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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.


Dec
21
comment Where do I go to get official Catholic answers?
The best place to look is the Catechism. Because that distils Catholic teaching, and it's full of footnotes referencing the Bible and documents produced by the Church. The print edition explains all the abbreviations in the footnotes; it doesn't appear that the online edition includes that.
Dec
16
comment Why should the book of Enoch be considered canonical?
If the text you have written is actually the answer to the question, then it should appear in the "Your Answer" box. When you write your question, there should be something like "Answer your own question?" or something similar. But basically, the question asked and the answer given are two different things.
Dec
12
comment How does the Catholic Church explain their belief that Jesus chose Peter to build upon?
This is an interesting question, which appears not to have been asked before here (that is, there's nothing like it in the [Peter] tag). But it's badly worded and comes across as antagonistic. It also asks us to attempt to explain the mind of God. A better question would be "How does the Catholic Church explain..." not "Why does the Catholic Church insist..." -- but it may also be necessary to make other sentences more neutral in tone, too.
Dec
11
comment Is the Society of St. Pius X schismatic or not?
The old question was not opinion-based anyway (as my answer proves). It's all answerable in Canon Law. Unfortunately because the existing answer no longer matches the question, it's now received a downvote :-(
Dec
9
comment Who, according to Catholic teaching, do Muslims worship?
This question should be closed as a duplicate of the other one. You can vote for that!
Dec
9
comment Who, according to Catholic teaching, do Muslims worship?
See the extract from Nostra Aetate in Peter Turner's answer
Dec
8
comment Who, according to Catholic teaching, do Muslims worship?
The "Related" question is actually a duplicate: it really does definitively answer this one.
Nov
8
comment What is the Catholic Church's position on the scientific theory of evolution?
How is this not the same as your own question earlier about the Catholic Church's view on Evolution and the Big Bang or another on Evolution?
Nov
5
comment How does the Pope's recent evolution comments line up with the Gen 1; 1-5 text?
Please don't just link to external documents. Questions should be entirely self-contained, to protect against link-rot: please quote the relevant part of the documents you refer to.
Oct
15
comment Why is Mary Magdalene the patron saint of hairdressers?
Mary Magdalene is often identified as the sinful penitent woman in Luke 7:37-38 who wiped Jesus' feet with her hair. That's why she's the patron of penitents and perfumes; but also why she might have been the patron saint of hairdressers. However, the "when did this tradition start" part still stands, even if it's "when did this misconception originate?" Sorry.
Oct
10
comment Explanation of the bell, book, and candle ritual of excommunication
Priests per se don't claim that power; the Church claims the power over the soul and acts with God's authority. Matthew 18:18.
Sep
15
comment Where is the prophecy of the star the wise men followed?
Um: Micah 5:2? Why should that prophecy not be read in conjunction with all the other Messianic prophecies?
Sep
15
comment If Protestants won't ask dead saints to intercede because there is no mediator but Jesus then why do they ask living Christians to pray for them?
Because if the Communion of Saints existed then they are just as much part of the Church as the Church Militant and available for intercession.
Sep
15
comment If Protestants won't ask dead saints to intercede because there is no mediator but Jesus then why do they ask living Christians to pray for them?
So the answer is that Protestants do not believe in the Church Triumphant and the Communion of Saints.
Sep
11
comment Is impotence developed AFTER the marriage (and consummation) a ground for annulment in Catholic canon law?
Matt beat me, but I'll leave this here because this answer mentions Canon 1098.
Sep
10
comment How do Catholics reconcile these verses about giving publicly and yet privately?
It's entirely possible that this question would be better placed on Hermeneutics.
Sep
9
comment An image of half a leg on a church wall?
They have a website. But I can't find such an image. I expect the passage underneath it explained what it was about.
Aug
24
comment What are the main differences between Anglicanism and Catholicism?
Re works/faith and the relationship to salvation (your point 2, and perhaps point 3): see this question
Aug
17
comment In modern times, what would happen to a Roman Catholic monk if he were to violate his monastic vows?
Just to be certain, you are asking specifically what the ecclesiastical penalties are for a religious breaking his vows?
Aug
14
comment Is Latin considered a more holy language in the Catholic church?
There may be a grain of truth in this, but Latin is certainly in current use. Not only is every Church document written in Latin (and then translated), it's even in use in modern, ephemeral media.