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A common emphasis in Bonhoeffer's works such as "The Cost of Discipleship," "Life Together," and "Ethics" is the Church as a both a witness to Christ as well as a blessing to all people. Since the Church is the body of Christ she is called to bring his love to all people. (Goodreads has some good quotes from "The Cost of Discipleship" at: The Cost of ...


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No, it is forbidden for Catholics to engage in communicatio in sacris (joining others in false worship, e.g., worshipping Islam's false god Allah, who is not the Holy Trinity): 1917 Canon 1258 §1 It is not licit for the faithful by any manner to assist actively or to have a part in the sacred [rites] of non-Catholics. cf. Dom Augustine's A Commentary on ...


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The Bible verse most commonly cited about this issue is 2nd Corinthians, Chapter 6 verse 14: Do not be yoked together with unbelievers. For what do righteousness and wickedness have in common? Or what fellowship can light have with darkness? (NIV) This is generally taken as a very strong discouragement, if not prohibition, of Christians marrying non-...


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it would seem that Pius IX orders that all religions bar Catholicism are to be declared illegal by the State. States are to prevent false religions from publicly spreading their errors, but the false sects can be tolerated. Unlike Islam, Catholicism does not permit States to force-convert its citizens to Catholicism. In fact, in medieval Christendom when ...


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I think you'll get broad differences of opinion on such a question. On the one hand, two churches may work together on a project which both agree is worthwhile despite differences in doctrine on the grounds that as long as we both agree on the goal, we can co-operate. Others refuse to work with other churches that differ from them by some sufficient degree ...


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According to current Catholic Canon Law, sharing a space in the manner proposed would pose problems. Canon 1205: "Sacred places are those which are designated for divine worship or for the burial of the faithful by a dedication or a blessing which the liturgical books prescribe for this purpose." Canon 1210: Only those things which serve the ...


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Ask your priest. There are a lot of good reasons for attending non-Catholic religious ceremonies and Islamic ones are no exception. Your key concern-- whether or not the actions you are considering would constitute communicatio in sacris-- is the correct key concern to have, but it is well possible that what you are contemplating either will not in fact ...


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Although, of course, the Catholic Church regards itself as the one true Church, the Second Vatican Council has fully reversed policies put in place by Pope Pius X, when he attempted to stamp out all traces of 'Modernism'. The Council calls on all Christians to respect as a human right, given by divine revelation, that others may worship both privately and ...


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Some background In order to answer the O.P.’s question, a little background must be given regarding how the Catholic Church views marriage. For any marriage in which one of the parties is (or was) Catholic, generally for the marriage to exist at all, two conditions must be met*: The other party must be at least a baptized Christian (Code of Canon Law [CIC]...


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¹²Now, I will speak to the rest of you, though I do not have a direct command from the Lord. If a Christian man has a wife who is not a believer and she is willing to continue living with him, he must not leave her. ¹³And if a Christian woman has a husband who is not a believer and he is willing to continue living with her, she must not leave him. ¹⁴For the ...


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The most prevalent and often cited passage concerning this is quoted from the second letter of Paul to the Corinthians: All Scripture is quoted from the King James translation. 2nd Corinthians 6:14 through 18 Be ye not unequally yoked together with unbelievers: for what fellowship hath righteousness with unrighteousness? and what communion hath light with ...


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