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Yes, I would think so.
Hi Dave. Yes, this is called an exorcism.
Hi John. Unfortunately I cannot speak to the specifics of your current wife’s situation. The sacrament of reconciliation is the perfect opportunity to talk to a priest and receive counsel about your situation. Take that step to go to confession and you will be on your way.
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Hi Trish. Thank you for sharing your story. It is a common misconception that one cannot receive communion after a divorce. Your situation has added complexity in that you remarried and divorced again. I believe you should meet with your local parish priest about your situation and find out what the next steps are. God bless you.
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The Catholic Church does not believe the abortion is the only issue, but it puts significant weight on it. Why? Moral or immoral actions do not carry the same moral weight. Abortion carries a significant moral weight over other issues because it is the killing of innocent and defenseless human beings.
The Catholic Church has an extensive history of not only defending the unborn, but also ensuring the health and well-being of people beyond the womb. It is a false charge to say that the Church does not care or that this website is not fully pro-life. We support the teachings of the Catholic Church 100%. We support the work of Catholic Charities and the many other organizations that are authentically Catholic in union with Catholic teaching who provide outreach to the poor, disenfranchised, economically handicapped, and any other label for the brothers and sisters that are the least among us.
The teaching is that Jesus is fully present body, blood, soul and divinity in both species therefore receiving communion under either is acceptable."twinc":3p5gg0i8 wrote:"LARobert":3p5gg0i8 wrote:Does the Earth revolve around the Sun, or does the Universe revolve around the Earth. Is the Earth round or flat?[/quote:3p5gg0i8]
according to the greatest scientist and the greatest theologian and the creator of the world and science,scientists and theologians “the universe revolves around the round earth” – Galileo was wrong all along and God was right for how could it be otherwise – see http://www.galileowaswrong.com – come home now – twinc[/quote:3p5gg0i8]
I’m not sure that as a matter of faith in our Lord that it makes a hill of beans of difference. For crying out loud, what does this have to do with the resurrection of Christ?
Oh good, let’s move on then. Thanks.
Definitely not twinc.
You tell us.
Twinc – do you actually have questions about these things or are you just testing our doctrinal positions?
I believe a Vatican commission some years ago determined that since there cannot be women bishops or women priests there could not be deaconesses. In other words since women could not be elevated to the highest order of Holy Orders that they could not receive the sacrament at all.
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All unmarried people are called to chastity. If living together leads you to sin then you should consider not living together.
See more about this here: here"houseofsaul":234e7sz6 wrote:If one is of homosexual orientation, then one believes homosexuality is okay and permissable.[/quote:234e7sz6]
Not necessarily. There are many chaste homosexual people living good and holy lives within the Church."houseofsaul":234e7sz6 wrote:How can one teach and preach the Word when ones basic morals are blurred.[/quote:234e7sz6]
The Catechism teaches this:
[quote:234e7sz6]Chastity and homosexuality
2357 Homosexuality refers to relations between men or between women who experience an exclusive or predominant sexual attraction toward persons of the same sex. It has taken a great variety of forms through the centuries and in different cultures. Its psychological genesis remains largely unexplained. Basing itself on Sacred Scripture, which presents homosexual acts as acts of grave depravity,141 tradition has always declared that “homosexual acts are intrinsically disordered.”142 They are contrary to the natural law. They close the sexual act to the gift of life. They do not proceed from a genuine affective and sexual complementarity. Under no circumstances can they be approved.
2358 The number of men and women who have deep-seated homosexual tendencies is not negligible. This inclination, which is objectively disordered, constitutes for most of them a trial. They must be accepted with respect, compassion, and sensitivity. Every sign of unjust discrimination in their regard should be avoided. These persons are called to fulfill God’s will in their lives and, if they are Christians, to unite to the sacrifice of the Lord’s Cross the difficulties they may encounter from their condition.
2359 Homosexual persons are called to chastity. By the virtues of self-mastery that teach them inner freedom, at times by the support of disinterested friendship, by prayer and sacramental grace, they can and should gradually and resolutely approach Christian perfection.[/quote:234e7sz6]
So, even the magisterium agree that it is entirely possible for a homosexual person to “approach Christian perfection.” Never underestimate the power of God to work through any person he calls to be his messenger."houseofsaul":3bqps67w wrote:Okay…isnt the term “gay priest” an oxymoron…how can a gay person be a priest when he is bound to preach the Word of God that says homosexuality is an abomination?[/quote:3bqps67w]
One can have a homosexual orientation, but remain chaste (like all unmarried people are called) and not commit homosexual acts. Church teaching supports this.