Mary’s Assumption Part 2

Mary vs Eve

Freedom to Chose

O happy fault

Origin and telos in choosing

Boethius & Plato

Fate & Providence using gyroscope as illustration

Doctrine & Dogma

Doctrine= all Church teaching in matters of faith & morals. Includes other teachings of the Church as well as dogmas.

Doctrineis the teaching of the Church on matters of faith and morals. All such teaching—or at least the basis for it—was handed down to the Church by Jesus and the apostles prior to the death of the last apostle.

Scripture refers to doctrine as “the faith which was once for all delivered to the saints” (Jude 1:3).

The truth that artificial contraception or euthanasia are sinful is doctrine. http://euthanasia.com/vatican.htmlCDF document

Dogma= is more narrowly defined as that part of doctrine which has been divinely revealed and which the church has formally defined and declared to be believed as revealed. Dogma is a subset of doctrine.