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Nov
17
comment How do Catholics explain the stance of Pope Paul VI on contraception?
@RadzMatthewCoBrown Free from doctrinal and moral errors. The text at the page is not the text of Humanae vitae (and, to be fair, doesn't represent itself as such: but neither should anyone else represent it as the text).
Nov
16
comment According to Catholic doctrine, is every woman that has an abortion automatically going to hell?
Your comment about an episcopal absolution/restitution is correct. But see Can. 1357#2: the priestly confessor may make application to the bishop.
Nov
16
comment How do Roman Catholics reconcile the apocalyptic sayings of Jesus with his not having returned?
If you want to mention Paul, you should do so in another question (as it was removed from this one).
Nov
16
comment How do Catholics explain the stance of Pope Paul VI on contraception?
The official text of Humanae Vitae doesn't include the quoted sentence.
Nov
16
comment According to the Catholic Church, why did Jesus co-relate end of the world and passing of the generation of His time?
Catholic version of existing question: How do Roman Catholics reconcile the apocalyptic sayings of Jesus. This is a duplicate.
Nov
16
comment Why didn't the universe fall apart when Jesus died?
Related, if not actually the answer: Was the Trinity still the Trinity when Jesus died? — "His body died, but his soul — with its divine nature as well as human — continued its existence. The Word did not die."
Nov
14
comment Why are there so many First Congregational Churches in the US?
There still exist a few Church of England churches built by the Puritans in England which do not have a patron saint, but are merely (for one example) "Plaxtol Parish Church".
Nov
5
comment Which, in Catholic belief, is the higher form of prayer - the Lord's Prayer/Our Father, or the Eucharist?
@KorvinStarmast Thanks. I think your last summary bullet point nails it, actually. +1 as promised.
Nov
4
comment Which, in Catholic belief, is the higher form of prayer - the Lord's Prayer/Our Father, or the Eucharist?
With all due respect, I did write "apparent contradiction". To elevate that into a real contradiction and then attribute that to me is over-egging things. (That's not to say that this answer does not explain the apparent contradiction, however. But you'll get my +1 if references to me are toned down a bit. Please.)
Nov
3
comment Is Christmas not a christian festival
Has it not occurred to you that the assertion of October may be wrong? Anyway, an official birthday is not that unusual.
Nov
1
comment I am a free will baptist ordained minister, and I want to join a baptist church, do I need to be ordained again?
@Norman You may need to add "in order to serve as a minister" to the end of your question, if that is what you meant.
Oct
16
comment Has a Pope ever encouraged separated or civilly-divorced spouses to strive toward reunion?
It's interesting that Familiaris Consortio 83, on which CCC1649 is based, is a lot less dogmatic on reconciliation.
Oct
6
comment Significance of different colored vestments worn by Catholic clergy
On this side of the Atlantic, white is only used for the funerals of children (as the colour of purity). Purple is generally used, and I've been to one black requiem. When priests die, they are vested in black for burial.
Oct
6
comment Significance of different colored vestments worn by Catholic clergy
Related: Purple in Lent | Colours in general
Oct
2
comment If Jesus is God the Father, did God the father die on the cross when Jesus died?
I believe this question is [now] asking about the heresy of Patripassionism. There are a couple of questions on that, both of which are relevant.
Oct
2
comment Purgatory - is it a place or state?
@Nathaniel CCC 1030-1032; 1472. user20202, you may want to add these references into your answer as corroboration.
Sep
30
comment What's Moses up to nowadays?
Deuteronomy 34:6 would indicate that his body was not assumed into heaven like the others (and that's not apocryphal or deutero-canonical).
Sep
28
comment What is the Catholic teaching on oral sex and impotence?
Ah, right. So oral sex as foreplay is ok. Probably. However, the question specifically excludes the normal result of foreplay.
Sep
28
comment What is the Catholic teaching on oral sex and impotence?
@Jecko You might think so, but the Catechism is explicit, as I quoted. It's possible that lack of ejaculation might extenuate moral culpability, but it doesn't extinguish it.
Sep
27
comment What is the origin of the idea that the baby Jesus did not cry?
Sorry, what has Heb 4:15 to do with the question of whether Jesus cried as an infant? Could it be interpreted (even figuratively) as saying sin=crying and since he did not sin he did not cry? I don't see the relevance of that quote if that is not what it's being adduced to say.