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Catholic dogma, especially as related to Scripture. I have a doctorate in biblical theology [University of St. Thomas, Rome]. I do not answer questions concerning personal moral situations -- ones dealing with right and wrong [sin].

Experience in the area

I have taught Catholic thought in grade and high schools, and in college and universities.

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Catholic Biblical Association

Publications

Catholic Biblical Quarterly, The Bible Today.

Education/Credentials

Graduate degrees in theology from the Pontifical Gregorian University, in scripture from the Pontifical Biblical Institute, and a doctorate in theology from the Pontifical University of St. Thomas; all in Rome

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Recent Answers from Edward Bode

2017-03-19 Commion Ritual:

Oral traditions preceded written ones.    Probably, the earliest record of an oral tradition is 1 Cor 15:3-7., most likely formulated by 40 AD.  The Mass is a re-presentation of the sacrifice of on the

2017-03-14 Telling the future seems impossible:

Thanks, Charles, for your patience with my vacation.  I am familiar with the Latin phrase.  However, a decision has to be made on the particular event/situation. Also, there are associated issues with

2017-02-28 medjugorje:

I just read recently that the Holy Father has appointed someone to reach a decision about Medjugorje apparitions.  Previous research has been done but not formally evaluated  Personally, Al:       I am

2017-02-25 Non catholics:

Edwin, nice to hear from Singapore.  Yes, OK, to all your specific questions.  You would not be doing anything wrong for a person who is doing them in sincerity and devotion.  In fact these "sacramentals"

2017-02-23 The historical Jesus:

That is a good start.    However, the date of a written gospel does not mean that some of its contents [oral and written traditions]do not come from earlier times and may go back to the earliest years

 

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