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November 4, 2014

Why do Catholics “go to rosaries” when someone dies?

Full Question I have heard of Catholics "going to rosaries" for people who have died. Could you tell me what is meant by this? Answer When a Catholic dies, his…
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Can I Receive Communion In An Anglican Church?
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November 4, 2014

Can I receive communion in an Anglican church?

Full Question Can I receive communion in an Anglican church? Answer No. The Anglican church does not have valid holy orders, therefore, eucharistic intercommunion is not possible. The Catechism states…
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November 4, 2014

Should Christmas trees be considered a religious symbol?

Full Question Non-Christians claim that Christmas trees are a religious symbol of Christmas. Is a Christmas tree really a religious symbol of Christmas equal to a Nativity scene? Answer It…
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Receiving the Sacraments After Divorce and Remarriage
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November 4, 2014

Is divorce a sin when one’s spouse is abusive?

Full Question Is it a sin to divorce a spouse who is physically and emotionally abusive, after many attempts at resolving the behavior in couple's therapy have failed? Answer No,…
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How can I show that Jehovah's Witnesses are wrong about birthday celebrations?
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November 4, 2014

How can I show that Jehovah’s Witnesses are wrong about birthday celebrations?

Full Question My wife is studying with Jehovah's Witnesses, and they have convinced her that celebrating birthdays is a pagan custom and not something Christians should do. She refuses to…
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November 4, 2014

Does Jesus leave a loophole for divorce in Matthew 19:9?

Full Question I believe the Bible when it says he who divorces and marries another commits adultery, as we see in Mark 10:1-12 and Luke 16:18. But isn't Jesus leaving…
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November 4, 2014

Why do Catholics kneel?

Full Question Why do Catholics kneel during their services? This seems unnecessary. Why not just sit still and listen to the preaching of God's word? Answer If you attend a…
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November 4, 2014

Are children of an annulled marriage considered illegitimate?

Full Question Are children of an annulled marriage considered illegitimate? Answer In his book Annulments and the Catholic Church, canon lawyer Edward Peters explains: The granting of an annulment does…
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November 4, 2014

What is the difference between sanctifying and actual grace? Do we receive special graces on holy days?

Full Question My friend says that Catholics believe that on special days such as Christmas we receive graces that are different from other days of the year. He states that…
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I have been told that the Catholic Church teaches that anyone who commits suicide goes to hell. Is this true?
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November 4, 2014

I have been told that the Catholic Church teaches that anyone who commits suicide goes to hell. Is this true?

Full Question I have been told that the Catholic Church teaches that anyone who commits suicide goes to hell. Is this true? Answer No. What the Church teaches is that…
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