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Former Anglican (in the Anglo-Catholic tradition from age 9), now a Roman Catholic in the Personal Ordinariate of Our Lady of Walsingham in the UK.


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comment What do Christians against state recognition of same-sex marriage think of the fourteenth amendment in US law?
@Manwe So the "correct" course of action is to provide the additional right by creating a new primary right like the UK's Civil Partnership [of blessed memory], rather than by redefining marriage.
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comment What do Christians against state recognition of same-sex marriage think of the fourteenth amendment in US law?
@Red This is at least the second "skimmed" comment you have made. Please do people the courtesy of reading a comprehensive answer which they have taken the trouble to write.
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comment Does the Catholic Church believe prostitution should be legalized?
Re second comment: Read CCC 2355 which I quoted. You could also try other paragraphs of the Catechism around there. Re first comment: I've no idea how the US picks its wars, and I'm not going to start trying to understand it. You asked about the position of the Church: its position is that prostitution is sinful.
Jul
29
awarded  Enlightened
Jul
29
awarded  Nice Answer
Jul
28
comment What exactly is monster seed?
I would be very surprised if even mustard seed were part of a ritual to cast out demons. It would be helpful to know the denomination (and/or country) of the priest concerned.
Jul
23
answered Does the Catholic Church believe prostitution should be legalized?
Jul
23
comment Does the Catholic Church believe prostitution should be legalized?
Where does that quote come from? Quotes should be linked but must be explicitly cited in plain text (just in case the link disappears).
Jul
21
revised Re-marrying in the Church
A little more detail
Jul
20
comment What is the origin among the Church of England of the Paschal Greeting?
The CofE adopted the Orthodox Easter greeting for its 1980 Alternative Services Book. Do you want references to the General Synod/Liturgical Commission discussions about its appearance? What are you actually asking here? (You already note that the Easter Greeting is an Orthodox thing.)
Jul
20
awarded  catholicism
Jul
19
answered Re-marrying in the Church
Jul
17
comment What did Pope Francis mean when he said “who am I to judge” homosexuals?
@Mr.Bultitude I know I've answered this question, but I can't find it in my answers in my profile. I think the question was deleted. Presumably my answer wasn't upvoted :-( Feel free to flag this comment for moderator attention; mods can search deleted things.
Jul
17
comment What did Pope Francis mean when he said “who am I to judge” homosexuals?
It has already been asked, because I'm sure I answered it.
Jul
15
comment Jesus as a sacrifice
@Megan That's rather the point. There are a number of rationales explaining the Atonement, but all have that Jesus took on responsibility for the sins of humanity and suffered the consequences (just as Ez 18 says he must). The Wikipedia article in that link and its linked detailed articles are a good start. This question is really too broad for a Stack Exchange answer: "If you can imagine a whole book..."
Jun
29
comment “Blessed Virgin” - not Saint?
I would say the most common Catholic title, at least in England & Wales, is "Our Lady" but it is true that it's Anglican churches which are dedicated to "Saint Mary the Virgin" rather than Catholic ones. They tend to be "Our Lady of Ransom; Our Lady Star of the Sea; Our Lady Help of Christians" etc.
Jun
14
comment Is there a concise eschatology in the Catholic Church?
The answer, as with all such questions, lies in the Catechism. Start at para 673 but there's also 1038-1041. Unfortunately, not much in the Catechism is concise!
Jun
8
comment What must we do if the vast majority of the members of the Catholic Church here on earth profess heresy and are thus excommunicate?
While the tags are fine, in my opinion, what does "the Church" refer to? I suspect it's the Catholic Church, and I suspect it's asked from a sedevacantist viewpoint (We may need a tag for that). As being in communion with the Pope is the definition of a Catholic, by definition the Pope cannot profess heresy. That means a heretic Pope is in the Catholic Church, and everyone else is not. In that case, presumably one wouldn't worry about being excommunicate!
May
27
comment Why are Protestants from the Church of England allowed to divorce?
This official position of the Church of England is that it has no control over divorce. It allows clergy the freedom not to marry divorcees. There is no annulment process within the Church of England, but it also allows the freedom to accept that marriages may come to an end.
May
18
comment Do Catholics officially recognize Protestants as Christians?
However, even when explaining the Catechism(s), bear in mind that this question asks only about non-Catholic Christians. The position of Muslims is not relevant here (although there may be other questions where it is).