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Were Christians in the Roman Empire known to rescue abandoned babies?

The Encyclopedia of Ancient Christianity says, in its entry on "Child": Christians took in these exposed children to save them, though often they could do nothing more than bury them, as the tombs ...
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What is a priest of Rome?

The priest referred to is actually William Henry Anderdon. Here is what the Catholic Encylopedia (via Wikipedia) has to say about him: William Henry Anderdon (26 December 1816 – 28 July 1890) was ...
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What is a priest of Rome?

Does the RCC keep a database of priests somewhere? Yes, it's the annual Pontifical Yearkbook. Here's the Vatican press release about the publication of the 2017 edition.
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In a Catholic viewpoint, is it possible for Rome to fall?

From the Catechism of the Catholic Church: 754 "The Church is, accordingly, a sheepfold, the sole and necessary gateway to which is Christ. It is also the flock of which God himself foretold that ...
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Why is Rome referred to as Babylon in Rev 17 and 18?

Why is Rome referred to as Babylon in Revelation chapters 17 and 18? If people think Rome is Babylon then I suggest that some people look up which nation is called Babylon the most in the Bible. It is ...
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As a non-Christian, how to have best Christmas Day experience in Rome?

The best way to celebrate Christmas in Rome is by keeping Christ in Christmas. Most churches and basilicas will have church services on every day that you plan to be in Rome. That would include ...
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Why is Rome referred to as Babylon in Rev 17 and 18?

The preponderance of the evidence appears to show that in the New Testament, "Babylon" is a reference to Rome. John AT Robinson provided a helpful summary of supporting evidence (see p. 136 ...
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Why is Rome referred to as Babylon in Rev 17 and 18?

Prophecies in Daniel cover some of the same events as those in Revelation. These prophecies normally refer to kingdoms as beasts of various kinds. The prophecies are centered on Israel, so all these ...
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Which kingdom is the fourth kingdom in Daniel 2?

Briefly, there are two Christian viewpoints as to what the iron legs refer to, depending on whether one holds that the destruction of the statue occurs in the end times of the world, or whether it has ...
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Was Catholicism chosen by the Roman Empire because of synergies to Roman hierarchy?

Constantine was looking for a model of unity which, because of its internal discipline, the Church appeared to provide. Paganism was disunited, with too many cults, and was far too tolerant to be a ...
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Was Catholicism chosen by the Roman Empire because of synergies to Roman hierarchy?

In my catechetical training, and in a biography of Constantine, I learned that the conversion of the Roman Empire was "top down". Constantine converted to Christianity, made Christians equal to those ...
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Why is Rome the holy city?

Why is Rome the holy city? Several historical factors brought this designation into being. Roman Empire During the time of Our Lord and the Apostolic Era, Rome was the capital of the Roman Empire and ...
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Did Martin Luther believe the Church needed to be reformed before the Great Schism of 1054AD, or after?

First off, no: "Roman Catholicism and Eastern Orthodoxy are basically the same doctrinally" is incorrect. That is beyond the scope of this question, but it's a flawed premise. (See details at the ...
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Did ancient Roman Christians celebrate any Roman national holidays?

Did Roman Christians celebrate any Roman national holidays? The short answer is no. Pagan celebrated Pagan rituals and festivities, while the Early Church Christians celebrated things related to Jesus ...
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Why is Rome referred to as Babylon in Rev 17 and 18?

Glorifies a woman, uses a cup for worshiping, is full of idols, and is guilty of killing millions... Roman Catholic Church in Rome, a type of church-state. There is only one religious and political ...
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How to ask a Catholic priest to bless something for someone else?

You can just literally ask the priest to bless that thing you want a blessing on (which will become a sacramental after it's being blessed). You do not have to mention that it'll be for someone else ...
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What evidence is there that Peter was a bishop in Rome?

"Was St. Peter a bishop of Rome?" This question will remain a bone of contention between those who believe he was and those who do not believe, as well as to what evidence one is willing to ...
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What is a historicist’s view of the seven seals in Revelation?

@Mike has a wonderful answer that attaches the seven seals to events in Rome up until the 400's. My view (shared by others) is that history is fractal and that the grosser features of Revelation have ...
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Conversion of the Romans and the Bible's Portrayal of the Romans

Try Reading The Epistle of Paul to the Romans The bible 'book' (it was originally a letter) called 'Romans' is a systematic explanation of the 'gospel' (good news message) of Jesus Christ. It's a ...
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