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Catholicism is the faith, doctrine, system, and practice of the Catholic church, especially the Roman Catholic Church. Ask questions about the history of Catholicism and the church, beliefs that include the Holy Trinity, Mother Mary, and Catholic Saints; practices, such as Sacraments and Rosary; church leadership, including the Pope who is regarded as the earthly spiritual leader, and more.
The public system caters to the lowest common denominator and thus brings down the rest of the students. Our nation will become a nation of idiots if we don't change the school system. We home-school our children because the "Blue Ribbon" school they were attending catered to the problem child. Ev…
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It depends on the church. The underage person person will need parental permission to get a marriage license, which is necessary to get married.
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The original conflict between the Catholics and Protestants in Ireland was not truly a matter of religion -- it was a matter of social class. Put quite briefly, the majority of the population in Ireland, post 1000 A. D., was Catholic. They never underwent the church reform that England did in the 1…
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mostly.most "LOYALIST".. are protestants.. catholics under british rule are considered 'lower class' and live in the slum areas... and these are where the freedom fighters mostly come from.   In my experience the people who exhibit shows of sectarianism have no idea what it is all about. I ha…
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The IRA has had both catholic and protestant members. Ireland has a catholic majority of around 75% so most in the IRA were catholics, but they did have many protestant members. Names like George Plant, Jack White from Broughshane in County Antrim, George Gilmore from Portadown and Erskine Childers …
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Patrick Cleburne is the most famous. Most of the Irish were from New Orleans and Tennessee The war drum's throb and bugle sound Ye loved to hear is o'er -- The damp, cold earth is heaped above Your hearts forevermore; But memory of your gallant deeds Enlivens, stirs, and thrills, Like echoes of a c…
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these laws were referred to as the "penal" laws and applied also in some parts to presbyterians. they restricted catholic rights to worship, education, carry weapons, become government employees, stand for election, inherit land, own valuable property etc. they began c.1696 and disappeared gradually…
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Following Christian tradition, the Christmas tree would be put up and decorated on December 24, Christmas Eve, and stay up until January 6, the day of Epiphany. Epiphany is a feast day that celebrates God the son, as the human Jesus Christ. However, it seems most people put their Christmas trees up…
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Try the books Inventing America by Garry Wills and Miracle at Philadelphia, I forget the author. Michael Montagne
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Lost.. Any division of any purpose separates man[kind] from man.. No religion has ever unite mankind, although most religion professes "Love thy Neighbors." And all Holy Scriptures of all religions asserts that theirs are the sources of all truths....Luther criticized the RCC for its undeniably corr…
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My wife was Methodist when we married. During our marriage classes with the priest he told her to be the best Methodist she could possibly be. He asked her to study and understand why Methodists believe what they believe. This recommendation shocked me but I now see the wisdom of the suggestion. My …
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The Community Church exists to go into every person's world and make followers of Jesus Christ by Loving God and Loving People. 1. go into every persons world 2. make followers of Jesus Christ 3. love God and People
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Answer There are Catholic churches in most bigger towns, and in many small ones. If you have access to a telephone book, check under Churches in the yellow pages. Most churches are usually listed there and sometimes give worship schedules. Or you could check the local Chamber of Commerce or city c…
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A person who wishes to inquire about, or embrace the Catholic faith follows certain procedures although the length of time it takes before being received into the Church will depend on each person. For example, in theory, an Anglican will require less preparation than a Baptist; this is because Angl…
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Catholics refer to the pope as the "Holy Father". It is merely a title. Christians agree or disagree with whether this appropriate. Why Catholics use the term "Holy Father" He is called upon to practice exceptional sanctity in imitation of Jesus Whose office he serves. The pope is also the "Fath…
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Yes the catholic church does teach from the new testament. If you go to the library or a book store, you can find the New American bible. this is the catholic bible. It contains all of the old and new testament, plus additional books. The catholic church was the first original church started by Jes…
