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Authentic reasons to leave Roman Catholicism? If a Roman Catholic desires to leave the Latin Rite and join an Eastern Rite Catholic community permanently, he or she is obliged to obtained permission from the bishops of both Rites concerned. If one desires to transfer to an Eastern Rite Catholic Church because you are attracted to the spirituality of the ...


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Your Wikipedia article explains this: Roman Catholic theology considers formal schismatics to be outside the Church, understanding by "formal schismatics" "persons who, knowing the true nature of the Church, have personally and deliberately committed the sin of schism".[8] The situation, for instance, of those who have been brought up ...


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I have yet to find an academic book or a journal article that provides a research-level model for what a church does. Most I found is on the nature of the church, similar to Avery Dulles's 1987 book Models of the Church, such as Stanko Jambrek's 2019 journal article Church Models for the 21st Century where he reviews a variety of church models in 3 ...


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What if the end goal is not "the preaching of the gospel to every human on the planet" as your question stated? What if the end goal is humanity transformed and that the preaching of the gospel is a means to this end? God is not known to be efficient, but He gets the job done (humanity transformed) by eventually bringing all whom He has chosen to ...


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Your question could be expanded: why did God choose to make the world at all? The implication of asking your question is that the ultimate thing God is aiming for is efficiency. This is not the case. God created the universe for his own glory. He has his ways of doing things which are not our ways of doing things: As the heavens are higher than the earth, ...


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