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Is Purgatory in the Bible?

Indulgence," was started by Pope Julius II in 1507 CE. It was collected from the faithful and used to finance ... was to die. St. Augustine taught on Purgatory in depth (fourth and fifth centuries) as did Pope Gregory ... Faith becomes sight. David: you make statements about things you have not thought thru in your ...

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Are There Souls in Hell Right Now?

of the official statements of our Popes are placed there in their official form), “whether or” was edited out. This is most significant. The Pope’s original statement seemed to lend itself to questioning whether or not any ... it appears, to eliminate those two problematic words. Thus, the official statement of the Pope reads: ...

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Catholic Answers’ Jimmy Akin: "Time to Cut Through the Confusion About Pope Francis"

with reporters on a plane or a personal phone call by a pope are not infallible doctrinal statements. The problem ... the moment of Pope Francis’s election, the media have been misrepresenting his words and actions. It’s gotten ... that Pope Francis will reverse the Church’s teaching on abortion, contraception, divorce, homosexuality, ...

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Pope Francis on “Proselytism”

Pope Francis recently ... and proselytism has simply meant making converts. Yet the pope was not dismissing the idea of making converts. ... , April 27, 2013]. Benedict on Proselytism I am not certain what statement of Benedict ...

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Pope Francis on Abortion and Homosexual "Marriage"

Pope Francis has received ... a honeymoon period fpr a new pope. Some of it is also due to his personal style. He comes off to many ... are bound to be disappointed. He's already on record on both. Abortion Pope Francis ...

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An Opportunity Missed

I love our pope. Not just because he is pope, but because of the kind of pope he is. I love his focus on the poor and on poverty ... Jesus? Pope Francis won’t let me evade the question. Another part of Francis’s appeal is his ...

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Pope Francis and the Franciscan Friars

Basically, Pope Francis signed off on a decision to restrict the celebration of the extraordinary form ... not scare you about Pope Francis's presumed dark intentions toward the extraordinary form liturgy, ... After all the scoldings, after all the statements that "you had better change, young old ...

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The 4-Minute Speech That Got Pope Francis Elected?

congregations.” In these meetings, they are allowed to make brief statements—known as “interventions”—about the problems they feel need to be addressed in the Church and what kind of man the next pope should be. ... was a major moment in his path to becoming Pope Francis. In the speech, Cardinal Bergoglio compared ...

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Christians, Muslims, and the "One God"

magisterium, and even casual statements from a pope (be it this one from Francis or similar ones made by his ... Last week, Pope Francis ... Gentium 16 and Pope Francis’s words have a pastoral rather than doctrinal purpose. Their aim is to build ...

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The Nightmare World of Jack T. Chick

for the pope.[2] The Jesuits instigated the American Civil War, supporting the Confederate cause and seeking ... up a one-world government to usher in the '˜Millennial Kingdom' under Pope Pius ... Christian Science, and other religious groups.[11] "Pope John Paul II has been a good Communist ...

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