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Lincoln as secular saint
05-23-2015, 08:13 PM (This post was last modified: 05-23-2015 08:40 PM by LincolnToddFan.)
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RE: Lincoln as secular saint
I can't speak for those people Eva, because I am sure there are indeed many misguided and poorly catechized Catholics who worship saints. But the Catechism of the Catholic Church has never taught the worship of Saints. Saints are VENERATED and invoked-or prayed to, because they are still considered members of the Church as stated in the Credo("I believe in the Communion of Saints")

The Church has always taught that death does not separate us spiritually, only physically from those who have gone before. We are encouraged to pray and invoke the intercession and assistance of those who have led holy lives. In the catacombs about Rome archeologists have inscriptions and writings that the early Christians did exactly that..."Holy Apostle Peter...Pray For Us".

Unfortunately the veneration of Saints and holy images is one of the most misunderstood teachings of the Church and it's own people and priests are at fault for that.

http://www.catholicnewsagency.com/resour...ip-saints/
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Veneration
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Lincoln as secular saint - Juan Marrero - 05-20-2015, 12:50 PM
RE: Lincoln as secular saint - RJNorton - 05-20-2015, 03:36 PM
RE: Lincoln as secular saint - Gene C - 05-20-2015, 03:16 PM
RE: Lincoln as secular saint - Gene C - 05-20-2015, 03:32 PM
RE: Lincoln as secular saint - L Verge - 05-20-2015, 06:16 PM
RE: Lincoln as secular saint - Gene C - 05-21-2015, 08:59 AM
RE: Lincoln as secular saint - Wild Bill - 05-23-2015, 07:24 AM
RE: Lincoln as secular saint - LincolnToddFan - 05-23-2015 08:13 PM
RE: Lincoln as secular saint - L Verge - 06-26-2015, 08:55 AM
RE: Lincoln as secular saint - L Verge - 06-14-2016, 04:18 PM
RE: Lincoln as secular saint - Angela - 06-15-2016, 02:20 PM
RE: Lincoln as secular saint - L Verge - 06-15-2016, 03:34 PM
RE: Lincoln as secular saint - davg2000 - 06-15-2016, 10:50 AM
RE: Lincoln as secular saint - L Verge - 06-16-2016, 12:40 PM
RE: Lincoln as secular saint - Angela - 06-16-2016, 01:00 PM
RE: Lincoln as secular saint - Angela - 06-17-2016, 02:29 PM
RE: Lincoln as secular saint - LincolnMan - 01-22-2017, 01:16 PM
RE: Lincoln as secular saint - RJNorton - 01-22-2017, 04:49 PM
RE: Lincoln as secular saint - LincolnMan - 01-23-2017, 04:38 PM

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