Posts tagged Catholic
Posts tagged Catholic
So, I’m thinking about making a post regarding Catholic interpretations (purposefully plural) of political/economic philosophy given the war going on on my dashboard right now, but it will essentially boil down to:
"Help people, especially those who need help, and don’t be jerks."
Apparently, Pope Francis’s Apostolic Exhortation, Evangelii Gaudium, finished this November is over 50,000 words. This means that Pope Francis can add another first to his list as being the first Pope to participate in NaNoWriMo!
1. Congratulations to Bishop Salvatore Matano who has been appointed to succeed Bishop Matthew Clark as Bishop of Rochester. Read more at Whispers in the Loggia, in Rocco Palmo’s article, “For Rochester, Rome Declares Matano Law – Vt. Prelate to Upstate Post.”
2. Last week Bishop Howard Hubbard of Albany celebrated his 75th birthday, which is the age all bishops are required to submit their retirement letter. Bishop Howard Hubbard has served the longest of any American bishop of a single diocese. He has been bishop of Albany for the last 33 years. He is also the last of the so-called “Jadot Bishops” serving. These bishops were named by Pope Paul VI, and are known for their liberal positions, which means his expected retirement marks the end of an era in the American Church.
Below is an argument for the existence of the trinity assuming the existence of God. Essentially, the goal of the argument is to show that God must necessarily be Triune. I want to rework it a little, and make it more presentable, but I thought I’d post it as it stands to get some feedback. Sorry for the wonky formatting.
10. God has loved from all eternity.
11. Love requires a multiplicity of persons.
12. Therefore, there has been a multiplicity of persons for all eternity.
13. There has been a multiplicity of persons for all eternity.
14. Only the uncreated has existed for all eternity.
15. Therefore, this multiplicity of persons is uncreated.
16. This multiplicity of persons is uncreated.
17. Only God is uncreated
18. Therefore, God properly refers to this uncreated multiplicity of persons.
10. Further, there cannot be less than 3 persons in God, as God loves, and God could not love if there were less than 3 persons in God.
11. As there cannot be more than 3 persons in God, and there cannot be less than 3 persons in God, there must be 3 persons in God. Therefore, there are 3 persons in God.
12. There are 3 persons in God
13. The Trinity refers to there being 3 persons in God.
14. Therefore, The Trinity must exist.
According to a Catholic writer in Italy, Pope Francis was aware that his reported words in an Oct. 1 interview published in
It was not all work and no play at the Second Vatican Council. While speeches, momentous, portentous, and dull were being delivered in very differently accented Latin, a few bishops kept themselves…
Hi, sorry for taking so long to answer this question, but I wanted to confer with enough people to try to ensure that I don’t give you wrong information. (Thank you to Joseph, Robert, Phillip Chris, and Fr. Angel for your help.)
First of all, let me say that you should ask a priest at the parish where the RCIA is taking place. He’ll probably know the applicable canon law better than I would.
That being said, it seems to me that given the information you’ve given me, assuming there aren’t other factors, (i.e. I’m assuming there aren’t other canonical impediments, ex. neither of you were married before, and neither of you married under duress,) your marriage is valid AND sacramental since you are both baptized, meaning that there is actually nothing more, canonically speaking, that you would have to do.
Since both of you have sanctifying grace in your souls through your baptisms, and are attached to the Church’s economy of grace, (albeit not perfectly as you are protestant) the natural bond of marriage was transformed into a supernatural bond. (This occurred on your baptisms.)
The only thing that changes upon the completion of RCIA and the welcoming of one member of the marriage into the Church is that member of the marriage has a right and obligation to provide a Christian education in accordance with the teachings of the Church to any children you two have.
Again, please speak to your priest to make sure.
I hope this helps, let me know if you have any other questions. God bless!
PS - If anyone reading this sees that I have made an error, and would like to correct me on any matter related to canon law, please do so!
A graph of the number of accused priests in the abuse scandal during each of the 4 pontiffs reign in which it occurred.