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Yes.July 10, 2012 at 8:28 pm in reply to: Where did the catholics get more books than other christian #10414"houseofsaul":67dpkvt1 wrote:Why can’t I open links posted in replies…whenever I click on the link it gives me an error..gone…[/quote:67dpkvt1]
Sorry about that. These are some old posts with old links. I’ve updated it for you and will check the other posts too.
Good question! I am in the United States and the two most common English translations are the New American Bible and the New Revised Standard Version. I believe most parishes use the New American Bible translation for the readings at Mass.
I will pray for you. I am very excited for you and your husband!
Hello! Great question! I’m not sure if there is a universal answer for this. It will probably depend on what your local diocese requires. Your church of baptism may also have a record of it. I don’t know how non-Catholic churches track baptisms, but Catholic parishes are required to record all sacraments in special books. Hopefully your church of baptism has some record and you would be able to receive a copy if you need it.
As roommates or as though you are married (including a sexual relationship)?
Thank you for your concern. Capitalizing a pronoun referring to God or Jesus is completely unnecessary and shows no greater reverence than not capitalizing it. It is a grammatical convention invented by someone somewhere, but not one that has made its way into any official texts of the Catholic Church. The New American Bible (and nearly all Bible translations, Catholic or not) does not capitalize pronouns referring to our Lord and we have chosen to adopt the same style.
Excellent post, LARobert!
Welcome, Patrick. I’m not sure what the actual difference is between “God-breathed” and “inspired.” To me they read the same. The Catholic Church affirms that the Scriptures are indeed inspired by God through the work of the Holy Spirit.
If I recall correctly, the word for Spirit is the same or similar to the word for breath (in Hebrew) therefore meaning the same thing. I just don’t see how this strengthens one’s argument that the Christian faith is one by Scripture Alone.
The whole verse is, [quote:3mmghi9k]”All scripture is inspired by God and is useful for teaching, for refutation, for correction, and for training in righteousness, so that one who belongs to God may be competent, equipped for every good work.”[/quote:3mmghi9k]
I just don’t see how this proves that we are to be using the Bible alone. The truth is that Sola Scriptura isn’t even biblical – it’s not in the Bible!
The interesting thing about 2 Timothy 3:16-17 is that when it was written the only Scriptures were the Hebrew Scriptures (i.e. the Old Testament). There wasn’t a New Testament to refer to the teachings of Jesus yet. Check out Romans 15:4 and 2 Peter 1:19-21. Romans basically affirms the “all previous Scripture” argument I am making. Peter is even more interesting. Read it http://www.usccb.org/bible/2pt/1:19, especially verse 21, and the footnotes from the New American Bible http://www.usccb.org/bible/2pt/1:19#69001020-1. I think it really helps clarify what “God-breathed” means.
I am sorry for your tragedy. I will pray.
References to this verse are not present in important magisterial documents and in the principal writings of the Fathers of the Church. It is the consensus of Catholic biblical commentators that this prohibition is not part of the unchanging moral law, but part of the ritual law specific to the Old Testament. Many commentators believe that this prohibition was intended to separate Israel from its Canaanite neighbors; some believe that the cuttings in the flesh and tattoo marks to which the verse refers were part of idolatrous Canaanite worship.
The context of the verse favors this interpretation. The preceding verse reads, “You shall not round off the hair on your temples or mar the edges of your beard” (Lev. 19:27)—this prohibition is certainly not applied to members of the Church.April 24, 2012 at 1:38 am in reply to: Greetings in the Resurrected Christ from St. John the Baptis #10371
Thanks. And welcome!
Thanks for the update. I’ll pray for your healing from the pain of your breakup. God Bless.
Yes, you may still be married in the church even if you co-habitate with someone and even if you have sex before marriage and even if you are pregnant. However, it has been my experience that priests typically ask the couple to live in separate places prior to the wedding day, abstain from sexual relations, and go to confession for these things. Have you talked with your parish priest about any of this? Have you been required to go through preparation classes for your upcoming marriage?
Do you know why the Church asks people not to live together and have sex before marriage?
Yes, you can still be married. Are you Catholic yourself?
This is a grey area at the moment. Certainly, as a Catholic, you wouldn’t use the Passover meal at your friend’s house as a replacement for a Catholic Mass, but if you are comfortable in attending then you may do so. Again, it’s not a replacement for Mass, and if you feel comfortable then feel free to attend as a guest.
Personally, I would consider attending not as a worshipper and only as a guest.
Hello and welcome!
Do you mean a Christian seder meal or an actual Jewish Passover meal?
A Christian seder meal is very similar to a Jewish one, but usually with a recognition that Jesus is the Messiah. They are more common than they used to be.