December 17, 2009 at 2:38 am #1961
…that deals with paranormal research and other phenomenons???December 17, 2009 at 2:47 am #9527
Not in the manner that the popular TV shows depict. There are priests who are selected as exorcists, because of their holiness, and experience with dealing with demons. These priests must have the permission of the local bishop to preform any exorcisms, and prior to permitting them the bishop requires that Medical and Psychiatric examinations are made in order to rule out any natural explination of the phenomina.
Some of the popular “Spook” shows who depict priests or a “Bishop” Robert McNamara, because they are either priests who have left the Catholic Church, or members of other churches that call their clergy priests. No priest who is loyal to his bishop would appear on these TV programs.December 17, 2009 at 3:07 am #9529
i asked this because during all soul’s day there are some shows here that interviews priests about why some people have a “third eye”…
and the priest says that the “third eye” is something that adam and eve used to have before they were expelled from paradise…-is this info from oral tradition??? or is it in the bible?December 17, 2009 at 3:53 am #9530
About Catholics TeamKeymaster"passionately_catholic":3bvi9iox wrote:i asked this because during all soul’s day there are some shows here that interviews priests about why some people have a “third eye”…
and the priest says that the “third eye” is something that adam and eve used to have before they were expelled from paradise…-is this info from oral tradition??? or is it in the bible?[/quote:3bvi9iox]
Sounds like a legend (myth) to me.December 17, 2009 at 5:01 am #9534
Hard to say without seeing the program, and also finding out the real affiliation of the priest. Some TV programs interview men who are not affiliated with the Roman Catholic or Orthodox Churches, but run their own “Catholic” Churches which teach all sorts of strange doctricnes.
Adam and Eve did have what thologians refer to as preternatural gifts before the fall. They had a superior intellect, and perfect health, no sickness, aging and they would not have died, they were described as walking with God in the garden, because their relationship with Him was so close. After the fall they lost these gifts.December 17, 2009 at 6:58 am #9538
but where did our theoogians get those info? did they get it from apocryphal books?December 17, 2009 at 8:48 pm #9549
Which information?December 18, 2009 at 2:26 am #9550
info about the preternatural giftsApril 7, 2010 at 7:27 am #9712
Sorry did not notice the question until now. The term comes from a compound of two latin words that mean Beyond Natural. We know that Humans after the fall did not “walk with God” as the Bible tells us Adam and Eve did in the Garden, nor do we have the other gifts described in the Bible before the fall.
We live in a world where English is the primary language used around the world. However Theologians and Science both use Greek and Latin to describe, and define concepts. So a word like Preternatural, which seems odd to us, is simply derived from a language we don’t use daily.April 8, 2010 at 12:28 am #9715
this reminds me of books about angelology and demonology, these books state some infos and names of angels and demons that are not in the bible, any ideas where these info came from?April 8, 2010 at 1:45 am #9716
There are any number of apocrophyl books and legends among both Jews and Early Chrisitans, many are good sources, but simply not part of Sacred Scripture, or Oral Tradition. It would be like a story about a cat up a tree that was not printed in the Newspaper or on the TV News. It still happened, even if it was not front page. There are good scholars who have access to and are able to determine the validity of some of these stories, as well as weed out those that are spurious.
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