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What It Means to Be Catholic: The Past, the Present, and the Future
What does “Catholic” really mean?
In order to answer that question, to the benefit of Catholic and non-Catholic alike, I’d like to examine the core distinguishing elements of catholicity. I hope to reveal the inner logic of the word, which is the unity of the people of God in all eras, in every place, in dogma and worship, and in life and death.
Apart from Acts of the Apostles, chapter 9, which uses a similar phrase, “Catholic” is first used to describe the Church by St. Ignatius of Antioch, a disciple of the apostles Peter, Paul, and John, who died a martyr in Rome around A.D. 107.
Let no man do anything connected with the Church without the bishop. Let that be...
Any one here have any experience with church discipline? And has any one ever heard of subjecting a wife to church discipline due to the actions of her husband?
My husband had pretty much severed ties with or church last December. We both grew up and were married in that church. Although my husband refuses to go and there is much bad blood between him and pretty much every one else there I have continued to attend with my family.
Recently my husband and I threw a medieval times themed...
There are many people who have been using stellar alignments to prove some date for the rapture or tribulation. Revelation 12 is explained by movements of interstellar space bodies within the constellations.
My first thought is that God did say He set the objects for signs and determining the date.
But...those constellations, that is the shape of objects on earth, were created by the Greeks about 3,000 years ago. That would have been in a time where God didn't appear to be all that active...
When does looking at a woman become sin. Is there like a 2-second rule?
What if you are looking at a woman and do not even realise because, there are so many times where instinctively I look at woman, whether their assests or their lips/eyes/lips.
What if I was to simply admire a ladies legs and below is that sin? When I look I do not necessarily look as if I am about devour them but I just like what I am seeing.
The reason I ask this is because it is always so hard, even at church when the...
Ok, I decided to make a thread about this because I've seen this multiple times on CF now where people are criticizing science, liberals, etc. because they change their views, beliefs, opinions, whatever you want to call when they are presented with new information. To me, I don't understand why that it is a criticism at all. I was raised my parents, teachers, pastors, and everyone to question things, and when you are presented with new information that conflicts with what you current know,...
So, i've been trying to become a better Christian for some time now, and it's an issue in some ways because I've been trying really hard to get better along with Gods will, I know I will never be perfect, but its always very easy to fall into the trap of, why aren't others doing the same ? I know I am not perfect and never will be, but I want to help others do the same.
I know I have many issues and pride and such, but I've lost friends when I tried (and I thought) humbly to point out some...
Hey CF, I've been thinking a lot lately about what I should pursue, since I would like to get a head start on my studies.
I would love to go into ministry, but I'm just not sure which section of ministry I should pursue. I feel led to get a Th. D (Doctor of Theology), then teach a college class on that. But, I'm not sure what is the difference between Divinity and Theology, or Pastoral Counseling. So here is what I like to do:
I love to teach.
I love to counsel people and disciple them....
While listening to Rush Limbaugh today he talked about a new trend among single women in their middle age: marrying themselves. They are calling themselves sologamists as in solo - gamist. Of course there are business people jumping in on the cash: wedding photographers, caterers, florists, wedding gown, etc. Women are actually having ceremonies in church with gowns walking down an aisle with no man waiting at the end. Can you believe this?
You know seeking a sperm donor... I always thought a family needs 2 loving parents and I still agree with that. A friend of mine said she may go that route.,,.I told her it was stupid.... I do believe a child should have 2 parents but I guess when someone has so much love to give ....they don't want it to go to waste ...
If I desired kids really really bad ..if probably consider this but I thank God I don't have a burning desire for children...however I may adopt... And side question..can...
I understand that we are saved because of Jesus, and that it doesn't matter what type of food we put in our mouths, we are still saved... However, God says in the old testament that the pig is unclean and that we shouldn't eat it.
1 "The Lord said to Moses and Aaron, 2 “Say to the Israelites: ‘Of all the animals that live on land, these are the ones you may eat: 3 You may eat any animal that has a divided hoof and that chews the cud. 7 And the pig, because it parts the hoof and is...