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How do Catholic proponents of priestly celibacy interpret Peter having a wife? This poses no problems for the Church. The Church has always maintained that St. Peter was married. Celibacy is not essential to the priesthood. In fact the Prince of the Apostles, St. Peter was married and traditionally had at least one daughter, St. Petronilla. Her feast day is ...


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According to Catholic Church, does Mark have a distinction among the Evangelists for recording trivial details? The simply answer is no. If the Evangelist Mark thought these were trivial or irrelevant points, he would have left them out. You will find no Catholic theologians stating the points were trivial in the Gospel of St. Mark. 38 And he was in the ...


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What is first time infant baptism was established and commissioned according to catholic church? What does church history say about this? According to Catholicism infant baptism was initially started by the Apostles themselves. The reason for infant baptism being established was not the decline of membership of the Early Church! History shows that membership ...


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Not sure if this is the first recorded instance (Catholics would contend that the first recorded instance is in Acts 10 ), but it appears it was a matter of contention in the 3rd century: But in respect of the case of the infants, which you say ought not to be baptized within the second or third day after their birth, and that the law of ancient ...


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Being married, and engaging in intercourse, are two distinct things, as Saint Jerome pointed out as early as the fourth century, in his books Against Jovinianus: In accordance with this rule Peter and the other Apostles (I must give Jovinianus something now and then out of my abundance) had indeed wives, but those which they had taken before they knew the ...


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On July 27, 2021, Pope Francis appointed 12 new theologians and renewed 16 members of the International Theological Commission to serve as the 10th Quinquennium (2021-2026) with its first plenary session to take place in 2022. The appointments were announced in a Sep 29, 2021 Press release by the Vatican. Catholic News Agency article and National Catholic ...


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To address the overarching concerns expressed here, the Church does continue her practice of approving materials for the faithful to learn from even to this very day. Bishops usually have appointed a priest within their diocese, the censor deputatus, to screen material petitioning for a Nihil Obstat before granting it. After a Nihil Obstat is granted, the ...


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