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How can we reconcile free will with God's omniscience?

Full Question In his book God's Debris, Scott Adams says that if God knows the future, then we don't have free will because our free choices would change h…

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The cardinal said that praying with and for people is 'our sacred responsibility' New York Cardinal Timothy Dolan said the Scripture passage he chose to read a…

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Due to the temptations that we Catholics encounter in our lives, we become weighed down and desperate for answers or miracles. However, what we fail to understa…

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Satan would like nothing more than for people to stop worshipping the good Lord. We cannot be fooled; the devil is smart and employs new tricks that can often g…

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20 Nov 2015 News Vatican No comments

Vatican Mount Christmas Tree already: Watch Video

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fk16J0215uM Though it's still November but the Vatican have her Christmas Tree already, blowing the holidays spirit around to…

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04 Oct 2014 Vatican No comments

Pope Addresses European Episcopal Conferences on Theme of Family

“Family and future of Europa” is the theme of the plenary assembly underway at the Council of European Episcopal Conferences. This morning Pope Francis received…

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What is a miracle? What is the purpose of miracles?

RESPONSE: Traditionally understood, a miracle is a supernatural sign or wonder, brought about by God, signifying His glory and the salvation of mankind. As a si…

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02 Aug 2016 Europe News USA Vatican No comments

Polish cardinal dies aged 89

Cardinal Franciszek Macharski, the retired successor to St John Paul II as archbishop of Kraków, died on Tuesday at the age of 89. Just five days before his …

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15 Oct 2014 Articles Comments (3)

Salvation Outside the Church

"The Church in this world is the sacrament of salvation, the sign and the instrument of the communion of God and men" (CCC 780). While it is normatively  neces…

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If a person is infertile through no fault of his own, can he get married in the Catholic Church?

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If a person is infertile through no fault of his own, can he get married in the Catholic Church?

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You may be confusing infertility with impotence. Infertility (the inability to procreate children) is not an impediment to marriage; permanent and irreversible impotence (the inability to consummate a marriage through marital relations) is an impediment. Impotence that is known at the time of the marriage to be permanent and irreversible is a barrier to marriage, because the couple must be capable of consummating their marriage. If the couple has reason to assume that the impotence can be treated or reversed, they may get married.









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