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The Catholic Church, also known as the Roman Catholic Church, is the world's largest Christian church, reporting more than a billion members. Led by the Pope, it defines its mission as spreading the gospel of Jesus Christ, administering the sacraments and exercising charity.

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Shroud of Turin -- is it absolutely and definitively debunked?

A little context on this famous myth: The Shroud of Turin or Turin Shroud is a linen cloth bearing the image of a man who appears to have suffered physical trauma in a manner consistent with ...
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Is there systemic sexual abuse of children by Catholic priests?

Is there a systemic relationship between Catholic priests and sexual abuse of children? I ask because I grew up in Newfoundland, which was at the time engrossed in the abuse at Mount Cashel ...
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Did the Irish Catholic church have slaves in Ireland as recently as 1996?

This article covers the topic well, but is more about the Irish government admitting collusion with the supposed slave holders. Labelled the "Maggies", the women and girls were stripped of ...
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Does the Catholic church accept evolution?

In his 2007 video 1st Foundational Falsehood of Creationism the YouTuber AronRa claims [Catholicism and Orthodoxy] have stated support of evolution and denounced creationism. Pope Benedict recently ...
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Was the opposition of the Catholic Church to contraception based on the Homunculi theory?

I have heard said that the opposition of the church to any form of contraception - or any attempt to prevent conception (pulling out, oral sex, etc.) while still performing coitus - was originally ...
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Is Vatican Radio causing childhood leukaemia?

It an ugly, long standing story in Italy: Vatican radio has huge antennas, not subject to Italian law, and the people living in the surroundings lament severe ailments such as leukaemia. The Santa ...
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Did the Miracle of Lanciano turn bread and wine into flesh and blood?

The story of the Miracle of Lanciano is that, in 700 AD, a monk in Lanciano reported that: During the Mass, when he said the Words of Consecration [...], with doubt in his soul, the priest saw the ...
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How should we evaluate the evidence for the miracle of Lanciano? [duplicate]

Here are the basics of the miracle of Lanciano: One day, a certain monk was offering the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass. Although we do not know his identity, an ancient document described him as .....
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