her apparitions at Fátima in 1917. Konrad Kulczyk seems to almost make the whole situation the imaginations of three little children. Nothing is further from the truth. ...


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The objection is irrelevant. A decision on a matter that serious does not happen in isolation. CCC 1857 For a sin to be mortal, three conditions must together be met: "Mortal sin is sin whose object is grave matter and which is also committed with full knowledge and deliberate consent." Put in the vernacular: so ya knew it was wrong and ya did ...


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Baptism, in the Catholic Church, is sometimes called "the gateway to the Sacraments": Holy Baptism is the basis of the whole Christian life, the gateway to life in the Spirit (vitae spiritualis ianua), and the door which gives access to the other sacraments. Catechism of the Catholic Church paragraph 1213 and Baptism [is] the gateway to the ...


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Yes Divinum Officium has Mass propers for the pre-Vatican II, 1962 and earlier calendars; and there is a daily reading website for Novus Ordo Masses.


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G.K. Chesterton might not have explicitly explained it, owing to the fact that he very rarely talked about his wife out of extreme prudence. From his poetry you can tell that he loved her dearly, but he was a "Kept Man" as it was who was not let out of her sight. Frances Chesterton for her part was a content Anglican. It was harder for her to embrace ...


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I have been a practicing Catholic for 65 years and in all those years in multiple parishes and different dioceses I have NEVER heard the Apostles Creed used in place of the Nicene Creed except since the 2011 change made it optional for Lent and Easter seasons. I have lived in Europe for a few years and never heard the Apostles Creed used in place of the ...


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I will put out some points and hope that it at least narrows the target sufficiently. Under the list heading of this document: Capitulares de la Catedral de Durango mencionados en este volumen. [Google translated meaning:] Capitulars of the Cathedral of Durango mentioned in this volume. It seems that Agustín Fernández de San Vicente receives this ...


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I am going to extrapolate from the behavior of the California fathers under the assumption that they followed canon law. The answer depends on which sort of officiant is involved. It turns out there are lots of examples of an Officiant who is not a priest — they could even be women — for provisional (partial) baptisms. Then the sacrament could be completed ...


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It is obvious by the text that the Holy Father is encouraging the faithful to recite both prayers at the end of the Rosary. However, the pope is simply making this a recommendation in order to help end the pandemic of the covid-19 situation. The faithful may say one or the other, maybe even both of them or neither one at all. Some are already praying the ...


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There is no general rule for how to read the entire Catholic Bible. I have done it from beginning to end, by reading the Sacred Scriptures for a little over a half hour each morning until I finished with the book of Revelation. Personally, I chose at least a half an hour of reading each day because the Church permits one to gain a plenary indulgence if one ...


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The Church played a significant role during the Middle Ages because religion was an important aspect of daily life for European Christians. When the Black Death struck Europe in 1347, the Church struggled to cope with the plague’s damaging consequences and its reputation suffered as a result. The Black Death contributed to the decline in the confidence and ...


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According to Catholicism, who are “the elect”? In a nutshell, this term for Catholics refers to the Church Militant and the Church Triumphant. Here follows what the Catholic Encyclopedia has to say on the subject of the Elect: Elect Denotes in general one chosen or taken by preference from among two or more; as a theological term it is equivalent ...


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Human acts Prümmer, O.P., Handbook of Moral Theology pp. 7-8: 9. Three definitions which do not differ essentially from each other are usually given: a human act is one which proceeds from the deliberate will of man; or, an act which proceeds from the knowledge of the intellect and the impulse of the will; or, an act of which man himself is the master. ...


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The answer is very much context dependent. In principle it is logically possible for a Catholic to be invincibly ignorant about any moral fact. But it is incredibly difficult for a Catholic person (or any other person) to be ignorant of the fact that adultery is wrong. Given the visibility with which the Catholic faith --- and indeed, Christianity and ...


