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WELFARE: Should Catholics support welfare programs?

Welfare is a divisive issue in America, widely identified with the liberal left. Catholics, many of whom identify as conservative, are opposed to over-generous welfare compensation. There is a widespread belief that welfare is a bad thing, that it is a gateway to socialism, laziness and a host of other social ills. But is this

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Is Friday’s Black Moon a sign of the Apocalypse?

An event that some say will usher in the apocalypse is about to take place on Friday. A Black Moon will rise on September 30 over North America, and some think it signals the second coming of Jesus Christ. A rare Black Moon will rise around nightfall on September 30 over the United States. The

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Gee, thanks Pope Francis! Why it is now harder to get a miracle

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Pope Francis has approved new rules that will improve scientific accuracy when evaluating miracles. Before a person is beatified, a miracle is required. Before a person can be canonized, two miracles are required. Miracles provide some of the best evidence that a person is in heaven. However, some gave argued that the process of certifying

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Is it true that Jesus didn’t know what would happen to him?

Full Question I have a New American Bible that has an unsettling footnote to Matthew 16:21-23. Those verses state, “From that time on, Jesus began to show his disciples that he must go to Jerusalem and suffer greatly from the elders, the chief priests, and the scribes, and be killed and on the third day

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Can a Catholic attend an Anglican mass as a visitor?

Full Question Can a Catholic attend an Anglican mass as a visitor? Answer Yes. However, because the Anglican church does not have valid holy orders, eucharistic intercommunion is not possible. The Catechism of the Catholic Church states the following: Ecclesial communities derived from the Reformation and separated from the Catholic Church have not preserved the

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Would it be okay to have sex with a robot?

Experts are saying that ultra-realistic sex robots are coming soon, and some people may even fall in love with the machines. While some people see this as progress, others see this as a dark and sinister future where humans love machines more than one another. The ultra-realistic sex bots are coming soon. Many experts are

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Why doesn’t your Voter’s Guide mention the death penalty?

Full Question Why isn’t the death penalty included in your “Voter’s Guide for Serious Catholics”? Look at the last paragraph of no. 2267 of the Catechism. Answer The death penalty did not make the list because it does not involve something intrinsically evil. If that were the case, then the Church would not permit recourse

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What happened to the three prayers at the end of Low Mass?

Full Question I remember three prayers that used to be said after the Low Mass. One was to St. Michael the Archangel. What were these prayers called and when were they removed? Answer The prayers you’re referring to are called the Leonine prayers after Pope Leo XIII, who asked they be recited after Low Mass

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