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18 Feb 2016 Articles No comments

Can Infatuation ever yield to a Holy Marriage; must we be in-love ?

Love is beautiful as well as those emotions and passions which accompany it. I decided to separately treat the case of true love and infatuation because it may …

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30 Sep 2016 News No comments

First ever Catholic Night hosted by LA Dodgers

On Sept. 2, Dodger Stadium served as the center of a massive Venn diagram of local Catholics and lifelong fans of the Los Angeles Dodgers, as the ballpark hoste…

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28 Sep 2015 News USA No comments

God's love is for everyone – and it's dangerous to think otherwise, Pope says

At the final Mass closing out the 2015 World Meeting of Families in Philadelphia, Pope Francis warned against narrowing God’s love and works to only a certain g…

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31 May 2016 Vatican No comments

Pope urges Catholics and Orthodox Christians to join in prayer for Syrian children

The joint Day of Prayer for Peace, sponsored by Aid to the Church in Need, is one of several initiatives to promote peace in the troubled country Pope Francis …

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09 Aug 2016 Articles Comments (7)

ISLAM is the RELIGION OF PIECES - Here is a list of consecutive terror attacks in 30 days

Islam, the "religion of peace" has killed over 1,000 people and injured nearly another 2,000 in the past 30 days alone. The peaceful religion of Islam makes one…

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How Pope Pius XII Protected Jews

The twentieth century was marked by genocides on an monstrous scale. One of the most terrible was the Holocaust wrought by Nazi Germany, which killed an estimat…

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The shocking NEW reason why young people are leaving church

It's a surprising find, but it's also true. Americans are giving up on God. A Pew survey reveals that half of the people who have quit going to church no longer…

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12 Dec 2015 News Vatican No comments

The New Marriage Annulment Law activated

The Newly modified processes on the canonical annulment for marriage completed at the 2015 Synod Meeting and announced around September this year (2015), was pu…

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12 Aug 2016 Americas Europe News United Kingdom USA Vatican No comments

'Mercy, both in Jesus and in us': Pope Francis speaks of God's mercy

Each of us must respond to the gift of mercy in our hearts by getting up and putting mercy into action, Pope Francis said Wednesday. Speaking about a bishop …

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Can a person gain an indulgence without intending to do so?

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Can a person gain an indulgence without intending to do so?


No. The Code of Canon Law states, “To gain indulgences . . . a capable subject must have at least the general intention of acquiring them” (CIC 996).


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