Evolution and the CCC
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(03-31-2019, 01:37 PM)Tolkien RRJ Wrote: so reading the ccc and fundamentals of catholic dogma but Ludwig Ott it seems to me that the church says theistic evolution is not inconstant with geneses so long as the soul is created by God and Adam and Eve. Is this correct?

You're sure you found that in Ott and the CCC?
I ask because there are many different theories of evolution, not just one.  That being said, how can anyone approve to these theories if they themselves are still evolving?  
Here's some help keeping it within bounds if you really are tempted to dive into the sciences: Here are the nine things the Church teaches that we must believe about creation (Genesis 1-11): 1. We are required to believe the creation of all things by God at the beginning of time. 2. We are required to believe the special creation of man. 3. We are required to believe the formation of the first woman from man. 4. We are required to believe the unity of the human race. [Common parents] 5. We are required to believe the original happiness of our first parents. 6. We are required to believe the divine command placed upon man to prove his obedience. 7. We are required to believe his transgression of that command at the instigation of the devil by the serpent. 8. We are required to believe the fall of our first parents from the state of innocence. 9. We are required to believe the promise of a future redeemer. 
Also consider this: "Pope Pius XII’s encyclical Humani Generis states it firmly: ... the faithful cannot embrace that opinion which maintains that either after Adam there existed on this earth true men who did not take their origin through natural generation from him as from the first parent of all, or that Adam represents a certain number of first parents. Now it is no way apparent how such an opinion can be reconciled with that which the sources of revealed truth and the documents of the Teaching Authority of the Church propose with regard to original sin, which proceeds from a sin actually committed by an individual Adam and which, through generation, is passed on to all and is in everyone as his own. (cf. Rom 5:12-19; Council of Trent, Session V, canon 1-4)” (HG 37)" (italics mine).
So, tossing those two items into this discussion, how do you fare with the hope of trying your hand at "reconciling" the myriad of theories of evolution with what we believe as Catholics and remaining in a state of grace while doing so, having not transgressed the boundaries set for you by our faith?  God bless.  Ginnyfree.
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Messages In This Thread
Evolution and the CCC - by Tolkien RRJ - 03-31-2019, 01:37 PM
RE: Evolution and the CCC - by St. Camillus - 03-31-2019, 03:01 PM
RE: Evolution and the CCC - by Melkite - 03-31-2019, 03:19 PM
RE: Evolution and the CCC - by Ginnyfree - 03-31-2019, 05:23 PM
RE: Evolution and the CCC - by Melkite - 03-31-2019, 05:56 PM
RE: Evolution and the CCC - by Ginnyfree - 03-31-2019, 07:48 PM
RE: Evolution and the CCC - by Tolkien RRJ - 03-31-2019, 05:38 PM
RE: Evolution and the CCC - by MagisterMusicae - 03-31-2019, 05:56 PM
RE: Evolution and the CCC - by Ginnyfree - 03-31-2019, 07:55 PM
RE: Evolution and the CCC - by MagisterMusicae - 03-31-2019, 08:17 PM
RE: Evolution and the CCC - by Ginnyfree - 04-01-2019, 07:01 AM
RE: Evolution and the CCC - by MagisterMusicae - 04-01-2019, 02:50 PM
RE: Evolution and the CCC - by GangGreen - 03-31-2019, 10:22 PM
RE: Evolution and the CCC - by Ginnyfree - 03-31-2019, 05:01 PM
RE: Evolution and the CCC - by MagisterMusicae - 03-31-2019, 06:09 PM
RE: Evolution and the CCC - by Ginnyfree - 03-31-2019, 08:00 PM
RE: Evolution and the CCC - by MagisterMusicae - 03-31-2019, 07:21 PM



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