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(Dr.) Scott Hahn to Mundelein
Creative Minority Report ^ | May 10, 2014 | Matthew Archbold

Posted on 05/10/2014 2:18:27 PM PDT by NYer

My favorite bearded Catholic author Scott Hahn will be teaching at Mundelein Seminary next year. I read pretty much everything he writes...except for the real smarty pants stuff that I don't understand.

The idea of Scott Hahn and Fr. Barron teaching at Mundelein makes that a pretty amazing place.

Francis Cardinal George appointed Dr. Scott Hahn as the first McEssy Distinguished Visiting Professor of Biblical Theology at Mundelein Seminary of the University of Saint Mary of the Lake. In this position, Dr. Hahn will conduct research, teach and offer occasional public lectures. “Dr. Hahn is one of the theologians at the forefront of evangelization in the United States,” Cardinal George said. “His presence at Mundelein will bring his unique experience and his great skill at teaching to the future priests of the Archdiocese of Chicago and the more than thirty dioceses served by the seminary.”

Fr. Robert Barron, Rector and President praised Bill and Lois McEssy for their generosity in establishing the McEssy Professorship. “An endowed professorship brings a permanent benefit to the seminary. It insures that we can attract new scholars of national and international stature to Chicago’s major seminary. Dr. Hahn will help us achieve my goal of making Mundelein a powerhouse of the New Evangelization.” “I’m honored and humbled to receive this appointment,” said Dr. Hahn. "Seminaries and universities both have distinct roles in communicating the Faith and in forming Catholics who can transform our culture. I am privileged to teach in both settings, and I am deeply grateful to join such a dynamic institution as Mundelein, especially with its very strong Biblical Department and the emphasis placed on Sacred Scripture in the new curriculum.”

Scott Hahn will continue to hold the Scanlan Chair of Biblical Theology at the Franciscan University of Steubenville concurrently. That's good news.



TOPICS: Apologetics; Catholic; Religion & Culture; Theology
KEYWORDS: hahn; mundelein; seminary

1 posted on 05/10/2014 2:18:27 PM PDT by NYer
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To: Tax-chick; GregB; Berlin_Freeper; SumProVita; narses; bboop; SevenofNine; Ronaldus Magnus; tiki; ...

Scott Hahn and Fr. Robert Barron ... that has got to be the “go to” seminary! Ping!


2 posted on 05/10/2014 2:19:28 PM PDT by NYer ("You are a puff of smoke that appears briefly and then disappears." James 4:14)
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To: NYer
A Little Bit of Gnosticism

Hahn calls the Holy Spirit "mother," "motherly," "maternal," "feminine," "womanhood," and "bridal," in both the hardback and paperback versions.

Scott Hahn is twisted in the most perverse sense. Anybody who supports his crap is also twisted. He even had the gall to create his own rosary and offer it for sale.

3 posted on 05/10/2014 2:46:29 PM PDT by ebb tide
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To: NYer; Salvation
Will Somebody Stop Him, Please! Scott Hahn Markets New “Evangelical” Mysteries of the Rosary

Yes, for only $16.95 (CD) or $14.95 (audio cassette) you can purchase this blessed addition to your prayer life—five brand new mysteries of the Rosary designed just for you… by Scott Hahn!!!!!!!!!!!

4 posted on 05/10/2014 2:55:40 PM PDT by ebb tide
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To: NYer

I’m with you.


5 posted on 05/10/2014 3:42:30 PM PDT by cloudmountain
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To: NYer

It would be fun to go to class with those guys.


6 posted on 05/10/2014 3:46:00 PM PDT by Tax-chick (If I offended you, you needed it.)
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To: ebb tide

7 posted on 05/10/2014 3:48:52 PM PDT by iowamark (I must study politics and war that my sons may have liberty to study mathematics and philosophy)
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To: NYer
Scott Hahn and Fr. Robert Barron ... that has got to be the “go to” seminary! Ping!

Particularly if your goal is to be exposed to heterodoxy.

