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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.


Jun
6
comment Can people come back from Heaven or Hell?
@Jonathan Don't add that sort of justification in comments. Add it directly to the question: "I've seen [this question] and [this question] but they don't answer my question because they address ... but I'm actually interested in ..." Comments are ephemeral, so you need to address any objections in the question, and your edit should be integral to the question, not tacked on as a footnote.
Jun
4
comment Why are most Christian beliefs match with the spiritual practices of the Ancient Egypt?
I haven't seen the film, but the question appears to refer to the Jesus-is-Osiris idea which Acharya S describes. However, the question needs to be self-contained and include all the information necessary to answer it: we should not need to see the film, find the National Geographic article or read Acharya S's blog.
Jun
2
answered What's the difference between a psalm, a hymn, and a spiritual song?
May
31
comment Can a Catholic priest conduct a Catholic baptism upon the request of non-Catholic parents, assuming that they will raise the child Catholic?
Actually, having done the research since making that comment asking for clarification, it appears the distinction is not important at all.
May
31
answered Can a Catholic priest conduct a Catholic baptism upon the request of non-Catholic parents, assuming that they will raise the child Catholic?
May
31
comment Can a Catholic priest conduct a Catholic baptism upon the request of non-Catholic parents, assuming that they will raise the child Catholic?
Do you mean non-Catholic, or do you actually mean non-Christian (eg atheist)? The distinction is important, and the question is not clear.
May
28
comment How was Moses able to speak to over 600,000 people at once?
Yes: it simply says "said to the whole community"; there is no detail about how that was achieved. Actually, it probably doesn't matter how it was accomplished, which is why it's not specifically mentioned. As it's not specifically mentioned, @user129107's method of delegated word-of-mouth seems reasonable. What is important is that the message reached the whole community.
May
28
revised How was Moses able to speak to over 600,000 people at once?
Added reference (The short sentences are really unusual)
May
27
revised westminster-confession wiki description
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May
27
revised westminster-confession wiki excerpt
added 225 characters in body
May
26
wiki created westminster-confession description
May
26
wiki created westminster-confession excerpt
May
26
suggested suggested edit on westminster-confession tag wiki
May
26
suggested suggested edit on westminster-confession tag wiki excerpt
May
26
comment why not directly confess our sins to God?
Probably a duplicate: How do Catholics justify confessing to a priest?
May
25
comment Is salvation acheived by faith alone, or does it in fact require some works?
Perhaps surprisingly related: Is Catholicism a "works" denomination?
May
24
comment Why does Catholic Church (and possibly some other denominations) approve natural family planning and condemn different kinds of contraception?
Are you asking for Catholic teaching to be explained, or for something else?
May
24
revised According to Catholic doctrine, would a cloned human being have a soul?
Added an extract specifically about reproductive cloning
May
24
answered According to Catholic doctrine, would a cloned human being have a soul?
May
24
comment According to Catholic doctrine, would a cloned human being have a soul?
There are a number of published documents on cloning, but I don't believe any of them touch on the possession of a soul. I've detailed the position on IVF already, and the default position there is that the life created does have a soul worth saving. But the method of creating that life is not justified.