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It depends how one got into the situation of "sleep[ing] with someone other then his husband or wife". If it's an indirectly willed act (e.g., one lost his ability to make informed decisions, such as by getting drunk; cf. §94 of Moral Theology), then this adultery certainly is a formal sin. If one was tricked into it (as Jacob was with Lia in Gen. 29:23-25), ...


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What are the steps and permissions required to add more “patronages” to saints? Apart from having a group of faithful that invoke a particular saint for for a particular cause, there are no official rules or norms in order to establish a certain Catholic saint the patron saint of something in particular. In other words, the faithful remain free to add ...


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Is there a standard text of the Litany of Loreto accepted for universal use by the Catholic Church? The short answer is yes. The universal standard text for the Universal Catholic Church is in Latin and can be found in the Rituale Romanum (Page 266). For standard texts of the above mentioned litany in other vernacular languages, one simply has to look in ...


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How many mortal sins did/does Satan do? Did Satan commit just one mortal sin? Satan lost sanctifying grace by committing the sin of pride alone (not envy, disobedience, or any other sin; cf. Hugon, O.P., Tractatus Dogmatici vol. 1 p. 693, PDF p. 353). Suárez's De angelis lib. 7 cap. 15 (pp. 897-910) goes into much depth regarding the question of "Whether, ...


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Because they are not heretic, and shared communion for ~ 1000 years. The split between Eastern Orthodox and Roman Catholicism that we take for granted now was crystalized in 1054 when the leaders of both of those Christian communities pronounced anathema on each other. (This is also described as a mutual excommunication). Before then, the Church of Rome ...


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What is the history behind the tradition of making the sign of the cross? Throughout the history of the Catholic Church, there have been various ways to make the sign of the cross. Probably one of the best sources would be the Catholic Encyclopedia. Sign of the Cross A term applied to various manual acts, liturgical or devotional in character, which ...


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Has the Catholic Church ever thought of replacing the prayer “Tower of ivory, pray for us” in the Litany of Loreto? The short answer is no. There is no need to replace or even suppress the invocation “Tower of ivory, Pray for us” from the Litany of the Blessed Virgin Maryalso known as the Litany of Loreto (Litaniae lauretanae). Besides the image of an ...


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May a priest say Mass for himself? The short answer is yes. There is nothing forbidding such a thing. Personally, I would recommend this. Priests must sanctify themselves and the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass is, as Pope St. Paul VI said, the Mass is the apex of our faith. Priests may say the Mass intention for themselves. There is nothing to prevent a ...


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All murder, as mortal sin, cannot usually be forgiven within Catholic teaching without going through confession again, so apart from confession of THAT new sin he/she will have to undergo punishment. Three points are worth considering however: 1. Forgiveness comes ultimately from God and is bestowed on those who genuinely repent even in Roman Catholic ...


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How does the Catholic Church narrate the seal which was put on the tomb of Jesus? The Catholic Church, like many other denominations, relies on archeological evidence to explain this matter. The stone itself sealed the tomb! Mark 15:46 reads, “Then Joseph bought a linen cloth, and taking down the body, wrapped it in the linen cloth, and laid it in a ...


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The celebrant’s position and proximity to the participants? There is certainly not enough historical evidence to give an exact date on this usage within the Holy celebration of the Mass. It may in fact have come from the Apostles, but we just do not have the proper data at hand. What is certain, is the fact that this practice existed very early within the ...


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Yes. St. Alphonsus addresses this question in Theologia Moralis vol. 1, l. 6, n. 919 (pp. 675-6): An autem, si vir se retrahat post seminationem, sed ante seminationem mulieris, possit ipsa statim tactibus se excitare, ut seminet?Whether, if the man pulls out after insemination, but before the insemination of the woman, she can still excite herself with ...


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I found by re-reading the package of documents about his appointment (RGHC AHAD-246 f. 0282-0313) that there were two formal steps for Fernández to take "possession" of his canonry: collation and canonical institution. These are nothing specific to Durango. The former is the conferment of a benefice, i.e., the income from an endowed fund administered by the ...


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