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Catholic.... Born, raised and still practicing.


Mar
20
revised Why is the Old Testament included in the bible if we are no longer under those old laws?
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Mar
20
awarded  Yearling
Mar
20
answered In which Christian group is “prosperity theology” derogatory?
Mar
20
answered Why is the Old Testament included in the bible if we are no longer under those old laws?
Mar
7
awarded  Critic
Feb
27
answered What is the importance of reading Bible personally in Catholicism?
Feb
27
answered What is the purpose of attending the mass and going to Confession?
Oct
8
answered Can a Catholic ask for protection from a priest in case his/her spouse has filed a no-fault divorce?
Mar
29
comment What is a Christian's justification for a legal prohibition of homosexual marriage?
@Marc Gravell - Yes it is part of the definition of marriage, at least from a Christian/Catholic perspective. For example, please read vatican.va/archive/ccc_css/archive/catechism/p2s2c3a7.htm
Mar
29
comment What is a Christian's justification for a legal prohibition of homosexual marriage?
@Marc Gravell, marriage is at the very heart of the matter. Marriage is intended to give a stable place for procreation and raising of children/families. Gay couples by definition cannot pro create without 3rd party help and it is very debatable as to whether they provide a better environment for raising children. Opposite sex marriage is ordered towards children, regardless of whether the couple has them or not.
Mar
28
comment What is a Christian's justification for a legal prohibition of homosexual marriage?
@Marc Gravell - I would add that many of those things you list are because marriage is generally ordered towards pro-creation and the raising of children. A healthy society needs to replenish itself, so it gives special perks to relationships that can produce offspring, in theory anyways.
Feb
8
revised Why do Catholics believe that it is a priest's blessing that transforms the elements into the body and blood of Christ?
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Feb
8
answered Why do Catholics believe that it is a priest's blessing that transforms the elements into the body and blood of Christ?
Feb
8
awarded  Supporter
Jan
29
answered Does the priest have the power to forgive sins?
Jan
29
awarded  Revival
Jan
29
revised Is there any connection between minimum age for marriage in Catholic Church and tradition about Mary's age at Annunciation?
Added paragraph about marriage in Western cultures
Jan
29
comment Is confessing to a priest the only way to be forgiven?
I disagree here. There is plenty of Biblical evidence one can find for the practice of Confession.
Jan
29
answered Is confessing to a priest the only way to be forgiven?
Jan
29
answered Why did Jesus not want to be known as the Messiah?