Are there any known Eastern Catholics who have received the stigmata?
There is at least one.
Saint Mariam Baouardy, known a in religion as Mary of Jesus Crucified. She is affectionately called by many as the Little Arab.
Mariam Baouardy was born on 5 January 1846 in Ibillin, a small village of Galilee, between Nazareth and Haifa, in a Greek-Melkite Catholic ...
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Blessing of Lard or Bacon
V. Our help is in the name of the Lord
R. Who has made heaven and earth
V. The Lord be with you.
R. And with your spirit.
Let us Pray.
Bless, Lord, this lard (or bacon) which You have made, that it may be a healtful food for mankind. Grand by the invocation of Your holy ...
In 1 John 4:8, (God is love) the Greek word used for love is agapē. Given that the verse refers to 'God' rather than 'the Father' or 'the Son', one could assume it is referring to God as the Trinity. Thus, the members of the Trinity (God) probably share agapē love.
[agape being the highest and most unconditional form of love]
Thou shalt not take the name of the LORD thy God in vain; for the LORD will not hold him guiltless that taketh his name in vain. (Exodus 20:7)
Promises made to others in God's name engage the divine honor, fidelity, truthfulness, and authority. They must be respected in justice. To be unfaithful to them is to misuse God's name and in some ...
Denzinger's Sources of Catholic Dogma (Enchiridion symbolorum, definitionum et declarationum de rebus fidei et morum) collects most of the major dogmatic definitions; it "traces the development of doctrine and Dogma in the Catholic Church from its earliest times."
Catholics have sacred scripture and sacred tradition which forms the magisterium -when a person believes they have received a private revelation of scripture while practicing
lectio divina it can be confirmed or challenged by checking it against the magisterium, or
it can also be checked against the catechism of the catholic church for a quick check---
Only those things which are prohibited by the Church are prohibited by the Church-- or, put another way, the Church teaches that being fully the sort of Catholic the Church teaches us to be is how to be Catholic, or yet another way, the Church teaches what it teaches, which includes that what it teaches is logically consistent, or another way "Truth ...
This is a legitimate question, but the answer cannot be generalized as the question wishes it, because each case is different (see points of consideration #1, #2 and #4 below).
For the sake of this question let's consider a specific case: a hypothetical regulation for compulsory Covid-19 vaccination:
On January 1st, 2021 a USA federal regulation ...
How many heavens are there?
Generally speaking, most Christian denominations admit that there is only one heaven and one hell, although interpretations will vary according to various Christian traditions.
The problem with the Book of Enoch is that it is only recognized only by the Ethiopian Orthodox Church as being inspired. No other Christian denomination ...
The book of Enoch is not part of the canon of the Jewish Tanakh nor the Christian/Catholic Bible. Meaning that it is not accepted as authoritative by jewish or christians. This book is used as part of the kabbalistic literature in the zohar, that in itself could tell you that it is not a great source of information to use for knowing about God (it can be ...
The Hebrew word for “heaven,” shamayim, only appears in the plural form and can mean “sky” (Genesis 1:8–9), “outer space” (Genesis 22:17), or “the place where God dwells” (Joshua 2:11).
In the New Testament, the Greek ouranos can mean “the dwelling place of God” (Matthew 12:50) or “the sky” (Acts 10:11). And paradeisos (“paradise” or “garden”) can refer to ...
In [Revelation 22:3-5] we read about a new Eden
The throne of God and of the Lamb will be in the city, and his
servants will serve him. They will see his face, and his name will be
on their foreheads. There will be no more night. They will not need
the light of a lamp or the light of the sun, for the Lord God will
give them light. And they will reign for ...
According to Catholicism, were all 1st century Christians called “saints” by saints Paul, Jude, John etc, as they addressed all believers reading their New Testament writings as “saints”?
The short answer is yes, however he applied other terms to 1st century Christians as well.
Saint Paul, the Apostle of the Gentiles employed several terms by which the ...
Get bodily ascended into Heaven by God like Enoch or Jesus.
The Catholic definition of a “saint” is “someone we know has gone to Heaven”. Normally, this occurs after a person’s death; however, there were a few cases in the Bible where individuals were bodily taken into Heaven while still alive: Enoch, before the Flood, and Jesus, after His resurrection. Some ...
Roughly how many churches were built in each century?
This question is actually impossible to answer, even remotely. To put it bluntly: It is complicated!
To even try to estimate this, even roughly would prove to be not possible.
To start with we should consider that as Christianity advanced in it evangelizing of the people of the known world, it would need ...
I think the main way to be considered a saint while still alive is to perform miracles or have miraculous things happen to you. Many saints are called saints while still alive, however I think most saints don't want to be acknowledged as saints as most saints are very humble.
