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Is there a Catholic bishop with jurisdiction over space? The short answer is yes and no. There is at least one bishop who claims jurisdiction over the moon and that is in space. An obscure law from 1917 places the moon under the purview of the Diocese of Orlando, Florida. The Diocese of Orlando, Florida, covers much of the greater central Florida ...


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A Wikipedia article confirms that the park of the Paris Foreign Missions Society is the largest private garden in Paris. With regard to the acquisition of the property, the article in the link below says this: The Seminary (Séminaire des Missions Étrangères) was created in March 1663, when Mgr. Jean Duval, ordained under the name Bernard de Sainte ...


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Under Canon Law at the time, there technically was a "bishop of the moon" Bishop William D. Borders was the bishop of the Diocese of Orlando (which contains Cape Canaveral and the Kennedy Space Center where NASA launched Apollo 11) did make the tongue-in-cheek claim that he was now officially the bishop of the moon. During an interfaith banquet before the ...


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Here are a few more possible examples: St. Denis, the Bishop of Paris (250 AD) According to tradition, he carried his head after his decollation and preached a sermon!` Saint Denis was a legendary 3rd-century Christian martyr and saint. According to his hagiographies, he was bishop of Paris in the third century and, together with his companions Rusticus ...


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Yes, for example Saint Sebastian. According to his hagiography (Latin version, which I presume is a transcription of the Jacobus da Varagine's original can be found here), he was sentenced to death by Roman emperor Diocletian for his faith. The sentence was carried out by archers, only for him to recover. Always I have worshipped Jesu Christ for thy ...


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There are many, many examples. Several examples from the Old Testament: the three young man (Anania, Azaria and Misael) placed in the burning oven by Nabucodonosor. After their survival, the king blessed their God Daniel, Moses, Joseph, David, Avraam, Jacob, Manase and many more were saved miraculously In the New Testament: St. Paul was bitten by a ...


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What is the process of the Church approving a Marian apparition? The Sacred Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith published it guidelines for Marian apparitions in the document entitled : Norms regarding the manner of proceeding in the discernment of presumed apparitions or revelations The Vatican's "Norms regarding the manner of proceedings in the ...


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St. John the Apostle was preserved from death according to popular belief, when he was placed in boiling oil. Until 1960, another feast day which appeared in the General Roman Calendar is that of "Saint John Before the Latin Gate" on 6 May, celebrating a tradition recounted by Jerome that St John was brought to Rome during the reign of the Emperor ...


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Private Revelations and the Discernment of Spirits? I am aware that this is a long post, but Fr.William Most does a very thorough job on this subject and it would be best to let him explain things here. Principles for the discernment of spirits What kind of Spirit is at work when someone receives a vision, a revelation, or a more routine favor? To ...


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Yes, St. Polycarp (A.D. 69-155). The early Church Father St. Polycarp. He was put in fire, yet he did not burn. We read in The Martyrdom of Polycarp: This, then, was carried into effect with greater speed than it was spoken, the multitudes immediately gathering together wood and fagots out of the shops and baths; the Jews especially, according to ...


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Are there any Saints that have miraculously overcome death (should have died, but did not)? Do not know if this counts, but it is an interesting story anyway. I personally would find it miraculous to be healed by Mary, the Mother of Jesus in person! What an honour Our Lady showed to the Carmelite saint of Palestine. St. Miriam of Jesus Crucified (January ...


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According to Catholicism did God conspire with Satan to kill Jobs children? The short answer is no. While God and Satan did have a conversation about Job, God did not did not conspire with Satan to kill the children of Job. To start with let us look at what the definition of what is it to conspire: Definition of conspire 1 a: join in a secret ...


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According to Catholicism, why did Jesus not name the rich man in the story of Lazarus and the rich man? There is no reason in particular, according to the Church, why Our Lord did not name the rich man in the parable about the rich man and Lazarus. Or is there? It is interesting to note that neither Jesus nor any of the popes (as the Vicars of Christ) ...


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I think it's just to give emphasis of the story. First, it certainly wasn't an impossible thing to happen. The road from Jerusalem to Jericho is a long and desolated one. Surely robbers had plenty of time to do what they wanted, and since clothe was valuable, why not steal it? Moreover, there are several too familiar references in the New Testament about ...


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We know for sure that the criminal crucified next to Jesus is in heaven, as Jesus himself told him: Jesus answered him, "Truly I tell you, today you will be with me in paradise." We should be sure St. Paul is in heaven too, as he declared: Now there is in store for me the crown of righteousness, which the Lord, the righteous Judge, will award to me on ...


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"You wanna lie to God? Good luck with that!" Those words were spoken to our RCIA group by our Deacon when we had a group of candidates and catechumens discussing the (to them new) principle of Confession (more properly called the Rite of Penance and Reconciliation in Catholic teaching). One of the candidates (a former Methodist) asked "What if you aren't ...


