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Oct
16
comment Is it possible to be a good Christian and be psychic at the same time?
If I remember my hagiography correctly, there are at least a few accounts of Saints performing miracles which fit into a quasi-telekinesis type of thing, but not substantially more than, say, performing a healing.
Oct
12
answered Do any denominations object to writing/ saying “the god” instead of “God”?
Oct
11
comment At what age and how do young Catholics know or be notified that they have committed a mortal sin or a venial sin?
@Anonymous You cannot confess to a sin you did not commit. If you intended to sin in the future, you should not do that. If you intended to sin but failed, then that intention itself was sinful and should be confessed. I cannot comment on gravity.
Oct
11
answered At what age and how do young Catholics know or be notified that they have committed a mortal sin or a venial sin?
Oct
8
comment Was Onan really struck dead by God for masturbating?
@warren That is the Catholic, Orthodox, Oriental, and high-church Anglican perspective. Since we're playing a game of numbers, that qualifies to over 75% of Christianity.
Oct
5
revised How many kinds of Catholics are there?
added 44 characters in body
Oct
5
comment Was Onan really struck dead by God for masturbating?
@warren No, I would say that your "only" is misplaced.
Oct
2
comment Was Onan really struck dead by God for masturbating?
@warren That, perhaps, might be a new question, but you will not find unanimous agreement with your interpretation.
Oct
2
revised What are the steps to become Confirmed in the Catholic church?
Removed faulty (and unneeded) first sentence.
Oct
2
comment What are the steps to become Confirmed in the Catholic church?
This statement is false: you go through confirmation to become an adult member of the church. Confirmation has absolutely nothing to do with becoming an adult. When you go through confirmation you become a full member of the Church. If you are a child when you are confirmed, then you will still be a child.
Sep
30
comment How do classic Trinitarians answer the implications of Revelation 1:1?
But that's the point. Your question is, "if we assume that trinity is false, then we reach this conclusion, what do you have to say?" The answer is, "if you assume the trinity, then the answer presents itself."
Sep
30
answered How do classic Trinitarians answer the implications of Revelation 1:1?
Sep
24
comment Can theological trends explain reasons for male / female divide in (US) worship?
@Anonymous Believe it or not, that is probably true
Sep
24
comment Did the pope choose sides between the Allies and the Axis in World War 2?
@ryan Your numbers are off. At a minimum, over 700,000 survived, because they were rescued by the Pope.
Sep
24
comment Can a Catholic ask for protection from a priest in case his/her spouse has filed a no-fault divorce?
@Anonymous It is one thing that would be a guaranteed annulment. Another might be "had not taken psychiatric medication for the past week" or "Had a gun to my back." None of those are free consent, a requirement for a valid marriage.
Sep
17
answered Can a Catholic ask for protection from a priest in case his/her spouse has filed a no-fault divorce?
Sep
14
comment When did female missionaries appear after the Reformation?
@Mike When I think of a woman going toe to toe with the devil (or a man, for that matter), I don't think of her serving the poor, the sick, and aged. I see her taking up her habit and her rosary and walking into the desert. This isn't to say that there is not a need for Martha (I would we had more of her than we do), but that the sword of Mary is just sharper.
Sep
14
comment When did female missionaries appear after the Reformation?
"Martha, Martha, you are anxious and troubled about many things; one thing is needful. Mary has chosen the good portion, which shall not be taken away from her."
Sep
13
comment When did female missionaries appear after the Reformation?
@CharlesAlsobrook And to address the point of "never seeing the world again", well, those sisters are arguably more important than the ones who do direct mission work. At least, that's what Dominic thought (the cloistered OP's are an older order than the male OP's), and it is probably what JPII thought (he made Therese the patroness of the missions)
Sep
13
comment When did female missionaries appear after the Reformation?
@CharlesAlsobrook I was surprised that Mike didn't know that though: he's been actively participating in this board for some time, and he has a high reputation. I'd've thought he'd've seen that point already.