• Catholics ! Do you know what is under the Vatican ?

    The Vatican was built on the very site where the Circus of Nero was. The Circus of Nero is where Chrsitians were fled to Lions, crucified, etc, under the Emperor Nero. A couple of hundred years later when Christians were not being persecuted openly by the government they chose that site to be their headquarters, which would become the Vatican, in... show more
    The Vatican was built on the very site where the Circus of Nero was. The Circus of Nero is where Chrsitians were fled to Lions, crucified, etc, under the Emperor Nero. A couple of hundred years later when Christians were not being persecuted openly by the government they chose that site to be their headquarters, which would become the Vatican, in remembrance of all of the early martyrs. Saint Peter and Saint Paul both died in the Circus of Nero are entombed nearby. In fact, Peter's bones are under the altar at Saint Peter's Cathedral in the Vatican (hence the name St. Peter's Cathedral) Since Peter and Paul are buried nearby it is a tradition to bury every Pope there. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Circus_of_...
    5 answers · Religion & Spirituality · 40 mins ago
  • What was Pope Francis trying to do and say when he recently acted to change the catechism's wording on the death penalty? "Inadmissible"?

    Pope John Paul II wrote the entire Catechism himself. Of course a Pope can add a few words if they want to. Pope's clarify on doctrine, you can see this in the bible with Peter at the council of Jerusalem: Commenting on Acts 15:17 "And after there had been much debate, Peter rose and said to them, "Brethren, you know that in the... show more
    Pope John Paul II wrote the entire Catechism himself. Of course a Pope can add a few words if they want to. Pope's clarify on doctrine, you can see this in the bible with Peter at the council of Jerusalem: Commenting on Acts 15:17 "And after there had been much debate, Peter rose and said to them, "Brethren, you know that in the early days God made choice among you, that by my mouth, the Gentiles should hear the word of the Gospel and believe." Here after much discussion and debate, Peter stands up and speaks. After he speaks, the council falls silent, indicating that his authority is recognized; Peter has spoken. The issue of the Gentiles regarding circumcision and the Mosaic law were settled by Peter. This first Church council held in Jerusalem was the occasion of the first Pope exercising his authority. Jesus left Peter in charge of the Church on earth." http://www.askacatholic.com/_WebPostings...
    8 answers · Religion & Spirituality · 2 hours ago
  • "shroud believers", when u say that it tested as a match to jebis's DNA, ...... What exactly did u compare it to.....¿.....?....¿...?

    I've never heard someone claim "it matched Jesus' DNA". However we do know the blood type on the Shroud of Turin is AB, which is the rarest of the blood types. Other Eucharist miracles have been shown to be AB blood types as well. So I think a rational mind if miracles with blood, etc, keep coming back AB, which is a rare blood... show more
    I've never heard someone claim "it matched Jesus' DNA". However we do know the blood type on the Shroud of Turin is AB, which is the rarest of the blood types. Other Eucharist miracles have been shown to be AB blood types as well. So I think a rational mind if miracles with blood, etc, keep coming back AB, which is a rare blood type, there is a pretty strong correlation. Obviously if a bleeding host came back A blood type and the Shroud of Turin was an AB then we would know they couldn't both be Jesus but that has not been the case http://www.dailycatholic.org/issue/05Feb...
    11 answers · Religion & Spirituality · 4 hours ago
  • To Christians who say Jesus is God, is it true that the "body" of Jesus (the fleshy & bony bits etc) is NOT God?

    That is known as the Nestorian heresy/controversy. There was a guy named Nestorius who said Jesus was half man/half God (kind of like Hercules). His beliefs were ruled incompatible with Chrisitanity. Christians have to believe Jesus was both fully man/fully God. That means His flesh was/is God, you can't separate the... show more
    That is known as the Nestorian heresy/controversy. There was a guy named Nestorius who said Jesus was half man/half God (kind of like Hercules). His beliefs were ruled incompatible with Chrisitanity. Christians have to believe Jesus was both fully man/fully God. That means His flesh was/is God, you can't separate the two. https://www.theopedia.com/nestorianism
    9 answers · Religion & Spirituality · 8 hours ago
  • Where did Catholic and Orthodox come from? If peter is the first Pope why was he married? Did the apostles dress in white robe or crown?

    Saint Peter, the first Pope, was a widower. Meaning his wife died before he became an apostle. The same rules apply for Catholics even today. For example I am married but if my wife passed away I could become a priest and potentially even the Pope. Technically a Pope could have biological children. Celibacy is not the same thing as... show more
    Saint Peter, the first Pope, was a widower. Meaning his wife died before he became an apostle. The same rules apply for Catholics even today. For example I am married but if my wife passed away I could become a priest and potentially even the Pope. Technically a Pope could have biological children. Celibacy is not the same thing as virginity. The rules that applied to Saint Peter still apply today in the Catholic Church
    12 answers · Religion & Spirituality · 9 hours ago
  • How did the Rosary help Christians win the battle of Lepanto?

