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The Catholic Church has a nuanced approach to Biblical inerrancy. An official 2008 publication states inerrancy applies only to that truth which God wanted put into sacred writings for the sake of salvation [and that] the interpreter of Sacred Scripture, in order to see clearly what God wanted to communicate to us, should carefully investigate what meaning ...


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According to the Catholic Church, is belief in trinitarianism required for salvation? Most certainly yes, as from even before the Nicene creed was formulated, candidates for baptism were required to answer several questions to profess belief in the Trinitarian God. From today's Rite of Catholic Baptism (Parents and Godparents answer on behalf of the infant; ...


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What ethical considerations, if any, should Catholic have about cryptocurrencies? An article published on 19 July 2017 suggested that the Vatican may launch a “blessed” cryptocurrency, taxed in favour of the world’s poor. One fear is that nefarious traders would continue their schemes, now under the blessing palms of the Pope. Part of the article said: It ...


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St. Thomas Aquinas addresses exactly this question in Summa Theologica II-II q. 2 a. 8 ("Whether it is necessary for salvation to believe explicitly in the Trinity?"), answering (co.): It is impossible to believe explicitly in the mystery of Christ, without faith in the Trinity, since the mystery of Christ includes that the Son of God took flesh; ...


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Why do English-speaking Catholics say “descended into hell” instead of “descended into Hades” or “into Sheol“? It is simply a matter of a bad translation from the Latin word for inferus. The original Latin goes as such: ”descendit ad inferos” in the Apostles’ Creed. Inferus has normally been translated as the lower regions or the netherworld. Infernus ...


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Could a Catholic Church minister distribute communion to the community while churches are closed? The short answer is yes. This will also depend on which diocese one is living in and even which parish one in living in within a particular diocese. For example in my home Archdiocese of Vancouver, the archbishop has outlined rules for outdoor drive-in mass and ...


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No, marriage in the Catholic Church is not a sacrament ministered by a priest. It is rather a sacrament ministered by the couple. Each minister of the sacrament needs to state their consent. The priest is simply the official witness. https://www.quora.com/Who-is-the-minister-for-the-sacrament-of-marriage-and-how-does-the-sacrament-take-place?share=1 The ...


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Introduction (personal opinion) Before presenting the Catholic Church's teaching on abandoning a person's childhood Catholic faith, I would like to review the connection of all elements in your question: God, heaven, the Catholic church, Atheism, the meaning of Catholic practice, and the fear of not going to heaven if Atheism turns out to be false. God, as ...


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Was the Trinity severed during the the crucifixion? The answer is NO. While I cannot find a specifically Catholic source for this answer, I did find a well-written article by Paul Copan a credentialed philosophy professor with degrees in theology and philosophy: Was the Trinity Broken at the Cross? who in turn relies on a 2012 book Forsaken by a professor ...


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Probably because of the Book of Common Prayer. Outside the Catholic Church the Anglican church dominated English speaking Christianity, and for three hundred years the Book of Common Prayer was the single source of liturgy for the church. It's cultural significance was such that even those who were not part of the Church of England (and most people were at ...


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Yes, they be anathema who holdeth that idea: If anyone shall not confess that the nature or essence of the Father, of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost is one, as also the force and the power; [if anyone does not confess] a consubstantial Trinity, one Godhead to be worshipped in three subsistences or Persons: let him be anathema. For there is but one God even ...


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Does the Catholic Church hold that the embodied state after the final judgment is better than heaven before being embodied, or from an individual perspective is there really no difference qualitatively in the two states? The short answer is: YES, embodied state is better, and we will definitely notice the difference qualitatively! The Doctrine of the ...


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Are there souls in hell who contributed to other soul's salvation? The short answer is probably, but seeing to the fact that the Church does not know who is in hell, it remains an impossible question to answer with absolute certainty. The Catholic Church can declare a person a saint, thus in heaven, but has never declared another damned! The Popes as ...


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The Trinity is a Dogma of the Catholic Church 1 THE creed which is called Apostolic is composed essentially of (1) a Trinitarian part, three articles professing faith in three divine persons; (2) a Christological part which was added to the first section. Denzinger All Dogmas of the Catholic Church must have the full "obedience of faith" by ...


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Heresy is distinguished as follows: Material heresy occult (hidden)e.g., privately thinking there are 4 Divine Persons publice.g., preaching that there are 4 Divine Persons Formal heresypertinacious adherence to heresy even after corrected by an ecclesiastical superior or tried for the crime of heresy in a canonical trial*e.g., continuing to preach that ...


