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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
4
comment What are the essential components of a Protestant evangelical church?
Hmm. Your edit seems to have invalidated my answer. Oh well...
May
4
answered What are the essential components of a Protestant evangelical church?
May
3
revised What is this Bible with red printing?
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May
3
revised What is this Bible with red printing?
Made title more immediately explicit; a little tidying
May
3
revised What is this Bible with red printing?
Found the quoted version
May
3
answered What is this Bible with red printing?
May
3
reviewed Approve suggested edit on Interfaith marriage in Christianity with Bible reference
May
2
comment Miracle of the loaves and fishes, multiplication or sharing?
@PeterTurner Feeding so many and having so much left over is the miracle. I don't see why that's so difficult to grasp, I'm afraid.
May
2
comment Miracle of the loaves and fishes, multiplication or sharing?
@davidbrainerd Quite. I don't know why people insist on twisting Francis' words to suit their own agenda. If what he said is read in context, he does not go against tradition: the small amount of food does not run out but keeps being divided and feeds them all.
May
1
comment Who did Abraham worship?
I think there are too many questions here, I'm afraid. It should be possible to distill this to get the information you're really interested in (and probably mention the supplementary stuff as well), but it's not obvious enough what the main question is. If it's simply "Who did Abraham worship," then the answer is "God, as he had revealed himself to Abraham and his people."
May
1
comment Why do we have to go to organized institutions to practice our beliefs?
@GabriëlWolmarans Some do. That is the ideal; it's not always possible.
May
1
comment Miracle of the loaves and fishes, multiplication or sharing?
I think you're reading too much into it. The Pope is quite capable of teaching on the poor -- I know he saw quite a lot of poverty in Buenos Aires -- but on this occasion, on the Sunday after Corpus Christi, he's teaching about the Eucharist.
May
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revised Why do we have to go to organized institutions to practice our beliefs?
Sorted the formatting
May
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revised Miracle of the loaves and fishes, multiplication or sharing?
added 245 characters in body
May
1
comment Miracle of the loaves and fishes, multiplication or sharing?
I don't believe I'm wrong. I believe @davidbrainerd's answer (if I remember it correctly) had it right: the miracle is that five loaves and two fish did stretch that far. Nothing else can be inferred from the Pope's quoted sentence read in context -- the sentence before "This is the miracle" is important.
May
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answered Miracle of the loaves and fishes, multiplication or sharing?
May
1
answered Why do we have to go to organized institutions to practice our beliefs?
Apr
30
comment Freemasons and Christains
Hugely related and may be duplicates: Evangelicals and Freemasonry | Catholics and Freemasonry
Apr
30
comment The Virgin Mary, “the perfect non-divine human being”
@bruisedreed It is for the Magesterium to make the judgement. There are various interpretations of co-redemptrix: I can see why you object to the term, and I can see why Iranaeus' epithet supports it.
Apr
30
comment The Virgin Mary, “the perfect non-divine human being”
@bruisedreed I have answered it. The Church has not expressed an opinion on whether it is in error or not; and neither will I. You could choose to say that if the Church has not accepted it, it must be an erroneous doctrine; but not having declared it as erroneous means it might accept it in the future.