Fr. Robert Barron:

"Adam. Now, don't read it literally. We're not talking about a literal figure. We're talking in theological poetry. Adam: the first human being . . ." Sadly, it appears that Fr. Barron is heterodox on this point of the nature of Adam. He can't deny that Adam was a literal figure and the first man, who fell, without this having dire consequences for the Catholic doctrine of original sin, per Pope Pius XII's encyclical, Humani Generis (12 August 1950): one that was designed (in the subtitle) to counter "some false opinions threatening to undermine the foundations of Catholic doctrine" (my bolding):

37. When, however, there is question of another conjectural opinion, namely polygenism, the children of the Church by no means enjoy such liberty. For 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 in 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.[12]

38. Just as in the biological and anthropological sciences, so also in the historical sciences there are those who boldly transgress the limits and safeguards established by the Church. In a particular way must be deplored a certain too free interpretation of the historical books of the Old Testament. Those who favor this system, in order to defend their cause, wrongly refer to the Letter which was sent not long ago to the Archbishop of Paris by the Pontifical Commission on Biblical Studies.[13] This letter, in fact, clearly points out that the first eleven chapters of Genesis, although properly speaking not conforming to the historical method used by the best Greek and Latin writers or by competent authors of our time, do nevertheless pertain to history in a true sense, which however must be further studied and determined by exegetes; the same chapters, (the Letter points out), in simple and metaphorical language adapted to the mentality of a people but little cultured, both state the principal truths which are fundamental for our salvation, and also give a popular description of the origin of the human race and the chosen people. If, however, the ancient sacred writers have taken anything from popular narrations (and this may be conceded), it must never be forgotten that they did so with the help of divine inspiration, through which they were rendered immune from any error in selecting and evaluating those documents.

39. Therefore, whatever of the popular narrations have been inserted into the Sacred Scriptures must in no way be considered on a par with myths or other such things, which are more the product of an extravagant imagination than of that striving for truth and simplicity which in the Sacred Books, also of the Old Testament, is so apparent that our ancient sacred writers must be admitted to be clearly superior to the ancient profane writers.

James Tucker wrote in the combox of the same video on a Word on Fire web page:

If we are not to read Adam as a literal person, but only a theological construct, then as we read St Paul's description of Jesus as the "New Adam", then Jesus becomes a theological construct. Yet, Jesus is God incarnate, God in the flesh, very much a real person. So, St. Paul's comparison brings out the fact that sin - sin which is very real in our lives even today - sin comes into the world through the choice of a real person Adam, so that redemption - a very real necessity for our lives even today - redemption comes through a real person: Jesus the Christ. (3-4-11)

Unfortunately, Fr. Barron did not reply, even though this is his own site, for his outreach apostolate. Fr. Barron's view on this issue is very troubling indeed, and an extremely serious error. Here is what St. Paul stated about the historical Adam and original sin:

Romans 5:12-19 (RSV) Therefore as sin came into the world through one man and death through sin, and so death spread to all men because all men sinned -- [13] sin indeed was in the world before the law was given, but sin is not counted where there is no law. [14] Yet death reigned from Adam to Moses, even over those whose sins were not like the transgression of Adam, who was a type of the one who was to come. [15] But the free gift is not like the trespass. For if many died through one man's trespass, much more have the grace of God and the free gift in the grace of that one man Jesus Christ abounded for many. [16] And the free gift is not like the effect of that one man's sin. For the judgment following one trespass brought condemnation, but the free gift following many trespasses brings justification. [17] If, because of one man's trespass, death reigned through that one man, much more will those who receive the abundance of grace and the free gift of righteousness reign in life through the one man Jesus Christ. [18] Then as one man's trespass led to condemnation for all men, so one man's act of righteousness leads to acquittal and life for all men.[19] For as by one man's disobedience many were made sinners, so by one man's obedience many will be made righteous.

1 Corinthians 15:21-22 For as by a man came death, by a man has come also the resurrection of the dead. [22] For as in Adam all die, so also in Christ shall all be made alive.

1 Corinthians 15:45-49 Thus it is written, "The first man Adam became a living being"; the last Adam became a life-giving spirit. [46] But it is not the spiritual which is first but the physical, and then the spiritual. [47] The first man was from the earth, a man of dust; the second man is from heaven. [48] As was the man of dust, so are those who are of the dust; and as is the man of heaven, so are those who are of heaven. [49] Just as we have borne the image of the man of dust, we shall also bear the image of the man of heaven.

I would elaborate upon Fr. Tucker's comment, and add that the view of a non-literal, non-historical Adam is also contrary to the understanding of the Blessed Virgin Mary as the second Eve: a motif very common in the Church fathers and in Catholic Mariology ever since their time. If there wasn't a literal Eve who said "no" to God, then by analogy there would be no literal Mary who said "yes" and made redemption possible, in terms of being the Mother of (the incarnate) God (the Son).

