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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.


Nov
8
reviewed Reject suggested edit on Does transcendental meditation conflict with any Christian beliefs?
Nov
8
comment What is the Catholic Church's position on the scientific theory of evolution?
How is this not the same as your own question earlier about the Catholic Church's view on Evolution and the Big Bang or another on Evolution?
Nov
5
comment How does the Pope's recent evolution comments line up with the Gen 1; 1-5 text?
Please don't just link to external documents. Questions should be entirely self-contained, to protect against link-rot: please quote the relevant part of the documents you refer to.
Oct
15
comment Why is Mary Magdalene the patron saint of hairdressers?
Mary Magdalene is often identified as the sinful penitent woman in Luke 7:37-38 who wiped Jesus' feet with her hair. That's why she's the patron of penitents and perfumes; but also why she might have been the patron saint of hairdressers. However, the "when did this tradition start" part still stands, even if it's "when did this misconception originate?" Sorry.
Oct
13
answered How are Roman Catholics to receive the holy Eucharist at Mass?
Oct
10
comment Explanation of the bell, book, and candle ritual of excommunication
Priests per se don't claim that power; the Church claims the power over the soul and acts with God's authority. Matthew 18:18.
Sep
30
awarded  Explainer
Sep
15
comment Where is the prophecy of the star the wise men followed?
Um: Micah 5:2? Why should that prophecy not be read in conjunction with all the other Messianic prophecies?
Sep
15
comment If Protestants won't ask dead saints to intercede because there is no mediator but Jesus then why do they ask living Christians to pray for them?
Because if the Communion of Saints existed then they are just as much part of the Church as the Church Militant and available for intercession.
Sep
15
comment If Protestants won't ask dead saints to intercede because there is no mediator but Jesus then why do they ask living Christians to pray for them?
So the answer is that Protestants do not believe in the Church Triumphant and the Communion of Saints.
Sep
11
comment Is impotence developed AFTER the marriage (and consummation) a ground for annulment in Catholic canon law?
Matt beat me, but I'll leave this here because this answer mentions Canon 1098.
Sep
11
answered Is impotence developed AFTER the marriage (and consummation) a ground for annulment in Catholic canon law?
Sep
10
comment How do Catholics reconcile these verses about giving publicly and yet privately?
It's entirely possible that this question would be better placed on Hermeneutics.
Sep
10
answered How do Catholics reconcile these verses about giving publicly and yet privately?
Sep
9
comment An image of half a leg on a church wall?
They have a website. But I can't find such an image. I expect the passage underneath it explained what it was about.
Aug
24
comment What are the main differences between Anglicanism and Catholicism?
Re works/faith and the relationship to salvation (your point 2, and perhaps point 3): see this question
Aug
17
comment In modern times, what would happen to a Roman Catholic monk if he were to violate his monastic vows?
Just to be certain, you are asking specifically what the ecclesiastical penalties are for a religious breaking his vows?
Aug
14
comment Is Latin considered a more holy language in the Catholic church?
There may be a grain of truth in this, but Latin is certainly in current use. Not only is every Church document written in Latin (and then translated), it's even in use in modern, ephemeral media.
Aug
14
comment For Catholics who object to Vatican II, what are the key issues?
FSSP - Priestly Fraternity of St Peter; SSPX - Society of St Pius X; SSPV - Society of St Pius V; CMRI - Religious Congregation of Mary Immaculate Queen; I don't know what NFP, BoD and BoB refer to.
Aug
10
comment Why did the Catholic Church change so radically after Vatican II in regards to the status of Jews?
"It's said that..." Given that this entire question is predicated on "it's said that...", it would be really helpful to know who said that or where it's stated.