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As a Catholic, I believe I can answer this question. Catholics are a group of people who believe in God, the Father Almighty and in Jesus Christ his only Son our Lord, who was conceived by the Holy Spirit, born of the Virgin Mary, suffered under Pontious Pilate. Jesus then was crucified died and was…
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Answer There are four essential elements to the practice of Catholicism according to the Gospels: 1. Humility or faith and trust in God which is the foundation of all true relationships with God. 2. Communication with God through prayer and self-denial. 3. Observance of The Law which is to b…
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. Catholic Answer Catholicism is Christianity as established by Our Blessed Lord on the Cross at Calvary, and then, after His resurrection, He commissioned His Apostles to go out preaching and baptizing to convert all nations. Catholicism is the Mystical Body of Christ which has been guaranteed by …
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It is common to get a strain in your forearm from the motion of flipping your wrist, such as the most when throwing the ball and snapping your wrist. If you have proper shooting form in basketball you will notice the discomfort in your forearm playing basketball as well. By taping it up, much like t…
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Answer: The following is an outline of how the Catholic Church is organised.ParishThis is the local level; each parish is headed by pastor, possibly assisted by other clergy. A parish has a council, a group of people elected the people; the council advises the clergy on almost all parish matters. Th…
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Answer 6/June/09 The following is an outline of how the Catholic Church is organised/governed: Parish This is the local level; each parish is headed by pastor, possibly assisted by other clergy. A parish has a council, a group of people elected the people; the council advises the clergy on …
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The Mass is the Catholic Church's greatest prayer and highest form of worship to the Almighty. According to Catholic Tradition, Holy Mass was instituted by Jesus Christ at the Last Supper as the new form of worship for the New Law. He did this immediately after He fulfilled the Jewish Paschal ceremo…
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Catholic Answer Below you will find many viewpoints and "arguments" about this topic, but the Church does not put forth any arguments for the simple reason that the Pope has ruled infallibly that only men can be ordained to the priesthood, and this is to be held as part of the deposit of faith. As s…
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3rd June 2009 The following is an outline of how the Catholic Church is organised. Parish This is the local level; each parish is headed by pastor, possibly assisted by other clergy. A parish has a council, a group of people elected the people; the council advises the clergy on almost all paris…
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The question: What forms of ministry, ordained or otherwise do the Catholic/Anglican/Orthodox and Uniting Churches have? Answer: (1) Ordained The Catholic, Orthodox + Anglican churches have the following ordained ministries: Episcopacy (overseeing a diocese i.e. group of parishes) Presbyterate…
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Answer:The main form of worship for Catholics and Orthodox is the Mass which is NOT a commemoration of the Last Supper. It is the Passover, the Dying of Our Blessed Lord on the Cross for our salvation. Think of it this way, to attend Mass is to actually witness the One and Only Event of Our Blessed …
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The majority of Christians, not just Catholics did hate Adolf Hitler, you're correct. They did not endorse the genocide of millions of people because of their religion, and Christians believe that no one should be punished because of offenses of their ancestors. In short, the Jews in the 1940's had …
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Definition: civil annulment A civil annulment is a declaration, by the state, that a marriage never existed even though a ceremony took place. There are limited grounds such as: failure to consummate, insanity, mental incompetency or one (or both) parties being under the legally required age. Natio…
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"cathiolics and christians in my mind are the same, they both believe in the same thing ( the father the son and the holy spirt, all as one person GOD).and people say theres only one true bible, and christians believe its theres and that cathiolics are wrong all because they added some extra books …
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my father was presbytarian, and from what i can gather, they worship in English, not in latin, so therefore were part of the protestant church, and also did not take communion every week, but took wine with it, which was different to the catholics of the time ( i know many catholic churches do now t…