Therefore, just as the Pauline analogy of Adam and second Adam (Christ) requires a literal understanding, so does the Eve-Mary analogy. Just as there was a literal Adam who really fell (and the human race with him (Rom 5:15; 1 Cor 15:22), thus requiring the redemption of Christ, so there was a real historical Eve who said "no" to God, and hence by analogy, a real Mary who said yes and led the way to redemption by being the Mother of (the incarnate) God.

Fr. John A. Hardon, S. J., the renowned catechist and candidate for possible sainthood, who was also my own mentor, wrote in his Modern Catholic Dictionary, about Adam:

The first man. Created in the image of God. His wife was Eve and his sons Cain, Abel, and Seth. They lived in the garden of Eden but were expelled because Adam and Eve disobeyed God's command not to eat the fruit of a certain tree (Genesis 1,2). In early accounts of Adam's life he is referred to, not by a specific name, but "the man" (Genesis 3). Not until his descendants were given (Genesis 4:25) was the proper noun "Adam" applied to him. Many doctrines in the New Testament are traced back to the life of the first man, notably original sin and the concept of Jesus as the second Adam bringing redemption to the human race.

He stated in the same work about original sin:

Either the sin committed by Adam as the head of the human race, or the sin he passed onto his posterity with which every human being, with the certain exception of Christ and his Mother, is conceived and born. The sin of Adam is called originating original sin (originale originans); that of his descendants is originated original sin (originale originatum). Adam's sin was personal and grave, and it affected human nature. It was personal because he freely committed it; it was grave because God imposed a serious obligation; and it affected the whole human race by depriving his progeny of the supernatural life and preternatural gifts they would have possessed on entering the world had Adam not sinned. Original sin in his descendants is personal only in the sense that the children of Adam are each personally affected, but not personal as though they had voluntarily chosen to commit the sin; it is grave in the sense that it debars a person from the beatific vision, but not grave in condemning one to hell; and it is natural only in that all human nature, except for divine intervention, has it and can have it removed only by supernatural means.

I've written about this issue in the past: Adam and Eve, Cain and Abel, and Noah as Actual Historical Figures: the Biblical Evidence and Catholic Agreement With It. I noted many biblical evidences in this paper. For example, our Lord Jesus refers quite literally to Abel in Matthew 23:35. The author of Hebrews does the same (11:4; 12:24). St. Paul refers to Eve as having been deceived by the devil, in 2 Corinthians 11:3. I cited the Catechism of the Catholic Church:

If Adam and Eve are not regarded as actual human beings, and the parents of the human race, then the doctrine of the Fall of man goes down with that, and we are smack dab in the middle of the Pelagian heresy, which holds that man is saved by his own works, and is not in need of being rescued from a fallen condition. The fall is clearly taught in the Bible; especially by St. Paul.

The Catechism refers to Adam and Eve eight times, and ties in their rebellion to the fall of man at least three times (#399, 404, 417).

Cain and Abel are referred to as actual human beings twice, and their actions also connected to original sin.

God made a covenant with Noah. It's pretty difficult to make a covenant with an imaginary, fictional person. Thus, the Catechism refers to Noah and the flood, and what is called the Noachic Covenant, nine times.

The problem (among many) is that the New Testament certainly accepts the Genesis account as literal, and this person as Adam, and his wife as Eve: precisely as stated. Thus Jesus said:

Matthew 23:34-35 (RSV) Therefore I send you prophets and wise men and scribes, some of whom you will kill and crucify, and some you will scourge in your synagogues and persecute from town to town, that upon you may come all the righteous blood shed on earth, from the blood of innocent Abel to the blood of Zechari'ah the son of Barachi'ah, whom you murdered between the sanctuary and the altar.

How, then, can Abel be an actual historical person, whose blood was shed: one used in an illustration of persecution up to Zechariah the prophet, yet his father be merely a "literary figure" and not the actual historical Adam? St. Paul's statements and analogies of Adam and Christ, seen above, clearly presuppose the historical Adam of the Genesis accounts and no other.

