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If and When a Catholic Priest May Reveal Something from a Penitent's Confession

If and When a Priest May Reveal Something from a Penitent's Confession? A priest may ask the penitent to seek advice from another confessor. However the identity of the penitent must never be ...
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What was the Law of God Before Moses and How was It Disseminated?

In addition to the commands given to Adam and Noah, we have the book of Job. Many believe that Job lived between Abraham and Moses, and that Moses or Joshua wrote that book down. Job is filled with ...
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Do Deuteronomy 29:29 and Isaiah 59:21 teach that the Mosaic law was meant to be followed forever?

Young's Literal Translation renders both expressions above as 'to the age' indicating that the Hebrew does not express a future eternity but a prolonged situation as long as time lasts. The New ...
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Is self defense murder in the Christian context?

It all depends on circumstances and degree of violence. Jesus says to turn the other cheek if one is slapped on the face when he uses the word ῥαπίζω, rapizo Strong 4474, to slap or smite, Matthew 5:...
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Is "illicit" the same as "sinful"?

"Illicit" is a term of Canon Law. ILLICIT That which is unlawful, or contrary to established prescriptions, but not necessarily invalid. Thus, according to ecclesiastical law many elements ...
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Do Catholic Priests Make Yearly Visits to Households Anymore?

Do Priests Make Yearly Visits to Households Anymore? Some priests still do this. It is one of those things most priests do not do because of the lack priests nowadays. Priests have huge parishes and ...
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Does the Catholic Church Promulgate Anything Specific Regarding Priests and Firearms?

Does the Catholic Church Promulgate Anything Specific Regarding Priests and Firearms? The Church has never promulgated laws forbidding priests from owning firearms. Although extremely rare, I do ...
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Under the laws of which regime was Jesus sentenced to death on the cross?

Roman Jurisdiction When the Roman conquered a territory it was required that only the Procurator had the power of execution. There were times when the Jews side-stepped this---like when the Roman ...
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What was the Law of God Before Moses and How was It Disseminated?

What was the Law of God Before Moses and How was It Disseminated? Before the Law of Moses, there was the natural law which is ascribed on the hearts of all mankind. St. Paul's Epistle to the Romans is ...
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What was the Law of God Before Moses and How was It Disseminated?

The phrase in Gen 26 may be another way of saying what was already said in Gen. 18:19, which refers to keeping "the way of the Lord." God declares that said Abraham kept this way by doing ...
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Are the Gospels of Matthew, Mark, Luke, and John related to the Old Covenant (Old Testament, Hebrew Bible)?

The entire New Testament is related to the Old Testament + Covenant. Matthew 5:17-20 17 Do not presume that I came to abolish the Law or the Prophets; I did not come to abolish, but to fulfill. 18 ...
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Does Nehemiah 6:10-12 contradict situation ethics?

Wikipedia defines Situational ethics as follows (emphasis mine): Situational ethics or situation ethics takes into account only the particular context of an act when evaluating it ethically, rather ...
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Is self defense murder in the Christian context?

Few people equate killing in self defense with murder. However, there are indeed Christian contexts where self defense is considered to violate the commandment against killing. Moreover, a number of ...
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Is self defense murder in the Christian context?

Is self defense murder in the Christian context? The short answer is no. Scriptures allow one to defend oneself, one’s property, one’s family and even one’s country when unlawfully threaten. If a ...
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What was the Law of God Before Moses and How was It Disseminated?

Ancient Culture To first give some cultural background to this answer, we recall that in previous centuries, the Liberal Schools mocked the authenticity of the Pentateuch, by alleging that Moses could ...
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Do Catholic Priests Make Yearly Visits to Households Anymore?

1983 Code of Canon Law: Can. 529 §1. In order to fulfill his office diligently, a pastor is to strive to know the faithful entrusted to his care. Therefore he is to visit families, sharing especially ...
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Is the King James Bible banned in China?

Bibles are not edited in China. I purchased a bilingual Chinese-English Bible (officially from the TSPM, with the 1984 NIV as the English version), and the text is normal, even with the part with ...
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A question about Faith and Law before Sinai

I think there is some misunderstanding around the Law. From a protestant view the Law always existed as that which the created owed God by virtue of being created. It is the same things as what we ...
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