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Why are relics that can perform miracles not idols?

Fr. Ronald Knox (a good guy to read if you're a fan of Chesterton) wrote: In a word, we are treating material objects and vocal formulas as the occasions upon which God himself will see fit to ...
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Has there ever been an Eastern Catholic Pope (Post-Schism)?

There are really only two requirements for becoming pope: being male and being baptized into the Catholic Church. Canon 332 § 1 of the 1983 Code simply states that one already a bishop (nb: not ...
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Is it permissible for a Catholic to believe in Miaphysitism?

The short answer is that, correctly understood, Miaphysitism can be compatible with the Catholic Faith. In order to see how this is so, it is important to understand carefully what Catholics ...
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What is the eastern Catholic and Eastern Orthodox understanding of mortal and venial sin?

There is no such distinction between "mortal" and "venial" sin in the fashion you suggest within the Eastern Orthodox Church, but it must also be understood that sin, as well as ...
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Which Lent should someone Baptized in an Eastern Roman Catholic rite follow?

The Code of Canons of the Eastern Churches codifies common portions of the canon law of all the Eastern Catholic Churches within the (Roman) Catholic Church. Canon 883 says The Christian faithful ...
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Is it possible for an Eastern Rite Catholic to change over to the Roman Rite and become ordained as Latin Rite priest?

There has been long-standing tradition of Syrian Catholics of Kerala, Southern India getting ordained as parish priests of churches belonging to Latin Rite dioceses and some of them even becoming ...
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What and where are the evidences for the Catholic Church's Apostolic Succession?

First of all, the Catholic Church admits that both Rome and Antioch (Orthodox) have a line of succession starting with St. Peter. Speaking of the apostolic succession of Antioch, the Catholic ...
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How do Catholic marriage laws differ by region?

Canon law is for rites, not geographical regions. There is only one Code of Canon Law applicable to the entire Latin Rite; its canons 1055-1165 are on marriage. Another code is for the Eastern Rites:...
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Why are relics that can perform miracles not idols?

Idolatry Idolatry is, as the name suggests, that which concerns the worship of idols. Since they (idols) are not God, idolatry is the worship of whatever is not God. That is, anything that is not God; ...
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Is the Vulgate the official version of the bible for entire Catholic Church, or just the Latin Church?

The 4th Session of the Council of Trent on the Canonical Scriptures authorized "the old Latin vulgate" as the official edition of the whole Church:But if any one receive not, as sacred and canonical, ...
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According to Orthodox trinitarianism, can the Father exist without the Son or Holy Spirit?

Your statement is correct in principle, but the vocabulary could lead to some incorrect conclusions. the father does not require the son or holy spirit to exist could be understood to mean that ...
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What are some uses of the Magnificat, Benedictus and Nunc Dimittis in the Eastern Rites?

For the Eastern Orthodox Church: Magnificat: Sung at daily Matins, after the Psalter readings and Psalm 50 (LXX) Benedictus: I don't believe is sung regularly at any service. It is, however, the ...
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Is the Catholic teaching regarding the definition of mortal sin de fide?

I don't know if there has been a solemn definition of the doctrine by a pope or council, but this definition is part of the deposit of faith. It is defined exactly as you state in the Catechism of the ...
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Is the Vulgate the official version of the bible for entire Catholic Church, or just the Latin Church?

The Latin Vulgate is the version of the Bible preferred in the Latin Rite. The History of the Vulgate Text from the Council of Trent to the Present Day On April 8, 1546, two Biblical Decrees ...
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Is it possible for an Eastern Rite Catholic to change over to the Roman Rite and become ordained as Latin Rite priest?

The transition of a Eastern Catholic to the Latin church is ruled by cann. 31 - 38 CCEO. Only relevant is here can. 32: Can. 32 - § 1. No one can validly transfer to another Church sui iuris ...
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Are there any known Eastern Catholics who have received the stigmata?

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 ...
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Is every Roman Catholic Church saint also an Eastern Catholic Church saint (and viceversa)?

Yes, recognised in the sense that they can never be rejected as a saint. A saint is someone in heaven. Therefore St. Isaac of Nineveh is either in heaven or not. The Catholic church is "one", that ...
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Have any Catholics (e.g. Eastern Rite) ever followed the Old Calendar since the late 16th century?

Have any Catholics (e.g. Eastern Rite) ever followed the Old Calendar since the late 16th century? Since 1923 Eastern Rite Catholic follow a modified Gregorian calendar, while keeping some of the ...
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Is the Catholic teaching regarding the definition of mortal sin de fide?

As Wtrmute mentioned, #2 & #3 are necessary for sin because sin is a bad human act, or as St. Augustine defined sin, "Sin is a word, deed, or desire against the eternal law." (Contra ...
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