A good example of how you can be known as a saint while being still alive is to be ...
To my mind that would require Jesus to travel to the future and read the new testament.
To your mind, yes; but, then again, you're not Einstein. The world-renowned physicist taught that the space-time continuum is relativistic, to the point to which a hypothetical observer, situated outside of the Universe, would witness all events happening simultaneously. ...
Christian was a name given in Antioch to the followers of Jesus Christ and His teachings (Acts 11:26). Is not a name self-imposed.
Jesus is God (John 1:1,14), and He live a perfect life without sins (1 Peter 2:22). Jesus never transgressed God's commandments (His commandments), so in that sense it could be said that He was a jew but also a Christian. There ...
According to Catholicism, was Jesus a time traveller?
The simple answer is no.
Jesus Christ, the Second Person of the Blessed Trinity, in his human nature was truly Our Redeemer and brought us out of sin and into a life of sanctifying grace by his death on the Cross for our salvation.
There are no Catholic teachings that state Our Lord, while in his human ...
There is nothing to explain about the particular case of Peter Lombard once the following general notions are taken into account.
On the one hand, a theologian can become canonized even if some of his writings are condemned by the Church, in this case obviously provided that he recants his errors once the Church condemns them (provided in turn that said ...
How long, and in what cases did Catholics participate in the Black Fast?
First of all let us start with a general Catholic definition of a black fast.
A rigorous form of fasting which, in its most classic form, was limited to one meal per day, not taken before evening, and excluding all flesh meat, eggs, butter, cheese, and milk. Variations have ...
What changes are made at Masses around the world because of outbreaks like the Covid-19/Coronovirus outbreak?
Since January or February, Holy Water is no longer available near the doors of the Church because of Corona (*).
Until January, the faithful were shaking the hands with next persons when "may the peace with you" was said after ...
Many people around the world have transmitted and contracted COVID-19 in physical Churches. Therefore, in-person Mass is cancelled until further notice.
Your local parish may have virtual Zoom services, so I recommend you visit your local parish's website during this quarantine period.
The answer is, unequivocally, 'Yes'.
After we all receive our COVID-19 vaccines and we attend Mass in person again, there will be a huge backlog of intentions for those who suffered illness and death during the quarantine. Churches and God the Father will respect all of these intentions both presently and retroactively. The Bible teaches us that every human ...
Androgyny: the combination of masculine and feminine characteristics into an ambiguous form.
AFAIK there are no biblical textual references that could interpret Jesus as androgynous, but there are several scholarly arguments for God being androgynous.
Since both the Orthodox and Catholic church adhere to the doctrine of the Trinity, a single God who is both ...
Can a communion host be made differently?
The valid material of the Eucharistic host is unadulterated wheat reduced to flour, diluted with natural water, and baked with fire. Host (Catholic Encyclopaedia)
The shape of a communion host may be different, but generally speaking hosts in the Latin Rite are round. Hosts in many Eastern Rite Churches are cubic ...
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Sorry but this isn't what I'm asking and you are totally wrong on that the communion on hand is allowed.
Sorry, I was not correctly informed, so I looked up the facts and edited my answer. I know that you didn't ask about this, but I'm writing this because I refer to this information in the next part of my answer:
According to the ...
Location of the tabernacle in Catholic churches?
To understand why many churches have their tabernacle in places other than over the classical position of behind the main altar we will have to take a walk down memory lane and then try to understand the present situation from an historical perspective.
We must acknowledge that we are living in a very modern ...
Has Peter Lombard ever been venerated in the Catholic Church?
Has Peter Lombard ever been officially been given the title of venerable, as in the second step towards being canonized as a saint in the Catholic Church, the simple answer is no.
There seems to be no formal documentation to support the fact that he was venerated as such.
One of the biggest ...
Pope Pius XII in his 1956 Assisi allocution said:
To separate the tabernacle and the altar is to separate two things which should remain united by their origin and their nature.
Altars are meant for sacrifice.
After Vatican II, the 1969 General Instruction on the Roman Missal (GIRM), in order to accommodate Protestants, defined the Mass as an assembly, not ...
Canon Law allows it.
Commenting on the 1917 Code's equivalent to the 1983 Code's
Can. 1218 Each church is to have its own title which cannot be changed after the church has been dedicated.
canonist Dom Charles Augustine, O.S.B., writes:
Titles of churches may be: the Blessed Trinity or one of the three Divine Persons35, Jesus Christ or one of the biblical ...
Aspiring to sainthood is certainly a good way to orient one's life. The opportunity to "offer one's life" may not arise right away, but the opportunity to develop a "reputation for holiness" is always available. And, in fact, growing in holiness each day might be exactly the preparation a person needs so that if and when the time comes to ...
