Archive | March, 2012

Inspiration and the Relationship of Divine and Human Authorship

This is part of a continuing series of posts on the fundamental Catholic doctrines of Scripture.  It picks up from my last post in inspiration, only dealing now with the relationship between human and divine in the composition of Scripture.  **** Divine and Human Authorship The Catholic doctrine of inspiration is commonly understood to entail

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BREAKING!: New Document Promotes Priority of Scripture in Theology

Today[March 8th 2012] has been an extremely exciting day! The International Theological Commission has a new document out, Theology Today: Perspectives, Principles and Criteria. This is an incredibly helpful guide to doing Catholic theology. To be sure, this is not a magisterial document—an official document from the Church’s teaching office. Nonetheless, this is important reading

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Inspiration of Scripture in the Catholic Tradition

This is part of a series of posts on the fundamental doctrine of Scripture within the Catholic Church. *** Inspiration The fundamental conviction of the Church, relying on the faith of the Apostles, is that the Scriptures, in all their parts, are “inspired” or “breathed” by God, in such a way that God can truly

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Intro to Lent III: Almsgiving

Third in a series of three posts. Of the three marks of Lent — prayer, fasting and almsgiving — almsgiving is surely the most neglected. And yet, in the only place where the Bible brings all three together, the inspired author puts the emphasis firmly on the last: “Prayer and fasting are good, but better

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Supernatural Revelation

We continue this series of posts on the basics of Catholic understanding of revelation, now moving from natural revelation to supernatural revelation. Supernatural Revelation In addition to the revelation of God available in nature, God has also communicated directly with mankind through history, which may be called supernatural revelation. Supernatural revelation communicates to humanity truths

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