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What does “see” in “The Holy See” mean? Each bishop and archbishop has the ecclesiastical jurisdiction of an episcopal see. The Roman Pontiff (Pope) has complete jurisdiction of the Holy See, also known as Vatican City. An episcopal see is, in the usual meaning of the phrase, the area of a bishop's ecclesiastical jurisdiction. Phrases concerning ...


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"See" comes from the Latin word sedes, which means "seat" or "chair". "Holy See" is Sedes Apostolica (lit. "Apostolic Chair") in Latin. The Oxford English Dictionary (OED) gives this etymology for see, n.1: Etymology: < Anglo-Norman see, sed, sied, siet, sez, siez, Anglo-Norman and Old French se, sie, Middle French sie, siet dwelling (c 1100), ...


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How did Jesus write his full name in civil records? Jesus never signed such a document. There is no historical records or proofs that Our Lord Jesus called the Christ ever signed a single civil document whatsoever. Thus this question is complete speculation to say the least as we have no idea as to how he would do so: Jesus of Nazareth Jesus of Galilee ...


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Where does the Catholic Church condemn naming guardian angels? You can find your answer from the Congregation for Divine Worship and the Discipline of the sacraments Directory on Popular Piety and the Liturgy, PRINCIPLES AND GUIDELINES: Popular devotion to the Holy Angels, which is legitimate and good, can, however, also give rise to possible ...


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Moral virtues can exist in the unbaptized. The supernatural, theological virtue of faith is not necessary to have moral virtues. Moral virtues* can be acquired by purely natural means. Theological virtues must be infused by God; moral virtues are either acquired or infused.*The principal moral virtues are the cardinal virtues: prudence, justice, temperance, ...


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The section "Of the Institution of the Apostolic Primacy in blessed Peter" of the First Vatican Council's Dogmatic Constitution on the Church of Christ (Pastor Æternus) quotes Matthew 16:18 and related verses: We therefore teach and declare that, according to the testimony of the Gospel, the primacy of jurisdiction over the universal Church of God was ...


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First, I'd point out that even in modern times full names are far from unambiguous. My own fairly uncommon first, middle, and last name together are not enough to uniquely single me out. All legal records use some other way of identifying me: a birth certificate number, a social security number, a passport number, a residence permit number. Civil governments ...


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Actually, it's an apostolic concept to see misfortune as the stuff of sanctification, and thankworthy—"all joy:" James 1:2-4 (DRB) My brethren, count it all joy, when you shall fall into divers [trials]; 3 Knowing that the trying of your faith worketh patience. 4 And patience hath a perfect work; that you may be perfect and entire, failing in nothing. ...


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This is a good introduction to the history and philosophy of Modernism: Dominique Bourmaud, One Hundred Years of Modernism: A History of Modernism, Aristotle to the Second Vatican Council (Kansas City, Mo.: Angelus Press, 2006).e-book en español: Cien años de Modernismo: Genealogia del Concilio Vaticano II History Emile Poulat, Histoire, dogme et critique ...


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Your hunch "that it is the Feast of the Assumption" appears correct, at least according to Rev. W. J. Wiseman, “The Titular Feast,” The Pastor 3, no. 5 (March 1885): 129–36. In the § "Practical Directions" (p. 131), he writes: Blessed Virgin is a general title. […](a) If the titulus is simply B. M. V., the titular feast is to be celebrated on the ...


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How does one become a “lay-minister” in the Catholic Church? First of all, what constitutes a Lay minister varies according to the definition employed by pastors and dioceses. That will depend on the type of lay ministry one is involved in. Depending on the field of work the requirements for ministry vary. All dioceses require that the minister has a sense ...


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Only priests duly authorized can perform exorcisms (can. 1172). The Church forbids laymen from doing exorcisms themselves because they are not priests, do not have proper authority, and will only further endanger themselves. Laymen can pray Pope Leo XIII's full St. Michael the Archangel prayer, part of which is in the Rite of Exorcism of the Roman Ritual (...


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Ends do not justify means. It is never permissible to do evil so that good may come about. Sin sometimes must be tolerated in order to prevent a greater evil. St. Thomas Aquinas's answer to the question of "Whether the rites of unbelievers ought to be tolerated?" (Summa Theologica II-II q. 10 a. 11 co.) could be applied, mutatis mutandis, to whether ...


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Which Episcopal Conferences set alternatives for abstinence on Fridays? For starters the Episcopal Conferences of both Canada 🇨🇦 and the United States 🇺🇸 allow it. For Canada: In Canada In accordance with the prescriptions of canon 1253, the Canadian Conference of Catholic Bishops decrees that the days of fast and abstinence in Canada are: ...


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Just to add another point - if you need to work for some important reason on the holy day of obligation and you're not sure if it would be a sin or not, you can always go to your pastor and ask him for the dispensation. This way you will have peace in your heart that it will not be a sin. It is an acceptable practice in Lithuania.


