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12 Sep 2014 USA No comments

Mo. lawmakers override governor's veto to pass pro-life measures

St. Louis, Mo., Sep 12, 2014 / 03:49 pm .- The Missouri legislature has overridden two vetoes from Gov. Jay Nixon in order to implement a three-day waiting peri…

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04 Nov 2016 News No comments

New bishop appointed in Guam following suspension of archbishop over abuse allegations

A new civil lawsuit has been filed against Archbishop Anthony Apuron, who was suspended in June The Pope has appointed a new coadjutor bishop of the Catholic C…

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07 Dec 2016 News No comments

'Zombie Catholics' appear in France - How will the Church respond?

It happened in Britain. It happened in the U.S. And now it's happening in France. A staunchly right-winged politician whose changes seemed slim when the p…

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02 Oct 2016 News Comments (1)

Pope Francis challenges gender theory in defense of marriage

In a lengthy, off-the-cuff speech in Georgia, Pope Francis said the world today is at war with marriage, and urged couples to fight against modern threats to th…

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25 Nov 2015 News USA No comments

Pope Francis appoints new bishop for Catholics nurtured in the Anglican Communion

Pope Francis   announced the appointment of the first Bishop of the ordinate of the chair of Peter, Msgr. Steven J. Lopes. The Ordinariate has more than 40 Roma…

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09 Dec 2016 News Comments (1)

Did Pope Francis compare media obsession with fake news to consumption of bodily waste?

Pope Francis has issued a statement against the media's obsession with fake news and gossip. Except, the term he used to describe the obsession is raising eyebr…

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20 Sep 2014 Q&A Comments (28)

What happens to our bodies immediately after we die?

Full Question What is the official church teaching on what happens after our earthly bodies die: Are we "dead" until Judgment Day or do we immediately go to he…

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30 Jan 2016 Articles No comments

Curricula: The Catholic Church's Hierarchy

The hierarchy connotes the totality of powers established in the Church for the guiding of man to his eternal salvation, but divided into various orders or grad…

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10 Oct 2014 Vatican No comments

Cardinal shines light on migration, marriage prep in family synod

Vatican City, Oct 10, 2014 / 04:32 am .- The effects of migration and poverty upon families, the pastoral care of children, the Eucharist in connection to our u…

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Why not just “The Passion of Christ”?

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Why is Mel Gibson’s movie called The Passion of the Christ instead of The Passion of Christ?

Answer

Gibson likely chose the title for his movie because Christ is not a personal name but a title meaning “the Anointed One.” So the title could be translated as The Passion of the (Anointed One). Had the movie been titled The Passion of Christ, it would have lost the sense that “the Christ” is a title, not a name, and could have been translated The Passion of (Anointed One), which is grammatically incorrect.










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