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  Doctor of the Church - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Ambrose, Augustine of Hippo, Jerome, and Pope Gregory I were the original Doctors of the Church and were named in 1298.
Catherine of Siena and John of the Cross wrote mystic theology.
Augustine of Hippo and Bellarmine defended the Church against heresy.
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 Doctor of the Church: Facts and details from Encyclopedia Topic   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-06)
The pope is the catholic bishop and patriarch of rome, and head of the roman catholic church and the eastern catholic churches....
Canonization is the process of making someone into a saint and involves proving that a candidate has lived in such a way that he or she is worthy of sainthood....
Cyril of jerusalem was a distinguished theologian of the early church (315 - 386)....
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 Doctor articles on Encyclopedia.com
Doctors of the Church DOCTORS OF THE CHURCH [Doctors of the Church] see Fathers of the Church.
Bernard of Clairvaux, Saint BERNARD OF CLAIRVAUX, SAINT [Bernard of Clairvaux, Saint], 1090?-1153, French churchman, mystic, Doctor of the Church.
Theresa, Saint THERESA, SAINT [Theresa, Saint] (Theresa of Ávila), 1515-82, Spanish Carmelite nun, Doctor of the Church, one of the principal saints of the Roman Catholic Church, one of the greatest mystics, and a leading figure in the Counter Reformation.
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 Saint Therese of Lisieux: Doctor of the Universal Church by Steven Payne, OCD
In choosing as a Doctor of the Church this young woman--who died at twenty-four and was unable to attend any university or engage in strict systematic study--the Church was departing from tradition and breaking new ground.
First, it provides a thorough overview of the historical development and contemporary state of processes for designating 'doctors of the Church.' Second, it traces in detail the process involved in the caseof St. Thérèse of Lisieux, including all the arguments that were offered for and against her doctorate.
The final process of deciding about Thérèse's doctorate was a 'rush job,' with all the documents compiled, all the theological opinions solicited, and all the votes held between February and June of 1997 (the centenary of her death).
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 CATHOLIC ENCYCLOPEDIA: Doctors of the Church
In the Western church four eminent Fathers of the Church attained this honour in the early Middle Ages: St.
The "four Doctors" became a commonplace among the Scholastics, and a decree of Boniface VIII (1298) ordering their feasts to be kept as doubles in the whole Church is contained in his sixth book of Decretals (cap.
In practice the procedure consists in extending to the universal church the use of the Office and Mass of a saint in which the title of doctor is applied to him.
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 Biography St. Augustine   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-06)
The Eastern church had difficulty with the doctrine, because in trying to understand the Trinity’s existence in historical sequence they were often forced to give priority to the Father.
The organized church had been stressed in his anti-Donatist writings, but in the City of God it appears only as the body of believers whose citizenship is in heaven, the wheat among the tares on earth.
The Eastern church had not had such a clear view of sin and the grace of God; most Latin church fathers before Augustine (except Ambrose) treated the gospel only as a new law to be observed.
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 New Catholic Dictionary: Doctors of the Church
They are extolled by the Church not primarily as witnesses of her faith (as are the Fathers), but on account of their brilliant exposition and skilful defense of Catholic doctrine.
Doctor irrefragabilis, which enthusiastic scholars of the Middle Ages bestowed on renowned professors, this title is official.
Owing to their title, the Doctors of the Church enjoy a special authority in the Church, though not all in the same degree nor in the same manner.
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There are three requirements for naming someone a Doctor: (1) holiness that is truly outstanding, even among saints; (2) depth of doctrinal content; and (3) an extensive body of writings which the Church can recommend to her members as free from error and faithful to her authentic tradition.
Finally, we need a Doctor of the Church, a woman who, in the best of times and in the worst of times, to the last breath of life steadfastly maintained, "I have never been interested in anything but the truth!" and who never faltered in proclaiming it.
By placing her in the Doctor's Chair and putting on her shoulders the Doctor's Gown, the Church calls us all to sit at the feet of this astonishing young woman, to restudy the Gospel and be filled anew with its light.
www.catholic.net /RCC/Periodicals/Dossier/nov97/doctor.html   (2527 words)

 Doctor (disambiguation) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Doctor of the Church, an esteemed Catholic theologian
The Doctor (comics), a comic-book character in the Wildstorm universe, a member of The Authority
Doctor blade, a blade pressed to a moving surface to smooth or to remove unwanted substances, often used in industrial processes such as offset printing
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 Circle of Prayer - Doctors of the Church
Doctors of the Church, what the title means and the various people throughout history endowed with this title.
