What are the rules for Lenten fasting and abstinence? Which ages are covered by those rules?
Burial in a Catholic Cemetery
Can non-Catholics be buried in a Catholic cemetery? While most of the people in one extended family have plots in a Catholic cemetery, one person who was baptized a Catholic, but never practiced, would like to be buried in the family plot. His wife would like to be buried there as well. She was baptized in a Methodist church.
‘Made to Be Sin’?
Section 602 of the Catechism of the Catholic Church concludes: “By sending his own Son in the form of a slave, in the form of a fallen humanity, on account of sin, God ‘made him to be sin who knew no sin, so that in him we might become the righteousness of God.’”
I believe that I understand the reasoning behind why Jesus died for us, rose from the dead, and ascended into heaven. I believe I grasp the reason for his suffering and the relationship it has with our lives and how we should live them.
What I don’t understand is the author’s use of the phrase “God made him to be sin . . .” and what that should mean to me.
Excommunicated for Abortion?
Our diocese distributed a pamphlet on examining your conscience. It states that having an abortion or encouraging a woman to do so would mean automatic excommunication from the Catholic Church. If I do that, is this so?
Patron of Husbands?
Is there a patron saint for husbands? I know that there is one for wives.
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