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Can anyone live through life without sinning?

Yes, someone did: the Virgin Mary. Though she was blessed with the singular grace of being conceived without sin. She was not susceptible to sin as we are and led her life in perfect union with God. However for us: it is possible to live without committing a mortal sin, however, if you mean sin










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Is it sinful or at all bad to kill in self defense?

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No, it is not sinful to kill someone in self-defense as long as you are defending from a fatal attack. Your life is a great good that should be protected, even at the expense of the life of someone who wants to kill you. This subject concerns the right of a private citizen to apply










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How sinful is internet fraud? ‘Everyone’ seems to be doing it.

We were surprised anyone would be asking us this kind of question. The original question was “Is internet fraud sinful”, to which we simply responded “Is stealing sinful?”. And the person rephrased the question to the one above. First of all, ‘everyone’ isn’t doing it. Only a number of people who’d rather not do any










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Does the Church support the death penalty?

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Quick Answer: In a way, Yes. This is a somewhat technical question that requires great attention. The Church consider’s the death penalty as a way for the State to defend itself; a society’s version of self-defense. Everyone knows that each person has the right to protect themselves from any lethal attack. The death penalty is










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What Is Synodality and Collegiality?

Full Question What does “synodality” mean? Answer   Synodality is related to collegiality: Collegiality refers to the authority of each bishop as a successor of the apostles. No bishop can tell the other how to run his diocese, regarding matters of local governance Each bishop is autonomous and equal (with the exception of the Bishop of










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Is it permitted for a lay person to give homily at Sunday Mass?

Not at all. This in fact is liturgical abuse. The General Instruction of the Roman Missal states: The homily should ordinarily be given by the priest celebrant himself. He may entrust it to a concelebrating priest or occasionally, according to circumstances, to the deacon, but never to a lay person. In particular cases and for a just










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Should we Sit or Kneel After Communion?

Full Question Our pastor sits after Communion while deacons are consuming the rest of the Precious Blood and tells congregation to sit too. Should we? Answer . The General Instruction of the Roman Missal states: . . . as circumstances allow, they may sit or kneel while the period of sacred silence after Communion is










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When is it okay to work on Sundays?

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The Church teaches the necessity of resting from servile work on Sundays. We remember that even God rested after Creation: “He rested on the seventh day from all the work which he had done” Genesis 2:2 Because of this the Church obligates her members to rest on the Lord’s day. The Canon Law states: “On










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May I Attend a Sedevacantist Mass?

Full Question Is it a sin to attend a sedevacantist Mass? Answer If the person is attending because he/she agrees to their stand that there is no valid pope since Pope Pius XII died in 1958, that would be considered sinful; but if the person is attending for educational or social reasons, that wouldn’t necessarily










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