Stu W
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Can Catholics knowingly work for evil entities?
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The Catechism of the Catholic Church does not specifically prohibit employment of, say, working for a defense contractor, but it does set some parameters. First, employment is the primary path to ...

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Under what basis does the Catholic Church consider animals, in particular great apes, not to be persons?
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Humans have the gift of free will given directly by God [CCC 1730], as well as a soul [CCC 1703]. Only humans have an immortal soul. Many higher mammals have the traits you speak of: wolves, most ...

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In which language did Pontius Pilate communicate with Jesus?
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The Wikipedia entry for Latin lists it's spread to Palestine/Judea in the late first and early second century A.D. Prior to that, Hellenization spread Greek culture and language throughout the ...

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Did St. Nicholas punch Arius at the Council of Nicaea?
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The Saint Nicholas Center, his official website as it were, contains the story in detail. They did not give their references, and some of it sounds fantastical. It's entitled "Bishop Nicholas Loses ...

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Why is it not that a state divorce is actually an argument AGAINST a church annulment petition rather than a necessary condition for such petition?
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To prevent a paradox. Nullifying a marriage by the Catholic Church essentially means the marriage never happened. Let's say you have a couple with a county/state marriage license and a church wedding....

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Looking for the right Church
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The Church of South India currently aligns under Anglican Communion [Wikipedia]. It formed in 1947 and is the second largest Christian denomination in Southern India behind Roman Catholic, currently ...

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Being an endtime prophecy, how does Genesis 49:10 affect Christians since one side of it in ''Judah'' already has?
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Here is what the Jewish scholar Rashi has to say on this verse: The scepter shall not depart from Judah: prophetic; the line of the kings will remain unbroken from David on down until Shiloh come: 1)...

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What writing materials did the writers of the Gospels use?
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Jeremiah 22:14 states Who says, "I will build myself a roomy house with spacious upper rooms, and cut out it's windows, paneling it with cedar and painting it bright red [vermillion]." In terms of ...

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What did the Early Christians Believe About the Trinity Before the Gospel of John?
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This would really do best as a comment, but since nobody has approached it yet: early Christians were the first protestant Jews. I'm a Jewish convert to Catholicism. The Jews in Jesus's time listened ...

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According to the Catholic Church, if God is just and loving why is Nature so needlessly brutal and cruel sometimes?
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I believe there are two separate issues here. First is the propensity in nature for brutality. Second is the correlation between suffering and evil. Specifically, is suffering a function of evil? The ...

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Can a priest act on a confession of molestation?
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Oregon, USA, passed a law requiring the breaking of confidentiality in cases of child abuse/molestation. Psychiatrists, psychologists, social workers, teachers, and attorneys all signed on board. The ...

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Did the pre-Christian Greek Bible contain only the five books of Moses?
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It seems you have a few questions here. I'll try to address each individually. My background is as a Jewish convert. 1) The Septuagint, to my understanding, contains the Pentateuch, the "Hebrew Bible"...

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Would Jewish religious leaders have travelled by horse or camel i.e. Saul?
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Camels are unclean animals. A Jew in that era would be about as likely to eat pork as to ride a camel. Many probably did, but it seems unlikely. Leviticus 11:4 The camel, because it chews its cud but ...

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In 1 Corinthians 5:9-13, is Paul really saying to avoid the immoral? (Catholic perspective)
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Well, the question went a week. I did some additional research and I'm offering a plausible response, maybe. From the Catholic Study Bible, 1 Corinthians was written by Paul in 55 or 56 A.D. Early ...

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Where did the claim that "the Bible we have today is unreliable because of retranslation" come from?
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There are many parts to the Bible. The Old Testament, certainly the Pentateuch, is over 3000 years old. Most of the Old Testament was originally written in Hebrew. The basis for my answer is specific ...

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Did Pope Francis overstep any official Catholic boundary when he criticized Trump?
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891 of the Catechism states: The Roman Pontiff, head of the College of Bishops, enjoys the infallibility of the virtue of his office, when, as supreme pastor and teacher of all the faithful--who ...

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