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How do I know if I have sinned in my thoughts? After all, we cannot control our thoughts.

Full Question How do I know if I have sinned in my thoughts? After all, we cannot control our thoughts. Answer We sin in our thoughts when we del…

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16 Nov 2015 Articles No comments

Patron Saint of reformed prostitutes? - St Margaret

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17 Oct 2014 Vatican No comments

Vindicated: why a maligned Pope will be beatified

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20 Oct 2015 News USA Comments (2)

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30 Dec 2015 Q&A No comments

Does the undeserved suffering of innocents point to the reality of reincarnation?

Full Question Doesn't cosmic justice require us to believe in reincarnation when we see innocent children suffering? If these children have not done anythi…

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Freed from Sin’s Bondage

My name is John Spinks. I am an inmate in the Federal Correction Complex Petersburg, Virginia. I am in the last year of a six-year sentence for charges related …

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10 Sep 2014 Vatican No comments

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Vatican City, Sep 10, 2014 / 12:02 am .- The upcoming synod of bishops on the family will be set on a more informal tune, the secretary general of the Synod of …

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Could you explain anathema? Does the Church teach that Protestants are anathema because they don’t agree with the Church?

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Could you explain anathema? Does the Church teach that Protestants are anathema because they don’t agree with the Church?

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The use of the word anathema has evolved during the history of the Church, and today it means the same thing as excommunication. (The word anathema is no longer officially used.) Because a person must be a Catholic to be anathema (excommunicated) the term does not apply to Protestants.










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  1. Mary Isa garayua no Reply

    If they converted to another religious?

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