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This group is for people of both Catholic and non-Catholic backgrounds so that they may ask questions about Church teachings and may better understand what it actually means to be a Catholic. We welcome all people be they Atheist, Jewish, Christian, Catholic, or any other faith to join us in helping people to understand the teachings of Jesus.
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NOTICE (20.SEPT.2016.Tu): CatholicAnswers is currently experiencing administrative stress, and roles will hopefully change in the near future.

Please let DanileeNatsumi know if you would like to become a group administrator!



Hello fellow members of CatholicAnswers,

The CatholicAnswers group is under new, informal management.  Details on new informal administrative positions are delineated below.

New structure disclosure

    According to log information, our original group founder, John Roetzer ( catholic-deviant ) has been inactive from the group since 2012; yet, is still an active member of deviantART to this date.  From 2012 to present, Co-founder K. Danilee Natsumi ( DanileeNatsumi ) has been managing CatholicAnswers as its only active administrator.  Natsumi would like to see CatholicAnswers become a bustling hub of Catholic information with active administration, and has made has made multiple contacts attempts with Roetzer throughout the years.  Contact attempts were unsuccessful, and Natsumi has decided to informally assume the role of group founder.

    Only the formal founder has permissions to control administrative roles; thus, all further administrative powers will be informal and limited.  Unless Roetzer becomes active in the group again, or formally forfeits his founder position, the group will continue to exist under this new administrative strategy.  Roetzer had been informed of Natsumi's decision in late August 2016.  Roetzer has yet to reply to Natsumi's message.

New rules

    At present, CatholicAnswers does not have a formal list of rules.  Natsumi will write a brief rule manual in the new future.  The new rules will be subject to group feedback before adoption.

New avatar

    Natsumi would like to revive the group with a new group avatar.  Members are highly encouraged to express their interest or disinterest in adopting a new group avatar.  If a general consensus reveals that members would like a new avatar, we may hold a context for a new avatar, or select a member to design a new avatar for us.

New galleries

    Prior to this date, all group submissions have been showcased in one folder: the featured gallery.  Several new folders have been created today, and all gallery submissions have been sorted into the new folders.  Some deviations have been deleted because they lacked substantial educational material.  The new folders are:

         :bulletpurple: Bible Study
         :bulletpurple: Sacraments
         :bulletpurple: Catholic social Teaching
         :bulletpurple: Mariology
         :bulletpurple: Saints and Martyrs
         :bulletpurple: Vatican
         :bulletpurple: Religious Orders
         :bulletpurple: Celebrations and Events
         :bulletpurple: History
         :bulletpurple: Current Events
         :bulletpurple: Places
         :bulletpurple: Other

    More galleries will be created depending on subject and need.  Members with ideas on organising gallery content are highly encouraged to post feedback.

New informal administrators wanted

    In order to have a strong group, we will need a strong foundation.  At present, informal administrators can only answer questions on the group homepage, journals, or other pages.  If you or anyone you know would be interested in becoming an informal administrator, please read the following:

CatholicAnswers is looking for administrators who are:
:bulletpurple: Knowledgeable in at least one discipline of Catholic studies (e.g., History, Bible study, Catechism, social teaching, saints & people)
:bulletpurple: Relatively active members of the deviantART community, and are willing to check the CatholicAnswers profile comment section with every login.
:bulletpurple: Willing to answer questions asked on our group pages.
:bulletpurple: Friendly, patient, and considerate of different perspectives (You’re welcome to disagree with someone, but you must not be rude.)

If interested in the position, please send us a private note with your:
:bulletpurple: Name (an internet alias is fine)
:bulletpurple: Position in church (e.g., priest, lay person)
:bulletpurple: Catholic studies expertise (you do not need a formal degree, but please let us know how long you have been studying the specified topic(s))
:bulletpurple: Samples of your work to prove your expertise

    Terms for informal administrative positions may change in the future.  New informal administrators will be showcased in a group homepage message.  The message will replace the formal administrator panel.  At present, there are no limitations on how many people may serve as an informal administrator.  Informal members will be formally promoted if Roetzer abdicates the founding position.  Natsumi looks forward to seeing any applications that are sent!

K. Danilee Natsumi,
CatholicAnswers Informal Founder
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Can you all pray in reparation for some blasphemies I came across the other day. Thanks.
Slave-Of-Mary Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2017
More blasphemies. Can you all say a pray. Sorry keep asking. I'll cut back for a bit. Thanks for this and all the other times.
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Can you all pray in reparation for some blasphemies from the other day. Thank you and God bless.
Slave-Of-Mary Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2017
Can you all pray in reparation for some blasphemies(I saw online) against The Sacred and Immaculate Hearts of Jesus and Mary. Thank you.
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Can you all pray in reparation for some blasphemies I came across the other day. Thanks.
PeteSeeger Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2016  Student Writer
I was leafing through a Catechism earlier today, and I found a clause that states Catholic priests are excommunicated Latae sententiae for granting the accomplice in adultery penance (except in cases that the accomplice is on their deathbed). I'm curious-what circumstances are required for that individual to be forgiven?
LadyData Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I also had another question but which order of nuns run orphanages? Do cloistered nuns run them or secular nuns? I tried googling it but I keep getting results about child abuse in Catholic orphanages in Ireland.
DanileeNatsumi Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2016
Hello LadyData,

     In the 21st century, neither first-, second-, or third orders of religious sisters run orphanages.

     Religious sisters of secular orders (they are not nuns) have historically managed orphanages up until the mid-20th century.  Orphanage systems have been replaced with national foster care systems.  The few orphanages that exist today are usually state-run, and established in poor, developing areas.

     Cloistered sisters, otherwise known as the nuns, have taken solemn vows to live apart from society; thus, they do not mingle with secular affairs.  I hope this answers your question, and helps with any future searches you may have.  Per usual, thank you for asking questions to the CatholicAnswers group, and feel free to ask more questions if any arise. =)

Danilee N.,
CatholicAnswers Staff
LadyData Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist

I apologize for the late reply but I've been busy outside the internet dealing with life. Anyways, thank you for the reply. Your reply was insightful and helpful. I will go to this group if I have any future questions in mind ;)
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