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There are a couple main reasons, some of them I believe subconscious, for why Catholics are singled out. They believe themselves to be exclusively the Church that Christ established, and other Christian sects (with a few exceptions) as adhering to heresies which bar them from ecclesiastical unity with them. This is an example of the Catholic Church drawing ...


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This story is no doubt related to the 1910 publication of Chesterton's book What's Wrong With the World, the dedication to which contains a number of jokes at Chesterton's expense: Many a mild lady visitor opened her eyes when I remarked casually, "I have been doing 'What is Wrong' all this morning." And one minister of religion moved quite sharply in his ...


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I spent the last hour scouring the last pages, of the last eight years of Gilbert! Magazine where Chesterton "answers his mail" because they always put real responses to made up questions in there, but this one was "What's wrong with the world" and his response was "The devil" and that was dated 1908. That counters what you, ...


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You ask what compelled Wesley to take on slavery and become one of the early adopters of abolition. I found a somewhat lengthy and wordy paper on this subject and have extracted a few paragraphs that may be helpful: https://brycchancarey.com/Carey_BJRL_2003.pdf 2/16: Wesley's life coincided with the height of the British transatlantic slave trade. Britain ...


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Perhaps at the outset it should be noted that the Amish descended from one of the two main leaders within the Swiss Brethren Anabaptists (soon after called Mennonites) in the 1690s, named Jakob Ammann, who, along with his supporters, eventually split from that body. Most accounts have portrayed Ammann as an abrupt and unyielding leader who demanded a ...


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There are no requirements in the New Testament for the establishment of or abolishment of socio-economic classes, so to the most basic aspect of your question, they can exist or not. There are a few issues to address however. To begin, consider that elements of redistribution are seen directly in Acts: 32 Now the full number of those who believed ...


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The role of leadership is spiritual and the role of provider is material. Before we go any further we should put 1 Tim 5:8 into context to establish the principle involved. Here is a partial quote [1] from a relevant article: Paul is stating negatively the truth he had just laid out in verse 4: “But if a widow has children or grandchildren, these should ...


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My best interpretation of is because of some of the core ways that beliefs are formed and held. The comparison "Catholic vs. Christian" isn't the best because they both are technically a form of Christianity. A better version is "Catholic vs. Protestant". While it is true that they both believe in the same God and the same Bible, Catholics tend to believe ...


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Saint Bernadette Soubirous was a very shy person as we can see here: The next request of the Lady to Bernadette was to have a chapel built on the site of her visits. For Bernadette, a shy, 14-year-old girl, this was an impossible task. She felt compelled, though, to go to the parish priest with the request. She received a curt dismissal from him with ...


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How well provided is Paris Foreign Missions Society? The Missions étrangères de Paris as they say in French was established in March 1663 thanks to Bernard de Sainte-Thérèse, Bishop of Babylon and many large financial gifts. Wikipedia (in the English or French versions) does not say who these donors were other than Louis XIV. It had the support of both the ...


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A Wikipedia article confirms that the park of the Paris Foreign Missions Society is the largest private garden in Paris. With regard to the acquisition of the property, the article in the link below says this: The Seminary (Séminaire des Missions Étrangères) was created in March 1663, when Mgr. Jean Duval, ordained under the name Bernard de Sainte ...


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Just to add a point neglected in the other answers. Though Catholics clearly acknowledge that they are Christian (i.e., believing that Jesus is God), some Catholics might exclude themselves from being grouped with "Christianity" in a general sense due more to social reasoning vs. strictly theological purposes. Of course Catholics are Christians, but in a ...


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