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Ubuntu, C... were all subsets of StackOverflow.SE This isn't quite true. Ask Ubuntu was and is its own beast. In some ways it is a subset of Unix & Linux, but it also has official backing from Canonical. If the Vatican were to approach us and asks to sponsor Catholicism.SE, that might make for a similar scenario to the Ubuntu site. Chess was a subset ...


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Biblical Hermeneutics and Christianity were proposed at almost the same time. From the beginning, the more general site had better momentum, which is why this site has graduated and BH has not. One of the questions that arose during the Area 51 process was whether Biblical Hermeneutics is a subset of Christianity. In the end, it was made a separate site ...


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As a Catholic Candidate, this is in my interest so I support it (Just Kidding 8^D ) St Francis of Assisi had attributed to him the following aphorism1: Preach the Gospel every day; use words when necessary. It is a never ending struggle for me to walk in those footsteps, but I think that's the way to go for any of us, particularly when we run into ...


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Depends on the question. To answer a question like "Can this person marry that person", or "Can a laicized priest hear my confession?" you have to go to Canon Law, because there's nowhere else to go to answer. But even then a supporting quote from the Catechism is an improvement. Contrariwise, questions like "What arguments do Catholics make in favor of ...


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No, this is not a Catholic site. We do have a lot of active Catholic users. Catholcism is also a very large group and demographically they make up a large chunk of the world's "Christians". It's only natural that we would see a lot of qusetions in their scope. On the other hand this sit is NOT limited to any particular theological tradition. Not only are ...


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You should be able to answer questions on the main site, unless they have been marked as protected. You are not yet allowed to leave comments, due to not yet having sufficient reputation, but you should be able to post answers. That said, your answers must fall within the site guidelines, or they will be deleted. Put simply, this isn't a discussion forum, ...


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We've missed your face around here Peter! First things first I rounded out the re-open votes on the question that had gotten closed and cleaned up the disaster in comments on both of them. Excuse me for a second while I yell over your shoulder because some people can't seem to remember that comments are for asking for clarification or otherwise seeing post ...


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Answers claiming to represent group X should prove it Everybody1 considers Scripture to be Truth2. But nobody agrees on what that Truth is. With regards to that specific example, Catholics absolutely hold Scripture to be a source of truth that satisfactorily answers the given question. However, the current answers at the time of writing have made no effort ...


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I'm going to suggest this is mostly balderdash. Here's why I think that. You've misidentified the problem Most of the issues you've raised have nothing to do with Catholicism vs. other possible question scopes. The outdoor question was poorly scoped and deserved closing in its initial form (which is likely when most of the VtC's happened). It looks fine ...


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I VTO'ed 2 of these and would entertain the idea on 2 more. The rest seem to me to be solidly legitimate closures. Are Catholics more likely to accept Platonism's idea of the Forms? Asking if Catholics are likely accept some part of platonism is like asking "What does the Catholic Church say" about some form of platonism. Emminently topical ...


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The Catholic Culture proposal holds some promise and I'd like it to succeed. If that interests you please do go sign up for it. But... I'd like to see what other people think about _____. ...don't expect this. Stack Exchange sites just aren't cut out to service that desire. The patterns that make for effective questions an answers in which people get ...


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Although the term "Roman Catholicism" nowadays is seldom intended in a derogatory way, it is not a term that originated in the Catholic Church, nor is it a term that the Church applies to itself, at least in its recent official documents. The origin of the term "Roman Catholic" seems to have been 16th or 17th-century England, where it was used to ...


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@Garnettoi71 You say are moved by the Holy Spirit to give pastoral advice. I do not doubt that Holy Spirit compelled you but I cannot the say the same of all who might answer. Even on Christian forums, I have seen people struggling with serious issues like abortion, divorce, sin, faith, and doubt and in turn receive really, really bad advice. People are ...


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I suggest separate tags for "custom" and "tradition". Custom should be for established habitual practices, which may at times be elevated to some higher formal status, but don't inherently carry authority. They may be an important part of culture, but are not essential to faith. Tradition should be for the part of the "deposit of faith" not otherwise ...


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In this case we need to have the tag wiki summary be position neutral and the tag wiki to have information regarding the uses for each of the movements that will use the tag. So the tag wiki summary should read: Historical teachings and practices. This tag is used differently in the catholic and protestant churches, see the full wiki for the differences. ...


