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November 3, 2014

What is the Catholic view of women?

Full Question I am a Muslim woman considering becoming a Christian. Can you tell me what is the Catholic view about women? In Islam "they" say that women are shown…
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November 3, 2014

Why isn't the Gospel of Thomas in the Bible?

Full Question Is it true that the apostle Thomas wrote a Gospel which was recently discovered in Egypt? If so, why don't we have it in our Bibles? Answer As…
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November 3, 2014

How does the Church define love?

Full Question Please explain to me the Church's definition of love. I have always looked upon love as sacrifice, mercy, and joy all rolled into one. Answer In Cardinal Levada’s…
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How many times a day can one receive Holy Communion?
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November 3, 2014

How many times a day can one receive Holy Communion?

Full Question How many times a day can one receive Holy Communion? Answer The Code of Canon Law states that "One who has received the blessed Eucharist may receive it…
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November 3, 2014

Why do we use our right hand instead of our left hand to make the sign of the cross?

Full Question Why do we use our right hand instead of our left hand to make the sign of the cross? Answer The right hand, probably in part due to…
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November 3, 2014

Is it true Jehovah's Witnesses believe that Michael the archangel and Jesus are the same person?

Full Question Is it true Jehovah's Witnesses believe that Michael the archangel and Jesus are the same person? Answer In a word, yes. The Jehovah's Witnesses maintain that Jesus was…
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November 3, 2014

What can I do about my invalid marriage?

Full Question I am a Catholic who was married outside the Church without a dispensation, so my marriage is invalid before God--a fact I very much want to correct. My…
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Is it true that sexual intercourse between a married couple is sinful if the spouses do it with lust for each other?
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November 3, 2014

Is it true that sexual intercourse between a married couple is sinful if the spouses do it with lust for each other?

Full Question Is it true that sexual intercourse between a married couple is sinful if the spouses do it with lust for each other? Answer I realize that in our…
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Is It Proper To Wear A Cross Or Must It Be A Crucifix?
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November 3, 2014

Is it proper to wear a cross or must it be a crucifix?

Full Question What is the proper crucifix to have or to wear? I was told that a cross is not the same as a crucifix. I was told also that…
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November 3, 2014

What is the difference between an archbishop and a cardinal?

Full Question What is the difference between an archbishop and a cardinal? Answer An archbishop is usually the bishop of a major metropolitan archdiocese and may also be a cardinal.…
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