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Jul
11
comment Why isn't the Eucharist of protestant churches considered valid by non-protestants?
Unfortunately, while this is true of Anglicans of the 19th century, it is not true of Anglicans today. A number of schismatics from the Netherlands (including validly ordained bishops) joined the Anglican Church and they did have valid orders. Right now their orders' validity is as clear as paste.
Jun
20
comment Catholic Communion under One Kind
@AndrewLeach I've only been to an Anglican Ordinariate parish a couple of times, and both times it was done in tincture.
May
23
comment What is omitted from the current Western, Catholic Psalter?
Thank you. This is extraordinarily useful.
May
22
comment What is omitted from the current Western, Catholic Psalter?
@Flimzy catholiccompany.com/liturgy-hours-set-4-leather-i21748
Jan
16
comment What is omitted from the current Western, Catholic Psalter?
@AndrewLeach You're right. I was thinking of the line "He will judge the nations, heaping up the dead and crushing the rulers of the whole earth" which is also omitted. I'll change the word to "Breviary" because there are decidedly omissions.
Jan
16
comment Catholicism and the Laws of Moses
@gideonmarx "Pharisaic" does not necessarily mean "the Pharisees did it" (though I'm reasonably sure they did). A secondary meaning is Hypocritically self-righteous and condemnatory. (see thefreedictionary.com/pharisaic)
Dec
26
comment What is the biblical basis for believing in the Book of Mormon?
@H3br3wHamm3r81 Take it up with him: shu.edu/academics/profiles/…
Nov
4
comment What role did the Donation of Constantine have on the development of the doctrine of Papal supremacy?
-1 This has nothing to do with the actual question.
Jun
26
comment Can Christians be demon possessed?
Does the argument "Nowhere in the Bible does X happen" really work here? There are no examples in the Bible of a Christian contracting a deadly disease. There are only examples of God healing people.
Jun
4
comment Christian significance of Tolkien and C. S. Lewis putting “heaven” across the sea?
@MasonWheeler You actually have a point with that one (with Tolkien at least)
May
15
comment How should a Christian look at the Crusaders?
@Jas3.1 arrowdodger said, "Christ didn't fight with brute force." I answered, "Yes, he does."
May
15
comment How should a Christian look at the Crusaders?
@arrowdodger Read the book of Revelation. Then you can talk to me about whether God uses brute force.
May
14
comment How should a Christian look at the Crusaders?
Also, saying that, "The Pope's word was law" really isn't accurate in any sense of the word... ever.
May
14
comment How should a Christian look at the Crusaders?
-1 for the, "It happened because they couldn't read the Bible." Many of the leaders of the crusades could and did read the Bible.
May
11
comment God created male and female… What about those who do not fit in the box?
Not all sins are equal. See the first epistle of St. John where he differentiates sins "unto death" and sins "which are not unto death"
May
10
comment Can a Christian have clinical depression?
@JonEricson The biggest thing which we (as Christians) must remember is that we are not defined by our emotions. If we were, then we would all need to dispair if we are not in a perpetual Jesus high. No, defining your relationship with God or even your personality as something which is controlled by a rather temperamental (get it?) organ dangerously borders on sentimentalist materialism. The matter in heaven is a very different substance from the matter on earth and attachment to this life (and its emotions) will only distract us and draw us further from the divine union.
May
10
comment Can a Christian have clinical depression?
@JonEricson I'm only starting to be open about it relatively recently. There is a stigma associated with bipolar and I am (was?) a little paranoid about it.
Apr
30
comment Origin of “The Marks of the True Church”
@DoubtingThomas The "marks of the true Church" have traditionally been "One, Holy, Catholic (universal) and Apostolic."
Apr
5
comment Is there a record of an association of prayer with pain?
Hoping that less pastoral will get someone to actually answer.
Apr
5
comment Why would prayer cause pain?
@waxeagle And if it were about ecstasy, would that make it constructive? What is the difference?