Please tell me your religious affiliation, and then respond to the questions below, noting whether it is based on personal opinion, or an actual tradition of the Catholic church. (Quotes would be nice. )
Do animals have souls? Plants? Bacteria? Non-living entities?
If the don’t, are they conscious of God? And how is that possible without a soul?
Animals can clearly make choices, so do they have Reason? And can they obey and/or disobey God? And if so, does such a choice make them righteous or sinful?