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Apr
29
comment Catholic position about non-truthfully conversion to islam
The 1917 quote here appears as something similar in the 1983 Code at 1124–5, which actually requires the permission of the Ordinary for such a marriage. Given the apparent danger of Jones actually defecting from the faith, I'd guess permission would not be forthcoming.
Apr
25
comment Why does my 130 yr old KJV bible include 14 books that are not found in the modern KJV bible?
KJV is still published with the Apocrypha, as well as without it; and the deuterocanonical books are available separately too.
Apr
21
comment Historically what percentage of the Catholic Church's liturgical function was done in Latin?
Ch 8 of Sess 22 of the Council of Trent has something to say on this. But that was post- and counter-Reformation, and may reflect a clamping-down on pre-Reformation practice as well. Trent allowed sermons to be in the vernacular, but I believe everything else (including Bible readings during Mass) was in Latin.
Apr
17
comment How does the Catholic Church justify discouraging romantic freedoms of homosexuals?
@Kris I think you'll find that towards the end of my answer, but I suppose it does no harm to state it baldly.
Mar
31
comment Baptism of grandchildren
However, despite being irregular or even illicit, the baptism is likely to be valid as the matter, form and intention were correct, so the children's parish priest should be informed in order that it can be properly recorded.
Mar
31
comment Baptism of grandchildren
I suppose that while the children are in the grandparents' care, it could be held that they are in loco parentis at that time and point 1 is satisfied. However, if the parents are not practising then point 2 is doubtful.
Mar
24
comment Why is foot washing so uncommon nowadays
Are you referring to the Maundy Thursday ceremonies practised in most of Christendom (because most of Christendom is Roman Catholic and Anglican), or to a general foot-washing? I'm sure there's a cultural thing here: it's genuinely useful in hot climates, but less so in cold weather.
Mar
20
comment Is it acceptable to repeatedly pray for the same thing?
Parable of the Insistent Widow: Luke 18:1-8
Mar
16
comment Is Catholicism a “works” denomination?
Well, well, a downvote ("not useful") presumably because the Catechism does not present the Catholic Church's view of the Church's doctrine.
Feb
26
comment Did the Annunciation and Good Friday coincide?
No, other than there may be a corollary in Corpus Christi and Maundy Thursday. And Good Friday and Holy Cross Day. Certainly the Council of Whitby fixed Easter Day as a Sunday.
Feb
26
comment Did the Annunciation and Good Friday coincide?
If a celebration on 27 March is "unlikely", why is it listed as a Principal Double?
Feb
8
comment Does the Roman Catholic church recognize LDS baptisms?
Related question and answer
Feb
6
comment According to the Roman Catholic church, who can baptize a new believer?
All of this is covered in Canon Law, to which reference should be made (Canons 849-878). CIC covers who may baptize, in what circumstances, what sponsors are required (if any), and how the baptism is to be recorded.
Jan
31
comment Is there a term for a marriage between a Catholic and a Protestant?
Well, no; the Orthodox are not Protestant [back to my original comment] but everything which stems from the Reformation is. Perhaps the UK is slightly odd in that we have non-conformists as well, which include Catholics.
Jan
31
comment What Popes have resigned in the past?
@Ken Actually he did: he used the word renuntiare, and renounced the ministry of the Bishop of Rome, Successor of Peter, which is the papacy. Latin original text | English translation
Jan
30
comment Is there a term for a marriage between a Catholic and a Protestant?
Well, with the possible exception of the Orthodox, a non-Catholic Christian is Protestant, rather by definition.
Jan
29
comment What are the current views of the Catholic Church on the right to secession?
It would appear that the official document is Gaudium et Spes (one of the output of Vatican II).
Jan
28
comment What is the origin of the “in sæcula sæculorum” of the «Gloria Patri» being translated as “world without end”?
It probably was, since that was the first prayer book in English.
Jan
27
comment Remit of Defender of the Bond in Catholic declaration of nullity investigations
@MattGutting I'm not sure what the role of the Promoter of Justice is; Canon 1430 says he acts "for the public good" -- I wouldn't say that that means he acts for the applicant, nor necessarily to explain how best to interpret the applicant's evidence for nullity. The question is whether the Defender of the Bond can do that; I don't believe he can, Canon 1436 notwithstanding.
Jan
20
comment Can Bishops give dispensations from certain marriage vows?
Intriguing question. CCC 2370 is relevant (what is "total reciprocal self-giving" in such a case?) and CIC 14 re dispensation. I believe the question needs a canon lawyer with experience in dispensations.