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Why do the faithful have to say “And with your spirit ” in the Catholic Mass in English? First of all the “sign of peace” at Mass is optional, even on Sundays and holy days of obligation. The sign of peace is optional. The General Instruction of the Roman Missal (154) states that the celebrant asks the congregation to exchange the sign of peace “when ...


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First, Confession does not purge the temporal punishment incurred for sins, it remits the damnable eternal guilt only (2 Samuel 12:13-14) (i.e. so that were you to leave this world for the next, you would find yourself in purgatory, not heaven, until "the last penny" has been repaid, Matthew 5:26); any penance given will also only purge some of the temporal ...


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The simple answer is that "thy spirit" is a Hebraism for "you" (to be specific in this case, "you," but more 'endearing,' 'elevated,' or 'prayerful;' cf. Lk. 1:46). St. Paul uses this blessing in 2 Timthy 4:22: "The Lord Jesus Christ be with thy spirit..." This was almost certainly imported into, or was always part of, the Roman liturgy very early, and it ...


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St. Thomas Aquinas discusses the role of the Holy Spirit in leading one into religious life in his Contra doctrinam retrahentium a religione (Refutation of the Pernicious Teaching of Those Who Would Deter Men from Entering Religious Life) ch. 9, "Answers to the Arguments Used to Prove That Before Entering Religious Life a Man Ought to Deliberate for a Long ...


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In September 2016, four cardinals, with the support of many other clerics, questioned the orthodoxy of Francis's document on marriage and the family, Amoris Lætitia, in the form of five dubia ("doubts"): It is asked whether, following the affirmations of Amoris Laetitia (300-305), it has now become possible to grant absolution in the sacrament of ...


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In September 2016, four cardinals, with the support of many other clerics, questioned the orthodoxy of Francis's document on marriage and the family, Amoris Lætitia, in the form of five dubia ("doubts"): It is asked whether, following the affirmations of Amoris Laetitia (300-305), it has now become possible to grant absolution in the sacrament of ...


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Is then, according to Catholicism, heaven filled, besides angels, with the saints and the Virgin Mary? There is still room in heaven for many more saints. I will let Blessed Catherine Emmerich answer for me through her revelations. Man was created to fill the choirs of the fallen angels. Were it not for the Fall of Adam, the human race would have ...


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Question: Could the thorn that was given to Paul be a mortal sin? To understand this within the biblical context, it helps to define a few things. In the Catholic Church, a mortal sin is defined here in this way. 1857 For a sin to be mortal, three conditions must together be met: "Mortal sin is sin whose object is grave matter and which is also committed ...


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According to the Catholic Church, did Jesus have faith or hope? It is the common opinion of the greatest theologians of the Catholic faith and Sacred tradition that Our Lord Jesus Christ enjoyed the beatific vision from the moment of his conception and as a result did not have need of faith or hope. The question of the knowledge of Jesus is a reflection ...


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No, it could not be a mortal sin. If you read on to the commentary paragraph 477, even St. Thomas seems to attribute the thorn to either a bodily weakness or a concupiscence (venial sin): – He says therefore, I asked, but the Lord said to me, my grace is sufficient for you. As if to say: it is not necessary that this bodily weakness leave you, because ...


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First of all, I'm going to clarify your question: By "ontological change" I'm going to assume the meaning represented in this blog article about how St. Thomas understood the ontological change happening within the Sacraments of Eucharist, Baptism, Confirmation, and Holy Order. So your question is about whether there is similar ontological change within ...


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Human nature cannot be entirely destroyed by sin, and, as St. Thomas Aquinas writes in Summa Theologica III q. 89 a. 3, man can be restored to his former dignity by penance or even to a lesser, equal, or greater degree of virtue.


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No, you cannot be baptized twice. The sacrament is unique and irremovable, and there is therefore no need for a second baptism. According to the Code of Canon Law only unbaptized individuals are eligible for baptism: Can. 864 Every unbaptised person, and only such a person, can be baptised. The Catechism of the Catholic Church also quotes this canon ...


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A PDF scan of the 1961 Graduale Romanum is available from the Church Music Association of America (CMAA). So is the 1961 Liber Usualis. (cf. CMAA's Music PDFs and Book PDFs) GregoBase is a comprehensive database of Gregorian chants. CC Watershed has scores, audio, and videos of Mass propers.


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The Graduale is officially published by the Solesmes Abbey, in France. Here is the shop website, with some examples of chant books, including the Graduale Romanum. As Ken said, you can find it in some benedictine monasteries. At least I did. There are some online full texts around (e.g. here), but as far as I know, not the most recent edition (if it were so,...


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Check out Benedictine monasteries in your region or other institutes of religious formation, especially for Croatian sources. Then again their is always Amazon. Graduale Romanum Addendum: The Benedictine Order in general and Solemnes Monastery in particular have been asked by Rome to preserve the heritage of Gregorian Chant as the official Sacred Music of ...


