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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.


Mar
11
comment How does a baptismal certificate work?
Re-baptisms are generally conditional. In the case mentioned, I think there was so much doubt about the form of the original "baptism" that the "second" was not conditional.
Mar
11
answered How does a baptismal certificate work?
Mar
8
comment Will Angels teach us to sing?
@Cecil But you will be changed, in the twinkling of eye. The hereafter is nothing like the here. So you may well have the voice of an angel!
Mar
8
comment Will Angels teach us to sing?
But it would seem straightforward to make it on-topic by explicitly stating the implied question.
Mar
8
revised Will Angels teach us to sing?
Hopefully, it's now on-topic.
Mar
8
comment What rules does the Catholic Church have for venerating crosses/crucifixes on Good Friday?
There is an admirable answer to this question at TotusTuus which it would seem inelegant simply to reproduce here, even with attribution.
Mar
5
comment What do Chinese Catholics call their priests?
@Flimzy From that page, it looks like it's 神父 (Shénfù) which translates as "Father" or "Fr", so it's obviously a priestly title.
Mar
4
revised What do Chinese Catholics call their priests?
How priests are called is different to what they are called.
Mar
3
awarded  Yearling
Mar
2
comment Is enjoying an apocryphal book a sin?
That's why I linked to the most recent Meta question on the subject of topicality.
Mar
2
comment What evidence is there to show that John Wesley and John Calvin did not believe that Jesus is Michael?
I'd like to see some evidence of the premise, I think. It seems highly unlikely to me that Wesley and Calvin believed what they're stated to believe here.
Mar
2
comment Is enjoying an apocryphal book a sin?
It's not a matter of sin being off-topic. It's a matter of the way the question is phrased which makes it off-topic. Do read the meta question and the answers there: this site deals in Doctrine, not Truth.
Mar
1
comment Is enjoying an apocryphal book a sin?
"Is X a sin" is off-topic, I'm afraid. The question can be rephrased as "What makes X a sin?" perhaps adding "according to Y tradition". Stacylaray's answer would probably still be relevant to that question, too.
Feb
24
revised How do Trinitarians explain verses where Jesus claims to have a God?
Words, formatting
Feb
24
answered Does Deuteronomy 17:18 prevent bible translation copyright
Feb
24
comment Why is the Roman Catholic infant baptism called “christening”?
It's worth pointing out that in every denomination, baptism — originally derived from Greek — is the correct and canonical word to use, and christening is only used (a) to help people understand what "baptism" means; (b) to help online search engines.
Feb
21
answered Christening - what exactly does a Godparent have to promise to do / be?
Feb
19
reviewed Approve suggested edit on Do Luke 1:48 and Luke 11:27-28 contradict each other?
Feb
19
comment Why is smoking a sin?
The answers at Is smoking sinful? answer this.
Feb
15
comment Can I project more than 500 verses of Scripture over the course of a year? Or, an entire book of the Bible?
@fredsbend Yes: ask by all means. But if you don't ask for a variation of the published terms, then you've contravened them.