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Lent begins on Ash Wednesday, and it is common practice among Christians to sacrifice worldly pleasures during this season to remember the sacrifice of Jesus being crucified (Good Friday). Somewhere someone got the idea that if you're going to abstain from worldly pleasures for 40 days you might as …
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Answer I would find a building - any building - somewhere people need help like Jesus did with the prostitutes and the sick and come just as we are. Make a rule that no suits and falseness allowed; if you are a dirty drunk come as a dirty drunk, if you're poor and have no clothes come wearing exa…
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The rosary is meant for prayer, it isn't jewelry. You could wear a cross necklace; and it is okay to wear a cross necklace if it is blessed too. So the answer is NO. Most Catholics would be offended if you wear the Rosary, but not because you are not Catholic, but because the Rosary is NOT meant t…
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the Reformation was a movement in the 16th century to reform the Catholic Church in Western Europe. Soon, the reformers split from the Church altogether, founding four major church traditions and dozens of sub-denominations, all of which are considered adherents of "Protestantism".In 1517, Martin Lu…
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3rd June 2009A Catholic may marry another Christian (a 'mixed marriage') so long as he/she promises to do his/her best to raise any children in the Catholic faith; the non-Catholic is to be aware of this promise. It is normally sufficient for the priest or deacon acting as Church witness to fill out…
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Yes, but the "Battle " is now about jobs and housing. The history of Northern Ireland is one of religious warfare, with the Catholic majority fighting the Protestant minority.Today the Ulster counties of Northern Ireland are coming to grips with the fact that they are far behind the rest of Europe i…
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3rd June 2009Conversion:There Catholic Church is clear that it teaches there is absolutely no compulsion for anyone marrying a Catholic to become a Catholic; this would include a Hindu or any non-Christian. The official teaching of the Catholic Church may be found in the Second Vatican Council's Dec…
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Roman Catholic Answer You half answered your own question: we believe that are sins will be forgiven (that is in the future, and conditional!). They are already forgiven in the sense that Our Blessed Lord died for our sins, and reconciled us to the Father. However, we have to claim that forgiveness …
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Answer In France the King ruled in the Ancien Regime.This means he had the divine right to rule.He thought he got his power from God. Answer At first there was an assembly to make a constitution and then there was a legislative assembly called the "Convention Nationale". A policy of terror le…
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Answer The Catholic Faith was started by Jesus. The term "Catholic" was coined in the early 100's by St. Ignasus of Antioch as he was being brought to Rome to be fed to the lions. He preached of a "universal" faith that is open to all people slave or free, male or female, Jew or Gentile. Jesus, P…
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Answer: There are two very separate issues: resignation and excommunication. 1) Resignation A person cannot 'resign' from being a Catholic by doing something such as sending a letter requesting removal from the Baptismal register; Church authorities will not remove a name because it would be to d…
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In 312 C.E., Constantine defeated his opponent Maxentius in the battle of the Milvian Bridge outside Rome. Christian apologists claimed that during that campaign, there appeared under the sun a flaming cross bearing the Latin words In hoc signo vinces, meaning "In this sign conquer." It is also held…
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. Catholic Answer Catholicism was started by Our Blessed Lord, Jesus Christ, in Jerusalem, around 33 A.D. Its beginnings were all through His ministry, particularly when He made St. Peter head of His Church, see St. Matthew Gospel 16:17-19, and then the Catholic Church was born from His side as He …
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Well I've gone to a Baptist church my whole life and I've seen and been at many divorced weddings. The United also accepts these weddings.  Most churches don't mind. Many churches don't mind. You don't have to publicize that you've been married before.  That's pretty sad that a church, a…
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basically pews are the loads of line of wooden hard chairs
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I am a high school Science teacher with a Doctorate's Degree in education and one year experience in Pennsylvania. I make $76,250 per year. There are numerous factors to take into account. How many years have they been teaching? What degrees to they hold? And probably most important, what state an…