All of this smacks of good old-fashioned liberal heterodoxy regarding issues of historicity in Genesis. If this whole thing is simply a case of poor choice of words, or some misunderstanding on my part, I'd be more than happy -- in fact, delighted -- to be corrected, and to remove this paper if it is no longer necessary.

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Moreover, in Blessed Pope John Paul II's General Audience of 1 October 1986: "Consequences of Original Sin for All Humanity", the historical Adam was again asserted, in citing Pope Paul VI:

It is evident that the explanations of original sin given by some modern authors will appear to you as irreconcilable with genuine Catholic teaching. Such authors, starting from the unproved premise of polygenism, deny more or less clearly that the sin from which such a mass of evils has derived in humanity, was, above all, the disobedience of Adam 'the first man,' figure of that future one, which occurred at the beginning of history."

http://socrates58.blogspot.com/2011/09/fr-robert-barron-denies-that-adam-was.html

8 posted on 05/10/2014 4:28:17 PM PDT by BlatherNaut
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To: NYer

Congrats and God Bless Dr. Scott Hahn!


9 posted on 05/11/2014 6:01:10 AM PDT by Biggirl (“Go, do not be afraid, and serve”-Pope Francis)
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To: NYer

Hahn has been amply refuted, and would not even post or respond to my latest challenge to his propaganda, after it was posted here.


10 posted on 05/11/2014 8:23:07 AM PDT by daniel1212 (Come to the Lord Jesus as a contrite damned+destitute sinner, trust Him to save you, then live 4 Him)
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To: NYer
(Dr.) Scott Hahn to Mundelein
Rome Sweet Home - Our Journey to Catholicism
Kingdom of the Son: Scott Hahn Reflects on the Solemnity of Christ the King

Eating Truth (Scott Hahn on the early christians and the Eucharist)
Scott Hahn: Resignation shows Pope's servant nature
Why a Protestant Pastor Became Catholic - Dr. Scott Hahn
Contraception is contrary to God's law: Why the Hahns became Roman Catholic
Scott Hahn appointed to endowed chair in theology, evangelization
EWTN - The Journey Home - February 6 @ 8pm - Roy Schoeman, Mark Shea, Dr. Scott Hahn
The Institution of the Eucharist in Scripture [Catholic Caucus]
"Our Father's Plan" - EWTN series with Dr. Scott Hahn and Jeff Cavins on the Bible timeline
(Dr. Scott) Hahn Family spends its first Holy Week in Rome
[Catholic/Orthodox/Anglican Caucus]Scott Hahn: "If We Ignore the Mother, We Can't See the Child"

Covenant History
The Meal of Melchizedek (what is meant by Christ’s words, "This is my body; this is my blood")
Last Words (Prayer and Typology) SCOTT HAHN
Do the Fathers Support Scott Hahn’s Theory?
Scott Hahn on Our Lady
Lead Us Not into Temptation . . .
Eucharist in the Pontificate of Benedict XVI (Commentary by Scott Hahn)
Do the Father’s Support Scott Hahn's "Dragon" Theory?
The Scott Hahn Conversion Story
The Fourth Cup: The Sacrament of the Eucharist [Holy Thursday] [Passover]
Our Father - In Heaven (Dr. Scott Hahn)
An Urgent Note From Scott Hahn

11 posted on 05/11/2014 8:56:13 AM PDT by Salvation ("With God all things are possible." Matthew 19:26)
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To: BlatherNaut
Particularly if your goal is to be exposed to heterodoxy.

Why is such a thing a problem for RCs, since the NAB "helps" and commentary has taught for decades such things as that such stories as Balaam and the donkey, Noah's flood, Jonah and the fish, etc., are fables, and that Divinely sanctioned events in Joshua's conquests were folk tales, and that certain historical events in the gospels did not literally occur as described. Etc.

This is the type of thing that the fundamental/evangelical movement rose up against in the last century, due to a common consent to basic core truths, yet RCs want us to join an overall liberal church, which has so redefined itself that fundamental type RCs now exists as sect of it, or in schism from it.

12 posted on 05/11/2014 11:47:06 AM PDT by daniel1212 (Come to the Lord Jesus as a contrite damned+destitute sinner, trust Him to save you, then live 4 Him)
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To: ebb tide

When you point such a hateful finger at one, do you realize that several of your own fingers are pointing back at self?

Dr. Hahn is an excellent Scripture scholar. His work on the riches of the Eucharist alone is spectacular.


