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Is Roman Catholic reconciliation with the Orthodox likely (or possible)?
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As to the differences from a Catholic man's perspective: The metaphysical dispute over the Filioque, wherein is asked "whence comes The Holy Spirit"? A Catholic person says, when reciting the Nicene ...

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Why does Catholic Church (and possibly some other denominations) approve natural family planning and condemn different kinds of contraception?
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I will try to answer the question entirely from a Catholic perspective, as that seems to be what the question demands. The classic determination of a moral act has three parts (CCC 1749-1761): Is ...

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Do the Catholic Church ex cathedra pronouncements about necessity of Catholicism to be saved still apply?
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Simply to add to the answer given by Geremia... It is quite possible to consistently believe that "outside of The [Catholic] Church there is no salvation", and square it away with some of the more ...

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The seriousness of sin changed?
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First, as to the gradation of sin: The Catholic Church recognizes that some sins are "worse" than others. For instance, it divides sins into mortal sins and venial sins (CCC 1854-1855): 1855: ...

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Why in the Roman Catholic Church does the sixth commandment differ between languages?
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The official Catechism in Spanish for the 6th commandment starts in the same way as the version in English: «No cometerás adulterio» (Ex 20, 14; Dt 5, 17). «Habéis oído que se dijo: “No cometerás ...

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Is it possible for a married Catholic to be invincibly ignorant that adultery is gravely wrong?
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The answer is very much context dependent. In principle it is logically possible for a Catholic to be invincibly ignorant about any moral fact. But it is incredibly difficult for a Catholic person (...

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According to the Catholic Church, when Peter briefly walked on water, was it a miracle attributed to him?
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According to the Catholic Church, no saint ever performs a miracle him- or herself. All miracles ever, past, present, and future, are performed by God, as the Master of His creation. In Catholic ...

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In Catholicism, what is the proper order of the sacraments of initiation and what are the summary arguments in support of this order?
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This answer is full of guesses, and it really only concerns the historical reason why the order of reception of the sacraments was re-arranged in the U.S. I leave the canonical explanation and the ...

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On the validity of the anticipated absolution in absence of the related confession
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Two questions seem to be asked: 1) When can absolution be anticipated to actual confession?, and 2) What happens if the "postponed" confession does not come to pass? In regards to when our sins are ...

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Are Catholic bishops infallible?
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Bishops in themselves are not infallible. However, they do participate in some way in the infallibility of the Catholic Church. Catholic Bishops participate in the ordinary and universal episcopal ...

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If Eastern Orthodoxy sees marriage as an eternal and unbreakable bond, why do they permit divorce?
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First, it is important to give some context to the allowance in the Orthodox Church for remarriage. Subsequent marriages are always considered "penitential"; only the first marriage is considered to ...

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Are there involuntary Catholics?
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From a Catholic perspective: @Geremia's answer is great. I would like to supplement it a little by bringing up a distinction which might help clarify the answer he gives. There is a difference ...

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In "The Ball and the Cross" where did McIan go wrong?
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I imagine that two important principles would be violated if Mr. McIan's philosophy were taken to its logical extreme: Free Will (and thereby the loss of Love) Religious Liberty (or liberty of ...

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