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For traditional sources, how does the Catholic Church distinguish between holy truth and human speculation from the same author?

Inspiration applies to Scripture, not to anything else. According to the Catholic Encyclopedia: inspiration is nothing else but the biblical text itself. This text was destined by God, Who inspired ...
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Where did the nomenclature “godfather” originate from?

Where did the nomenclature ”godfather” originate from? A godfather is any man who serves as a sponsor for a child at baptism. Godfather (n.) [is a] man who sponsors one at baptism and guarantees the ...
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The priest/preacher's prayer before the sermon/homily -- what is it and why do the ECLA (and others) do it?

The phrase you mentioned sounds like Psalms: 19:14, "Let the words of my mouth, and the meditation of my heart, be acceptable in thy sight, O LORD…” It’s really not anything liturgical in ...
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The priest/preacher's prayer before the sermon/homily -- what is it and why do the ECLA (and others) do it?

The priest/preacher's prayer before the sermon/homily; what is it and why do the ECLA (and others) do it? Some pastors and priests do this, at least I hope so. St. Thomas Aquinas was foremost a man of ...
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