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comment Can a Catholic priest take Anglican services?
@Geremia And the infusion of Old Catholic lineage into Anglican orders is something which happened after that declaration, which means that if an Anglican is ordained by someone using the valid Old Catholic rite, then the Anglican is ordained.
Aug
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comment Can a Catholic priest take Anglican services?
@Geremia Yes, but read the declaration. The reason that their orders are invalid is because of a change of rite to make the bishopric a temporal office instead of a consecration to God. That change lasted for 200 years, making it impossible for there to be any Anglican bishops who were validly ordained to survive.
Aug
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comment Can a Catholic priest take Anglican services?
This means that it is possible that a bishop was ordained a priest invalidly but a valid bishop was there for the consecration. Since a man must be a priest to be a bishop these lines start getting very muddled very quickly.
Aug
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comment Can a Catholic priest take Anglican services?
@brasshat Anglicans recognize RCC orders. RCC view Anglicans as "maybe they're ordained, maybe they aren't." This is because of a change in the rite of ordination (which invalidated their orders) combined with the fact that the Old Catholics (a group from the Netherlands I think) later started participating in the consecration of Anglican bishops. Since the Old Catholic had valid orders, then a bishops ordination is conditional on whether he was ordained by a valid bishop and consecrated by a valid bishop.
Aug
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answered Can a Catholic priest take Anglican services?
Aug
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comment Can a Catholic priest take Anglican services?
My understanding is that they are conditionally ordained, as the apostolic succession is ambiguous at best.
Aug
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answered According to Catholic tradition, why doesn't God the Father punish ISIS?
Jul
27
reviewed Approve What is the Biblical basis for multiple judgments after death?
Jul
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answered Catholic Church's History Reflects The life of Christ?
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comment Catholic Church's History Reflects The life of Christ?
Late middle ages – You mean like when Thomas Acquinas and Francis of Assisi preached? No? What about Catherine of Sienna? Or perhaps you refer to the Renaissance writer Thomas Moore? The hierarchy had its failings, but saying the "Church was corrupt" is a generalization of the worst kind.
Jun
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comment What is the difference between AME and AME Zion Churches
– can you add that to your answer?
Jun
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comment What is the difference between AME and AME Zion Churches
But how are they different? Are they different? I've read the Wikipedia entries and am still wondering.
Jun
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asked What is the difference between AME and AME Zion Churches
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Apr
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comment Why are wise men common in contemporary [American] nativity scenes?
@MattGutting The Nativity set is attributed to St. Francis Assissi. He most certainly would have expected a 12 day liturgical season.
Apr
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comment Why isn't the Eucharist of protestant churches considered valid by non-protestants?
@thedarkwanderer Ok. My point is that Leo XIII's bull is of dubious relevance here.
Apr
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reviewed Reject What did Jesus mean by saying “only a few find the narrow gate”?
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comment Was the Scapegoat of Leviticus an allusion to Barabbas?
And Luke says his first name is "Jesus".