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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.
Sep
30
comment How do classic Trinitarians answer the implications of Revelation 1:1?
I'm afraid that I don't really see something which needs answering here. If we take this as Christ is given that gift eternally (just as he is eternally begotten), then the question answers itself.
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.
Sep
12
comment When did female missionaries appear after the Reformation?
@Mike You do realize that not all women religious are cloistered, right?
Sep
11
comment What does it mean to be “born of water” in John 3:5?
@Steven Even if my criticism is misplaced (and that discussion is another topic (because there are other doctrines which start coming in to play)), that does not change the fact that equating the amniotic sack with this water presents more difficulties than it solves.
Sep
11
comment Can or should a consecrated Host be adored by way of a live Eucharistic televised broadcast?
@Anonymous No, you don't have to read the Catechism, it is beneficial but it isn't even intended for use by the laity. The preface basically states that it is a quick reference for theologians and clergymen.
Sep
10
comment Justification of perpetual virginity of Mother Mary
A sad world we live in when marital intimacy can only be accomplished through sex.
Sep
10
comment Can or should a consecrated Host be adored by way of a live Eucharistic televised broadcast?
@Anonymous That's standard notation for looking up things in the Code of Canon Law (sometimes shortened to CIC# 1247). And if you see CCC#, that means "Catechism of the Catholic Church", and the number is the "paragraph" number. (Sometimes the paragraphs are just single sentences)
Sep
7
answered Can or should a consecrated Host be adored by way of a live Eucharistic televised broadcast?
Aug
27
answered If one's entry into the church is solemnized by baptism, then how does one leave the church?
Aug
26
answered HOW good will our joy be when we reach the ressurection? Infinite, transfinite or finite?