Doctor of the Church

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Noun1.Doctor of the Church - (Roman Catholic Church) a title conferred on 33 saints who distinguished themselves through the orthodoxy of their theological teaching; "the Doctors of the Church greatly influenced Christian thought down to the late Middle Ages"
Church of Rome, Roman Catholic Church, Roman Church, Western Church, Roman Catholic - the Christian Church based in the Vatican and presided over by a pope and an episcopal hierarchy
theologian, theologiser, theologist, theologizer - someone who is learned in theology or who speculates about theology
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| Canonized in 1925, she was declared Patroness of the Missions in 1927 and a Doctor of the Church in 1997.
A title like doctor of the church may be granted later by papal decree, but no one is ever assigned to a category of Greatness.
Alphonsus Mary de Liguori Parish in Magallanes Village, Makati City, in solemn commemoration of the Feast of Saint Alphonsus (San Alfonso) Maria de Liguori, a Doctor of the Church and founder of the Congregation of the Most Holy Redeemer, also known as the Redemptorists.
Saint Thomas Aquinas, because of his great intellectual work in the field of Sacred Science, has the privileged title of being the Universal Doctor of the Church. Of the great thinkers of the Church, he is the one that the Second Vatican Council has singled out as a guide for the understanding of the truths revealed by God.
Joseph in Philadelphia has been gathering signatures--more than 1,200 so far--for a petition asking Teilhard to be named a doctor of the church.
Declared the first woman doctor of the Church in 1970, St.
Bede was confirmed as a saint and a doctor of the Church - the only Englishman to be given that title - in 1899.
Pope Plus XII proclaimed Deitrich von Hildebrand the twentieth-century Doctor of the Church. In the collection of the writings of von Hildebrand called The Charitable Anathema (Roman Catholic Books) there is a chapter on the heresies and errors of de Chardin called "Teilhard de Chardin: Toward a New Religion" Von Hildebrand says, "I had the occasion to speak to Teilhard personally.
His belief that God commands us through our God-given desires is a novel way of viewing the world through the eyes of this Doctor of the Church. Rather than assuming an attitude of denial like some of his contemporaries, Aquinas held that passion was essential to human flourishing--with the necessary guidance of reason, of course.
"Calvin had a good term for it: being a 'doctor of the church.' It sounds a little highfalutin' but that's what I've felt my vocation is.
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 declared a Doctor of the Church on the centenary of her death in 1997.
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.

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