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All Feel The Effects Of Sin

All of us feel the effects of sin. “Death spread to all men because all men sinned” (Rom 5:12). However, all are offered salvation in Jesus Christ. “One man’s act of righteousness leads to acquittal and life for all men” (Rom ...

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Root of Faith

The Trinity has always been the very root of the Church’s faith (expressed in the baptismal liturgy). Paul summarized this apostolic faith in saying “The grace of the Lord Jesus Christ and the love of God and the fellowship of ...

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Why Did God Not Prevent The First Man From Sinning?

St. Leo the Great responds, “Christ’s inexpressible grace gave us blessings better than those the demon’s envy had taken away.” And St. Thomas Aquinas wrote, “There is nothing to prevent human nature’s being raised up to something greater, even after ...

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Equality of Man and Woman

God willed that man and woman would have perfect equality as human persons. “Being man” or “being woman” is a good reality and each possesses an inalienable dignity.  God is neither man nor woman. He is pure spirit. The different perfections ...

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Only One Nature

The spiritual soul is the “form” of the body. Man is not the union of two natures. In man, spirit and matter form one nature. God creates every spiritual soul immediately. It is not “produced” by the parents and does ...

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In God’s Image

Animated by a spiritual soul, the human body shares in the dignity of “God’s image.” The human person, body and soul, is meant to become a temple of the Spirit. In man, the material world can freely raise its voice ...

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Man – Body and Soul

Using symbolic language, the Bible says that God willed man to be both corporeal and spiritual. “Then the Lord God formed man of dust from the ground, and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life and man became a ...

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United In Christ

This mystery of man becomes clear only in the mystery of Christ. “That is why Christ took on himself the role and the name of the first Adam, in order that he might not lose what he had made in ...

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All For Man

God created everything for man. “For man is more precious in God’s eyes than all other creatures. For him the heavens and the earth exist. God did not spare his own Son for the sake of man. Nor does he ...

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The Four Aspects of Man

“God created man in his own image, in the image of God he created him, male and female he created them” (Gen 1:27). The following paragraphs will examine these four aspects of man: He is in the image of God ...

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