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November 4, 2014

What does the expression "ex opere operato" mean?

Full Question What does the expression ex opere operato mean? Doesn't it have something to do with the sacraments? Answer Ex opere operato is a Latin expression meaning "by the…
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November 4, 2014

vengeance and sins against the Holy Spirit?

Full Question What are sins that cry to heaven for vengeance and sins against the Holy Spirit? Answer Most Catholics are familiar with the term mortal sin. Mortal sins deprive…
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November 4, 2014

How does someone become a Saint in the Catholic Church?

The process of documenting the life and virtues of a holy man or woman cannot begin until 5 years after death. This waiting period insures that the person has an…
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November 4, 2014

Pets in Heaven?

A question that comes up frequently is whether people will see their pets in heaven. Now the Catechism of the Catholic Church does not directly address this question. But it…
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November 3, 2014

Did the Church add the Deuterocanonical books to the Bible at the Council of Trent?

Full Question Is it true that at Trent the Church added the seven Deuterocanonical books (Judith, Tobit, 1 & 2 Maccabees, Wisdom, Baruch, and Ecclesiasticus) to the Bible ? Answer…
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November 3, 2014

Why won't Jehovah's Witnesses accept blood transfusions, even when their lives are in jeopardy?

Full Question Why won't Jehovah's Witnesses accept blood transfusions, even when their lives are in jeopardy? Answer Mainly because their founder, Charles Taze Russell, scrambled to come up with a…
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November 3, 2014

Can the Church change its doctrines?

Full Question I was amazed to read recently where a Catholic priest theologian said that the Church is not infallible and that it has changed its doctrines. Apparently he felt…
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November 3, 2014

What is the biblical reason Catholics pray to saints for intercession?

Full Question What is the biblical reason Catholics pray to dead saints for intercession? Answer No one prays to dead saints, because those in heaven are more alive than we…
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November 3, 2014

Why did some books mentioned in the Bible perish and not make it into the canon?

Full Question Why did some books mentioned in the Bible perish and not make it into the canon? Were they not inspired? Answer Some books the Bible mentions were not…
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November 3, 2014

What happened to confirmation names?

Full Question Could you explain the custom of taking a "confirmation name"? It seemed to be required when I was younger but I don't think it is anymore. Answer The…
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