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Catholic Word of the Day: IDOL, 08-22-12 ^ | 08-22-12 | Fr. John Hardon's Modern Catholic Dictionary

Posted on 08/22/2012 11:15:44 AM PDT by Salvation

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Any creature that is given divine honors. It need not be a figure or representation, and may be a person. In fact, it may be oneself, or some creation of one's own mind or will. An object becomes an idol when it is treated as an end in itself, with no reference to God. (Etym. Latin idolum, image, picture, idol; from Greek eid_lon, phantom, idol.)

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