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  2. When should I pray to the Father, when should I be praying to the Son, when should I be praying to the Holy Spirit?
  3. What does it mean to misuse God’s name? (Deuteronomy 5:11)
  4. When did Mary know for certain that Jesus was the Son of God?
  5. Why wasn’t the psalmist afraid of powerful and wicked people? (Psalm 49:5–9)
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Answer by Vincent Mercado , Skeptic turned believer, Catholic, father of 3

What is the definition of heresy?

The Catholic definition of "heresy" is the "obstinate post-baptismal denial of a dogma". Obstinate, meaning that it is not a fleeting thought....

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Answer by S. Michael Houdmann , Got Questions Ministries
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Is the pope the Vicar of Christ?

The term "vicar" comes from the Latin word vicarius, which means "instead of." In the Catholic Church, the vicar is the representative of a higher-ranking...

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Answer by Vincent Mercado , Skeptic turned believer, Catholic, father of 3

Is the pope the Vicar of Christ?

YES OF COURSE. In John 21, Jesus told Peter, "Feed my lambs" "Take care of my sheep" "Feed my sheep". If Jesus is the Good Shepherd, he is obviously setting...

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Answer by S. Michael Houdmann , Got Questions Ministries
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Should Catholic tradition have equal or greater authority than the Bible?

Should church traditions be accepted as equally authoritative as Scripture? Or, should church traditions be followed only if they are in full agreement with...

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Answer by Vincent Mercado , Skeptic turned believer, Catholic, father of 3

Should Catholic tradition have equal or greater authority than the Bible?

The Bible IS A Catholic tradition. This is one of the many false dichotomy we hear again and again. As if the Bible is separate from Catholic tradition. It...

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Answer by Vincent Mercado , Skeptic turned believer, Catholic, father of 3

Is the observance of a First Communion biblical?

In Luke 22, Jesus took bread, broke it and said, "This is my body." The rites for the First Communion, prepares a child for this central truth - that Christ...

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Answer by S. Michael Houdmann , Got Questions Ministries
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Is the observance of a First Communion biblical?

There is definitely nothing in the Scriptures that deals with a "first communion." First Communion is a part of training children in Roman Catholic teaching,...

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Answer by S. Michael Houdmann , Got Questions Ministries
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Is worship of saints or Mary Biblical?

The Bible is absolutely clear that we are to worship God alone. The only instances of anyone other than God receiving worship in the Bible are false gods,...

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Answer by S. Michael Houdmann , Got Questions Ministries
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Is apostolic succession biblical?

The doctrine of apostolic succession is the belief that the 12 apostles passed on their authority to successors, who then passed the apostolic authority on...

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Answer by Vincent Mercado , Skeptic turned believer, Catholic, father of 3

Is apostolic succession biblical?

Is apostolic succession biblical? OF COURSE YES! When a king dies, another takes his place. e.g. David When a prime minister dies, another takes his place....

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Answer by S. Michael Houdmann , Got Questions Ministries
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Is prayer to saints or Mary biblical?

The issue of Catholics praying to saints is one that is full of confusion. It is the official position of the Roman Catholic Church that Catholics do not...

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Answer by Vincent Mercado , Skeptic turned believer, Catholic, father of 3

Is prayer to saints or Mary biblical?

Is prayer to saints / Mary biblical? OH YES! All throughout scriptures, we hear instructions to pray for one another, intercede for each other, asking others...

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Answer by Vivian Lindsey , Hi School teacher ret widowed with one daughter 2 grandkids

Was Jesus angry when he replied to the man asking him to heal his son?

These were Jews in Cana of Galilee and It was troubling to Jesus when they could not believe right away but asked for signs as in John 2:18 and here again as...

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Answer by S. Michael Houdmann , Got Questions Ministries
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What is a papal conclave?

The papal conclave is the gathering of the College of Cardinals to choose a new Pope for the Roman Catholic Church. The College of Cardinals is the...

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Answer by Vincent Mercado , Skeptic turned believer, Catholic, father of 3

What does the Bible say about confession of sin to a priest?

As a Catholic, who confesses my sins to a priest. I want to break my answer into three parts: 1. Convince you that confessing one's sins to one another is...

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Answer by S. Michael Houdmann , Got Questions Ministries
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Is the Catholic concept of absolution biblical?

One common definition of absolution is "the formal remission of sin imparted by a priest, as in the sacrament of penance." The Roman Catholic Church centers...

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Answer by Vincent Mercado , Skeptic turned believer, Catholic, father of 3

Is the Catholic concept of absolution biblical?

Did Jesus made his disciples judges and invest in them power to pass judiciary sentence, granting or withholding divine pardon, as the Catholic Church...

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Answer by S. Michael Houdmann , Got Questions Ministries
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Are Catholic beliefs and practices Biblical?

The issue concerning any church and its practices should be 'Is this Biblical?' If a teaching is Biblical (taken in context), it should be embraced. If it is...

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Answer by Vincent Mercado , Skeptic turned believer, Catholic, father of 3

Are Catholic beliefs and practices Biblical?

Obviously NOT all beliefs and practices of the Church is Biblical, and with a simple obvious reason - the Church existed four centuries before the books of...

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Answer by Vincent Mercado , Skeptic turned believer, Catholic, father of 3

Did Jesus mean that we should never refer to our earthly father as 'father' (Matthew 23:9)? Is it wrong for Catholics to refer to their priests as 'father'?

This is called Rabbinic Hyperbole - an exaggeration to drive a certain point. Here, the point is made clear. We are all adopted children of God, we have God...

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