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14 Sep 2016 Europe Middle East News USA Vatican Comments (1)

Father kills 7-year-old daughter after Catholic mother renounced Islam

An enraged man tracked down his 7-year-old daughter, Mary Shipstone, and shot her before turning the gun on himself. Mary's parents, Lyndsey Shipstone and Ya…

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27 Mar 2015 Q&A Comments (1)

Why was the term Holy Ghost replaced by Holy Spirit?

Full Question Why was the term Holy Ghost replaced by Holy Spirit? Have all rites observed this change or just the Latin rite? Answer The term has …

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09 Sep 2016 News No comments

Chinese authorities arrest Vatican-appointed bishop

Coadjutor bishop arrested before he could take control of Wenzhou diocese, reports claim Chinese authorities have arrested the coadjutor bishop of Wenzhou, Chi…

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26 Nov 2014 Q&A No comments

What's the real significance of the temple curtain being torn?

Full Question A Fundamentalist Baptist friend wants to know how the Catholic Church views the curtain being torn in half as Christ expires. He says his chu…

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28 Mar 2015 Q&A No comments

Can you help me explain transubstantiation, supererogation, and the temporal power of the pope?

Full Question I would like to have an explanation of what exactly these three things are so that I can explain them to my friends: (1) transubstantiation, (2) …

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15 Apr 2016 Uncategorized Comments (1)

We all have an instinct to worship, Communist delusions show what happens when that instinct goes wrong

I have recently been reading David Aaronovitch’s affectionate and mordantly humorous memoir, Party Animals: My Family and Other Communists, published by Jonatha…

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07 Sep 2014 Vatican No comments

Pope Francis appeals for peace in Ukraine and in Lesotho

(Vatican Radio) Pope Francis has expressed the hope that Ukraine’s current ceasefire can promote efforts to achieve a lasting peace in the east of the country. …

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03 Oct 2015 Europe News Comments (2)

Catholic liberals in Italy launch petition to back Pope Francis

Amid a robust Italian debate over the leadership of Pope Francis, a cross-section of liberal Catholic groups in the country has launched an online petition to s…

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01 Apr 2015 Q&A No comments

What's the correct understanding of "no salvation outside the Church"?

Full Question I am confused about a statement made by the ecumenical council of Florence in 1442. In its Decree for the Jacobites it stated "that no one, w…

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