Did the Catholic Church ever come out with an official document that says anything to the contrary? Does the Holy Bible suggest anything to the contrary?
I usually read the Tanya every day and I find it interesting that Chabad believes in reincarnation and the incarnation of the soul. Not that they believe in reincarnation the way the Hindus do, but that they believe in it at all is something I now keep etched in my mind.
Taken from the Tanya:
All Jews are equally obliged to study the Torah and to observe its mitzvot; generally speaking, the resultant illumination from Above is likewise drawn down equally to them all. nevertheless, in a more specific way, in regard to this manifestation of light that radiates through the study of Torah and the performance of the commandments, not every nefesh (the lowest level of the soul) and ruach (“spirit”, a higher level of the soul) and neshamah (a yet higher level of the soul) is equal, for this depends on the period and time of their reincarnation and their coming into this world. Most souls of present generations are incarnations of souls that had descended into this world in earlier times; they descended once again in order to rectify some aspect of their previous incarnation. The degree of radiation the soul receives from Above through the performance of a particular mitzvah depends upon the era in which the soul finds itself in this world.