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Is "Mary Queen of the Universe" a recognized title for the Virgin Mary in Catholicism?

Mary is the Queen of Universe because Christ is the King of Universe. To understand her Queenship, one must understand how who the Queen of the Davidic Kingdom in the Old Testament Jewish monarchy ...
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Do LDS believers not accept any others who self-identify as 'Christian'?

When most Christians say they "accept another denomination as Christian" it means that they recognize them as genuine followers of Jesus, saved and redeemed, part of the true Body of Christ. ...
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Is "Mary Queen of the Universe" a recognized title for the Virgin Mary in Catholicism?

The Wikipedia page about the church explains: The use of the title "Mary, Queen of the Universe" is drawn from section 59 of Lumen Gentium, the Dogmatic Constitution on the Church issued in 1964 by ...
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What type of church or Christian would a Rob Bell follower be or attend?

According to terminology promolgated by Mark Driscoll and Ed Stetzer, Rob Bell has been identified as part of the Revisionist stream of the Emerging Church movement: Revisionists are theologically ...
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How does a baptismal certificate work?

Baptismal certificates are still used by Churches for whom Trinitarian baptism is important. This is so that they can be certain that someone has been validly baptised. The Catholic, Anglican and ...
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Where the church should gather?

By way of answer, I refer you to this article on the history of Christian meetings. I'll summarize some sections. In the first century, Christians generally met in homes, especially the homes of more ...
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How does a baptismal certificate work?

Many years ago, before governments were in the habit of providing live birth documentation and proof of identity, a baptismal certificate was valid proof of citizenship. Because people didn't move ...
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What is the Biblical basis for the formal 'membership' requirements that some Baptist churches have?

In 1 Corinthians 5:12-13 Paul says 12 For what have I to do with judging outsiders? Is it not those inside the church whom you are to judge? 13 God judges those outside. “Purge the evil person ...
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Why does only one person "teach" during a church meeting?

I attended meetings of the Vineyard for a period of a year and the members there exercised the gifts of the Spirit, with multiple people, one at a time, giving revelation and prophesying, tongues and ...
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Has the Catholic Church ever attempted a local substitute for the word Amen?

The short answer is Yes. Some French speaking communities often employ the Ainsi soit-il ending at the end of some of their prayers. Although the use of Amen is by far the norm, many people who ...
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Does there exist within the Catholic Church a church, cathedral or even an altar dedicated to the Holy Spirit?

There are some churches dedicated to the Holy Spirit in Poland: Google Maps Exclude the westmost one - Armenian (not catholic) and the eastmost one - Orthodox. Translation help (in case the map still ...
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Why do Christians in India eat meat in church?

There might be some confusion here, because killing animals in the church would probably not be done by most Christians. If, however, you mean "why to Christians kill and eat animals, in general?" ...
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What is the significance of a church being "consecrated"?

Consecration establishes a valid place of Catholic divine worship as confirmed by the local ordinary (Bishop) Can. 1214 By the term church is understood a sacred building designated for divine ...
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Do LDS believers not accept any others who self-identify as 'Christian'?

The LDS have a slightly differing definition of Christian: Though the label “Christian” is often associated with particular creedal claims which the Church does not adopt, Latter-day Saints use it to ...
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Are there any major Protestant denominations that meet every day and are together all the time like the early church was?

The two passages you cite from Acts involve may involve very different models of Christian life. The former describes how some Christians lived, the latter describes what some Christians did. The ...
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What is involved in the consecration of a Church?

The solemn ceremony of dedication, or consecration of a church is found in the Roman Pontifical and is performed de jure by a bishop. The simpler rite, which is given in the Roman Ritual, is generally ...
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How universal are the "color" masses in the Catholic Church?

How universal are the “colour” Masses in the Catholic Church? It would seem that that the so called "Colour Masses" are not universally commemorated, but are somewhat popular in some countries and/or ...
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The calling and experience of Ministry

There is no difficulty in identifying godly men during past centuries, men who were called and who taught the gospel without apology or excuse. Their ministry was blessed by God. For example: ...
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The calling and experience of Ministry

Paul was speaking as an apostle, and all the apostles were chosen by divine appointment. As Jesus said in John 15:14-17, they were now his friends, for they did what he commanded. “Ye have not ...
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Is "Mary Queen of the Universe" a recognized title for the Virgin Mary in Catholicism?

This is a traditional title of Mary in respect of her Assumption into Heaven. It does not imply that she is in any sense above, or even equal to, God. Here is one thing that the Catechism of the ...
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Wall numbers in German church / during German burial ceremony

The numbers are on little (wooden) panels that can be pushed in a (wooden) rack. In your case both panels and rack have the same colour a the wall, so they are a bit difficult to see. The numbers ...
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Does there exist within the Catholic Church a church, cathedral or even an altar dedicated to the Holy Spirit?

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): ...
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Do Christians foresee contradicting Government requirements in prolonged 'lockdown' conditions?

Christians around the world have been forced to meet in secret at various times and places throughout history, and even today there are many countries where Christians must hide to avoid persecution. ...
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Do LDS believers not accept any others who self-identify as 'Christian'?

the only true and living church upon the face of the whole earth1 Says something about organizations, and does not discount anyone as "not Christian". A Christian is someone who follows ...
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Why do Christians in India eat meat in church?

I am an Indian Christian. I have spent five decades of my life in India and have never come across a church where animals are killed, either as a sacrifice or as food for the faithful. Of course, ...
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Why do adherents in laestadianism consider watching television and listening popular music as sin?

The Laestadian Lutheran Church (LLC), the American branch of the Laestadians, defines sin by quoting Ro. 14:23 saying sin is "whatsoever is not of faith". One reason they think it's sinful is that ...
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Why does only one person "teach" during a church meeting?

I believe what you cited is the intended example and would love to experience some of the things mentioned by @Steve. However, there are some examples of a single speaker, including just about every ...
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What is the biblical basis for "March for Jesus" or "Jesus Day"?

There seem to be no records of the specific theological basis on which March for Jesus was founded. However based on its priorities and aims it is easy enough to discern general theological principles ...
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Why are church leaders called "Father"?

It is out of respect for the type of relationship they are supposed to have with the people that they lead. There are several places in Paul's letters where he says he has become the Father of those ...
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What would happen to the Catholic Church if all of the bishops get wiped out?

Fearing that your question will be closed as either off-topic or opinioned based, it seems that the only answer one could possible give would be entirely based on speculation. The Catholic faith ...
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