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Commend: To entrust or commit to the care of someone else. Thus: "We entrust and commit these souls unto the Lord's care / keeping / mercy." Speaking as a non-Catholic, the Pope most certainly does not have any special power over the disposition of the departed. Nor would most Christians, I think, believe that this expression (which is used by ...


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What is the difference between an Apostolic Exhortation and an Encyclical Letter? Generally speaking encyclicals are more important than apostolic exhortations. Encyclical Definition A papal document treating of matters related to the general welfare of the Church, sent by the Pope to the bishops. Used especially in modern times to express the mind of the ...


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Denzinger's Sources of Catholic Dogma (Enchiridion symbolorum, definitionum et declarationum de rebus fidei et morum) collects most of the major dogmatic definitions; it "traces the development of doctrine and Dogma in the Catholic Church from its earliest times."


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According to Pope (disambiguation) - Wikipedia, Pope is a Scottish surname meaning father. It has nothing to do with the Roman church.


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Does Total Consecration to Mary imply a supernatural wisdom? Generally speaking I believe it does imply a supernatural wisdom coming from God. The Total Consecration to Mary of Pope St. John Paul II is based on the works of St. Louis de Montfort, notably True Devotion to Mary, which he often mentioned in various talks and communications. St. Louis de ...


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According to Catholicism, are Popes expected to receive power by the Holy Spirit to operate in the miraculous as Peter did? The short answer is no. However, if one is asking in reference to the administration of the sacraments then the answer is yes. I believe the OP is asking more so as in miraculous events having taken place. Historically there have been ...


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Are Catholics allowed to entertain that the Old Vulgate might contains errors? The Old Vulgate Bible translation of St. Jerome is free of errors on faith and moral. Like any translation there may be technical error of nuance of given words or expressions that may have been translated better. Pope Pius XII declared the Vulgate as "free from error ...


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Yes, it is true. Chapter 9 ("The Blessed Sacrament") from Jason Evert's 2014 book Saint John Paul the Great: His Five Loves reproduced here has this quote: The Holy Father often spent hours at a time writing before the Blessed Sacrament. He explained: I have always been convinced that the chapel is a place of special inspiration. What a ...


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Can a lay person or a group of lay faithful petition the Pope (Vatican) to de-canonize a Saint in light of new findings? The short answer is yes. But I doubt it will go very far. The canonization of a saint seems to imply the papal privilege of infallibility. But if one believes that they have a genuine case to the contrary, then one always free to petition ...


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The answer to your question is Mgr. Guido Marini. Unfortunately, he is not a Cardinal or even a Bishop. Mgr. Guido Marini is the Papal Master of Ceremonies also known as the Master of Pontifical Liturgical Celebrations. The title was once known as the Priest Assistant in the days of old. Guido Marini (born 31 January 1965) is an Italian priest of the ...


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When the Pope says “We commend to the Lord the souls…” what does it mean exactly? It it a symbolic gesture, a prayer, something else? May the Lord have mercy on their souls! When the Pope says “We commend to the Lord the souls…” what does it means, it means e actually that: When we commend to the Lord the souls of the departed to his mercy, it means exactly ...


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Œuvres (vol. 1): Controverses, p. CXL, cites it as: Sanders Nicolas, professeur de théologie à Louvain[professor of theology at Leuven] (1527-1583).     De visibili monarchi Ecclesiae libri octo[On the Visible Monarchy in Eight Books], Lovanii, 1571 There doesn't appear to be an English translation.


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Why did the Bishop of Rome accept (and retains until today) the title “Pontifex Maximus” and how were the rights and duties transferred/transformed? Your source states that the Emperor Gratian gave up the title of Pontifex Maximus in 382 AD and then transferred it to Pope Damasus I. Indeed, it was not until the Empire split in two, with the Western Empire ...


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