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Mar
31
comment Could a Catholic justify remaining an active member of the Catholic Church if the Pope permits homosexuals to receive Communion?
I'd suggest generalizing this question, which ultimately seems to boil down to, "If the Pope were to issue decrees contrary to dogma, are the faithful required by that dogma to leave the Church?"
Mar
4
awarded  Notable Question
Jan
17
awarded  Nice Question
Jan
6
awarded  Enlightened
Jan
6
awarded  Nice Answer
Dec
12
comment Does a list exist showing Papal succession from Peter through our current Pope?
@Hello The list above names antipopes, which I don't recall seeing in my in-bible lists.
Nov
18
reviewed Approve What is the Protestant explanation for how Mary could provide Jesus with his flesh but be part of the fall herself?
Nov
6
comment Why does transubstantiation refer only to communion?
... in other words, even at a "literal" read, you can't pick words out of a phrase and expect them to be independently meaningful. Even a "literal" read must interpret each word in context -- of the sentence in particular, but also of the larger work.
Nov
6
comment Why does transubstantiation refer only to communion?
"Bread of life" is also not "bread." ...
Nov
6
comment Why does transubstantiation refer only to communion?
You don't see John 6:35 as being compatible with Matthew 26:26-27?
Nov
5
awarded  Yearling
Nov
4
comment Is the presence of evil necessary for good to be expressed?
Voting to close: This question is going to be primarily opinion-based. Theologians have been wrestling with the role of evil for 5k+ years. Christian theologians since the death of Christ. A singular, doctrinal, or universally accepted explanation has yet to arise ...
Nov
3
comment Are the theories of Evolution and the Big Bang now binding to Catholics and to be held as true?
That said... The Church isn't in the business of making scientific theories doctrinal. It's business is in presenting a proper, applicable understanding of that which has been revealed through Christ. The Pope's statement is binding inasmuch as the Catholic isn't permitted to think these theories (or whatever you call them) contradict Catholic teaching.
Oct
24
revised What is the Catholic Church's answer to a woman/women claiming that God has called them to the Priesthood?
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Oct
24
comment What is the Catholic Church's answer to a woman/women claiming that God has called them to the Priesthood?
Good references ... If time allows, I'll need to give those a read-through!
Oct
24
comment What is the Catholic Church's answer to a woman/women claiming that God has called them to the Priesthood?
@MattGutting I'll have to give that encyclical a read-through then! ... I'd thought the Church took a more "hands off" approach to whether women could be priests, to the point of suggesting they actually "could"; only that the Church didn't have any authority to make such a conclusion.
Oct
24
answered What is the Catholic Church's answer to a woman/women claiming that God has called them to the Priesthood?
Oct
24
comment What is the Catholic Church's answer to a woman/women claiming that God has called them to the Priesthood?
The second part is right; first part I suspect is wrong.
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