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"Reversion" is straightforward. Once a Catholic, always a Catholic. However, the falling-away from the Church is contrary to Canon Law: 209 §1 Christ's faithful are bound to preserve their communion with the Church at all times, even in their external actions. This is something which may be confessed and absolved, and that — with the ...


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Conversion to Catholicism does not make one an adulterer. Other factors would come into play here. If either the person wanting to convert or the Spouse was previously married and divorced, then the Church might consider the marriage as adulterous, but the matter would need to be brought before the marriage tribunal for a decision. If neither party had been ...


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This isn't really about Christianity, but let me answer anyway. First, please note that Christopher Hitchens was an extreme and vociferous opponent of both Christianity and Islam. Learning about Christianity from him is like learning about America by reading Soviet Cold War propaganda. By "reformed and recovered Christian fundamentalist", Hitchens means ...


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I have not read the passage in question before, but given what I know about Hitchens, he likely means that Dr. Michael Shermer used to be a Christian fundamentalist, but is no longer. A Christian fundamentalist is someone who argues that Christianity ought to only have a small number of doctrines, such as the inerrancy of the Bible and the Virgin-birth of ...



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