I have found the Ignatian way of spiritual discernment to be helpful. It may not be immediately helpful as, like anything else of value, it takes time to learn. Basically, this practice involves meditation on Christ's life as a means to center and ground your own life in Christ. It also involves becoming more aware of your own affections and dispositions so ...
There are several churches dedicated to the Holy Spirit in Italy.
Padova (Padua): Spirito Santo in Padova – Spirito Santo
Venezia (Venice): Chiesa dello Spirito Santo (Venezia)
Firenze (Florence): Basilica di Santo Spirito
A long list: Chiesa dello Spirito Santo
Another: Chiesa di Santo Spirito
All are Roman Catholic; quite likely the list is not complete. ...
My grandfather told me a very similar story the other day. He lived in Sicily as a Shepard and told us that sailors would come to the main land during a storm and say a special prayer and use a black handled knife to cut the storm in half. Only a few knew the prayer and he was never taught it. I found it strange that such a power prayer was never taught to ...
There are some churches dedicated to the Holy Spirit in Poland:
Exclude the westmost one - Armenian (not catholic) and the eastmost one - Orthodox.
Translation help (in case the map still shows Polish labels) - English to Polish:
church - kościół
of the Holy Spirit - Świętego Ducha/Ducha Świętego (the ordering of words is not that important in ...
Was Judas misinformed of the real purpose behind the planned arrest of Jesus?
The Jewish Sanhedrin would probably prefer that their true intentions would not be known to Judas, who was one of the twelve.
The day Judas Iscariot betrayed Our Lord will go down as being traditionally known as Spy Wednesday
Nowhere in Scriptures, do we see Judas asking the ...
What would a person need to be able to do to be a saint while he was yet alive?
Formally declared saints are chosen ultimately by the pope, but only after a thorough investigation of the life, writings, and legacy of the saint candidate. No stone is left unturned. Testimony from witnesses and experts, physical evidence, and the entire life of the person is ...
The Council of Trent, in this section on baptism, so strongly affirms that sin in a person is utterly remitted
The Council of Trent (Session V, Canon 5) declared
if anyone denies by the grace of Our Lord Jesus Christ which is conferred in baptism, the guilt of original sin is remitted or even asserts that the whole of that which has the true and proper ...
The Catechism of the Council of Trent (Roman Catechism) lists 5 effects of the sacrament of baptism:
Remission of sin
Remission of all punishment due to sin
Grace of regeneration
Infused virtues and incorporation with Christ
Character of Christian
"what keeps immediate re-infection of the soul from happening" after baptism?
Concupiscence remains ...
To answer this question, we must first be clear on the scholarly consensus of the origin and authorship of the gospels. From An Introduction to The Gospels by Mitchell G. Reddish, O.L. Professor of Christian Studies, Chair of Religious Studies, Stetson University:
Matthew and Luke contain a large amount of material found in no other gospel. These materials ...
It is worth to describe in some detail that the title "Pontifex" pre-dates Christianity. According to Livius, the title was originally for (elected) high priests of the Roman religion, as mentioned in the Lex Ogulnia (300/299 BCE). The pontifex maximus was 'the greatest' or chairman of the college of the pontifices, 'priests'. They were responsible ...
The relationship between the Passover lamb and Christ is an example of a “type” or picture in the Old Testament. There are a number of examples of this kind of thing, such as Jonah, who was “buried” in a fish for three days and three nights, and emerged, as Jesus was buried three days and nights and was resurrected. The Passover lamb is as a sacrifice and a ...
According to Catholicism, what Old Testament text is referred to in John 19: 36?
The Original and True Rheims New Testament of Anno Domini 1582 (page 227) states very clearly in the margin for reference on the bold text of John 19:36 that it refers to Ex 12:46.
For these things were done that the scripture might be fulfilled, You shall not break a bone of ...
Yes, St. Thomas discusses this question in De Malo q. 4 a. 1 "Whether Any Sin Is Contracted by Way of Origin (ex origine)?" (Latin) arg./ad 1:
It is said in Ecclesiasticus (15, 18) “Before man is life and death, good and evil, that which he shall choose shall be given him,” from which it can be understood that sin, which is the spiritual death of ...
Human soul created and united to the body simultaneously
Pope Pius IX, in his dogmatic definition of the Immaculate Conception, Ineffabilis Deus, stated that the Blessed Virgin Mother's soul was free from original sin
in primo instanti creationis atque infusionis in corpusin the first instant of [its] creation and infusion into (union with) the body
According to current Catholic Canon Law, sharing a space in the manner proposed would pose problems.
Canon 1205: "Sacred places are those which are designated for divine worship or for the burial of the faithful by a dedication or a blessing which the liturgical books prescribe for this purpose."
Canon 1210: Only those things which serve the ...