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No. "Theology of the Body," originally called "Catechesis on Human Love," is based on the philosophies of phenomenology and personalism (basically humanism), contradicting Thomistic teaching on several points: Against Summa Theologica II-II q. 151 a. 1 co., which saysChastity takes its name from the fact that reason "chastises" concupiscence […] the ...


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Problematic fideism in Catholicism occurs when faith is exalted at the expense of reason. That is, when faith involves or requires irrationality. Doctrines such as the Trinity are beyond reason and accessible only to faith, but they do not entail a transgression of reason. This can also occur in a lesser mode when appeals to faith downplay or undermine the ...


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According to Catholicism, How would Jesus have addressed St. Joseph? Neither the Scriptures nor tradition provides any record of Jesus addressing Joseph in any way, and the only recorded uses of “Father” by Jesus are in reference to God the Father. Jesus spoke of God the Father as “My Father” and He spoke to others about God as “your Father” but nowhere in ...


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I do not know if you have done this, but it is unfortunately common to read the Bible through the glasses of modern language and culture. This is too often a mistake. From Frederic W. Farrar,1 The Life of Christ (Dutton, New York, 1893) concerning John 2:4we read: "Woman, what have I to do with thee?" The words at first sound harsh, and almost repellent ...


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"Joseph, son of David" is how "the Angel of the Lord"* addressed him in Matt. 1:20. *traditionally understood to be St. Gabriel Angels are messengers / ambassadors of God, and it would be inconceivable that such an angel would address St. Joseph differently than how God (=Jesus) wanted him to address him.


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The rich young man did not sin by not following Jesus's counsel to a more perfect life, but he did commit the sin of covetousness: "because he was covetous, he went away sad" (Super Evangelium S. Matthæi ch. 19). Discussing "Whether covetousness is always a mortal sin?" (Summa Theologica II-II q. 118 a. 5 co.), St. Thomas Aquinas says covetousness is a ...


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Can a Christian in a state of grace know that they are? The short answer is no. This reminds me of a similar question posed to St. Joan of Arc in 1431, during Her trial by the English. Third session: Saturday, February 24, 1431 Question:Do you know whether or not you are in God's grace? Joan:If I am not, may God put me there; and if I am, may ...


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To the question of "Whether man can know that he has grace?" (Summa Theologica I-II q. 112 a. 5), St. Thomas Aquinas responds by explaining the ways the reality of grace can or cannot be known: There are three ways of knowing a thing: by revelation, and thus anyone may know that he has grace, for God by a special privilege reveals this at times to ...


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Should Catholics in a state of grace call themselves sinners? The short answer is yes. The state of grace does not mean that we are without sin or without any guilt due to former personal sins committed against one of the ten commandments given to Moses on Mount Sinai. Although we may be in the state of grace, we are nevertheless not sinless like the ...


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Being in a state of grace is defined as: Condition of a person who is free from mortal sin and pleasing to God. It is the state of being in God's friendship and the necessary condition of the soul at death in order to attain heaven. However, the Catechism makes a distinction between sins as mortal or venial so it is possible to be in a state of grace (...


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It's perfectly fine to call yourself a sinner, as in a fallen human being prone to sin, or having sinned in the past, even if forgiven. It's a statement of humility, and with such there is nothing wrong—its even virtuous in certain cases. However, it can become a "cloak for malice." We should live, says, St. Peter: 1 Peter 2:16 (DRB) As free, and not as ...


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Yes, there are people in heaven. Some, who were born before Christ's resurrection are: Elijah 2 Kings 2:1-12 “And it came to pass, when the Lord would take up Elijah into heaven by a whirlwind…And fifty men of the sons of the prophets went, and stood to view afar off: and they two stood by Jordan….And it came to pass, as they still went on, and talked,...


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Why does the pope not wear a biretta? It not only is not part of the Roman Catholic tradition, it would be at odds with the traditions of the Norbertines or White Canons who actually wear a white biretta. The biretta may be used by all ranks of the Latin clergy cardinals and other bishops to priests, deacons, and even seminarians (who are not clergy, ...


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Clerical dress distinguishs clerics from laymen and indicates rank among clerics. Clerical Dress and Insignia of the Roman Catholic Church, ch. 7 "Biretta", p. 64 by Henry McCloud: Pope The pope never wears a biretta. He always wears the skullcap which is made of white silk. The Holy Father never removes his skullcap except at the more colemn parts ...


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The priest breaks the bread because of two reasons. 1. During the Passover, Christ broke the bread and gave it to His disciples asking them to do so in remembrance of him. 2. After His resurrection, Christ visited some of his disciples at the lake where they were fishing but they did not recognize Him. They talked for hours but only recognized him after ...


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