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Catholic opinion 1. This is not a decision of men, but of God. God decided that women bring men into the world. Jesus sent men to evangelize. There were women with Jesus as well. The Gospel mentions a few of them: firstly, Mary, the mother of Jesus; Mary Magdalene, His disciple and one of the first …
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The Sacred Heart is a religious devotion to Jesus' physical heart as the representation of the divine love for humanity. I have a sacred (or "eternal flame") heart tattoo...I got it to symbolize that my feelings for the person I got it for and the memories I have of them are important and never end…
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Halloween and All Saint's Day Halloween is the evening before All Saints' Day. The word comes from medieval England's All Hallows' eve or Hallows. The word was later made longer into Halloween. October 31st was celebrated with traditional games and customs. Traditionally beggars would go from door t…
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Non-Catholic Answer Luther alleged that the Catholic Church had been influenced by man-made traditions that have no basis in the Bible. Luther was upset over many non-biblical teachings and practices of the Church such as the selling of indulgences, which was basically paying money to a pardo…
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Sacred Heart The Sacred Heart is a devotional name used by some Roman Catholics to refer to the physical heart of Jesus Christ as a symbol of Divine love. Devotion to the Sacred Heart in focusing on Christ's heart metaphorically focuses on the emotional and moral life of Jesus and especiall…
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Mary's Angel The angel Gabriel visited Mary in Nazareth. She was engaged to Joseph. Gabriel told Mary she would give birth to the Son of God. Mary was a virgin. Gabriel told her God's power would make the conception possible. Gabriel said "Nothing will be impossible with God." He then told Mary her …
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Answer Yes, you can be baptized, even if both of your parents are not Catholics. Answer Yes, it is possible to be baptized in the Catholic church if the parents are not married in a catholic church or they are not Catholic. This is what Canon Law states (bold added) Can. 865 §1. For an adul…
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Answer First, be certain that you do actually want to become Protestant. Make sure that you have identified all the things that you are unhappy with as a Catholic. If necessary make a list. Then do two things. First, speak to your Catholic priest and ask him to discuss the issues you are troubl…
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2nd June 2009 Catholics consider Holy Communion to be the most sacred object of worship as it is believed to be the Body and Blood of Christ. The Bible is also very sacred as it is the word of God; indeed, Bibles are never to be blessed by a priest, as it is considered to be sacred in itself. O…
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Please read Acts Chapter 2 By defnition it is the fiftieth day after Passover. It started out as a Jewish holiday and was adopted by Christians. Depending upon what church you belong to, the significance varies. Answer its after 50 days Jesus was crucified that his apostle had the holy sp…
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"What steps must be taken by a Methodist if they wish to marry under a Catholic rite?"In my understanding the two faiths are similar in that Methodist call for change to a more conservative and liberal direction in faith.Whereas Catholics use a different language called "THE IDEA OF TOLERATION" whic…
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Answer Part of his religious beliefs is that children should respect their parents. If you want to look good in his eyes, you need to respect him and encourage your girlfriend to respect him as well. Answer Very simple: Inform him of your desire to convert. Study the Catechism and Catholic te…
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Since a Catholic funeral begins with a funeral Mass, anyone may attend. Also, since one of the Corporal Works of Mercy is to bury the dead, Catholics view attendance at and participation in a funeral Mass to be a virtuous act and a chance to pray for the soul of the departed.
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The Kingdom of God is Gods direct rule or government on earth, and his government will be manifest through Messiah Jesus (Ps 2); God will establish peace and judge (rule) the earth in righteousness (Psalms 98:9); God will hold every man accountable for the deeds of this life (Ezekiel 18:4); He will…
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Roman is an epithet first commonly used in England after the protestant revolt to describe the Catholic Church. It is never used by the Catholic Church. . The Nicene Creed The Nicene Creed I believe in one God, the Father almighty, maker of heaven and earth, of all things visible and invisible…
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the countries which celebrate "three kings day" are "those countries which celebrate christamas".I feel that all countries celebrate christamas.the twelth day after Christmas is the "three kings day".It is the 6th of January . But it is mostly Mexico.