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The 45 theologians found 12 heretical propositions and 8 propositions falling under lesser censures: Theological censures of propositions drawn from the Apostolic Exhortation Amoris laetitia A - HERETICAL PROPOSITIONS 1) AL 83 : ‘The Church ... firmly rejects the death penalty’. If understood as meaning that the death penalty is always and everywhere ...


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Yes, it can be: Scandal So as to avoid scandal, can. 667 on enclosure prohibits certain people from entering cloisters. Can. 667 §4 governs how semi-cloistered nuns (i.e., those with episcopal enclosure) can be outside their convents:§4. For a just cause, a diocesan bishop has the faculty of entering the cloister of monasteries of nuns which are in his ...


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The robbers represent the demons, the fallen angels, who take advantage of man fallen into sin: From the Catena Aurea on Luke 10: AMBROSE: But who are those robbers but the Angels of night and darkness, among whom he had not fallen, unless by deviating from the divine command he had placed himself in their way. and AUGUSTINE: He fell then among ...


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This is great question and an area where most Catholics would struggle to answer. Many, in fact, would probably end up articulating theories of atonement that are generally more Protestant in nature simply because of their prevalence in society. The short answer is this: while it is absolutely a dogmatic teaching that Christ's death on the cross makes ...


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There is no single theory of atonement in Catholicism, but rather the doctrine has developed over time due to speculation from various theologians. Though out of the four you've provided, satisfaction theory is the only one I think you will find an orthodox catholic espousing. The Catholic Encyclopedia entry on atonement is helpful. it may be noted that ...


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Wikipedia's Four Marks of the Church ... one, holy, catholic and apostolic ... links to One true church which purports to outline the Roman Catholic doctrine -- 7 paragraphs with 15 footnotes which I won't copy-and-paste here. That does mention "Peter" four times, including, The Church recognizes that in many ways she is linked with those who, being ...


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St. Thomas Aquinas's Summa Theologica The Summa Theologica* of St. Thomas Aquinas (✝1274) is the best "systematic theology†" work, as it summarizes and consolidates all theology (sacra doctrina, "sacred doctrine") into a coherent whole. The Summa, rejected by Luther and Calvin, has great authority for Catholics and was placed on the altar alongside Holy ...


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Can one perform an exorcism on oneself? The only prayer of exorcism a layperson may say is a simple prayer of exorcism. Solemn exorcisms are reserved to priests in the Latin rite. A layperson may only say an exorcism prayer (of St. Michael the Archangel) if recited in private. In a general sense, the laity may and indeed are encouraged to pray for the ...


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It's probably referring to the use of non-gilded ciboria and chalices instead of gilded ones like these: Fr. Hardon, S.J., says that before Vatican II they were all gold or gold-plated: CHALICE The cup-shaped vessel or goblet used at Mass to contain the Precious Blood of Christ. For centuries it was made of precious material; if it was not of gold, ...


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Revelations 3:17 The word "miser" appears appears in the Latin text of Revelations 3:17: quia dicis quod dives sum et locupletatus et nullius egeo et nescis quia tu es miser et miserabilis et pauper et caecus et nudus Strictly the word means miserable, but here it is often also translated to mean wretched. This is distinct itself from poor, which is "...


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Jesus did pay tax, as we see at Mtt 17: 24-27 "....... "But so that we may not offend them, go to the lake and throw out your line. Take the first fish you catch; open its mouth and you will find a four-drachma coin. Take it and give it to them for my tax and yours." That shows his name was there in the records of the tax authority. It would not have been, ...


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The church father Irenaeus  (130-202) said there were many names that could be produced from the number, and he speculates about the name using the “Greek fashion of calculation”, using the value of the letters contained in 666 and trying to mathematically produce a name. He attributes the erroneous number 616 to a copyist error, and states that none of the ...


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Imagine a biography in which a woman writes: That summer I stayed a week with June Armstrong. Her two brothers, Dean and Neil were there too, but we managed to ignore them. Neil was the one that walked on the moon. And a few chapters later: I sat with June as she stared at the TV, watching her brother Neil as he proclaimed "That's one small step f'...


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The best, most detailed Catholic commentary on St. John's Apocalypse is The Book of Destiny (1956) by Fr. Herman Kramer. cf. the briefer, older commentary: The Apocalypse of St. John (1921) by Fr. E. Sylvester Berry Commenting on Apoc. 12:1 ("woman clothed with the sun"… etc.), Fr. Kramer writes: The woman of chapter twelve is not the Blessed Virgin ...


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If we can thank God for our fortunes why can we not blame him for our misfortunes? First of God is not responsible for all misfortunes in our human existence. But why does God allow evil? God can always obtain a greater good out of any particular evil that may assail us. We must constantly pray for his Divine assistances and bless him as his servant Job ...


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