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Nov
18
reviewed Approve suggested edit on What is the Protestant explanation for how Mary could provide Jesus with his flesh but be part of the fall herself?
Nov
6
comment Why does transubstantiation refer only to communion?
... in other words, even at a "literal" read, you can't pick words out of a phrase and expect them to be independently meaningful. Even a "literal" read must interpret each word in context -- of the sentence in particular, but also of the larger work.
Nov
6
comment Why does transubstantiation refer only to communion?
"Bread of life" is also not "bread." ...
Nov
6
comment Why does transubstantiation refer only to communion?
You don't see John 6:35 as being compatible with Matthew 26:26-27?
Nov
5
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Nov
4
comment Is the presence of evil necessary for good to be expressed?
Voting to close: This question is going to be primarily opinion-based. Theologians have been wrestling with the role of evil for 5k+ years. Christian theologians since the death of Christ. A singular, doctrinal, or universally accepted explanation has yet to arise ...
Nov
3
comment Are the theories of Evolution and the Big Bang now binding to Catholics and to be held as true?
That said... The Church isn't in the business of making scientific theories doctrinal. It's business is in presenting a proper, applicable understanding of that which has been revealed through Christ. The Pope's statement is binding inasmuch as the Catholic isn't permitted to think these theories (or whatever you call them) contradict Catholic teaching.
Nov
3
comment Are the theories of Evolution and the Big Bang now binding to Catholics and to be held as true?
Nonetheless, there are levels of bindingness. The Pope isn't limited to ex cathedra statements in forming or clarifying the official requirements of the faithful.
Oct
24
revised What is the Catholic Church's answer to a woman/women claiming that God has called them to the Priesthood?
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Oct
24
comment What is the Catholic Church's answer to a woman/women claiming that God has called them to the Priesthood?
Good references ... If time allows, I'll need to give those a read-through!
Oct
24
comment What is the Catholic Church's answer to a woman/women claiming that God has called them to the Priesthood?
@MattGutting I'll have to give that encyclical a read-through then! ... I'd thought the Church took a more "hands off" approach to whether women could be priests, to the point of suggesting they actually "could"; only that the Church didn't have any authority to make such a conclusion.
Oct
24
answered What is the Catholic Church's answer to a woman/women claiming that God has called them to the Priesthood?
Oct
24
comment What is the Catholic Church's answer to a woman/women claiming that God has called them to the Priesthood?
The second part is right; first part I suspect is wrong.
Sep
30
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Sep
24
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Sep
23
awarded  Popular Question
Sep
22
comment Why did God not want man to have the knowledge of good and evil?
Can you tag a denomination, please? If not, I think this qualifies as a "Truth" question -- not a good fit for the site.
Sep
15
comment According to Catholicism, Can God annihilate the soul?
Always good to see something from the summa. The Catholic Encyclopedia seems like it disagrees though. See the 2nd paragraph under Immortality:Justification of the doctrine of immortality, where it claims that God could withdraw existence from the soul. Do you think Aquinas's POV assumes that it's against God's nature to do so, and therefore impossible?
Sep
12
comment Did God create man to replace the fallen Angels?
This question appears to be off-topic because it doesn't inquire into any particular tradition's official, historical, or widely accepts beliefs.
Sep
9
comment What is the very least a Catholic needs to believe about Genesis 2 and 3?
Didn't realize you opened a question for this. I was hoping to draw you and Matt into a chat about it to work through the encyclical (over time) and it's real implications on dogma. chat.stackexchange.com/rooms/17029/adam-and-eve-in-catholicism