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Is a Roman Catholic ever permitted to take the Anglican Eucharist?

No. Canon 844 says: Catholic ministers administer the sacraments licitly to Catholic members of the Christian faithful alone, who likewise receive them licitly from Catholic ministers alone. So ...
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Can Patron Saints be "dethroned"?

Patron saints are not, in general, centrally designated by the Vatican. (St Thomas More is a notable exception. He was declared patron saint of statesmen and politicians by the motu proprio E Sancti ...
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Is there a 'correct' pattern for Anglicans and/or Roman Catholics when crossing yourself?

For Catholics, it's using the right hand, forehead-chest-left shoulder-right shoulder. The Sign of the Cross (from the Fountain of Catholic Knowledge, OFFICE OF CATHOLIC PUBLICATIONS, Imprimatur,...
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Why don't most Protestants consider confession to be a sacrament?

Prior to Christ, a priest was needed to help make sacrifice to receive forgiveness: Thus shall he do with the bull. As he did with the bull of the sin offering, so shall he do with this. And the ...
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In the Church of England, can one accept communion without being confimed?

This comes under Canon B15A. The only essential prerequisite is baptism. Other than that: If you're a member of the C of E, you should be confirmed (or at least want to be confirmed) to take ...
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When were the "three times a year" when one was supposed to receive communion?

At the end of the Holy Communion service in the Church of England Book of Common Prayer are 9 rubrics (i.e. rules or notes) the seventh of which begins: And note, that every Parishioner shall ...
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Why does the Catholic Church deny Anglican apostolic succession?

One concept of Apostolic Succession, sometimes called "tactile succession", is that bishops derive their position by being consecrated by other bishops, who were themselves consecrated by ...
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Are there any Saints that have miraculously overcome death (should have died, but did not)?

Yes, St. Polycarp (A.D. 69-155). The early Church Father St. Polycarp. He was put in fire, yet he did not burn. We read in The Martyrdom of Polycarp: This, then, was carried into effect with ...
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Do Anglicans use Latin anymore? If so, how much and for what?

Anglicans do not use Latin for any form of normal worship service or for any normal purposes. The 24th article of the foundational articles of the Anglican church states: It is a thing plainly ...
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How do Anglicans, who recognize apostolic succession, trace theirs?

Up until the time of the Reformation, the line of apostolic succession is the same between the Church of England and Roman Catholicism. The English Reformation initially had more in common with the ...
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Does a comprehensive list for apostolic succession exist?

I believe that Catholic Hierarchy is currently the best tool for showing apostolic succession. Keep in mind that written records only exist going back to the Renaissance, and they get spottier as we ...
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Are there any known non-trinitarian apologists in the Anglican communion?

The Anglican church in many places is extremely lax in disciplining or evicting those with heretical beliefs. Historical Anglicanism had no capacity for non-Trinitarianism, and even though the ...
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How do the Personal Ordinariates differ from Anglicanism?

In terms of what has been added, subtracted or changed: either “not a great deal” or “a huge amount”. What has happened is that members of the Anglican Church have been received into the Catholic ...
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What is the Anglican teaching on Hell?

Here is a list of all the official Anglican statements of belief that talk about hell: The 39 Articles of Religion Contrary to what you say, the 39 Articles do mention hell, in Article 3: As Christ ...
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Are there any Saints that have miraculously overcome death (should have died, but did not)?

Are there any Saints that have miraculously overcome death (should have died, but did not)? Do not know if this counts, but it is an interesting story anyway. I personally would find it miraculous ...
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What is the Anglican and Episcopalian basis for viewing the Trinity as a family that should contain a feminine element?

During the course of my research into this subject I found an article that presents some views of the Episcopalian Church with regard the feminine element within the Godhead: The prayer book, first ...
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What is the origin of vicars/priests wearing the white dog collar?

First of all, let us deal with the origins of the term "dog Collar". The term "Dog Collar" is a nickname of Anglican origin for the neckband of a clerical shirt or a Roman Collar (of the Catholic ...
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How does John Polkinghorne define the soul?

Introduction Polkinghorne briefly states his conception of the soul in the introduction to The God of Hope and the End of the World: The soul ... is conceived of as the information-bearing pattern ...
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Variances in the sacrament of confession

Roman Catholic Understanding According to the Catechism of the Catholic Church: Anyone who is aware of having committed a mortal sin must not receive Holy Communion, even if he experiences deep ...
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What is the theological justification for the British monarch worshipping in the Church of Scotland, rather than the Scottish Episcopal Church?

There's no inherent incompatibility. Both denominations believe in forms of apostolic succession (though not the kind asserted by the Catholic Church.) Wikipedia explains: The Anglican Communion &...
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According to Anglicanism, is the Pope the Antichrist?

No. The Article of the Westminster Confession quoted in the question clearly identifies the Pope as the Antichrist. However the Westminster Confession is not a doctrinal standard of the Anglican ...
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Would the Anglican Church consider themselves Protestant?

The Anglican denomination is thoroughly Protestant; yes there is an Anglo-Catholic sub-branch, and some High Anglican liturgical features may have the trappings of Catholicism, but the core and heart ...
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Why don't most Protestants consider confession to be a sacrament?

All of these answers respond to your question well, using scripture. But because there is no reference to Protestantism in the NT, and because Catholics would take something different from scripture, ...
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How do I clean, iron and fold purificators?

Here is a traditional Catholic way of looking after altar linens. Purificator The size of purificators are generally 12″ x 12″ with an embroidered center cross. Purificators are folded in ...
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What is the difference between Anglo-Catholicism and Catholicism?

Granmirupa, in fact you are wrong. There remain considerable differences between most who consider themselves "Anglo-catholic" and those who self identify as Catholic, other than whether the ...
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Are there any known non-trinitarian apologists in the Anglican communion?

Historically, there was a small group of Anglican clergy in the late 18th and early 19th centuries who became convinced believers in and exponents of the non-trinitarian Christian theology of Emanuel ...
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Does the Anglican Use have the capacity and resources to celebrate daily mass and if so, are there any Ordinariate communities which do?

My question is, does the Anglican Ordinariate also have it's own exhaustive liturgical calendar, with set readings and prayers for every day of the year? Yes. Information about the ordinariate's ...
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What is the biblical defence used by Anglicans to appoint female vicars/bishops?

Ordination of women in the Anglican Communion (Wikipedia) The Anglican church has different ordination guidelines in different countries, and often the parishes are allowed to make the decision for ...
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Why is St Martin "in-the-Fields"?

From the Wikipedia article you linked: St Martin-in-the-Fields is an English Anglican church at the north-east corner of Trafalgar Square in the City of Westminster, London. [...] Henry VIII ...
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Can Catholics serve as godparents at an Anglican infant's baptism?

It would seem so: Pontificium Consilium ad Christianorum Unitatem Fovendam See ¶98 & 98a. It is the Catholic understanding that godparents, in a liturgical and canonical sense, should ...
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