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Oct
18
comment How do Catholics and Eastern Orthodox justify their clergy praying with those big hats on their heads?
I agree that the 1983 Code of Canon law does not mention head coverings at all. But the reference to the 1917 code shows a long-standing custom which protects a certain value: removing men's head-coverings during prayer. Assuming no change to the value, it is reasonable to expect the value to remain --- even if the new laws do not specifically demand it --- unless there is evidence to the contrary.
Oct
18
comment According to Calvinism, why does God give mercy to some and not to others?
Has anyone ever encountered a Calvinist who was convinced he was one of the damned (non-elect)? Logically, such people ought to exist...
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awarded  Yearling
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answered Do the Catholic Church ex cathedra pronouncements about necessity of Catholicism to be saved still apply?
Jul
21
awarded  Revival
Jul
21
revised On the validity of the anticipated absolution in absence of the related confession
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Jul
21
answered On the validity of the anticipated absolution in absence of the related confession
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20
awarded  Editor
Jul
20
revised The seriousness of sin changed?
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Jul
20
answered The seriousness of sin changed?
Jul
20
comment Did Martin Luther ever remove books from the New Testament canon?
From a Catholic perspective, the dispute about the canonicity of "the 7 books" in the Old Testament that Catholics and Protestants have been having for a while is not a minor point at all. I will agree that the dispute is polite (as any rational dispute should be), but I wouldn't call it a minor dispute. It involves the question of the authority of the Catholic Church in Christian matters, which is a major point of disagreement between Catholics and Protestants.
Jul
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awarded  Caucus
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awarded  Constituent
May
29
comment Do Catholic bishops have greater power within their congregation than Anglican bishop's over theirs?
@Benjol: You have that right! Instances of Reformations and/or Schisms are relatively rare though. They seem to require a relatively large following of people with at least a few Church leaders and/or strong backing by the arm of the State.
May
29
answered Why does Catholic Church (and possibly some other denominations) approve natural family planning and condemn different kinds of contraception?
May
27
awarded  Yearling
Apr
27
answered Do Catholic bishops have greater power within their congregation than Anglican bishop's over theirs?
Apr
27
answered In “The Ball and the Cross” where did McIan go wrong?
Apr
7
awarded  Scholar
Apr
7
accepted Which encyclical talks about the Mass as a sacrifice?