    One can know the Catholic Church is the one true faith by faithfully reciting the rosary with care (always wanted to say that)
    One can know the Catholic Church is the one true faith by faithfully reciting the rosary with care (always wanted to say that)
    1 answer · Religion & Spirituality · 1 day ago
  • Guys can u help me explain this passege in bible in a simple way. I cannot explain this because im not fluent in bible?

    Matthew [18:3] Become like children: the child is held up as a model for the disciples not because of any supposed innocence of children but because of their complete dependence on, and trust in, their parents. So must the disciples be, in respect to God http://www.usccb.org/bible/matthew/18
    Matthew [18:3] Become like children: the child is held up as a model for the disciples not because of any supposed innocence of children but because of their complete dependence on, and trust in, their parents. So must the disciples be, in respect to God http://www.usccb.org/bible/matthew/18
    16 answers · Religion & Spirituality · 1 day ago
  • Christians: If someone pointed a gun to your head and asked to to reject Christ or die, what would you do?

    Would you stop believing in the moon if someone put a gun to your head? No. Once you believe it can't be reversed.
    Would you stop believing in the moon if someone put a gun to your head? No. Once you believe it can't be reversed.
    19 answers · Religion & Spirituality · 3 days ago
  • How do more liberal Christians reconcile the theory of evolution, which excludes a literal Adam from which we all descend, with the Bible?

    Catholics have to believe in a literal Adam & Eve. The Catholic Catechism states, "The account of the fall in Genesis 3 uses figurative language, but affirms a primeval event, a deed that took place at the beginning of the history of man. Revelation gives us the certainty of faith that the whole of human history is marked by the original... show more
    Catholics have to believe in a literal Adam & Eve. The Catholic Catechism states, "The account of the fall in Genesis 3 uses figurative language, but affirms a primeval event, a deed that took place at the beginning of the history of man. Revelation gives us the certainty of faith that the whole of human history is marked by the original fault freely committed by our first parents" (CCC 390). Concerning biological evolution, the Church does not have an official position on whether various life forms developed over the course of time. However, it says that, if they did develop, then they did so under the impetus and guidance of God, and their ultimate creation must be ascribed to him." So if there was evolution the process was completely guided by God that led to the first two human beings (Adam and Eve). But there's no doubt original Sin was caused by Adam and Eve (whether there was evolution or not) https://www.catholic.com/tract/adam-eve-...
    10 answers · Religion & Spirituality · 3 days ago
  • People die every day. Old, young, by illness or by accident. New people are born every day. The cycle continues. Question: WHY?

    Best answer: This life is a test to figure out where you will go after you die: to heaven or hell "God has already determined the year, the month, the day, the hour, and the moment when I and you shall leave this earth and go into eternity; but this time is unknown to us. To exhort us to be always prepared, Jesus Christ tells us that death... show more
    Best answer: This life is a test to figure out where you will go after you die: to heaven or hell "God has already determined the year, the month, the day, the hour, and the moment when I and you shall leave this earth and go into eternity; but this time is unknown to us. To exhort us to be always prepared, Jesus Christ tells us that death shall come, unawares, and like a thief in the night. ”The day of the Lord shall so come as a thief in the night” (1 Thessalonians 5:2). He now tells us to be always vigilant; because, when we least expect him, he will come to judge us. “At what hour you think not, the Son of Man will come” (Luke 12:40). The devil wants to tempt you to keep you thinking "you have one more year, one more month", to turn away from your sins. There's always more time", says the devil. But Jesus says he will come like a thief in the night.Jesus said he can come at any time, your death can come at any time. When we enter death we will face the master of the house. If we did not repent, then we will turn forever away from God. https://catholicexchange.com/uncertainty...
    28 answers · Religion & Spirituality · 4 days ago
  • Do you believe in the law of Attraction or the Secret?

    No, it is New Age/Occult. A Christian cannot believe in that. "The Power of Positive Thinking is riddled with New Age-inspired gimmicks such as the use of imagery and repetitious phrases that are a form of auto-hypnosis. If you train yourself to think a certain way, certain things will happen. In other words, if the mind can conceive it, a... show more
    No, it is New Age/Occult. A Christian cannot believe in that. "The Power of Positive Thinking is riddled with New Age-inspired gimmicks such as the use of imagery and repetitious phrases that are a form of auto-hypnosis. If you train yourself to think a certain way, certain things will happen. In other words, if the mind can conceive it, a person can achieve it – which is precisely what the New Thought movement of the 19th century was all about. There’s nothing wrong with training yourself to think positively, but when you believe your thoughts can actually change reality, then you’ve crossed the line and are now making the mind into a god" http://www.womenofgrace.com/blog/?p=4764...
    11 answers · Religion & Spirituality · 4 days ago
  • Fellow Christians: is it wrong to observe the Torah laws?

