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IMHO, there are a lot of misconceptions about Catholics.

I appreciate when someone is willing to engage in dialog no matter the intent.

I tried to be respectful and orthodox (correct) in my responses which I have contained below for future reference (especially certain links).
I'm trying to disconnect conflict:
- I'm NOT including the original dialog to which I responded; ONLY my replies in the SEQUENCE encountered.

The purpose here is NOT to present "an argument" ONLY information.

Bible quotations were on-line from: drbo.org
God is compassionate:

"And Jesus called together his disciples, and said: I have compassion on the multitudes, because they continue with me now three days, and have not what to eat, and I will not send them away fasting, lest they faint in the way." - Matthew 15:32
God is very clear:

"Then Jesus said to them: Amen, amen I say unto you: Except you eat the flesh of the Son of man, and drink his blood, you shall not have life in you." - John 6:54

There is food for the body; there is ALSO food for the soul.
Our ENTIRE universe & ALL it contains was & is God's creation.

God the Father (Creator), God the Son (Redeemer), God the Holy Spirit (Sanctifier) & they were ALL PRESENT at the beginning of creation. ONE God, 3 Persons.

Jesus is 100% Human (Body) & 100% Divine (Soul)
"That the God of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of glory, may give unto you the spirit of wisdom and of revelation, in the knowledge of him:" - Ephesians 1:17

You say: 5 senses - and their brains. Also, use your soul; pray (talk) to God, Jesus, the Holy Spirit & ASK for help.
A "leap of faith" is NOT "blind trust".

When you open a can of beans.. you expect to find beans inside & you had faith that you would find beans inside. Therefore you had a REASON to BELIEVE.

Humans did NOT know God until he revealed himself:

On line: drbo.org
It depends on what the parent teaches: stories or values.

Santa Clause originated as a Catholic Bishop giving to the poor; the bunny & egg signify the beginning of life; & the fairy an invention to inspire beyond reality.

IMHO secularized to pull away from Catholic teaching.
St. John baptized with water, Jesus baptizes with the Holy Spirit. (Ref: Mat 3:11)

Babies are born body & soul; would you wait to feed them until the age of reason? Parents accept the responsibility.

When do you start "speaking & teaching" English; at 7?
crisismagazine.com/2018/yes-virgi…
"And in the morning: Today there will be a storm, for the sky is red and lowering. You know then how to discern the face of the sky: and can you not know the signs of the times?" - Matthew 16:3 drbo.org

crisismagazine.com/2018/yes-virgi…
Hmmm.. I see a ton of discernment here:

crisismagazine.com/2018/yes-virgi…
Priests celebrate Holy Mass & administer Sacraments: explicitly "Sacraments" because they are "done" by Jesus, not by the Priest.

"And Jesus said to them: I am the bread of life: he that cometh to me shall not hunger: and he that believeth in me shall never thirst." -John 6:35
"And he answering, said: I was not sent but to the sheep that are lost of the house of Israel." - Matthew 15:24

"Jesus therefore said to them again: Amen, amen I say to you, I am the door of the sheep." - John 10:7

there are 35 NT verses with "sheep"; drbo.org/cgi-bin/s?q=sh…
Some rely on their senses; others on their faith:

"Jesus saith to him: Because thou hast seen me, Thomas, thou hast believed: blessed are they that have not seen, and have believed. - John 20:29
"And Jesus going out saw a great multitude: and he had compassion on them, because they were as sheep not having a shepherd, and he began to teach them many things." - Mark 6:34 drbo.org/cgi-bin/d?b=dr…
Amen = "so be it" (en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Amen )

God's law goes well beyond "nature"; IMHO, an EASY TO UNDERSTAND excellent explanation of what is called TRANSUBSTANTIATION can be read here: ewtn.com/faith/teaching…
God is NOT a side of a coin; glorify God ABOVE ALL things.

Faith is NOT reason-free; we have a REASON TO BELIEVE.

Things look like something based on their properties (called accidents), but, what something IS, is its essence (substance; NOT metaphor).

ewtn.com/faith/teaching…
".. He that continueth in the doctrine, the same hath both the Father and the Son." - 2 John 1:9

"And I say to thee: That thou art Peter; and upon this rock I will build my church, and the gates of hell shall not prevail against it." - Matthew 16:18 drbo.org
Jesus "struck" (PUN) an arrangement with Saul whose personal-change is reflect in his name change to Paul. St. Luke, his disciple wrote for Paul in Greek (not Aramaic). Roman 7:6 says God's law (Commandments) supersedes legal law; it supersedes EVERYTHING. drbo.org
Everything in nature glorifies God; everything in our entire universe glorifies God.

If what we say, think & write glorifies God, then it all compliments our nature and universe.

What evidence: Thomistic, Lonergan's, Fr. Spitzer's, Philosophy?

Are YOU not proof?
".. Sacrament. It is white, round, soft. The whiteness is not the bread, it is simply a quality that the bread has; the same is true of the roundness and the softness." Philosophers call the properties "accidents". What changes is SUBSTANCE.

Jesus said.

ewtn.com/faith/teaching…
Catholic Priests are all ordained (CONSECRATED) in the order of Melchizedek, a king & priest in the time of Abraham.

Pre-Melchizedek, sacrifice was human; he changed it to bread & wine (see link below)

Ordination is a sacrament: ewtn.com/v/experts/show…

ewtn.com/v/experts/show…
"Coin" - a term is see ONCE in the OT & ONCE in the NT..

"Shew me the coin of the tribute. And they offered him a penny." - Matthew 22:19

God is LOVE, MERCY, TRUTH.. above ALL things (like coin).

Suspect Caesar's coin is BS on both sides.

IMHO, focus on God, not coin.
My apologies for any spelling & grammar issues.

I could have made some corrections but did not want to alter my original replies.

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