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The Catholic Church certainly teaches that Christ is the actual physical offspring of Mary; that is, that he is genetically descended from Mary: The Holy Spirit, “the Lord, the giver of Life,” is sent to sanctify the womb of the Virgin Mary and divinely fecundate it, causing her to conceive the eternal Son of the Father in a humanity drawn from her own. ...


I have directly responded to this question in my peer-reviewed article entitled, "The Rational Credibility of a Literal Adam and Eve." It appears in the Spanish Thomist journal, *Espiritu*64, n. 150 (November, 2015), 303-320. In that article, I show how it is possible to correctly correlate paleoanthropology, genetics, theology, and philosophy so as to give ...

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