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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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comment Blessings of the Priest
Do you mean that every St Benedict cross/medal must be blessed, or that it doesn't have to be but if it is then then only an ordained person can do it? The OSB itself suggests the latter.
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comment Where did the gold given to Jesus Christ on his Birth has gone or where was it used
The Bible is silent on Christ's childhood. But sometimes the simplest explanation is best: his parents spent it, using it to support him in bringing him up.
Apr
22
comment What do the Catholic Church consider constitutes intrinsically impossible things?
I've already got that. "God does not include them in his will or justice." Not doing what is contrary to his own nature is exactly what Aquinas is saying.
Apr
22
comment What do the Catholic Church consider constitutes intrinsically impossible things?
Is the edit better?
Apr
12
comment Can you re-enter the catholic church after leaving?
Baptismal records (and those of confirmations and other ecclesial events) are never expunged. It's a historical record of an actual fact.
Apr
4
comment Meaning behind skull at the base of a cross?
Please don't be brief. Please be as full as possible.
Mar
18
comment First Confession for a Protestant becoming Catholic
On the other hand, being truly remorseful for a sin may mean accepting a temporal punishment, and the acceptance of that could be an indicator of how sincere the remorse is.
Mar
18
comment According to the Catholic Church, does abortion need to be confessed, and is it a mortal or venial sin?
As a side point, particularly with this first confession before joining the Church, always confess everything, and if you feel "I really don't want to mention that" then it's definitely something which should be confessed.
Mar
4
comment How is the contradiction explained between 1 Chronicles 1:32 and Genesis 25:1
This is more of a BH question, I think.
Feb
25
comment What are the rules or laws a Catholic must follow if he/she has a website or blog?
@DoubleU I rather think that that's what the question is asking about!
Feb
9
comment Was Jesus crucified naked?
The film Jesus of Montreal is worthy of a mention here. The crucifixion scene is supposedly based on research. It's on Youtube but is not for the fainthearted.
Feb
7
comment In Catholic Church history, have there been any extra-biblical reports of visions involving figures of other religions?
This question should actually be deleted, because it's an exact duplicate of one which has already been closed. Reposting is frowned upon: the correct course of action is to revise the closed question, whereupon it can be voted to re-open. (Actually, it can be voted without revision, but it's best to address the close comments/reasons)
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
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.