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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.


Apr
20
comment Catholic Marriage to an Infertile spouse
The Church has matrimonial tribunals to adjudicate on such cases. They would start with the canon law I quote in my answer.
Apr
20
reviewed Reject suggested edit on
Apr
20
reviewed Approve suggested edit on intercession-of-saints tag wiki excerpt
Apr
20
reviewed Approve suggested edit on canon-law tag wiki excerpt
Apr
20
comment Catholic Marriage to an Infertile spouse
@Bye While this may have a personal pastoral dimension, even a secular site can quote canon law.
Apr
20
answered Catholic Marriage to an Infertile spouse
Apr
20
comment Is an adulterous priest still a priest?
I've removed the personal situational data and made it a question about canon law, which I think is the underlying intent. Added Protestantism tag because it's unlikely to apply to a Catholic priest.
Apr
20
revised Is an adulterous priest still a priest?
Removed personal situation
Apr
19
answered Was the account of eating forbidden fruit a metaphor?
Apr
18
reviewed Approve suggested edit on If God wants everyone to repent, why God didn't do such miracles in Tyre and Sidon?
Apr
17
awarded  Nice Answer
Apr
17
comment What denominations use the Revised Common Lectionary?
Is this a list question? (And my copy of the RCL is just a table of references; there are no texts included. We used the NIV for the readings.)
Apr
17
comment Is there a significance of the “Christian name”?
Broadly, yes. A colleague of mine named his daughter Mhairi, which although obviously derived from Mary is not pronounced like that at all. Many Gaelic names have seemingly odd pronunciations. Asian or African Christians may want to preserve their culture through their children's names, which are completely foreign to English. But a name like "Apple" would raise eyebrows.
Apr
16
comment Is there a significance of the “Christian name”?
There are no canonical restrictions on names in the Church of England. That said, parents would be urged to choose a name with Christian connections. But that doesn't stop exotic names being chosen. Catholic Canon Law (C.855) mandates "Parents, sponsors and parish priests are to take care that a name is not given which is foreign to christian sentiment."
Apr
16
comment Is there a significance of the “Christian name”?
Confirmation names can be taken in the Church of England too. A Confirmation name is fairly obviously a Christian name; but it's not a baptismal name, and it's not recorded on the birth certificate. Thus it's not generally part of someone's "official" record unless the confirmand takes the trouble to action a deed poll and change all occurrences of his baptismal name to include the new one. I haven't bothered with mine yet!
Apr
16
comment Is there a significance of the “Christian name”?
Which tradition and culture are you asking about? Is it the Unitarian Universalist Church; or some other? (The tags are not clear)
Apr
15
comment Which is the 'correct' bible for Catholics?
@Caleb This answer specifically refers to USCCB, who have not approved the JB/NJB for public worship.
Apr
15
answered Which is the 'correct' bible for Catholics?
Apr
13
comment Why worship saints / Mary / Angels?
And this answers the question "How can a dead saint aid you in any way, he's dead .. he can't help you?"
Apr
13
comment Why do some Protestants divide the Blood of Christ into individual cups?
Hmm. That hinges on the translation of a single word διαμερισατε, which could easily be translated as share among rather than divide among; and I counter that passage with Mark 14:23, where they all drank of a single cup.