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Catholic Word of the Day: CURSE, 09-27-10 ^ | 09-27-10 | Fr. John Hardon's Modern Catholic Dictionary

Posted on 09/27/2010 10:15:58 AM PDT by Salvation

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Popularly used to describe a variety of expletives made in anger or in emphasis of one's feelings. Literally, to curse is to call down evil on someone or something. In the Bible a curse is often a prayer of imprecation. Israelites knew that they could not constrain the Almighty but only move him by prayer. Unlike the magical incantations of their neighbors, the ancient Jews believed that Yahweh could remove a curse by his blessing, preserve the pious person from an undeserved curse, change the blessing of an unworthy priest into a curse, and turn aside a curse from a humble person because of meekness. In general, the intended evil of a curse takes effect only when the just God wills it.

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Not necessarily the bad language kind of cursing! LOL!
1 posted on 09/27/2010 10:16:01 AM PDT by Salvation
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2 posted on 09/27/2010 10:18:40 AM PDT by Salvation ("With God all things are possible." Matthew 19:26)
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3 posted on 09/27/2010 10:29:31 AM PDT by Celtic Cross (Pablo is very whiney)
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In God's Word in the book of Deuteronomy chapter 28 the word " curse" is used in reference to Israel in which they are to receive the five (5) coruses of punishment (curses) when they fail to obey all the commandments of the Law. This is completely Biblical and is verified by the song of Moses, which predicted that Israel would fail to observe all the commandments of the Law.
4 posted on 09/27/2010 11:48:02 AM PDT by bibletruth
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