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What was the concept of heaven people had before the death of Jesus? The following is the closest I am able to find in trying to answer your question from a Catholic perspective. As to what the Chosen People actually believe today may be something totally different. Remember that the Sadducees of Christ’s day and age denied the resurrection. Religion ...


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"On what basis did the early Christians get this idea of the Real Presence in the first place? More specifically, if Christ didn't teach the doctrine of the Real Presence explicitly, where did the apostles/early Christians supposedly get the idea?" They got the idea from the phenomena of the Holy Spirit transforming them. Their Spiritual transformation of ...


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The basic assumption, "I'd imagine that if Christ directly taught the doctrine of the Real Presence, then one of the Gospels would have recorded it. So given that fact that it isn't directly taught, let us assume for the sake of argument that Christ did not explicitly teach this doctrine.", should be changed to "Since scripture depicts Jesus directly ...


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What is Carlo Maria Viganò's religious order? Archbishop Carlo Maria Viganò's was ordained a diocesan priest for the Diocese of Pavia, Italy on 24 March 1968. Being a diocesan priest and not a religious priest, he is not and never has been a member of any Religious Order to date. In 1973 he entered the diplomatic service of the Holy See and worked at the ...


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According to catholic-hierarchy.org Carlo Maria Viganò was ordained as priest of the diocese of Pavia on 24th of March 1968. So he was a (normal) diocesan priest before becoming bishop and is no member of any order.


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