13 posted on 05/11/2014 11:56:18 AM PDT by SumProVita (Cogito, ergo....Sum Pro Vita - Modified Descartes)
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To: daniel1212
Why is such a thing a problem for RCs, since the NAB "helps" and commentary has taught for decades such things as that such stories as Balaam and the donkey, Noah's flood, Jonah and the fish, etc., are fables, and that Divinely sanctioned events in Joshua's conquests were folk tales, and that certain historical events in the gospels did not literally occur as described. Etc.

No thinking Catholic believes that the USCCB and their "helps" and "commentaries" are infallible. After all, this is the same organization which published a favorable review of "Brokeback Mountain". And let's not forget the sex abuse cover-up, which had all the appearance of a coordinated effort. Unfortunately, the Church and Her teachings are not necessarily reflected in the actions, statements and publications of the USCCB.

"As to the view of Christian tradition, it suffices to appeal here to the words of Father Zorell who maintains that the Bible story concerning the Flood has never been explained or understood in any but a truly historical sense by any Catholic writer (cf. Hagen, Lexicon Biblicum). It would be useless labour and would exceed the scope of the present article to enumerate the long list of Fathers and Scholastic theologians who have touched upon the question. The few stray discordant voices belonging to the last fifteen or twenty years are simply drowned in this unanimous chorus of Christian tradition."

http://www.newadvent.org/cathen/04702a.htm

Reading the Douay Rheims Bible eliminates the problem of strange interpretations, helps and commentaries.

yet RCs want us to join an overall liberal church, which has so redefined itself

Truth cannot be redefined. Sacred Tradition, Sacred Scripture and the Magisterium of the Church are interconnected and as such, one cannot stand without the other. If someone (even a bishop) promotes a different version of this fundamental reality, they are lying.

14 posted on 05/11/2014 2:11:11 PM PDT by BlatherNaut
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To: SumProVita

Hahn is nut.


15 posted on 05/11/2014 4:01:02 PM PDT by ebb tide
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To: ebb tide

“a nut”.


16 posted on 05/11/2014 4:01:50 PM PDT by ebb tide
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To: BlatherNaut; metmom; boatbums; mitch5501; BlueDragon; Springfield Reformer
No thinking Catholic believes that the USCCB and their "helps" and "commentaries" are infallible.

But where did i saw or infer that? The footnotes can yet be seen on the Vatican;s own site, and are and were trusted by multitudes.

And let's not forget the sex abuse cover-up, which had all the appearance of a coordinated effort.

But this is the church RCs promote here, and they must own all of it.

Unfortunately, the Church and Her teachings are not necessarily reflected in the actions, statements and publications of the USCCB.

Unfortunately, that is what does indeed reflect what she really believes, as Biblically what one does and effects is what constitutes what one truly believes. The old "faith without works" principal RCs love to quote, while most of those Rome counts and treats as members in life and in death are liberal.

"As to the view of Christian tradition, it suffices to appeal here to the words of Father Zorell who maintains that the Bible story concerning the Flood has never been explained or understood in any but a truly historical sense by any Catholic writer (cf. Hagen, Lexicon Biblicum). It would be useless labour and would exceed the scope of the present article to enumerate the long list of Fathers and Scholastic theologians who have touched upon the question. The few stray discordant voices belonging to the last fifteen or twenty years are simply drowned in this unanimous chorus of Christian tradition." http://www.newadvent.org/cathen/04702a.htm

Interesting. But the laity look to how Rome interprets herself. Then you also have TRCs who hold to geocentrism.

Reading the Douay Rheims Bible eliminates the problem of strange interpretations, helps and commentaries.

Its much closer to the KJV, but with some problems, and one Roman Catholic apologist criticizes it as well. (http://www.catholicculture.org/culture/library/view.cfm?id=4300&CFID=45541857&CFTOKEN=30609021)

Truth cannot be redefined. Sacred Tradition, Sacred Scripture and the Magisterium of the Church are interconnected and as such, one cannot stand without the other. If someone (even a bishop) promotes a different version of this fundamental reality, they are lying.

I do understand the problem, but it is the SSPX sect and the sedevacantist schism who are considered inn need of repentance in this church. None of which infers sanction by me of errant doctrines i contend against .

