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bio website goran12.rajce.idnes.cz
location Czech Republic
age 28
visits member for 1 year, 5 months
seen Apr 10 at 5:57

From professional point of view, I'm an eternal student - I have already finished a master in Archaeology and now I study bachelor degree GIS - the computer part of everything needed to be an expert on Computer Aplications in Archaeology.

From spiritual point of view, I'm a young child in Christ (converted on Easter 2010, baptised a year later), a pilgrim to Santiago de Compostela (I have been there once and I hope it wasn't the last time), a Catholic and a member of Light-Life Movement.

And about hobbies, I'm a RPG enthusiast and I like hiking and everything I've already mentioned.

Here on SE, I've found a nice place to talk about Christianity, a source of information for my current school and I hope I'll be able to share information about my first field of study too. As a Czech patriot, I also hope my language will find its place here.


Aug
3
comment How are Catholic priests chosen and assigned to specific parishes?
While assigning priests, bishop's sense of humor might play a significant role. Once a man named Mrtvý (it means "Dead" in Czech) was ordained for a priest and assigned to a town called Hrob (it means "Grave"). Recently in the same diocese, Kamil Škoda was ordained and he was assigned to Mladá Boleslav, where is a Škoda car factory.
Aug
3
asked What are legitimate reasons for a Catholic priest to take a sabbatical?
Aug
2
comment How to conduct missionary work through literature
I have mixed feelings about this question. On one hand, I'm interrested in it and I like it. On the other hand, I wonder whether it is a good fit for this site, and hesitate whether to cast a closing vote for being "pastoral question" or not (I know it's not pastoral sensu stricto, but it's more about practice than about doctrine).
Aug
2
answered Hierarchy of Blessings
Aug
1
comment Is the Body of Christ the same as the Bride of Christ?
@Rick: now it's perfect :-)
Aug
1
comment Was regular weekly fasting a widespread, formal tradition in the early Church?
Eastern Orthodox (and I think Greek Catholics too) fast on Wednesdays and Fridays and some other opportunities. Roman Catholic fast on Fridays and some other opportunities. Protestants fast when they want and as often they want (usually not regularly). So regular weekly fasting was likely abandoned during reformation and observed all the time before, since the death of Jesus (before the disciples had the groom with them, so no reason to fast). But I have no solid sources for this.
Aug
1
comment Hierarchy of Blessings
The Pope can bless objects just by his speech (sermon during mass or Angelus prayer is definitely enough, "Hi!" while meeting someone in Vatican Gardens is probably not enough, I haven't heard the document where this practice is coined) - this is sort of a special rule, mostly designed to save time during audiences, when everyone wants to have something blessed. I know many people want something blessed by Pope, not usual priest, but I guess this "hierarchy of blessing" is based more on "collectors' sport" than on something coined in some normative document (though I'm not sure).
Aug
1
comment Who believes the incarnation and resurrection wouldn't have happened without Mary's faith?
The Incarnation part is part of official doctrine of the Catholic Church and so undisputed. The ressurection part seems to be unknown and thus undisputed too, even though few would agree.
Aug
1
answered Why does communion frequency vary in different denominations?
Aug
1
revised What does it mean for a priest to bless an object or person?
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Aug
1
answered What does it mean for a priest to bless an object or person?
Aug
1
comment What is the earliest written surviving liturgy?
Didaché contained some rules how to celebrate Eucharist - it's a step forward from Bible records of the Last Supper, but still a long way to something like the Divine Liturgy of St John Chrysostom. Also, "Sub tuum praesidium" was recorded as a part of Coptic liturgy around 250 AD, so there must be some written liturgical texts from this time.
Aug
1
comment Is the Body of Christ the same as the Bride of Christ?
For a Catholic perspective, it's important to remember that Body of Christ is meant as "Church" (the mystical Body), not the "Eucharist" (the real Body). I think this should be included in the answers as a side note, just to avoid confusion.
Jul
29
awarded  Constituent
Jul
29
awarded  Caucus
Jul
5
answered Does the Catholic Church teach that Jesus' Human Nature was created?
Jun
24
revised Is there any protestant method how to deal spiritual dryness?
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Jun
21
comment Is there any protestant method how to deal spiritual dryness?
@PaulA.Clayton: what is your point? You just assure that grace and reply to it through deeds is enough regardless of whether a Christian feels God's grace somehow or not? Or do you maintain that if someone does what you say spiritual dryness is very unlikely or even impossible? The second idea was proven wrong by experience of many Christians (not only mystics, who usually experience the worst dryness), and of people from Bible like Job, or, according to some interpretation of "My God, my God, why have you deserted me?", even Christ.
Jun
21
accepted Why do those who take Matthew 23:9 literally not emphasize 23:8 and 23:10 similarly?
Jun
21
comment Is there any protestant method how to deal spiritual dryness?
+1 anyway, because this is a good answer. With that extension, it would have a good chance to be accepted.