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This whole subject is dealt with, admirably and historically, by the Wikipedia article Lord's Supper in Reformed Theology and I thoroughly recommend it. The word ποιέω in Greek (see Strong 4160 and, therein, Thayer's comments in particular) covers a variety of concepts expressed in English by 'make' 'do' 'fashion' and (notably in this case) 'cause' and '...


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The phrase in Luke 22:19, “do this in remembrance of me” is subject to different interpretations. I will provide a Lutheran answer. Literally in Luke 22:19, it is “do this into (Greek eis) my remembrance.” The question becomes, Who is to remember whom? The Greek allows for at least two options: (1) our remembering Christ (the dominant Protestant view), and (...


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The relevant canons are: Can. 915 Those who have been excommunicated or interdicted after the imposition or declaration of the penalty and others obstinately persevering in manifest grave sin are not to be admitted to holy communion. Can. 916 A person who is conscious of grave sin is not to celebrate Mass or receive the body of the Lord without previous ...


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Irenaeus became the bishop of Lyons about 178 AD. There are two major works by him known to us: Against Heresies and Proof of the Apostolic Preaching The purpose of this article is to discuss Irenaeus’ view of the nature of Christ (his Christology). In the quotes below, “P” stands for Proof of the Apostolic Preaching while “I” to “V” stand for the first ...


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A relative of mine, who was still officially a baptised Jehovah's Witness though had slipped out the back door of the religion for many years, came very close to getting the help of a Catholic priest to do an exorcism. Not for herself, but for a work colleague who appeared to have become demon possessed after an ouija board session. This was in a hotel where ...


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There is a good section on the Glory of God in the Catholic book I quote from below. First, examination is made of some of the Hebrew and Greek biblical texts that speak of God's glory. Then quotes are given from centuries before the Reformation, and as you specifically ask for such ancient quotes, I will give them. Note that the comments following (by ...


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What will be the role of (non-baptized) cafeteria Catholics in the Catholic Synodal Way? In one way, this is a non-question, if you take into consideration of the non-baptized. Enterance into the Church starts with baptism. If someone is still unbaptized, they are thus not considered members of the Catholic Church. 1213 Holy Baptism is the basis of the ...


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Does the 5th Veritas Covid Whistleblower on Pfizer change the Catholic Church's position on the the morality of the Pfizer vaccine? Possibly, but I doubt it. If true it will probably say to simply try to avoid it in favour of the least offensive vaccine on the market. For the moment the allegations refer to testing of the vaccine and not in it’s ...


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So it looks like Darcy O'Brien was right after all, there are some hidden popes. Upon further f-12 inspection, it appears as if St. Linus and St. Peter were somehow excluded from their rightful place within the <div> tag of popes. Clicking on 1st century popes will show them, and they will remain visible when you go back to "filter by century&...


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According to Catholicism, did any of the soldiers who crucified Jesus reciprocate the forgiveness granted to them through the Lord's intersession? The short answer is possibly! Traditionally the Church holds that St. Longinus, the soldier that pierced Our Lord’s side did convert and his feast day is March 25, the ancient piously believed day of the actual ...


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Aquinas understood rapture differently than the popular image of dispensational Protestants. As Nathaniel answered in another question What is the Catholic view of the rapture, in his commentary on 1 Thessalonians 4 Aquinas said: when the Lord does come, first those who are found alive will die and then, immediately together with those who had died before, ...


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According to Catholic Church, is there a deeper meaning in the saying of Jesus in Lk 23:31? Possibly! It may be a reference to the destruction of Jerusalem! The episode is related only in Saint Luke’s Gospel: “And there followed him a great multitude of people, and of women, who bewailed and lamented him. But Jesus turning to them, said: Daughters of ...


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Are holy water bottles sacramentals? Generally speaking the short answer is no. Unless the bottle has been blessed by a Catholic priest or deacon. A rosary is a rosary. But once it is blessed it becomes a sacramental as well as being a rosary. There are many blessing listed in the Rituale Romanum, however a blessing for holy water containers is nowhere to be ...


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St. Thomas Aquinas on whether all will die before the Final Judgement? St.Thomas Aquinas had an extraordinary traditional way of understanding Sacred Scriptures and often depended on classical exterior sources like St. Augustine, St. Irenaeus and many of the Church Fathers for guidance. In his commentary on 1 Thessalonians 4 Aquinas said: When the Lord does ...


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The main difference are the rite of initiation, the time of reception into full communion, and the sacraments given. A good article is from a Catholic Answers tract: How to Become a Catholic. This answer is based on the tract, and describes the process for adults and children who have reached the age of reason (age seven). The Rite of initiation & ...


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Attitudes to suicide had already changed well before the time of Chesterton. The Christian attitude described by Chesterton was already in the past. This can be seen by his use of the past tense. The Christian attitude was ... not what is affirmed in modern morals. By modern Chesterton meant, of course, those of his time, the early twentieth century. In the ...


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The General Synod of the Church of England announced that suicides could receive Anglican funerals as far back as 2015. Comments made in the linked article seem to reflect the general shift in attitude and increased understanding that the majority of suicides are no longer viewed as "self-murder", but a sad consequence of extreme mental anguish or ...


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What are the arguments for the Teaching Magisterium of the Church? First of all, what is the Magisterium of the Church? Magesterium Definition The Church's teaching authority, vested in the bishops, as successors of the Apostles, under the Roman Pontiff, as successor of St. Peter. Also vested in the Pope, as Vicar of Christ and visible head of the Catholic ...


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Actually Vademecum https://www.synod.va/en/news/vademecum-for-the-synod-on-synodality.html Chapter 2 clearly states that only baptized can participate in the Synodal process and - I have not read the document fully - the factor that baptized catholic does not participate in the Holy Communion is not the reason to avoid participation, even more, Synodal ...


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Actually, Jordan Bajis writes in his catechetical book, “Common Ground: An Introduction to Eastern Christianity for the American Christian” (page 93) the following:

 The Orthodox Church, unlike the Roman Catholic Church, only recognized 49 books as belonging to the Old Testament canon. The Eastern Church assigns a “second” place of honor after the New ...


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Primacy of Conscience is taught because not to do so would amount to contradictions or else will to power (by elevating the will above reason). Primacy of Conscience simply means the conclusions of the conscience must always be followed. It's important to note that does not mean the actions are good in themselves. Conscience binds but it does not excuse (...


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St Veronica Guiliani said that during her 2 hours visit to hell, that souls were falling into like a non stop heavy rain.


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Is an out-of-the body-experience (OBE) possible according to the Catholic Church? The short answer is yes, even if not on an official level. Please note that my yes is not taking into account ecstatic experiences of Catholic mystics, which has an official stance within the Church and is dealt with in Geremia’s excellent answer. Some years ago, I had the ...


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