17 posted on 05/11/2014 8:18:08 PM PDT by daniel1212 (Come to the Lord Jesus as a contrite damned+destitute sinner, trust Him to save you, then live 4 Him)
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To: daniel1212
The footnotes can yet be seen on the Vatican;s own site, and are and were trusted by multitudes.

Highly unfortunate. However, footnotes don't fall into the category of infallible teaching.

But this is the church RCs promote here, and they must own all of it.

The Church (along with the rest of the human race) is comprised of sinners. Why would anyone be surprised when sinners sin? It's a mistake to conflate the teachings of the Church with the inevitably sinful behavior of Her members.

But the laity look to how Rome interprets herself.

The Church has never DEFINITIVELY contradicted any of Her infallible teachings. That many Catholics ignore them (including some in the hierarchy and in Rome) cannot be denied.

Then you also have TRCs who hold to geocentrism.

Geocentrism, global warming, the Easter Bunny - these are matters of prudential judgement and opinions on such matters are left to the individual. Scripture, Tradition and Magisterial teachings encompass the integrated truths which the Church teaches are essential to salvation.

None of which infers sanction by me of errant doctrines i contend against

Understood. We might as well agree to disagree.

18 posted on 05/12/2014 7:52:39 AM PDT by BlatherNaut
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To: ebb tide
Scott Hahn is twisted in the most perverse sense. Anybody who supports his crap is also twisted. He even had the gall to create his own rosary and offer it for sale.

Scott Hahn is the pet evangelical convert for neo-Catholics. And of course he rejects the historical truth of Genesis (else they wouldn't laud him as such an exemplary Catholic).

19 posted on 05/12/2014 7:57:48 AM PDT by Zionist Conspirator (The Left: speaking power to truth since Shevirat HaKelim.)
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To: BlatherNaut
Highly unfortunate. However, footnotes don't fall into the category of infallible teaching.

Of course not, but if what RCs believe and practice was restricted to infallible teaching then how much would be left? Sungenis (for one) says most of what Catholics believe and practice today has never been stated infallibly.

And RCs cannot know for sure how many (total) infallible statements have been made, while RC teaching overall is subject to varying degrees of interpretation.

The Church (along with the rest of the human race) is comprised of sinners. Why would anyone be surprised when sinners sin? It's a mistake to conflate the teachings of the Church with the inevitably sinful behavior of Her members.

No. Mistake #1 is to confuse a church being comprised of sinners which is unavoidable, with the systemic failure of a church to Biblically discipline even notorious impenitent public prosodomite murderers, and instead treat them as members in life and in death.

Mistake #2 is to confuse what a person or church professes with what they really believe, as shown by what they do and overall effect.

The Church has never DEFINITIVELY contradicted any of Her infallible teachings. That many Catholics ignore them (including some in the hierarchy and in Rome) cannot be denied.

See Mistake #2. This merely renders you a defender of an institutionally duplicitous church.

Geocentrism, global warming, the Easter Bunny - these are matters of prudential judgement and opinions on such matters are left to the individual.

Geocentrism is not the Easter Bunny based on what some of your fellow traditional type RCs contend, while otherwise it is an example of the interpretive liberty RCs have in engaging in private non-offical interpretation, while condemning the same. n.

Understood. We might as well agree to disagree.

Disagree we do .

20 posted on 05/13/2014 7:16:53 AM PDT by daniel1212 (Come to the Lord Jesus as a contrite damned+destitute sinner, trust Him to save you, then live 4 Him)
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To: Zionist Conspirator

The Rosary was instigated by Saint John Paul II, not Scott Hahn.


21 posted on 05/13/2014 7:46:35 AM PDT by Salvation ("With God all things are possible." Matthew 19:26)
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To: daniel1212
And RCs cannot know for sure how many (total) infallible statements have been made, while RC teaching overall is subject to varying degrees of interpretation.

Wrong.

Dogmas of the Catholic Church:

http://jloughnan.tripod.com/dogma.htm

See also the Catechism of the Catholic Church, the Catechism of St. Pius X, and the Catechism of the Council of Trent.

Mistake #1 is to confuse a church being comprised of sinners which is unavoidable, with the systemic failure of a church to Biblically discipline even notorious impenitent public prosodomite murderers, and instead treat them as members in life and in death.

Conflating the actions of individual members (including those in the hierarchy) whose behavior falls short of (and in some cases publicly contradicts) the teachings of the Church with the objective teachings of the Church is fallacious reasoning.