The 33 Doctors of the Church are listed in chronological order with a link to some information about each one.
Already Patroness of the Missions, she was proclaimed the third woman Doctor of the Church by Pope John Paul II on October 19th, 1997.
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 Amazon.com: Doctors Of The Church : Thirty-Three Men and Women Who Shaped Christianity: Books: Bernard McGinn   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-06)
Doctors of the Church have been so named because they have provided critical insight into the life, practice, spirituality and definition of the church at key historical points, and have done so in such as way as to endeavour to teach and otherwise impart this knowledge to others.
The Patristic Doctors are the notables among the early church fathers, in the post-apostolic age to the close of the early round of church councils.
The most important aspect of the Doctors of the Church is without a doubt their continuing influence in the development of life, practice, thinking and spirituality of all of Christianity.
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 Catholic Culture : Document Library : Homily at Mass Proclaiming St. Therese of Lisieux a Doctor of the Church
Nevertheless, from this day forward she will be honored as a doctor of the church, an outstanding recognition which raises her in the esteem of the entire Christian community far beyond any academic title.
Therese of the Child Jesus and the Holy Face is the youngest of all the doctors of the church, but her ardent spiritual journey shows such maturity and the insights of faith expressed in her writings are so vast and profound that they deserve a place among the great spiritual masters.
I understood that if the church had a body composed of different members, the most necessary and most noble of all could not be lacking to it, and so I understood that the church had a heart and that this heart was burning with love.
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 JLC Preferred Partner: The Church Doctor
The purpose of the Church Growth Center is to participate in the transformational change of Christians and churches for the effective implementation of the Lord's Great Commission to make disciples of all peoples (Matthew 28:19-20).
The Church Growth Center is a non-profit ministry, evangelical in tone and Christ-centered.
One of the first things that happened with Church Doctor Ministries is that they conducted a survey within the congregation and we found out that the members didn't really understand the true mission of the church.
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 St. Therese of Lisieux
This time it is to consider the meaning and significance of the title Doctor of the Church, which, as Pope John Paul II announced recently in Paris at the International Gathering of Youth, he will officially bestow on her in Rome on October 19, 1997, International Mission Sunday.
This flow of petitions in favor of the doctorate became official in 1932 on the occasion of the inauguration of the crypt of the Basilica at Lisieux, which was accompanied by a congress at which five cardinals, fifty bishops, and a great number of faithful participated.
Doctor of the Experience of a God Both Merciful and Near to Us The rediscovery of the paternal-maternal face of God was the starting point of a new path to holiness that our sister trod, especially from 1894, as she experienced more and more her own weakness.
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 Saint Bernard of Clairvaux. Cistercian Doctor of the Church, Last of the Fathers. By M. Basil Pennington OCSO.
Bernard, the founding abbot of Clairvaux Abbey in Burgundy, was one of the most commanding Church leaders in the first half of the twelfth century as well as one of the greatest spiritual masters of all times and the most powerful propagator of the Cistercian reform.
He was born in Fontaines-les-Dijon in 1090 and entered the Abbey of Citeaux in 1112, bringing thirty of his relatives with him, including five of his brothers-- his youngest brother and his widowed father followed later.
Pope Pius VII declared him a Doctor of the Church in 1830.
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 Questions and Answers   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-06)
The term "Doctor of the Church" is a title of honor that was first attributed to those of the Fathers who were most eminent in the wisdom of their writings and the holiness of their lives.
Moreover if they did not have the eminent book learning of Sacred Theology that is generally associated with a Doctor of the Church, they most assuredly did have infused knowledge from God, allowing their words and writings to make a profound impact on the history and development of the Church.
From careful study of the writings of St. Therese of the Child Jesus and from the resonance they have had in the Church, salient aspects can be noted of her 'eminent doctrine', which is the fundamental element for conferring the title of Doctor of the Church (Ibid.).
www.sspx.ca /Angelus/2002_August/Questions.htm   (1522 words)

 Fr. Hardon Archives - Lessons from the Newest Doctor of the Church for the Catholic Academy
“Doctor of the Church” is the title given since the Middle Ages to certain saints, whose writing or teaching is outstanding for guiding the faithful in all periods of the Church’s history.
Among the lessons that this youngest Doctor of the Church teaches us, is the lesson of unswerving faith in spite of years of dryness of spirit and aridity of heart.
