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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.


Dec
15
awarded  Talkative
Dec
12
comment How does the Catholic Church explain their belief that Jesus chose Peter to build upon?
This is an interesting question, which appears not to have been asked before here (that is, there's nothing like it in the [Peter] tag). But it's badly worded and comes across as antagonistic. It also asks us to attempt to explain the mind of God. A better question would be "How does the Catholic Church explain..." not "Why does the Catholic Church insist..." -- but it may also be necessary to make other sentences more neutral in tone, too.
Dec
11
comment Is the Society of St. Pius X schismatic or not?
The old question was not opinion-based anyway (as my answer proves). It's all answerable in Canon Law. Unfortunately because the existing answer no longer matches the question, it's now received a downvote :-(
Dec
9
comment Who, according to Catholic teaching, do Muslims worship?
This question should be closed as a duplicate of the other one. You can vote for that!
Dec
9
comment Who, according to Catholic teaching, do Muslims worship?
See the extract from Nostra Aetate in Peter Turner's answer
Dec
8
comment Who, according to Catholic teaching, do Muslims worship?
The "Related" question is actually a duplicate: it really does definitively answer this one.
Dec
7
reviewed Approve
Nov
8
reviewed Reject 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.