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Do any Church Fathers comment on the merciful nature of stoning (Catholicism)? The short answer seems to be no. No Church Father seems to have written on the subject of the merciful nature of stoning. Some have written on the subject of capital punishment, but opinions seem to be a little bit complicated in their analyses of that subject. The Catholic ...


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Origen is today considered controversial because of some of his views. (Even Saint Augustine had some views with which the church disagreed). Although he is considered controversial today, during his time he was the definition of theology, whether you agreed with him or not. It still comes down to one qualification. To be canonized in either of the ...


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What did Clement mean when he said: “Fasting is better than prayer, and charity than both”? Before we can understand what St. Clement of Rome meant when he said, “Fasting is better than prayer, and charity than both”, we must understand what context he was talking about. First of all, Scriptures does speak about fasting and prayer. The Catholic ...


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I believe this is the full quote: So, then, brethren, having received no small occasion to repent, while we have opportunity, let us turn to God who called us, while yet we have One to receive us. For if we renounce these indulgences and conquer the soul by not fulfilling its wicked desires, we shall be partakers of the mercy of Jesus. Know that the day ...


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