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I've found that the vatican.va catechism works well -- as long as one links to the relevant subsection. Each of the catechism's end pages appears to contain less than ten statements, with the max length of each statement being about a hundred words. That, along with the fact that each statement is individually numbered, means that the apparent lack of ...


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Even though the site is designed and operated by a secular company, the point/privilege system is not inherently satanic! It could actually be seen as a manifestion of the biblical principle "he who is faithful in little will be faithful in much" (greater responsibility should only be granted to those who have proven trustworthy with lesser responsibilities)....


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Pay Attention To The Tags on Questions to Avoid Confusion. I strongly suggest that you pay close attention to the tags under each question. That will prevent most of the confusion. If the question is tagged "Catholicism" then any answer worthy of a vote has to come from a Catholic point of view. If the question is tagged "Reformed" or "Anglican" or "...


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Answers don't have to provide references or quotes to authoritative sources if they think it's common knowledge that denomination X teaches doctrine Y, but authors should be ready to provide them if ever challenged. There is a big difference between saying "Catholics/Presbyterians/Creationists believe..." even without providing proof, and saying "The Bible ...


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This would be a very biased tag, as the Orthodox churches all have a Holy See as well. Furthermore, the Holy See is used to refer to the jurisdiction and governance of the whole Catholic Church, not just the governance of Vatican City. We already have a vatican-city tag. If we have more questions on the politics or governance of Vatican City that would be ...


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For starters, I'd recommend pinning down the types of mental illness you're interested in: depression, anxiety, PTSD, bipolar, eating disorders, self harm, personality disorders (narcissism etc), gender and body dysphoria, the list goes on. This is why the question is too broad. If you can limit it to one or two closely related things then we'll be able to ...


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If you had an answer to give, why did you try to post it as a comment? On this site, answers and comments are fundamentally different things. Comments should be used to give or request clarification. Ideally, comments will raise points which will be edited into the post (question or answer) on which the comment is placed. At that time, the comment can be ...


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The USCCB version looks good! It's useful to be able to link to a specific paragraph (even though there's no exposed interface for it) and the full-text search seems speedy. It would be even better if they hyperlinked the Scriptural and other documents referenced in the footnotes (so instead of popping up "LG 7" it would say "Lumen Gentium 7" and link to ...


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I brought up this question here already, it's not as if anyone in the 21st century is going to get offended, but AFAIK, the term Roman Catholicism didn't appear (not unlike the term Christianity) until the time of the Protestant Reformation and was used by Protestant Reformers to describe people who were not them in a not good light. If you were a ...


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I suppose the real question is this: what would a Catholicism.SE do better than Catholicism within Christianity.SE? Let's look at the chess and board games analogy. Chess is a board game but it is more than that - on any decent chess page you are going to want to have boards available to show game examples, opening positions, puzzles and the like (as on ...


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I don't know what to tell you other than people just don't want political stuff on this site, despite scoping. Specifically, they don't want anything that is "hot button", political topics. The community recently squashed a series of questions revolving around guns and patriotism, which I fought against, and the ensuing meta posts led to the conclusion that "...


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I will address selected questions. ... What is the case against seeing the Medieval Catholic Church as oppressive? The case to be made if one is to help with this homework assignment is that the view being taught is narrow, in that it willfully ignores the positive contributions the church gave. The case to keep this closed is obvious on three counts: ...


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I consider myself a fair person, so I'll consider all of them. Are Catholics more likely to accept Platonism's idea of the Forms? I agree with your assessment, however, that's not what the question says. If it did say "What does Catholicism think of Platonism's idea of the Forms" then I would vtr. Make the edit and ping me. The user as not logged in ...


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In non-doctrinal issues, I believe the Church Fathers or something in these lines would suffice. No need to have the question tagged Catholicism every time. After all, the Church Fathers are recognized in various others denominations as valid sources of Christian information. They are equally recognized as saint in various denominations also. The same is ...


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A standard of question which inherently rejects this core fact about Catholic epistemology cannot be considered valid, therefore: we must allow for questions not to specify specifically a dogmatic or official statement of the Church, for her teachings are not all officially declared, and those that are, are but a subset thereof. Questions about Scripture ...


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