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Catholic Word of the Day: APOSTASY (ecclesiastical), 07-10-10
| Fr. John Hardon's Modern Catholic Dictionary
Posted on 07/10/2010 8:05:21 AM PDT by Salvation
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One of the three kinds of desertion recognized by the laws of the Roman Catholic Church; from Christianity, when a baptized person entirely gives up his Christian faith; from orders, when a cleric abandons the ecclesiastical state; and from religion, when a man or woman leaves the religious life without dispensation from public vows.
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Quite different from the usual use of this word.
posted on 07/10/2010 8:05:25 AM PDT
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posted on 07/10/2010 8:08:14 AM PDT
("With God all things are possible." Matthew 19:26)
see also, pelosasti.
posted on 07/10/2010 6:11:23 PM PDT
by the invisib1e hand
(we shall overcome a generation of affirmative action.)
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