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I'm a life-long Catholic and have always attended what is now referred to as the extraordinary rite of Mass (also called "Traditional Latin Mass" or "1962 Liturgy"). I don't speak Latin but can read it (though I'm a bit rusty, especially with the vocabulary which isn't common in the liturgy). After becoming lukewarm-to-cold in the practice of my Faith I had a re-awakening since my late 20s and have learned much more in the last ten years than in my first twenty.

I'm also a computer programmer and created the website www.AudioSancto.org in order to disseminate the very excellent sermons of a handful of priests.


Feb
5
answered Was Jesus finite or infinite? (human or God?)
Feb
5
comment Is the threat of exposing sin a disqualifying event for a pastor?
I made the assumption of it being confession; if it's outside of confession then it would be detraction.
Feb
5
comment Is the threat of exposing sin a disqualifying event for a pastor?
Again, speaking only in a Catholic situation, if a priest were to threaten to violate the seal of the confessional that needs to be brought to the attention of the bishop immediately. If you're concerned about the bishop not being helpful or even making matters worse you could appeal directly to Rome (though if you don't trust the diocese you won't want to try to go through anyone in your diocese for this). It has to be addressed by someone with jurisdiction in the matter, which is the local bishop and the Pope.
Feb
5
answered Is the threat of exposing sin a disqualifying event for a pastor?
Feb
4
answered Are God, Son (Jesus) and The Holy Spirit Same?
Feb
4
awarded  Enlightened
Feb
4
awarded  Nice Answer
Feb
4
comment Does Scientology claim to be Christian?
It's interesting to me how many prominent Scientologists used to be Roman Catholics. A partial list includes: Tom Cruise, Katie Holmes, John Travolta, Catherine Bell, and Jenna Elfman (and those were just the ones I could find quickly). I know the Catholic Church has had issues since Vatican 2 but this seems disproportional.
Feb
4
revised What is the central idea of the Bible?
Improved the wording and grammar.
Feb
4
suggested suggested edit on What is the central idea of the Bible?
Feb
4
comment What evidence do we have today about Christian groups not represented at the first four ecumenical councils?
Perhaps the short link isn't working: here's the longer one: books.google.com/books?id=4XsoAAAAYAAJ&pg=PA3 -- I was able to download it in PDF format as well and can post that online for you in that format if it would help. It's the January 1899 editions of the America Ecclesiastical Review, btw.
Feb
4
answered What is the central idea of the Bible?
Feb
3
comment Priestly blessings via alternate media
Peter: you might want to change the title of this blessing to "Papal Blessings" rather than "Priestly blessings" because I don't know if anyone other than the Pope can issue a blessing that is valid via live telecommunication. I should have noticed this point and said something earliers...
Feb
3
comment Can man judge whether God is fair?
Might not have been the best example. Then again, the one who judges God is, by definition, doing something irrational.
Feb
3
comment Why is the Bible so short?
The author of Lord of the Rings didn't imbue the content with such profound significance and wisdom that one could spend their lives studying a single chapter and still not extract or understand all of the possible meaning that was put there (and which survives translations and mis-translations without losing the essential meaning!).
Feb
3
comment What specific foods and drinks are forbidden by the LDS (Mormon) Church?
@MasonWheeler Very interesting! In the movie Saints and Soldiers -- en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Saints_and_Soldiers -- the Mormon protagonist at one point, on a very cold and snowy night, refuses the offer to drink hot coffee, insisting on sticking with his hot lemonade instead. I mention this because the movie was made by a company specializing in entertainment for LDS consumers; if the general prohibition was on hot drinks then this detail slipped by... or can an exception be made for health in cold weather?
Feb
3
answered Can man judge whether God is fair?
Feb
3
revised Does Scientology claim to be Christian?
added 405 characters in body
Feb
3
answered Does Scientology claim to be Christian?
Feb
3
comment Why is the Bible so short?
Because brevity is the soul of genius? :-)