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THE SEVENTH ARTICLE OF THE CREED

The Creed

THE SEVENTH ARTICLE OF THE CREED from thence he shall come to judge the living and the dead. KEY: (Q) = Question         (A) = Answer        (E) = Explanation   71. (Q) What is the seventh article of the creed? (A) The seventh article of the creed is, from thence he shall come to ...

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THE SIXTH ARTICLE OF THE CREED

The Creed

THE SIXTH ARTICLE OF THE CREED He ascended into heaven; is seated at the right hand of God the father Almighty’ KEY: (Q) = Question         (A) = Answer        (E) = Explanation 68. (Q) What is the sixth article of the Creed? (A) The sixth article of the Creed is, ‘He ascended into heaven; ...

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THE FIFTH ARTICLE OF THE CREED

The Creed

THE FIFTH ARTICLE OF THE CREED ‘he descended into hell; the third day he rose again from the dead’ KEY: (Q) = Question         (A) = Answer        (E) = Explanation 62. (Q) What is the fifth article of the Creed? (A) The fifth article of the creed is, ‘he descended into hell; the third ...

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What does a priest do all day?

A-priest

What does a priest do all day? Ask ten different priests about their schedule, and you will receive ten different answers! Like most professionals, how a priest spends his day ‘at work’ is not necessarily a standard answer. Because priests are individuals with distinct talents and interests, a day can look different for any priest, even those that live in ...

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FAQ about Priesthood

A-priest

A religious order priest belongs to a community of men bound together by faith and the vows of poverty, chastity and obedience. Poverty means that they do not own things individually but rather as a group; chastity means that they refrain from sexual activity and do not marry; obedience means that, after appropriate consultation, they do what their superiors ask ...

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What’s the difference between diocesan and religious priest?

diocesan and religious priest

What’s the difference between diocesan and religious priest? A religious order priest belongs to a community of men bound together by faith and the vows of poverty, chastity and obedience. Poverty means that they do not own things individually but rather as a group; chastity means that they refrain from sexual activity and do not marry; obedience means that, after ...

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Why don’t Catholic priests marry?

MarriedPriest. Not Catholic Priest

  Why don’t Catholic priests marry? Priests in the Latin Rite forgo their natural right to marry “for the sake of the Kingdom of God,” as Jesus taught his disciples (Mt 19:12). It is a gift from God which opens a man’s heart so that he can embrace all of God’s children in a very powerful way. His healthy and ...

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Why can’t women be priests?

Priest

The teaching of the Roman Catholic Church, as emphasised by Pope John Paul II in the apostolic letter “Ordinatio Sacerdotalis”, is “that the Church has no authority whatsoever to confer priestly ordination on women and that this judgement is to be definitively held by all the Church’s faithful.” Why can’t women be priests? Catholics believe that Christ was not bound ...

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MESSAGE OF HIS HOLINESS POPE FRANCIS FOR LENT 2016

Humility-Service-Love

MESSAGE OF HIS HOLINESS POPE FRANCIS FOR LENT 2016   “I desire mercy, and not sacrifice” (Mt 9:13). The works of mercy on the road of the Jubilee 1. Mary, the image of a Church which evangelizes because she is evangelized In the Bull of Indiction of the Extraordinary Jubilee of Mercy, I asked that “the season of Lent in ...

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Mass Reading: January 10

The Baptism of the Lord – Feast; St. John the Almsgiver Mass Reading: January 10 FIRST READING Isaiah 40:1–5, 9–11 Comfort, give comfort to my people, says your God. Speak tenderly to Jerusalem, and proclaim to her that her service is at an end, her guilt is expiated; indeed, she has received from the hand of the Lord double for ...

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