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What does it mean for the soul to be "immediately" created by God?

It is a Catholic dogma (De Fide) that human souls are immediately created by God. In this answer, the issue arose about what exactly "immediately" means. I'm not sure a satisfactory answer ...
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Did the Annunciation and Good Friday coincide?

As we know, Good Friday falls on March 25 (2016) this year. In Catholic and Orthodox Churches, March 25 is also the Feast of the Annunciation. A priest friend of mine, told me there was once a ...
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Is Mary's human soul pre-existent in eternity?

There is a statement in the Catholic Catechism that says that Mary is chosen from all eternity by God. Would this mean she pre-existed in eternity with God, or does "chosen" not really imply ...
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How does the Catholic church distinguish between the human soul and spirit?

I see questions about the creation of the human soul, and the soul's "infusion" into the body. But the Bible considers a human being to "have" three parts or concepts: spirit, soul, and body. How does ...
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Could "The human soul is created at the moment of conception." be defined as dogma?

Could the proposition The human soul is created at the moment of conception. be defined as dogma? (question idea courtesy Peter Turner, who asked "What paths exist in the Catholic Church for a ...
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Did Prophet Jeremiah's soul pre-exist his conception in human form?

At Jeremiah 1: 4-5 we see the prophet speaking of his call: Now the word of the Lord came to me saying, “Before I formed you in the womb I knew you, and before you were born I consecrated you; ...
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According to Southern Baptists, where does a baby's soul come from?

When someone dies their soul either goes to heaven or to hell, there is no true end for a soul, only for the body because energy cannot be created or destroyed. By the same token, when someone is born ...
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Following the Doctrine in Council of Trent, does God give a soul to human at conception deprived of sanctifying grace?

The Catholic Church teaches, as St. Thomas Aquinas explained, that God intended our first parents to give their descendants the blessings of original justice. When they lost the gifts, however, they ...
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From a Dogmatic Catholic perspective, what is the eternal destination of an unbaptized embryo?

This dogmatic statement from the Council of Trent makes it Crystal Clear that we inherit sin from Adam. If any one asserts, that the prevarication of Adam injured himself alone, and not his ...
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According to Roman Catholicism, Mary loved God of her own free will. Does her love mean less to God because grace protected her from sin?

The Immaculate Conception shows that God could, in theory, protect each person from the contracting the taint of original sin. An argument as to why God allows His children to contract original sin is ...
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