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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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Aug
17
comment The last days and what will happen after and before the Rapture
Since the rapture is a distortion of the biblical text... nothing. Nothing will happen around the rapture because the rapture won't happen.
Aug
17
comment Why did the Catholic church stop supporting Genesis creation?
I have difficulty expressing this opinion more charitably than "you've missed the point" as well as "you cannot be both Sedevacantist and Catholic".
Aug
13
answered Which type of Baptism is preferred in today Catholic Parishes?
Aug
13
comment How do Mormons interpret the warning in Revelation about adding to the book?
@KronoS Or you could ask the same question about omitting the Apocrypha.
Aug
11
revised Would Nicene Christians consider a Unitarian Baptism sufficient for entry into the Church?
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Aug
8
comment Do animals have free will?
I am pretty sure that
Aug
8
comment Would Nicene Christians consider a Unitarian Baptism sufficient for entry into the Church?
@AndreasBlass As an interesting follow up point: a number of years ago, the Church decided that Mormon baptisms are also insufficient and that all members of the Church of Mormon, who had not been baptized otherwise, will be baptized unconditionally.
Aug
7
comment Why is Jesus portrayed and remembered in a state of suffering?
I'm amused by that last sentence: you wrote it on August 6, the Feast of the Transfiguration!
Jul
24
comment What does it mean to be “born of water” in John 3:5?
@Steven I think the difficulty is that both water and spirit are requirements. Having the amniotic sack as a requirement is all but nonsensical. Further saying "born of water" mean "born of amniotic fluid" contradicts the most common use of "born of" in the Bible. A man is "born of" woman, which means he takes his life from her and grows from her, if Christ had meant the natural birthing process, it would have been clearer both grammatically and theologically to say, "one must be born of woman and spirit." But he said "water" not "woman" and that should make us pause.
Jul
18
comment When/why did the [N]RSV become a “Catholic” Bible instead of a “Protestant” Bible?
@JoelCoehoorn Yes, but there are [N]RSV's which include the Deuterocanon. The difference is that the books are labeled "Apocrypha" and placed as more-or-less an appendix to the Old Testament.
Jul
18
comment Is there any evidence for the claim that the Catholic church suppressed translation of Scripture?
All of your citations prove that Catholics were not supposed to be using editions which were not Church approved. That has nothing to do with the question at hand: whether Catholics were allowed to have translations at all. The fact of the matter is that they were not only allowed to have them, they were encouraged to read them!
Jul
18
comment Is there any evidence for the claim that the Catholic church suppressed translation of Scripture?
If you are correct in your interpretation, then the Douay Rheims Bible, published within 60 years of the end of Trent, would be excommunicable, but instead it held and imprimatur!
Jul
18
comment Is there any evidence for the claim that the Catholic church suppressed translation of Scripture?
@Waeshael The question actually has to do with the Catholic Church through all of history, and your statement specifically had to do with the Church between Trent and Vatican II. I cited one example which was between those two events which directly and immediately refutes your position.
Jul
18
comment Is there any evidence for the claim that the Catholic church suppressed translation of Scripture?
@Waeshael Since you are the one insisting that there is a document that shows the Catholic Church collectively forbid the translation of Bibles, it is incumbent upon you to provide a demonstration that one exists. It is not my responsibility to prove that none have ever existed.
Jul
17
comment Is there any evidence for the claim that the Catholic church suppressed translation of Scripture?
@Waeshael Tyndale was killed by agents of the King of England because he opposed the divorce.
Jul
17
answered Is there any evidence for the claim that the Catholic church suppressed translation of Scripture?
Jul
17
comment Is there any evidence for the claim that the Catholic church suppressed translation of Scripture?
As a proof that translation was acceptable and common, I submit the original, French Jerusalem Bible. That was completed in 1956 and was properly endorsed by a Church official.
Jul
17
comment Is there any evidence for the claim that the Catholic church suppressed translation of Scripture?
OK, first, even if the Council had said that (which it didn't, by the by), that was a legal norm, and as such that standard would have been abrogated by the Pio-Benedictine Canon Law.