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The Council of Trent, in this section on baptism, so strongly affirms that sin in a person is utterly remitted The Council of Trent (Session V, Canon 5) declared if anyone denies by the grace of Our Lord Jesus Christ which is conferred in baptism, the guilt of original sin is remitted or even asserts that the whole of that which has the true and proper ...


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By yielding to the tempter, Adam and Eve committed a personal sin, but this sin affected the human nature that they would then transmit in a fallen state. It is a sin which will be transmitted by propagation to all mankind, that is, by the transmission of a human nature deprived of original holiness and justice [sic]. And that is why original sin is called &...


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There are some churches dedicated to the Holy Spirit in Poland: Google Maps Exclude the westmost one - Armenian (not catholic) and the eastmost one - Orthodox. Translation help (in case the map still shows Polish labels) - English to Polish: church - kościół of the Holy Spirit - Świętego Ducha/Ducha Świętego (the ordering of words is not that important in ...


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The Catechism of the Council of Trent (Roman Catechism) lists 5 effects of the sacrament of baptism: Remission of sin Remission of all punishment due to sin Grace of regeneration Infused virtues and incorporation with Christ Character of Christian "what keeps immediate re-infection of the soul from happening" after baptism? Concupiscence remains ...


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This is a legitimate question, but the answer cannot be generalized as the question wishes it, because each case is different (see points of consideration #1, #2 and #4 below). Sample Case For the sake of this question let's consider a specific case: a hypothetical regulation for compulsory Covid-19 vaccination: On January 1st, 2021 a USA federal regulation ...


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There are several churches dedicated to the Holy Spirit in Italy. Padova (Padua): Spirito Santo in Padova – Spirito Santo Venezia (Venice): Chiesa dello Spirito Santo (Venezia) Firenze (Florence): Basilica di Santo Spirito A long list: Chiesa dello Spirito Santo Another: Chiesa di Santo Spirito All are Roman Catholic; quite likely the list is not complete. ...


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Can a communion host be made differently? The valid material of the Eucharistic host is unadulterated wheat reduced to flour, diluted with natural water, and baked with fire. Host (Catholic Encyclopaedia) The shape of a communion host may be different, but generally speaking hosts in the Latin Rite are round. Hosts in many Eastern Rite Churches are cubic ...


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Location of the tabernacle in Catholic churches? To understand why many churches have their tabernacle in places other than over the classical position of behind the main altar we will have to take a walk down memory lane and then try to understand the present situation from an historical perspective. We must acknowledge that we are living in a very modern ...


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Yes, St. Thomas discusses this question in De Malo q. 4 a. 1 "Whether Any Sin Is Contracted by Way of Origin (ex origine)?" (Latin) arg./ad 1: It is said in Ecclesiasticus (15, 18) “Before man is life and death, good and evil, that which he shall choose shall be given him,” from which it can be understood that sin, which is the spiritual death of ...


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Has Peter Lombard ever been venerated in the Catholic Church? Has Peter Lombard ever been officially been given the title of venerable, as in the second step towards being canonized as a saint in the Catholic Church, the simple answer is no. There seems to be no formal documentation to support the fact that he was venerated as such. One of the biggest ...


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How long, and in what cases did Catholics participate in the Black Fast? First of all let us start with a general Catholic definition of a black fast. Black Fast A rigorous form of fasting which, in its most classic form, was limited to one meal per day, not taken before evening, and excluding all flesh meat, eggs, butter, cheese, and milk. Variations have ...


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The Catechism reads: 599 Jesus' violent death was not the result of chance in an unfortunate coincidence of circumstances, but is part of the mystery of God's plan, as St. Peter explains to the Jews of Jerusalem in his first sermon on Pentecost: "This Jesus [was] delivered up according to the definite plan and foreknowledge of God." This Biblical ...


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According to Catholicism, what Old Testament text is referred to in John 19: 36? The Original and True Rheims New Testament of Anno Domini 1582 (page 227) states very clearly in the margin for reference on the bold text of John 19:36 that it refers to Ex 12:46. For these things were done that the scripture might be fulfilled, You shall not break a bone of ...


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According to current Catholic Canon Law, sharing a space in the manner proposed would pose problems. Canon 1205: "Sacred places are those which are designated for divine worship or for the burial of the faithful by a dedication or a blessing which the liturgical books prescribe for this purpose." Canon 1210: Only those things which serve the ...


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I have found the Ignatian way of spiritual discernment to be helpful. It may not be immediately helpful as, like anything else of value, it takes time to learn. Basically, this practice involves meditation on Christ's life as a means to center and ground your own life in Christ. It also involves becoming more aware of your own affections and dispositions so ...


