Women Altar Servers
Why is the Catholic Church giving in to having female altar servers? I am from the old school, and it really hurts to see our Catholic parishes taking such steps while we as Church members have no say in this matter.
Did Jesus Rise or Was He Raised?
Did Jesus rise from the dead under his own power, or was he raised from the dead by God the Father? On the 14th Sunday in Ordinary Time last year, we heard St. Paul refer twice to “the one who raised Jesus from the dead” (Rom 8:9, 11-13).
That set me to thinking. I was generally aware that the New Testament contains several references to Jesus’ relationship with God the Father as subservient and obedient. For example, “My Father, if it is possible, let this cup pass from me, yet not as I will, but as you will” (Mt 26:39). Or, “Whatever you ask the Father in my name, he may give you” (Jn 15:16). Of course, we also see this attitude in the Lord’s Prayer.
I went to the Bible to find similar references and quickly discovered so many that I kept losing track of my count.
What exactly does consubstantial mean, and by what authority was it inserted into the Nicene Creed?
From long ago, I had thought that, except for filioque (which I once knew how it got into that Creed but have forgotten), we were using an authentic English translation from the Latin, which was literally the same as has been professed since the fourth century.
Has there been other editing along the way? With regard to the latest insertion, what role, if any, did our Orthodox brothers play? They, after all, are the lineal descendants of the Church Fathers who composed the creed. What do Protestants and other Christian denominations think about the filioque insertion?
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