King David
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During Catholic confirmation, what criteria should be used to choose a saint?
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Your instincts are good. I found this answer here: The custom of adopting a saint’s name at confirmation was done in order to adopt the saint as a special heavenly patron or to honor a saint to ...

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Did the notion of "Youth Group" exist in the early church?
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In Catholicism "youth ministry" is so recent that it was not available when I was growing up. We had CCD, which Protestants call Sunday School, but we were still expected to attend Mass with the ...

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According to the Catholic Church in her recent pronouncements, what is the order of truths to which the believer adheres?
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Since this question has gone unanswered for some time, I will take a stab at it. Levels of Magisterial Teaching is not the same thing as a hierarchy of truths. Levels of Magisterial Teaching refers ...

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At what age should Christians be confirmed according to St. Thomas Aquinas?
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By St Thomas's time, infant baptism would have been the norm for many centuries. However, confirmation has always had to fight for survival, in that it is not necessary for salvation and therefore ...

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What is the Catholic understanding and explanation regarding Num 11:25?
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I must admit that I don't know what the Angelic Doctor has said, but as a charismatic Catholic I would interpret the verse to mean that each of the seventy elders received a partial indwelling of the ...

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What is meant by "order" in reference to ministries within the Church, and how did its usage come about?
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I know nothing about usage of the word order (except that the ordaining process is a sacrament called Holy Orders), but I can address the first part of your question: what is meant by order (as ...

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What is the Catholic explanation as to why God has revealed himself in "male" terms?
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I don't think there is a definitive Catholic answer to this question. It's not a question relevant to faith and morals. That said, one answer that I (a Catholic) can come up with is that it relates to ...

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At what age should my daughters start wearing a head covering when they pray?
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When it used to be common practice to wear veils, girls wore veils to their first communion. I don't recall if they wore veils any younger than that. These days you're free to do as you please, so ...

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Why are Independent Baptist Fundamentalists labelled Protestants?
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The complete answer to this question is here. From my Catholic perspective, if you use the Bible, which is a document created by the Catholic Church for use in its worship and as a teaching aid, yet ...

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Was Emperor St. Justinian an Aphthartodocetist?
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Admittedly I'm reporting mostly silence, but my copy of "Heresies" by Harold O. J. Brown mentions aphthartodocetism on page 185. He does not, however, mention anything about Justinian or any other ...

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Within the Catholic Church, when and by whom did the story that Jesus was born in a house arise?
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I think the most appropriate response is that Ecclesiastical approval does not take into account the difference between a house or a stable or a cave as the setting for the birth of Jesus. ...

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How do Roman Catholics understand salvation in light of Romans 3&4?
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There is no difficulty for Catholics. We see no conflict between our faith and Romans 3 & 4 when we read it. Our understanding of the two chapters is as follows: Chapter 3 starts with a ...

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Was Martin Luther a Rosicrucian?
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Since the Rosicrucian manifestos were the first anybody knew of the Rosicrucian movement, and they weren't published until after Martin Luther was dead several decades, it's far more probable that the ...

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What is the biblical basis for classifying the Eucharist as an offering or sacrifice?
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It's anachronistic to ask the question "What is the biblical basis for this belief" because the belief came before the Bible itself. The Bible was written with the conviction in mind that Jesus had ...

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Why does transubstantiation refer only to communion?
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In the case of Matthew 26:26-27, Jesus says “Take, eat; this is my body.” and “Drink of it, all of you, for this is my blood of the covenant, which is poured out for many for the forgiveness of sins.” ...

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How do Catholics support transubstantiation?
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Your question calls for a PhD thesis, not a quick comment. That said, the word literally does not mean physically. Transubstantiation describes a metaphysical reality, not a physical reality. Jesus ...

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How do Roman Catholics reconcile Acts 15:20 with transubstantiation?
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The eucharistic blood does not run afoul of Acts 15:20 for the same reason that the eucharistic body is not cannibalism, even though it is the eating of the body of Christ. There are two answers to ...

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Why do Catholics observe Eucharist every Sunday?
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Why every Sunday rather than less frequently? The Catechism of the Catholic Church answers: I. THE EUCHARIST - SOURCE AND SUMMIT OF ECCLESIAL LIFE 1324 The Eucharist is "the source and summit ...

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On what grounds does the Catholic church reject sacraments of protestant denominations?
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The question is overly broad and needs to be taken sacrament by sacrament. The question asked specifically about three sacraments: baptism, eucharist, and marriage. The Catholic Church recognizes any ...

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Is there a Catholic list of Old Testament sacraments?
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The short answer is that the Jewish religion didn't have sacraments, it had sacrifices and laws and blessings and festivals. The longer answer is specific to Augustine, who was considering each OT ...

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Does Catholicism confound the role of "elder" and "priest"?
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The Catholic understanding is that the word πρεσβύτερος means priest subordinate to a hierarch, one ordained to offer sacrifice under the direction of a chief priest. It does not mean layman governor ...

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