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  • The Early Church Fathers on Mary’s Perpetual Virginity - Catholic/Orthodox Caucus

    02/02/2007 4:40:13 PM PST · by NYer · 16 replies · 981+ views
    The Early Church Fathers believed that Mary remained a virgin her entire life. Origen The Book [the Protoevangelium] of James [records] that the brethren of Jesus were sons of Joseph by a former wife, whom he married before Mary. Now those who say so wish to preserve the honor of Mary in virginity to the end, so that body of hers which was appointed to minister to the Word . . . might not know intercourse with a man after the Holy Spirit came into her and the power from on high overshadowed her. And I think it in harmony...
  • The Early Church Fathers

    01/27/2007 6:12:35 AM PST · by NYer · 172 replies · 1,959+ views
    Stay Catholic ^ | Sebastian R. Fama
    The Early Church Fathers were the leaders and teachers of the early Church. They lived and wrote during the first eight centuries of Church history. Some of their writings were composed to instruct and / or to encourage the faithful. Other writings were composed to explain or defend the faith when it was attacked or questioned. The writings of the Early Fathers are widely available and studied. They are accepted by Catholic and non Catholic scholars alike. Thus they provide common ground in establishing the beliefs and practices of the early Church.The earliest of the fathers are known as the...
  • Claims From Iraq Work Could Cost Millions

    06/16/2004 11:20:46 AM PDT · by TexKat · 3 replies · 193+ views
    AP ^ | 6/16/04 | LEIGH STROPE
    WASHINGTON - The mounting deaths and injuries to civilian contractors in Iraq could cost the federal government millions of dollars for hundreds of workers' compensation claims. Federal law requires all U.S. government contractors and subcontractors to obtain workers' compensation insurance for civilian employees who work overseas. If an injury or death claim is related to a "war-risk hazard," the War Hazards Compensation Act provides for government reimbursement to insurance carriers. Nearly half the 771 injury claims filed by U.S. contractors so far this year occurred in Iraq — 345. Of the 66 deaths reported as of last week, all but...