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Answer The word "pope" is latin for "Papa." The pope is considered the "father" of the church. In the Bible, spiritual leaders such as Abraham, Isaac, Jacob, and even the Apostle Paul, are called fathers in a spiritual sense. "Holy" refers to the fact that the pope has been given a job to do by Go…
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He is called "Your Holiness" (Sanctitas Vestra) and is frequently referred to as the Holy Father. The title "Pope" is an informal one meaning "papa" (meaning "father"); the formal title of the pope is "Bishop of Rome, Vicar of Christ, Successor of Peter, Prince of the Apostles, Supreme Pontiff, Pat…
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Young boys were castrated without a doubt, but it was done clandestinely, without Church approbation. The Catholic Church has always believed and taught that castration and all other methods of mutilating the human person are gravely sinful. Thus, private individuals wrongfully perpetrated the si…
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Answer I'm not a professional, but I do not believe that narcissism is curable. JMO. Answer No. They can barely cure it, leave alone curing it "fast."
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Answer The Catholic Church was established by Jesus Christ Himself. Read Matthew 16:18, Jesus clearly sets up the Church and promises that the gates of hell shall not prevail against it. He also says to peter that whatsoever he binds in earth shall be bound in heaven and whatsoever he looses on e…
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Government and the ChurchIf I am understanding your question correctly, you are asking how the protestant churches have historically interacted with governments and how that differs from how Roman Catholicism has done so.This is a somewhat complicated question, because more times than not, the gover…
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Answer: A Catholic may marry another Christian e.g. a Presbyterian (a 'mixed marriage') so long as he/she promises to do his/her best to raise any children in the Catholic faith; the non-Catholic is to be aware of this promise and understand what it means. It is sufficient for the priest or deacon …
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Do Protestants Believe Catholics Will Go To Heaven? Since there are many different Protestant groups with many different beliefs that is a tough question to answer. Taken as a whole, though, most Protestant groups accept the Christian faith of Roman Catholics and believe that they are saved. Here a…
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Answer">Answer The question should be "What are the differences between Catholicism and other Christians?" Before delving into differences, it would be beneficial to list things that all Christians, including Catholics, have in common: * God is the Creator, and Sustainer, of the Universe . * G…
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Answer As long as you are a baptized Catholic in good standing (i.e. no public scandal) and you intend to marry another Catholic, you may be married. Having received your First Communion is not necessary in order to be married in the Church, although it might be a fine thing to do in order to bet…
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3rd June 2009 The Solemnity (i.e. major feast) of Corpus Christi is now called the Body and Blood of Christ. It is celebrated either on the Thursday or the Sunday following Trinity Sunday. It commemorates the presence of Christ in the Eucharist. The Solemnity of Christ the King is the last Sunday …
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Good Friday and Jesus Our Lord Good Friday is the day commemorating Jesus Christ's death on the Cross, which is probably to be dated April 3, A.D. 33. In the liturgical calendar of the Western church, it is the Friday before Easter. The exact origins of the name are uncertain; some argue it stems fr…
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Liturgical ranks range downward: Bishop, Priest, Deacon. Only a bishop may administer the Sacrament of Holy Orders and is the preferred minister of the Sacrament of Confirmation. He is the only one empowered to absolve someone who is under excommunication for abortion. A priest may administer the o…
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Catholics fast on Good Friday, and traditionally eat fish and not meat on Fridays during Lent. They used to be forbidden to eat meat every Friday, and depending upon their location and diocese, some still are. Good Friday is a fast day, where one goes without the usual luxuries as a form of penance,…
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The catholics belive that eating red meat on Friday is a sin or disgrace and so the only meat they can eat is fish, that is not poultry or red meat. The above doesn't address the history of this tradition, which has nothing to do with piety. See links
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Easter's DateEaster Sunday falls on a different date each year. Easter Sunday is always the first Sunday after the first full moon, after the spring Equinox.Go to your calendar, and find the first day of spring--then find the first full moon immediately following that. Easter will be the first Sunda…
