TORN VEIL


#1

Could someone please explain the Catholic teaching on the temple veil that tore in half at the death of Christ, in comparison to a non-catholic view that lends itself to permitting personal interpretation of scriture.

I have a wonderful relationship with my uncle who loves Christ and is a faithful Baptist. He used this part of scripture to refute the role of our priests and the authority of the papacy.

He is a humble and good man who is trying to be supportive of my conversion and answer to God’s call to enter religious life. I find my self at a loss in explaining our personal acceptance of Christ and also that “we’re all in this together” as the mystical body.

Even posing this quesion I find myself at a loss-- Any input is appreciated.

Thanks—Kate- onaquest–to share the joy of faith with her uncle.


#2

There’s a thread currently running on this:

forums.catholic.com/showthread.php?t=12212&highlight=torn+curtain


#3

This may help:

ewtn.com/vexperts/showresult.asp?RecNum=359303&Forums=0&Experts=0&Days=3000&Author=&Keyword=curtain&pgnu=2&groupnum=0


#4

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