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Teresa was canonized by Pope Gregory XV in 1622 and was named a Doctor of the Church by Pope Paul VI on Sept.
Alphonsus Liguori, a Doctor of the Church and the patron saint of moral theologians, expressed clearly and unequivocally the duty of individual soldiers according to traditional Catholic just war theory: "Where a soldier understands a war to be unjust, he may not receive absolution for his sin unless he seeks, as quickly as possible, dismissal from the military and in the interim refrains from hostile acts.
a Doctor of the Church, explains that these words "it shall not be forgiven him either in this world or the next" prove that in the next life "some sins will be forgiven and purged away by a certain purifying fire.
On October 19, 1997, Pope John Paul II proclaimed her a Doctor of the Church, the third woman to be so recognized, in light of her holiness and the influence on the Church of her teaching on spirituality.
Teresa of Avila was proclaimed a doctor of the church, the first woman honored with this distinction.
She was just an uneducated lay woman, but Catherine of Siena was a gifted spiritual teacher during her life and a true Doctor of the Church for us today.
John Damascene, an early Church father and a Doctor of the Church.
But I can't forget the advice of Teresa of Avila, doctor of the church.
Bernard of Clairvaux, the great Cistercian mystic, abbot, and Doctor of the Church, took Urban's controversial theology yet another step further and argued that killing Muslims fell under the category of "malicide" (the killing of evil) rather than "homicide.
Several Catholic churches, missionary groups, seminaries, schools, and religious organizations such as the Order of the Salesians of Don Bosco will hold commemorative rites today in celebration of the Feast of Saint Francis de Sales, the patron of journalists and writers and a Doctor of the Church.
Fox's book is one of two new works released in October to coincide with Pope Benedict XVI's naming Hildegard the fourth woman doctor of the church.
AFTER all, he was a pope and a Doctor of the Church, and people don't call you "the Great" for nothing.

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