Question by jabgrey: What are the church rules for the previously church wed couple if they (same couple) want to get married again?
My wife and I are both Filipino Catholics and UAE Residents.We were previously married in St. Mary’s Church, Dubai last 2008.This year, as we go for vacation in the Philippines, we plan to get married again in our home country and have complete traditional Catholic Filipino Wedding to show respect on our elders and family since they were not present in our Wedding in Dubai. I wish to know if our plans has its limitations or if our wish to get married again is possible.
Answer by PaulCyp You cannot “get married again”. You can however have a ceremony called “renewal of marriage vows”.
Question by Joseph: Is the Church of Christ, and the Untied Church of Christ the same or is there a difference?
I was wondering if the Church of Christ is the same as the United Church of Christ? If they are not the same what is the difference? I am looking to start going to church, and want to try a United Church of Christ.
What should I expect going into a United Church of Christ?
Answer by John quill Quill Read the Book of Mormon.
Question by hawgray: How can the word christian and the word rock even be in the same sentence?
Okay, so being a christian and listening to rock are totally an oxymoron. When you become a christian you are supposed to leave off the old things and become a new creature. so how can a person even still enjoy rock it only pleases the flesh?
Answer by Brian Because christian music is terrible. It’s people who know three chords whining about how much they love Jesus.
Question by nickthaniel1: Is addiction to pain killers after surgery the same as choosing to use illegal narcotics including cocaine?
How many example of bad judgement will take it from Obama before people wake up?
Numerous lies about his background and family.
Using the courts to block his opposition from running for office.
Answer by Ripper 6 hes a tool…no one special…just another human fool…hes toast anyway……no majority of this country is going to vote for that man
Question by digger: Covenant church the same as Evangelical Covenant?
We are considering trying a local covenant church (in Weirton, WV- it is Weirton Covenant Church) because we have heard they have a homeschooling base there, and my sister homeschools as well.
However, my husband warns me (I wear jeans, shorts, makeup) that the women there might never cut their hair, and need to wear head coverings, dresses…
Do you know?
I couldn’t find a website for the church itself, but on the Evangelical Covenant church’s site, it didn’t say anything (that I found) about it.
Answer by Yanichka I am a member of a Covenant church. My church in particular and the Evangelical Covenant in general do not care about outfits or haircuts or silly things like that. Heck, we don’t make a big distinction between having your children baptized at birth and presenting them at an older age (like Jesus’s parents did). We even have adult baptisms.
What I particularly love about my church is that we are more “laid-back” about the sorts of things that some churches struggle with. Drums in church? Fine with us. Dancing? Go for it. Women wear pants to church? I do it all the time. (Is Jesus God? Well, actually this is important.)
As far as I understand, the most important thing that Covenanters believe is that we must have coffee and bars (or cookies) after the services. :o) Covenant folks are very friendly. Please call the church and ask to talk to the pastor or an assistant pastor and he/she will be happy to soothe your fears. You may have seen this site already, but it’s still good.
P.S. That recent movie “The Covenant” has nothing to do with us. :o)
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Question by WOODSEY NILES: What is the Episcopal Church’s “official” position on the question of whether or not to bless same sex unions?
I know that there are a great many people within the Episcopal Church who support the blessing of same sex marriage as well as full inclusion of gay, lesbian, bi-sexual, and transgendered persons. And I also know there are a large number of people who hold the opposite view.
But what is the Church’s official position on these matters?
Answer by Dean J It depends on the Country. You will get some Anglican/Episcopalian churches in countries like Uganda who are dead against it and threaten to severe from the Anglican communion should the rest of the Communion vote in favour. Places like America are more open to the idea. The Church of England, being the mother church is in an awkward position. They risk opposition from the liberals and opposition from the Conservatives. The general view is that it is not “ideal” but it is fine if you are in a commited relationship. You will find that they aren’t as strict as catholics.
Know better? Leave your own answer in the comments!
Question by curious tom: why are other church abuse cases NOT reported with the same zeal as the Catholic scandals from YEARS ago?
FOX news claims to be fair and balanced, MSNBC claims they report the news, Yet it appears no major network is reporting and now the attacts on the Pope and the Catholics appears to be nothing more than Catholic bashing now. Sex, Physical, and Mental Abuse is never right and the Catholic Church had as much admitted that. But what about the other organizations, private and public, schools and detention facilities. etc.
Answer by imacatholic2 In his column detailing the Media’s feeding frenzy on the Catholic Church, George Weigel states:
For the narrative that has been constructed is often less about the protection of the young (for whom the Catholic Church is, by empirical measure, the safest environment for young people in America today) than it is about taking the Church down—and, eventually, out, both financially and as a credible voice in the public debate over public policy. For if the Church is a global criminal conspiracy of sexual abusers and their protectors, then the Catholic Church has no claim to a place at the table of public moral argument.