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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
26
comment Why The Church keeps on collecting a Tithe?
The Catholic Church doesn't collect a tithe; and it doesn't have an enormous amount of money (although some property, built in another age, may now be quite valuable). Your question may be built on a false premise.
Mar
26
comment Why do many churches use grape juice in communion?
Welcome to C.SE. This is not a discussion site; it's a Q&A site. How does this answer answer the question "Why use grape juice?"
Mar
26
comment Why does Jesus say “Why have you forsaken me?”
I think the question could be fleshed out a bit. The simple answer to "Why?" is "Because he was forsaken by the Father". If you are asking why he was forsaken then that's a whole different ball-game.
Mar
25
comment What is the significance of the names of the 4 rivers in the Garden of Eden?
Just for completeness, the four rivers are Pishon, Gihon, Tigris and Euphrates.
Mar
23
reviewed Reject suggested edit on Does John 6:44 imply that there is no free will when it comes to salvation?
Mar
21
comment Is there any biblical justification for referring to God as Mother?
Hmm. Was Julian of Norwich a liberal? Admittedly I'm not sure that she had much in the way of Biblical basis for Jesus as Father, Mother, spouse, brother and Saviour.
Mar
20
comment Are names of godparents written on Baptism Certificate?
The fundamental issue is that the godparent has to make promises, and the priest has to be satisfied with a proxy's statements on their behalf, which means being satisfied with the bona-fides of the absent godparent. That might be difficult without meeting him. If all is OK, there's no reason the godparents' names should not be recorded.
Mar
20
comment Why does John 1 say “the Word was with God” and not “scripture was with God”?
This answer might be read as suggesting that God is three separate Gods, existing as a family in the Godhead. But I trust that's not what you intended.
Mar
19
comment Why would God change his mind by changing the Sabbath Day from Saturday to Sunday?
The Sabbath is the last day of the week, and is Saturday (which survives in some day names, like the Italian Sabato, Spanish sábado). Sunday is the first day of the week, the day of the Resurrection. See Wikipedia
Mar
19
comment Why does God let people suffer?
I think I've sorted out the numbered points and quotations.
Mar
19
revised Why does God let people suffer?
Formatting of numbered lists and quotes is complicated.
Mar
18
reviewed Edit suggested edit on Is it true that the Southern Baptist denomination marks no distinction between member and non-member?
Mar
18
revised Is it true that the Southern Baptist denomination marks no distinction between member and non-member?
made a link active
Mar
16
reviewed Approve suggested edit on Which Orthodox churches are on the New Calendar, and which are on the Old Calendar?
Mar
14
reviewed Approve suggested edit on Extra activities in the church
Mar
14
comment Roman Catholic: Is piracy of information and media wrong in all circumstances?
My answer answers all of these questions. Theft is never permitted (and "virtual" theft is still theft), although theft in case of dire need [eg stealing food to stay alive] is less culpable.
Mar
13
answered Roman Catholic: Is piracy of information and media wrong in all circumstances?
Mar
13
answered According to Roman Catholic doctrine, does the incorruptible body possess blood?
Mar
12
reviewed Reject suggested edit on Are there tenets of Rastafarianism that run counter to Baptist theology?
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.