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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.


May
18
comment Do Catholics officially recognize Protestants as Christians?
However, even when explaining the Catechism(s), bear in mind that this question asks only about non-Catholic Christians. The position of Muslims is not relevant here (although there may be other questions where it is).
May
17
comment Do Catholics officially recognize Protestants as Christians?
838 isn't a problem, is it, really? And 841-844 specifically deal with non-Christians (including Muslims), which is not what this question is about: this question is about non-Catholic Christians.
May
16
comment Do Catholics officially recognize Protestants as Christians?
This answer ignores the positive statements in CCC 818 and 1271. It may also misconstrue what is meant by "The plan of salvation" as what that plan actually entails is not spelled out.
May
4
comment Can a Catholic married to an Orthodox in an Orthodox church re-celebrate her wedding in a Catholic church?
Uh-oh. The Vatican's online site is out of date, I think. The words "and has not defected from it by a formal act (nec actu formali ab ea defecerit) were omitted from Canons 1086.1, 1117 and 1124 by the Motu Proprio Omnium in Mentem of 26 October 2010. And there I was thinking it was authoritative. (It doesn't change this answer because defection is irrelevant in this case.)
Apr
25
comment Automatic Excommunication
I've now made this a more obvious Catholic doctrine question and less a pastoral advice question. Latae sententiae excommunication is remissible and Wikipedia has an article.
Apr
25
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.
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.