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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.


Feb
8
comment Why do high-church people call their personalized Bible study exercises “devotionals”?
Of course there's no barrier. The veil of the Temple was torn in two. Priests and the saints are all part of the Body of Christ, the Church. But I think this is beside the point of this particular question.
Feb
8
comment Why do high-church people call their personalized Bible study exercises “devotionals”?
To say there is always a priest or a saint between the laity and God is also a false premise, I'm afraid. However, there is an answer to the question. Hang on a bit...
Feb
8
comment Why do high-church people call their personalized Bible study exercises “devotionals”?
Do they? I don't think it's something I've ever come across. You learn something every day!
Feb
5
comment How did Adam and Eve sin when they lacked a sinful nature?
There's no timeline for the creation of Satan: Lucifer fell from heaven, but that could have happened to place him in the Garden. And poison could have been introduced with the Fall (as the thorns were). The Bible is silent. It's far less silent on Man's initial sinlessness.
Feb
4
comment Was God punishing Jesus by forcing him to swim for 9 months in the unholy liquid (as deemed by God's laws) of Mary's uterus?
God did what he did; speculation is pointless. Although Mary could not have said "Yes" if there was no pregnancy for her to agree to. Perhaps, too, it's the beginning of the New Covenant and the end of the Old Law: Do not call unclean what I have called clean.
Feb
4
comment How did Adam and Eve sin when they lacked a sinful nature?
I don't believe I have to. The Church interprets Scripture, and it has interpreted "the image of God" and "very good" to mean just that. It appears you don't like that interpretation, although even a plain reading of those words (a la "Sola Scriptura") cannot yield anything different.
Feb
4
comment How did Adam and Eve sin when they lacked a sinful nature?
It seems you have already formed your opinion. The Catholic position differs. (Answer updated)
Feb
3
comment How do Roman Catholics and Orthodox Christians evangelize?
Almost certainly. It also works in the circumstances I've described.
Feb
3
comment How do Roman Catholics and Orthodox Christians evangelize?
Everybody is a missionary. If you're not called to be sent to foreign lands (which does happen), you do your bit where you are, which may simply be to let Jesus shine in your own life [all the while expecting to be asked the "Why are you like that?" question].
Jan
28
comment What is the “Leviathan” mentioned in Job?
I'm not sure this is apologetics. Might be better suited to Hermeneutics.
Jan
27
comment What time is the “sixth hour” in John 4?
NIV takes the sixth hour to be the sixth hour after sunrise; Halley takes it as the sixth after midday. Lancon says it's the sixth hour after sunset (around midnight, I suppose). Which seems the most likely? Bear in mind that there are other time references, for example Jesus died at the ninth hour, when it was still light: this is generally taken to be around 3pm.
Jan
24
comment What was Jesus' soul?
@Mr.Bultitude His human body was formed in a human way (in a womb) and received its soul similarly; but the body was also fully divine (he was the Incarnate Word), and the soul was fully divine too. Both body and soul must have two natures, or the Word died with the body, which cannot have happened.
Jan
23
comment What is the breath of life spoken of in Genesis 2:7?
Would this not be better asked on Hermeneutics?
Jan
23
comment What was Jesus' soul?
Fortunately, we're talking theology not biology. Compendium of the Catechism, question 90: "The Son of God assumed a body animated by a rational human soul."
Jan
23
comment Fish on good Friday
Closely related, perhaps to the point of being a duplicate: Why was eating meat on Fridays forbidden in the Catholic Church for so many years?
Jan
21
comment What are the rules for inheritance for women?
@KevinNelson No, that's not what Canon Law is.
Jan
20
comment What are the rules for inheritance for women?
There is Canon Law about inheritances, but not in the Creeds.
Jan
20
comment What are the rules for inheritance for women?
The Catholic Creed is the same as any other (notwithstanding the filioque controversy). Could you be more specific?
Jan
20
comment Does Catholic doctrine teach that the Incarnation would have taken place regardless of Adam's decision?
This doesn't answer the question asked (which was specifically about Catholic doctrine); and to say Adam was God Incarnate is probably blasphemous: "Let us make Man in our image", not "Let us make us as Man".
Jan
17
comment Is the Summa Theologia infallible to Catholics or not?
Just a note: Magisterium is an abstract noun, meaning the whole of the teaching authority of the Church. It's continuous, the Magisterium: there are not more than one. (You can't have "some Magisterium or other")