Doctor of the Church


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(Roman Catholic Church) a title conferred on 33 saints who distinguished themselves through the orthodoxy of their theological teaching

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So I have been inviting my friends and participants in my workshops and retreats on Teilhard to consider signing a petition asking Francis to declare Teilhard a doctor of the church.
Hildegard of Bingen (1098 -1179), declared a doctor of the Church in 2012.
John Paul II declared her to be a doctor of the church in 1997 for her unique approach to Catholic spirituality.
Pope Plus IX proclaimed him a Doctor of the Church in 1871.
She had entered the Carmelite Convent in April 1888 and was declared a Saint in 1925 before being proclaimed Patroness of the missions in 1928 and Doctor of the Church on the centenary of her death in 1997.
On the centenary of her death in 1997, she was named a Doctor of the Church and began her posthumous travels with a trip to Brazil.
a Belgian Discalced Carmelite, has written a book that crystallizes the fruit of a lifetime of study and reflection on the works of Therese of Lisieux, saint and doctor of the Church.
In 1997, the centenary of her death, Pope John Paul II proclaimed her a Doctor of the Church, one of only three women to receive the honour.
As an advocate of a "sacred philology," Vergerio's Jerome fused the ideal of the classical Roman orator with that of the doctor of the Church, thereby helping Vergerio to defend the humanist program against those clerics who viewed it as too concerned with the ancient pagans.
In 1877, Pope Pius IX declared him a Doctor of the Church.
But then, Augustine had his bad times as we read in the Confessions, yet he is a saint and doctor of the church.
It's morbid but fascinating, an appropriately dramatic memento from the life of a woman who, despite being born privileged, used those hands to work, establish a more spiritually rigorous order of nuns, and write up a storm-enough to have her declared the patroness of writers and the first female Doctor of the Church.
Basil the Great, Doctor of the Church (330-379): "The right to receive Holy Communion in the hand is permitted only in times of persecution:' St.
He died in 367 and was declared a Doctor of the Church in 1851.
In 2012, Pope Benedict XVI formally declared Hildegard a saint and named her a doctor of the church.
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