Matthew
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What exactly did Pope Gregory the Great mean by "Universal Bishop?"
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In your question it would be very helpful to have a citation as to where in the writings of Gregory the quote is from. I followed the link provided and there is no citation there for the quote either. ...

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Did any other philosophical systems have as much influence on the early Church as Platonism and Stoicism?
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Neo-Platonism. Augustine was influenced by Neo-Platonism, as well as other Christian writers. I think you will find Neo-Platonism to be more more influential than Platonism. I am not expert in ...

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What is the very least a Catholic needs to believe about Genesis 2 and 3?
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Your question seems to be from a perspective of what is taught as historically accurate and what is considered metaphor. I think there are some foundational ideas which need to be dealt with first in ...

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How does transubstantiation account for the amount of Christ's body eaten over the last 2000 years?
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I think that there are 2 questions being answered. One is a question of the real presence of Christ in the Eucharist. The other question is, if Christ is really present in the Eucharist would that ...

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The seriousness of sin changed?
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You need to make the distinction between material sin and formal sin. Formal sin (what we usually mean when we just say 'sin') is when there is a bad action and we know it is bad but do it anyway. ...

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Are the theories of Evolution and the Big Bang now binding to Catholics and to be held as true?
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There is no official Church teaching on evolution, but this wikipedia article has a very nice summary of the Catholic Church and evolution and provides a history of statements from Church leaders and ...

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How widespread was Marian devotion during the first two centuries of Christianity?
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The Protoevangelium of James is a second century document. It "...was a particularly widely read document in many branches of Christianity." "The text, in its current form, can be ...

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