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Catholic Word of the Day: DESTINY, 08-13-12 ^ | 08-13-12 | Fr. John Hardon's Modern Catholic Dictionary

Posted on 08/13/2012 9:13:21 AM PDT by Salvation

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In general, the preordained order of events. Human destiny, therefore, is the divine ordering of all secondary causes by God leading to the goal of human existence, which is the heavenly possession of God. But always this destiny is conditional, depending on one's voluntary co-operation with divine grace. In pagan terms destiny is the fate to which a person is necessarily predestined. (Etym. Latin de, down + stanare, to cause to stand: destinare, to destine, resolve firmly.)

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Not the same as "predestination"

God's plan for us -- but we must also act in it.

1 posted on 08/13/2012 9:13:30 AM PDT by Salvation
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2 posted on 08/13/2012 9:17:02 AM PDT by Salvation ("With God all things are possible." Matthew 19:26)
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Do we adlib or use a script?

3 posted on 08/13/2012 9:40:42 AM PDT by stuartcr ("When silence speaks, it speaks only to those that have already decided what they want to hear.")
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