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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.


Feb
7
comment Does the Catholic Church say or teach anything at all about “minimum wage?”
And indeed, why should the Catholic Church be any different from any other on this point? How about a question like "Church X has doctrine Y supported by reference Z; what is the Catholic Church's position on Y and does it use Z too, or something else?"
Feb
3
comment Why are Christianity and occultism irreconcilable?
I have a feeling that Christian Spritualists might have something to say on this issue, which is why a denomination should be specified.
Jan
31
comment When is the first documented case of Christians praying to the dead saints?
@brilliant Yes. Or at least, that's how it's best interpreted (the original was not in archaic English!)
Jan
31
comment What makes Jesus and Mary appearance in popular motifs look like Muslim?
What is a "Muslim beard"? What makes a "Muslim" veil any different to any other headscarf? Where have you seen Mary in black? This question needs corroboration, or it's just trolling.
Jan
31
answered When is the first documented case of Christians praying to the dead saints?
Jan
27
reviewed Leave Open Why is the name Jehovah not used more in the Book of Mormon?
Jan
27
reviewed Leave Open How is teaching that Jews don't have to follow the Law reconciled with the Word of God and Jesus?
Jan
27
reviewed Leave Open What is the difference between 'Hell', 'Sheol', 'Hades' and 'Gehenna'?
Jan
27
reviewed Close Are there any verses showing God being fooled or deceived?
Jan
21
comment Should Catholic christians be obligated to use in vitro fertilisation? If not, why not?
CCC 2376 refers to surrogacy, not IVF per se (which is homologous rather than heterologous).
Jan
17
comment What are the main differences between the current Roman Catholic Church's liturgical calendar and the one that preceded it?
@Geremia Yes, that's fact. How about "disrupting the relationship between Christ's Kingship and the Triumph of the Saints" and "Results: the entire rhythm of the liturgical year as it's been known for millennia is disrupted; though a greater quantity..."? Those comments are opinion.
Jan
17
comment What are the main differences between the current Roman Catholic Church's liturgical calendar and the one that preceded it?
There seems to be quite a lot of opinion in this answer, along with changes specific to individual Bishops' Conferences [which might be allowed by the calendar, but are not changed by it per se].
Jan
16
comment According to the Catholic Church, what is to become of a family when the married couple discovers they are brother and sister?
Regarding Aestas Anni, the relevant passage appears to start at paragraph XIII.
Jan
15
comment What is the Catholic explanation as to why God has revealed himself in “male” terms?
I'm not sure that the Church seeks to explain the mind of God, merely to explain How Things Are. The answer to "Why did God do that?" is always "God knows."
Jan
13
comment Who was “Zacharias son of Barachias” in Matt. 23:35?
Of course, the Greek Z is only the seventh letter of that alphabet. Ω is last. Is Z last in the Hebrew alphabet?
Jan
8
comment Do any Christian groups refer to God as “she”, “it” or “they”? (Or is it always “He”?)
This question asks about domain-specific language and is more suited to a domain-specific SE site, since there is one. I've adjusted it to make it even more fitted here (and probably should have edited it here rather than on ELU -- sorry about that).
Jan
6
comment Why do some Protestants divide the Blood of Christ into individual cups?
@curiousdannii The title mirrors the linked question. The body of the post is more sensitive to likely Protestant doctrine. [The capitals in the title betray my own viewpoint. Sorry about that.]
Jan
4
comment Is church attendance and/or participation in Communion a requirement for Roman Catholics?
It's interesting that the Church of England also has this at-least-once-a-year-at-Easter precept.
Jan
1
awarded  Enlightened
Jan
1
awarded  Nice Answer