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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.


Sep
11
comment Is impotence developed AFTER the marriage (and consummation) a ground for annulment in Catholic canon law?
Matt beat me, but I'll leave this here because this answer mentions Canon 1098.
Sep
10
comment How do Catholics reconcile these verses about giving publicly and yet privately?
It's entirely possible that this question would be better placed on Hermeneutics.
Sep
9
comment An image of half a leg on a church wall?
They have a website. But I can't find such an image. I expect the passage underneath it explained what it was about.
Aug
24
comment What are the main differences between Anglicanism and Catholicism?
Re works/faith and the relationship to salvation (your point 2, and perhaps point 3): see this question
Aug
17
comment In modern times, what would happen to a Roman Catholic monk if he were to violate his monastic vows?
Just to be certain, you are asking specifically what the ecclesiastical penalties are for a religious breaking his vows?
Aug
14
comment Is Latin considered a more holy language in the Catholic church?
There may be a grain of truth in this, but Latin is certainly in current use. Not only is every Church document written in Latin (and then translated), it's even in use in modern, ephemeral media.
Aug
14
comment For Catholics who object to Vatican II, what are the key issues?
FSSP - Priestly Fraternity of St Peter; SSPX - Society of St Pius X; SSPV - Society of St Pius V; CMRI - Religious Congregation of Mary Immaculate Queen; I don't know what NFP, BoD and BoB refer to.
Aug
10
comment Why did the Catholic Church change so radically after Vatican II in regards to the status of Jews?
"It's said that..." Given that this entire question is predicated on "it's said that...", it would be really helpful to know who said that or where it's stated.
Aug
3
comment In the Catholic Traditional Mass, what is Low Mass? What other Masses are there?
What research have you done already? Have you looked in the relevant editions of GIRM? What did you find?
Jul
27
comment Does the Catholic Church still stand behind Isaiah 14:21?
I think the verse should be read in the context of the whole chapter. It's referring to the King of Babylon (who may even be associated with the antichrist).
Jul
25
comment How are first-grade relics prepared?
Paragraph 237 of the linked Directory on Popular Piety and the Liturgy is actually relevant to the question and deserves to be quoted, although it doesn't go into the detail the question appears to want.
Jul
24
comment Did Mary have other children?
This answer is useful, but the two paragraphs right at the end seem out of place in discussing perpetual virginity (and more suitable for the Immaculate Conception and the Assumption).
Jul
24
comment Is the Catholic Church NOT against all birth control?
It should also be noted that Benedict XVI's comments were not in the context of asking about birth control.
Jul
4
comment How do Catholics and Eastern Orthodox justify their clergy praying with those big hats on their heads?
The danger with quoting the 1917 Code of Canon Law is the provision of Canon 6 §1 in the 1983 Code.
Jul
2
comment Why do high-church people call their personalized Bible study exercises “devotionals”?
A sacramental can be a noun in its own right, as well as an adjective.
Jul
1
comment How do Catholics and Eastern Orthodox justify their clergy praying with those big hats on their heads?
It does appear that the 1984 Caeremoniale Episcoporum is not available online. I'm not even certain it's been printed in English (although there is a French printed translation).
Jun
30
comment How do Catholics and Eastern Orthodox justify their clergy praying with those big hats on their heads?
I am confident that there are no occasions where mitres or birettas are worn to pray. Zucchetti tend to remain when other headgear is removed, but even they are taken off in the presence of the Blessed Sacrament.
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.