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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 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 ...


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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 chosen me, but I have chosen you, and ordained you, that ye should go and bring forth fruit, and that your fruit should remain: that whatsoever ye shall ask of ...


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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: Martin Luther – 1483 to 1546 John Calvin – 1509 to 1564 John Bunyan – 1628 to 1688 Jonathan Edwards – 1703 to 1758 John Newton – 1725 to 1807 George Whitfield – ...


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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. ...


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Do Catholics have an obligation to attend the parish closest to their homes? The short answer is no. Not many Catholics know this, but your real parish is the one whose territory includes your place of residence. At least that is how the Code of Canon Law still sees it. But even with that built-in understanding of one’s territorial parish, canon law ...


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Why does any Archbishop get to decide if alligator is okay for Lent? When he officially gets the go ahead for the conference of Bishops in a particular region or country to do so, the USCCB in this case. First of all this is a question of Church discipline and not Church doctrine. A second point is that it deals with the local church only at the regional ...


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Based on the link you provided, the City of Hope International Church, based in Kearny, N.J. in the U.S.A., started out as an Assembly of God Church. In 1979 it became non-denominational. In 2000 it expanded and founded the Kearny Christian Academy. In 2001 it was renamed to the City of Hope International Church in order to enlarge their apostolic sphere. ...


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Most churches identify themselves and their denomination pretty clearly. If a church has a sign outside it generally gives its full name, which usually includes the name of the denomination if it has one. For example a Catholic church called "Saint Anthony's" will usually have a sign saying "Saint Anthony's Catholic Church" outside, and the same for larger ...


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From the link you gave: "In February, a report was sent to Cardinal Tisserant. It concluded that the Syrian rite was seen as foreign to many members of the community. The Cardinal referred to the Pope who gave permission to use the Latin rite with some parts of the mass in Hebrew (including the readings)." So, the Epistle and the Gospel (and the homily) ...


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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 ...


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Based on the Portuguese Wikipedia page they look like a fairly typical pentecostal/charistmatic church. Whether that's a denial of Christian doctrine depends on you. Personally I do think that teaching that we can all expect great prosperity in this life is a false gospel, and that to expect all Christians to speak in tongues is a denial of 1 Corinthians 12:...


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Best wishes for a good week at the end of the mass? I have noticed this practice either at the beginning of Mass or at the end of Mass in many different countries, at least since the late 1970s. It has almost become a local non-liturgical custom for some priests to speak off the cuff statements of this nature during the Sacred Liturgy of the Mass. I have ...


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Yes, there have been several. Salza & Siscoe's True or False Pope (1st ed.) pp. 7-8: Mirko Fabris (d. 2012), a stand-up comedian from Croatia, was elected by a "Conclave" in 1978 and became "Pope" Krav (his stage name). David Bawden, a seminary drop-out who lives with his mother in a farmhouse in Kansas, was elected "Pope" Michael by six lay people ...


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