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Aug
19
comment If a husband wants to recommit to Catholicism but his wife does not want to convert, will they be considered to be adulterers?
@TianySlowriver I've added this additional data to the question.
Aug
19
comment If a husband wants to recommit to Catholicism but his wife does not want to convert, will they be considered to be adulterers?
@brasshat That's easily rectified (and I have!)
Aug
19
comment If a husband wants to recommit to Catholicism but his wife does not want to convert, will they be considered to be adulterers?
Do either of you have another divorced spouse still living? Or is this the first marriage for both of you?
Aug
1
comment What do Christians against state recognition of same-sex marriage think of the fourteenth amendment in US law?
@Manwe So the "correct" course of action is to provide the additional right by creating a new primary right like the UK's Civil Partnership [of blessed memory], rather than by redefining marriage.
Aug
1
comment What do Christians against state recognition of same-sex marriage think of the fourteenth amendment in US law?
@Red This is at least the second "skimmed" comment you have made. Please do people the courtesy of reading a comprehensive answer which they have taken the trouble to write.
Jul
31
comment Does the Catholic Church believe prostitution should be legalized?
Re second comment: Read CCC 2355 which I quoted. You could also try other paragraphs of the Catechism around there. Re first comment: I've no idea how the US picks its wars, and I'm not going to start trying to understand it. You asked about the position of the Church: its position is that prostitution is sinful.
Jul
23
comment Does the Catholic Church believe prostitution should be legalized?
Where does that quote come from? Quotes should be linked but must be explicitly cited in plain text (just in case the link disappears).
Jul
20
comment What is the origin among the Church of England of the Paschal Greeting?
The CofE adopted the Orthodox Easter greeting for its 1980 Alternative Services Book. Do you want references to the General Synod/Liturgical Commission discussions about its appearance? What are you actually asking here? (You already note that the Easter Greeting is an Orthodox thing.)
Jul
17
comment What did Pope Francis mean when he said “who am I to judge” homosexuals?
@Mr.Bultitude I know I've answered this question, but I can't find it in my answers in my profile. I think the question was deleted. Presumably my answer wasn't upvoted :-( Feel free to flag this comment for moderator attention; mods can search deleted things.
Jul
17
comment What did Pope Francis mean when he said “who am I to judge” homosexuals?
It has already been asked, because I'm sure I answered it.
Jul
15
comment Jesus as a sacrifice
@Megan That's rather the point. There are a number of rationales explaining the Atonement, but all have that Jesus took on responsibility for the sins of humanity and suffered the consequences (just as Ez 18 says he must). The Wikipedia article in that link and its linked detailed articles are a good start. This question is really too broad for a Stack Exchange answer: "If you can imagine a whole book..."
Jun
29
comment “Blessed Virgin” - not Saint?
I would say the most common Catholic title, at least in England & Wales, is "Our Lady" but it is true that it's Anglican churches which are dedicated to "Saint Mary the Virgin" rather than Catholic ones. They tend to be "Our Lady of Ransom; Our Lady Star of the Sea; Our Lady Help of Christians" etc.
Jun
14
comment Is there a concise eschatology in the Catholic Church?
The answer, as with all such questions, lies in the Catechism. Start at para 673 but there's also 1038-1041. Unfortunately, not much in the Catechism is concise!
Jun
8
comment What must we do if the vast majority of the members of the Catholic Church here on earth profess heresy and are thus excommunicate?
While the tags are fine, in my opinion, what does "the Church" refer to? I suspect it's the Catholic Church, and I suspect it's asked from a sedevacantist viewpoint (We may need a tag for that). As being in communion with the Pope is the definition of a Catholic, by definition the Pope cannot profess heresy. That means a heretic Pope is in the Catholic Church, and everyone else is not. In that case, presumably one wouldn't worry about being excommunicate!
May
27
comment Why are Protestants from the Church of England allowed to divorce?
This official position of the Church of England is that it has no control over divorce. It allows clergy the freedom not to marry divorcees. There is no annulment process within the Church of England, but it also allows the freedom to accept that marriages may come to an end.
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?