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What changes are made at Masses around the world because of outbreaks like the Covid-19/Coronovirus outbreak? In Germany: Since January or February, Holy Water is no longer available near the doors of the Church because of Corona (*). Until January, the faithful were shaking the hands with next persons when "may the peace with you" was said after ...


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Aspiring to sainthood is certainly a good way to orient one's life. The opportunity to "offer one's life" may not arise right away, but the opportunity to develop a "reputation for holiness" is always available. And, in fact, growing in holiness each day might be exactly the preparation a person needs so that if and when the time comes to ...


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What would a person need to be able to do to be a saint while he was yet alive? Formally declared saints are chosen ultimately by the pope, but only after a thorough investigation of the life, writings, and legacy of the saint candidate. No stone is left unturned. Testimony from witnesses and experts, physical evidence, and the entire life of the person is ...


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Roughly how many churches were built in each century? This question is actually impossible to answer, even remotely. To put it bluntly: It is complicated! To even try to estimate this, even roughly would prove to be not possible. To start with we should consider that as Christianity advanced in it evangelizing of the people of the known world, it would need ...


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According to Catholicism, were all 1st century Christians called “saints” by saints Paul, Jude, John etc, as they addressed all believers reading their New Testament writings as “saints”? The short answer is yes, however he applied other terms to 1st century Christians as well. Saint Paul, the Apostle of the Gentiles employed several terms by which the ...


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The book of Enoch is not part of the canon of the Jewish Tanakh nor the Christian/Catholic Bible. Meaning that it is not accepted as authoritative by jewish or christians. This book is used as part of the kabbalistic literature in the zohar, that in itself could tell you that it is not a great source of information to use for knowing about God (it can be ...


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How many heavens are there? Generally speaking, most Christian denominations admit that there is only one heaven and one hell, although interpretations will vary according to various Christian traditions. The problem with the Book of Enoch is that it is only recognized only by the Ethiopian Orthodox Church as being inspired. No other Christian denomination ...


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To my mind that would require Jesus to travel to the future and read the new testament. To your mind, yes; but, then again, you're not Einstein. The world-renowned physicist taught that the space-time continuum is relativistic, to the point to which a hypothetical observer, situated outside of the Universe, would witness all events happening simultaneously. ...


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According to Catholicism, was Jesus a time traveller? The simple answer is no. Jesus Christ, the Second Person of the Blessed Trinity, in his human nature was truly Our Redeemer and brought us out of sin and into a life of sanctifying grace by his death on the Cross for our salvation. There are no Catholic teachings that state Our Lord, while in his human ...


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Pope Pius XII in his 1956 Assisi allocution said: To separate the tabernacle and the altar is to separate two things which should remain united by their origin and their nature. Altars are meant for sacrifice. After Vatican II, the 1969 General Instruction on the Roman Missal (GIRM), in order to accommodate Protestants, defined the Mass as an assembly, not ...


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Canon Law allows it. Commenting on the 1917 Code's equivalent to the 1983 Code's Can. 1218 Each church is to have its own title which cannot be changed after the church has been dedicated. canonist Dom Charles Augustine, O.S.B., writes: Titles of churches may be: the Blessed Trinity or one of the three Divine Persons35, Jesus Christ or one of the biblical ...


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Was Judas misinformed of the real purpose behind the planned arrest of Jesus? The Jewish Sanhedrin would probably prefer that their true intentions would not be known to Judas, who was one of the twelve. The day Judas Iscariot betrayed Our Lord will go down as being traditionally known as Spy Wednesday Nowhere in Scriptures, do we see Judas asking the ...


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Get bodily ascended into Heaven by God like Enoch or Jesus. The Catholic definition of a “saint” is “someone we know has gone to Heaven”. Normally, this occurs after a person’s death; however, there were a few cases in the Bible where individuals were bodily taken into Heaven while still alive: Enoch, before the Flood, and Jesus, after His resurrection. Some ...


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I think the main way to be considered a saint while still alive is to perform miracles or have miraculous things happen to you. Many saints are called saints while still alive, however I think most saints don't want to be acknowledged as saints as most saints are very humble. A good example of how you can be known as a saint while being still alive is to be ...


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The relationship between the Passover lamb and Christ is an example of a “type” or picture in the Old Testament. There are a number of examples of this kind of thing, such as Jonah, who was “buried” in a fish for three days and three nights, and emerged, as Jesus was buried three days and nights and was resurrected. The Passover lamb is as a sacrifice and a ...


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