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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?
Aug
23
comment Does Christianity allow Christians to celebrate other holidays?
@JürgenA.Erhard Since the Church is the Body of Christ, isn't "putting the Church first" putting the Body of Christ first?
Aug
21
comment Why can't Catholicism just drop its Marian devotion?
The claim that the Rosary was given to Dominic is a myth, and a badly supported one.
Aug
21
comment Did Jesus spend time in Hell between the crucifixion and resurrection?
This is not an answer from Catholic dogma. There are many who take "descendit ad inferos" to actually mean Hell, not "A hell", but "the Hell" as in Gehenna.
Aug
21
comment Are there any Christian denominations that don't believe Jesus is the only way to salvation?
The doctrine of Invincible Ignorance predates VAII by 400 years (at least).
Aug
21
comment Why did the Catholic church stop supporting Genesis creation?
@apocalypse_info_click_here It's a play on the quote "You cannot be pro-choice and Catholic". As to "Based on Pagan", again, you've very clearly and obviously missed the point. English is based in part on Latin, that does not mean that it is Latin.
Aug
17
comment How is the Catholic interpretation of the Woman of the Apocalypse as being Mary reconciled with the dogma of perpetual virginity?
It might be better if you cite the Catechism of Trent on that final point instead of CAF.
Aug
17
revised How is the Catholic interpretation of the Woman of the Apocalypse as being Mary reconciled with the dogma of perpetual virginity?
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