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bio website goran12.rajce.idnes.cz
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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.


Oct
14
awarded  Nice Question
Sep
18
reviewed Reviewed Do we have no control over our flesh?
Sep
11
comment What passages of Scripture were used by the popes and crusaders to justify the Crusades?
Good source, but these bible-based reasons are against vain violence during the Crusades, not for the Crusades - and the OP asked for the latter.
Aug
21
reviewed Reviewed Why did Paul want God to repay Alexander the metalworker?
Aug
9
awarded  Talkative
Aug
8
reviewed Reviewed Trinity (Christians) = Trimutri (Hindus)?
Aug
7
comment How did Thomas Aquinas view grace as opposed to the church fathers?
@BenDunlap: still you're closer to the solution than me - at least you know much better than me how difficult this question is. I live near a dominican monastery, so I can ask fra Thomas (a good thomist) to help me, but without his help (and it's not granted) I have no chance to answer before you. This question is good but hard - unfortunately for itpastorn, it will take long to answer it properly.
Aug
3
comment How do Aquinas and Hooker differ in their doctrine on communion?
Seems to have held water until now. It's almost half a year, definitely more than five minutes. +1
Aug
3
comment How did Thomas Aquinas view grace as opposed to the church fathers?
@BenDunlap or anybody else: I don't have any reservation for this question's answer. I still hope to find time to research it properly, but it might take a long time until I finaly answer, and I welcome answers from someone else (especially from you, Ben, for you seem to be a better Thomist than me).
Aug
3
answered Is this melody part of the French church mass?
Aug
3
revised What are legitimate reasons for a Catholic priest to take a sabbatical?
I'm not interrested in reasons why priests should have a right to take a sabbatical (as Caleb's formulation of my question would suggest), but in conditions necessary for taking a sabbatical according to canon law. I rephrased my question to clarify this.
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?