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  1. It’s a pity you were ordained as a “Baptist” and not an Anglican…you then could have continued your ordination as a married priest lol!

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    1. Actually, I don’t think that rule applies for reverts. Since I was still under the canons concerning marriage, I would have still been under the discipline of celibacy in the Latin Rite. But, it could’ve been an issue if I returned into an Eastern Rite Catholic Church. I’m not sure how they’d handle that.

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  2. I’m glad you have picked Patton up on this.

    I’ll be blunt, I haven’t enjoyed his posts on Catholicism.

    By the way, I’m in the process of ‘converting’ to Catholicism, held up by my Wife’s previous marriage which demands an unnulment.

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    1. Stuart,
      A whole host of others have picked him up on this as well. I think for me it’s just a little insulting, since I do consider myself to be both a Catholic and a scholar. The whole thing is no more than a little baffling to me.
      I’ve read a little about your journey into the Catholic Church. I hope everything goes smoothly for you and your wife. If you lived nearby, I could’ve even been your advocate for the annulment.

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  3. This all seems right to my understanding as an outsider. In fact, if I’ve heard correctly, even I (an Anglican baptized in an Assemblies of God church) and, in the churches view, a wayward Roman Catholic. That is because any Baptism with the trinitarian format is valid.

    Also, correct me if I’m wrong, but isn’t even an excommunicated Catholic still Catholic? Simply one that is forbidden from taking communion?

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    1. Kevin,
      I believe the Catholic Church would see you as connected. And as per your last questions, I do indeed think that is the meaning of “indelible.”

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  4. Just Sayin'

    The idea that a Catholic can’t be a biblical scholar is just silly.

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  5. I thought about jumping into this. My first reaction was to shake my head and say, “Idiot!”. I should say, that was in response to his idiotic title. Didn’t even read his post.

    Bro, you are much loved and respected and your scholarship, young as it is, already has made an impact. Forget that guy. He’s an idiot.

    d

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    1. Thanks, D. Yeah this pretty much was on the verge of “don’t answer a fool according to his folly” territory for me. But, I haven’t blogged much lately, so I thought “what the heck.”

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