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Does a priest have to consume the Eucharist no matter the state of his soul? Can a priest decide not to consume the Eucharist during mass if in doubt whether he is in mortal sin? The short answer is no. The celebrant must always consume the sacred host at mass, in which he acted as a consecrator of the sacred species. Moreover, the celebrant's Communion is ...


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What constitutes consent to marriage? So there is no doubt about this issue concerning your example: The Marriage would not be considered valid. I am including the whole revenant material from the Code of Canon Law on this subject: 6III. Matrimonial Consent* 1625 The parties to a marriage covenant are a baptized man and woman, free to contract marriage, who ...


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Intrinsic value of the Mass infinite Fr. Chad Ripperger, in his Summer 2003 Latin Mass Magazine article "Merit of a Mass", argues that Masses using 1962 Missals and earlier have greater extrinsic merit, while their intrinsic merit (Christ's infinitely meritorious sacrifice) is the same. He quotes Pohle, J. (1911). Sacrifice of the Mass. In The ...


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"Sex-change operations" are mutilations of the body, changes in the accidents (not substance) of a human.(The soul doesn't have a sex; St. Ambrose On Virginity ch. 15: "anima enim sexum non habet", "for the soul doesn't have a sex".) Only scars of wounds, not lost limbs or major mutilations, can remain in resurrected bodies, as ...


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Would believing the coming again of the Son of Man has already happened be considered heretical by the Catholic Church? The short answer is yes, as it definitely goes against the traditional point of view of the Church and almost all Catholics would not accept it. It also goes against the Apostles Creed: "He will come again to judge the living and the ...


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Fear shouldn't drive your actions There are many reasons to believe or not believe and each is personal - that isn't the debate here. It sounds like you've made your mind up and have realised that you don't believe in a God anymore. Your life so far has likely included many days in sunday school highlighting the importance of following Catholicism and the ...


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This answer is based on a Catholic Answers website article by Catholic Apologist Tim Staples: Why Are There Two Judgments. From an individual's perspective, according to CCC 1022, upon death the immortal soul immediately enter into one of possible 3 states (as particular judgment): the blessedness of heaven immediately [for the saints] the blessedness of ...


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How is this question different than other angelic visitations to John the Baptist's father and to the shepherds in the field? I think it is self evident that the veracity of the prophetic message was validated by subsequent events which occurred prior to when the narrative was written down by Luke. In all 3 instances, empirical verification of parts of the ...


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For the individual receiving the apparition, the answer embedded in the question is indisputably all that the recipient needs : ... when you have a real apparition from Heaven you just now [sic] that it is true. [Copied and pasted from the OP] Others, who did not personally receive the communication, will have to make up their own minds, based on several ...


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Morality of mining Cryptocurrency mining Bitcoin mining is not gambling any more than actual gold mining is gambling or running algorithms on computers is gambling. Mining is essential to the functioning of ledgers based on blockchains. Mining Bitcoin mining is the process of making computer hardware do mathematical calculations for the Bitcoin network to ...


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Bellarmine wrote arguing the Catholic position and attempted to demonstrate that the Lutheran position, on a range of matters, was incorrect. He frequently did this along the lines of "our adversaries argument is this, but I think they are mistaken because..". In that contest "adversaries" means those on the other side of the question, ...


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Are Catholics allowed to entertain that the Old Vulgate might contains errors? The Old Vulgate Bible translation of St. Jerome is free of errors on faith and moral. Like any translation there may be technical error of nuance of given words or expressions that may have been translated better. Pope Pius XII declared the Vulgate as "free from error ...


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What is the Catholic definition of divinity? Catholic Culture puts it in a nutshell! Divinity Definition The attribute of being divine. In an absolute sense only the infinite God is divine. but the term is sometimes loosely applied to others than God, either mistakenly or because of some relationship they have to God. (Etym. Latin divinus, belonging to God.)...


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Holiness is how godlike one is. God is charity (1 Jn. 4:8). Since charity can increase (Summa Theologica II-II q. 29 a. 4) or decrease (a. 10),* so can holiness increase or decrease. *cf. On Love and Charity: Readings from the Commentary [of St. Thomas Aquinas] on the Sentences of Peter Lombard pp. 31-55, 66-80


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We see not one but many angels, administering to Jesus , for instance after the temptations in the wilderness: Then the devil left him, and suddenly angels came and waited on him. - (Mtt 4: 11) But we see only one angel giving comapany to him at the Garden of Gethsemane: He withdrew about a stone’s throw beyond them, knelt down and prayed, “Father, if ...


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