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Guided by Catholic Social Teachings

How can I take the deeply spiritual Eucharist into a determinedly secular world? For Catholic individuals and institutions, the answers lie in Catholic Social Teaching, a body of doctrines heralded and formed by centuries of prayer, discussion among leaders, debate at councils and official writings by popes.

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Establishing Ties and Taming Peace

By Kimberly Burnham In Rhodian, a language spoken on Rhodes, the largest of the Dodecanese islands of Greece the word “ktílos” or “κτίλος” means peaceful, tame, docile, gentle and domesticated as if those who are peaceful must also be docile. In English, the words “tame” and “peaceful” seem pretty different but in other languages tame is a synonym for peace. And while …

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Ask A Catholic: Is Purgatory Mentioned in the Bible?

What questions do you have about Catholicism? Submit them online, or fill out the form below.  By Mitch Finley Is purgatory mentioned in the Bible? The word “Purgatory” does not appear in the Bible.  It’s simply a shorthand term that refers to a concept that is, indeed, scriptural.  The Catechism of the Catholic Church sums it up thus:                                     All who die …

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