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November 1, 2014

When did the term "Roman Catholic Church" first come into being?

Full Question When did the term "Roman Catholic Church" first come into being? Answer It is not possible to give an exact year when the Catholic Church began to be…
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November 1, 2014

Where in the Bible does it say that Mary was assumed into heaven?

Full Question Where does it say that Mary was assumed into heaven? I have read in the Bible about Enoch and Elijah, but where does it say God called Mary…
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November 1, 2014

Do I need to be confirmed to be married in the Church?

Full Question Does a baptized Catholic who has received first confession and First Communion need to be confirmed to be married in the Catholic Church? Answer While it is not…
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November 1, 2014

Are marital relations not supposed to pleasurable because they are only for reproductive purposes?

Full Question Are marital relations not supposed to pleasurable because they are only for reproductive purposes? Answer The primary purposes of marital relations are procreation and spousal unity (babies and…
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November 1, 2014

Is it possible for a person with a mortal sin still on his soul to die and go to heaven?

Full Question Is it possible for a person with a mortal sin still on his soul to die and go to heaven? Answer No. "To die in mortal sin without…
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November 1, 2014

Why do we celebrate Jesus’ birth on December 25?

Full Question A friend tells me that Jesus was probably born in the summer. How do I explain to her the reason the Church celebrates Christmas on December 25? Answer…
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November 1, 2014

Who is the patron saint of healing?

Full Question Who is the patron saint of healing? My son-in-law would like to choose that saint's name for his confirmation name. Answer The possibilities are endless, as there are…
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November 1, 2014

Are Ouija boards harmless?

Full Question A friend of mine has used a Ouija board on several occasions. I have advised him against using it, but he insists it is used just for fun…
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November 1, 2014

What is the correct age for confirmation?

Full Question My daughter is seven and will be receiving First Communion next year in second grade. The diocese also has them make their confirmation at the same time. But…
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Articles
October 31, 2014

More Stumpers for the Jehovah's Witnesses

Some core beliefs of the Jehovah’s Witnesses (JWs) were examined in our tract entitled Stumpers for Jehovah’s Witnesses. In this "sequel" tract, we will examine some additional beliefs and teachings of…
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