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July 16, 2017

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…
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July 16, 2017

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…
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July 16, 2017

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…
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July 16, 2017

When is it okay to work on Sundays?

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…
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July 16, 2017

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…
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July 16, 2017

When did the Sabbath day change to Sunday?

First of all, one must note that there are two kinds of laws in the Old Testament: moral precepts and ceremonial precepts. Christians believe that, through his suffering, death, and…
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July 15, 2017

Can a person with Mortal sin on his conscience receive Holy Communion without confession?

  Q: I have a mortal Sin on my conscience but trying my hardest to stop the sin, I need Christ in the Eucharist to help me defeat it. Can…
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July 15, 2017

Is arranged marriage sinful and invalid?

Full Question Is arranged marriage sinful and invalid?   Answer   The most important element needed to make any marriage valid is the full and unreserved consent of both parties,…
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July 15, 2017

Has the Church ever banned the reading of the Bible by the faithful?

Full Question Has the Church ever banned the reading of the Bible by the laity? Answer NO, the church never made such ban. Diving back into history, the church forbade…
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July 15, 2017

Why do we not refer to God as "Yahweh" in mass?

Full Question I noticed the Catholic Church does not refer to God as "Yahweh" in her liturgy, why is that? Answer The Congregation for Divine Worship and the Sacraments released…
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