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November 5, 2014

Can priests ordain priests?

Full Question First Timothy 4:14 says that Timothy was ordained by priests. Doesn't that contradict the Catholic teaching that only a bishop can confer Holy Orders? Answer This verse does…
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November 5, 2014

Bishop, Priest, and Deacon; What's the difference?

The sacrament of holy orders is conferred in three ranks of clergy: bishops, priests, and deacons. Bishops (episcopoi) have the care of multiple congregations and appoint, ordain, and discipline priests…
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November 5, 2014

Would it be appropriate for a Catholic to pledge allegiance to the Bible?

Full Question A Protestant-dominated homeschool group requires all to pledge allegiance to the Bible, which goes something like this: “I pledge allegiance to the Bible, God’s Holy Word, I will…
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November 5, 2014

Which side of Jesus' body was pierced?

Full Question Most crucifixes show Jesus' chest wound on his right side, which is opposite from the heart cavity. Do we know for certain where he was pierced, or is…
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November 5, 2014

Does the Bible forbid suicide?

Full Question My Protestant friend's wife has attempted suicide twice, and he has come to support her decision to end her life. He says that there is nothing in the…
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November 4, 2014

Is Pope Benedict XVI the 264th or 265th pope?

Full Question After the election of Pope Benedict XVI, some media reports said that he is the 264th pope, while others said he is the 265th. Which is it? Answer…
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November 4, 2014

Did Pope Leo X say "It has served us well, this myth of Christ"?

Full Question Non-Catholics have told me that Pope Leo X said, "It has served us well, this myth of Christ." Is this true? Answer Although the quote is commonly attributed…
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November 4, 2014

Can I be ordained online to officiate a wedding?

Full Question The Universal Life church offers quick, free ordinations online that allow someone to officiate at a civil wedding. Can a Catholic obtain such an ordination? Answer There are…
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How Could Satan Re-Enter Heaven To Talk To God About Job In Job 1:6–12?
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November 4, 2014

How could Satan re-enter heaven to talk to God about Job in Job 1:6–12?

Full Question How could Satan re-enter heaven to talk to God about Job in Job 1:6–12? Answer Since we know that nothing unclean enters heaven (Rev. 21:27), and since we…
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Can we pray directly to God or must all prayer go through Jesus?
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November 4, 2014

Can we pray directly to God or must all prayer go through Jesus?

Full Question Recently a Methodist friend said that you couldn't pray directly to God, that you must go through Jesus. Can we pray directly to God or must all prayer…
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