    "Jesus went through the grainfields on the Sabbath; his disciples were hungry, and they began to pluck heads of grain and to eat. But when the Pharisees saw it, they said to him, "Look, your disciples are doing what is not lawful to do on the Sabbath." (Matt. 12:1-8) Here Jesus demonstrates He—not the Old Testament—has authority over... show more
    "Jesus went through the grainfields on the Sabbath; his disciples were hungry, and they began to pluck heads of grain and to eat. But when the Pharisees saw it, they said to him, "Look, your disciples are doing what is not lawful to do on the Sabbath." (Matt. 12:1-8) Here Jesus demonstrates He—not the Old Testament—has authority over the Sabbath. Christians have never been bound by the Old Testament and are still not. God gave these laws to the Jews to teach them disclipline, but that ended with the coming of Messsiah. Jesus established even a new day of worship (Sunday), the day of Resurrection. Trying to observe the Torah is going backwards and you are not pleasing God by doing this., it is showing you do not believe in Jesus Christ as Lord https://www.catholic.com/magazine/print-...
    13 answers · Religion & Spirituality · 5 days ago
  • Christians: What do you think of sports team that has a "Pride Night", promoting gay lifestyle?

    I won't spend any money on any sports team that promotes homosexuality. Including t-shirts, tickets, memorabilia, and whatever else is connected to the team.
    I won't spend any money on any sports team that promotes homosexuality. Including t-shirts, tickets, memorabilia, and whatever else is connected to the team.
    12 answers · Religion & Spirituality · 6 days ago
  • Is Africa becoming next great Catholic kingdom?

    Jesus has embraced Africa. The people are responding
    Jesus has embraced Africa. The people are responding
    5 answers · Religion & Spirituality · 6 days ago
  • If a Christian converts to fundamentalist Vegetarianism, do they still keep some of their Christian traditions, e.g. eating fish on Fridays?

    Catholics don't eat meat on Fridays during Lent. Fish was seen as poor man's food hundreds of years ago (the food of fisherman), so some Catholics eat it on Fridays. The church doesn't classify it as meat Saint Paul wrote, “…There is one kind of flesh of men, another flesh of beasts, another of fish” (15:39) So you see he separates the... show more
    Catholics don't eat meat on Fridays during Lent. Fish was seen as poor man's food hundreds of years ago (the food of fisherman), so some Catholics eat it on Fridays. The church doesn't classify it as meat Saint Paul wrote, “…There is one kind of flesh of men, another flesh of beasts, another of fish” (15:39) So you see he separates the flesh of beasts from fish in the bible
    3 answers · Religion & Spirituality · 7 days ago
  • Why in the world will it be a sin to show off my beauty? What’s wrong with that?

    Narcissus fell in love with his own image. That's where the word 'narcissism' comes from. He stared at his image in a pool of water.
    Narcissus fell in love with his own image. That's where the word 'narcissism' comes from. He stared at his image in a pool of water.
    10 answers · Religion & Spirituality · 1 week ago
  • Can a priest bless the entire ocean and make it to holy water?

    "Priests can bless any amount of water but they only do so when they’re confident that the holy water can be set aside for sacremental use/religious purposes. Currently the water in Lake Michigan is used for NON-sacremental purposes (speed boat racing, washing cars, flushing toilets…) so making the whole lake into holy water is a recipe for... show more
    "Priests can bless any amount of water but they only do so when they’re confident that the holy water can be set aside for sacremental use/religious purposes. Currently the water in Lake Michigan is used for NON-sacremental purposes (speed boat racing, washing cars, flushing toilets…) so making the whole lake into holy water is a recipe for sacrelige." https://forums.catholic.com/t/how-large-...
    13 answers · Religion & Spirituality · 1 week ago
  • What good is religion if the majority of followers aren't even doing it the correct way anyway?

    St. Paul says: "There must be heresies, that they also who are reproved may be made manifest among you" 1 Corinthians 11:19 St. Augustine, explaining this text, says heresy is necessary to separate the good Christians from the bad: aka to weed out the impostors
    St. Paul says: "There must be heresies, that they also who are reproved may be made manifest among you" 1 Corinthians 11:19 St. Augustine, explaining this text, says heresy is necessary to separate the good Christians from the bad: aka to weed out the impostors
    15 answers · Religion & Spirituality · 1 week ago
  • Does clerical sex abuse within the Catholic Church still happen even to this very day?

    There are over 400,000 Catholic priests in the world today. Just statisticaly if 1 of 1000 of them are bad that's still 400 priests. You are talking about a large sample of people. Just like like if you take 1000 school teachers you are going to find felons, sex abusers, etc,. Are school teachers bad because there are some teacher felons lurking... show more
    There are over 400,000 Catholic priests in the world today. Just statisticaly if 1 of 1000 of them are bad that's still 400 priests. You are talking about a large sample of people. Just like like if you take 1000 school teachers you are going to find felons, sex abusers, etc,. Are school teachers bad because there are some teacher felons lurking out there? If you based a movement on a few bad people then you would be rejecting all kinds of groups of people/professions
    10 answers · Religion & Spirituality · 1 week ago
  • What is an Evangelical Christian? How different is from the Protestant Christian?

    It's just more labels to divide people.
    It's just more labels to divide people.
    15 answers · Religion & Spirituality · 1 week ago