Originally Posted by CatherineOH
grannymh, great answers too, and thanks for finding the sections in the CCC
im not good with the copy I have, but remembered reading those sections. they are part of why I converted.
The whole group of paragraphs 355 - 421 is why after many, many decades, I have grown in my faith. Paragraph 410 which begins "After his fall, man was not abandoned by God." is my beacon of hope.
As to the material anatomy of Adam, I like to think that God used matter in the same way that most of nature is living matter. Plants, animals, and humans are living organisms composed of cells. All that is amazing to me. Maybe someday, I will get past the amazement and ask the "how" question. Currently, I have come across some interesting answers Maybe I will decide that one of them is correct. I sure hope I do not lose my amazement in the process.