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March 2014[edit]

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Dear Matthewrobertolson, I award you The Christianity Barnstar for your amazing character in handling the discussion on the Anglicanism article, as well as for your contributions to WikiProject Christianity-related articles in general. You did a great job in discussing and compromising on the talk page until consensus was reached! With regards, AnupamTalk 00:35, 25 March 2014 (UTC)
Thanks! :) matthewrobertolsonTalk 00:40, 25 March 2014 (UTC)

Date format[edit]

I notice that some of your edits to articles on American politicians have included dates, and that you've used DMY format (e.g. "8 May 2014") instead of MDY ("May 8, 2014"). Per WP:STRONGNAT, we should be using the latter common American format for American subjects. Could I ask you to watch this in the future?

It's an easy error to make-- I've written several articles on Anthony Trollope novels, and in moments of incaution have slipped in dates in the American format. And, of course, no matter how many times I proofread, a "color" or a "favor" gets through. Ammodramus (talk) 02:17, 16 May 2014 (UTC)

Path modification to fix broken links[edit]

Dear Matthew,

In the write protected article Can you please fix the existing broken links in the External links

Broken links

Origins of Peter as Pope The Authority of the Pope: Part I The Authority of the Pope: Part II The correct links are listed below End of correction

Please also review my article which includes solid references to scriptures and vast compelling references to the early church all before 400AD.

Please include this in the external links page.

Fyi, I am a practicing Catholic and believe that the Catholic Church is the pillar and foundation of the Truth. Likewise I wasn't raised a Catholic, but instead at the age of 17 (21 years ago) I decided I wanted to be baptized and give my heart to God. I prayed and studied scripture and meet with different groups including the Jehovah Witnesses. I strongly felt God calling me to the ultimate altar call to receive him, body blood soul and divinity in the Eucharist, I studied for one full year under the parih priest Father Patrick Kennedy. I now go to both traditional Latin and English masses. I subject myself to the authority of the Church and i'm very proud to be a Catholic. It is my goal to create greater unity between Protestants and Catholics by clearing up the misunderstanding that the Protestants have regarding the Catholic teachings. My main focus is reaching cults who deny Jesus as their Lord and Savior. I aman expert in the doctrine of the Trinity and by the grace of God have been used to lead people from cults into the safe arms of our Lord Jesus Christ. Praise be to his Holy name now and forever.

Daniel Skilling — Preceding unsigned comment added by Dskilli (talkcontribs) 12:37, 30 August 2014 (UTC)

Vannozza dei Cattanei, Choice of Sources and NPOV[edit]

Hello, and thank you for your recent contributions to Vannozza dei Cattanei. When quoting sources, consider what sources they cite. Also consider whether they represent the current scholarly consensus, a substantial minority position, or something on the extreme fringe. To ensure a neutral point of view, articles must not give particular viewpoints undue weight. A viewpoint held by a tiny minority doesn't belong in Wikipedia.

The sentence "Pope Leo X in this way recognised Vannozza either as the widow of Alexander VI or as the mother of the Duchess of Ferrara." is controversial, published though it may have been, because it's the only explanation given in the article for the style of her funeral, but other explanations (such as the scale of her gifts to the Church) may be more widely accepted by scholars today. I've left the sentence alone because I don't have time right now to improve the section, but it does need improvement.

I've reverted the edit that added:

Frederick Rolfe wrote: "Nothing is known against the character of Madonna Giovanna de' Catanei except that she was the mistress, first of Cardinal Giuliano della Rovere, second of Cardinal Rodrigo de Lancol y Borja."[1]

because, although it has been claimed that she was the mistress of Cardinal Giuliano della Rovere, that is a view held by only a tiny minority of authors. Consider, in contrast, Gregorovius (1904), Burchard (1910 translation), Villari (1911), Sabatini (1912), Durant (1953), Erlanger (1978), Zapperi (1979), Johnson (1981), Cloulas (1993), Locklin (2000), New Catholic Encyclopedia: BORGIA (BORJA) (2003), Bradford (2004), Hibbert (2008), and Strathern (2009). Rolfe is notoriously outside the mainstream.

Worldbruce (talk) 18:00, 5 November 2014 (UTC)

  1. ^ Rolfe 1901, p. 262.