When did Jesus realize who he was?

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You may have heard it bandied in this day and age that Jesus was not aware of His divinity till He was twelve years old, or thirty years old. Some say He was not aware of it until He was on the Cross. So it begs the question, what did Jesus know and when did He know it? It is important to understand what the actual teaching of the Church is on this subject and dispel all opinion on the matter, and that is what it all is, opinion. There is clear truth to this teaching and confusion on the matter need not reign, as it seems to now.

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The Miraculous Medal

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There is a beautiful devotion that has been around in the Church since 1830. It is known as the Miraculous Medal. Its history begins with St. Catherine Labouré who was a member of the Daughters of Charity of St. Vincent de Paul. The Blessed Virgin Mary appeared to St. Catherine three separate times in the year of 1830, at the mother-house of the community at Paris. (Rue du Bac)

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In Vitro Fertilization

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Hello Joesixpack! I have a cousin who is practicing in vitro fertilization and I was wondering if you could send me some more information on it. Thanks so much!

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A Question About Guardian Angels

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There's lots of angels we've read about... I'm curious how we know which one is ours. Like, if we are assigned one, is there a specific or famous one that we are attached to? Or, since there's billions of us, do we just get one unique to our creation (which would mean there are 7B angels here) and there is one for each of us and they aren't necessarily a famous one (e.g like a patron St. Monica who my mom named my middle name after)...

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Lent & St. Joseph's Day

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As you know Lent began yesterday. It is my understanding that it is a forty day journey. Easter arrives this year on 4-16-17 / more than forty days from yesterday. Could you please explain to me what days between the beginning of Lent and Easter are not days of Lent and when those days begin and end according to the Church (example: sundown to sundown)? Also, are Feast Days, for example 3-19-17, St. Joseph’s Day, any different than the average day?

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Guardian Angel Names

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There's lots of angels we've read about... I'm curious how we know which one is ours. Like, if we are assigned one, is there a specific or famous one that we we attached to? Or, since there's billions of us, do we just get one unique to our creation (which would mean there are 7B angels here) and there is one for each of us and they aren't necessarily a famous one (e.g like a patron st. Monica who my mom named my middle name after)...

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Hideous and Hypocritical

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As long as the barbaric practice of abortion exists, we are hypocritical to send any murderer to prison. Clumps of cells, products of conception, contents of uterus—no, they're babies. You need to see this short three minute video. Tell all your friends.

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Amoris Laetitia, Cardinal Burke, and Moral Law

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I've tried to avoid weighing in on Amoris Laetitia until the dust settles, but that simply wasn't in the cards. For days, I've carried on an email correspondence with a Sixpacker. Our exchanges have covered a lot of things beside Amoris Laetitia, but that has been the main theme. So here I present the full exchange (to the point where I cut it off) between this Sixpacker and myself, carefully protecting his identity. You'll learn a lot of things by reading this. I welcome your comments, and would enjoy watching a debate among readers in the comments section.

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Is a Greek Orthodox Mass Valid?

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A close friend invited us to attend a wedding at a Greek Orthodox Church, can we receive communion as Catholics and will the Mass be a valid one?

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No Salvation Outside the Catholic Church?

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I attend a parish that subscribes to your service. I do not have the insert from this past Sunday and cannot remember the exact text so please excuse me. It was not the normal Joe Sixpack insert but rather one written by the devil. It listed various accomplishments that the devil has achieved one being the splitting of the Church by Luther. The text said something like "the devil got x-millions of lost souls in one transaction." Do you consider all non-Catholics lost souls under the devil's authority with no hope for salvation? It sounded that way to me but perhaps I did not understand the point.

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