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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.


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awarded  Excavator
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revised When was the title of “Mother of God” first ascribed to Mary?
Sorted formatting of short lines
Dec
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comment Is there a generally accepted term for “Christians in Communion with the Bishop of Rome”?
The Church of England is (still is) both Catholic and Reformed. Unfortunately the Catholic Church took a dim view of the reformation of both the Communion service and the Ordinal, declared both deficient and deemed the Church of England to have seceded. With recent events, I tend to agree :-(
Dec
31
comment Is there a generally accepted term for “Christians in Communion with the Bishop of Rome”?
Papal Catholics, perhaps. When I was in the Church of England, we used to pray for "Benedict, Patriarch of the Western Church", acknowledging that primacy. We considered ourselves Catholic, but because of history not Catholics in communion with Rome.
Dec
28
comment Correct term for Christians who don't believe in the trinity?
Well, perhaps if you don't like "heretic" there's always heterodox. The orthodox Creeds all assert Jesus' divinity.
Dec
28
reviewed Approve suggested edit on Are there any tenets of Gnosticism that are still present in the church today?
Dec
27
comment Is there a generally accepted term for “Christians in Communion with the Bishop of Rome”?
@ElberichSchneider I'm a Catholic who has been interested in liturgy for a very long time. In fact, while I was in the Church of England, we started using translated parts of the Ambrosian Rite. In the Roman Church, it can't be used outside its own diocese.
Dec
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comment Is there a generally accepted term for “Christians in Communion with the Bishop of Rome”?
Does this Wikipedia article not answer the question? By the way, the Ordinariates are Roman Catholic; they are equivalent to dioceses and have their own liturgies (similarly to how dioceses developed their rites in the past -- Sarum and York, for example -- and how the Diocese of Milan still has the Ambrosian Rite)
Dec
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reviewed Approve suggested edit on Does Catholic doctrine teach that atheists go to heaven, too?
Dec
20
comment How (and by whom) are financial decisions made in the Catholic Church?
While this is correct as far as it goes, it doesn't go very far. Lonesomeday's comment should be an answer!
Dec
19
comment Why do Catholics put so much faith in the Virgin Mary?
@Wikis Fixed that for you (and Marius). This answer doesn't actually answer the question, though. The answer to "Why does X happen?" is not "It shouldn't".
Dec
19
revised Why do Catholics put so much faith in the Virgin Mary?
Fixed quoting of previous answer and numbering
Dec
18
comment Can an adult be Baptized if they are not Catholic
No-one's a Catholic until he's baptised.
Dec
18
comment Why is Jesus portrayed as a white man in western civilization?
SE questions should ask ONE thing. Otherwise you get a mixture of answers.
Dec
18
comment Why is Jesus portrayed as a white man in western civilization?
Which is the question? Whether Jesus should be portrayed as white, or whether he can be portrayed as a woman? Is the question about colour or sex? (Please edit the question to clarify, don't answer in a comment)
Dec
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comment What was/is different about the way the Franciscan Friars of the Immaculate celebrate the Novus Ordo Mass?
That might explain why they are being asked to declare that the NO as published is A Good Thing.
Dec
18
comment What was/is different about the way the Franciscan Friars of the Immaculate celebrate the Novus Ordo Mass?
I'm not sure that the Pope has been actively (or at least publicly) involved; or, indeed, that it stems from major departures from the Missal. There are some blog posts about it, though. It may be that the charge of crypto-Lefebvrism means that the FFI is believed to have set themselves up to adjudicate on doctrine -- but there doesn't appear to be much in the way of background available to anyone.
Dec
18
answered Does God Answer Every Prayer Asked In Jesus' Name?
Dec
18
comment How does a person become a godparent in the Roman Catholic Church?
Not only that, but they have to be sixteen, and "a young person close to Confirmation" may not be. (It's not clear in the question whether age is material.)
Dec
17
comment “You must use the psalms of the day at Sext” - why?
From his answer to me, I wasn't actually expecting him to chip in; although I was able to supplement the information with other similar occurrences. No hard feelings, indeed. I hope @MartinKochanski continues to look in occasionally: his knowledge of the Calendar is probably second to none (and I'm grateful for Universalis too: highly recommended).