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06 Aug 2016 Q&A No comments

Why have past pontiffs referred to themselves with a plural "we" in many papal documents?

Full Question Why have past pontiffs referred to themselves with a plural "we" in many papal documents? Answer The "royal we" is a custom borrowed …

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14 Jan 2016 Q&A Comments (5)

Is heaven a place or only a state of mind?

Full Question Recently, in our parish Bible study class, the leader stated that heaven is not a place but is in our minds, and he quoted sections 2794–2796…

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13 Aug 2016 Middle East News USA Vatican Comments (2)

New Iraqi priests bring 'power, hope, and courage'

Fr. Roni Salim Momika, one of three priests ordained in an Erbil refugee camp Friday, said the event has turned the dreary mood of displaced Christians into one…

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19 Apr 2016 Middle East - Africa No comments

Kenyan nun who died in Yemen, was remembered in a memorial mass for defending her faith till death

Sister Mary Judith was one of four women religious killed when suspected Islamists stormed a nursing home During a memorial Mass, A Kenyan member of the Miss…

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21 May 2015 Exhortations Resources No comments

Bishop John Sherrington: failures of end-of-life care show need to recover Christian dignity of death

An English bishop has said that he is appalled by a report that shows a breakdown in end-of-life care in the nation’s health system. Bishop John Sherrington, a…

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17 Dec 2016 News No comments

As Pope Francis turns 80, here are 10 of his most memorable quotes

For the Pope's birthday, we look back at ten of his most resonant sayings Pray for me. Speaking to the crowds in St Peter’s Square, just after his election in…

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29 May 2015 Articles Q&A Resources No comments

How do we answer the charges of hypocrisy in the midst of scandal?

Full Question How do I answer my Christian brethren not in full communion with the Church when they point out that our Church is becoming a hypocritical joke w…

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24 Aug 2016 USA Comments (2)

Five states file lawsuit over Obama administration’s transgender regulations

A number of Republican-led states oppose new rules around transgender rights which could go against some doctors' religious beliefs Texas and four other Americ…

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07 Oct 2014 USA Comments (1)

Annual guide offers help in finding authentic Catholic colleges

Manassas, Va., Oct 7, 2014 / 07:41 pm .- The Cardinal Newman Society’s 2015 Catholic college guide offers information about more than two dozen colleges, univer…

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What is the difference between being redeemed and being saved?

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Karl Keating stated in his book Catholicism and Fundamentalism that we are all “redeemed” but we are not all “saved.” What is the difference between the two?

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Basically, redemption is collective, while salvation is individual. Christ redeemed humanity collectively from slavery to sin and from the debt of punishment that mankind, as a whole, owed due to sin. Every person, Christian or non-Christian, is redeemed because he is a member of the human race. Salvation is the application of redemption to individuals. A person can choose to reject the graces won for him by Christ even though he has been redeemed









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