If death entered the world through Adam, why did dinosaurs die? And more! [Akin]

jimmyakin.com/wp-content/uploads/CatholicAnswersLogo-300x180.jpgIn this episode of Catholic Answers Live (hour 1 of 1/13/15), Jimmy answers the following questions:

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*]How do we account for the problem of evil prior to humanity?
*]Where is the evidence of the Real Presence in the Eucharist in the Bible?
*]Can you explain to me what was ironed out with the Lutheran Church in terms of justification during the papacy of Pope JP II?
*]Is there any set rule about a non-Catholic or a Catholic who is not in a state of grace receiving a blessing during Communion? If I consider taking a job that limits my ability to attend weekly Mass, would that be considered a sin?
*]Was God’s original plan for the world that there be no suffering?
*]How do I respond to my Protestant father-in-law about baptism and faith alone?
*]Is it morally wrong to do favors for my son like cleaning his house knowing he is cohabitating?
]Regarding blessings at Mass, I see this as a golden opportunity for me to find out why the person did not receive Holy Communion. Then I can try to help them correct the situation in a pastoral way.
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Would considering taking a job that would limit one’s attendance at weekly Mass be considered a sin? No. I wouldn’t consider considering a sin.

On this specific question, dinosaurs, and many other organisms, are not men.

Wherefore as by one man sin entered into this world, and by sin death; and so death passed upon all men, in whom all have sinned. – Romans 5:12 (emphasis added)

The passage can be interpreted to refer to the death of men, not of animals or plants.

HTH

rossum

Yeah but you’ve gotta admit that’s a funny question. :wink:

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