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Is Pope Francis holding and professing different views (even personally) from any of the traditional Catholic Church doctrine?

In September 2016, four cardinals, with the support of many other clerics, questioned the orthodoxy of Francis's document on marriage and the family, Amoris Lætitia, in the form of five dubia ("...
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What is the official Catholic position on same-sex marriage and same-sex civil partnerships?

What is the official Catholic position on same-sex marriage and same-sex civil partnerships? Let us keep in perspective that the words of Pope Francis were spoken when he was Archbishop Jorge Mario ...
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Does Pope Francis' rewording on the subject of capital punishment in the Catechism trump those of Pope John Paul II's encyclical Evangelium vitae?

Pope Francis' revision of the Catechism does not contradict John Paul II's thinking on this issue, especially as seen in the encyclical Evangelium Vitae. Francis' revision is just finishing the work ...
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Does God will the diversity of religion?

No, the diversity of sects is due to the sin of man. 2 Peter 2:1But there were also false prophets among the people, even as there shall be among you lying teachers who shall bring in sects of ...
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Is there a difference between "co-redeemer" and "co-redemptrix"?

Is there a difference between “co-redeemer” and “co-redemptrix”? Technically co-redeemer is masculine and co-redeemptrix is female. Definition of co-redemptrix A woman whose participation is believed ...
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Did Pope Francis declare that according to the teaching of the Catholic Church capital punishment is intrinsically evil?

Did Pope Francis declare that according to the teaching of the Catholic Church capital punishment is intrinsically evil? The short answer is no. The choice of words regarding the Roman Pontiff's ...
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Pope says Heaven apart from Christian faith?

To address your questions in order. Does the Catholic church officially recognize baptizing ones children as a good work that qualifies you for salvation? Not by itself. Heck, as a parent, the ...
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In light of Traditionis Custodes, is the TLM celebrated by a well known schismatic Priest an invalid Mass?

In light of Traditionis Custodes, is the TLM celebrated by a well known schismatic Priest an invalid Mass? The short answer no. The Motu Proprio Traditionis Custodes of Pope Francis deals with simply ...
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Does Pope Francis recommend giving communion under both kinds to the laity?

From General Instruction of the Roman Messal It is most desirable that the faithful, just as the priest himself is bound to do, receive the Lord’s Body from hosts consecrated at the same Mass ...
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Has Pope Francis indicated a position on the use of genetically modified mosquitoes for the control of Zika?

The Holy Father has not, to my knowledge, released a position on the Zika crisis in Brazil; much less on the experimental use of GM mosquitoes to fight it. The Brazilian Bishops' Conference, on the ...
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Does Pope Francis' rewording on the subject of capital punishment in the Catechism trump those of Pope John Paul II's encyclical Evangelium vitae?

Simple Answer: Pope Francis put more emphasis on Evengelium Vitae by removing the gray area of subjectivity when He says "all". Pope St. John Paul II expressed the desire to limits while Pope ...
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Why do many bishops oppose the Vatican ban on blessing same-sex marriages?

Why are there heretics? Why don't they think acts of sodomy are sins? Because of sin and ignorance, the "mystery of iniquity" (2 Thes. 2:7). Specifically, though, because they think ...
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Is there a difference between "co-redeemer" and "co-redemptrix"?

There is no difference; Redemptor (Redeemer) and Redemtrix (Redemptress) are simply the Latin for Redeemer in the masculine and feminine forms. The Council of Trent (a Council as yet unrivaled in ...
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Blessed Anne Catherine Emmerich's Prophecy on the Two Popes

It comes from her 13 May 1820 prophecy, The Life and Revelations of Anne Catherine Emmerich vol. 2 pp. 227ff. Excerpt: Yves Dupont, Catholic Prophecy p. 60: ¶53.1 May 13, 1820. “I saw also the ...
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What is the meaning of "rigid Catholic" according to the mind of Pope Francis?

Here are his usages of the word "rigid" (and its derivatives) from the Pope Francis Little Book of Insults, with citations: Rigid Christians! They call themselves Christians, they call ...
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Did Pope Francis declare that according to the teaching of the Catholic Church capital punishment is intrinsically evil?

Did Pope Francis declare that according to the teaching of the Catholic Church capital punishment is intrisically evil? The straight answer is NO. Did Pope Francis indeed declare the capital ...
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Did Pope Francis say that the Gospel is radical?

I can't see anything quite like this in the context of Amoris Laetitia, but the pope has used the words together a few times. According to the English-language version of the Vatican Radio website, he ...
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Is this interview with Pope Francis going to change Christianity?

Pope Francis ‘abolishes hell’, saying souls of unrepentant sinners will simply disappear! Traditional conceptions of hell have been depicted in classic works of art such as The Last Judgement by ...
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What is the Catholic Church's Official Stance on ISIS?

What is the Catholic Church's Official Stance on ISIS? If you go by the utterances of the current Pope, there does not appear to be a coherent policy and the "official stance" appears to vary if the ...
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Mary as the road that we must travel in order to reach God?

According to Pope Francis Mary is not only the bridge joining us to God; she is more. She is the road that God travelled to reach us, and the road that we must travel in order to reach him. Pope ...
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According to Pope Francis and/or Catholicism, what sins are more serious than sins of the flesh?

Traditionally, Pride and Envy are thought to be the gravest of sins, because they are spiritual sins. Thomas Aquinas has a number of articles in a question in the Summa comparing sins. Article 5 is of ...
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What does the phrase "Undermine the deposit of faith" mean?

The seriousness of the charge This is what Bishop Joseph Strickland said on X / Twitter on May 12, 2023: ... I believe Pope Francis is the Pope but it is time for me to say that I reject his program ...
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Where to locate the monthly Prayer Intentions of previous Popes?

Started in 1844 as the Apostleship of Prayer it was only in 2016 when it was renamed1 It is also commonly referred to General Intention You can use the waybackmachine to find previous year's prayer ...
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To whom does Pope Francis confess?

Pope Francis , like any other Roman Pontiff is free to have any confessor of his choosing just as Andrew Leach mentioned in his excellent answer. Nevertheless Pope Francis is also free to confess to ...
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Does Pope Francis write the books ascribed to him, or are they ghostwritten?

Pope Francis' first encyclical Lumen Fidei was co-written by Pope Benedict XVI That’s one of the reasons why it is particularly striking that, in the Year of Faith, we have an encyclical on faith ...
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Does God will the diversity of religion?

He says; religions, race colour, sex, and languages. This gives a definitely heretical meaning, as false religions lead souls to hell and are a work of darkness, but race, colour and sex are ...
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According to Pentecostalism, was the Pope biblically justified in saying that an unbelieving man is in heaven?

To have a crying boy ask that question is certainly a hard situation. However, the entire New Testament is completely clear that without faith in Christ, proven by the way a person chooses to live ...
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Are the Dubia Cardinal's committing the Great Apostasy in contradicting Church teachings on the Mercy of God?

Are the Dubia Cardinal's committing the Great Apostasy in contradicting Church teachings on the Mercy of God? Impossible to say because the prophecy of The Great Apostasy has not run its course and ...
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Does Pope Francis want Catholics to pray both new prayers at the end of the Rosary or just one or the other?

It is obvious by the text that the Holy Father is encouraging the faithful to recite both prayers at the end of the Rosary. However, the pope is simply making this a recommendation in order to help ...
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