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Faithful Catholic - Father of 4, Husband of 1

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Aug
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comment How does the Catholic church explain Matthew 19:9 which seems to allow divorce in case of sexual misconduct
I asked that question on [bh.se] hermeneutics.stackexchange.com/questions/1618/… a while ago I was wondering how the apostles inferred where the parentheses begin and end.
Aug
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revised For Catholics who object to Vatican II, what are the key issues?
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Aug
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comment Was the Protestant Reformation a bottom-up or top-down reformation
@matt that's a euphemism if ever I've heard one! Not that I'm bitter, I just want my middle ages back.
Aug
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comment Was the Protestant Reformation a bottom-up or top-down reformation
Thanks for the answer, I hardly believe his thesis isn't extremely well supported. But since I couldn't clearly state it or defend it, you've at least pointed me to a good place to start looking to poke holes in it!
Aug
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comment Was the Protestant Reformation a bottom-up or top-down reformation
@bruisedreed I'll try to find one thing, he wrote like 153 books and a 5 volume history of Europe so it might be tough. I never connected the dots when reading the Servile State as that was mostly about England and even in The Great Heresies I don't remember any economic reason for the reformation being brought up. This was verbally communicated through lectures at the Chesterton Society meeting I eluded to, so I'll have to dig up references in books I don't own.
Aug
4
comment Was the Protestant Reformation a bottom-up or top-down reformation
@bruisedreed bottom. In my opinion what he did would be like you or me nailing some treatise on natural law on the Supreme Court building. The rest of the bottom may have swelled around him to bring his theories of theology to the forefront or the top may have used him as a willing dupe to grab up vast tracts of land (that's the question)
Aug
4
comment Was the Protestant Reformation a bottom-up or top-down reformation
@bruisedreed a bibliography would be sufficient. The only annoying thing about reading Belloc and Chesterton is that I always agree with everything they say!
Aug
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comment Was the Protestant Reformation a bottom-up or top-down reformation
@MattGutting I'm asking whether Belloc is right or if he's ever had anyone critique his argument. Most of what I've heard is silence.
Aug
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comment Was the Protestant Reformation a bottom-up or top-down reformation
yeah, by started I mean was the impetus for making it what it wound up being and not what St. Francis of Assisi, St. Theresa of Avila or St. Catherine of Sienna did when they thought the Church needed reform.
Aug
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asked Was the Protestant Reformation a bottom-up or top-down reformation
Jul
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asked Do divorced non-Catholics need an annulment to marry in the Catholic Church?
Jul
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Jul
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comment How do Roman Catholics interpret 1 Timothy 4:3
Yeah, I was told by a priest who I asked whether it was a good idea to answer questions here that I should always treat my answers as my own opinions, not what the Church says. None of us have the faculty for concrete interpretation. Asking questions in relation to doctrines or disciplines is good though, mainly because it's usually provable from citations from magesterial or councilar documents
Jul
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comment How do Roman Catholics interpret 1 Timothy 4:3
@bruised that's a good point about the reformation. It's one of the reasons I think it shouldn't have happened in the first place.
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