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Jul
25
revised How is offering X Hail Marys not considered vain repetition?
added NABRE translation of Matt. 6:7
Jul
25
answered How is offering X Hail Marys not considered vain repetition?
Jul
25
comment Is the Catholic Church NOT against all birth control?
@apocalypse_info_click_here So, even mutual continence is condemned?
Jul
25
comment Does the Holy Spirit's procession from the Father and Son infringe on the co-equality of the Trinity?
@CharlesAlsobrook: Thanks. Who wrote that?
Jul
22
answered Why eat when there was no death?
Jul
20
comment What is the Catholic Church's view of Anne Catherine Emmerich - can her visions and prophecies be trusted?
@apocalypse_info_click_here: Who says?
Jul
19
comment What is the Catholic Church's view of Anne Catherine Emmerich - can her visions and prophecies be trusted?
The pagans before Christ were definitely invincibly ignorant, so there is a chance at least some of them could be saved.
Jul
17
answered What's the reasoning behind sacramental architecture?
Jul
13
comment Does the Pope have the authority to baptize aliens (martians)?
@FMShyanguya: (1) Yes, if in a case of necessity, a man and woman are both present, the man has priority for baptizing. (2) Yes. (3) Monster is a medical term meaning "a fetus, neonate, or individual with a gross congenital malformation, usually of a degree incompatible with life." (OED).
Jul
11
comment Does the Pope have the authority to baptize aliens (martians)?
@FMShyanguya Of of course; theology will never end, except in heaven. (And even that's debatable. ☺)
Jul
11
comment What are the stipulations for a mixed marriage to be valid in the Catholic Church?
@BenCrowell Godparents just need to be someone present at the baptism; that's it. I've seen a baptism with one "real" godparent and another parishioner volunteering to be a second one.
Jul
11
comment What are the stipulations for a mixed marriage to be valid in the Catholic Church?
@BenCrowell Also, usually godparents are selected to be someone physically and spiritually close to the child; however, the purpose of godparents is not so much the religious instruction of the child (this is primarily the parents' responsibility, which they can delegate to others like priests, godparents, school teachers, etc., if they need help) as it is shows the child—whose parents are making the decision to baptize without the child's ability to consent—is being raised in a Catholic milieu.
Jul
11
comment What are the stipulations for a mixed marriage to be valid in the Catholic Church?
@BenCrowell Yes, unfortunately this sort of run-around sometimes happens.
Jul
11
comment Does the Pope have the authority to baptize aliens (martians)?
@FMShyanguya: If they do not derive from Adam, there is doubt they even need baptism. If they do derive from him, they need baptism. See this article, which explains all this better than I can in the limited amount of space here.
Jul
11
comment Do Catholic priests have to report child abuse confessed in secret?
Here's a relevant news story: catholicsun.org/2014/07/09/…
Jul
11
comment Does the Pope have the authority to baptize aliens (martians)?
@FMShyanguya: Human just means an intelligent, embodied being. Intelligence, actually or potentially, is a precondition to be baptized because only embodied creatures with freewill and intelligence can sin, are born with original sin Adam passed on to us, and need grace. All humans derive from Adam, since polygenism is a heresy.
Jul
4
comment How do Catholics and Eastern Orthodox justify their clergy praying with those big hats on their heads?
Yes, the '83 Code is silent on the matter.
Jul
4
answered How do Catholics and Eastern Orthodox justify their clergy praying with those big hats on their heads?
Jul
4
comment What makes a confession sacramental?
@MattGutting: That pertains to licity, not validity. A suspended or excommunicated priest can give a valid (but illicit) confession, even if the penitent is not in immediate danger of death or there is not another grave reason (e.g., the ordinary being a heretic or refusing to grant the priest faculties for an illegitimate reason, etc.), but, in the absence of these exceptions, he certainly commits at least a sin of disobedience in doing so. (cf. this.)
Jul
4
comment What makes a confession sacramental?
That "you were given absolution for your sins" and a few other points you list pertaining to the matter of confession (sins, contrition, seeking satisfaction, etc.) are the essentials for a valid confession.