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Will a Child That Commits Suicide Go to Heaven?

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Full Question Will a child that commits suicide go to heaven? Answer Catechism of the Catholic Church: 2282 …Grave psychological disturbances, anguish, or grave fear of hardship, suffering, or torture can diminish the responsibility of the one committing suicide. 2283 We should not despair of the eternal salvation of persons who have taken their own






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Which Tribe of Israel was Mary’s Tribe?

Full Question Which tribe of Israel did the Blessed Virgin belong to? Answer Scripture does not tell us which tribe of Israel the Blessed Virgin belonged to. The Protoevangelium of James, an early Christian writing, claims that Mary was of the family of David, which would mean she was a member of the tribe of






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Should a Priest Be Wearing Different Colors in Mass?

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Full Question Should a priest be wearing different colors in Mass? I have seen a priest who celebrated Mass with a green chasuble and a red stole. Answer No, a priest should not be wearing different colors at Mass. The liturgy of the Church calls for only one liturgical color at Mass, and the chasuble






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Is Reading Comics a Sin?

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Full Question Is reading comics a sin? Answer No, reading comics is not a sin. Similar to books, movies, music, etc. the reading of comics is neutral. The content of what we are reading/watchi By Fr. Charles Grondin






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The Difference Between Salvation and Justification

Full Question What is the difference between salvation and justification? Answer The concepts of salvation and justification refer to the same work that God does within us, but each emphasizes different aspects. The term salvation within Catholic theology tends to emphasize the idea that we are rescued by Jesus from sin and its eternal consequences. The Catechism defines






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Does God Answer the Prayers of the Saints?

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Full Question Does God answer prayers made through the saints? Answer Yes, God hears our prayers in this world and He hears the prayers of the saints in heaven. Catechism of the Catholic Church: 956The intercession of the saints. “Being more closely united to Christ, those who dwell in heaven fix the whole Church more






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Can We Receive the Eucharist in This Situation? Divorced and remarried before entering the Catholic Church

Full Question Divorced and remarried before entering the Church. Previous marriages annulled by the Church. Can we still take the Eucharist? Answer If your previous marriages were annulled by the Church and your current marriage is recognized as valid by the Church then you are free to receive communion.  If, however, your current marriage is






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Must I go for Confession? And Why?

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Full Question If I confess my sins to Jesus through prayer and not with a priest, does that mean that I’m not forgiven? Answer The sacrament of confession is only absolutely necessary for mortal sins.  Venial sins can be forgiven through repentance, prayer, and reception of the Eucharist. Mortal sins are normally forgiven through the






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Did Mary Have Temptations?

Full Question Did Mary have temptations? Answer The Blessed Virgin Mary was immaculately conceived without original or actual sin. She also did not suffer from concupiscence, which is defined by the Catechism of the Catholic Church as “the movement of the sensitive appetite contrary to the operation of the human reason” (CCC 2515). While Scripture does






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