Our Doctor of the Church says she wished she could put down how she feels about this apparent contradiction between generosity in loving God and the absence of spiritual consolation.
www.therealpresence.org /archives/Saints/Saints_028.htm   (1551 words)

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Augustine of Hippo, Bishop and Doctor of the Church (354–430)
Gregory of Nazianzus, Archbishop of Constantinople and Doctor of the Church (†390)
Anselm of Aosta or of Canterbury, Bishop and Doctor of the Church (1033–1109)
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 St. Therese, Doctor of the Church
From careful study of the writings of St Thérèse of the Child Jesus and from the resonance they have had in the Church, salient aspects can be noted of her "eminent doctrine", which is the fundamental element for conferring the title of Doctor of the Church.
In addition to the words of Scripture and the Church's doctrine, Thérèse was nourished as a youth by the teaching of the Imitation of Christ, which, as she herself acknowledges, she knew almost by heart (cf.
Thérèse of the Child Jesus is not only the youngest Doctor of the Church, but is also the closest to us in time, as if to emphasize the continuity with which the Spirit of the Lord sends his messengers to the Church, men and women as teachers and witnesses to the faith.
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 THE SERMONS OF SAINT ANTONY OF PADUA   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-06)
He was awarded a Doctorate in Philosophy by the University of Bristol in 1999 for his research into the writings of St Antony of Padua.
His Doctoral dissertation is entitled "The Concordance of Scripture: The homiletic and exegetical methods of St Antony of Padua".
This ark is veiled by the wings of the cherubim when it is protected and defended by the preaching of both the New and the Old Testaments from the heat of worldly prosperity, from the rain of carnal desire, and from the thunder of diabolic temptation.
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 Sanctuaire de Sainte Thérèse   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-06)
But for the Doctorate he said "no" because she was a woman.
It was thus on October 19, 1997, Mission Sunday, at St Peter's in Rome, that John Paul II proclaimed St Thérèse of Lisieux a Doctor of the Church.
She found the Church like a place of communion and love where the Holy Spirit is first.
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 doctor - Definitions from Dictionary.com
doctor the soup with a dash of sherry.
was ejected because he doctored the ball with a piece of sandpaper.
The doctors of the law were principally of the sect of the
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 Anselm -- Strange Doctor, Stranger Man
One of the 32 Doctors of the Roman Catholic Church is St. Anselm.
History and contemporary practice have shown the Roman Catholic Church to be remarkably tolerant of grave sins habitually engaged in by its clerics.
Ask yourselves whether the hierarchy of the Roman church have faithfully discharged the responsibilities they have arrogated to themselves to preserve and teach the Word of God and to watch over the deposit of faith they say has been entrusted solely to their care.
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The teaching of the Catholic Church with regard to the veneration of relics is summed up in a decree of the Council of Trent (Sess.
Neither has the Church ever pronounced that any particular relic, not even that commonly venerated as the wood of the Cross, as authentic; but she approves of honour being paid to those relics which with reasonable probability are believed to be genuine and which are invested with due ecclesiastical sanctions.
It has long been customary especially in churches which possessed large collections of relics, to keep one general feast in commemoration of all the saints whose memorials are there preserved.
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 Dr. of Church
They desire that he be bestowed with the most prominent and ultimate title of the great protagonists of Christianity: that of Doctor of the Church.
And then to definitively become a Doctor of the Church, or, that is, master of the doctrine of the Faith.
The goal is to obtain an official declaration on the part of the Church that attests to the supernaturality of the phenomenon of the wounds that cost the Capuchin religious, from their appearance in 1918, painful inquests and inspections in the part of the Vatican authorities.
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 St. Bernard Of Clairvaux Abbot, Doctor Of The Church - 1153 [Free Republic]
Bernard Of Clairvaux Abbot, Doctor Of The Church - 1153 [Free Republic]
According to one historian, he had "carried the twelfth century on his shoulders." Doctor Mellifluus, the Honey-Sweet Doctor, as he was called for his eloquence, had been the counselor of prelates and the reformer of disciplines; his writings have continued to inspire the faithful.
Saint Bernard of Clairvaux, Abbot, Doctor of the Church.
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 Catholic Culture : Document Library : The Thirtieth Doctor of the Church
A biography of St. Lawrence of Brindisi who was canonzied by Pope Leo XIII and declared a Doctor of the Church by Pope John XXIII.
In his homily at Mass on the occasion of the canonization of Lawrence of Brindisi, Pope Leo XIII said: "The canonization of saints is always a subject of joy to the Catholic Church and her visible Head.
He traveled over Europe in the interests of the Church and the Order, and frequently he was called upon to act as the confidant and legate of popes and kings.
www.catholicculture.org /docs/doc_view.cfm?recnum=6136   (3061 words)

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