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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
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?
May
25
comment Is salvation acheived by faith alone, or does it in fact require some works?
Perhaps surprisingly related: Is Catholicism a "works" denomination?
May
24
comment Why does Catholic Church (and possibly some other denominations) approve natural family planning and condemn different kinds of contraception?
Are you asking for Catholic teaching to be explained, or for something else?
May
24
comment According to Catholic doctrine, would a cloned human being have a soul?
There are a number of published documents on cloning, but I don't believe any of them touch on the possession of a soul. I've detailed the position on IVF already, and the default position there is that the life created does have a soul worth saving. But the method of creating that life is not justified.
May
23
comment Do the Catholic Church ex cathedra pronouncements about necessity of Catholicism to be saved still apply?
I think Gregory was asking about your analysis of Francis' statements. Whether that's the case or not, I'd be interested in that (I think you're right; I need proof you're right!)
May
23
comment Do the Catholic Church ex cathedra pronouncements about necessity of Catholicism to be saved still apply?
Yes: @DJC is correct. The statements were made before the Reformation, but after the Great Schism. The "Catholic Church" includes the Orthodox, and there were no Protestants to worry about.
May
23
comment Does the Holy Spirit's procession from the Father and Son infringe on the co-equality of the Trinity?
Well if the PCPCU's document The Father as the Source of the whole Trinity is the official teaching, I don't see a problem. Everything was lost in translation from Greek into Latin and back again, fuelled by poor communications in the Dark Ages. Oops.
May
23
comment What is omitted from the current Western, Catholic Psalter?
So it's the Liturgy of the Hours as published in the US in July 1999 (it may be subtly different in other territories). Perhaps you could include an example along the lines of "Terce on the Wednesday of Week 23 uses Psalm 136/137 but only the first six verses, as I quote here..." because that will show exactly what's happening and make further research easier as it will also show exactly which version of the psalter is being used.
May
22
comment Who is the comforter?
Perhaps you would like to edit your question so that all of it is coherently in one place? [Note also Acts 2:1-4]
May
22
comment Who is the comforter?
It seems to me that the quote answers the question.
May
22
comment When & where did the word “Christian” originate?
@Matt Perhaps you could edit that into your question. Currently it makes a false assertion anyway.