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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 Does the Catholic Church still stand behind Isaiah 14:21?
I think the verse should be read in the context of the whole chapter. It's referring to the King of Babylon (who may even be associated with the antichrist).
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comment Are there any scientifically verified faith healers?
This question appears to be off-topic because it is not about Christian doctrine.
Jul
25
comment How are first-grade relics prepared?
Paragraph 237 of the linked Directory on Popular Piety and the Liturgy is actually relevant to the question and deserves to be quoted, although it doesn't go into the detail the question appears to want.
Jul
24
comment Did Mary have other children?
This answer is useful, but the two paragraphs right at the end seem out of place in discussing perpetual virginity (and more suitable for the Immaculate Conception and the Assumption).
Jul
24
comment Is the Catholic Church NOT against all birth control?
It should also be noted that Benedict XVI's comments were not in the context of asking about birth control.
Jul
4
comment How do Catholics and Eastern Orthodox justify their clergy praying with those big hats on their heads?
The danger with quoting the 1917 Code of Canon Law is the provision of Canon 6 §1 in the 1983 Code.
Jul
2
comment Why do high-church people call their personalized Bible study exercises “devotionals”?
A sacramental can be a noun in its own right, as well as an adjective.
Jul
1
comment How do Catholics and Eastern Orthodox justify their clergy praying with those big hats on their heads?
It does appear that the 1984 Caeremoniale Episcoporum is not available online. I'm not even certain it's been printed in English (although there is a French printed translation).
Jun
30
comment How do Catholics and Eastern Orthodox justify their clergy praying with those big hats on their heads?
I am confident that there are no occasions where mitres or birettas are worn to pray. Zucchetti tend to remain when other headgear is removed, but even they are taken off in the presence of the Blessed Sacrament.
Jun
30
comment How do Catholics and Eastern Orthodox justify their clergy praying with those big hats on their heads?
@bruisedreed In the Catholic Church, mitres are removed to pray.
Jun
27
comment Do Catholic priests have to report child abuse confessed in secret?
@fredsbend Fixed grille, easy: Canon 964. Unconventional confession, less easy, but Canon 964 could be brought to bear there too. Canon 986 allows the setting of a particular time and place for confessions to be heard.
Jun
25
comment Why did Paul go to Arabia?
It's possible that Paul was using Arabia simply to mean "a land of Arabs" as opposed to Jewish people, rather than what we now call Arabia/Saudi Arabia/the Arabian Peninsula. I'm not sure how to verify how the word Arabia was used in the first century though.
Jun
23
comment What is the Catholic point of view towards animals?
The seventh commandment, Respect for the Integrity of Creation. See paragraphs 2416-2418 [as Mawia quoted] at vatican.va/archive/ENG0015/__P8B.HTM, which gives some references in addition to Mawia's.
Jun
22
comment Can ministers of other denominations marry people in a Catholic church?
And are both, one or neither of the couple Catholic? (I'm looking up the rules at the moment; this might be relevant)
Jun
21
comment What happens if someone spills the wine during the Eucharist?
Reference: GIRM 1969: see paragraph 239.
Jun
20
comment Catholic Communion under One Kind
Hmm. The Ordinariates' own rite is a strange beast, but that practice is not normative.
Jun
20
comment Catholic Communion under One Kind
In the Ordinariates, we are strongly encouraged to receive kneeling, in the hand, and in both kinds. (But +1 anyway, as well as to Matt)
Jun
20
comment Catholic Communion under One Kind
The 1969 Institutio Generalis (pdf) lays down specific instructions for it. It may only have happened in the Western Rite.
Jun
20
comment Catholic Communion under One Kind
Communion in both kinds was introduced in 1969 with the Novus Ordo. The Traditional Latin Mass still retains communion only in one kind, but I don't believe it's as common as in both.
Jun
18
comment Once a Catholic always a Catholic?
This is almost identical to Canon 1364 in the 1983 Code.