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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 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).
May
17
comment Do Catholics officially recognize Protestants as Christians?
838 isn't a problem, is it, really? And 841-844 specifically deal with non-Christians (including Muslims), which is not what this question is about: this question is about non-Catholic Christians.
May
16
comment Do Catholics officially recognize Protestants as Christians?
This answer ignores the positive statements in CCC 818 and 1271. It may also misconstrue what is meant by "The plan of salvation" as what that plan actually entails is not spelled out.
May
4
comment Can a Catholic married to an Orthodox in an Orthodox church re-celebrate her wedding in a Catholic church?
Uh-oh. The Vatican's online site is out of date, I think. The words "and has not defected from it by a formal act (nec actu formali ab ea defecerit) were omitted from Canons 1086.1, 1117 and 1124 by the Motu Proprio Omnium in Mentem of 26 October 2010. And there I was thinking it was authoritative. (It doesn't change this answer because defection is irrelevant in this case.)
May
2
reviewed Approve Orthodox Resources on Typology?
Apr
25
comment Automatic Excommunication
I've now made this a more obvious Catholic doctrine question and less a pastoral advice question. Latae sententiae excommunication is remissible and Wikipedia has an article.
Apr
25
revised Automatic Excommunication
deleted 198 characters in body; edited tags
Apr
25
comment Blessings of the Priest
Do you mean that every St Benedict cross/medal must be blessed, or that it doesn't have to be but if it is then then only an ordained person can do it? The OSB itself suggests the latter.
Apr
25
answered Doctrine of biblical inerrancy and Pope Benedict XVI questioning the historicity of passage in the Gospel of Matthew?
Apr
22
revised What do the Catholic Church consider constitutes intrinsically impossible things?
Expanded final paragraph
Apr
22
comment What do the Catholic Church consider constitutes intrinsically impossible things?
I've already got that. "God does not include them in his will or justice." Not doing what is contrary to his own nature is exactly what Aquinas is saying.
Apr
22
comment What do the Catholic Church consider constitutes intrinsically impossible things?
Is the edit better?
Apr
22
revised What do the Catholic Church consider constitutes intrinsically impossible things?
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Apr
22
answered What do the Catholic Church consider constitutes intrinsically impossible things?
Apr
13
awarded  Enlightened
Apr
13
awarded  Nice Answer
Apr
12
comment Can you re-enter the catholic church after leaving?
Baptismal records (and those of confirmations and other ecclesial events) are never expunged. It's a historical record of an actual fact.
Apr
5
revised Do non-Catholics get protection by confessional seal?
Misread "non-Christian" in the question body as "non-Catholic" from the title.
Apr
5
revised Do non-Catholics get protection by confessional seal?
edited tags