Geocentrism is not the Easter Bunny based on what some of your fellow traditional type RCs contend

Neither is it a moral matter, so Catholics are obviously free to disagree.

while otherwise it is an example of the interpretive liberty RCs have in engaging in private non-offical interpretation, while condemning the same.

A practicing Catholic must assent to OFFICIAL Church teachings. Practicing Catholics (unlike the multitude of Protestant sects, confused Catholics and apostate Catholics) are united in the essentials.

"Now I beseech you, brethren, by the name of our Lord Jesus Christ, that you all speak the same thing, and that there be no schisms among you; but that you be perfect in the same mind, and in the same judgment."

"That they all may be one, as thou, Father, in me, and I in thee; that they also may be one in us; that the world may believe that thou hast sent me."

Prudential judgement can only be legitimately exercised in regard to the ways in which revealed Truth is upheld and applied. "Private non-official interpretation" of Dogma and Doctrine is not Catholic. When Pelosi and Kerry promote abortion, they have apostacized. When a bishop promotes teachings in contradiction to Dogma or Doctrine, he has apostacized. Obviously, there has been wide-spread apostasy over the past fifty years, and as a result, many "catholics" are running around promoting false interpretations of Church teachings. The confusion they spread does not alter the Deposit of Faith by one iota. Truth does not change.

"And the Word was made flesh, and dwelt among us, (and we saw his glory, the glory as it were of the only begotten of the Father,) full of grace and truth."

Disagree we do .

No doubt about that.

22 posted on 05/13/2014 11:13:28 AM PDT by BlatherNaut
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To: Salvation; Zionist Conspirator
No, the rosary was instigated by the Blessed Mother, through St. Dominic.

It was only in the year 1214, however, that the Church received the Rosary in its present form and according to the method we use today. It was given to the Church by St. Dominic, who had received it from the Blessed Virgin as a means of converting the Albigensians and other sinners.

The Mysteries remained untouched from that date until St JP II created, out whole cloth, his Glow in the Dark (Luminous) "mysteries". Hahn followed suit with his Evangelical "mysteries".

23 posted on 05/13/2014 4:39:18 PM PDT by ebb tide
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To: Salvation; Zionist Conspirator; Biggirl
The Twenty Mysteries of the Rosary?

With Scott Hahn's "rosary" were now up to Twenty-Five "Mysteries" of the Rosary.

Maybe the Pope's Theologian, Cardinal Kasper can add his "Mysteries" of sanctioned Adultery.

24 posted on 05/13/2014 5:16:28 PM PDT by ebb tide
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No, please do the research. Some are duplicates.


25 posted on 05/13/2014 5:24:00 PM PDT by Salvation ("With God all things are possible." Matthew 19:26)
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Then why is Hahn is charging money for his? Is he skimming off the the works of St JPII?


26 posted on 05/13/2014 5:42:27 PM PDT by ebb tide
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From Amazon’s site selling Hahn’s garbage:

>>The Baptism of Jesus, The Temptation, The Transfiguration, The Triumphal Entry and The Last Supper. Only the first and last items on this list are identical to the official Luminous Mysteries and the others: Jesus Works His First Miracle, Jesus Preaches and The Transfiguration respectively replace Scott’s other items.<<

>>So be warned that you are not getting the Luminous Mysteries but an invention of Scott’s called the Evangelical Mysteries here probably because this was released prior to the Vatican definition of the Luminous Mysteries.<<

OK, so now were up to only up to 23 Mysteries of the Rosary; 15 from Our Lady and 8 from men. Maybe Kasper can round it out to 25.


27 posted on 05/13/2014 5:54:30 PM PDT by ebb tide
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28 posted on 05/13/2014 6:29:03 PM PDT by BlatherNaut
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Jesus Works His First Miracle, Jesus Preaches and The Transfiguration respectively replace Scott’s other items.

I wonder how many deluded people are actually sitting around reciting the Scott Hahn mysteries. Not likely this product is a big seller.

Inventing and selling Rosary mysteries sure takes a lot of chutzpah.

29 posted on 05/13/2014 6:45:19 PM PDT by BlatherNaut
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Maybe Kasper can round it out to 25.

And Ricca could compose the "Rainbow" mysteries, bumping the total to a multiple of three.

30 posted on 05/13/2014 7:33:37 PM PDT by BlatherNaut
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