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in biblical usage the management of whatever a person is entrusted with, not only to preserve but profitably administer for his master, ultimately for God


the sacred compex in Jerusalem


the setting aside of a tenth of one's income for sacred purposes


the process and content of transmission of beliefs, doctrines, rituals, Scriptures and the life of the church

vatican II

the 21st general or ecumenucal council of the Church


the condition of never having sexual intercourse

act of contrition

the prayer of the penitent for having offended God


in general, an act of repentance for having offended God

acts of mercy

to admonish the sinner, to instruct the ignorant, to counsel the doubtful, to comfort the sorrowful, to bear wrongs patiently, to forgive all injuries, to pray for the living and the dead

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