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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.


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.
Jun
11
comment What is the relation between Christianity and Islam
+1. But Christians believe there is only one God, too. Should the first line have "only one God" replaced with "God is One"?
Jun
11
comment Why do Orthodox Christians baptize infants?
A now-deleted answer to another question posited that the Greek verb transliterated as baptize should be translated as immerse — that is, baptism and immersion are exactly synonymous.
Jun
8
comment Are the people involved in killing Jesus innocent
Hugely related: If God controls our decisions does this mean we don't have free will?
Jun
6
comment Can people come back from Heaven or Hell?
@Jonathan Don't add that sort of justification in comments. Add it directly to the question: "I've seen [this question] and [this question] but they don't answer my question because they address ... but I'm actually interested in ..." Comments are ephemeral, so you need to address any objections in the question, and your edit should be integral to the question, not tacked on as a footnote.
Jun
4
comment Why are most Christian beliefs match with the spiritual practices of the Ancient Egypt?
I haven't seen the film, but the question appears to refer to the Jesus-is-Osiris idea which Acharya S describes. However, the question needs to be self-contained and include all the information necessary to answer it: we should not need to see the film, find the National Geographic article or read Acharya S's blog.
May
31
comment Can a Catholic priest conduct a Catholic baptism upon the request of non-Catholic parents, assuming that they will raise the child Catholic?
Actually, having done the research since making that comment asking for clarification, it appears the distinction is not important at all.
May
31
comment Can a Catholic priest conduct a Catholic baptism upon the request of non-Catholic parents, assuming that they will raise the child Catholic?
Do you mean non-Catholic, or do you actually mean non-Christian (eg atheist)? The distinction is important, and the question is not clear.
May
28
comment How was Moses able to speak to over 600,000 people at once?
Yes: it simply says "said to the whole community"; there is no detail about how that was achieved. Actually, it probably doesn't matter how it was accomplished, which is why it's not specifically mentioned. As it's not specifically mentioned, @user129107's method of delegated word-of-mouth seems reasonable. What is important is that the message reached the whole community.
May
26
comment why not directly confess our sins to God?
Probably a duplicate: How do Catholics justify confessing to a priest?