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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
28
revised When did the church in the city of Rome first try to impose a tradition on other churches?
A little bit of formatting to break up the text, and we don't add names (change your username to sign posts)
Nov
27
comment Would aliens invalidate Christianity as we know it?
Do you intend asking for answers from a particular point of view? A literalist view of the Bible might conceivably have some problems; less literal interpretations would adapt!
Nov
26
comment What is the Roman Catholic interpretation of John 3:16?
Or, all of which are authoritative!
Nov
26
answered Was the Trinity still a Trinity when Jesus died?
Nov
26
comment If Hell does not exist would God have sent Jesus to die?
@CecilBeckum You might mention the existence of Hell in the Creeds and invite support for contrary opinions.
Nov
26
comment Does Hell exist according to Catholicism?
CCC1035 appears to be quite explicit on that point. Think also of the rich man seeing Lazarus in Abraham's bosom over the great gulf which no man may cross.
Nov
26
answered Does Hell exist according to Catholicism?
Nov
26
comment Does Hell exist according to Catholicism?
The Creeds mention Hell, and that Christ descended there. Of course Catholics believe in it.
Nov
22
comment What are the necessary circumstances that qualify a marriage for annulment in the Catholic Church?
Divorce (legal ending of marriage recognised by the state) is not an alternative to annulment (the ending of any putative sacramental bond). Divorce is generally necessary before an annulment can be considered. See the Archdiocese of Toronto's helpful leaflet.
Nov
22
comment When and why did the Catholic Church first start issuing annulments?
Someone I know who has gone through the annulment process said it taught her more about marriage than the so-called "marriage preparation" ever did.
Nov
22
comment “Ask and you shall recieve” Can we ask for anything?
Mk 14:36. And he said, "Abba, Father, all things are possible to thee; remove this cup from me; yet not what I will, but what thou wilt." Even Jesus didn't get what he asked for.
Nov
21
comment What is the historical and theological basis for Protestant anti-Catholicism?
It needs to be clear whether you're asking about now or about historical animosity. And whether you are asking for answers about why Catholics disagree with/disdain/dislike Protestants [which verb?], or vice-versa. My experience as a modern Catholic in the UK is that we don't have much to quarrel about with others. (It seems that if there is animosity it comes our way, but that's their problem)
Nov
20
comment What is the purpose of other planets and solar system according to the bible?
@SomeFreeMason What about them? (a) Starry host simply means host/army/multitude of stars -- no planets. Even what we now know to be planets would be included as stars. (b) The very use of those particular words depends on translation.
Nov
20
answered What is the purpose of other planets and solar system according to the bible?
Nov
20
comment How to pronounce references in the Bible?
I'd go shorter than @Anonymous: Two Maccabees seven one and twenty to thirty-one. I might insert "Verses" if two adjacent numbers leads to ambiguity. And spanning two chapters: Isaiah 56 5 to 57 4. But this question demands answers which are purely opinion: as long as the reference is clear, there are many ways of reading it. Sorry.
Nov
19
reviewed Leave Open Can we pray from any position?
Nov
19
reviewed Close Is there a Biblical basis for Transsexuality?
Nov
18
comment Is the Society of St. Pius X schismatic or not?
@waxeagle Sorry, but as my answer demonstrates, this is not opinion-based. It is a matter of Church authority and decision based on Canon Law.
Nov
18
comment How could Jesus get through locked doors?
@CecilBeckum What makes you think that he occupied the same space as something else (like a door)? This answer implies that he could do a Star Trek dematerialisation on one side of the door and reappear on the other. And, of course, there is an awful lot of empty space in an atom, so perhaps two objects can exist in what appears to be the same space.
Nov
18
comment Is Catholicism a “works” denomination?
@CharlesAlsobrook Thanks. I don't know where the OP's premise comes from: The Canons were promulgated nearly 450 years ago!