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Homosexual relationships do not lend themselves well to marriage, as discussed below. Therefore, they took place outside of marriage, and would be regarded as a form of "adultery," or at least "fornication." The REAL sin of a homosexual relationship is that it cannot produce children BY DEFINITION. That' why until recent times, there was no suc thing as ...
At that time there were tons of institutions called "Notre Dame", so it is pretty hard to find. According to French Wikipedia, first communion was at age 7-8 in 1910. Not sure about before, but that might be from a école élémentaire (or the equivalent at that time). Your best bet is to find similar anchors in this list of city blasons, and check whether ...
I'll try to answer based on my knowledge. Islam and Judaism try to follow revelation from their prophets, which they claim direct from God. In contrast, the scriptures in Christianity were partly written by apostles such as Paul.
Correct me if I'm wrong, but I don't think that preaching sermons really developed until the Renaissance with Girolamo Savonarola and the Protestant Reformation. Up to that point, I believe that Catholic services consisted exclusively of performing the Seven Sacraments. In Mass, I believe that, generally, only prayers would be said.
There are trivially googleable results, which if consulted, could allow this question to become a question worth answering: http://hcl.harvard.edu/libraries/houghton/collections/early_manuscripts/preaching/
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