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    Mortal and venial sins

    Do the western rite Orthodox make a distinction between mortal and venial sins?
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    Blocked in Iran

    CAF is blocked in Iran but OC.net is not. Blocked in Iran: forums.catholic.com (Catholic Answers Forums) NOT blocked in Iran orthodoxchristianity.net You can check this and any other sites you want at: www.blockediniran.com
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    Catholic bishops call for united Easter holiday across churches

    Would Orthodox favor a united Easter holiday? One date of Easter for all Christian denominations? http://www.dailystar.com.lb/News/Local-News/2011/Nov-17/154391-catholic-bishops-call-for-united-easter-holiday-across-churches.ashx#axzz1dyT4l9q5 BKIRKI, Lebanon: Catholic bishops in the Orient...
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    Is it necessary upon reception into the Orthodox Church to renounce the errors of Rome?

    Just out of curiosity, and you don't have to answer, but I was wondering about it: When you converted by chrismation to the Orthodox Church, was it required to renounce the errors of the Roman Church, such as papal infallibility, purgatory, etc.?
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    Slavery and the Orthodox Church

    Split off from Purgatory, and the Orthodox and Roman Catholic Views on Sin and Forgiveness. At one time slavery was permitted, now it is not. The teaching of the OO, EO, and RC Churches has changed. As to the question of whether or not there were slaves of darker skinned people held as...
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    Greek Catholics and Orthodox to build Church together

    According to an article at a Catholic site, the Religious Information Services of Ukraine, the Ukrainian Greek Catholics and the Ukrainian Orthodox (Kyivan Patriarchate - not recognized by the Russian Orthodox) have agreed to build a church together GREEK CATHOLICS AND ORTHODOX TO BUILD CHURCH...
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    Recognition of Catholic and Protestant Baptism?

    Oftentimes we hear that there are no Holy Mysteries or Sacraments outside of the Orthodox Church. And we have read here where the Orthodox do not recognise the Catholic Baptism. However, what can be said about the following declaration? "For the record, the Eparchial Synod of Bishops of the...
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    Mathematical Genius Perelman has proven the existence of God

    As we all know, Grigory Perelman, has  solved in the affirmative the famous Poincare conjecture. According to a recent article in Pravda, “Gregory is convinced he has mathematically proved the existence of God." “We’ve been friends since childhood, he is a deeply spiritual ascetic and a virgin...
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    Eighth Ecumenical Council (?)

    Concerning the eighth Ecumenical Council  held at Constantinople in 879-880: According to the Orthodox wikipedia: ‘This council was originally accepted and fully endorsed by the papacy in Rome (whose legates were present at the behest of Pope John VIII), but later repudiated by Rome in the 11th...
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    video of Pope Benedict and Orthodox Archbishop Hilarion

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    Catholic Answers sues IRS

    On April 3, 2009, Catholic Answers filed suit in federal court against the Internal Revenue Service. Apparently, the IRS had imposed fines on CAF because of its anti-abortion stand which related to national politics.  The final decision could have repercussions for this board here also.  I hope...
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    Can a married (ex)Catholic priest be an Orthodox priest?

    There has been a case in the news lately of a popular Catholic priest who wants to marry. However, he has taken the promise of celibacy and besides, marriage is not allowed after ordination. The Episcopal Church, however, has said that if he were to marry and drop out of the Catholic Church, he...
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    Pope Praises Closer Orthodox Ties

    "Pope Benedict XVI believes that relations between the Catholic Church and the Russian Orthodox Church are increasingly close and has expressed his gratitude to the Russian Orthodox patriarch for pursuing dialogue." ""It is with joy that I reflect on the experience of growing closeness between...
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    Chess clock

    When playing chess, there is a chess clock. It is called Move clock. What exactly does the time shown on the move clock mean? If I ask for a game with a one day duration, does that mean that we have one whole day to make one move, or is it two moves - one for me and one for my opponent? If the...