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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.


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.
May
23
comment Do the Catholic Church ex cathedra pronouncements about necessity of Catholicism to be saved still apply?
I think Gregory was asking about your analysis of Francis' statements. Whether that's the case or not, I'd be interested in that (I think you're right; I need proof you're right!)
May
23
comment Do the Catholic Church ex cathedra pronouncements about necessity of Catholicism to be saved still apply?
Yes: @DJC is correct. The statements were made before the Reformation, but after the Great Schism. The "Catholic Church" includes the Orthodox, and there were no Protestants to worry about.
May
23
comment Does the Holy Spirit's procession from the Father and Son infringe on the co-equality of the Trinity?
Well if the PCPCU's document The Father as the Source of the whole Trinity is the official teaching, I don't see a problem. Everything was lost in translation from Greek into Latin and back again, fuelled by poor communications in the Dark Ages. Oops.
May
23
comment What is omitted from the current Western, Catholic Psalter?
So it's the Liturgy of the Hours as published in the US in July 1999 (it may be subtly different in other territories). Perhaps you could include an example along the lines of "Terce on the Wednesday of Week 23 uses Psalm 136/137 but only the first six verses, as I quote here..." because that will show exactly what's happening and make further research easier as it will also show exactly which version of the psalter is being used.
May
22
comment Who is the comforter?
Perhaps you would like to edit your question so that all of it is coherently in one place? [Note also Acts 2:1-4]
May
22
comment Who is the comforter?
It seems to me that the quote answers the question.
May
22
comment When & where did the word “Christian” originate?
@Matt Perhaps you could edit that into your question. Currently it makes a false assertion anyway.
May
22
comment When & where did the word “Christian” originate?
Just beaten to it! +1
May
22
revised Was Catholicism the first denomination?
Formatted the list and (pedantically) tidied up some spelling and punctuation
May
21
comment How is “binding and loosing” extrapolated to all clergy?
@gideonmarx It's St Thomas Aquinas and the quotes are from his Summa Theologica (as the links indicate, although an explicit reference would indeed be good).
May
21
awarded  Civic Duty
May
19
answered What determines when the Flores de Mayo and the Santacruzan festival will occur each year?