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Answer Get married in a church, follow the ten commandments, accept everyone. Answer That Jesus is the Son of God and that his Truth is born out in the Bible (Jesus said what is the Father's will? To believe in the one who he has sent). One will be judged according to their following of this …
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Answer Catholics light candles during official church services (called liturgy, such as Mass) to indicate the special solemnity of the occasion. Perhaps you are also referring to those stands which have small banks of candles which people can light (usually within small glass containers, colored…
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Differences between Catholics and Lutherans. The Catholic Church is a Sacramental Church and always has been. There are 7 Sacraments,Baptism,Reconciliation,Communion,Confirmation,Marriage,Holy Orders,Sacrament of the Sick. There are two in the Lutheran Church, Baptism and Confirmation.The Catholic C…
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Answer Because it is the Christian symbol. Answer Because the cross symbolizes victory over the death we would have no choice but to face if Jesus had not come.
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There are no ranks for a Pope. He is the bishop of Rome and the head of the church.
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Even though Roman Catholicism is the largest Christian denomination in the United States, making up about 26% of Americans, it has not been looked upon favorably by all the Christian Americans. Throughout history there have been fears of Catholics and the belief that the Pope might have control over…
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An annulment declares the marriage void, i.e., it never existed. You can only file for an annulment under certain grounds, and those depend upon the state you reside in. Divorce ends a marriage that did rightfully exist.
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The number of people who died in the various inquistions across Europe is difficult to determine, but the number of victims can be numbered in the thousands, not the millions as a previous respondent stated. The entire populations of Europe would have been wiped out if inquisitors had killed in thos…
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A priest can be married. That is another teaching that Catholics teach that isn't a Biblical truth. 1 Timothy 4:1-5 "But the Spirit explicitly says that in later times some will fall away from the faith, paying attention to deceitful spirits and doctrines of demons, by means of the hypocrisy of liar…
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Answer Jesus Christ forgives the sins of anyone who believes and asks for forgiveness. NO
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What we see in 21st century Western standards of analysis as "contradictions" do not necessarily come out as "contradictions" to first-century Jewish standards. For example, "five hundred thousand" is adequately close to "four hundred seventy thousand" that this isn't really a contradiction; perhaps…
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The convergence of two superstitions between the number 13 and Friday seem to be at the heart of many questions concerning this particular superstition. So lets start with those. FRIDAY has been an inauspicious day for a very long time, and in many varied cultures. It has been held to be both unluck…
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Prayer in Times of Real Need Pray from your heart. Talk to God as you would your best friend because He is. Don't worry about formalities. Forgive anyone you may be holding unforgiveness toward. Ask God to forgive you for ways you may have missed the mark. Be still and give God a chance to "talk" t…
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The Catholic rosary has 59 beads with sections of 10 beads called decades. One explanation why there are 50 main beads in each rosary may come from a practice monks had of memorizing the 150 psalms in the Bible. The monks would recite them 50 psalms at a time until they knew them by heart.  Th…
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Roman Catholicism Today The Roman Catholic Church consists of: 1. Us (the Laity) 2. People that are ministers in the Church (the Clergy)
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Let's back up a little first. There is a difference between eternal laws and God. The eternal laws simply are. They are the laws of existence. God exists within the parameters of eternal laws. He is our Heavenly Father, of whom our spirits are born. We came to this earth and received a mortal physic…
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No, but it is a sin.While the church hierarchy may frown upon such "lack of faith," I believe we all must need to deal with the question of the existence of God in order to have the relationship with Him that He wants, that was purchased by the death of His Son, Jesus Christ.If we're honest with our…
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