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"Indefectibility" is, according to Catholic Dictionary by Fr. John Hardon, S.J., the Imperishable duration of the Church and her immutability until the end of time. The First Vatican Council declared that the Church possesses an invincible stabilityinvictamque stabilitatem and that, being founded upon the Rock, will stand firm to the end of the ...


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1. Reading the Gospels as Protestants This verse from the Aramaic scriptures tells us the virgins (we, Christians) will meet both the bridegroom and bride. A few things here: firstly only a very small number of Protestants would accept Aramaic-primacy. It also doesn't have any relevance to this question. Just because the Greek text doesn't include "...


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Scriptural basis Exodus 20:8: Remember that thou keep holy the sabbath day. cf. Kellner's Heortology § 2. Sunday and its Observance as a Day of Rest (pp. 6-13) Holy Office's March 4, 1679, condemned proposition 52 DZ 1202: The precept of keeping feast days is not obligatory under pain of mortal sin, aside from scandal, if contempt be absent. Hearing Mass ...


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According to Catholicism, who are “the elect”? In a nutshell, this term for Catholics refers to the Church Militant and the Church Triumphant. Here follows what the Catholic Encyclopedia has to say on the subject of the Elect: Elect Denotes in general one chosen or taken by preference from among two or more; as a theological term it is equivalent ...


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A blog article titled "Dies Domini 47: A History of Sunday Obligation" points to Pope John Paul II Apostolic Letter Dies Domini (1998) paragraphs 46 to 49, providing: a short history of Sunday Obligation expressed in church documents when it became mortal sin rationale and circumstances Paragraphs 46-47 below: Since the Eucharist is the very heart of ...


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Was there a time when bishops were not appointed to other sees and did not generally ever relocate? The simple answer is yes. In the Early Church, the bishop of a diocese was chosen by the local clergy and not appointed to the diocese by the pope. Thus transfers to other articles sees was extremely rare, if not non-existent. It was however not unheard of ...


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In the UK, independent churches are often legally registered as charities so they can be part of the "Gift Aid Scheme", a scheme set up by the UK Government which allows the income tax portion of a gift from a UK Income Tax payer to be reclaimed back from the Inland Revenue. So if I give £80 and am a taxpayer who has already paid £20 on the £100 originally ...


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